Loyal Nine

Seafood-Centric American

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Overview

Expect rustic, New American cuisine at Loyal Nine, an intimate East Cambridge spot featuring a daily-changing menu of local New England fare. Dish highlights include grilled pork ribs glazed with molasses, mead-braised lobster or confit aged duck with mousse liver toasts, as well as a raw bar offering clams, oysters and mussels. The pipe-and-joint bar pours global wines, craft beers, ciders, low proof cocktails and twists on classics, like a carbonated mint julep or a mezcal-based Corpse Reviver #2.

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Accolades

  • Boston’s 50 Best New Restaurants 2016 - Boston Globe
  • The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Boston 2015 - Zagat
  • Two and a Half Stars from the Boston Globe 2015
  • Best New Restaurants 2015 - Boston Magazine

Menu for Loyal Nine

Dinner Menu

Shared Supper

  • Shared Supper Sit back, relax, leave the decisions to us. Allow us to prepare the menu for your table
    $55.00

Seafood

  • Race Point Oysters from massachusetts, dressed with chamomile vinegar
    $2.50
  • Belon Oysters from midcoast maine, dressed with smoked porter vinegar
    $3.50
  • Littleneck Clams half dozen, on the half shell, fermented green tomatoes + horseradish
    $9.00
  • Mackerel Tartare preserved cucumbers and barley
    $9.00
  • Soused Bluefish brown bread topped with soused bluefish, cultured cream + radishes
    $9.00
  • Fried Clams piccalilli aioli
    $14.00
  • Juniper-Crusted Monkfish with carrots + smoked fish broth
  • Lobster braised in mead + hickory nuts with red fife sesame sourdough
    For Half $19.00
    For Whole $36.00

Veggies

  • Crispy Fried Soldier Beans tossed with sweet herbs + our sea salt
    $5.00
  • Coriander-Roasted Sunchokes with smoked fish mousse
    $7.00
  • Sallet hand rolled salad with boston lettuce, kohlrabi + aged goat cheese
    $7.00
  • Chicory Salad pumpkin seed butter, fresh cheese, pickled apple + cured pork jowl
    $12.00
  • Charred Sweet Potato our yogurt, toasted clam vinaigrette
    $8.00
  • Crispy Steel Cut Oats pan fried + tossed with spinach, celery root + confit garlic
    $16.00

Meat

  • Pork Liver Mousse with apple chutney
    $10.00
  • Fried Oysters + Chicken Legs celery, cured egg yolk
    $18.00
  • Grilled Pork Ribs glazed in molasses, topped with pickled hot peppers
    $18.00
  • Ossabaw Pork Sausage swiss chard, fingerling potatoes, pork cracklings
    $18.00
  • Roast Chicken roasted on the bone, served with charred cabbage, chicken dripping potato salad + oyster vinaigrette
    $19.00
  • Ossabaw Pork Loin glazed beets, buckwheat, sauce of foie gras
    $22.00
  • Rohan Duck roasted breast with parsnips, prunes + liver mousse toast
    $19.00

Brunch Menu

Main

  • Massachusetts oysters with chamomile vinegar
    $2.50
  • Littleneck Clams green tomato + horseradish
    6 For $9.00
  • Marinated Mussels with sauerkraut over pease pudding
    $9.00
  • Pastry Basket ask us what's inside
    $9.00
  • Lobster Popover poached egg + smoked pork fat hollandaise
    $17.00
  • Fried Clam + Bacon Sandwich piccalilli aioli, side salad
    $15.00
  • Black Pudding + Veal Sausage cattle beans, poached egg + fermented pepper vinaigrette
    $14.00
  • Augusta Potato Rosti with creamed chipped beef, fried egg + fish pepper relish
    $12.00
  • Endive + Radicchio Salad with confit mushrooms, pistachios + a soft boiled egg
    $9.00
  • A Sweet Porridge of Oats Called Pondemnast with frozen yogurt, granola and dried berries
    $13.00
  • Brown Bread Pancakes preserved fruit + whipped cultured cream
    $11.00
  • Baked Eggs in a cast iron with smoked mackerel, charred veggies + grilled scallions
    $11.00
  • Scrambled Eggs maple-glazed acorn squash, confit mushrooms + pickled veggies
    $11.00
  • Breakfast Sandwich hash brown, fried egg, ossabaw bacon, herb aioli, salad
    $9.00

Sides

  • Toast w/ preserves
    $6.00
  • Biscuit w/ preserves
    $6.00
  • Winkle Roll
    $3.50
  • Ossabaw Bacon
    $5.00
  • Home Fries
    $4.00
  • Side Salad
    $4.00
  • Add an Egg
    $3.00

Wine List

Glass + Carafe Whites

  • '15 Quinta da Raza, "Raza", Vinho Verde
    6oz $9.00
    14oz $18.00
  • '14 Filippi Garganega, Soave, Veneto
    6oz $12.00
    14oz $24.00
  • '15 Negro Lorenzo, Roero Arneis, Piedmont
    6oz $12.00
    14oz $24.00
  • '15 Vigne Guadagno, Greco di Tufo, Avellino
    6oz $12.00
    14oz $24.00

$40 Whites

  • '15 Anton Bauer Gmork, Gruner Veltliner, Wagram
  • '14 Jo Landron, Les Houx, Muscadet
  • '15 Chateau le Payral Sauvignon / Sem / Muscadelle, Bergerac
  • '15 Domaine Labbe Abymes, Jacquere Savoie
  • '14 Jean Perrier et Fils, Roussette, Altesse, Savoie
  • '15 Meinklang, Somlo White, Hungary
  • '15 La Val, Albarino, Rias Baixas
  • '14 Famille Laurent, Chardonnay / Tressalier, Saint-Pourcain

$60 Whites

  • '13 I Clivi, Ribolla Gialla, Friuli
  • '14 Peter Lauer, Barrel X Riesling, Saar
  • '14 Domaine Oudin, Chablis
  • '12 Perraud, Clisson, Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine, Loire
  • '14 Ca' Liptra, Kypra Verdicchio, Marche
  • '14 Chateau de Lavernette, Chardonnay, Beaujolais
  • '15 Marc Pesnot, Miss Terre, Melon de Bourgogne, Nantes
  • '13 Hausherr, Aussitot bue, Alsace Blend
  • '13 Rocco di Carpeneto, Roo Cortese, Piedmont
  • '13 Gurrieri, Grillo, Vittoria, Sicily
  • '10 La Tour Gris, Les Amandiers Chenin, Saumur, Loire

Down Cellar Whites

  • '13 Robert Sinskey, Abraxas, Sonoma
    $96.00
  • '13 Tissot, Les Graviers Chardonnay, Arbois, Jura
    $100.00
  • '13 Movia, Sivi Pinot Grigio, Friuli
    $75.00
  • '14 F. Chidaine, Clos de Breuil Chenin, Montlouis
    $68.00
  • '12 Peter Lauer, Senior Riesling, Saar
    $85.00
  • '14 Nicolas Joly, Coulee de Serrant, Savennieres
    $170.00
  • '14 Marimar La Masia Chardonnay, Russian River
    $95.00
  • '12 Hausherr, Altengarten, Riesling / Gewurz, Alsace
    $70.00
  • '13 Elisabetta Foradori, Manzoni Bianco, Trentino
    $75.00
  • '12 La Distesa, 'Gli Eremi' Verdicchio, Marche
    $82.00
  • '12 Sebastien Riffault, Quarterons, Sancerre
    $80.00
  • '09 Jean Bourdy, Savagnin, Cotes du Jura
    $78.00
  • '05 R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Gravonia, Rioja Alta
    $80.00
  • '00 I Clivi, Brazan, Friulano, Collio Goriziano
    $140.00
  • '11 La Stoppa, Ageno, Emilia-Romagna
    $92.00

Glass + Carafe Red

  • '14 Thurnhof, Schiava, South Tyrol, Italy
    $11.00
    $22.00
  • '15 Poderi Cellario, E! Rosso Barbera, Piedmont
    $11.00
    $22.00
  • '14 Martilde, Bonarda, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy
    $10.00
    $20.00
  • '13 Negro Lorenzo, Langhe, Nebbiolo, Piedmont
    $13.00
    $26.00
  • '14 Valdelana Tempranillo / Graciano, Rioja
    $12.00
    $24.00

$40 Reds

  • '14 Meinklang, Burgenland Red, Austria
  • '14 Dom Rimbert, Cousin Oscar, Cinsault, Languedoc
  • '14 Quinta da Raza, Vinhao Vinho Verde (Chilled)
  • '14 Martilde, Barbera, Oltrepo Pavese, Lombardy
  • '14 Chateau, Tire Pe Diem, Merlot, Bordeaux
  • '14 Poggio Trevvalle, Sangiovese, Morellino di Scansano
  • '14 Domaine les Grands Bois, Cotes du Rhone, Villages

$60 Reds

  • '15 Partida Creus, Vinel - lo, Grenache Blend, Catalonia
  • '12 Jean Bourdy, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau, Cotes du Jura
  • '11 Le Grain de Seneve, Roue Libre, Beaujolais
  • '14 Ronchi di Cialla, Schioppettino, Friuli
  • '13 Cantine, Valenti, Etna Rosso, Sicily
  • '13 Chateau, Yvonne, Cabernet Franc, Saumur Champigny
  • '13 Cantina Lilliu, Cannonau, Bovale, Syrah, Sardinia
  • '14 Elisabetta, Foradori Teroldego, Trentino
  • '14 Leonardo Bussoletti, Ciliegiolo, di Narni, Umbria
  • '14 Poderi Cellario, Barbera, Piedmont
  • '11 Bernard Vallette, Cuvee Centenaire, Beaujolais
  • '12 Giacomo Mori, Chianti, Tuscany

Down Cellar Reds

  • '15 Stephane Tissot, DD Arbois, Jura
    $75.00
  • '12 Von Winning, Pinot Noir II, Rhineland
    $125.00
  • '13 Marimar, Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
    $105.00
  • '07 R. Lopez de Heredia, Vina Cubillo, Rioja Alta
    $75.00
  • '14 Julien Sunier, Gamay Morgon, Beaujolais
    $80.00
  • '11 Davide Carlone, Nebbiolo / Vespolina, Boca, Italy
    $85.00
  • '12 Rocco di Carpeneto, Dolcetto di Ovada, Piedmont
    $80.00
  • '11 Domaine Reveille, Climax, Roussillon
    $72.00
  • '11 Domaine Jaulin Plaisantin, L'Enfer, Chinon
    $76.00
  • '15 Lamoresca, Mascalisi, Sicily
    $110.00
  • '13 Domaine Gros Nore, Bandol, Provence
    $120.00

Sherry Glass

  • Bodegas Cesar Florido, Fino, Chipiona
    $8.00
  • Bodegas Cesar Florido, Oloroso, Chipiona
    $11.00
  • El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez, Jerez
    $12.00
  • Georges Puig, Rancio Sec, Roussillon (not sherry)
    $9.00

Sparkling Glass

  • NV Bohigas Brut Reserva, Cava (White)
    $10.00
  • NV Caneva da Nani, Prosecco (Col Fondo)
    $12.00
  • NV Jean Bourdy, Cremant du Jura, Brut Rose
    $14.00

Glass + Carafe Rose

  • '15 Mittelbach, Zweigelt, Wachau, Austria
    $11.00
    $22.00
  • '14 Gurrieri, Nero d'Avola / Frappato, Sicily
    $12.00
    $24.00

Sparkling Bottle

  • '15 Manaresi, Pignoletto Frizzante, Bologna, Emilia - Romagna
    $56.00
  • '13 I Clivi, RBL Spumante, Brut Nature Ribolla Gialla, Colli Orientali del Friuli
    $70.00
  • NV Chateau de Lavernette, Granit, Brut Nature Gamay, Blanc de Noir, Maconnais
    $75.00
  • '10 Negro Lorenzo, DOCG, Arneis Spumante, Roero, Piedmont
    $85.00
  • NV Pierre Gimonnet, Cuis 1 er Cru, Brut Reserve Chardonnay, Cote des Blancs, Champagne
    $150.00
  • NV Egly-Ouriet, Brut Tradition, Grand Cru, Pinot Noir / Chard, Montagne de Reims, Champagne
    $180.00
  • NV Domaine Goutorbe Grand Cru, Brut Rose, Pinot Noir / Chard, Vallee de la Marne, Champagne
    $170.00
  • NV Marie - Courtin, Indulgence, Extra Brut Rose Pinot Noir, Core des Bar, Champagne
    $200.00

Rose Bottles

  • '15 Lo, Spaventapasseri, Pinot Nero, Asti, Italy
    $50.00
  • '14 Clos Cibonne, Tibouren, Cotes de Provence
    $65.00
  • '15 Thomas - Labaille Pinot Noir, Sancerre, Loire
    $60.00
  • '14 Robert Sinskey, Vin Gris, Los Carneros
    $75.00
  • '14 Buil & Gine, Rosat, Priorat
    $50.00
  • '14 Domaine Gros Nore, Bandol, Provence
    $80.00

Cocktails Menu

Draft

  • Collective Arts Ransack the Universe juicy 6.8% IPA
    $8.00
  • Beer'd Brewing 8 Days a Week 6.7% pale ale with lush citra hops
    $8.00
  • Maine Beer Co MO beautifully hoppy + clean 6% american pale ale
    $9.00
  • Bunker Brewing Co Machine Pils zesty, clean, slightly spicy pilsner 5.2%
    $8.00
  • Singlecut Beersmiths Weird + Gilly IPA 6.6%, not our only bowie shoutout
    $9.00
  • Page 24 Barrel Aged Brune 7.9% brown ale aged in burgundy barrels
    $12.00
  • Singlecut Beersmiths Eric More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout creamy 6.2%
    $8.00

Cans

  • Night Shift Whirlpool 4.5% smooth and juicy pale ale
    16oz $9.00
  • Night Shift Furth 5.5% golden german hefeweizen
    16oz $9.00
  • Night Shift Santilli crisp, tropical, hop-loaded 6% IPA
    16oz $9.00
  • Night Shift the 87 imperial IPA from our everett friends
    16oz $9.00
  • Night Shift Morph 6.8% IPA with passionfruit / lime aromas
    16oz $9.00
  • Almanac Beer Co Saison Dolores barley, wheat + rye, 5.5%
    12oz $7.00
  • Firestone Walker Pivo Pils bitter twang to a classic pils, 12oz of 5.3%
    12oz $6.00
  • Banded Horn Veridian IPA smooth, malty, honeyed 6% IPA
    $7.00
  • The Tap Brewing Solar Plexus 9.3% local double IPA, tropical hop load
    $11.00
  • Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Cherry Berliner tart cherries + wheat 3.7%
    16.9oz $18.00
  • Mikkeller Spontanframboos 7.7% sour ale, razzes + oak barrels
    11.2oz $26.00
  • To Øl Gose to Hollywood 3.8% gose ale amped up with oranges 16.9oz
    $18.00
  • Against the Grain Citra Ass Down 16oz of 8.2% IIPA with a citra smack
    $11.00
  • Marz Brewing Co Jungle Boogie 5.3% pale wheat ale with rooibos
    16oz $10.00

Bottles

  • To ØL Gossip 4.3% gose amped up with rose hips
    12oz $17.00
  • To ØL Nelson Survin gypsy brewed explosive 9% sour
    12oz $17.00
  • To ØL Roses are Brett funky red farmhouse with razzes
    12oz $17.00
  • Hanssens Artisanal Gueuze well- blended, pale 6% sour
    375ml $24.00
  • Tilquin A L'ancienne Oude Quetsche ethereal plum lambic at 6.4%
    375ml $38.00
  • Two Metre Tall Brewery 4.9% wild ale, sweet honey kick of brett
    375ml $23.00
  • Off Color Troublesome wheat, salt + lemon for this bitter 4.3% gose
    $9.00
  • Mikkeller Spontan Dry Hop Simcoe 5.5% dry hopped sour ale
    11.2oz $22.00
  • Kiuchi Brewery hitachino nest's 5% saison du japon w/ yuzu + koji
    $13.00
  • Singlecut Softly Spoken Magic Spells pine, stone fruit double IPA
    16.9oz $19.00
  • Singlecut Is This The Real Life peaches, citrusy, touch of resin IPA
    16.9oz $19.00
  • Night Shift Harbourside 750mls of gose brewed with island creek oysters
    $29.00
  • Night Shift Bramble Weisse 750mls of 5.2% mix ferment raspberry sour
    $29.00
  • Blackberry Farm Summer Saison traditional wheat - driven ale
    750ml $28.00
  • Anchorage Love Buzz Saison seasoned, barrelled, dry hopped 8%
    750ml $42.00

Cider

  • Eric Bordelet, 5% off-dry + refreshing
    10oz Glass $6.00
  • L'Hermitiere Organic sec with oaky tannins + hay notes
    750ml $38.00
  • Etienne Dupont 4.5% funky with the brettanomyces
    375ml $17.00
  • Isastegi Sagardo 6% tart + unfiltered
    750ml $25.00
  • Oyster River Wine Co, Hoboken Station 9% light funk
    750ml $30.00

Soda + Lemonade + Coffee + Tea

  • Chamomile Lemon Soda
    $4.00
  • Cascara Fizz
    $4.00
  • Lemonade
    $4.00
  • Iced Tea
    $3.00
  • Cold Brew Iced Coffee
    $4.00

Sugarcane

  • Privateer, Amber, Ipswich
    $10.00
  • Privateer Double Pot Still, Amber, Ipswich
    $12.00
  • Privateer, Queen's Share, Ipswich
    $12.00
  • Privateer, Navy Yard, Ipswich
    $12.00
  • Privateer, Origin Story Navy Yard, Ipswich
    $13.00
  • Turkey Shore, Old Ipswich, Tavern Style, Ipswich
    $9.00
  • Rhum Barbancourt, 5 Star, Haiti
    $9.00
  • Zafra, 21 Year, Panama
    $18.00
  • Angostura, 5 Year, Trinidad + Tobago
    $8.00
  • Angostura, 1919, Trinidad + Tobago
    $12.00
  • Ron del Barrilito, 3 Stars, Puerto Rico
    $12.00
  • Ron Matusalem, 15 Year, Dominican Republic
    $10.00
  • Cockspur, 12 Year, Barbados
    $10.00
  • El Dorado, 3 Year, Guyana
    $7.00
  • El Dorado, 12 Year, Guyana
    $13.00
  • Smith + Cross, Jamaica
    $9.00
  • Rhum JM, VO, Martinique
    $11.00
  • St George, Agricole, California
    $12.00
  • St George, Aged Agricole, California
    $14.00

Grain

  • Breckenridge, Bourbon, Colorado
    $12.00
  • Koval, Four Grain, Single Barrel, Chicago
    $12.00
  • Koval, Bourbon Single Barrel, Chicago
    $12.00
  • Dry Fly Distilling, Straight Triticale
    $13.00
  • Dry Fly Distilling, Cask Strength Wheat
    $13.00
  • Rock Town, Sour Mash, Arkansas
    $14.00
  • Rock Town, Rye, Arkansas
    $14.00
  • Few Spirits, Rye, Chicago
    $13.00
  • Teeling, Single Grain, Dublin, Ireland
    $11.00
  • Teeling, Single Malt, Dublin, Ireland
    $12.00
  • St George, Single Malt, California
    $14.00
  • Bruichladdich, Scottish Barley (Unpeated) Islay
    $9.00
  • Bruichladdich, Rockside Farm (Unpeated) Islay
    $14.00
  • Glen Garioch, 12 year, Bourbon + Sherry Casked
    $14.00
  • The Glenrothes, Speyside, Bourbon Cask Reserve
    $14.00
  • The Glenrothes, Speyside, Vintage Reserve
    $12.00
  • Westland Single Malt, Sherry Cask
    $18.00

Low Octane

  • French Film french vermouth, honey, benedictine, lemon
    $9.00
  • Rome with A Tropical View campari, lime, dry vermouth, passionfruit, soda
    $9.00
  • Ginger Beer OG "Sour Tonic" at 6%, Made Here
    $8.00
  • Averna Diamond Fizz averna, lemon, mole bitters, cava
    $10.00

Hard Liquor

  • Dirty Martini Gin-Based + Sauerkraut Goodness
    $11.00
  • Town Crier Calvados, Rum, Punt E Mes, Benedictine
    $11.00
  • Hey Heywood gin, st george pear, yellow chartreuse, lemon
    $12.00
  • Monopoly Money tequila, swedish punsch, apricot + lime
    $11.00
  • Life on Mars greylock gin, campari, lillet, st george pear. $1 from every sale goes to the jimmy fund
    $12.00
  • Telenovela swizzle with mezcal, green chartreuse, falernum, citrus
    $13.00
  • In The Navy 4 rum old fashioned - smith + cross, old ipswich tavern style, old monk, privateer amber, all spice dram, angostura bitters
    $12.00
  • Hungry Like the Wolf four roses bourbon, elderflower, pimm's, ginger beer
    $12.00
  • Lifting The Fog rum, brandy, falernum, passionfruit, lemon, madeira float
    $12.00
  • Grand Junction Bowl rhum, brandy, citrus, earl grey syrup, tamarind + soda water
    $55.00

660 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Neighborhood Feel, Rustic
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Family, Groups, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 945-2576
  • Private Dining Room: Yes