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The Middle East



480 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

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(617) 864-3278

Cuisine: Family Restaurants, Middle Eastern Restaurants

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4 of 5.0 from 60 reviews

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  • Nicholas M.Don't eat here. Just beer.

    33333 by Nicholas M.


  • Prashanth M.Awesome food, and some great bands.

    55555 by Prashanth M.


  • BU TodayA mainstay in Central Square for nearly 40 years, the Middle East has become one of the nation’s—yes, the nation’s—better-known midsize venues for music.

    55555 by BU Today


  • Andrew M.They seem to have trouble getting people in the door. Be prepared to wait in line.

    33333 by Andrew M.


  • Stephen B.Go towards the end of the bar closer to the stage and lean against the railing for a great view

    55555 by Stephen B.


  • Gloria C.bread pudding pops

    55555 by Gloria C.


  • Yash G.The chicken shawarma was the worst I've ever had! Evvaaaa!!

    22222 by Yash G.


  • Abby J.Buy drinks from Dave! ...he spikes them with unicorn tears and dragons blood (depending on the event)

    33333 by Abby J.


  • BU TodayWith four separate venues, live music and tasty Middle Eastern food are always on tap.

    55555 by BU Today


  • Joseph N.Falafel sandwich is awesome. Carrot juice is heaven.

    55555 by Joseph N.


  • Michelle F.FUN & FUNKY...

    55555 by Michelle F.


  • TraciAndKrackaAlways a great time! And as non-drinkers the free room temperature water at the end of the bar is MUCH appreciated!

    55555 by TraciAndKracka


  • Todd V.Don't know why this disappeared. Not the same thing as the Upstairs or Downstairs.

    33333 by Todd V.


  • Travis B.The veggie burgers are a homemade recipe. Try one!

    55555 by Travis B.


  • WTBU RADIOcheck out Throwed on Tuesday nights, and other awesome shows all the time.

    55555 by WTBU RADIO


  • Nicole F.Worst acoustics EVER. Place looks like a shitshow in the dark; can't imagine it with the lights up....

    22222 by Nicole F.


  • Rheinheart B.Don't order premium vodka downstairs, even KetelOne. It's just bottom shelf vodka poured into an appropriate bottle.

    22222 by Rheinheart B.


  • Keri G.Some of the best shows in the Boston area happen here. Bands from all genres may be new or established, local or international, but are always, always excellent.

    55555 by Keri G.


  • Chris A.Check out Nemes http://www.facebook.com/nemesband

    55555 by Chris A.


  • Boston.comFreshness is key at Z Rant, the sandwich-bar brunch held at Zuzu in Central Square, which swears by food never processed or frozen. Jam out to DJs spinning disco and funk music.

    55555 by Boston.com


  • Janelle L.spip! yeah

    33333 by Janelle L.


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    33333 by Thara R.


  • Tod E.Come and see Bess Rogers on tour November 2, 2011!

    55555 by Tod E.


  • CheetahHoller at my homegirl HUNTER JAE!!! place to be on Tuesday nights and Saturdays 11-3 for brunch she cooks a mean food!

    55555 by Cheetah


  • CheetahHoller at my homegirl HUNTER JAE!!! place to be on Tuesday nights and Saturdays 11-3 for brunch she cooks a mean food!

    55555 by Cheetah


  • hugo l.get ear plugs from the bar for $1 and stand in the front row in front of the woofer tower.

    33333 by hugo l.


  • Phabi S.Not that good...the fries are the only good food & the fact that if u get tickets to a show you get 20% off of ur bill

    33333 by Phabi S.


  • Rob B.Hunter Jae is an amazing chef, you really can't go wrong with anything. Try the "Swill n Swine" its a personal favorite!

    55555 by Rob B.


  • Shardé M.Eric Cross! Now!

    55555 by Shardé M.


  • Tim H.The best place on earth

    55555 by Tim H.


  • seamus k.Slowest service on earth!

    22222 by seamus k.


  • Alexis S.Lunch service was terrible and very slow!

    22222 by Alexis S.


  • Jason R.Wear as little clothing as you can unless you want to sweat to death. Drink some Narragansett to keep cool.

    33333 by Jason R.


  • KyleTry the Kibby.

    55555 by Kyle


  • Punketta D.I miss Zid. :(

    55555 by Punketta D.


  • Seth T.I like how they bring your pita in a little plastic bag do you can take the rest home.

    33333 by Seth T.


  • TicketWebThis Boston Landmark is legendary! The national and local acts keep the downstairs rumbling! Grab a bite before the show! TW ♥'s The Middle East Downstairs!

    55555 by TicketWeb


  • TicketWebThis Boston Landmark is legendary! The upstairs is a bright and intimate affair! Grab a bite before the show! TW ♥'s The Middle East Upstairs!

    55555 by TicketWeb


  • Roc NationNot only do the best bands play here when they come to Boston, but it also has delicious Middle Eastern food. Bring some gum: baba ganoush breath will get you nowhere fast.

    55555 by Roc Nation


  • Kevin W.It gets hotter than hell in here. Come dressed in a tank top/t-shirt or risk turning into a sweat monster.

    33333 by Kevin W.


  • Guy M.If you use SCVNGR, check for rewards there, including 20% off your food bill.

    33333 by Guy M.


  • Kate S.Too many cops at the Curren$y show.

    22222 by Kate S.


  • Ashley O.The grape leaves are awesome, so is the kibby

    55555 by Ashley O.


  • B M.the 20% off dinner w/ ticket deal ended up being 10%??? actual service was slow but server was friendly & food came out in a reasonable time. (Doctor Doom Orchestra was great!)

    33333 by B M.


  • B M.20% off dinner when you show your ticket. (april 2011)

    33333 by B M.


  • Matt S.Terrible wait staff, even worse management. Save your beer money and grab a brew somewhere else.

    22222 by Matt S.


  • OurStageOnly sit at a table if you're going to eat - and tip. Best bet is the pumpkin kibbeh or falafel sandwich.

    55555 by OurStage


  • PUMAIf you want to know the next up and coming bands, booking a table at this place is a MUST! Oh and check out the grilled salads!

    55555 by PUMA


  • andeegreat people, great food, great shows. they also validate for the Franklin ave parking garage if you're looking for a space to park.

    55555 by andee


  • claynferno F.We sell earplugs for a buck! Bottled Water...also one dollar! I'd buy that for a dollar!

    33333 by claynferno F.


  • Julie H.PBR tall boys. 3.75. Enough said.

    55555 by Julie H.


  • CityRover M.From metal and punk to pop and rock, not to mention belly dancing, band battles, and the occasional drag show, there is truly something for everyone at the Middle East.

    55555 by CityRover M.


  • Danny M.Buy a ticket and get 50% off you meal, that rocks!

    33333 by Danny M.


  • Jessica C.Get yourself a Magners STAT.

    55555 by Jessica C.


  • Volcom EntertainmentBe sure to check out the Tweak Bird show on 8/20!

    55555 by Volcom Entertainment


  • Katie W.Don't miss the Valient Thorr show on September 26! It's going to get wild!

    55555 by Katie W.


  • Adrian G.Wtf they automatically charge you 18% tip if your bill is more than $30

    11111 by Adrian G.


  • drummerDinner before playing with Vivian Darkbloom

    33333 by drummer


  • Elizabeth H.Went upstairs and a local band was playing. Good crowd, enough space to dance. Not bad for a Tues. night.

    55555 by Elizabeth H.


  • adam f.The mixed drinks are too small and too expensive, stick with the PBR tall boys for $3.75

    33333 by adam f.


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