State & Main Kitchen + Bar - Cambridge

4.1
75 reviews
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
At State & Main we believe in intersections. We celebrate the crossing of paths. We herald the spot where one road meets another. We toast the mash ups that create new things. Because at State & Main we live for connections. Connections between old friends and new acquaintances, and great food and good times. Since we opened our doors in 2012, there’s been craft beers and cocktails at the bar, reimagined scratch-made favourites on the menu and great tunes filling our easygoing atmosphere. And all for the purpose of bringing the best things in life together in one perfect place. This is that place. With over 20 locations across Canada and the US, State & Main offers the fresh made, hand-crafted food our guests expect coupled with an inviting beer and spirits line-up to quench any and every thirst. So we say, when you find yourself at a crossroads, sit back, order a drink, ponder the menu and make a connection at State & Main.
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food. Accommodating staff. Nice interior. Would recommend to friends and would definitely go back. The chicken club was especially good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service absolutely WOW’d me, which is a challenging thing to do since I am in the service industry. Food was a wait but worth it when it arrived.

JW
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was okay but the drinks are expensive. $10 plus tax for a 22oz IPA and $8 for a 16 oz Stella Artois !
Over $30 for 3 drinks.

TP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Met friends for drinks and appetizers. Great atmosphere, excellent service by friendly staff. Recommend the Bang Bang Shrimp and the pretzel with cheese dip

SR
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been here before and ordered the shrimp appy, so we ordered it this time. It was over cooked, very crispy :(
I ordered the fish and chips and it was a little too greasy.
This won't stop us from coming back. Everyone has an off day :)

MS
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good. Servers were awesome. We weren't ready to order right away, they brought our drinks and left us alone to talk until we were ready. I really liked that.

FJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

When I arrived there was no one to greet us or seat us. The server was lovely even though she was flirty with my date.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Mother’s Day

IN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Server wasn’t that attentive .
Food wasn’t prepared to customer specs so some items had to be redone so some could eat & others got theirs too late to be enjoyed .
Busser placed food on table without clarifying whose order it was.
Managers need to manage your staff better or replace them with competent staff.

CW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

This was a very disappointing brunch and it was on Mother's Day. We chose State & Main for this occasion because we had been there before a couple of times and it was good. Not sure as to what was going on this time but the service was slow, they ran out of orange juice by 11:30am and my meal sat under the heat light for a long time because my eggs were all dried up. I am not normally one to complain unless things are really bad, because I get it "stuff happens" but when I brought it politely to the supervisor's attention all she said was "ya it is Mother's Day so we are really busy". Not the right answer!!! Should never be the customer's fault for the businesses issues. That is customer service 101.

KL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

reservation for 3 people. 3 meals ordered
lettuce wraps, very good, like heat, but possibly a bit too spicy
pacific noodle bowl, nice flavour, could ad as much heat as you wanted. large portion
original eggs benidict, disapointing. fruit skewer was laughable, wouldve been better to just have an orange slice on the plate. eggs benedict were fine, served with tator tots. the entire appearance was very skimpy & not filling for the price. would not order again.
the server was very good, and extremely well mannered & willing to please. unfortunately he appeared to be runoff his feet, (i believe he was also the barteneder), while other servers were hard to find & moved quite slowly

V
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My steak salad with blue cheese was delicious. But my french onion soup was overpriced. Also, the cheese sauce for the pretzel bites was too thin and had too much beer flavour. Fonally, the tables and seats were too high. You need lower tables eith regular sized chairs.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mothers Day dinner

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really good, with good value.

SD
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was here for a family celebration and was pleased with both the service and the food. The menu has good variety and everyone was able to find something they liked.
Prices were reasonable also. Will definitely visit again.

M
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was average, although the descriptions sounded delicious. My fish tacos had very little fish, and lots of lettuce.

NP
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were 7 at a table and the waitress was wonderful. Food and drinks came quickly and she was consistent in coming to our table to make sure we had everything we needed.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed that there was no lamb and no broccolini and no hot sides available!!! How does that happen?

NG
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

First time visiting State & Main and the food was surprisingly disappointing. The jalepano mac n cheese was dripping grease, the butter chicken had only a little chicken in it (mostly rice & sauce), the lamb in the lamb tacos was minimal and had very little flavour, and the ceasar salad was tiny, the equivilant of one leaf of romaine (not joking). The best part of the meal was the spicy sauce that came with the tacos. That was perfect. The atmosphere was nice, but food was so disappointing. We had higher hopes for the quality and flavour from a higher end restaurant like this.

VB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My office around the corner. We bring clientele there for lunch every couple of weeks since it opened. Never had poor service, or been disappointed with a meal

A
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My only complaint is we went for a long time with empty drinks, and a long time with a dessert menu that we both felt full by the time the waitress came back.

She was very pleasant and we were otherwise pleased with our service but I feel like we have been elsewhere and most waitresses will check drinks on their way by, so you’re not left sitting without especially at 3$ a pop. Also, had to take ketchup from another table when they left because no one asked if we wanted any when our food came out.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a 7:15 reservation and we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. We also requested high top seating and this request wasn’t honoured. If I book a reservation I expect to be seated on time. Food was good, and our server was okay.

M
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Server was great, very quick, would like to see more items on the happy hour menu or changed a bit. Overall good meal but a little on the expensive side.

BC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and value. Lots of menu options . Burger was great. As was butternut squash soup.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Felt they were understaffed . Realize it was a very busy day but service was slow . Found the fish in the tacos was skimpy and over cooked

G
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing as always but unfortunately they were short staffed and we were there for almost 2 hours at lunchtime. Not being fully staffed at Christmas time was a big disappointment.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great girl date to catch up!

ST
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Sweet potato fries were burnt.
Martini was only ok.

AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have Ben here before and always enjoy the experience. The staff is very good.

OT
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow at beginning -- and then checked in too often (maybe to compensate?). Only 1 in 4 enjoyed their food, and they just ordered the hummus platter.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I made a reservation for my boyfriends birthday and specifically put this in my special notes for the reservation along with the request for a high chair. The high chair was at the table but not once was a birthday recognized. On top of the note there was a birthday card on the table the entire night. Very disappointed nothing was said or done for this. Never been somewhere where they do nothing when you’ve chosen to go there specifically to celebrate a special occasion and did everything to make them aware of it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s 22nd birthday. Excellent service from Alex, she was an amazing server!

DT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was good. Food was a little slow but it was quite busy at the time so we understood.
Would come back for a team event again

MK
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service, a little loud with music. Hard to have a conversation . Overall great food and service.

g
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Had to return 3 plates of food due to being cold first. Then one of the first dishes the dish had to be returned again as it was under-cooked. Pasta was very chewy . I am regular at this restaurant so it was very disappointing on my son 20th birthday meal with his aunt over from the UK to experience this low quality of food. Our server was really helpful and tried her best but what can she do when the kitchen cant even cook pasta correctly.

JC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I appreciated that they were able to veganize a few options on their menu but it would be nice to see more in the future. :) None of us liked the overly loud and rather crappy music. I didn't expect that at all as the photos for this restaurant looked like it was a nice and more up-scale establishment (but with reasonable prices). Nice soft background music would be appreciated so people don't have to yell at each other when attempting to have a conversation over lunch.

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Bad service, people that got there after us got their food before us. We waiting almost an hour for our food

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my first time at your restaurant. As we walked from the parking lot there at the bottom of the steps were a pile of cigarette butts, this was not a very good first impression. I enjoyed my meal and everything else was great but the butts were certainly a turn off. Thanks for asking

KI
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with State and Main. The menu is a good mix for adventurous and non adventurous eaters. Our server was excellent.

EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food but waiter was not easy to flag down and a wrong appetizer was brought to our table. However the problem was corrected. Overall, very happy with our dining experience.

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