Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Very good place for business dinner
The food was outstanding, especially the octopus appetizer and the sea scallops entree.
Excellent service and cuisine, abundantly fresh and balanced, each bite delicious. Highly recommend.
Excellent, and our two guests concurred.
Service was the perfect balance of attentiveness and friendliness without getting in the way of us having a business conversation. Our server made excellent recommendations on food and wine, and I love the daily Rose feature! perfect for a hot summer day in Boston. Will definitely go again.
We really enjoy the feel of this place. The food is generally fine, however was less impressive during our last visit. Desserts are average. My personal bugbear is overzealous staff eager to remove dishes while I am still chewing on the last bite.
Anyway would still recommend Catalyst and will definitely return.
Food and drinks are always impeccably prepared and interesting. Their menu doesn’t change much over time. That’s my only negative.
Excellent scallops, cooked perfectly. Also good burger and appetizer of Shishito peppers.
Another terrific meal, with attentive and nice servers. I have never had an experience here that has been other than excellent - and the Oreo ice cream is to die for!
Always a good meal at Catalyst. Went here for a work dinner, a colleague was a bit late but his meal arrived the same time as the rest of the table. Good service!
This is my third time at Catalyst. Every time the food has been very good overall, with some dishes being excellent. Service is polished and non-intrusive. The decor is artistic and the restaurant is spacious, which is good, because at peak dinner hour it can get crowded. The price is fair given the quality.
Fine for lunch.
We have been to Catalyst a number of times over the past two years and have always enjoyed our experience - the food, ambiance, everything. Which is why we felt confident that this time would be great as well.
But it wasn't. My wife and I each ordered the seafood pasta. The plates were hot, but the pasta itself was tepid at best -- sort of like they took some that had been lying around and figured that it would get warmer if they served in a hot plate. But the pasta was also quite dry, like maybe it had been re-warmed. When we've had pasta at Catalyst in the past, it was served hot, moist and very tasty. But this time the pasta had little flavor, and the dish itself had only a few very small bits of what must have been seafood. Salt and pepper made it a bit tastier, but I normally don't put either on my food except where absolutely necessary, as was the case here.
We've had some very good meals at Catalyst so this was a real disappointment. Maybe they were having a bad night. But having dropped $140 on what was a mediocre meal at best, it may be a while before we give this place another go.
Great lunch at Catalyst. I tried the Southwest blackbean bow with quinoa and it was outstanding! Definitely something I would order again.
I was disappointed with my meal. I ordered seafood pasta dish - it didn’t come with lobster. Brought it to the attention of wait staff. They promptly took my plate and replated it but it was delivered only with lobster no other seafood.
Whole experience was frustrating.
Wait staff was attentive.
Tried Catalyst as part of Dine Out Boston. The appetizer and entree were very good but the dessert was still quite frozen and did not taste as expected.
Another superb meal at Catalyst . I dined with an old friend and it is our favorite meet for lunch or dinner place. Very good old standbys that are consistently well done. I ate some lovely grilled salmon, he the cod. We both indulged in excellent dessert a chocolate mousse tart. Just great food, attentive service and a good wine/beer list.
Ambiance , food, drinks and the service were spot on. Cant believe I am saying this but the portion size for dessert could be reduced.
It was very hot outside, but inside was unbearably freezing, we didn't appreciate being so cold. Watermelon salad portion is ridiculously small and it is too spicy.
Long wait for service, despite a member of our party communicating a food allergy the dish was delivered with this ingredient. One meal was delivered very late. Then we were waiting for silver ware.
Manager did come over and apologize.
Previous lunches there have been very good. This was a disappointment
Holly was terrific. Great crudo. Great value and always good.
Met my husband for dinner last Friday. Restaurant was busy but not crowded. Wait staff were awesome - kept just enough attention to us. We both had incredible meals. Chilled corn soup with crab and avocado was best chilled soup I've ever tasted and paired beautifully with the Tomato, grilled peach, burrata appetizer (also outstanding). Salmon meal was awesome. Love this summer menu!
Also, it doesn't show up in the checklist, but they carry a top-notch N/A beer (Erdinger Weissbrau).
I have only been to Catalyst for lunch before and enjoyed it very much. Dinner was fantastic! I had scallops and my friend chicken and both were delicious.
Very good selection and variety of flavors. Everything plated beautifully. Great waitstaff. Good atmosphere for catching up with old friends as the noise level wasn't too much.
Would be happy to go again.
Great service and dinner menu. Diverse cocktail, wine and beer options.
I appreciated their willingness to accommodate my dietary restrictions. The food was delicious!
My wife and I went to Catalyst before a movie at the nearby Kendall Square Cinema (about 0.3 miles). Seated us right away with our reservation, server showed right up and away we went.
The space is big and airy. Very high ceilings and windows running all the way up bring in lots of light and a view of the sidewalk. We were seated right on the window. In the winter, I've been near the gas fireplace and it felt much more warm and cozy. The tables are set much farther apart than in most restaurants, and the noise level is pleasantly low. Not a TV screen within sight either!
I was very impressed by the craft liquor list - had a Martini made with a New Hampshire gin that had been aged in oak - very smooth, slightly yellow color - very different. My wife had her standard dark rum and tonic, and unusually, the limes were fresh and plentiful.
We shared the spicy, Asian lobster bisque and both thought that it was very different from traditional, but great. We also shared crisp cauliflower as an app - served with yogurt, pine nuts and raisins - very tasty and rich.
Then, she had scallops - nice and light with corn puree and lots of Chanterelle mushrooms. I had house-made linguini with fresh, lightly cooked seafood in a sinful saffron butter sauce - what Alfredo should be, but never is.
No room for dessert, but, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Food was ok. Service was friendly.
The food is always great and Holly was a great server.
I was hesitant about the weird name of this restaurant, but I’m really glad I didn’t end up letting it deter me from a lovely dinner. The drinks were great, esp the “George Harrison;” the tuna tartar was delicious (although not served with something crunchy like it often is); the gnocchi was phenomenal... but most of all, our server Maggie was SO sweet and helpful, noticed everything we needed- it was excellent service and food and we look forward to returning!
Nice lunch , good service!
A convivial environment and genuinely relaxed vibe about this restaurant. This is a little off the Boston city path, but well worth a visit across the river.
Wonderful waitstaff. Great food selection which catered to my plant-based needs.
Have only dined here one other time, but as I recall both occasions were enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this place to friends/co-workers/out of town guests.
Great as always!
They don’t give points.
We had to ask for something that should have come with our order. Otherwise, the meal was very nice.
My Husband and I got engaged here 2 years ago. We return every year on the same date in June to celebrate! And every year we fall in love more and more with the food, the service, and ambiance!
Superb interior design & sophisticated chill patio made this the perfect night with a dear friend.