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Alcove, Boston, MA

Alcove

4.3
4.3
1449 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A welcoming neighborhood restaurant on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is filled with comfortable American fare with a New England seafood flair & great cocktails from hospitality veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Both the airy dining room and large patio look out onto the Charles River & provide spectacular views of the Zakim Bridge. Alcove recently welcomed the award-winning Chef Charles Draghi to the helm of the West End spot. Draghi, who closed his well-loved Bay Village endeavor, erbaluce, in 2018 after a decade-long run, brings his expertise and professionalism to the TD Garden-adjacent restaurant. A stones throw away from the Garden, and within walking distance of the North End, Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, Freedom Trail, Downtown, Charlestown Navy Yard, USS Constitution, Tea Party ships + museum, Haymarket, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, State House, ferries, & the Greenway.

We offer a variety of unique spaces for private groups of 12 to larger groups of 270.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-0050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Draghi

  • Private party facilities

    Alcove offers a variety of unique spaces and configurations for semi- private & private dining experiences. From groups as little as 5 to full holiday reception parties of 275, our menus and setup options can be customized to suit your event needs.

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    Causeway St, Beverly St, Lovejoy Pl

  • Parking details

    No parking on-site. Validated parking is available in the garage across the street at The Beverly/Courtyard Marriott Hotel (105 Beverly St.) . Parking is $14 on non-event nights and $35 on event nights. Please let the parking attendant know you are dining at Alcove upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Causeway St @ Medford St Bus 4, N Washington St @ Medford St Bus 89/93/92/111/426/428, North Station Orange Line, Green Line B/C/D/E, Commuter rail Downeaster/Fitchburg/Haverhill/Lowell/Newburyport/Rockport

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,449 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Scenic View

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  1. YB

    YaraB

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I was hoping for a nice Thanksgiving dinner; My turkey was dry, and the stuffing was pretty bland. I was expecting a more original take on thanksgiving. Prices were too high for what we had for dinner. The server was nice, but we felt rushed. We reserved a table in the main dining area. We arrived late to the restaurant due to transportation issues, and still our table was not ready. We learned that the previous guests were still seated, we waited, but since the kitchen was about to close, we had no choice but to sit on the high-top tables next to the bar, which I never liked, stools are always uncomfortable. Sorry, not the best experience.
  2. k

    kcbny

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional Thanksgiving meal! Attentive service, creative and quality entrees and a selection of libations. Highly recommend!!!
  3. M

    Michael

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Decent food but terrible, stuck-up service. They put us outside even when there was a whole row of empty tables. Our kids were freezing. I had to ask them three times before they were willing to give us another heat lamp. We finished our meal and all those tables inside were still empty. We had young kids and were the only family put outside.
  4. s

    soniam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations for 12pm and arrived about 5 min late, from the start this dining experience was about perfect. Being sat immediately, the waiter and staff were exceptionally attentive, amazing considering how busy they were. The food was so good I got a plate to go after I finished my dinner there. I could not have asked for a better eating experience.
  5. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    294 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    294 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about Alcove! The exceptional food by chef Draghi and the gorgeous Zakim views can’t be beat, but what makes the restaurant so special is the people. On this occasion, Tara, Katie, and Lawrence made an unexpectedly solo dining experience something to remember. It feels like home.
  6. MM

    MaureenM

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Sarah was awesome - helpful on wine suggestions. Our meal was quite delayed - seemed like there was a mix up in the kitchen and the restaurant got crowded about 30 mins after we arrived. We still enjoyed our meals and service.
  7. MM

    MaureenM

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was super! Keegan was amazing. Thank you!
  8. S

    Sarahw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful good and drink, great atmosphere. Always a win, very versatile when you want a nice bite
  9. B

    Brian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Alcove was a great place and the server was great. I recommend to others
  10. AK

    AlexandraK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Carbonara was extremely salty.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Nice place
  12. M

    Mikey

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice spot, great service, limited menu with a great wine list
  13. RS

    RickS

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    I hope their appetizers are good because the entrees are just so so, we had the steak and salmon neither was special.
  14. s

    swamplads

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Lovely outdoor patio. Noisy scene inside due to bruins game.
  15. FD

    FrequentDiner

    London

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful new fall menu! The skate wing was out of this world! Great before TD Garden events.
  16. CC

    ChrisC

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our new spot to go to before a Bruins’ game
  17. MS

    MSK0531

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The meatball appetizer with cherries was amazing. So unique and delicious. My daughter and I shared the whole chicken with sides of spaghetti squash, smashed potatoes, and shishito peppers. Everything was so good. We ended the night with churros wow just amazing.
  18. E

    Enigmander

    New England

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to this fantastic restaurant. We were looking forward to seeing the new location for Charles Draghi’s spectacular cooking. We have missed him since Erbaluce in the South end closed. What a wonderful landing pad! The location is jaw dropping once you wind your way to its waterside location. We ate outside and enjoyed the view, a sophisticated choice of cocktails and amazing food.
  19. EG

    EvanG

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Waiter was not great, service not that great, dry carbonara (so disappointing!!!). VERY suspect that this restaurant made top 50 in Boston magazine
  20. K

    Kaza

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for outdoor dining -- while the weather is still nice!
  21. CL

    ChrisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Alcove for our 5 year anniversary. Making reservations through the website was super easy. I made a request to sit at a table to the side and not in middle when making my reservation. They made that accommodation which I was very happy about. The appetizers, meal, and wine were awesome. Our waiter was great. A very clean restaurant with clean individual bathrooms. Love the view of the water & bridge. It was a great night.
  22. c

    costumefemme

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marissa was wonderful!
  23. CS

    CaloS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Bar food priced like high end food. Rare steak came out medium well and chicken was bland.
  24. SW

    ScottW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience! Atmosphere was electric and the staff made us feel right at home. Chef is putting out some pretty dynamite food. The Carbonara was outstanding and while a grilled cheese might seem simple, it’s not easy to get it spot on. They did! Can’t wait to go back.
  25. BD

    BostonDiner

    New England

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved our visit to Alcove. Our server (Jhon) was outstanding—so professional, knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly. A couple of us ordered the skate wing based on his recommendation, and it was delicious. The Zakim cocktail (variation of a Manhattan) was quite good too. I wish the dinner menu offered a few more entree choices (maybe some rotating nightly specials?), but overall this is a very reliable dining destination. Will be back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Fish bones feast. Skate was inedible! We would like to keep coming here but the list as well as quality of entrees is steadily decreasing.
  27. JD

    JohnD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alcove is our go to place before Celtics games! Great food, awesome servers who make you feel like they really want you to have a great experience.
  28. LT

    LarryT

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Loved sitting outside (in late autumn New England) Service was good and the menu fine (if somewhat limited) Overall a nice experience. We will be back
  29. C

    Cherub125

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Great service and ambiance, however the food was not very good.
  30. RV

    RichardV

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was great. Food unimpressive. Tuna crudo was so tough I could nearly cut it with a fork. Crab rolls tasteless. Overall quite disappointed with the food
  31. MS

    MarkS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Katie the manager made sure she visited our table several times to check on us. The menu has some great choices you won’t see other places. Check it out!!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, music was too loud for reasonable conversation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time celebrating a friend’s birthday! The staff was friendly and attentive and brunch was delicious!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Too loud for a conversation.
  35. JF

    JuliaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience5
    Cold pasta and drinks were cold. Waited an hour for appetizers and 30 min for drinks
  36. C

    Csei

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The server was great--very amenable; however, the manager was extremely shady. They overcharged and misrepresented items on the bill 3 separate times. When the matter was discussed, the manager was extremely rude and defensive, despite the problem being their fault, 3 separate times. Would NOT recommend.
  37. DA

    DeniseA

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful business lunch! The fish tacos were the best I’ve ever eaten. Great Hake appetizer, too! Will come again soon.
  38. J

    Jamie

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Carbonara was waaaay too salty. Peach desert tasted like chemicals. Steak was decent.
  39. WA

    WAG4404

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love this restaurant! Food and cocktails are creative and fun. Great friendly service Terrific outdoor patio.
  40. JP

    JPierce

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    our waiter was phenomenal. best service we've had in a long long time. he said he was new but he seemed very experienced and super friendly. made our visit there so much better. the food was as always quality, bisque was a bit too strong tasting but i liked the spicyness to it. the restaurant even brought out another appetizer for us and we truly appreciated that!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alcove using the Order Online button. Alcove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 248-0050.

Alcove is rated 4.3 stars by 1449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Causeway St, Beverly St, Lovejoy Pl

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    No parking on-site. Validated parking is available in the garage across the street at The Beverly/Courtyard Marriott Hotel (105 Beverly St.) . Parking is $14 on non-event nights and $35 on event nights. Please let the parking attendant know you are dining at Alcove upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Causeway St @ Medford St Bus 4, N Washington St @ Medford St Bus 89/93/92/111/426/428, North Station Orange Line, Green Line B/C/D/E, Commuter rail Downeaster/Fitchburg/Haverhill/Lowell/Newburyport/Rockport

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Draghi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-0050

  • Private party facilities

    Alcove offers a variety of unique spaces and configurations for semi- private & private dining experiences. From groups as little as 5 to full holiday reception parties of 275, our menus and setup options can be customized to suit your event needs.

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