Alcove

4.6
886 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A welcoming neighborhood restaurant on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is filled with comfortable American fare and great cocktails from hospitality veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Located on the water and with spectacular views of the Zakim Bridge!

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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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 886 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKateM
New England
72 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome. A hidden gem near causeway street. Friendly professional staff who demonstrate excellence in their work. Menu has wide variety of options for all tastes. Advanced wine selection. Will definitely return.

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vipMFC714
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food at Alcove is good, but what sets is apart is the superb service and great setting. The outdoor dining is such a nice option, with a cool view and relatively serene atmosphere (vs. being on Hanover Street or right on another busy street). The cocktails and wine list are 10/10 and the staff is super knowledgable about the whole menu, as well as being very friendly and kind. We love Alcove and return frequently!

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Anonymous
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would like the brunch items to come with a side rather than be ordered separately.

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GeorgeL
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Alcove doesn’t disappoint! The staff amazing! Food amazing! Atmosphere tops! Thank you again to Tom and his incredible team for a magical evening!!

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vipBoston85
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five friends got together after way too long for some outdoor dining. We had the rose pitcher and the margarita pitcher and both were very good. Almost everyone got a burger, and they were perfect. We ordered the brownie for dessert, and they brought out complimentary espresso martinis. We had an amazing time.

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JSNorthEnd
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Alcove’s patio is an enjoyable place for an evening meal. The the starters, entrees and desserts are all delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Uninspired tastes and preparation for this lunchtime meal. It was a different world from the care that went into food on our meal a few days ago at Woods Hill Pier 4

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Mushhoor
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest dining experiences I've had in a long time. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and made it a point to make sure we were taken care of. I had told her that we were fasting and the apps were at our table within minutes. The fare was amazing, highly recommend the zucchini fritters as well as the half chicken which was very juicy and cooked perfectly. Finish with the blueberry cake and the ice cream. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!—-beautiful night outdoors before a Bruins game

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DanSaco
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a great place to have a friends lunch day!!!!

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RhaRha
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating, service and food. Will dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

This was my 3rd visit to alcove and was excited to share the experience with friends visiting from out of town. We left feeling disappointed; burgers severely undercooked, fish tacos soggy and lacking flavor, appetizers arrived before the two cocktails our table ordered and service was not what I’ve previously received at this restaurant.

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PeterC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Inside seating type of day. Staff & Room well prepared and operated given safety concerns. Never felt uncomfortable, service was good, as was the food.
Will be there again soon.

KM
vipKateM
New England
73 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with wide variety of options. Great drinks, awesome atmosphere and excellent staff. The wine selection is broad and lots of representation.

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vipCharlestownK
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Loved the atmosphere and view. Food wasn't much to write home about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were spectacular. Our friends are on special, somewhat restrictive diets, and our waiter was able to make great recommendations to accommodate them. Everyone had a wonderful time and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Wondering services and a beautiful atmosphere!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our waitress had great energy and recommended the best food and drinks on the menu. Great raw bar, pitchers and drinks, and the salmon was wonderful!

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LizC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff. Tasty drinks. Good variety on the menu.

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CarmenH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not many entrees selections. Service was poor. We had to wait to get waiters boy come back to table.

KM
vipKMela
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server - Dennis! Really enjoyed the wine list also. Food always great.

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vipMeredith
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overall i felt like this place had an identity crisis, the food didn't really have a purpose and the ambiance felt all over the place. Felt like a solid hotel bar but nothing to like...spend 400 dollars at (which we did). Our waitress was so nervous it made it a super weird experience. All the food was like... fine? i forgot what i ate as soon as i left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Halibut overcooked and other food salty

KM
vipKateM
New England
73 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been several times, this time with group of friends who were fist timers. Food and service was fantastic. Allison is a gem and went over details of the menu. Tried several appetizers which were good, the zucchini fried falafel and the pickle of the day ginger carrots were excellent. Shrimp cocktail was fair. Can’t wait to go back.

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Tarheel
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Would like more variety suck as a Filet of Beef but overall I would recommend very highly

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GeorgeL
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing as always! We celebrated a birthday with friends and it was absolutely awesome! Tom makes everybody feel like they are so incredibly special!

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DrEmma
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service, cleanliness of the restaurant, and ambiance here are excellent. The food was good, but not excellent and we suspected that many of our dishes were prepared ahead of time and reheated. The portions are small for the high price of some dishes. The mixed drink I had was excellent.

KM
vipKateM
New England
73 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food and service.

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JackG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent small plates, great wine selection and superb service, what is there not to love?

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Maxine
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IT's a great outdoor spot. The food is good and service is remarkable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Would not go again

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vipMatthewG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent location, good range of dining choices and the quality is consistently good. The staff interested in you coming back. Great spot for outdoor dining and continuing your day / night in the area.

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BethP
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place -would recommend to anyone. The staff is passionate about the food and wants you to have a great experience.

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EmilyE
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails and food looked, and tasted, wonderful!

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CGSVT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Service was great. View and location were perfect. Patio was well spaced and comfortable. We tried three different cocktails, two were great, one was OK. Food left much to be desired. We ordered the caviar, the French onion dip that came with it was not good. We got two orders of the New England lobster dip which was awful. Tasted more like it had tuna mixed with mayonnaise, very little lobster. The impossible burger was fine however I had added avocado and that was forgotten. The fried chicken sandwich that my friend ordered looked like I have been sitting in a warmer and was not made to order. The best thing we ate were the potato chips.

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vipCVale
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food topped with excellent service by the wait staff. This is the second time we have eaten here, and we will eat here again. The mushroom tagliatelle, one of the specials, was excellent and the cream sauce was light. While I would have liked a larger portion, it was sufficient. We only wish the menu was more extensive and suspect it will be once more people begin to frequent restaurants again.

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Thania
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for lunch Easter Day and the food, as usual was wonderful. The menu offers creative dishes with flavors that compliment well. The broccoli salad with chicken is one of my favorite dishes. The patio is nice, especially in the afternoon when the sun is on it. Views of the Zakim. The food always takes a while anytime I’ve gone, however the service is always friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was AMAZING and moderately priced. We sat inside and loved being by the windows to feel the sun. Patio is beautiful and we will definitely be enjoying summer evenings here again! Drinks were also delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Our waitress was very rude and unfriendly. Disappointed with the service.

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Redsoxblues
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good spot for some pregame Bruins beers and chow. Nice menu, lots of options for everyone. Oyster selection was solid and they were delicious.

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 4.6 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Alcove does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/alcove/giftcards.

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.