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Alcove, Boston, MA

Alcove

4.4
4.4
1294 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-0050

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles Draghi

  • Private party facilities

    Alcove offers a variety of unique spaces and configurations for private dining experiences. For groups of 13 to 270, the menu and setup can be customized to suit the event needs.

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Cross street

    Causeway St, Beverly St, Lovejoy Pl

  • Parking details

    No parking on-site. Validated parking is available in the garage across the street at The Beverly/Courtyard Marriott Hotel (105 Beverly St.) . Parking is $14 on non-event nights and $35 on event nights. Please let the parking attendant know you are dining at Alcove upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Causeway St @ Medford St Bus 4, N Washington St @ Medford St Bus 89/93/92/111/426/428, North Station Orange Line, Green Line B/C/D/E, Commuter rail Downeaster/Fitchburg/Haverhill/Lowell/Newburyport/Rockport

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,294 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MB

    MarishtelleB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It took them a while before they entertained us even though we were already seated. The food is average. Nothing special. Price is okay for the food. We liked the carbonara.
  2. a

    anonymous

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The food was good, but not good enough for the price. The service was very slow. If you had ear plugs in the ambiance was lovely, but the highway/train station noise was pretty loud.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening out on the patio with sunset. Great service and food and an amazing wine list!
  4. CT

    ChloeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding but restaurant was a little loud.
  5. M

    Marisa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    This place was definitely a one and done. We were looking for a quick bite to eat before a concert and this was one of the only places in the area that had availability. Food was nothing outstanding and was overpriced for the quality. Service was really slow. Nice space overlooking the water but we probably would not go here again.
  6. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated us right away and the food and service was amazing!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The views were amazing! Food was okay, 3 people in my party got the steak and it was pretty over cooked for medium rare. The rosemary fries had no rosemary on them which I was pretty bummed about. But it was a great night and love looking at the bridge from our seats!
  8. t

    texie

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Outdoor seating was appreciated. The service was good and attentive. Arancini bites were good. Shrimp cocktail wasn’t worth the price. The chicken was moist and great. Crab cakes were weird and not good. Fish tacos and trout were OK. Overall food was a bit better than mediocre.
  9. MB

    MarkinBoston

    Belgium

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The hostess was really nice. The server from Colombia was great. The beverages were fantastic. The food was mediocre, lack of flavor, presentation etc. For a casual bite with the great view of the Zakim definitely. This could be a real winner!!!
  10. JM

    JoelM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding from start to finish. Friendly welcoming staff with great food and drinks!
  11. LC

    LauraC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch on the patio at Alcove, the food and service were excellent.
  12. ML

    MollyLowe

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful dinner experience when we go to alcove! The carbonara did not disappoint and the new summer cocktails were tasty and refreshing. Alcove continues to be one of our favorite spots to dine out in Boston :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a little too loud indoors, big groups also dinning made conversation a little difficult but we loved the food, service and ambience! Outdoors is beautifully decorated
  14. CP

    ChristinaP

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and delicious food! This place is definitely a hidden gem. We will be returning back for sure.
  15. L

    Letizia

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Great spot and service, cooking a bit generic and bland, small if selected wine list (all a pale reminder of the exceptional food and wine at Erbaluce) We will go again hoping it keeps improving and adding to the menue dishes with character.
  16. CA

    ColleenA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner before Game 6
  17. EL

    ErikaL

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been meaning to come here for months now and so glad we did! Not only was the service, food and drinks all exceptional, but the views out on the patio were also beautiful and we got to enjoy a wonderful sunset. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing and everything came out in a very timely manner and was hot and tasty. Definitely going to be a regular spot for us from now on!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was really good I’m very satisfied.
  19. B

    Brendon

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food and the wine bar is really cool! My only complaint is that the side salad was 100% lettuce with no other toppings. I don’t find this to be a fair substitute for fries for the same charge. The dressing was excellent though!
  20. SD

    SDas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The oysters are good, and so are the fish tacos! Good job on the mimosas too!
  21. J

    Jamie

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Alcove was perfectly fine. We had reservations at 5:15. We got seated and the staff was quick to attend to us. I will say I felt rushed a bit by the waiter and one other wait staff who stopped by to collect the plates. It was game 4 of the finals, so I understand the need to stick to the 1.5 hour time frame, but we’d only been there for about 30 min when the pressure started. However, the cocktails, wine, oysters, and chips and dip were very tasty. My husband and I both ordered the trout, which looked suspiciously a lot like salmon when it came out. When I inquired, I was told it resembled salmon because of how it was prepared. This answer didn’t sit well with me. I know steelhead trout looks and tastes almost identical to salmon, but if it were steelhead trout, don’t you think that would’ve been the reasoning? Or, perhaps, noted on the menu? And you know the old adage: if I’d wanted salmon, I would’ve ordered the steelhead trout. It was,however, a delicious cut of fish, with a nice crispy skin which I do so appreciate on salmon.. I mean, trout. The fish came with fava beans which were crunchy. I prefer them cooked to the point of creamy as opposed to al dente, but to each his own. Truly, I gave it 4’s because it really is a nice place to eat… just wished a few things were different.
  22. GS

    GabrielleS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good. Decent wine list. Sourdough and cheese plate was good. everything else was very good but not great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I had the fish tacos on corn tortillas The tortillas seemed old or microwaved. It was very dry and hard to chew. The pickled veggies side dish did not have a great flavor. A bit harsh. Service and ambiance was perfect. I had better meals there in the past so I plan on trying it again💙
  24. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    269 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    269 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another knockout by Alcove and Chef Draghi! Wonderful food, staff, drinks, and atmosphere.
  25. MO

    MarilynO

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Was absolutely phenomenal to see Alcove packed and humming on a beautiful summer day and to grab a pre-NBA Finals dinner before cheering on our Celtics. Food was fabulous! Service was slow, but absolutely no fault of our server who worked SO hard, she was great - tough to keep up with such a surge in demand in these times. Go Alcove! Go Celtics!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server was great. The food was good but nothing to write home about.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    3rd time coming, don't know why so popular, maybe location
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting guest from London
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience. Staff so welcoming, drinks and food delicious, and Tom sent over a treat on the house! Always a great experience at Alcove.
  30. PD

    PaulD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor patio. Excellent drinks and good food. Apps looked more interesting than entrees so we stuck with apps and sides only and were happy.
  31. JG

    JoseG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant is pretty, well decorated. The outdoor sitting is a good option by the water. Food is average and service is average. Price is ok
  32. g

    geoffv

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    server was not very attentive, food was nt bad but nothing exciting
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a lovely experience made special by our server Will. He was knowledgeable, kind and attentive. The outdoor patio had such a chill vibe.
  34. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Their outdoor patio is perfect for the summer days. Nice wine selections and my fish taco was good.
  35. JG

    JackG

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marissa and her trainee Cindy provided great service. Really good advice on wine pairings too that we thoroughly enjoyed. Great food, great service, overal an A+
  36. VS

    VirginiaS

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Before Celtics game
  37. H

    Healthspeaker

    New England

    490 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    490 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    As usual, delightful. This places has turned into a favorite, where the veggies are as good as the entrees. The warm vib pre Celtics playoff game, and the Celtics' swag, added to the evening. We will be back.
  38. k

    karen

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Katie was amazing! She (and all the other servers/management) moved us (and all the other customers) in out of the wind and gave us a table right away. Our experience was so great! My son and husband were celebrating their birthdays and she made it very special. If we lived local, we’d be back. Thank you for a delightful time! Karen Zachary
  39. F

    Fernando

    Orange County

    268 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and delicious food. Try the whole chicken.... is the best. Highly recommended.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Lunchtime food ok Server was great and place neat

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.4 stars by 1294 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf Boston, MA 02114

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Causeway St, Beverly St, Lovejoy Pl

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    No parking on-site. Validated parking is available in the garage across the street at The Beverly/Courtyard Marriott Hotel (105 Beverly St.) . Parking is $14 on non-event nights and $35 on event nights. Please let the parking attendant know you are dining at Alcove upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Causeway St @ Medford St Bus 4, N Washington St @ Medford St Bus 89/93/92/111/426/428, North Station Orange Line, Green Line B/C/D/E, Commuter rail Downeaster/Fitchburg/Haverhill/Lowell/Newburyport/Rockport

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Draghi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 248-0050

  • Private party facilities

    Alcove offers a variety of unique spaces and configurations for private dining experiences. For groups of 13 to 270, the menu and setup can be customized to suit the event needs.

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