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The Center Cafe

A converted commuter rail stop with the friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere of a neighborhood hideaway serving terrific American Cuisine. This family run gem has a lot of cooking talent, a varied menu, good wine list and craft cocktails.
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129 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(129 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 129 reviews
5 stars
(65)
4 stars
(46)
3 stars
(11)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(4)
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(90)
  • fit for foodies(51)
  • special occasion(24)
  • good for groups(21)
  • kid-friendly(10)
  • notable wine list(10)
The Center Cafe Reviews List
Review 1 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The owner was charming, dinner was very good; lamb, I'm a lamb snob, outstanding.
My daughter said that the brownie sundae, (her expertise) was the
best she ever had, besides mine!
A lovely quiet spot for dinner."
Dined on 2/09/2016
 2012
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Review 2 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
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Review 3 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 4 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Bad All Around

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"The ambiance is basically upscale diner. Picture a small room with tables packed in, an acoustic tile ceiling, dated floral upholstery on booth seats, a 6" high mirror running around the perimeter wall (who wants to look at themselves while eating?),cheap carpet, tables, chairs, plates, silverware, water pitchers, etc. The service couldn't possibly have been slower, and we had a reservation. We were ignored for at least 45 minutes and our waitress was "gruff" to put it kindly; like we were inconveniencing her (and we are low maintenance!). The food was sub par - frozen scallops dropped in a fryer for an app, onion soup served in a shallow bowl instead of a crock, a mound of overcooked, drenched spinach, and fatty, undercooked duck (for $26!). Even the drinks were hard to choke down. All of this for incredibly inflated prices. Either the place should serve and price food in synch with the decor, or decide to improve the decor, service and food to reflect the current pricing of a nicer, upscale restaurant. The owner (I assume) was overly solicitous which was very off-putting, given that there were so many things wrong. In hindsight, I should have followed my instinct to get up and leave after a half hour of being ignored and gone to Rice Barn or Not Your Average Joe's for substantially better food, service, ambiance and price. We opted to stay and be polite rather than complain because there was just so much wrong we didn't know where to begin. I do, however, feel like spending over $120 for a rare evening out with my husband was wasted. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone."
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
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Review 5 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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Review 6 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2012
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Review 7 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Center Cafe - A Must

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We went to celebrate a birthday. We started with the soup du jour which was a corn chowder and followed that up with the Veal Cutlet entree. Would recommend to all to try and I am sure you will be adding the Center Cafe to your list of frequently visited restaurants. We definitely have added it our list of restaurants to go to."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Welcome home (if my home had a great chef)

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
"I've been coming here for a long time., and it always feels like coming home, a warm setting with a welcome. The first rule is "try the special." Vanessa has a great hand with light flavorful touches, including sauces... And the chocolate sorbet is intense."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2012
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 1/19/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good neighborhood place

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a very good meal (one cod and one lamb) with attentive service. The molten chocolate cake was great. The noise level was low as it was a weeknight and it was not very full. I have heard it is quite noisy on the weekends."
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2015
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 1/12/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 13 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A True Hidden Gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This restaurant is just great. You feel more like family than a guest!
Owners are very friendly and caring. You don't find many places this any more.
Don't miss it!
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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 14 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2008
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Review 15 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2014
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Review 17 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
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Review 18 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A feel good place run by the owner and his family

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 19 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love it!

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
"We went for New Year's Eve with our kids - loved it. They always make you feel welcome and special."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2004
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Review 21 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2013
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Review 22 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 23 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The Center Cafe offered a lovely & varied menu.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"They make you feel at home.
Everyone is friendly !!!
"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Wibderful find

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Center Cafe is a find. Small, intimate, incredibly welcoming. And the food is as good (or better) than you'll find anywhere in the Western suburbs.
A big thumbs up!
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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 28 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great hidden little gem

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Family run place where your treated like family. They remember what you like and how you like it. Special requests or changes to your meal are welcome."
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/21/2015
 2005
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Review 31 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 11/25/2015
 2005
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Review 32 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 33 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great service attentiveness and quality of food"
Dined on 10/31/2015
 2007
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Review 34 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2008
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2008
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Review 35 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2004
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2004
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Review 36 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
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Review 37 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 38 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 39 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/06/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 40 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/30/2015
 2012
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Review 41 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 42 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 43 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/13/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 45 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2009
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2009
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 10/10/2015
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 46 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Local Great

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Really an outstanding local restaurant whose food is consistently at a high level. (as an aside, their onion soup's liquid is really a find for onion soup lovers)
Food aside, their staff is well trained and always accommodating.
Their small bar can create almost any drink and they have one of the widest bourbon selections in the Boston Suburbs.
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Dined on 10/10/2015
 2005
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 47 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/09/2015
 2010
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Review 48 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/04/2015
 2006
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 10/04/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is an interesting place. It is family run, and the owners are very involved with the diners-maybe too much conversation at times. it is almost like eating in someone's dining room. The food is good. Could be more choices in appetizers. Main courses took a long time to be served-which is good if you want a long, relaxing meal. But the tables did not turn over on a Saturday night, and it appears that this is how they want it to be."
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2007
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Review 50 for The Center Cafe
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/30/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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