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Shy Bird - Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Shy Bird - Kendall Square

4.6
4.6
702 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
An all-day neighborhood cafe, rotisserie, and bar offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. We are located in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, at the corner of Third and Broadway. We are best known for our rotisserie chicken, SB Dunks, vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options in addition to elevated coffee, an approachable and adventurous wine list, great beer, and classic/fun cocktails.

Date night, Business Meals, Large Groups, Solo Dinners, Kid/Family Approved, and Dog Friendly

We are available for reservations, walk ins, takeout, delivery, catering, large parties, events, and monthly subscriptions.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-4200
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Available at shybird.com
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your family gathering, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other celebration here at Shy Bird!
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross Street
    at Broadway
  • Parking Details
    There are multiple private lots as well as limited on street parking.
  • Public Transit
    Kendall Square Red Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 702 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

702 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Working upstairs, great place for a linch meeting.

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  2. KipTownie

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were outside and right on the Main Street so it was noisy .

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  3. MaureenM

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Shybird! The place is always busy and well staffed. Sean and Phil run a super dining spot!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My 2nd trip to Shy Bird - my first trip was fun- loved the chicken bites & the sauce flight so got it again, while my friend had the chicken sandwich with ranch & some french fries. Her french fries arrived lukewarm at best - I felt like they cleaned out their fry maker & gave us those instead of fresh french fries. We weren't really checked on (not until we were almost done with our warm food) & were in a little bit of a hurry so did not complain. The chicken that was supposed to come with ranch sauce covered about 1/3 of the chicken. I gave the ranch from my sauce flight to my friend to use for her sandwich. The restaurant was about 85% full - and I didn't observe how well staffed it was - but I was expecting better service. Still - I will try once more as we enjoyed the chicken!

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  5. Zkkkkkkkk

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding service!

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  6. regulareaterouter

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal. Restaurant staff very kind to our toddler. Great service and wonderful location.

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  7. KrisM

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were thrilled that the tomato soup is back!!!! The chopped salad and burger were also fantastic. Service was outstanding and the patio was lovely. Great evening ! We will be back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So good Great servers that were kind and inviting Amazing food

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Host was incredible gracious that our group was running so late given that it was my sisters bachelorette party, and waitress was incredible patient with one member of our party’s dairy allergy - amazing service!

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  10. okay

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated quickly but then sat for a while before anyone came over to our table. An ordered ice tea did not show up until the third reminder - even after we received our entrees. Food, grain bowls, with added protein, were okay - nothing outstanding. After the food was dropped off by someone other than our server, no one asked if we needed anything else or were okay with our food for quite some time. Since it was 9 pm, I don’t think it was due to everyone being overly busy. We waited quite a while and finally had to seek out the check so we could pay it and depart.

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You can order delivery directly from Shy Bird - Kendall Square using the Order Online button. Shy Bird - Kendall Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-4200.

Shy Bird - Kendall Square is rated 4.6 stars by 702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shy Bird - Kendall Square

390 3rd St, Cambridge, MA 02142

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    at Broadway
  • Neighbourhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There are multiple private lots as well as limited on street parking.
  • Public Transit
    Kendall Square Red Line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-4200
  • Catering
    Available at shybird.com
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your family gathering, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other celebration here at Shy Bird!
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