Henrietta's Table

4.5
4115 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
"Fresh and Honest" which means fresh from the farm and honest to goodness home cooking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4115 people are saying
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EleanorZ
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance, and we loved the farm to table concept.

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vippstraith
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We tried Henrietta's table for lunch and were disappointed. The menu was limited and , really, uninteresting, mostly salads and sandwiches. The sandwiches were BLT and Chicken Clubs, served on toasted soft white bread. The chicken club was piled high with sheredded chicken, tomato, bacon,lettuce, etc., a lot of food in all, and so bulky that it had to be eaten with a knife andf fork. Had it been delicious one would have been grateful for the amount. But the chicken was dry, the bacon over-cooked and soggy: it was too much of a not very good thing. Given the setting, an elegant hotel in Cambridge, I expected better. Henritetta's Table is a throwback to the days when "hotel" food meant dull and lackluster, as if there hadn't been a revolution in American cooking, as if Julia Child hadn't been a Cambridge personality.

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BetteS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was hoping for the Brunch Buffet this weekend there, but COVID took that away too.

Service was excellent, meal was so-so - my friend's hash was served cold (for the record, it should have been hot) and my quiche, while tasty, was tepid temps-wise.
the side greens were fresh and very lightly dressed, which I like, but it was literally, just greens.

It's like there were major cost-cutting measures in place around the meal accoutrements, with no portion adjustment to compensate for the not-cheap-prices.

I was disappointed when I compared it to the last time I had been there for the glorious brunch. As a hotel restaurant, it was fine, but about 25% over what they should have been charging.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was curious about the pork chop, since I’ve never had a tender or flavorful pork chop in a restaurant. I was very pleasantly surprised…the pork chop was excellent! As was everything else. We loved the bread pudding dessert as well.

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Parker
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Family event, eight at round table, perfect

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Isolde
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with great variety. Friendly & fast service.
We had a great evening!

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RichardS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered my favorite (Yankee Pot Roast) but asked to substitute spiced cauliflower for the mashed potatoes, They did that but omitted any carrots and meat serving was skimpy. Disappointed for first time. The pumpkin cheesecake was fantastic.

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vipRobR
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, whenever in Cambridge we go! Keep up the good !

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IrlineF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Henrietta’s Table brings to my mind so many memories. I was eager to share one of my favorite restaurants with a dear friend. Our dining experience was good overall.
However, I made a reservation the day before and requested a corner table since my friend and I hadn’t seen each other for 10 years, and we wanted a quiet table with a view. Instead, we were given a middle table near the front counter. Our waiter said all the corner tables have been occupied for several hours by patrons who arrived for breakfast and didn’t leave.
Second, my Whole Grain dish was tasty but was too small of a portion. Whereas My friend’s dish was the right proportionbut the dressing tasted of anchovies.
But I’m glad the restaurant is still open amidst so many changes in Harvard Square. And the service was very good.

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iheartfood
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was solid. The lunch menu was basic and serviceable. The ambiance was nice.

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MarkF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for breakfast. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Sundaysdiners
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good was very good, table spacing felt safe and comfortable, and it wasn’t too loud. Best was they let us sit for a long time, catching up with old friends. Very nice experience over all.

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TyroneP
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

the menu was very limited for a Sunday brunch. The service was poor, although the Manager seems very helpful as was the barman. Sorry but in comparison to restaurants in Boston, Henrietta's is a no go in future for me.

PS Serving a slice of partially melted camembert that was literally insulting my intelligence and good nature it was so small as an entree and charging for a whole camembert pretty much sums up Henrietta's in a nutshell.

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HeidiS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal, ambiance definitely felt like you were in a hotel, but food and prices didn’t feel that way at all

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EricA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Henrietta's Table is always good. The food is excellent and the drink variety is good. I wish the menu could change up a bit more frequently. Steak Frites would be good, or a veal stew.

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LaurenceL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was very pleasant. My guests all enjoyed their food choices (they all ate fish). I chose the pot roast and must honestly say the meat was terribly overcooked.
The wait staff were cordial and I asked for a quiet place, which we had.

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vipPatriciaON
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Their brunch is great but this evening dinner was a big disappointment. Food was mediocre, at best, price high and the service was poor from start to finish.
A hotel as good as Charles needs to do better. I am a local customer and, unfortunately, would not recommend it to anyone.

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nancym
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so great! Out on the patio, heaters, blankets… tended to our every need!
Pot Roast was divine!

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

nice collegiate ambiance with excellent service and solid food at reasonable prices.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This place is way over priced. I paid $18 for a chicken sandwich.

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vipWauzo
New England
38 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brit was a perfect waitperson

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Ian1
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service is a pleasure as soon as you enter to when you leave. Its a pleasant environment too, whether inside or out. The food selection is conservative with a limited selection. Cooking is solid which suits the New England selection. It almost feels like home-cooking. You're not going to be surprised, you're not going to be challenged. You will be satisfied if you are looking for well-cooked comfort food. That said it is a bit pricey for what it is but not for where it is.

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JonandRobin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Henrietta's Table is always a pleasure. I ordered the chicken and my husband ordered the beef pot roast, both were yummy. Simple but deliciously prepared food in a beautiful setting. Try it!

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KimberlyB
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Very friendly service!

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jimt
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner. The food was good, the service great. The scrod dish, with a side dish of beets/yogurt, hit the spot. The ambience is delightful, intimate, warm. If only they would bring the bread and butter to the table when you sit down, like they do in many French restaurants, I would have given it the highest rating.BTW the top end Cab red from California was super. We would dine there the next time we come to a performance of the Harvard & Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players. (Now showing: The pirates of Penzance, with the best voices in town. Wow!)

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vipLeslieR
New England
36 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

So sad. Hadn’t been to Henrietta’s for some years and couldn’t believe it had not been updated or, at least, spruced up.
We had breakfast - it was just ok. Food had a strange taste. Maybe all the sanitizers on surfaces getting onto plates and cooking tools.

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James
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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DebraB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service

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Karen
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the sunny dining room and the food is wonderful. Thank you for a great meeting spot to meet up with a. Friend.

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TerryC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful date night dinner. Definitely will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!

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RichardS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Yankee pot roast and the desserts are yummy.

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vipCantabridgian
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I took relatives here for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent.

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James
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service.

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Molly
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and extraordinary breakfast selections.

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tclsouth
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the experience was good. I would recommend Henrietta's to a friend.

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vipBruceS
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

C at best, pork chop was thin and overcooked, pot roast was like half a serving, smoked duck special was almost u edible, this has gone way down hill.

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DebbyF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday lunch. Food was great as was the dervixe

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious meal and great experience! I will definitely be back again.

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vipsunam
New England
48 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Possibly understaffed

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Henrietta's Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 661-5005.

Henrietta's Table is rated 4.5 stars by 4115 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.

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