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T.W. Food
T.W. Food

T.W. Food Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://twfoodrestaurant.com
  • Email: tw@twfoodrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (617) 864-4745
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tim Wiechmann
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Jazz Brunch served every Sunday 10 am - 2 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Concord Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On-street parking is available on both Walden street and on Concord avenue labeled as ‘visitor parking.’ In the evenings, there are generally plenty of open spaces.
A word from T.W. Food
In the T.W. kitchen, we develop a style that is based on the purity of our ingredients. To us, this means finding people who raise animals correctly and humanely, who forage our woods for mushrooms and who grow herbs, flowers and vegetables for local consumption using old-fashioned methods. As cooks, these raw materials are then manufactured into dishes using our knowledge, artistic sensibilities and cultural traditions. We present a modern “cuisine classique” without the limitations of preconceived flavor combination or construct.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "We've been to them all, but TW is the one we keep returning to time and again over the years. We try all the other high-end places, but this is the one for us. Superlative food and service, good solid wines that go well with the food, small intimate dining experience. Kudos to Tim and Bronwyn. They've done something very special."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went to TW Food for Restaurant Week/ Dine Out. We didn't even have to ask for the DO menu which is a plus. We had a bottle wine that the waiter recommended (great!). Both of our meals were terrific from the appetizers (I have the creme brulee) to the meals (I had the raviolios which were amazing! included a mint pesto sauce) to the desserts (I had a delicious dark chocolate dessert). I would highly recommend it and we will be back again."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The presentation was nice but the majority of the food was lacking in depth and flavor."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went for our anniversary and it was the right place to go. The food is excellent and interesting. The service is warm without been overly friendly and professional. Wonderful wine list---not too expensive--with some very good choices. Wonderful Cambridge restaurant."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Loved the jazz brunch in the intimate setting. The stout with espresso and maple syrup cocktail was genius!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "T.W. Foods is a small, unpretentious restaurant from the outside, tucked in a small neighborhood street in Cambridge. But inside it is small, chic and prettily decorated. One wall is brick, reminiscent of New York bistros of the 80s, the tables have white cloths and delicately arranged small floral arrangements. The food is sourced from local producers, is organic, and exceptionally well prepared. This is not inexpensive good, but among the best your palate will experience. And the coffee is the best I've had anywhere. Definitely the place to take visitors to Boston or for that romantic occasion. Oh yes, and Sunday brunches have jazz."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This small restaurant lived up to its reputation for being an excellent destination for those who love food crafted with care and thought."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Love this place. Only issue is that the tables can be close to each other. However, the food is terrific and the service is personal but not intrusive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Nice spot on Concord Ave, Cambridge. Diverse food and obvious work in preparation and the overall experience, Portions are a little small for the main course though, and seemed to straddle a tapas experience for me."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "After reading all the great reviews, my husband and I had high expectations. Being a foodie, I was greatly disappointed. Don't get me wrong, the food was fresh and well prepared. It was just blah and bland making it so difficult to continue eating. This was from start to finish. I would not return nor recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The service and food were fine, but it was nothing special. Soup was under-seasoned, lamb was too salty. The desert (gateau basque) was a dense blob of custard like layer sandwiched between pastry that wasn't very good. The food wasn't bad, but definitely not worth the price and a place to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Such thought is put into the food here. The menu lives and breathes and the results are wonderful. What a comfortable, enjoyable night out."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was definitely good, but it was very overpriced and the setting itself was so underwhelming that it took away from any positive experience due to the food. The menu is also overwrought and filled with esoteric ingredients seemingly for the sake of confusing and intimidating patrons. I went there to celebrate a special occasion with my sister, but the restaurant had the opposite effect and dampened our enthusiasm instead of enhancing it. I would definitely not go back and especially not for the prices charged."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our first time dining with at TW Food. It lived up to our expectations and all the positive reviews. It was a wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was restaurant week but what a gem and fine dining experience did we find! The servers were very sympathetic about us coming in 10 mins late past our reservation and doled up so many awesome samples of their spring desserts/fruit juice shots. The food was amazing, I never knew fresh ingredients can be served in such creative concoctions. I had the nettle soup, ravioli, and sorbet. Best vegetarian fine dining I had in the country. Friends had the foie gras creme brulee and mussels, tourpedos, salmon, and lamb. They were very impressed as well. This is definitely food critic and food channel worthy dining experience. It's tucked away in a well hidden neighborhood spot though. Took us a while to get there but it was so worth our while."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Enjoyable meal and very cozy, yet formal atmosphere. Some dishes felt a bit unbalanced, but generally good food."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I went there with a groupbof friends for restaurant week. I was very happy with the food and the service. For starter I ordered the foie gras crème brulee ($8 extra) which was just pure heaven. For main I ordered the lamb shank which was a big piece of meat that fell apart so easily with my fork. For dessert I had a type of Italian chocolate custurd /pudding with sea salt and olive oil. The dessert was OK but was hoping there was some kind of cake dessert. Overall really happy about the meal and the experience and look forward to go to their jazz brunch one day."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Nettle soup, buddah hand citrusy rind in my amuse bouche, pomegranate-braised lamb shank like none other, candied hazelnut praline sundae and sea salted budino to deeply satisfy . Woah, my tastebuds were in heaven. Deliberate and serious, with a touch of experimentation and good fun."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "my husband and I went to T W Food for the first time during Restaurant Week. We had picked it at random after reading the wonderful reviews and certainly weren't disappointed. It was great. The space is really tiny but comfortable, the service attentive but not overwhelming. The food was very creative and extremely well done - these chefs really know how to cook. The foie gras creme brûlée was probably the best thing I ever ate. Looking forward to trying their brunch."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We had a really nice experience at the restaurant, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated my birthday with another couple on Saturday night at T.W. Food. It was our first time at the restaurant. It is very cozy and intimate (reminded me a bit of Bondir, but without the fireplace), the staff was lovely and accommodating. It was the food that confused us a bit. One friend ordered the venison sausage and it was a HUGE portion. I ordered the rolled sole which was lovely, but a bit undercooked for my taste. My husband and other friend ordered the vegetarian ravioli dish. It was the smallest portion I have ever seen for an entree. Two raviolis. That's it. My poor husband was starving when we got home. So, if you're hungry, order the meat. Not sure we'll go back anytime soon."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I are true foodies - eat out 2-3 times a week. First time at this restaurant. We will be back. Had the 5 course (and 5 wine) pairing. Food was excellent, wines matched up perfectly. For the quality of the food, service, and atmosphere price was fair - although would border on a "special occasion" type of restaurant. Would definitely put the restaurant in the top 5 in Boston."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My husband and I greatly enjoyed our meal here, especially the sundae dessert! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Been coming to this restaurant for years. Want to love it because they obviously really care about food but it just isn't that great. Went with a fairly large party and sampled several different apps and mains and desserts but nothing stood out. The bread, which they make in-house is delicious. Servers are lovely and they use great ingredients but it's not outstanding or even particularly creative. The lamb I had was heavy on the pomegranete syrup. Heavy and sugary and not particularly refined. Ditto for the mussels and soup all down the line. The pasta was quite tasty. I will probably keep coming once or twice a year-- the experience is always good but never really great."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This was our first time here and we will be back. Everything we had was tasty, well prepared, and a delight to eat."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "2014 Restaurant week menu here is a great deal. Very large portions for significantly less than the regular menu. I got green nettle soup with trumpet mushrooms and juniper and venison sausage with white beans. Everything is delicious, the wine parings were nice, staff very attentive and the kitchen gets food out very quickly."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I like to try new restaurants during Dine Out Boston. Tucked into a small space just off Fresh Pond is a great "find". The food was diverse and flavors subtle. I tried the Smoked salmon fettuccine w rhubarb lemon cream and seared scallop and Wild nettle soup and my fellow diners had the mussels w preserved lemon, lamb shank w pomegranate reduction and also the juniper and venison sausage w cockscomb. Dessert included grapefruit and rhubarb sorbets and an awesome chocolate Budino. Looking forward to dining there again in warmer weather. When the door opens it's cold."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Service was uneven. It took quite a while for someone to take our drink orders. Food was less than spectacular. table were very close together. Difficult to hear the person sitting next to me."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Really innovative 7 course chefs menu. Excellent balance."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Terrific little place for 2 or 4. Classy, but formal wear is not required. We each had the 3-course prefix."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Nice space, excellent ingredients, very good preparation - however the mix of tastes in 3 out of four dishes was very poor. It is a shame all the underlying capabilities are there but I felt like I was forcing myself to eat the meal as the flavors in the dishes were so poorly matched."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "TW Food was extremely disappointing. We ordered the tasting plate (3 courses for $55). They were all incredibly tiny portions and the flavors were too complicated. While I enjoy innovation in cooking, the complexity of the dishes was taste bud overload. It was almost as if they were "trying too hard" to be different, and it didn't work. There didn't seem to be any thought put into the dishes as a whole. For example, the pork schnitzel was over white beans with a cow tongue randomly on top of the schnitzel - no sauce, no nothing. Just a tongue. The sirloin main dish was a bunch of different foods randomly thrown on to one plate. Overall, the food was just okay and WAY overpriced. We will not be returning any time soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "wonderful bread, fresh ingredients and the best swordfish my wife says she's ever had, offset by $17 for a tiny plain green salad (ridiculous pricing) and a clam/pasta dish that was luke warm. flavors all around were terrific, but missed a few details. also, be aware place is TINY and has no bar and no hard liquor, so when you arrive, you sit at your table. with a little more attention to detail, will be yet another Cambridge gem."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I just love the food here; the atmosphere is charming; and the jazz is pleasant but not overbearing. You can't go wrong!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Great place for foodies. Had just a perfect meal here. The mushroom crepe is so delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent evening with friends from Indiana. The smoked onion soup with a scallop was an incredible taste sensation. Swordfish was delightful. Great texture, nice combination of flavors: everything complemented the swordfish and allowed it to stand. Finished with excellent Indian pudding. Perfect for bitter cold night"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were visiting Boston and made a reservation for a quiet dinner for two. We couldn't have been happier with the choice. Delicious, inventive food, outstanding, discreet service, a warm ambiance, and a noise level that actually allowed us to speak to each other. A lovely choice for those interested in delicious food and a romantic atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "TW Food is a very well thought out, French style restaurant. The service is wonderful, and the restaurant is a very comfortable space (although a bit cramped - my elbow was literally touching the person at the table next to me. We were overall underwhelmed by the experience. For an $85 tasting menu, I guess we still expect the main dish to be more than three bites. Although everything tasted good and beautifully presented, not a single dish (well, bite, each 'dish' was pretty miniscule) was really fantastic or memorable. I think we would have been a lot happier at a good restaurant that would have been 1/4 the price for food that was just as pleasing. I also didn't think that any of the dishes were all that original or flavorful"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I used to live in the area, from 2004- 2010, and T.W. Food was my favorite dinner spot back then, so I couldn't wait for the opportunity to get there again. The place was just as I remembered it! Impeccable detail, artistic integrity, an absolute delight to the senses! We started with an amuse, a profiterole with a blood orange mousse, a sweet and savory bite. Our first courses were the boudin blanc and wild mushroom crepe. The sausage was perfectly seasoned and balanced nicely with the cucumber and lemon. My crepe was light and filled with savory mushrooms. Our main courses were the schnitzel and beef. The schnitzel tasted exactly like what we would get in Germany, with an artists touch. And the beef, wow, just wow. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "It remains outstanding (and in our opinion, a superior dining experience than the new restaurant, Bronwyn)."
    Dined on 2/16/2014