Harvard Gardens

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125 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Located across the street from Mass General Hospital, the Gardens attracts a diverse crowd of area workers and Beacon Hill residents. At night, the dining room glows with candlelit and other romantic touches, while the handsome bar hosts a renowned singles scene. friendly bartenders, a good selection of draft beers and an extensive, inventive drink menu add to the appeal. Need a late-night bite? A lengthy menu of comfort faves is served Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 1 am.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sun : 11am - cl
Brunch : Sat and Sun : 11am-3pm
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Phone number
(617) 523-2727
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alex
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Public transit
Red Line Charles/MGH T stop
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Good for casual lunch for workers/patients at nearby hospitals.

OO
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! And service was even better. In town for a graduation, and we had a blast.

ES
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely Mother's Day brunch. We were seated promptly when restaurant opened at 11:00 AM. Nice selection on the menu of breakfast and lunch items. We enjoyed delicious Bloody Mary's and Orange Fizz. Service was friendly and prompt, without feeling rushed. Exactly what we wanted for our group of 6. They gave us the giant cinamon bun for free for Mother's Day. Would definitely go back another time to check out their other items as well.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute bar near MGH. Broad range of options on the menu.

JA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They had good brunch options, burger was delicious

LS
Chicago
179 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Neighborhood spot for a beer and a game, but elevated with snuggly booths and Beacon Hill charm. We had the shrimp scampi special which was excellent, and burgers are the obvious choice here.

F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good salads and appetizers. Outside is nice when weather permits. Servers are good, but if they just open the outside they can get a bit overwhelmed - not their fault, just how it is. They were very accommodating to our party and as prompt as they could be.

CJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood pub. We had the wings, which were excellent! Caesar salad and steakhouse burger was super tasty. Lively atmosphere. Attentive service. Definitely would recommend for a quick bite to eat.

SD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I haven’t been here in a few years and the quality of food has decreased drastically. Also they were clearly lacking items needed to properly serve us - juice for the DIY mimosas came in rocks glasses, cream for coffee cake in a mug with a spoon, etc.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food; amazingly attentive, friendly staff!

We visited Boston for a bachelorette weekend. When our waitress asked what brought us the Boston, we told her and the beer rep for the night came over shortly to give us complimentary drinks. The waitress then surprised us by buying us an additional round. She also made a list of fun places to visit in Boston for a variety if experiences.

On top of that, the goat cheese dip was tasty, and came as a large appetizer serving for our table. Their cocktail selection was excellent. Two members of our party raved about the blueberry lavendar lemonade, while another enjoyed a non traditional margartia. I enjoyed a burger; both the patty and the egg that adorned the top of it were cooked perfectly. The french fries were hot and crispy.

We highly recommend!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food,
Service and ambience

RC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was convenient, a short walk from our hotel. The food was better than we expected and the service was great!

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood go- to. Always enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Harvard Gardens.

T
New England
70 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid, good food. Service was great.

RM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Harvard Gardens is a Beacon Hill staple and it's very close the T (Charles/MGH stop). Perfect for a beer after work and brunch on the weekends. They have a great "appy hour" with half-priced apps 5-7pm on weekdays and the breakfast/brunch is killer. Definitely a must when you're hanging on the hill.

SS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is consistently good, and the service is friendly. Nice ambiance as well.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Burger was good. Chips that come with burgers are horrible. $105 for family of 5 including tip. Good, not great place. Liked the atmosphere.

F
New England
65 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Lively, popular place. Way too noisy. Wait staff is attentive. Average food.

MT
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was fantastic. She was attentive and very personable!!

MB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Definitely want to go back with friends!

EG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife has celiacs disease (no wheat, grains etc) so we have to be careful where we eat. Took our 2 sons and nephew. The 5 of us had a great meal - soups, burgers, salads - all tasted great. Music was good, very casual eating place. Reasonable prices. They have a gluten free menu and my wife saw no after effects of cross contamination which means the kitchen staff was careful. My wife was very happy. Service was good. Food was brought out quickly - it wasn't busy at 5pm on Saturday.
We will go back again.

EO
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

On weekend mornings they open at 11am and are a great place to take extended family for a brunch that includes both high-chairs as well as mimosa bucket.

F
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Friendly staff with great recommendations. Vegetarian options.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Not gonna lie, service wasn’t good. Weird dynamic with the server from the get-go, and our meals were brought out without cutlery - we had to go request them from someone. Other than that, ambiance was very fun and food was very good. Although I wish the brunch menu had been more specific about which dishes came with potatoes.

M
New England
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Just arrived in Boston and wanted a hearty bite in a vibrant bar. Bang! This place checked all the boxes with the bonuses of great friendly staff & service and a reasonable price. Will definitely swing by again.

f
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Serviceable,tasty sandwich and iced coffee at a convenient place and time, with friendly service.

SB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Dominique was a wonderful sever!

SM
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice lunch here on Friday before heading across Cambridge Street to visit a patient at MGH - very convenient in that regard. We both had the Fish Tacos. There were three good-size tacos nicely presented, delicious. Den had fries & I chose the salad side and both were very good. We both had iced tea which comes unsweetened or sweetened so we were both happy. HG’s had an attractive, low-key decor, the service was right on, the prices are reasonable, the noise level was low and the women’s bathroom was spacious and clean. It was just what we were looking for.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, the fish and chips were crispy and fresh. Great service. Definitely recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Did not know they hosted live music on saturdays during the summer! Had a 7:30 reservation and were yelling across the table to hear each other. Music was great just not what we had in mind.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Reservation for 8:00pm, table was not ready until 8:30.
Excellent food at a very good price!!
Hard to hold conversation, Noise level was not "Energetic", it was just too LOUD !!

AM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Went there for first time after the 7 PM New Years eve fireworks on Boston Common after seeing this place on OPEN TABLE. Waitress was very attentive , made some good recommendations. Service was excellent; place seemed well staff and very cooperative group service. There was a no cover entertainment that started at 9 pm to celebrate New Years Eve. Had burger which met expectations and my companion had the fish and chips also good. Nice find for a spontaneous New Year's eve dinner.

MT
New England
32 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Menu options. All staff were pleasant and service was prompt.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Everything was okay except for the service. The service was terrible. We called ahead for a reservation for dinner and still somehow got seated at the table directly closest to the bar (there were open booths). And our waiter was TERRIBLE. He never told us his name, never made eye contact, half mumbled everything he said, forgot to put in a salad I ordered, double charged a beer for my boyfriend (didn't even apologize for the mixup) and at the end of the night he handed us the check without saying a word. So bizarre.

g
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent pizzas, delicious tomato soup, chicken breast sandwich the best. Service was excellent, attentive to the table

KS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Exciting restaurant, but it was too exciting. I used it for meeting with my friends and colleagues. It was too loud and noisy to talk. We needed to shout each other. Anyway, beer and wine were very good, and the services were excellent.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Despite our reservation, we still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated

n
New England
75 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and good food right across the street from MGH. Lost a star because everything was good, but not great. Service was not timed well.

D
New England
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great everyday dining venue with excellent bar food

s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is a dive bar with some food. Don't let the prices fool you.

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