Henrietta's Table
Henrietta's Table

Henrietta's Table

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.henriettastable.com/
  • Phone: (617) 661-5005
  • 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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Henrietta's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
259 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (123)good for groups (92)great for brunch (90)special occasion (76)neighborhood gem (70)great for lunch (68)great for outdoor dining (59)kid-friendly (36)hot spot (17)romantic (13)notable wine list (9)scenic view (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Party of 6, surprise dinner for my wife. All went very well with the exception of 3 different times the server forgot parts of our drink orders. I had asked for a candle in my wifes dessert order and when it was delivered, 3 servers sang...in harmony! oh yeah, the food was exceptional. Very well prepared and beautifully presented. Parking was easy, in the basement of the hotel and only cost $10 with validation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable but loud
    LloydVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    There with a group of friends the night before ythe Harvard-Yale game. Don't remember it ever being so loud that it was hard to have a conversation that all four of us could hear. Three of us had the day's special--swordfish--perfectly cooked and extremely tasty, though not the most generous portion. Accompanied were roasted mixed root vegetables, very tasty and crisp, but odd that they wwere served cold. (Could this have been a mistake?) One of us had the lamb shank and was disappointed by the small portion and the pieces of meat not on the bone. The pea soup and vegetable was a delicious and very filling appetizer. My baked apple dessert was perfection. The pumpkin pie special was, my companions said, disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food small drinks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Henrietta's Table is spot on with their food. Mostly local and very well prepared. I hosted a small business dinner and the setting was very cozy and allowed the business speak to flow with high energy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    TexaschemistVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food was quite good. Especially liked the Nantucket Bay scallops and the root vegetable hash. Service was remarkably poor. Waited five minutes at the hostess stand while she talked on the phone without even a nod of acknowledgement. Had to ask to get sweetener for our tea. Had a glass spill and had it contained and partially cleaned before we could get a waiter's attention. No refills on our coffee. And our table was adjacent to the wait station. Too expensive to be treated so poorly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for celebrations!
    MagicFan
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We celebrated my mothers 85th birthday and it was the perfect event. It wasn't too noisy, my mother loved her food (portions aren't too too big) and best of all, two waiters came out and delivered a cake and a spectacular rendition of Happy Birthday in harmony at the end of the dinner. They were absolutely fantastic and made the night very special. Thank you so much. Your staff are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasions
    BostonLuther
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Henriettas table on a Sunday is where I go if I want to celebrate an occasion. for example my wife's birthday. The buffet food is excellent and I dwell on the smoked salmon,shrimp and roast beef. It is a pity that they only seem to have California wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience - yummy brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went here for brunch which was a great experience. My biggest recommendation is to not show up right around 12 when brunch opens but to wait until 1:30 because the line was really long during the first 45 min. It would be nice if plates were located at different places along the buffet so you didn't have to wait through the whole seafood line to get to the hot food and cheese plates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Everything was delicious and wonderful, good drinks and good atmosphere. Change your glassware though! It feels too IKEA, which would be fine if we were paying less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were a disappointment
    JuliaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Though the dining room was full and the atmosphere was nice, the food and service were lackluster. The salmon was a small tail piece that was overcooked and the root vegetables were basically just small potatoes with no flavor. Our servers never stopped by to ask how anything tasted and had to be flagged down for everything we needed. Chardonnay was room temperature. Very disappointing.
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  • Boring feed and too noisy for good conversation
    johnVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I tried two vegetables and found them so boring as to be not worth eating. The crab soup was cold and underspiced. I tried a cheese selection and found nothing better than what you can get at Star Market. In short, if you like your taste buds to be stimulated, don't go to Henrietta's Table.
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  • flexible menu choices let you eat a lot or little
    betsy1963
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Henrietta's is so flexible--you can order an appetizer for your main course, or share a plate, or choose food in any combination. I don't have a big appetite so I resist having a full plate as in most main courses. The food is very well prepared, and the service is always attentive but not rushed. Plus we had a stunningly good Taza chocolate dessert (shared) for a birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, but lacking otherwise
    Tommy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was really nice. The service was polite, but clearly they were trying to rush us through which made the entire meal feel like we were holding them up. The atmosphere was similar to an industrial cafeteria which isn't necessarily bad, but doesn't feel terribly intimate. I'll go back, but my expectations will be different.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dining Experience
    Turtle
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We ate at Henrietta's Table, which is in the Charles Hotel, on a busy Harvard family weekend. We were able to get reservations on the early side and had an excellent meal and excellent service. We were not rushed even though it was obviously a packed night, yet the service was attentive. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meal, drinks and desert. I would definitely recommend this as a very pleasant night out with the bonus of parking under the hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harvard Square popular eatery
    DeboVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Menu had a good selection of healthy, wholesome food. Loved the soups, fruit plate and salads.Nice sunny, airy location in an upscale hotel right off Harvard Square. Very popular - has been there for years. Very pleasant waitstaff. Great for lunch. Will return to try other offerings as they are very appealing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Freckles
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Ate here during restaurant week and was very disappointed -- bland food, etc. Sent letter that detailed shortcomings -- no response. After a disappointing lunch this week, do not plan to eat here again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The total package
    MbMb
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We arrived early with only three rather than four persons we had reserved a table for and the staff accommodated us with a genuine welcome and seated us quickly. This large restaurant is somewhat disguised by the design and lighting and we conversed with ease. My duck and beet salad was excellent and the table favorite; the salmon next; the pot roast was somewhat dry and overdone. When you aren't asked how you like your meat or fish cooked, it signals a formula kitchen that mostly works if the ingredients are super fresh and flavorful, as these are, but risks a mass production product. A limited but well selected wine list is offered. Our server and the kitchen earned a gold star when they freshly prepared a hot chai for our guest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthy of a Celebration
    NemoMama
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Took my hubby out with our kids for birthday brunch. Our 2nd time here and we will come back. Special food for special occasion without the fanfare or pretention of a pricier joint.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Brunch buffet features any food you could wish for and available servers to assist. Feels like being royally taken care of.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal
    Newlegalfan
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had a really lovely meal here with some colleagues. The brunch menu was fantastic, lots of choice and excellent value. We'll certainly come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    In a delightfully comfortable setting, we were served delicious food by delightful wait staff
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Bounty
    WhatShesHaving
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Enjoyed a beautiful fresh spinach salad with pristine baked scrod, accompanied by brussels sprouts and roasted fingerling potatoes. Excellent! Good bread, nice wine, and a smashing chocolate-banana bread pudding. Could not have been more pleased--and spent 3 hours catching up with a dear friend while enjoying it all. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Green With Envy
    notmyfav
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Is how everybody should feel of my recent dining experience at HT! The celery green decor was inviting, only to be outdone by the freshness of all of the food the brunch spread had to offer. Every bite was more delicious than the one prior, but with all of the delectable treats, I kept returning to the vegetable terrine (with all of the pates). I am looking forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Fall Evening Dinner
    Radcliffemom
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The chef uses fresh farm-to-table ingredients create delicious dishes. Dinner was filling, so we shared the sweet potato cheesecake for dessert--fabulous! The noise level was high, but acceptable. The staff was overly eager to clear our plates before everyone in our party had finished eating, but that did not diminish the enjoyment of our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably good food and ambience
    KSuzanneVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We are repeat customers, as we know we will be able to count on an excellent meal and good service. A major plus for us at Henrietta's is that, even when the place is filled, the noise level is not overwhelming. We were there on a busy, jumping Saturday night, and yet we could hear each other talk and enjoy conversation during our meal. Very few restaurants offer that these days. Since Henrietta's is nestled in the upscale Charles Hotel, there is a minimal air of formality just by association, but in truth the restaurant ambience and decor is casual and cheerful. Furthermore, every waiter & waitress is friendly and helpful. The food is delicious and creative, but not off-the-wall weird. Henrietta's is popular; be sure to make reservations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Head Of The Charles 2014
    MaccaboutVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food. All regional farms. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. We really enjoyed the Specials as well as the cheese plate. It was great from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BostonVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have eaten at the restaurant on many occasions, and have always enjoyed it. It is reliable, friendly, and the food is always good. Years ago we went to the Thanksgiving buffet, and it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious!
    CherylB
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here for the first time Sunday night. Everything was outstanding. We started with specialty /seasonal drinks which was a lot of fun, then next had a cheese plate, then appetizers ( I had the delicious potato/cheddar/bacon soup) and finally dinner. My husband had the duck in the port reduction and I had the Maine crab cakes. The service was organized, knowledgable and friendly. I absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone - the food is fresh, unique and flavorful. We will be back for sure- probably next time to try the brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Weekend Brunch Destination
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Not realizing that Harvard was having an at home football game we found Henrietta's table a bit more crowded than we had expected. I was also surprised that the restaurant would have rotating hours on the weekend and not open until Noon. Again, not a big problem. The food is excellent as is the service. We enjoy Henrietta's each and every time we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort food with class!
    veggielove
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I love the fresh quality of the food at Henrietta's Table. The starter of grilled balsamic portobello mushroom served on fresh spinach leaves was superb. All the vegetable sides are wonderful and we made a meal ordering three of them, along with the portobello starter. We had wilted greens, roasted squash and very green broccoli--all delicious. The basket of three different kinds of fresh breads is always wonderful. I hadn't been to Henrietta's in awhile, but my memory of the entrees is that they are also excellent--the chicken and the roasted duck are two dishes I've enjoyed. Overall, great comfort food with class! I've had only good experience with the service. Too bad many of the entrees have become a bit pricey (high $20s-30s).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overzealous wait staff
    KoreanderVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food and ambiance at Henrietta's Table are excellent but the wait staff is overly attentive. Hard to believe that I'm complaining about this but they checked in too often to see if we needed anything. It was hard to carry on a conversation without being interrupted by someone asking how everything was. They also cleared plates before everyone was finished (a pet peeve of mine) to the point that side dishes that were being shared were being cleared away as soon as the first diner was finished. They also started clearing everything off the table even though my disabled father was still clearly enjoying his meal. I had to tell 2 different wait staff to stop clearing while he was still eating.
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  • Our local brunch favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A great piece of New England, with a generous brunch. For other meals the Yankee Pot Roast is a giant win.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good choice for veggies too!
    Emkay
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I am mostly a vegan. There are two dishes for vegetarians / vegans on the menu and I order one or the other every time! They are both fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointing
    Suzy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Service was great, but food was disappointing. Rib eye "steak" was more like very fatty roast beef. Scrod and sole bland and were hard to distinguish from each other. Salads were delicious
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lizzy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A terrific experience each time I dine at Henrietta's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliably good
    RupertGiles
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Henrietta's serves really good food that is always well-prepared. The specials are always about what is local and fresh at the time, and the "Classics" are good all year round. As much as possible, all meat and produce comes from local and nearby New England farms. On this particular occasion, I was there for lunch. However, the Sunday Brunch is not to be believed in its abundance, scope, and quantity. I suggest fasting for 24 hours before going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Brunch was good but shocked when we sat down and they told us it was the only option at $50/person - not worth it
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    fit for foodies
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  • Too frilly for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a business lunch at Henrietta's Table based solely on its "best in Harvard Square" TripAdvisor rating. I was disappointed. The menu was limited and offered the perfect kinds of things that women and health-food fanatics would go for, I guess. Had the crab and corn chowder which wasn't particularly nuanced-- tasted like corn-potato soup without even the hint of crab. I ordered the rib eye which was a salad (not bad, but not great). Steak was only fair, the greens were fresh and crisp, however. The place was bustling, clean, "cute", and offered indoor and outdoor dining in the courtyard of the Charles Hotel. Service was OK, but unexceptional in any way. Not my thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Pre-Theater
    blarondeVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dined here before a 7:30 theater event, and found it to be a wise choice. We easily parked at the hotel and were seated right away even though the heavy traffic had delayed us considerably (we called ahead to explain). Dinners were well-prepared and servings were just right so we didn't feel overstuffed. Just a short walk to the A.R.T. Nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great breakfast place
    ahluck
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    It's a wonderful place to start your day, good food, warm ambience and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat
    Jimbo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The casual setting and vibrant atmosphere was only surpassed by the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.