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Alcove, Boston, MA
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Alcove

4.5
4.5
1493 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A welcoming neighborhood restaurant on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is filled with comfortable American fare with a New England seafood flair & great cocktails from hospitality veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Both the airy dining room and large patio look out onto the Charles River & provide spectacular views of the Zakim Bridge. Alcove recently welcomed the award-winning Chef Charles Draghi to the helm of the West End spot. Draghi, who closed his well-loved Bay Village endeavor, erbaluce, in 2018 after a decade-long run, brings his expertise and professionalism to the TD Garden-adjacent restaurant. A stones throw away from the Garden, and within walking distance of the North End, Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, Freedom Trail, Downtown, Charlestown Navy Yard, USS Constitution, Tea Party ships + museum, Haymarket, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, State House, ferries, & the Greenway.

We offer a variety of unique spaces for private groups of 12 to larger groups of 270.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 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 semi- private & private dining experiences. From groups as little as 5 to full holiday reception parties of 275, our menus and setup options can be customized to suit your 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

Experiences

  • Cellar Saturday (Loire): February 25th 2pm-4pm

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 25, 2023 only
    Cellar Saturday @ Alcove ---- Explore one of Tom's favorite wine regions with a 2 hour seated wine class with light snacks.

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What 1,493 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect: delicious food (salmon), and all the wait team were friendly and attentive. Lovely place!
  2. FD

    FrequentDiner

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best before a game at the Garden! Thank you Alcove, especially their fantastic staff.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dining experience. We had the Weekend Brunch. The service was excellent. Our server was attentive and helpful throughout the meal. Our entrees were delicious- pancakes stuffed with ricotta and grilled cheese with avocado on sourdough. We really enjoyed our time.
  4. MD

    MaryD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Do like the restaurant and it was very busy so understood slow service. I ordered a second glass of wine. I still had 1/3 left to go but when my friend ordered a 2nd I did, too, to save the server a second trip. Plus it was taking time to be served. Anyway, she came back immediately and poured as if it my glass was empty. I felt I paid $15.00 for a $10 pour. I think that is something servers should be mindful of. The food was great and the server was friendly. It is a very nice restaurant.
  5. BB

    BrianB

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bruins game
  6. CN

    ChrisN

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attended a Saturday wine event. It was a wonderful time. Delicious wine and food / bites, entertaining and educational discussions, attentive staff, good group. Will look forward to attending again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waitress was incredibly careful and kind about my food sensitivity. Very thoughtful.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Asked for no croutons and extra dressing they messed up both gave croutons and no dressing. Also asked for soooo on side that was never brought. Expensive for what it is. Frustrating
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Perfect for a bite to eat after work or before the game. Love that its tucked away off the beaten path, but not too far that it feels inaccessible. We had a great time. Service was great. Decor beautiful. Decor, glassware, furniture was dynamic. Enjoyed the view of the Zakim while not being in traffic. Thank you for your hospitality. Next time I’m just going for the 1/2 chicken. The chicken I had on the salad that I ordered was next dimension delicious.
  10. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Alcove has a beautiful location with outdoor seating waterside. While the staff were very friendly and kind, service was on the slow side and the food took a while longer than we'd expect since the restaurant wasn't full. BUT we had a lovely time in a nice environment.
  11. AR

    AndrewR

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. There was a minor problem and the manager was great in resolving it quickly. Definitely a place I want to go back to and recommend, especially the chicken and cauliflower
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came for brunch on a Sunday at 11. Place was empty & I believe there was only one other table that even came in while there. Good meal, good service, & next to the garden.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Large group-received excellent service with delicious drinks. Fun ambiance. Food/main course left something to be desired yet the desserts were tasty.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    New Year’s Day brunch
  15. HG

    HopeG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and services is outstanding. We had trouble with the noise in the restaurant. Very live room. I'd ask for a table in the corner next time.
  16. DR

    DaveR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service should be better for price point—even in Boston.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our waiter, Tyler, was friendly, funny, and knowledgeable. We couldn’t have asked for a better waiter. While Tyler was wonderful, the food was slow to come out.
  18. D

    Delia

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A regular customer here! Perfect place to celebrate a friends’ engagement over lunch.
  19. j

    jfm3

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    limited menu as far as entrees. main attraction is that it is very close to TD Garden for games
  20. MB

    MarjorieB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual, warm and cozy. The food is exceptional but low key. Perfectly seasoned and tender. Service gracious and attentive without hovering. Went with my son prior to the Celtics, want to visit with my husband for date nights. Was jealous of the obvious " regulars" who had coveted spots for food and and drinks at the bar. The Van Trapp IPA, the 1/2 chicken ( have never had a more tender or juicy/ perfectly charred bird) plus the shishito peppers appetizer, did not disappoint! Plus, all within a minutes walk from the garden with views of the Zakim Bridge. What a gem! Loved it!!
  21. D

    David

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very grateful for the folks at Alcove opening for Christmas. We had a great dinner.
  22. CL

    CourtneyL

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Ambiance and location to TD Garden is amazing. Cocktail and wine list is very good. The appetizers are all really great, but the entrees fall short. Service is spotty, but that seems to be common everywhere these days. You’re not going to be blown away, but it’s decent.
  23. DR

    DandaraR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Before booking, we were very excited about the idea of having Christmas dinner at Alcove. Tge reviews were reasonably good and the Christmas menu available on their website was very inviting. We had a reservation for 7:20pm and arrived 10min earlier. We were seated in a high table next to the bar, where the music was pretty loud. 15min in and nobody hasn't still come to our tables to get at least our drinks order. When someone finally came we were informed that the Christmas menu wasn't available anymore - disappointing. Since their casual menu wasn't very interesting for a Christmas dinner we decided to leave but not without voicing our disappointment to the waiter at the front desk. We said it was a bit sad that the menu was sold out and she said it was only available until 7:25pm? Note: on the website they said the Christmas menu would be available from 12pm to 11pm. And if only someone hadn't taken too long to serve our table....
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me gustó todo excepto el loop de la música, se repetía mucho. Resalto la deliciosa comida, el cordero delicioso y el postre (poched pear), también la atención de Kevin. Siempre es bueno un restaurante con personal bilingüe como él. Fue súper amable.
  25. N

    Nondas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Expensive food that didn’t taste anything special. I have eaten better food at any chain (such like Applebee's) for half the price. Don’t recommend.

    AlcoveResponded on December 27, 2022Hello Nondas It is very unfortunate we did not meet your expectations. Being open on Christmas is very important to us, we want to give people an option to dine but also make people happy for being with us on a holiday.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. If I could give more than five stars, particularly for service, I would!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Went there on Christmas Day with a reservation. It took over an hour for a salad, kids Mac & Cheese and a burger. I ordered a medium burger, it was more like well done and had been sitting under a heat lamp. I didn’t dare send it back after waiting an hour. The overall kitchen and bar seemed slow with processing orders. I should have just eaten inside TD Garden. It would have cost less, tasted better and been a lot faster.
  28. k

    kimw

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a reservation and our table was ready when we got there. The service was quick and the food came out fast. It was a bit loud with the music and full house.
  29. J

    Janet

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That place you go to when you want a great meal, you know the service will be terrific and you always feel right at home
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We always dine here before Celtics games, booked a 6pm reservation and by 7:15pm the food still didn’t come so we left in order to get into the game in time for 7:30pm tipoff. First disappointed experience at Alcove, I know they can do better.
  31. T

    Twb17

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot near TD Garden. We will definitely be back.
  32. LB

    LindaB

    Manchester

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The location is perfect. The service was amazing. The Manager poured our champagne and chatted with us about the menu. We ordered what she suggested and we were pleased. It was too cold to sit outside but we will return during the summer. Beautiful views right by the water.
  33. A

    Anonymous

    New England

    302 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    302 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alcove is such a unique experience. It’s got beautiful views, and you get to eat food from one of the best and most respected chefs Boston has ever had, in a casual setting at a price point far below what you’d pay for equal food elsewhere. And there is something for everyone, including kids, from elevated and creative Italian to the best house made chicken fingers you’ve ever had. The staff are kind and welcoming. Exceptional cocktail program and wines selection, too. If you don’t like Alcove, IDk, man, I’m out of suggestions.
  34. B

    Brandon

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Engagement party
  36. m

    matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot . they allowed us to push our reservation 30 min due to traffic. The place was dimly lit for a nice evening dinner with friends . the pan seared trout was cooked perfectly! The service was on point . never looked for our waitress she made sure to check in often. My wife and I have now been here 3 times and have loved it each time.
  37. KZ

    KimberlyZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic start to finish! Beautiful space, wonderful staff. Great food, definitely recommend!
  38. m

    mannygon

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    PJ, the manager was very accommodating and professional. he listened to our situations and worked around it. we were also very easy and having worked in restaurant business also understood that it was a Saturday night by the garden with Andre B showing in town so needed to flip tables quickly. Our waiter and all the staff were friendly with excellent service. Everything in the kitchen is fresh handmade to order so requires time. i would definitely go back
  39. TK

    TraceyK

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful. Everything was better than expected
  40. RK

    ReginaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a work dinner. Staff was great, food tasty and view of the Zakum Bridge was festive. Would definitely go again.

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 4.5 stars by 1493 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 56 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Alcove

50 Lovejoy Wharf, Boston, MA 02114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Causeway St, Beverly St, Lovejoy Pl

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 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 semi- private & private dining experiences. From groups as little as 5 to full holiday reception parties of 275, our menus and setup options can be customized to suit your event needs.

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