Cambridge’s Club Passim Now Offering Dinner Service

Former Garden at the Cellar chef Brandon Arms whipping up pork belly buns and fried chicken for concertgoers.

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Chef Brandon Arms. Photo provided

Club Passim in Cambridge quietly rolled out an interesting new dining experience inside their music venue last week. After parting ways with Veggie Planet, a near 14-year tenant relationship, the non-profit club renovated its kitchen and hired chef Brandon Arms, an alum of Garden at the Cellar and Ken Oringer’s Clio.

Now you can take in a show with a selection of Arms’ globally-inspired small plates and snacks like his country ham wrapped dates, a grass-fed beef burger, butter poached lobster, pan seared salmon, and Southern fried chicken. The menu will feature upwards of 10 rotating items, something that will change monthly, as well as nightly specials like his house-made duck pastrami reuben and spicy lamb gnocchi.

Despite the space limitations of the kitchen, Arms says he’s taking advantage of his height and building upward. That spirit of ingenuity will allow him to take a hyper-seasonal approach with his new menu. Also, the chef will soon introduce lunch and breakfast service at the space, a first for Club Passim.

When it debuts next week, Club Passim’s lunch service will run daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Currently, dinner service is only available for those attending concerts at the venue, with the kitchen opening one hour prior to show time. But hey, just take this as your sign to go see more live music.

Below is a look at Club Passim’s newest menu.


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