The Automatic - Cambridge
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, The Automatic is the ultimate neighborhood hangout featuring classic cocktails and great food.


Automatic Catering

We love to cater! Sam Friedman, our Assistant General Manager, oversees all catering orders and our crack kitchen team executes! Sam can be reached via email, or via phone at 617-714-5226.

We are happy to deliver all orders within a mile radius of the restaurant. We encourage you to eat your hot food upon arrival as our meals are best served at optimal temperatures. If you want something else, just ask! We are happy to accommodate special requests. And, please let us know how we can get better!

You can also Download and Print our Catering Menu.


With 48 hours notice we will be able to guarantee all item availability. 24 hours notice is a minimum, but we work with the kitchen to make exceptions whenever possible.

There is 10 person minimum per dish and we require a $150 order exclusive of 7% sales tax, and a 3% admin fee. 

Chaffing dishes, sterno and stands are available with an additional fee.


farm fresh lettuce, vegetables, and good home Automatic preparations

Automatic Salad $9 per person
shaved carrots, fresh cucumbers,croutons, salted zucchini
choice of dressing:
house vinaigrette, mustard balsamic, catalina, latin caesar, japanese vinaigrette

Latin Grilled Chicken Salad $11 per person
avocado, dried tomatoes, chipotle caesar,pepitas, tortilla strips

Asian Roasted Salmon Salad $14 per person
hoisin glaze, ginger vinaigrette,pickled mushrooms, grilled rabe

Build Your Own Taco Bar

served with all the fixings including: onions, cilantro, tomatoes, fresh corn tortillas

Carnitas $11 per person
braised pork, pineapple salsa, queso fresco

Chile Grilled Chicken $11 per person
mango salsa, grilled cumin onion

Panca Roasted Vegetables $10 per person
huancaina sauce, cilantro slaw

doner kebab bar

served with pickled onions, tomatoes, cucumbers,parsley, cacik, hot sauce and pita

Grilled Sirloin $12 per person
Grilled Chicken $10 per person

Mezze platter

served with pita, olives, garlic yogurt and choice of 4 of the sides below $45 serves 10–12 people

Baba Ganoush
Hummus Roasted
Carrot Salad w/ Cumin & Mint
Eggplant Salad

Afternoon snack

Artichoke Dip $4 per person
Crudite w/ Automatic Dip $33 serves 10–12 people
Cheese and Crackers $55 serves 10–12 people


Cookie Platter $35 serves 10–12 people
choice of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodle

Fruit Platter $40 serves 10–12 people


Batched $3 per person
iced tea / passion fruit punch / lemonade

Canned $2 per person
Coke / Diet Coke / Sprite / Ginger Ale


Baba Ganoush- charred puree of eggplant with tahini
Cacik Turkish- cucumber yogurt sauce
Doner Kebab- authentic Turkish rotisserie of cooked meat
Huancaina Sauce- spicy Peruvian cheese sauce
Muhammara Syrian- red pepper walnut spread
Panca- red pepper paste
Tabouleh- bulgar, parsley, mint