Alden and Harlow
While reservations are strongly suggested, we also save a portion of the dining room and bar for walk-ins in the event that your request cannot be accommodated. So please, come on in!
Parties of more than 8, please call to make a reservation.
Ever evolving menu keeps the dining experience interesting & enjoyable!
One of my favorite restaurants. Food was fabulous... always on point. Service was especially great this visit. Can't wait to come back!
Great food, cocktails and wine list. Service started out great but felt deserted before we were really done. Wanted more, maybe some after dinner drinks or dessert of some sort, but after waiting and waiting we decided to head somewhere else.
Delicious food! Everything we ordered was something new and exciting. The restaurant was a little loud/hard to hear across a long table, and the plates weren’t as small as we were made to think. Everything was definitely shareable. Would love to come back here!
Having eaten at Alden and Harlow for dinner I decided to bring a group for brunch. We were not disappointed! With several of us at one table we were able to try multiple dishes and all were enjoyed. The highlights for brunch were the pigs tails (with delicious creamy grits,) scrambled eggs, kale salad and cinnamon roll. Corn pancakes, croissant french toast and lamb hash were good too but I'll choose one of the highlights I listed over these next time. Service was gracious and professional and we were amazed by how quickly our food was ready too. Whether you go for brunch or dinner you will enjoy Alden and Harlow!
One of the best, no wait, the best brunch I’ve ever had.
Phenomenal experience at Alden and Harlow. Our server was kind, informative, and engaging. Food and wine were fantastic.
Extremely noisy. Difficulty to hear even at a table for 2 people.
Incredible service from ALL staff. Worthy of Harvard proximity.
Our food and server were so good we went back a second night in s row while we were in town! A must try!
The famed burger was okay, but the pork belly, cold smoked red shrimp, charred broccoli were all stand-out dishes to us. Service was also wonderful. Would definitely recommend for a nice relaxing date.
Great place, excellent cocktails and the food is very good!! Great value also!
The food was beyond amazing and the service was also exemplary. My daughter has a severe nut allergy and Hannah not only went out of her way to mark up the menu for what she could/could not eat - she also made suggestions and made sure that each dish was well marked. We enjoyed our meal to the hilt and will be back soon!
Always great food, drinks and service! Best in Boston and Cambridge.
Service was amazing, the food was mixed - highlights were the pancakes, the brussels sprouts and the lamb belly - but the prices are very extreme - I have never seen Brussels sprouts priced at $15 and the portion was quite small - it’s a high priced small plate set up - with a drink you will spend $50 a person and I’m not sure it is a $50 per person level place. The dessert was terrible, the pound cake was dry and flavorless.
Alden and Harlow is a good restaurant but the food was hit and miss for us. Out of the 5 small plates we ordered, 3 of them were good and 2 were so so. Flavours in some cases were were over powering with the main ingredients of the dish.
The food combinations for the small plates were just plain weird. Nothing looked appetizing whatsoever. Because we had no place else to go on a Friday night, we ordered anyway. New York was quite tasty. All of the other small plates worked way too hard at combining odd ingredients together. I kept trying small plates hoping I would find something I liked. The chips with sour cream dip (a staple from the 1950) were the only things that tasted good. Just too weird
Poor lighting in dining area.
Really great food, interesting options, and very good portions for the price. Definitely worth trying.
Perfect as always! Cocktails, Food, Dessert, Service, Ambience consistently top notch!
Very attentive service, along with creative, and delicious dishes made for an excellent birthday celebration. Our party of six loved everything!
The restaurant was excellent, but OpenTable decided, in their wisdom, to "cancel" my reservation - AFTER I had already confirmed I was going. This was done literally a few hours before the reservation. To say this was completely inappropriate is an understatement. I sure would like to know "why"??? And if I hadn't seen it in my inbox, we would have arrived, with no reservation. The restaurant was extremely gracious in accommodating us. But OpenTable ... shame shame!
Such a great atmosphere and amazing food - definitely try the chicken liver mousse & chicken-friend rabbit !
Great service, interesting food and well prepared. Tired of overpriced wine lists. Charging $50 for a bottle they buy wholesale for 15 and pulling the cork seems ridiculous. Not done in Europe.
This place makes a pretty good case for the best dining experience in Boston. I've lived in the area for about 2.5 years, and there is no shortage of phenomenal places to eat, but Alden and Harlow is legitimately spectacular.
It's tapas style, but you never feel shorted on portions. Whatever you select off the entree board is substantial and can absolutely be shared between two people. For a place that's highly inventive and elaborate with their ingredients, they do a fantastic job of providing all that flavor at volume, something that most expensive dining experiences often shy away from.
On top of that, their menu is extremely versatile and accommodating for all walks of life. If you are vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/gluten-free/etc. I am confident you will find at least two things on the menu you adore here. Another way to put it: if you were in Boston for one day and made the commitment to spotlight one place to eat for every meal, this place would be an excellent choice. You should go for brunch, lunch, dinner, and their kitchen stays open until midnight, so go for a late feast then as well. It doesn't matter if you are by yourself or with a group of several people, the drinks, appetizers, mains, and desserts will keep everyone giddy.
The food aside, their restaurant is also an objectively cool space. You walk to a subterranean bar in Harvard Square and it continues to sprawl out the deeper you continue into the seating area. There's a ton of stone, perfect lighting, the right amount of lively crowd noise. This place is the real deal in every way.
Great food and service! We’ve been there many times and plan to return.
The food is mediocre at best and the prices are outrageous. If I'm paying a lot for a small plate, I expect the food to be top notch but everything was bland or cold by the time it got to our table. On top of that, the wines by the glass were overpriced. I paid more than double the amount for a glass of wine at this restaurant than what an entire bottle of that wine costs in a store. The other person in my party ordered sparkling wine and it was flat. Overall, not impressed. I would not recommend this restaurant.
The service was amazing, but the plates were very small, and around $17 each. The food was very eclectic.
Really enjoyed this experience - since it's a small plates format, I got to try so many things and really felt that it was a great value. Every single dish was executed perfectly.
This lively restaurant had great food and great ambiance. It was certainly pricey, but if you're in the mood for a Cambridge splurge, Alden and Harlow is a good bet.
Finally had the secret burger before it sold out (went early enough). Other plates were delicious as well. Wish they didn't drop the peloro nerello mascalese.
Great food! Good cocktails.
Fabulous as usual
Wonderfull restaurant, pleasant attentive and helpful staff. Showed up right on time for our reservation and were shown to a table instantly. Dishes were delicious and interesting.
Great food and cocktails, would return
Fabulous food! Fabulous service! Terrific veggies!
We are visiting from LA and were referred to Alden & Harlow. The Secret Burger was the bomb!! Great appetizers....Burrata on a Waffle. Very creative & tasty. I would not hesitate to refer people here. Worth your time. Service was an “A” and so was the dessert....Smokey Chocolate Bread Pudding. 👍🏻🤗
Date with girlfriend to thank her for cleaning my room and being sweet.
The AC wasn’t working. It’s the 3rd time I’ve visited when the AC was broken. Not sure I’ll return.
AC was broken and It was so uncomfortably stuffy and hot. zero recognition from waiters or staff.