Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table

Henrietta's Table

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.henriettastable.com/
  • Phone: 6176615005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00am, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00am, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am, 12:00pm - 3:00pm, 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Peter Davis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: A private room is available for parties of 4 to 40. It is a beautiful room decorated in a warm and comfortable New England style, with large windows overlooking the courtyard. It offers a private sound system, A/V and high-speed cable access.
  • Private Party Contact: Ani Moore 6176615014

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elliott St.
  • Public Transit: Harvard T Stop
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a garage in the hotel; after 5:00pm it is $12.00, must leave by 5am.
A word from Henrietta's Table
"Fresh and Honest" which means fresh from the farm and honest to goodness home cooking.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Henrietta's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (80)fit for foodies (77)great for outdoor dining (69)good for groups (59)special occasion (54)great for lunch (52)neighborhood gem (44)kid-friendly (43)romantic (19)scenic view (11)notable wine list (11)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Great food
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Duck dish was amazing. Accommodated our party very well.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overrated and expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went because we decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week (Dine Out Boston) "bargains." Although the cost of a complete dinner with appetizers and dessert was reasonable, the food was mediocre, there was not much ambiance and we were generally disappointed. We would not return and would not recommend. There are many far better places in Cambridge and Boston and many are more reasonably price.
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  • Expensive Casual
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our group of 4 ate at Henrietta's Table before heading off to the theater. We ate outside which was pleasant. I'd been here several times before and never liked the unadorned tables inside which look more like a cafeteria than a fine restaurant. Everything is al a carte, so the tab runs up surprisingly high. Service is pleasant but unprofessional with waiters reaching across diners and forgetting ordered items. For the money there are many better choices in the Harvard Square area.
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  • Henrietta's Table
    DDS1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant was fantastic! I have several food allergies and they were very accommodating! Staff was very attentive and good was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No dogs on patio
    DrAudioVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We arrived with our bichon Lucky to enjoy lunch on the patio and we were told that because of an "incident" dogs are not allowed any longer. I was very sad to hear this because this patio is one of the best for dog lovers. They finally did find a seat for us after speaking with the manager but if you plan on going with your dog you had better call first.
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  • Another Brunch
    marianVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Our daughter's favorite brunch site. Took her back again two weeks later with BFF to celebrate college bound!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely patio
    goodfoodgoodserviceVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'd forgotten what a lovely outdoor space Henrietta's Table enjoyed. The food is excellent, as is the service. A great choice in Harvard Square.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lack of seasoning killed my meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great setting and service but rarely have I had a meal that was as tasteless as the lamb stew
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were a group of six ....... old friends meeting for lunch. They were very accommodating with outside seating out of the sun. Delightful!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great to have a restaurant with original, locally-sourced, great-tasting food with outstanding service that is not over-priced or pretentious. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food was fresh but not spectacularly prepared. However the ambiance of sitting ourside on a warm summer night was enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • oldfoodie
    oldfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I love the whole ambience...causal, but par excellence in every respect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still just as great as I remember
    Mikeblan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I had been to Henrietta's several times when I went to school in Cambridge. Every meal was wonderful. Our summer travel plans landed us in Boston and Cambridge and my wife and I wanted to go back to Henrietta's. Everything was fantastic. I really was happy to see a gem like this has continues to provide excellent food with great service fifteen years later! I hope it's not fifteen years until my next visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, expensive sunday brunch
    labostondinerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Be aware that on Sundays your only option is a $50 brunch. Everything is available and you could eat for hours, but it's all delicious and rich so you'll get full quickly. Definitely a special occasion brunch spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Francine02476
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My first time for dinner. I had been there several time for lunch and always enjoyed the food. The food at dinner was quite good (I would recommend the Halibut Cheeks,) the reasonably price wine was good and the service pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I understand the theme of this restaurant is New England fare, but in summer I would have appreciated some lighter dinner choices. Yankee Pot roast on a sweltering July evening? Bleh.
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  • So so.
    JT21079
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The restaurant said we didn't have a reservation. Obviously, since Open Table sent us an email to rate our experience, we did. The waitress acted put upon the whole evening. We did end up with a nice table. When she finally took our drink order, they were delivered after the appetizer. The pork was very good, but the chicken and halibut cheeks lackluster. We've been here several times before and always enjoyed it.
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  • Fresh and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Henrietta's Table uses local, fresh ingredients which made for a delicious enjoyable meal. The crab cakes were generous and mostly crab. The greens were crisp and tasty. And the Yankee pot roast was tender and comforting. Our blueberry crostata was to die for!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing
    fud4thotVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The brunch was disappointing. I had enjoyed dinners here before and was expecting the same quality of food. Unfortunately my husband and I were not impressed with what was offered at brunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    UpstateNYer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Comfortable atmosphere, delicious food and friendly service! Best bread pudding we've ever had!!! Would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre foodnice ambience
    foodie21
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    6 of us went for celebratory meal- prime rib- fatty slab of chewy cold meat- with mashed potatoes mixed with horrible cheese- all for almost $30! duck was better- salmon OK- overpriced for the food- the ambience is nice- service very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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  • outstanding local New England fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Outstanding local sources explained, like the local cheese menu and beer menu, making every delicious bite more special. Savory and delicious, exceptionally well prepared and inventive! Wait staff welcoming, knowledgeable & efficient!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    loved coming here--friendly, helpful staff--awareness of theater time for dinner also loved at another time after event dining
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Traveler2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food mediocre to poor. Service less than attentive. A disappointment, considering how it's lauded by frommer's and overrated by Zagat's.
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  • Another lovely evening
    ScottVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We often stop at Henrietta's Table when going to a Regattabar performance, and this was one of those occasions. Nick, our server, was superb - professional, fun, knowledgeable about the menu, attentive to getting us out in time for the performance. And he remembered to give us the 10% discount that applies to Regattabar customers. The Yankee Pot Roast, which some of our party had, was superb. The Halibut, which I had, was quite good but not the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Fresh & gr8 ambience but lil flavor
    gradstudentfromthearea
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife got the lamb shank & I went with the pork chops. The small portion size of her dish surprised my wife though the pork chops were a decent size. I found the pork chops & the sauce to be under-salted. Halfway through my dish, I liberally sprinkled salt & it helped the flavor of the dish by a few notches. Also even though the pork chops had been brined overnight, as I was working my way through the pork chops, I did not find any flavors to have seeped through the chops themselves. We also had a pitcher of Sangria. It was very disappointing. The sangria felt watery and there were no other fruits besides some slices of strawberry in it. Overall impression: Not great. Pluses: fresh food & nice ambiance; Cons: Taste - very underwhelming.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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  • good locally sourced food
    omh66
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    great food from organic sources, interesting combinations. The tartar sauce with the crab cakes was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Losing steam?
    Storm
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Hadn't been to Henrietta's for brunch in a number of years,wasn't overly impressed this time. For starters, the hostess didn't seem like she wanted to be there- definitely needs attitude adjustment for that job. I really looked forward to the oysters but they were just not that good - small and not that flavorful. Don't know if it's the batch they got or what, but they were just OK. The waffles were very good - I thought the fruit selection could have been much better, but then when I later went to the dessert table, there was all the fruit I wish I'd seen earlier near the main buffet. Service was very good, no complaints with our waiter, he was great. For the price, you kind of expect things to be top notch in all departments.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • tired
    Antik
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    6 of us got together for a Saturday brunch. To be fair It was the end of the branch shift, so staff was hot and tired. We sat outside, chairs had no cushion, so girls in short shorts end up with a bruises on the upper portion of the hamstring, With the memorable pattern from the wire. Menu was too heavy on fruit/nuts bread items. It was a nice bread, way too much though. One of our guests had nut allergy, another hated raisins. Portions were rather too generous 5/6 slices of french toast with what looked like a pile of whip cream. Oysters were sad and dry in their shell. I suspect it was just the weather, but to be honest I would be rather hesitant to come again. Best item from our selections was a watermelon gazpacho.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Dinner at Henrietta's
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food! Fresh, healthy...not a lot of salt or preservatives. I started off with a crab and corn chowder which was very good and the waitress brought us warm, gluten-free bread because of my dining companion's allergy. I ordered the vegetarian chili with empanadas and it was delicious. There were a lot of fresh vegetables used and it was spicy, too, which I like. Good portion and it also comes with two empanadas on top that are filled with melted cheese. I loved the dough they used to make the empanadas...dense, chewy...great for mopping up the chili. A very hearty dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in Boston
    HighStandards
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Went to Henrietta's last weekend for Sunday brunch. Had been there a few years ago and it was even better this time. Fresh food, great selection for everyone. You don't leave "carb'ed out" like many hotel brunches. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Honest table!
    Gatuna
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Fresh flavors with every bite, good size portions. Service very professional, no intrusive at all: they are around when you just need them! The only item that was terrible.... Their coffee! A very expensive expresso with a definitively burn taste! Next time I will stop next door for this!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quality not consistent
    Mike58
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Sometimes the food here is excellent, but I find that the quality has gone down,or maybe it was only this visit. Wild salmon did not taste like wild salmon. It was flavorless. I really like that the restaurant thinks about sustainability in regards to seafood, etc., and that there is a range of good wines including organic.
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  • Disappointing this time
    hard2pleaz
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We have enjoyed Henrietta's Table on numerous occasions but not this time. While the service was still very good, the noise level was overwhelming, in fact, intolerable for one of us who wears hearing aids. In addition, the food was quite disappointing. Good ingredients but flat tasting. The Sangria was much too sweet and the bread was hard.
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  • Sunday Surprise
    Babs10VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Make sure you are hungry when you go. There is so much food. I couldn't eat some of the hot stuff, since I had filled up on the cheese, vegetables and salads. Didn't even have enough room for dessert. Nice variety of hot and cold dishes.
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    great for brunch
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  • Waitor not good, food really good
    Cristina
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was well prepared and completely farm to fresh table. The food was delious and the servings were an excellent size. All veggies and fruits that made up the dishes were those in season which made the dishes super fresh. The waitor must of had a bad night because he was a bit condescending. He was never down right ride but never really wanted to go above and beyond. Example one of our friends is gluten free and happened to pick a dish that was not. He put the order in and then came back and said sorry your dish isn't gluten free. Then my husband asked if the chef could make a gluten free meal and he said that there are gluten free meals on the menu but that she just picked one that is not....um, shouldn't he help her know this.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner with daughter
    MalMVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My daughter lives in Cambridge and I left the burbs to meet her at Henrietta's. We sat down and whoosh! a server was over to bring us water and ask what we'd like to drink. My daughter chose a cocktail which was luscious (Mom stole a sip) and the food was terrific. My daughter is a vegetarian and not only were there choices for her but also the produce is fresh and interesting. I had the cod cakes and a delicious salad. A good time was had by all.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Always delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Henrietta's is my family's go-to special occassion restaurant in the area. We love everything on the menu, and my husband lives for the Anadama bread that they serve before the meal. Since I'm very picky about the lives of animals before they come to my table, Henrietta's is the only place in Harvard Square where I can really let my inner carnivore free, and it's amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent brunch
    Meganmom
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The restaurant has an excellent brunch where you can find something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Good quality, but tasteless
    JimmyZ
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The ingredients are great, but the flavor comes up short.
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