- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Usually love this place but did not have a great experience. The cheese on the cheeseboard was flavorless my martini was the size of a Dixie cup the chicken breast sandwich was over cooked and the service was not very good waitress was great but she was just understaffed and serving too many tables but first bad experience here I’m willing to give it another try.
It was wonderful! Drinks and food was incredible, service was slow and unorganized but overall great experience.
Excellent food, excellent atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely go back!
The food is amazing, and the staff is extremely attentitive and friendly!
I always have a great experience when I come here. The food is delicious and the staff are knowledgeable about allergies, since my friend has a gluten allergy. The drinks are unique and tasty and the color palette of the restaurant is beautiful, along with the bar and tables and other features. It wasn’t very busy but the staff were friendly and attentive. The location is beautiful, overlooking the Zakim Bridge and there are little fire pits on the patio, which were a nice touch. Overall a great dinner with a friend.
Valentine’s Day dinner. Food and service were good. Menu was small but selection was varied.
Great view of the bridge and the fire pit was toasty!
Great view and wonderful atmosphere! We would go back again.
Food was great, but we only had outdoor seating as an option without enough heating options, despite repeated requests. We ended up spending our valentines dinner in our jackets and wearing our gloves as it was sub 30 degrees weather. Would have appreciated if you had more heating options to keep your outdoor patrons warm enough to have dinner.
I loved everything. Specially the prosciutto with the fried dough.
The one thing they could improve is on the menu options, there are not many.
Pretty disappointed. Came with 3 friends one of which lives at lovejoy above the restaurant. 3 different waiters came over to us and took our drinks 3 times. My drink was missing then when i got it the waitress said she didn’t have enough so she left for 20 minutes before filling up my glass. We ordered and didn’t see our waitress until well after our food came. When we were done she asked if we were getting dessert, we said no we are okay for now we will order more drinks in a little bit. We weren’t over our time at all at this point. She leaves for 30 minutes, avoids us, drops the check and tells us our 90 min is up. We say we never got to order our espresso martinis and were never given a heads up that our 90 minutes was ending, nor were we told we only had 90 minutes from the start. The manager comes over and tells us we’re over our 90 minutes and we have to leave. We order the martinis to go, which takes another 25 minutes. Then another person comes over and tells us we’re over our wait and have to leave... we tell her we’re waiting for our to go drinks... where is the communication in this restaurant? Seems silly we couldn’t have ordered while sitting there or gotten any help from the manager in this situation with the server avoiding us all night. We left very disappointed and it was handled so unprofessionally.
The outdoor patio at Alcove was awesome for our Valentine's dinner -- it overlooked the Zakim Bridge but was very quiet and felt private. We had a normal table, not a firepit, but there was a heater placed right next to us so we were very comfortable. Our server was attentive but safe, our table was over 6 feet away from any other table, and bathrooms were single-stall, so we felt very safe. The food and drinks were delicious, specials were great, portions were a little small for the price but wine glasses were bigger than average. Our server brought us free prosecco at the end of our dinner for our anniversary. It's been hard to find truly safe dining during the pandemic as we are following all CDC guidelines, and Alcove really hit the mark. We would absolutely go back -- pandemic or not.
Kat was an amazing server! She went above and beyond! Great service. 😎
Working in the hospitality industry myself, a word of advice to the team here on reevaluating training and customer service.
A group of four of us waited 30 minutes for our first drinks order, the server never came back to check on us, we had to ask 2 other staff (including a manager) to help and our main meal still arrived before our drinks. No apology from anyone and no acknowledgement of the experience. At 90 minutes our waitress dropped the check without any warning and hadn’t asked in advance if there was anything else we wanted before the check. I completely understand and respect the 90 minute rule in light of COVID-19, however, this should clearly be communicated by the server at the beginning of service and a courtesy heads up before the check; neither of these things was done. They extended our table for another 30 minutes after we asked as a courtesy due to not having received anything for the first 30 minutes, but the whole experience was awkward, we didn’t receive an apology at any point, and we felt like a burden. I’m astonished this is acceptable for such a venue it markets itself to be.
The food and drinks were absolutely delicious! With a winter coat, a blanket, and the gas heat lamps, we were plenty warm sitting outside.
Fun afternoon out at the Alcove! Service was excellent! We sat at firepit which was great but wind was whipping.
Amazing experience at Alcove! Sarah and Will were absolutely wonderful and the food was top notch. Highly recommend.
Great food and amazing service! Outdoor area is lovely.
The food was amazing! I was first scared the restaurant would be too typical but the pasta was something else!
Great as always
Went for a friends birthday, great afternoon. Followed Covid guidelines. Good food/ service
Great location, right by the water and they have heaters and fire pits available. Grilled broccoli salad was good but lacked flavor. Fried chicken sandwich seemed raw in parts. Fish tacos also seemed undercooked and fatty. We both left feeling not great. Probably won’t be back.
Awesome as always, great food and cocktails!
Ate lunch at Alcove ... large outdoor space and excellent Covid practices. Cocktails were delicious and wines by the glass has a good range of choice. Had the fish tacos which were delicious. Deserts were good I had the citrus sorbet it was fresh and light
Me and my wife chose Alcove for our lunch date. It was a great experience. The food and cocktails were perfect. The server was very nice to give us suggestions.
Amazing meal, amazing staff, very very pleased with our choice to dine here on NYE!
Great menu with delicious food for the colder months. Notable wine and cocktail list.
Love the outdoor fire pit area. Great vibe, very safe and clean. Excellent food.
We came in on Christmas Day. Tara the General Manager seated u in a nice secluded
table. There was plenty of room between the tables. The food was fabulous. She recommended a great champagned and a Gruner. Tom, the owner, came over many times to check in on us and give us some great recommendations. Our server Kat was great too. They also have fire pits...will be back this week. Great experience. I'm a big fan of this restaurant. Plus...the view is amazing too!
Always good and making great efforts to deliver a nice service in this environment.
We love alcove outdoors with the firepit...toasty in the oldest weather. We always feel like we are dining with friends: great food, attentive service and a wonderful view. Highly recommend. Oh, and check out the market! Some goodies to take home!
Sat outdoors, which was nice. Service was miserable- appetizers were not brought out... drinks from the bar were inconsistent. May not be returning
Did not like the spiked hot chocolate (possibly error when making it?). Waitress was very knowledgeable of gluten free options and nice enough to check with the kitchen for questions.
Service is impeccable!! food is alright. good apps and drinks
Not the best sirloin steak. Asked for medium and it was well done. They did remove the price from the bill ($32.00)
Our Server went above and beyond to make our experience great.
Alcove is my favorite place! They consistently have great service and are constantly changing up their menu which is always fun.
Loved everything about this place!
Dined inside and we were impressed by COVID precautions.
Since it was early evening on a Sunday we ordered a number of the side dishes and each of them was amazing.
Service could not have been better.
Great service. Delicious cocktails. Beautiful night
You can order delivery directly from Alcove using the Order Online button. Alcove also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. Alcove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 248-0050.
Alcove is rated 4.7 stars by 815 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.