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Catalyst Restaurant is a reflection of Chef/Owner William Kovel’s passion for simple food delivered with
warm service in a modern environment.
The Catalyst dining experience centers on bright, simple food created from the season’s freshest local
ingredients, serious French technique and an appreciation for the details that go into our guest's
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
pine nut butter, rosemary syrup
white fish, pico de gallo, guacamole, sriracha aïoli, corn tortillas
Grilled Chicken Wings
beer marinade, sambal oelek, buttermilk and scallion sauce
A perfect setting for a business meeting or social event with quality food , well prepared. A bit disappointed with lemon curd tart as was more like a "flowing lemon liquid" not cooked!
Outstanding on all levels. Food and ingredients crazy delicious and fresh. Chef owned and you can taste the passion and love! I think this is the best restaurant in Boston/Cambridge!!
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Service was great! Glad they are reopen!!
Will be back
We started with The Undecided cocktail which was absolutely delicious. We then shared an app of bruschetta. My friend had Bologna’s & I had a cavatelle. We shared a dark chocolate fondant, for desert & were extremely satisfied with the entire experience!!!
Staff was excellent and helpful. Food was good, just a bit expensive. Do recommend going all the same.
We ate outside on the patio - service was excellent from Carlos. We had 7 different dishes (including appetizers) and all of them were very good.
Food was great. Outdoor setup is pleasant. Service was attentive. Really enjoyed ourselves. The hamburger is a treat.
Despite being short staffed the existing crew did a fabulous job on a busy Saturday evening. Food was excellent; Drinks were a little pricy; but, we will definitely return.
Cocktails, wine and food was absolutely amazing. Every part of my chicken entree was cooked perfectly and the flavor was phenomenal. Sitting at the bar with Jay is highly recommended!!! Cant wait to go back
Great meal! Loved all of the super fresh and seasonal menu options. Highly recommend!
The venison and pickled persimmon salad I saw online was not available to order. I was fasting for Ramadan and hoping for a quiet dinner at sundown, but very noisy and obnoxious biotech individuals were having loud discussions. I would have preferred elevator music to their cackle. For the price and the selection, the experience was somewhat painful. Very nice and patient waiters and excellent service, but not likely to revisit.
A place right by the window - incredible drinks, a delicious burger (I know, not a fancy order but it was amazing) and incredible wait staff. Loved the experience!
We opened catalyst on the very first day they opened after the shutdown. They were GREAT to us. When we go again I'll ask to sit indoor as it is lovely near the fireplace
The waitress was excellent. Personable, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu.
It was a very nice place and the food was so delicious!
Delicious food and fantastic service. They have an upgraded ventilation system and some outdoor heaters too.
Everything was wonderful. This was dinner with a friend. Neither of us had been to Catalyst before. The service was professional, great ambience, good social distancing in the dining room. Lovely variety in the menu. Both of us will be back. It was a terrific evening.
Good food and service
Excellent job with outdoor seating for lunch. Food was excellent
We sat outside, 2 tables of 4 - very accommodating. Staff was great and food was delicious. They even validate parking :) Definitely will go back and recommend.
Love this placed and missed it when it was closed! Really hope they are able to survive COVID!!!
Always outstanding. The loungey outdoor setting is artfully done, and the food lovingly executed. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
A lovely patio with trees and blue sky to enjoy delicious food in these crazy pandemic times. I highly recommend
Our lunch tacos were great1 Excellent fries as well. Drinks were a bit pricey but tasty; the only disappointment was a watermelon "salad" for $12 that was 8 small squares (less than 1 inch by 1 inch) of watermelon - very nicely garnished and dressed but SERIOUSLY???
It in no way was a salad, possibly an "amuse bouche" ... should have been a $5 charge at most -
Based on the price of this dinner item, I would probably NOT try the restaurant for dinner - there is no way that was a first course for one person, never mind a shareable plate for a table.
Service was great; safety standards were well maintained.
I am glad the Catalyst is back to business even under these dire circumstances. The service and the food was great. We sat outside under the trees. Lovely.
Great outdoor seating with lots of distancing. The food and service was great.
Fantastic food, excellent menu, great service. Can’t wiSt to go back. And the wine list was outstanding.
Amazing culinary experience as usual! Nothing short of perfection. Catalyst is gem of Cambridge and New England.
Food and people always outstanding. Best restaurant in Cambridge and Boston. By far.
First time back since they reopened since COVID closing in March. Enjoyed the food and service. Was seated outside as they are not seating inside.
Love the new pre fix menu, well adapted for these tougher times! Can’t wait to go back!
Excellent dinner and service!!
Great dinner for a client meeting. Very busy and fun for a weeknight evening.
Had a business dinner there. Food and service were good.
Generally underwhelmed by the food. Some of the appetizers were simply bad, others were just significantly under seasoned and bland. But, the mains were actually all fine. But, price point was high and for that inconsistency this is not a restaurant we would go back to
I have been to Catalyst several times and am always impressed. It is a great place to take out of town friends because the food is always excellent and the atmosphere is lively and fun while we are still able to have a conversation.
Always a great experience!
The services was very good! My Flat Iron steak is fulled of fat and very chewed. I think the rest of the food was fine! I really like the raspberry tea and cappuccino was delicious.
Food was decent. Went here with a specific dish in mind due to food restrictions. When ordering was told they were out of that but still put together a dish for me. It wasn’t bad but not what I was looking for. Drinks were also very small and expensive.
Good food and service. Delicious mushroom ravioli and knowledgeable bar tender. Terrible music playlist of 70s pop/rock that seemed out of place, too loud for conversation, and just in poor taste all round.
You can order delivery directly from Catalyst Restaurant using the Order Online button. Catalyst Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 576-3000.
Catalyst Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1458 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.