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Orleans Bar & Restaurant - 21 Reviews - 65 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144 (at Irving Street), Somerville, MA - Late Night Dining Reviews - Phone (617) 591-2100

Orleans Bar & Restaurant

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65 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144 (at Irving Street)
Somerville, MA 02144
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(617) 591-2100
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Orleans Bar & Restaurant - Somerville, MA
Orleans Bar & Restaurant - Somerville, MA
Orleans Bar & Restaurant - Somerville, MA
Orleans Bar & Restaurant - Somerville, MA
Orleans Bar & Restaurant - Somerville, MA

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Best

I have frequented Orleans bar and restaurant on many occasions for food and beer and have yet to be disappointed. Last night was no different. We arrived in a party of six and we ...

Worst

I found Orleans online & was intrigued by the Lobster Ravioli & patio seating. Once there I was told the patio was closed, no surprise since there were only 3 more hours of servic...

Best service and dining atmosphere in Davis Sq 12/28/2008

I have frequented Orleans bar and restaurant on many occasions for food and beer and have yet to be disappointed. Last night was no different. We arrived in a party of six and we were promptly seated by the very friendly hostess were greeted at our table by our server and had our drinks in no time. The DJ had his music at just the right decibel to create a good vibe and buzz to put us in our mood for our night out.The food was very tasty and well presented and our drinks were always full. As the kitchen closed our server finished and the cocktail waitress took us over.She never once passed our table without checking our drinks and as our party grew to 8 people she accommodated us very well.Her personality and prompt service was all around fantastic. I would highly recommend Orleans to anyone with all the local near by locations for entertainment and it is just steps from the train. Pros: Great Food,service and atmosphere more

Awful service, awful times, over priced. 8/26/2008

You'd expect this place to be good based on the hip look. The first time I went there, I had bad service. Food was ok, but not worth the price. Second time - bad service, ok food. Third time - bad service (although this time, the hostess seemed alright), bad food (some salmon omelet that was lukewarm). Pros: cool seats Cons: service, food, prices more

Maybe good for regulars not expecting much 9/4/2007

I found Orleans online & was intrigued by the Lobster Ravioli & patio seating. Once there I was told the patio was closed, no surprise since there were only 3 more hours of service. I ordered an Alsace Pinot Gris that I had been wanting to try. The server started w/ the cork w/o showing the label then poured a full pour w/o a taste. It was room temp. I learned something, Trimbach is OK room temp. The menu showed no Lob Rav. The site had not caught up w/the menu. So, I can't sit where I want, can't order the food I want & I'm drinking warm white wine. I felt like I was in Comminist Russia. Pros: Close to T stops, walkable, young attractive beautiful people Cons: Bad service more

I went there on Monday night with two friends. We ate on... 7/31/2007

I went there on Monday night with two friends. We ate on the patio. Service was slow, but the food was... more

I went there on Monday night with two friends. We ate on... 7/31/2007

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I went there on Monday night with two friends. We ate on the patio. Service was slow, but the food was delicious. We ate: Signature mussels app,... more

Orleans is not NEW Orleans! 2/12/2007

Orleans is a great local bar/restaurant. Just to clarify previous reviews...it's not named after NEW Orleans, it's name is for Orleans, MA on Cape Cod where the owners have another restaurant. That's why their menu is not slanted toward Cajun food! The staff is great, very friendly and the food is wonderful! more

A place with something for everyone 7/5/2006

Over the years Davis Square has emerged from border line criminal neighborhood, to a semi-hip square. One of the reasons why Davis Square rocks is Orleans. Pros: Spacious, different seating arrangements, outdoor patio more

Not what I expected 6/28/2006

We walked in and couldn't figure out if we were to wait to be seated or seat ourselves. The entertainment was on and off. The live ""DJ"" should not have been doing sound checks and whatever else he was up to during dinner. As for the service, well our waitress was M.I.A. after we received our drinks. Our entree ""Pizza"" took so long, my companion inquired as to whether or not they sent our for the dough. The best part of the evening was the appetizer... thats it!! Pros: ambience, convenience Cons: service, food more

No longer a hidden gem 5/29/2006

fun place to go and enjoy great food in a casual atmosphere, always great for red sox games. barstaff can whip it back when approached rudely but generally are friendly and helpfull. Always a good cocktail list and patio during the summer can get pretty hectic. Pros: menus, bar/service, sports/ambience Cons: a/c more

Brunch, Dinner, Drinks 4/10/2006

I've been to Orleans for Bruch, Lunch, Dinner and drinks. It's a spectacular restaurant, with great vibe, fun atmosphere, and very friendly staff. Whenever I go for dinner or any type of a meal I'm treated like I would be in any downtown location, or even better. But at the same time, whenever I'm hanging out at the bar, the staff is relaxed, friendly and chatty. At night, on the weekends, the place gathers a quite an eclectic crowd. Orleans is a great and classy alternative to Joshua Tree or other places in Davis Sq. Pros: brunch, dinner, drinks more

Cozy place for cold winter months 12/3/2005

Went to Orleans again last night and they have all the holiday decorations out. It somehow fits the place and it feels like a fun and cozy place to be when it's cold outside. As usual, the food was great, they got few more pizza's on the menu (my favorite is still the one with argula and carmelized onions). The place was full, but not packed. It looked like there was a few holiday parties going on so the ambiance in the venue was cheerful. Pros: music, lounge, sangria Cons: only open till 1 AM more

Best First Date Restaurant 11/7/2005

Has a nice low lighting with reasonably priced food. Really good quality for what your paying. The wine selection is perfect for a night of easy drinking that wont burn a hole in your wallet. Mellow atmosphere that allows for good conversation where you dont have to shout to talk to people, but you dont have to worry about the whole restaurant listening to your conversation. more

Orleans Has Come a Long Way 9/25/2005

The last time we went the place was packed at 9:30pm on a thursday night . It did take a moment to get recognized but we were seated promptly thereafter . We all had draft beer as the martinis can get a bit pricey as they seem to cater to a more upscale but young crowd . We were brought bread and olives which is a nice touch . I had the pasta with lobster and calamari and it was better than most of the stuff you'll find in the Nort-End ! Is this an Italian restaurant? Great pizzas too . Whatever it is , it's delicious . We stayed after we were done with the meal until last call. There was a D.J. that night but I'm not sure about every thursday . They even have couches in the lounge area for that ""living room"" ambiance . Pros: food, dj's, the bar Cons: crowds, parking, loud more

Great vibe, good food! 9/21/2005

I visit Orleans quite frequently. The food is very good and affordable and it's a nice place too hang out as well. Most of the nights they have dj's that play quality tunes and it's not a meat market at night like other places down the streat which makes Orleans a fun place to be. At Orleans they get pretty creative with the drinks as well. It's the only place I know in a 5 mile radius where you can get a regular sangria, white sangria and mojitos. Pros: food, music, lounge Cons: opent till 1 AM more

Quality food and excellent vibe 9/1/2005

Orleans is elegant but relaxed. The tables have tablecloths and service and the food is equivalent to some of the best restaurants in boston, I think. But the price is much lower. Although Orleans has an elegant decor, the staff is relaxed and professional. It seems like there is always a game on or a dj. The dj's there are top quality as well. It quickly became one of my favorite places to eat and hang out. Oh, and they have free wireless internet. Pros: food, music, vibe Cons: open till 1 am more

so-so food, below par service 5/25/2005

I've been to Orleans for bar food and martinis before, and have never been extremely disappointed. They try to seem more fancy than they are, but recognizing that, I have been relatively pleased doing happy hour there. Last Sunday, however, I had brunch at Orleans, which made me hesitant to return. First the waiter tells us the bar has no horseradish for our bloody marys, the bartender went to ""find some"". Our coffee and water was never refilled. My eggs benedict had burnt english muffins and eggshells in it. Overall, boo on brunch. Go for drinks though. Pros: martinis, semi-outdoors-ness Cons: brunch, inconsistent service more

Cozy and Easy Spot 3/16/2005

This is a great restaurant, especially if you want somewhere easy and delicious to eat out during the week. Friendly staff and very cozy atmosphere inside. Would be a great place to take a date since they have tons of overstuffed couches perfect for a cocktail meeting. The food is very good and very moderately priced. Big fan of the ceaser salad, great flavor. The PEI mussels are superb too, loaded with lobster meat in the sauce. Pros: location, great food, friendly staff more

Above average food & drink 2/4/2004

I went to Orleans on a recent Friday night and had a great time. We sat in the small bar area rather than waiting for a table (25 min. wait). The nachos were excellent, and my friend raved about her pasta dish, which was large enough to have for lunch the next day. The drinks we ordered were delicious. They were pricey but definitely packed a punch! No watered down drinks there. The atmosphere was cool and it was quiet enough to hear each other without shouting. Pros: Near David Sq. T, Good drinks, Friendly service Cons: , No music more

Poor service 7/24/2003

We ate at Orleans for the first time last night. My beef tenderloin was VERY undercooked, and the waitress never returned to ask how our meals were. Eventaully, we were able to ask the hostess to track down our waitress, who brought my meal back to the kitchen. By that time, I had already waited at least 10 minutes. She returned no less than 15 minutes later with my meal. At that point, everyone else had finished eating. When I told her that I was no longer interested in eating my meal, she got very defensive, exclaiming that it wasn't her fault. (Yes, she didn't cook the steak, but she also wasn't there when I needed her to be.) And so, the poor service was compiunded by unprofessionalism. Because I never got to eat, my food rating is based on what my companions seemed to think of their meals. Pros: Ambiance, Beer selection Cons: Poor service more

Great food and ambience 7/11/2003

I've been to Orleans 3 or 4 times in the past year. It has never disappointed me. The food was always terrific. The menu is not too long but has a good variety including lamb, steak, fish, and vegetarian. They also have a good collection of drinks: beer, wine, cocktail. The price for both food and drinks are reasonable. The ambience is chic, more decorated than most of the restaurants in the Davis Sq area. It's good for a date in their cute candel-lighted table, but also good for a group of friends hanging out around their comfortable velvet sofas. Pros: Good quality, Reasonable Price, Ambience Cons: Difficult parking, No good for kids more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The curiously-named Orleans offers very little in the way of New Orleans ambience. The understated restaurant features a small bar, an expansive seating area and an informal...

  • 8/1/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-1am
  • Payments:

    Discover, Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Davis Square