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Champions - Kendall Square


Enjoy the open, airy atmosphere bar, cozy tables for dining and a seasonal outdoor patio over looking Kendall Square.
Cheer your team on while watching one of our 20 flat screen TV's and listening to a state of the art sound system. Come see for yourself what makes Cambridge the city of Champions.

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44 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
(44 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 44 reviews
5 stars
(11)
4 stars
(17)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(2)
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Ambiance 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for lunch(13)
  • good for groups(10)
  • neighborhood gem(4)
  • vibrant bar scene(4)
  • fit for foodies(3)
  • great for brunch(3)
Champions - Kendall Square Reviews List
Review 1 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2011
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Review 3 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 4 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2013
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Review 5 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Service started out great and after we ordered it kind of felt like we were forgotten. Wait staff were nice, but just a so-so experience. Food was average."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
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Review 6 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Waitress gave us the wrong order."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2013
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Review 7 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"nice setting and the food was good"
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Thank you Champions :)

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Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Thank you for the great service and the awesome food."
Dined on 3/22/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 9 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 2/21/2016
 2002
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Review 10 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2016
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Review 11 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

exceeded expectations

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Overall, I was never a fan of "hotel" food. Champions is making me rethink that old adage.
Onion soup made with stout was excellent (not a salty/prepared broth); chicken skewers were tasty and I also used the dipping sauce on the greens (arugula?). One friend had the Black & Blu Burger w/onion rings and raved (over a burger!). Great combination of flavors in my salad - Grilled BBQ Chicken w/apples.
While we sat at the bar, there was a large group enjoying (not TOO loudly) college hoops on TV in the lower dining area.
Will definitely return, maybe even to watch a game on TV, and in any case plan on trying more delicious food!"
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/17/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 13 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/14/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/14/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/10/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Wonderful waitress"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 16 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Review 18 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great place to watch the Pat game with a group

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were able to make a reservation for a group of six.. walk in with minutes until the game started, sit right down and get excellent service and plenty of TV's to watch. Worked out really well."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 19 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food tasted great, but caused stomach problems for me and my friend almost immediately."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2014
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Review 20 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2006
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Review 21 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, late-night find
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Review 22 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/06/2016
 2012
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Review 23 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2007
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Review 24 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wings need to be cooked longer.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food display was good but the wings were undercooked. Overall enjoyed the place just wish the wings were fully cooked."
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 25 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 26 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 9/10/2015
 2013
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Review 27 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 28 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A good breakf ast buffet

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"They have a breakfast buffet that is quite good. In addition to the items on the buffet, they will make to order waffles, French toast, or pancakes.
The price is reasonable - $18.00 - at least $5.00 less than anything you will find in Boston.
What really makes this such a good place is the service - the staff couldn't be nicer - go out of their way to make sure that you are well taken care of."
Dined on 9/04/2015
 2005
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 29 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2013
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Review 30 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/06/2015
 2007
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Review 31 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2005
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Champions has good food but it's a bit on the expensive side for what it is - essentially upscale bar food. The sandwiches are particularly good - especially the Turkey Reuben - and the french fries excellent. It's very conveniently located near the Kendall Square T station so if you just need something you know will be right there then it's a decent choice. The service ranges from fairly mediocre to quite excellent, usually landing somewhere around decent. I have had comments before from staff about being a solo diner who didn't want to sit at the bar, but at my most recent visit there was another solo dinner and no one gave either of us a hard time."
Dined on 8/17/2015
 2005
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Review 32 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 8/09/2015
 2004
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Review 33 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/21/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 34 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/25/2015
 2014
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Review 35 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2007
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/24/2015
 2007
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Review 36 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/23/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/23/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/23/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 37 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/02/2015
 2014
Dined on 6/02/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/02/2015
 2014
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Review 38 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/12/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 39 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2007
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 40 for Champions - Kendall Square
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/16/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Champions - Kendall Square
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
3 out of 3 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.5 / 3
Energetic