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Amuse, Cambridge, MA
Amuse, Cambridge, MA
Amuse, Cambridge, MA
Amuse, Cambridge, MA
Amuse, Cambridge, MA

Amuse

3.5
3.5
105 Reviews
$31 to $50
French / American
Enjoy your favorite New England classics at Amuse Restaurant where our chef is creating a culinary experience from fresh fried codfish sandwich to our signature smoked salmon fillet with crimson lentil broth. Amuse Restaurant serves New England classic cuisine to inspire our locale and can be reserved for private dining groups of 10 to 100 guests for corporate and social occasions.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French / American
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 1:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (617) 494-0011
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Graeham Henderson
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (617) 551-0312
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross Street
    Massachusetts
  • Parking Details
    Amuse offers parking in a garage located adjacent to the Hotel. For your convenience, valet parking is available at a discounted rate.
  • Public Transit
    From Boston: Take MBTA red line to Central Square station. Exit to street, then cross Mass Ave. Go left 3 blocks & take first right after fire station onto Sidney Street. Walk down 1 block & entrance to Sidney's Grille is left on Green Street.<br />From Harvard Square-Alewife: Same as above except stay on same side of street upon exit.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 1.5Value

NoiseModerate

105 Reviews
  1. Foodievig

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We went somewhere else because they only served in lobby. Dining room closed. They need to tell you that when you call as I did.

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  2. JudithV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I wanted to have a nice affordable lunch in an elegant atmosphere. We were thrilled Amuse was not crowded and that we could actually hear each other. Our lunch was delicious,and we all had different things...so everyone was satisfied.My Cobb salad was the best one of its kind I've had ever. Our waiter was delightful. and so we had a really terrific experience at Amuse and will definitely go back again!

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  3. Kresen

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A very pleasant room, high-ceilinged and bright. Quiet when there are few people there; probably noisy when crowded, because all surfaces are hard. The menu is varied; the food was well prepared and arrived fairly quickly. Service was somewhat brusque but was efficient.

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  4. Naveen

    West Palm Beach

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great place to have a conversation. Great service - waiters were super easy going about bringing more bread etc. The buratta with pumpkin puree was excellent. So was the creme brulee.

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  5. xfiddler

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful soup, not too salty. Crab cake and lobster roll and salad all wonderful. Service very helpful.

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  6. Lauren

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the lobster rolls to the squash ravioli to the steak frites was absolutely delicious. The staff is super friendly to boot.

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  7. Specialtime

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The employees and food were great!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was closed even though we had a confirmed reservation and we were asked to sit in the hotel lobby near the bar to have brunch. It was weird eating while people in outdoor clothes were going around with their luggage

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  9. SharonM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Apparently we were there off season and the dining room wasn't open. Food was good, service was great (thanks Liza) but we had to sit in the bar area. I would go back again.

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  10. MargaretD

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived and the restaurant was locked. We were unable to dine there, even though we had made the reservation and it was confirmed. Very disappointing.

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  11. Diner

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    1.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Aside from the accommodating manager, this was the most unusual dining experience we have ever experienced! We made reservations through Open Table for 630pm. When we arrived at 630, the restaurant was locked (this is a restaurant in a hotel). We inquired and the manager was summoned. He insisted that we could have dinner, unlocked the door and sat us down. The bar tender then became our waiter and took our drink orders. The menu was entirely different than what was listed on Open Table! The manager offered some excuse that the restaurant was under new management but no explanation why our reservation was not recognized or why the restaurant was not open on a busy Saturday evening. This was an out of body experience! I would request that Open Table investigate what is going on.

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  12. MarcelM

    Greater Boston

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Menu was completely different from the one Shown on open table. Atmosphere was inexistent. Food was good. Would definitely NOT Recommend this so called Restaurant

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  13. lamademoiselle

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve dined several times here and was craving their steak. Maybe it’s because I dined at a late hour; however, the food was not good at all. The steak was over and under cooked, the sauce was off and the potatoes were a weird kind of chewy. I will dine again, but stay away from the steak.

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  14. lamademoiselle

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The eggs used today were different than those I had the day before. Everything else was wonderful!

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  15. RichardH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was empty so it struggled a bit in terms of atmosphere. Decor was nice and food was good.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant wasn’t open? Just at bar?

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  17. DerrickA

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The reservation for 5pm was made via OpenTable; the restaurant was not scheduled to open until 5:30 pm according to the menu outside. We were there at 5:30; the door was still locked. we were there until 5:40 and the door was STILL locked. Can't say anything about the food, but the service (in terms of just getting into the restaurant) was lousy. I will not give it another chance without some serious need.

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  18. law3

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    More people need to know about this well kept secret. Great food, great service and great ambiance.

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  19. nins

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was super impressed by every single dish. Wow!!!

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  20. mkp15

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Basic hotel restaurant. Not a good brunch spot.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New chef. Very exotic menu, hidden gem!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice quite atmosphere, good location from MIT

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone at Amuse went out of their way to make our evening special. The Chef came to our table to check in with us and congratulate our son. Best hot baguettes we've ever had at any restaurant. Comprehensive updated menu with something for everyone. This restaurant should be more difficult to get into. I think it's easier access is due to being situated in the beautiful but business oriented Meridian.

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  24. Lulu

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    What a joke. Neither the waiter nor the manager could answer even the most basic question about the wine on the menu. The waiter's clothes were filthy and he smelled so strongly of B.O., it was breathtaking. The place was filthy and the staff were inhospitable. I felt more like i was in a chintzy airport hotel than in cambridge. We left before we ordered and had to suffer through a meal. Take out and a good bottle of wine at home were far better than suffering through an evening in this awful place.

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  25. EAC10

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I would not recommend this restaurant. It is INSANELY overpriced for the level of food and service. $45 pp very mediocre brunch, especially in Cambridge.

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  26. 631TO617

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was pretty bad. Unimaginative and not well prepared. Statler chicken came out dry, served with a side of crasins and a dried apricot. It was a little bizarre. Crab cake was fishy; definitely tasted like there was some cheap fish-filler in there. At 6:30pm on a Thursday, the restaurant was empty. The bar area was a little better, but not by much.

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  27. Gatuna

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice decoration and space but unfortunately empty! Maybe need mor time to be better evaluate! Food not for foodies not home cooking... need time to find their foot.

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  28. ChristyZ

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quite place, good food

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn’t end up eating here. Was taken back a bit to learn this was the lobby of a hotel. While there was a restaurant section, the host wasn’t too interested in opening it up. This colored the experience so the menu really just looked like expensive hotel food. We went elsewhere.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They accepted/confirmed our reservation a day in advance -- but when we arrived the restaurant was closed. They told us they could seat us at "the bar" (aka the in the hotel lobby). The bar staff seemed to think this was quite normal. In fact, I'd seen a few reviews that said, "the place didn't look like the photos", so I assume this is what happened to those reviewers also. Bottom line is, the experience was very odd, and very disappointing, and a giant pain as we then had to find a real restaurant. As in: one that was actually open.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. CK1946

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made our reservation at Amuse for Valentine's dinner. When we arrived the main dining room was closed and there was no one to check in with. It seemed like it might be possible to get something to eat at the bar in the lobby of the hotel, but it was certainly not what we had expected for a special dinner. We left. Won't be going back.

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  32. NormanN

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Completely different food than was on open table menu. Nothing was French. Very ordinary food and very disappointing. Food was stands hotel fare and overpriced

    1 person found this helpful

  33. tml0

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The picture of the restaurant in the picture is dishonest. Shame on the hotel and on open table. On arriving, we were told that the pictured room was only for breakfast and lunch. We were seated in a mostly empty area between the bar and the elevators. Nobody told me that we were eating in the hotel lobby. Food was fine but that does not overcome my disappointment at the bait and switch. I was out with a friend who was looking for a celebratory dinner. I now see that there were lots of reviews saying the same thing. I wish that open table and the hotel had the integrity to put a real picture of the space on the site.

    2 people found this helpful

  34. kh2oman19

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We came here for brunch. Did not have a good experience from the start. The server nor the manager knew what guilt city was (i.e. groupon or livingsocial kind of deal). It took about 30min for them to figure it out which meant that we didn't even order for 30min while we sat there. When we did order, it took the food about 25 min to come out. Brunch food should not take longer than 10-15, there was barely anyone dinning there or eating the buffet. We got the french toast and eggs benedict. The french toast said it came with real maple syrup but what I got was the fake stuff. When I asked the chef about it she had no idea what I was talking about so I gave up and just ate it without any condiment. Food was nothing fancier than I could make at home. Bloody marry was more like tomato juice and way too much horseradish. Service was pretty terrible. I would not come here again.

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  35. boborat

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    It's in the lobby of a hotel. Food was good but be prepared to be the only one dining. It's mostly a bar. Service was good food was fine decor not so much.

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  36. HughO

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    An outright bait and switch. This so-called "French Bistro" is nothing more than the lobby cafe in the Hotel Meridien. The food was passable but the ambiance was horrible.

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  37. luv2dine

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, but pricey, and it was completely empty. On my own, so it felt very weird eating there all alone!! Maybe there is a dinner/breakfast rush that I am missing?

    1 person found this helpful

  38. PETERMEX

    San Antonio

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Buen RESTAURANTE en el Hotel Le Meridien Excelente Hamburgesa

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  39. PETERMEX

    San Antonio

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    NICE Restaurant inside the Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel The Hamburgers at the Bar are fantastic.

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  40. PETERMEX

    San Antonio

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good Hotel restaurant. To relax and have a good breakfast or lunch.

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Amuse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 494-0011.

Amuse is rated 3.5 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Amuse

20 Sidney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Massachusetts
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Daily 1:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Amuse offers parking in a garage located adjacent to the Hotel. For your convenience, valet parking is available at a discounted rate.
  • Public Transit
    From Boston: Take MBTA red line to Central Square station. Exit to street, then cross Mass Ave. Go left 3 blocks & take first right after fire station onto Sidney Street. Walk down 1 block & entrance to Sidney's Grille is left on Green Street.From Harvard Square-Alewife: Same as above except stay on same side of street upon exit.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Graeham Henderson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 494-0011
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (617) 551-0312
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