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West Bridge

West Bridge

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French Restaurant and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Cambridge
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 23, 2013
    Since its opening, West Bridge has become the darling of Kendall Square, among many existing darlings. The French-inspired menu comes from Aquitane Bistro alumni chef Matthew Gaudet. [Eater 38 Member]
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 16, 2014
    If Chef Matthew is around, give him a hug from CITY GRIT! Also start with the Egg in a Jar, Skate Cheeks, & The Black Tuscan Kale. We will dream about the Venison for years.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HeindlMay 27, 2013
    Judging by the tips here, the menu changes often... But our experience was great... We ordered a ton of small plates as well as two giant plates to share: not a letdown. All was scrumptious.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 28, 2012
    Expect French-style dishes like a duck breast with hibiscus beet vinaigrette, black rice and rainbow carrots. Try The Foreign Legion (rhum agricole, Dubonnet and green Chartreuse). Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comDecember 6, 2012
    A veal chop perfectly grilled, combined with bits of dried olive and almond touched with brown sugar, with chard laced with candied orange peel: together, it is mind-blowingly delicious. Read more
  • Jonah J.
    Jonah JenkinsOctober 22, 2013
    Best service in the Kendall Square area...incredibly smart and pleasant staff. Also, epic food options, every day, especially if you like fresh, creative combinations of ingredients for omnivores.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The calamari is inspired — far from the usual, it's strings are pasta-like, and enjoyed in a broth with cockles and whelks.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJuly 30, 2013
    Sip the "Conant's Island:" the restaurant's own cucumber vodka gets a kick from rice vinegar and green Tabasco. For those of you avoiding sugary or floral drinks, here’s your pick. Read more
  • Karine H.heart icon on user image
    Karine HsuOctober 27, 2015
    The egg in a jar was great and the salmon was very well made! The decor was also quite nice for a dinner date.
  • Bre M.
    Bre MillerApril 8, 2014
    Fav restaurant industry foodie friends, who said their fav new spot for food and drink is West Bridge in Kendall Square.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 3, 2013
    Chef Matthew Gaudet prepares compelling twists on regional New England cooking: Think mussels with uni butter, and clam chowder with sunchokes and pork shoulder. Read more
  • Olivia S.
    Olivia SzetoOctober 25, 2014
    egg in a jar is a must! pureed potatoes topped w/ wood of hen mushrooms, crispy skin strips & an egg!
  • Kate
    KateJanuary 23, 2013
    Had the sirloin roast, cauliflower, egg in a jar, and Tuscan kale, and it was all amazing!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJune 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The scallops are not only cooked to perfection, but also come with a beautiful vegetable assortment
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenApril 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the peas & leeks! With sweetbreads, quinoa, and mascarpone you can't go wrong…
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    NicoleNovember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Late night menu 11-12. Get the burger. You're welcome. (Also one of the many delicious cocktails to wash it down.)
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzMay 10, 2013
    Make sure to check out the unbelievable chalk drawn map in the off the beaten path handicap bathroom!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenFebruary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Never had duck liver terrine? Now's your time to try. You won't regret it!
  • Linds
    LindsMarch 25, 2013
    I've tried nearly the entire small plates menu and it's all delicious, but the broccolini and egg in a jar are really special.
  • Rodrigo D.
    Rodrigo DaviesNovember 10, 2013
    If you're here after 11 on the weekend (or 10 mon-thurs), get the burger. It's on their 'bridge' menu and is excellent.
  • Hamo F.
    Hamo FieldMay 9, 2013
    Amazing food and service! The venison was awesome (as were the snails, lamb, kale salad, deserts, etc!)
  • Alex B.
    Alex BourretMay 12, 2013
    The $65 Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings is worth it! Great cocktails...we will be back!
  • Jeff B.heart icon on user image
    Jeff ByrnesAugust 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Killer cocktails, and a fun, delicious menu made for sharing
  • Senator John B.heart icon on user image
    Senator John BlutarskiJune 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Conant's Island is the move; a delicious blend of cucumber infused vodka, rice vinegar, and green Tabasco. Drink!
  • Jane B.
    Jane Bulnes-FowlesJanuary 22, 2013
    Eastern Standard alum Josh leads a great team - get any of the speciality cocktails and you won't be sorry.
  • Hunter A.heart icon on user image
    Hunter AshmoreJanuary 30, 2015
    The lunch burger was phenomenal! They also have a great beer selection
  • Jess H.
    Jess HsiaoMay 8, 2013
    Must haves: Asparagus with smoked oyster, scallops, egg in a jar, Indian pudding dessert
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Francis Dana — a smooth cocktail similar to a martini
  • Jean S.
    Jean SantosOctober 1, 2013
    Lunch is in the 10 to 13 dollar range before tip. Sandwiches are excellent! Highly recommended!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Egg in a Jar is a signature dish here — surprisingly amazing
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenMay 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Wow — the Burgundy Snails are incredible!
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The sunflower chowder comes with clams — deliciously salty!
  • Jill
    JillJuly 18, 2013
    order the steak tartare with a glass of rose.. amazing.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The mushroom soup is surprisingly rich…even decadent?
  • Paul E.
    Paul EnneverAugust 19, 2013
    2-3 small plates is enough for a dinner, depending on how hungry you are.
  • Zuza K.heart icon on user image
    Zuza KrzyzstofskaSeptember 27, 2014
    Tasting menu is great!
  • Peter M.heart icon on user image
    Peter McCullaghMarch 8, 2013
    Go big and go for the 5 course meal. Highly recommended!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SteinOctober 6, 2012
    Try the egg in a jar, and the venison tartare if it's on special.
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    SamDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Closing at the end of the month, so come dine while you can!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FahertyJune 15, 2012
    Never thought I'd say this about gin but...this gin is G. These are the best gun drinks you will try in the city.
  • Kris E.
    Kris Ellis-LevyMay 11, 2013
    Try the parsnip ice cream or custard. You'll be amazed!
  • Perry H.heart icon on user image
    Perry HewittAugust 25, 2012
    Duck and gruyere grilled cheese on the day menu is to die for.
  • Joshua G.
    Joshua GreenMay 20, 2012
    I thoroughly recommend the Kitty Kiernan. Whiskey & Bitters deliciousness.
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BerkMay 29, 2012
    Egg In A Jar is the chef's specialty on the "small" menu. Try it!
  • Jeffrey Z.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey ZhaoOctober 24, 2015
    hand torn pasta, egg in a jar, salmon
  • Bob H.
    Bob HoytNovember 2, 2013
    Try the egg in a jar! F*ckin phenomenal.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    First Glimpse combines Mezcal with passionfruit…delicious!
  • Nicholas L.
    Nicholas LamphereJanuary 31, 2013
    Great energy around Boston-area tech and startup.
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Cauliflower with apricot and sambal.
  • Eric A.heart icon on user image
    Eric AndersenJuly 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Conant's Island…refreshing!
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