Category: Traditional American, French, $$$, Bar Menu, Bar Scene, Brunch, Business Dining, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Historic Setting, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List, Notable Wine List, Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual Date Spot, Bistros, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Restaurants
Neighborhood: West Cambridge
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-12am; Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, 5pm-12am
Features: Full bar
Features: Outdoor Seating
Features: Good For Groups
Features: Serves Lunch
Features: Reservations suggested
Features: Late Night
Alcohol: Full Bar
Features: Kid Friendly
Features: Private Party
Features: Reservations Accepted
What to Drink: In addition to an excellent beer selection (rotating drafts, plus bottles and respectable cans), two bar taps gush with local Westport Rivers wine. If youâ€™re thinking cocktails, The Scottish Play--10-year Laphroaig Scotch, Cynar, Aperol, Drambuie--is consistently exceptional.
Save Money: Several plates are available in smaller or larger portions, with proportionally scaled prices, including the Caesar salad and Painted Hills steak tartare.
Where to Sit: Pick your poison: The tucked-away patio is grand on a warm day, the sun-drenched upstairs seating is perfect for a quick bite, and the cavernous downstairs bar and lounge is best for carousing with a group.
When to Go: A late-night bar menu is available until midnight every day, and brunch is served on weekends.
Fun Fact: Russell House Tavern is part of the Grafton Group of restaurants, including Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Redline and Irish Village.