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Under the glow of a Cambridge landmark and in the heart of Harvard Square, Nubar restaurant and lounge is a chic neighborhood hangout, servicing local and out of town guests while emphasizing a comfortable bar and dining experience. Named after the hotel’s owner Edward Nubar Guleserian, the Guleserian family has owned and operated the hotel and restaurant for three generations, and have lived and worked in Cambridge for over 60 years.

Serving smart, seasonal and approachable neighborhood fare, Nubar’s Chef combines a modern approach applied to classic dishes.  Working with local vendors as often as possible, fishermen, farms and neighborhood bakeries that enrich the Boston and Cambridge culinary community are prominently positioned. An eclectic wine list, classic cocktails and rotating selections of local and regional craft beers are on tap at Nubar.

Nubar’s design is comfortable yet contemporary and rooted in architectural hints of Cambridge landmarks. The dining room and lounge are divided by a modern and linear fireplace, and flanked by groupings of low leather ottomans and tables in dark brown hues, which provide a more casual area for cocktails and appetizers. In the evening hours, the honey onyx bar glows to provide a sparkling backdrop for delicious libations. Communal dining takes form in the semi-private dining room that is separated by luxurious linen drapes.


We were celebrating a double anniversary. We had wonderful service. The food was wonderful, the service excellent and the ambiance was relaxed and comfortable allowing us to enjoy each other’s company and our time together.
Thank you Nubar!
— Open Table Review
All were absolutely amazing! Good cocktails, too. The service was quick, professional, and not “in your face.” We had a great time and will definitely be back!
— Open Table Review
Third time visiting this restaurant. Food is always good, drinks are great and service is good too.
— Open Table Review