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Alcove, Boston, MA

Alcove

4.5
4.5
1744 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. 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 248-0050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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

Experiences

  • Dine Out Boston: Weekday Lunch

    Mar 11 - Mar 22, 2024
    Dive into Chef's Custom 2 or 3-course Weekday Lunch Menu Monday-Friday Lunch Only March 11 - March 15 & March 18 - March 22 Find our menus online @ www.alcoveboston.com
    Dine Out Boston: Weekday Lunch Photo
  • Easter Sunday @ Alcove

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Gather with family and friends and select from an array of spring specials this Easter Sunday. Additional specials to the regular a la carte menus to come soon!
    Easter Sunday @ Alcove Photo

What 1,744 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,744 Reviews
  1. SuzKing

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Alcove. Consistently good, quality food and service.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Popped in 5 minutes before opening (normally I would never do this but needed to get our toddler out of the cold) received smiles from the staff as opposed to the usual dirty looks (which are understandable). Our server was very friendly, recommended some dinner cocktails as we weren’t feeling the brunch offerings. Appreciated the coloring page sticker setup for the youngin’. The turkey club was a little bit disappointing, was hoping for the classic 3 slices of bread golf course clubhouse set up. Also the first bathroom on the left wouldn’t lock which is a little awk. Watched a lady get walked in on in the second stall on the left too, not sure if that one is also broken. But all in all good experience pre Disney on ice!

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  3. Chris

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on a Monday night so it wasn’t crowded. Food, wine, and service were all great. If you have the money to spend on a meal like this, you won’t be disappointed.

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  4. Zach

    New Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and food with a great ambiance and atmosphere. Took my girlfriend here after a bruins game for Valentine’s Day. Will definitely return

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  5. Krissy

    Greater Boston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have never been to this place before. I loved everything about it! The food and service was the best!

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  6. KSS4895

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I and son came to Boston from Phoenix and Denver respectively to attend a Bruins game. Having been to Alcove recently for work, my wife suggested we return. Unfortunately, our experience fell woefully short of expectations. My wife and son both had sirloins and I had the monkfish. The steaks were bland and under prepared and smashed potatoes not the mashed potatoes they were expecting. Similarly, my monkfish was dry and tasteless and the accompanying salad composed of unfamiliar vegetables. Certainly wish our dinner could have met with our expectations.

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  7. DanE

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal at Alcove. Great drinks, great food, great ambiance.

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  8. FrequentDiner

    London

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to deliver! Valentine's Day and then the Celtics (big win over Nets) -- that is a Boston Valentine ☘️ for sure ! Thank you Alcove!

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  9. SeanC

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place so close to TD garden - awesome service and very accommodating as we were running a bit late.....thanks!

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  10. WilliamC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food, drinks, and service were 10/10.

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  11. ZoeC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very kind, the food was delicious, and the ambiance of the restaurant was fantastic!

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  12. KateM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was super great, but the host was indifferent to us, the drinks were lousy and the food although it was good, was lacking. My entree salad was tiny and it was $15 for arugula, chicory and fig. The menu offerings are limited.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Alcove a few times now and have decided it really is just okay and the only reason we keep going back is because it’s convenient before a game at TD Garden. The last two times we’ve visited the food has been very, very salty. They do have really good cocktails though.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The place was mediocre at best, in part because of the Bruins game. Our food took a long time to come out and it wasn’t anything to write home about. The service was great, so that was the only plus for the day. Not a good value, for the money. We won’t be rushing back anytime soon.

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  15. Steve

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great spot before heading to the Garden for an event. The team is ready for the familiar rush of pregame guests. Crowd includes families, businesspeople and groups of friends. Drinks are good, food is excellent and service is perfectly timed. This is becoming my “go to” for pregame dining.

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  16. william

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time coming to the restaurant, Great meal before the game. I would come back too. The menu is great.

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  17. KBArch

    Greater Boston

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Very attentive service. They knew it was a birthday and brought a complimentary app and dessert. Very impressed that they greeted us as a repeat customer even though it has been several years since we had dined there. Wonderful bourbon cocktail served straight up in a quaint cocktail glass. Small but unusual and varied beer selection.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and perfect location for a relaxing lunch. Well done.

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  19. CorinneF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming to Alcove. The food is delicious. Last night, I ordered a glass of wine. When poured in front of me, it had cork pieces in it. When brought back to me and poured again, more cork, at that point I didn't even ask for another glass because I was essentially done with my meal- I tried picking it out myself. To go through it even once, I believe the house should have taken care of it. $15 for a glass with cork in it is upsetting.

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  20. Healthspeaker

    Greater Boston

    527 reviews

    5.0

    527 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The shrimp tacos, delicious! Great French toast. This is a place that really puts high quality, well prepared dishes. I really like the brunch menu. Service is always on point. We will be back.

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  21. mattw

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing service. Food was incredible. Will definitely be back.

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  22. StevenT

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    very noisy with all the noise bouncing off the hard glass wall behind me and straight into my ear. Tiny as hell chicken for a very expensive price. Waiter was very good service though

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  23. NatashaT

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, this is my second time at Alcove in 2 weeks and in both instances, the experience from a customer service perspective have been terrible. From the hostess stand to the bar to the server. We could do without the attitude and/or the lack of attention. We had to flag down a bartender and server both visits - after waiting over 30 mins. If this was my business, I would fire those employees.

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  24. EileenM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambience, food, entire staff all phenomenal!

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  25. BethanyD

    Greater Boston

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were delicious- nice menu there. There was a good variety for food as well, all executed nicely. The service was attentive yet unhurried. A pleasant place to meet up with friends.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    No one should have to eat in 5 minutes because it took an hour for their food to arrive. No one should have to pay full price when the server apologizes repeatedly for the unexplained delay. The prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich had one thin, fried slice of ham and one thin slice of mozzarella with thick bread oiled on both sides for grilling and pesto oil in the middle. Just too much bad and not enough good..

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  27. RickH

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had visited Alcove yesterday evening, venturing out on one of the coldest nights of the year. Dinner here was a great antidote to the deep freeze outside. We were greeted warmly by the host staff and shown to a table overlooking the water, with the Zakim Bridge as a backdrop. The bar and many tables were filled with Bruins fans out for a bite before the game, so the ambiance was lively. Our server was upbeat and attentive. We shared the beef and lamb kofta, which consisted of five succulent meatballs accompanied with cucumbers and tahini dressing -- quite delicious. We also sampled the prosciutto bites (prosciutto lying on a small triangle of fried whole wheat dough filled with house-made mozzarella) -- wow! My wife had the fluke, I the duck breast for entrees -- both were beautifully plated and delectable. We were too full for dessert, but we plan to return soon! Great spot for any occasion!

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  28. HenryB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice venue, especially before an event at the Garden. Good food, very pleasant wait staff.
    AlcoveResponded on January 28, 2024
    Hi Henry! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Alcove before the Celtics game! We look forward to having you come back to dine with us soon! Best, Jessica Dresser, GM

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  29. eneld

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun menu. Friendly service. Amazing location right next to TD Garden. Perfect 5:30 reservations before 7:30 Celtics game!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful and service was great, but we were seated at a high top “table” near the bar that was overcrowded with people standing. It would have been a great table but the people standing kept placing their empty drink glasses at our table. I wouldn’t recommend placing people there to eat dinner during a busy time of night.

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  31. FrequentDiner

    London

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alcove service is unparalleled -- fantastic food, wonderful drinks, and a Celtics win. Nothing better.

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  32. LuluinWoodley

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really delicious! Fresh baked focaccia bread and the mushroom pasta dish were excellent. They were quite busy but the service was great and staff very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend.

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  33. NoelJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, Service and Atmosphere!! And the perfect location for a Celtics Game!!

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  34. IanS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with a great beverage program, menu options and outstanding service.

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  35. michaelm

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the monkfish and the chicken and both were very good. solid wine list. We went before celts game and it was hopping inside. It is a little loud but food and service were excellent.

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  36. Steve

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot for pregame dinner and drinks with a business associate. Promptly seated at 5:15 (we were late for 5:00 reservation). Waiter was friendly and kept on our pace for service knowing we were going to the Celtics. We had enough time to enjoy focaccia before main course that included half chicken with crunchy mashed potatoes prepared perfectly and served hot! Waiter paired house wine at our request. We did not feel rushed and even had time to enjoy affogato before heading out for a short walk to the Garden.

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  37. NancyL

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great. It was very loud, but would still return.

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  38. DebB

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, food, and service. We went for early dinner ahead of TD Garden event. Lively and fun atmosphere!

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  39. Healthspeaker

    Greater Boston

    527 reviews

    5.0

    527 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    As usual, wonderful dinner at Alcove. Well mixed drink, great food, and attentive service. Esteban made the evening quite memorable with attention to my birthday. We will be back. Thank you.

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  40. Kelra

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is amazing and creative. It is very expensive though so be prepared. There were 4 of us here with drinks,apps and entrees and the total was $300. Try the espresso martini, bluecrusted fluke, monkfish croquettes, burger, duck breast, brussell sprouts.

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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 4.5 stars by 1744 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 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

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–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • 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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