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7:00 PM

Harvard Gardens

4.4
114 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
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vipTravellah (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Solid, good food. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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SamanthaS (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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

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vipFoodie2 (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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vipMTS7 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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EnjoyedGoodFood (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vipEatOut (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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vipFood42 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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Mercianknight (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

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fbroom (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Dominique was a wonderful sever!

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SharonM (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

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DanD (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

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 !!

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AuntieMoe (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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vipMTS7 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

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

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Allie (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

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.

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grad (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

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

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KS500 (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

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

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vipnorthendmom (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

Great everyday dining venue with excellent bar food

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vipsg317 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

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

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vipWestEndRob (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 3, 2016

Hip local spot with solid food. Menu has enough to satisfy both my wife and my tastebuds. Brunch is awesome. Highly recommend their St Germain Cocktail.

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