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Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar
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89 Winthrop St Cambridge, MA 02138
89 Winthrop StreetUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
$$Restaurant, BarToday 11:30AM–1AM
Friday 11:30AM–1AMSaturday 11:30AM–1AMSunday 11:30AM–1AMMonday 11:30AM–1AMTuesday 11:30AM–1AMWednesday 11:30AM–1AMThursday 11:30AM–1AM
Grendel’s Den is a European style eatery in Cambridge, MA. Nestled in Harvard Square, come see what makes Grendel’s Den a university staple.
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Staple pub that's popular with students for beer selection, happy-hour bar bites & a patio.- Google
"Love this place, the food is good and the half price deals they offer are great."
"The price is right, the atmosphere basement bar like . Go here if you want."
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Georgia Dimoulaki
4 months ago
Defiantly a great place to try out dinners on the menu. Friendly environment and easy to get to. I recently downloaded the BuyMaster user App where I got half off discount to my meal. Great experience and i recommend anyone trying it out :) :)
Robert Bass
6 months ago
My family (me, my wife and son) went in to eat around 9:15. There were no 3-4 seat tables available but there were 2 tables set aside for parties of 5 so we sat at one. The waitress rudely told us to sit in the back where there was a table that would seat two (round table, sawed in half and nailed into the corner). I don't think I've been treated that rudely at a restaurant. The restaurant policy of running off a paying customer just in case a larger party comes in is insane. It is clear I am not your "target market"....
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David Weihe
6 months ago
I've never had a worse experience with wait staff as I did with this place. Our group arrived and grabbed a table. We sat for 30 minutes and could not get anyone to take a drink order. Finally we moved to a new table hoping maybe to get noticed. Another 20 minutes goes by before someone comes by and we put our drink order in. Waitress drops off our drinks some time later and then disappears again. I had almost finished my drink by the time she came back for orders and I asked for a refill when we ordered our food. Ordering went ok except that they didn't have what my wife wanted and didn't have the drink my father in law ordered. Another 20-30 minutes go by and the food comes out in two trips. My order is nowhere to be found. I was the 2nd one to order and she never put my order in. No problem I assumed, I just had a hamburger. They should be able to put that together fairly fast. I also ask for the 4th time for a refill which I finally get. Another 20 minutes goes by and everyone is done eating and she finally comes back with my order. I tell her that everyone is done eating and I'll need a box. She said that my wife was still eating like it was supposed to be funny. She was done but was still picking at it. Regardless, it didn't help. She also dropped the check off when she brought my food. Normally I'd expect my meal to be discounted or free but none of that was to be had here. After dropping the check off she went to a table behind us to take their order and elbows me in the back of the head hard enough that it was still sore hours later. At that point I needed to leave because the situation was about to escalate. tl:dr - This place has the worst staff I've ever encountered and the poorest customer service I've ever experienced. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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Buck Gentry
5 months ago
The service and atmosphere are good. We enjoyed the patio and sitting on the green. My wife said her lobster roll was good; my "Grendel" sandwich was not. I expected more from the signature dish. As the name might suggest pretty much fit for vikings.
Edward Li
a month ago
The bar offers pretty cheap drinks and is a good place to hangout. A bit crammed for space though
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Jordan Weiers
a month ago
Super charming atmosphere (it's in a basement in Harvard square). Cozy place to get drinks and hang out with friends.
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Will Vaughan
3 months ago
Great atmosphere with a simple yet killer beer and drink list. Delicious food at half price until 7:30 doesn't hurt either!
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Martin Reindl
2 months ago
Good place for a burger and some beer. Their happy hour is great. Outside of that it's a little bit pricey for a college bar.


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