We were there with clients and the entire meal was excellent and the service was impeccable. I totally recommend.
I 'm hesitant to write such a rave review as I'm fearful that there will be a tidal wave of new patrons that will shut us out in the future! Fantastic place. Tom, owner/founder/waiter/bartender/sommelier/etc. oversees on damn fine dining experience!
Alcove was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday and to then attend an event at TB BankNorth Garden. The service was impeccable. Attention when needed and the food come out hot and we did not wait long. The music perfect for the atmosphere. The location is ideal on Lovejoy Wharf and the website says you can even take a water taxi to the location which we did not but it looked like fun. We did part on Beverly Street at the valet next to the Marriott Courtyard. The restaurant stamps the ticket to provide a discount. This restaurant is one that I would recommend and I hope to return soon. Make your reservations now.
Our waiter was excellent as were the other wait staff. Thank you!
Excellent service. Unique and delicious food choices
Despite having a reservation we were told multiple parties and checked in before us so we’d have to wait. We were 2 minutes early to our reservation. We waited at least 15 minutes more before being seated. I counted 7 free tables at that point.
Very attentive staff, all around. You'll never run out of water or have a question go unanswered! Food was excellent.
Wonderful food and service
Spectacular food charming Atmosphere and amazing service !
What a charming restaurant. Tucked away in the swanky Lovejoy Wharf, Alcove has friendly and efficient service and wonderful food. Enjoy a lovely view that is undoubtedly best appreciated on a sunny day, not a cold and windy one like when I visited. The menu features a nice mix of classic and original offerings with a unique twist. Definitely worth a visit for lunch or a quiet dinner.
Food was awful but location and interior excellent
It was cold in the restaurant. They might want to get install on of those heaters above the entrance to counteract the wind blowing in.
We went on Thanksgiving because there was a Thanksgiving dinner option as well as full menu. The meal literally arrived 10 minutes after placing the order and tasted like it was not freshly made. I did not have high expectations but I was expecting a better quality meal. My husbands salmon was good but I question whether it was premade as well. Disappointing.
Best meal we’ve had in a long time! Outstanding service, creative & delicious cocktails, and great atmosphere. Hope to go back soon!
Enjoyable Thanksgiving Day meal. Plan to visit again.
This place is great! Love pretty much everything on the menu. Tonight we enjoyed the avocado, the soup, the cauliflower app, the burger, the pasta special with pork sugo. Service is stellar. Wine by the glass options are excellent and always enjoy the fine wine glasses. A great spot operated by pros.
Warm friendly staff, beautiful place.
I recommend this restaurant when you are planning to go to the Boston Garden. It is probably the best restaurant within walking distance and it has a great view.
Best burger in Boston.
Great atmosphere and the food was AMAZING! High quality and great price.
Alcove is located in a great location in the new area near the TD Garden. The food was good - cauliflower was excellent but the calamari was a little too dry with the particular breading that was used. The ambiance was nice and the service was very good. All and all it’s a great place to go prior to a Garden event.
So my first time at Alcove and the food was amazing and cocktail with vodka and cranberry that my server recommended was on point. I loved everything but not able to order dessert because the kitchen closed. I’m sorry I don’t agree. At the restaurant I work at as pastry chef I don’t close till everyone dining quest is served it’s just proper quest satisfaction and my experience was ok not great. I was looking forward to dessert because I have herd some great things in industry. It was very upsetting being told the kitchen was closed
We were disappointed by Alcove, considering that the reviews were so positive. The kitchen was open late which was nice. There were no curtains to block the inflow of cold air from the water whenever someone opened the door, so it was freezing. Many people were sitting at the bar with their coats on. Service was adequate. The restrooms were not clean. Cocktails were ok, nothing groundbreaking. Our appetizers were decent, we had the pumpkin and the avocado which were well done and flavourful. The calamari were dry and lacked flavour. We shared the scallops, which were very good but the sides on the plate were not edible. We expected much more value for our money.
We have eaten here several times before events at the Garden. It's always busy, however the service is always top notch except for last Friday. We had a 5:45PM reservation and didn't receive our food until after 7:00. We weren't too pressed for time initially, however by 7PM we were getting close to our 8PM show. It was one thing to wait this long for the food, but disappointing that it came out lukewarm. They apologized to us and gave us a round of drinks.
Food wasn’t great. Drinks were really good and well priced. I would come back for a drink before a show but not for the food. The bartenders were wonderful even on an hectic night!
Excellent experience! Food was great. Going back!!
We were a large party of 10 and the food came out right away and the service was good. We had a nice time.
Great to grab a nice drink and some nosh before a game, or to enjoy outside seating in warmer months. Have been twice and no complaints either time!
We had a family group brunch here Sunday. Great vibes , service was great. Drinks were great and they didn’t rush us. Nice area, fun spot
great location great food albeit a limited menu. My one quibble is we had to wait till almost 7:30 to be seated for a 7 p.m. reservation. server was fantastic.
Waited over forty minutes for our reservation and never ended up being seated, as we needed to leave to make a show's start time.
Great service - good food. I recommend the charred avacado. Solid overall experience.
I took my daughter here for her birthday and we loved our server and also his suggestions. The raspberry ice cream was awesome and the Tequila pink drink delish!!!
Very good food, very efficient and personable wait staff.
Really cute space, good spot for a drink or snack before an event at the Garden, but we were disappointed in our dinner. We had the calamari, which was just a few rings on top of a bunch of fried red onions. The chicken was good but so salty – seriously, I swelled up so much my rings got stuck on my fingers. My husband's steak was a good cut and cooked well, but had a really savory marinade or rub that had to be some sort of smelly cheese or truffle. It smelled like feet?
We have dined at Alcove five times now and it’s always a treat! Loved the pickles and the charred avocado as well as the pumpkin soup. Only thing we didn’t enjoy was the black garlic creme cheese that comes with the everything spiced baked potato. Kind of a strong and distinct flavor. Otherwise every tense was great, including the service! Will return.
Thanks for the great table!
It is a great spot!! Staff is awesome and very knowledgeable.
Oysters are local and yummy. Have the octopus and the mussel toast- so creative and tasty.
Cauliflower- great balance of ingredients.
Shisoto peppers- awesome prep
Wine list runs the gamut and cocktails are cool
We celebrated a family birthday at Sunday Brunch. There were 10 of us and many had never been to Alcove. To a person, they raved about location, food, and ambiance. It's the perfect spot for weekend dining.
Service was great! Very friendly staff. The menu was limited.