Russell House Tavern
Server was very courteous, but the kitchen was slow. All brunch dishes were a 5, except the kale bowl. The cauliflower was indistinguishable from the quinoa and Brussels were not cooked enough for my liking. Burger and fries were great and the stuffed French toast was especially good.
really bad service, both orders of steak were overcooked
We booked a last minute table on a Sunday afternoon for my birthday with no issues. The courtyard tables were separated by plexiglass and all other tables were spread out. We had our own heater, which was perfect since it was a little chilly. The food and drinks were excellent, the ambience was lovely and the service was impeccable. Definitely one of my favorite places in Boston for cocktails and oysters!
I’ll start off by saying I give restaurants a lot of credit for operating during a pandemic. With that being said, there were a bunch of things that when added up created a less than enjoyable experience at Russell House. My table of 6 went here for brunch, two of us ordered the burger, 2 the Nashville hot chicken sandwich, and the other 2 ordered a pizza. The burgers were over done and tasted charred, the Nashville hot chicken sandwiches were not spicy at all but otherwise fine, and the pizza was just okay. Additionally, the waiter was not attentive at all and did not seem busy with other tables. For these reasons, I give the experience a 3 out of 5, plenty of better options with the same price point in Cambridge!
Been here a couple times. I have a friend that used to work here and the first time I went was about a year ago. this weekend, I'm glad to say, nothing has changed. good vibes only
Service was somewhat slow but the waitress was really friendly. Appetizers took 25 minutes for the corn and oysters. Corn appetizer was delicious but came out actually cold, not as if it was hot and took a while but like actually straight from the fridge. Nashville chicken sandwich had no spice at all for being called a hot chicken sandwich and spots of the breading were burnt, and the salad it came with was just lettuce - no detectable dressing. The bun and ranch were delicious though. Drinks were fantastic, ambiance was beautiful - like the outdoor seating option. Maybe just an off night for the chef.
Cozy spot with great outdoor seating
Great food and service
I love Russell House. I really enjoy their cocktails, but this is my first visit since Covid and they really weren’t up to their standard. I ordered two always sunnies and they were both different and did not meet their pre-Covid standard. We also ordered a Moscow mule, something that we really enjoy because they make their own ginger beer, this was also not up to their pre-Covid standards of yumminess. I also ordered my FAVORITE Jonah crab cakes and they were prepared substantially differently from their standard. I’ve ordered these countless times and was extremely disappointed not to get what I was expecting. There were also rancid nuts in the cheese platter, which was frustrating. I’m sure they have lost staff, but revisit your recipe books and go back to the old recipes and make sure you’re consistent in the execution. I really love Russell House, I hope they can find their footing again in the new normal.
Outdoor dining experience was really quite nice. Nice job with service and ambiance.
The menu is rather limited. Hopefully it is just for the current troubled times. Overall a nice experience and a good vibe. Good for a dinner with friends as well as for a date. Meat and fish were really good. Fries not that much (really soft and got cold in a minute): you can go better with other sides.
We were so pleased to see proper social distancing in action at Russell House. We had a comfortable, delightful, and delicious dinner. Looking forward to returning.
It was nice place overall I just think the chicken was a small mishap. I would still here again.
My wife and I wanted to enjoy a nice night of oysters and cocktails, and Russell house definitely delivered
Beautiful outside seating (they have inside too) very clean and safe. Delicious entrees nicely plated. Wonderful service -a perfect night out!
All food was great except for the veggie pasta dish - very flavorless unfortunately. Good service. One of our favorites.
The menu was inventive and reasonably priced. Our server was professional and very conscientious about safety protocols. Our meals looked like something out of a food blogger's dreams and tasted even better. I'm sad my stomach couldn't hold more, or I would have tried everything! This is a charming restaurant that is handling the pandemic in the best possible way. Looking for an excuse to go back immediately!
Always a joy! Even during COVID, prompt service. Highly recommend. Sitting inside downstairs can sometimes be ideal as the dining environment upstairs is crowded & noisy.
Food at Russell House was great. The traffic noise was particularly excessive, but I was happy to have the outdoor option. My only complaint is being told when I sat down that I could only stay for 90 minutes. This felt unwelcoming to me and not necessary.
Great spot for couples or small groups and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Very much enjoyed the food and the whippersnapper drink as well and highly recommend. Will be back.
Been there several times during visits to Cambridge.
Cheers to Russell House Tavern for continuing to deliver delicious food with fine service even in the current environment. RHT is an oasis in the chaos and a familiar touch point that provides a safe and satisfying restaurant outing. The addition of the Lemonade Stand for libations and take-out is a genius :)
Mushroom Leak Pizza, RHT Burger, and oyster selection are familiar friends. The rotating dessert specials are well-worth the indulgence. Check out the summer salad and salmon before the season winds down.
The ownership made it very comfortable to dine indoors during the COVID-19 crisis. We all felt safe and cared for. The menu and the alcohol selection was good and the service was friendly and prompt.
Fantastic speak-easy vibe when dining downstairs! The Moscow mule, crab cakes, and lobster roll where absolutely delicious. Earlier in the day, we stopped by the “Lemonade Stand” for a cold beverage to enjoy while we explored Cambridge. We will definitely be back!
Food was delicious and the service was spot on!
Great time, great food and atmosphere - recommend it for casual dining
Wonderful quiet nook to dine in. Delicious cocktails, street corn, & confit wings.
They’re doing a great job!
Delicious food & cocktails, good music, great ambience (alley way seating), and the service was wonderful. Tables are well spaced out. I will definitely be back!
Great patio space and delicious drinks!
The wings were outstanding!! Good food, good service
I love the nighttime vibe with the backyard garden seating.. The mushroom&leek pizza was DELICIOUS especially the dough..Thank you!
Great food and service!
Excellent atmosphere, great service and food!
Was able to snag a seat outside to catch up with someone over lunch. Service was spot on and food was delicious and good value too. Lunch is always cheaper than dinner, but even with that in mind they punched above their weight here in the quality/value area. Folks should try and find 90 minutes to drop by for lunch during the week.
The R Benie was great! It was delicious, and the outdoor seating was nice.
Excellent food and service.
They did a good job with social distancing; all the tables were far from one another. They deep cleaned each table after use
Great service and food!
Excellent choice for my oyster club. the outside seating was great and not too loud.
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OpenTable ダイナー2091名によるRussell House Tavernの評価は4.5☆です。