Cambridge, Massachusetts is an exciting and vibrant hub in the Boston area. From countless universities and schools; to arts organizations; to restaurants; and offices in the tech, medical, and living sciences field, Cambridge has it all. With so many businesses operating, it’s important to be able to identify spaces for meetings and special gatherings for your employees. Often, meeting in the conference room can feel stale and boring. It’s good to shake things up and get out of the office, which immediately improves employee morale. Luckily, Cambridge offers myriad restaurant options so employers can easily operate off-site functions and get-togethers in their own backyard. We’ve rounded up some of the best Cambridge restaurants and sites for your next important business meeting.
Impress your employees with this pioneering cafe, art, and culture lab in Cambridge, within Kendall Square. ArtScience can host a variety of business-gathering needs, including corporate receptions, networking events, and more intimate and quiet meetings. They offer several room options, including the Honeycomb, which has a/v and wifi build-outs, and white washboard walls, which are perfect for brainstorming that next big business idea. Other options are a buy-out of the bar and private or semi-private rentals of the main cafe space.
Conveniently located in Technology Square, just steps from the bustling area of business-filled Kendall and Central Square, Catalyst Restaurant offers private dining options for business meetings. The space can be used as one large place to congregate or sectioned into two or three private areas. Catalyst offers flat screen TVs, access to high-speed internet in a site outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing the amazing natural light, and pretty wooden paneled floors. If strict privacy isn’t needed, Catalyst even offers a semi-private lounge with a fireplace for a cozy workplace chat.
Located in the heart of Kendall Square, this market/restaurant concept is a unique place to host your next business meeting. They offer a private dining room, the main dining room, the market area, and a Chef’s table, which could make your next business get together interactive, intimate,
and less formal. Consider booking this great area for a casual and fun business meeting. All of the individual spaces are rustic, warm, and very inviting. Menu items include delicious items, such as Sugar Snap Pea Greek Salad, Sausage Parm, and Crispy Cauliflower.
This pub, literally blocks from Harvard University, offers private dining options, great for laid back business meetings. Employees will enjoy a casual pub-like atmosphere with classic cuisine, including New England Clam Chowder, Mac & Cheese, and Chocolate Tart.
Harvest, located in Harvard Square, offers businesses private and semi-private dining and meeting options for 10 guests up to 60. Business meetings can be held in the Fireplace Room, the Alcove (semi-private), and the Brattle Room, all with customizable menus. This upscale, farm-to-table restaurant would be a nice option for businesses looking to serve modern New England, seasonal food. Dishes include plates such as Burrata with Apples and Bay of Fundy Salmon.
Puritan & Company offers both an open concept event in their main dining area and a private area that’s suitable for business meetings or even after-work events. They can accommodate sit down and standing room functions within a cozy, farmhouse style setting. The cuisine at Puritan & Company is seasonal and prepared by an award-winning culinary team featuring New England and modern American style with hints of otherworldly inspirations. Great for lunch, brunch, or dinner business meetings or special events.
This Cambridge institution is the perfect place for your next business meeting. While the sprawling Russell House Tavern can feel loud and congested due to is popularity in Harvard Square, they have several room options available to accommodate business meetings and intimate gatherings, including the tavern space, a subterranean lounge space, a private dining room, a supper club room, and an outdoor terrace. This high-end gastro pub has delicious eats, such as Extra Dirty Caesar Salad, Seared Yellowfin Tuna BLT, and the R. House Burger. Their site can accommodate a/v equipment, personalized menus, and plenty of space for mingling amongst coworkers.
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