Sandrine's Bistro

Harvard Square

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In a Nutshell

  • Contemporary & classic French cuisine
  • Gourmet desserts & fine wines
  • Evocative bistro atmosphere

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The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Celebrate tamer French fare with today’s Groupon at Sandrine's Bistro, located in Cambridge. Choose between two options:

  • For $10, you get $20 worth of lunch.
  • For $20, you get $40 worth of dinner.

Sandrine's Bistro offers hungry denizens contemporary and classic French cuisine by the plateful, with gourmet menus filled with artfully prepared and presented treats. Launch your lunch with a duck foie gras terrine ($16) or an apple-and-gorgonzola salad with spicy cashews and port-wine dressing ($10). Astronomers can take a break from naming constellations after ex-flames and partake in a succulent sandwich, such as the gourmand sirloin burger with its duck-truffle périgourdine terrine ($13). On the dinner side of things, a crispy flatbread tarte flambée ($10+) appetizes in three succulent flavors, such as the traditional, topped with caramelized onions and bacon, a.k.a. "nature's fruit," whereas the roasted half chicken aux herbes fraiches, served with crushed yukon-gold potatoes and a white-mushroom-riesling sauce ($22 à la carte), is popular among hungry humanoids and cannibalistic cluckers alike. End your meal on a sweet note with the chocolate kougelhopf dessert ($9).

Sandrine's cozy tables, exquisite furnishings, and resident decoy rooster on the bar give off the air of a French country home or a country French home. The hospitality of Sandrine's Bistro is extended through its attentive staff and the inviting potables and wine offerings. Reservations are highly encouraged.


Boston magazine placed Sandrine's Bistro on its Best of Boston 2006 list in the French and Affordable categories. It's been featured in the Boston Phoenix, and Yelpers give it a 3.5 star average.

  • Chef Ost has created the most elegant bistro imaginable, and the most exquisitely subtle Alsatian food…Ost has also tucked a bit of Franco-American comfort food onto the menu, such as an excellent clam chowder. – Boston Phoenix
  • The Thyme & Rosemary lamb is incredibly savory and tender, and the ratatouille is perfectly seasoned. – Josephine L., Yelp

Sandrine's Bistro

Leaning on more than 35 years of experience championing French cuisine, Sandrine's Bistro's co-owner and chef, Raymond Ost, brings the same blend of classic and contemporary flavors to Cambridge that earned him knighthood from the French government. According to the Boston Globe, Chef Ost began his culinary career at 13 with an apprenticeship in Alsace, France. Today, many of Sandrine's menu items hail from and are inspired by the region, such as traditional tarte flambées made with crispy flatbread and nutmeg-scented fromage blanc. A fireplace flickers off the zinc bar where mixologists craft specialty cocktails, pour wine, and blend liquors from an extensive bar menu. The decor is elegant, with white-draped tables popping against deep-burgundy pillars and sage walls. Chandelier light enlivens an avant-garde mirror divided into geometric shapes, and sumptuous draperies remind diners to pick their togas up from the dry cleaner.

Customer Reviews

1622 Ratings

Food's awesome, service is great, the room lovely!
Nancy W. · May 7, 2014
The quail is delicious.
Bernie · March 3, 2014
Cuisine is from the Alsace region of France - sort of a blend of French and German. Delicious!
Ed R. · January 21, 2014
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    Harvard Square

    8 Holyoke St.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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