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Alcove

4.6
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732 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 732 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, service as good as it gets...an absolutely fantastic evening!

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vipnataliej
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor set up with excellent cocktails and food.

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ChelseyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, environment and food. Can’t wait to go back again

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DaveO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor set up is great with a great view of the Zakim!

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BobP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio, great service, awesome food.

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vipAngela
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for drinks and food with an amazing view of Zakim Bridge. Hidden gem

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great location and food was OK. Limited menu due to restrictions. I’d go back once we return to normal.

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vipniobisq
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food we exceptional. Would recommend outdoor dining the view is stunning.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Incredibly slow, inattentive, and inhospitable service. Food was decent, but the portions were very small especially for the prices. Stingy wine pours. Some tables were not even close to 6 feet apart.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always best in class from service to food ambiance and of course cocktails.

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Suep
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a beautiful evening outside. Food was delicious. Service was fair. But overall enjoyable evening.

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Andovergirl
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining outside was a tremendous treat. The tables are spaces far apart across the grand piazza -- unlike many of the North End restaurants that don't have the room. It's a bit noisy because of the Zakim Bridge traffic but not enough to keep us away. The food was wonderful--including a pork schnitzel that is exactly what a schnitzel is supposed to be, pounded thin with a crispy shell. The service was friendly and efficient. People should take advantage of the outdoor dining before the snow flies.

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Joseph
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Patio was well spaced. Service was incredible as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a great spot for outdoor dining. Very spacious with nice views of the water and Zakim bridge. You do get the highway noise though. Service was excellent. There’s something on the menu for everyone. Some people mentioned the food is pricey and portions are small, but honestly the quality is great so you can’t complain. I hope they consider purchasing heaters for Fall because we definitely will go back there.

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vippatricks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. We had a fabulous water view.

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vipHealthspeaker
New England
437 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah is an utterly delightful server. The quality of the food is wonderful, and, to my family, this is quite important. Eating outdoors, safely distanced, on a beautiful evening made this such a treat. The grilled broccoli salad, salmon poke and burgers were particularly popular. A well mixed drink rounded out the experience. We will be back.

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vipAmandaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Took my mom here in ordered to have a good view of the bridge at night. Got some awesome photos

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfriendly hostess - over salted food - cocktails served after main dish - incorrect final bill with addition of items not ordered (or served) - forgettable, overpriced experience

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vipIball
New England
76 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great and they have a great outdoor patio with very intentional social distancing. They have classics dishes always worth trying ( brussel sprouts, shisito peppers, broccoli salad) and daily specials too! The striped bass is awesome and so is the salmon poke .

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vipads02129
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic patio to enjoy dinner on a sunny summer night. Great food, great drinks.

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vipGoodServiceAndStaff
New England
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizers were very tasty. Great service and staff.

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vipJanet
London
22 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great evening especially these warm nights on the patio during this pandemic era. Same carefully selected seasonal ingredients transformed into yummy dishes you are use to inside pre/Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service(Marissa),food and outside dining is fabulous!

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Alli
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything was delish and the service was excellent. Pretty views.

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PeterB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove continues to set the bar for an amazing outdoor dining experience with breathtaking views of The Zakim Bridge as a foreground to spectacular sunsets. More importantly, the service is always on point and you can tell the place is well run by a seasoned leadership team with years of experience providing patrons the best service to enhance the dining experience. And then you get to the food in which the chef has brought some of the best flavors to dishes which leave you craving to come back and try either the same dish or something new because of how good the last dish was. Excellent hand crafted cocktails, perfect wine pairing suggestions, and desserts and dessert drinks to round out an amazing experience! High high highly recommend you make this a go to in your rotation!

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vipPamI
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining as long as the road noise is not too bad. Rush hour increases the noise off of the Zakim.

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vipMrMcgu
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue for lunch or dinner in the world of social distancing. Big open patio, umbrellas, great sunset view behind the Zakim Bridge. Friendly staff, great cocktails & wine/beer selection and delicious food.

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RebeccaK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The food was TERRIBLE and at $42.00 for a Ribeye, if I want to substitute my side of French fries for something else, I should be able to! No one enjoyed their food. Bill was 191.34 and the food was not reflective of the cost. Our server was robotic and not friendly at all. Really resented the entire experience. Because it was my daughter's birthday, I did not complain. The the flies, gnats, flying ants and flea like insects were everywhere. Dreadful! Spray for god's sake!

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vipfishlover
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were able to order from two menus--lunch grill and mid day. Highly recommend the huge grilled shrimp/prawns. With a tortilla and avocado crema. Also the Sicilian rose....
This place really does it right. Beautiful outdoor dining, great menu and warm service. Nothing but happy at Alcove. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner for my best friend carah , alcove was perfect in every way !

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vipAnna
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove has done a fantastic job navigating these unprecedented times. It's certainly one of the best, safest patios out there right now and the premium service hasn't skipped a beat.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outdoors here. The views are great, as is the food.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice!! We had an amazing night with a great service great food and safe place.

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Carmenv
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service throughout the evening! A wonderful place to eat outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner and view!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Personally, not quite as good as expected so can't rate as outstanding but on all fronts I would rate this restaurant as VERY GOOD.

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vipSJMBos
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at alcove. Great food, great service, and the outdoor patio is awesome. I love that they always try so so hard to make sure your dining experience is terrific. Definitely one of our favorite spots in Boston.

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vipBethanyM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Terrible Service. Ordered Coffee and they never asked if we wanted cream or sugar. Also, when our food came they never asked if we needed any condiments with our items. We flagged down our server on multiple occasions. It started to rain and no one made accommodations for guests. Food is mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. The view was really nice. Lots of room between tables.

FAQs

Alcove does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Alcove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 248-0050.

Alcove is rated 4.6 stars by 732 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.