About Fire + Ice Cambridge
Fire and Ice is the ultimate experience for the picky eater. An experience where a diner may create their own meal by picking out ingredients from our market, brining them up to the grill, watching them all come together, and returning as much as they would like. The restaurant offers a full bar, desserts, and a variety of late-night dance events. Perfect for birthdays and private functions!
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Monday: College Night- College Students eat for $11.99 with presentation of a valid college ID
Tuesday Night: Tango Tuesday- $10 with a free lesson 8pm-12am
Wednesday Night: West Coast Swing $12 with free lesson 8pm-1am
Thursday Night: Brazilian Night $12 with lesson and live music 9pm-2am
Friday Night: Church EDM No cover
Saturday Night: Meltdown $20 two DJs and formal dress code
Email Cambridge@fire-ice.com for full catering details
We validate for several of the parking garages in Harvard Square. There is also on street metered parking.
Harvard Square stop on the Red Line and multiple bus-lines
Private Party Facilities:
FiRE + iCE has the ability to host private functions. The room seats up to 135 guests and has its own bar, dance floor, large screen TVs, sound and video systems. Please call the restaurant for more information on function packages and menu.
Private Party Contact:
Andreas Lysandropolous: 6175479007x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Fire + Ice Cambridge Ratings and Reviews
Brougtmy daughter and her friends for he ...
Brougtmy daughter and her friends for her15th birthday. They thoughtit was great andd really enjoyed makng their own meals.
Went on Mother's day and our reservation was an hour after brunch started and they were ALREADY out of eggs and croissants. There were no fresh eggs for the stir fry. The staff didn't understand customers asking for assistance and there was so much confusion.Not to mention the disgusting state of the restaurant-a quarter inch of grime on the floor. In the Boston location it is much cleaner and well organized with someone directing individuals where to stand at the grill. ALSO don't even bother making a reservation, you'll still have to wait 20+ minutes for them to "set up your table"
Place good for dinner, but NOT for Brunch
My family was there for a Sunday Brunch, but did not enjoy it. breakfast selection was poor, Coffee was terrible.
My daughter and one of her friends were ...
My daughter and one of her friends were celebrating their 16th birthday. They had a great time. The way fire and ice allows you to select your ingredients for your dishes is prefect for independent minded teenagers. Staff could not have been nicer. Highly recommended.
Great options, delightful sangria!
Male Server was extremely dry, not very welcoming at all. Perhaps that's his personality but a smile could help considerably and especially since this is a service industry. Host and cook very nice and easy going. Food selection is always good here. The options are great and the kids love deciding what will go in their meals. Sangria pitchers are reasonably priced and very tasty. Very clean, well kept food areas. The temps on the seafood and other raw foods seemed very cold- so that's good. Love all of the seafood options as well.
Not as good as other Fire and Ice rest.
I ate at Fir e and Ice on Berkley St Boston and then the Fire and Ice in Cambridge in the same week. I initially went to Berkley St with my daughter for her birthday. They were so good over there. The cooks took her around the cooking area while singing happy birthday. The service was very friendly. I thought I would take my parents for their anniversary, but chose the Cambridge location because my Father uses a cane and it looked like it would be easier to park as well as to walk in to location. The cook was very unfirendly, though he did cook well. He did not want to get anyone to sing to my parents happy anniversary. Didnt even want to talk. I was disappointed. The waitress did accomodate us after explaining to her how to sing happy anniversary to the tune of happy birthday. The overall atmosphere was more dingy, not as festive and felt awkward. Certainly not as welcoming as the Berkley Location - which is where I will go from now on. Food quality was good though.
Fire and Ice is a great place for large groups or picky eaters. The concept is interesting - all-you-can-eat Hibachi - and there are a wide variety of proteins, vegetables, noodles, and sauces to choose from. Burgers and hot dogs are also available (beef, turkey, and veggie burgers), along with a salad bar and a few different soups. Anyone can find something they want to eat, no matter how culinarily adventurous they may be, and the all-you-can-eat set-up makes trying different things easy and fun. The food is good, but not amazing; it's more the novelty and fun of the place that would bring me back in, rather than the deliciousness of the food. A few drawbacks - don't bother getting a cocktail or mixed drink. Three people in our party of seven got mixed drinks (two margaritas, one strawberry mojito), and they were pretty poor. Sour mix and cheap tequila pervaded the margaritas, and the mojito was very overwhelmingly minty. The décor is a bit cheesy - lots of orange, red, dark wood, and tiki/tropical type patterns throughout. The noise level can be a bit much, given that the grill is out in the open, and the claims of an "interactive" dining experience went unfulfilled. The cooks hardly spoke to the patrons and there were no grilling shenanigans - this is all fine, but don't expect this to be like a hibachi restaurant where eight or ten people sit around a grill and a chef "performs" for awhile.
Okay night out probably better for tween groups
Heard F & I was a fun night out, a little too chaotic for first timers. Would not recommend for anyone with food allergy other than nut, (nut free restaurant). With the clock face cooking griddle, found surprise ingredients in all our dinners. Sort of fun trying to figure out different mixes. Would advise when you are at the high counter watching your food being cooked that you focus on the food. Not sure how BOH feels about the floor around the grill, a bit of a turn off. OK to try once but wouldn't go again. A few groups of tweens were there and seemed to love it.
Service is terrible. Takes too long to m ...
Service is terrible. Takes too long to make food too.
Fire & Ice Experience
Being that it was my first time going with my boyfriend I found the experience amazing. Our waitress got the feeling we were first timers so she gave us good suggestions which helped get us started. We weren't used to having to put together a meal at a restaurant lol so it was fun experimenting and seeing what food tasted good with different ingredients. Only downside was that since we went close to closing having discovering it in Harvard Sq we felt rushed by our ending Waitress due to her constantly asking us if we were still working on our meal. So highly recommend if you go to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to fully enjoy what Fire & Ice has to offer.
Informal, so it yourself fun
Fire and Ice features an array of foods and sauces--soups, salads, main courses, desserts--that one chooses. You put your selection into a bowl, which is grilled for you on a giant central grill. The concept is derived from the Mongolian barbecue, but this is more eclectic food, with a Spanish touch. Fun for an informal night out or a family event.
We were under the impression going in that it was $17.95 a person which included drinks (non-alcoholic) and the desert were including. Come to find out it was the $17.95 a person only including the meal nothing else. Although it is all you can eat, the below average food isn't worth the price. On top of that, we called ahead and asked about prices for the parking lot across the street and we were told by the hostess at Fire and Ice that the parking was $12 and you get a $2 discount for going to Fire and Ice. We went to leave and it actually cost us $24 and the guys running the parking lot were extremely sketchy and would only take credit card no cash. I gave my credit card to them and they got it stuck in the machine. All around a horrible night, wouldnt recommend to anyone and definitely will not be back. Very disappointing.
You get what you pay for, low price for ...
You get what you pay for, low price for mediocre food that all tastes the same as it is cooked on the same" drum"
My girl friend & I enjoyed our self's.
I love how they cook the food in front of you. There's tons to choose from, & you can take as much as your heart desires.
Good casual atmosphere with festive drin ...
Good casual atmosphere with festive drinks and alternate food prep experience.
Fire and Ice in Cambridge has always been an experience . My 12 yr old loves it here. We took her and her 4 friends for her birthday. And at the end of the day we were pleasently surprised at the deal of day was 12 years old and younger " eat for free"....great deal
Not what it used to be
This place used to excite me, but now it feels tired. Yes you can pig out on the quantity, but when it gets off the grill it all seems like an indistinguishable, overcooked mass. And no shrimp to begin with (seems there was, once). The place feels like a big, noisy cafeteria, not what I'd call ambiance. The waiter gave a high speed shtick that I assume he's given hundreds of times. And of course you never actually eat what you've paid for at these places. Bottom line: Once the novelty has worn off, you wish you were in a real restaurant.
Great food & time The service was great. The restaurant was not too crowded but had a nice crowd. Everything was delicious. The environment and mood was great
The service was very slow. Our waiter took our drink order when we first sat down, but never checked back to see if we needed anything else or if we wanted another drink the entire time we were there. My family and I have been to the Boston location a few times before and loved it. We won't be going back to the Canbridge location. We were disappointed.
Great Friday d/ate!
I have been to Fire and Ice before but it's probably been about 5 years. My date and I were looking for a reasonably priced date spot and I have been trying to eat healthy and fresh, so it was a perfect pick! We also HIGHLY enjoyed our margaritas!
Food and Ice
We selected our food ingredients and brought them with a sauce choice to the cooks in the middle of the room. I learned that I do not prefer to have to figure out what ingredients to include in my food choice. I cook at home but sort of don't want to when I go out. Most people were much younger (in their twenties) and seemed to be enjoying themselves so maybe we were just the wrong demographic.
Great meals because you can customize your plate
I love this place. They have such unique sauces that allow for great create-your-own taste combinations. The all-you-can-eat buffet allow you to make several different combinations. The staff is friendly and the service is great.
Fun place to eat
Fire and Ice is a very fun restaurant to dine at. Making your own food combinations is a plus, perfect for picky eaters too you pick exactly what goes into your dinner. Buffet style is great too, all you can eat and fresh food. Drinks from the bar were also great.
Comply branch is better
I think food was almost same like the other one in coply. I made a reservation before I visit there. When we arrived at there, they let us wait little bit and led us to the table. They lead us very busy and noisy seat at the firts time and I asked them if we can get less busy seat. It was pretty late time and there were many seats available. However, the young guy who led us to the table were not happy with my request. As soon as we ask it, he turned to be pretty cranky to us. We asked booth which was empty at that time and they had many booth seats are available. When I asked, he said it is all reserved and I said I made a reservation too. At the end, he put us to a table in a corner which was dark and no table setting. I expected towhich see nice and friendly servers and cooks because I had pretty nice experience at the coply branch before. Unfortunately, in this Cambridge branch, there were no happy and fun cooks and no friendly servers. It seemed like they put our server to cover too broad area and we were unable to catch her, when we need her. If you would like to go to fire and ice. I would recommend you to go to Copy not Cambridge.
I first experienced Fire and Ice in the ...
I first experienced Fire and Ice in the late 1990s. I missed the house made alcohol like prickly pear tecquil
Fun and different
This is a great place to take the family. With so many options, everyone gets exactly what they want. We went early on a Sunday - which I highly recommend, especially if you have children. When it gets too busy, the grill backs up, then there is too much waiting time. The food is excellent and very fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. Definitely a great place to relax and enjoy
Cheap big beers and drinks. Lots of tvs. ...
Cheap big beers and drinks. Lots of tvs. Heaven
A fun spot for teenagers. The vegetarian ...
A fun spot for teenagers. The vegetarian among us was happy.
I meant to put three stars, not one. Lou ...
I meant to put three stars, not one. Loud for me but staff are attentive and cooks are very pleasant and hard workers. A little overwhelming but fun too. I wish the ice cream was included in the price - no need for toppings.
Very casual "Mongolian style" BBQ
Great food selection, friendly and helpful staff. Lots of choices. I have a shellfish allergy, so was concerned at first about how my food would be prepared. Rather than use the communal grill, my selections were taken to the kitchen and prepared separately. This is a very casual restaurant.
Good food good service
Good food good service
Restaurant was practically empty. Had a wonderful time. Food was great and so was the service
It was great. Everyone was very friendly. Our server Kevin was AWESOME. We are going back again.
Mongolian grill meets Brazilian churrasc ...
Mongolian grill meets Brazilian churrascaria. Very fun.
food was decent, service subpar
First time at the Cambridge location, and I've never had an issues with service at the Boston location. We had 2 guys serving that night. One was really attentive, kind, and apologetic when we had to wait a while for our checks. The younger one was completely absent, didn't bring drinks until we told the other server to remind him after 10+ minutes had passed, and he never stopped by our table at all after the initial explanation of how Fire and Ice works. Overall, we were left waiting around for a lot longer than we should have been and my appetizer was brought by the younger server quite late in the meal. My mozzarella sticks were cold and the cheese was not even close to melted. But we left a good tip because the 2 guys shared it.
My son just started going to college out there, we went down for a visit and Fire & Ice had come highly recommended by my co-workers. They way they boasted about it I thought we have to try it. IT WAS AWFUL!!! The waitress was unattentive I had to ask her for a refill, they say they validate parking, she never helped me I had to reach out to another waiter who was telling his table and asked him to help me out. You would think she would have asked way she was taking away full plates of food, never did. I didn't see a visible manager who's ear I would have chewed off if I had.The food selection was mediocre at best. Then the yahoos running the grill keep walking away, due to that they way over cooked all of my party's food. It was not anywhere near the $85 the bill came up to. We go out a lot and we were hoping for a new place to go all the time, this will not be it.
We went on a weeknight which may have be ...
We went on a weeknight which may have been a mistake, but this place has tragically become a local has-been. The food was terrible, we were the only customers in the entire restaurant, and we still paid $18 per plate for food that was not edible. It sort of felt like dining inside of an abandoned amusement park: depressing and creepily reminiscent of better times.
I was expecting more when I booked. I w ...
I was expecting more when I booked. I wish the lighting was better. But I think that would have shown how ?unkempt the building was. I was expecting more of a show with the grill, more of a hibachi style. The food was good. Limited choices for kids. I think that there must be different choices at night then at lunch. Overall I would give it a 3 star and probably pass on returning again.
I was disappointed with the whole experience . Long wait to get the food cooked . Only 2 cooks running the grill .
This is a fun place to go with kids.
Everyone gets to choose what they want as many times as they want for one set price. Around the grill is loud and vibrant. If you want a quieter experience, ask to be seated in the back room. The wait staff is attentive and upbeat and the food fresh. Easy parking across the street, but a bit expensive. This restaurant is in Harvard Square within short walking distance to the Red Line MBTA stop,take the escalator from the platforms to the Church Street exit. After dinner stroll through Harvard Yard.
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