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About Harvard Gardens
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.
Boston, MA 02114
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sun : 11am - cl
Brunch : Sat and Sun : 11am-3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Red Line Charles/MGH T stop
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Harvard Gardens Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We really enjoy the Harvard Gardens - but this is the second time the staff has given us a table and then has asked us to move at 730pm- because someone else had a reservation.
The staff know we like to stay a little later, so they should have given us a table that wasn't reserved for a particular time. If we had known up front we would have asked for a different table. The wait staff that informed us of the move did not handle the situation very well, just said you have to go. Now we had a bill for more than $200- she could have asked us in a more positive manner--very bad PR for the place.
I met two friends at Harvard Gardens because it's about halfway between our respective offices. It was a good place for us to catch up - they have a small but solid beer selection, and the ambiance is fun but not so noisy as to hinder conversation. My friends enjoyed their meals (a burger for him, steak for her), but I would recommend avoiding the veggie burger.
We will not be returning.
I dine at Harvard gardens on a somewhat frequent basis. It is generally pretty good. The food is normally on point, and the service is standard.
Tonight my family was in town for my wedding, and I recommended HG. It may have been one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. The waitress showed up for our drink order and dinner order. The food was dropped off by other staff, and no one checked on us again. We spent our entire dinner without drinks. No one checked on the food I r delivered the condiments we requested when the food was ordered. When we were done eating, three people immediately showed up to clear out plates.
It was clear that they were more interested in turning tables than providing an enjoyable dining experience.
Lots of places to eat on Cambridge, across from Mass Gen'l complex and T stop. But this one a cut above, for decor, ambiance, and food. American Food/Pizza menu, basically, but usually a great seasonal dish or two. Had a Butternut Squash/Ricotta Cheese flatbread here one Autumn that was wonderful! Nice long bar and several high tops for those who want 'bar scene,' and nice cushy channel-tufted booths for regular dining with an art deco flair. Place is large enough to avoid the squished together feeling smaller establishments have, and decor classy enough to feel upgraded even with very reasonable menu prices.
Been there dozens of times over last 5 years ... and will look forward to next visit. Recommend if you're in the area.
Although the restaurant advertised as opening at 10 and I made open table reservations for 10 am we were informed by a worker it doesn't open until 11 after waiting outside for 30 minutes. We were not the only ones under the impression the restaurant opened at 10am as there were several other groups of people waiting with us during the busy marathon weekend. I suggest updating the website information and not offering reservations when not open.
Originally thought this might be a casual canteen for the hospital across the street. But found out that week nights are full of people meeting up after work. The food was quite tasty and priced okay for the area. No trouble getting a reservation at the last minute but the bar was hopping.
We had a great dinner at this neighborhood spot. I hadn't been there in many years, and now can't edit to go back. It's just across the street from the Liberty Hotel.
The prices were fantastic for Boston! I had a chicken dish for $19 and my friend had scallops for $24. We both took food home.
Got the steak frites, dinner date got the meatloaf burger. Steak was slightly overdone beyond requested and a little too much char flavor, but was close enough and tasted good with great accompaniment. Friend's burger was also praised. Best aspect was service - very positive, patient, and kind. Drinks service was a bit slow at peak demand.
Overall would absolutely go back - good value, good food, good service.
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