John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.johnharvards.com/
  • Phone: 6178683585
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Aldrin Asencio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Monday: Trivia, Tuesday: Acoustic Music, Thursday: Live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Massachusetts Avenue
  • Public Transit: Red Line T stop- Harvard Square, Cambridge
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street Parking. Local Parking Garages
A word from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Real Beer. Honest Food. John Harvard’s is Cambridge’s much-loved craft brewery, serving up great food and a rotating selection of award-winning beers and ales. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, our recently-renovated dining room is a welcoming neighborhood spot any time of day. Our chef has created a menu that features classic pub favorites done to perfection, along with a few creative twists. From our legendary chicken pot pie to our lobster mac and cheese, everything is made from scratch daily. We have plenty of flat screen TVs so you can always catch your favorite game, and our new weekend brunch is soon to become a Harvard Square institution. Large parties are no problem so bring a crowd or just bring yourself; we’ll have a pint of the freshest brew in town waiting for you.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)late-night find (3)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • we loved the restaurant, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    we loved the restaurant, good food for kids and adults. we made a reservation through open table. we are from out of town, and were about 20 minutes late, they gave our table away. it was a busy night, but they did figure out something and we only had to wait 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a fun night. It was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Had a fun night. It was very crowded because of the March madness but our food came VERY quickly. the waitress Sara was great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Business Lunch
    Baronet
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great location in historic central Cambridge ... inside, nice hardwood decor, good service and entrees ... perfect for a business meeting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I liked the interior of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    I liked the interior of the restaurant. It also had a cool vibe. We got beer sampler and were very pleased with the selection. The food was prepared very quickly and it tasted good. I would definitely recommended the food and the beer to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • John Harvards!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We had a group of 20 people and the service was excellent! Our waiter was always around, brought everything we asked for super fast! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good ales brewed on the premises.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Good ales brewed on the premises. The cask-conditioned ale is particularly good. The food is decent and the menu is what you would expect from a brew pub. Good service.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost everyone in our group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Almost everyone in our group of 8 received an incorrect order, with an apology from our server, but no offer to correct the mistakes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were meeting friends from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    We were meeting friends from out of town and we hung out there for almost 3 hours- the staff was super nice- excellent service. We tipped them huge because we knew we had stayed longer than normal- but it was a quiet Sunday afternoon, so we didn't feel too badly about it. They didn't make us feel badly at all. The beer is great. The Humus plate was delicious. My one comment is that they might want to add a few healthier options for apps...if you don't want to drink on an empty stomach but you aren't really hungry for lunch, the choices tended to be fairly heavy, greasy pub fare. On the other hand, it is a pub. So....
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent beer, mediocre spinach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Excellent beer, mediocre spinach and artichoke dip. The place was noisy as all git out, but that's to be expected, and the service was good. My date's disability was taken into consideration, and the staff were friendly, courteous, and helpful.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My friends and I had a variety
    AboutTown
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    My friends and I had a variety of things to drink and eat and we all found the food excellent and a terrific value. I'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic