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- 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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Alcove will always be my favorite spot in Boston, even just based on the staff, alone. Everyone is SO amazing and knowledgeable. Love them!
Birthday lunch amazing!
Alcove was a definitely a great vibe. From the delicious food to the tasty wine to the awesome city view of the TD garden stadium and Zakim bridge to the phenomenal service that my waiter gave, Alcove is definitely a top 5 restaurant on my boston list. The braised short ribs w/ mashed potatoes and sweet carrots are everything and some. The food was so good I wanted to lick my plate ! 😂😂 Thank you Alcove for the wonderful experience.
I feel bad leaving a bad review during these times when businesses are struggling, but I feel like our experience tonight was quite bad. We made a reservation where a cc was requested and we were notified we were going to be charged $25 per person if we didn’t show up. We came early and ordered drinks. My husband’s wine was served while I waited for a martini for over 25 minutes. It was clear that it was forgotten, but our waitress seemed really nice about it so I didn’t mind too much. We got our appetizers much later, however no utensils or napkins were provided. We looked around for our waitress but she was nowhere to be found. We finally got napkins, utensils, and an apology. This was the second issue we had after the forgotten drink, but we didn’t make a big deal out of it and our waitress was clearly aware that we were not getting great service so far. Later, after our food was delivered, a random waiter came by to ask if we have everything and if we are enjoying it. Usually if someone finishes their shift, the new staff comes over to tell you that the other person left and they are now your new waiter/ waitress. This didn’t happen for us and we were confused because we saw our waitress still serving other customers in the adjacent dining room. All of this confusion plus the long wait for drinks and the long wait between appetizers and dinner was so surprising considering the great reviews. I brought my husband to Boston this weekend for his b-day and this was the first night here that didn’t go very well. Not a great start. I honestly thought that we were going to get some sort of discount or at least the drink I waited for for over 25 minutes, taken off the bill, but when we got the bill there was a 4% “kitchen appreciation” charge and another $4 “martini” charge on top of the $22 “Reyka” ( vodka) charge for the martinis (I had two). I was genuinely surprised that a restaurant with such great reviews didn’t acknowledge their downfall in providing service.
The alcove is a wonderful restaurant, with fantastic service and ambiance! Will definitely be back again!
Never will eat here again. They give you an hour and 15min time limit and do not tell you when making reservations. The warden hostess/manager comes over 5 min before your time is up and tells you time to go and pay the bill. So unwelcoming.
The outdoor seating was great, near the water and looking up at the Zakem bridge. Our sever was very friendly and attentive. The location is walking distance to the North End and we really enjoyed stopping here for lunch while we were visiting the city!
Great service, amazing weather, perfect mid week lunch date
This felt like a very safe set up for COVID. Plenty of space and the view is great. The menu is simple (lunch) but well executed.
Food was delicious and outdoor seating was perfect with ample space between tables. Great view as well.
Great spot. Sat inside, which wasn't a problem, even with Covid fears.
Was there for brunch on a Saturday. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Great cocktails too!
Alcove continues to deliver excellent food with top notch service! My friend and I sat inside on a rainy night, and tables were well spaced. Service is always so friendly and efficient. I’m a huge fan
Great food, great service. Really good job with social distancing
Wonderful outdoor dining area with picturesque view of the Zakim Bridge. Tables were well spaced, so it felt safe. Food, drinks, and service were very good.
First time eating at this restaurant. We selected outdoor dining. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt. Our server was very helpful with both dinner and wine selections. I ordered small plates. My husband had the half chicken. Everything was delicious. Every aspect of our experience exceeded expectations. Definitely give Alcove a try.
Alcove is doing a great job in the context of these challenging times. It was a bit brisk on the patio (indoor seating was available, but we chose outdoors), but the service was very attentive, and the food good.
disappointing food. will not return. tiny portions.
ice-cream on blueberry buckle was like icy white water. tuna appetizer was awful. rice balls were good
Food is ok. Service needs to be improved.
Really good food, reasonably priced. Nice view of the water and Zakinthos Bridge
Portions were very small. Atmosphere was good. Wine was good.
Best roast chicken around!
Great location, great food and ambiance! There are heat lamps for the cooler nights and you will love the view!
Their accommodations for Covid are outstanding. The food has always been fabulous and remains incredible during these times. And the staff is professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back!
food delicious fresh, well preparaed. our server kayla was a 10!
Beautiful place, great food just a bit busy on the weekends.
Unbelievable food, service, atmosphere, drinks. 10/10 every time!!
Excellent all around .
Ate inside during Covid Pandemic so not crowded
because most opted for outside .
Would appreciate some higher end spirts - gin & vodka
to start . Will definitely return .
We had an AWESOME dinner there this past Saturday night. The specials were delish and once the sun went down, they brought out the heaters so we could safely dine outside and not freeze. I highly recommend getting some oysters and a good cocktail to start. All of the appetizers are awesome, my favorite might be the prosciutto bites. Whenever we go to Alcove, we always know that we are going to have a delicious meal. Keep up the good work Alcove Team and we will absolutely keep coming back!
Birthday dinner for my friend! Heat lamps outside by the water was lovely
Alcove offers a variety of food from casual to more sophisticated so it’s a good place to go with a group. The outdoor patio is spacious and good for COVID dining. They try hard to make people comfortable and they have outdoor heaters. We’ve eaten there several times and always enjoyed the food.
Great outdoor space!! Great service and food...great chicken and striped bass entrees. Brussel sprouts and shishito peppers sides too.
This was a great afternoon business meeting outside on the Alcove. Food and drink and service were excellent!!!
Food, staff, service as good as it gets...an absolutely fantastic evening!
Food, service, and location are fantastic. Look forward to their fall and winter offerings, especially the exciting new ideas for Covid-19 dining.
Great outdoor set up with excellent cocktails and food.
Too cold for outdoors already. Heaters no help!
Amazing service, environment and food. Can’t wait to go back again
Outdoor set up is great with a great view of the Zakim!
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 4.6 stars by 771 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.