Daedalus

4.6
162 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tucked in a converted greenhouse, Daedalus is a casual restaurant that serves New American cuisine and drinks in spacious surrounds. The restaurant's menu changes to reflect the season. Diners rave about the crab cake sandwich, the buffalo tenders and the Daedalus burger.

A neighborhood favorite, Daedalus boasts a roof deck that delivers a lovely view of Harvard square. It also hosts two bars (one located on each floor)

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 162 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date was handsome!!!

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MelanieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So loud and crowded. They took a lot of reservations. Is it safe?

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Jackson
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful time and great service— outdoor heaters were extra nice!

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JSHU
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by several coworkers, I had meant to try Daedalus before COVID-19 hit. Really loved the environment and service. Sufficient safety measures including digital menus, sanitizer, and stylish screens/guards set up at the bar and throughout the restaurant. Dishes were well-timed and my visit was within state recommendations. People around me seemed to enjoy themselves and staff were very friendly. The calamari appetizer and their shrimp salad were both delicious. I also couldn’t resist their cobbler dessert. Bathrooms were also clean. Will return now that I know their Covid hours. Worth a visit.

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Ducky
New England
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I like Daedalus for the ambience and comfort. They must get rid of the QR code menu though as it never seems to work. Plus it's a bit too trendy.

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AlyJo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, but we waited forever. We were the first ones there but every table around us got their food first. Staff also kept the door open so it was cold inside. We will be back but won’t come if we are in a hurry.

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akobren
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My wife and I went for a meal during COVID (and so we insisted on eating outside). The rooftop was excellent, we love the ambience and being outside. We ordered two appetizers (pear/brie and burrata) and we really enjoyed both. I ordered a sangria which was alright, and we split the gnocchi, which was also only good. The price was fair for the experience. I'd go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not great but service and ambiance were excellent.

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JennH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this spot has re-opened! The place looks beautiful and covid safe without being “sterile” feeling. Our server was very helpful, recommended great items off the menu. We tried the razz hibiscus drink and it was delicious- I could have enjoyed 4 but was smart enough to stop after 2 thankfully. Also enjoyed a new pasta dish she recommended. It had a pesto base and the asparagus in it was cooked perfectly. We started with the bruschetta and WOW what a beautiful presentation too. All in all loved it. Great for meeting with friends after work, or the lighting is great for a date night

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
57 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is great to have this gem of a restaurant reopened. The service and food is as fine as it was before closing due to the pandemic.

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Matt
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Despite having a reservation took about 45 mins to get seated. Everything else was great.

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MaryinMA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited for my daughter’s 21st birthday. The rooftop setting was very festive- beautiful white lights and socially distanced tables. Staff was attentive and welcoming. Food was yummy-upscale pub menu. Loved the calamari and bruschetta. Enjoyed haddock, fish and chips and my fussy daughter loved the gnocchi. Outdoor heaters were helpful but did get chilly later in the evening. Will definitely return. Felt safe and really enjoyed our celebration!

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Dell
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat, good food and ambiance, proper covid protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Beautiful rooftop bar with lots of lights. Drinks were great, food was okay, nothing special or super flavorful on the spicy shrimp salad.

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EllenT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wowed by dinner with little lites on the upstairs patio, view of Harvard and the nite sky...appetizer was dreamy brie/pear/spinach salad....memorable cocktails too...dinner was good, wait staff very attentive. THANK YOU...had not been out to dinner for a while, and so glad we chose this spot...and we had a 70 degree eve outdoors in NOV.

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with great food (the gnocchi and burrata were incredible) and amazing service for a responsible price! Our server Amy was so attentive and kind and wonderful. The roof is very cute.

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AmyB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have 4 or less people, you can get an neat "pod" outside. They look really nice and have heaters.

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AlexandraP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daedalus is a wonderful restaurant with a cozy feel! Loved eating here.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were recently doing college visits in Boston. The roof top deck was so pretty, although a bit cold. I had the salad with Brie and pears and grilled chicken and it was delicious. My daughter had the shrimp salad and my husband had the fish and chips. All were delicious. The service was good. I would return.

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Pumpkin
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Our server, Jake, was the best! He had just the right amount of energy, humor, and class. He made for a very elegant evening with the boys. Also he crushed it with the drinks! 10/10 night with a 11/10 server.

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JillT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner on the roof deck - a bit windy, but good food and service compensated for that.

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MarkW
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall, good experience, but somewhat limited entree and dessert options. Outside dining preferable during COVID. Server was excellent and attentive

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MorganM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded my expectations! Outdoor dining done right. The salmon was fabulous.

Only down side was the metal chairs and table felt a bit makeshift and we’re cold when the temperature dropped.
Overall very impressed - definitely would recommend to a friend.

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

Great food and great vibes!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Great spot and great ambiance. Drinks were good too. But we made a reservation and still had to wait 50 minutes to be seated. Every 15 minutes we would ask and they said, “ it’ll be another 15.”

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HulyaK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

It’s so unfortunate. I love daedalus and the ambience, but we had a such a horrible experience. We waited 40 minutes for our tables, the people were extremely rude and not understanding. The food was great, but the service makes me question going back there again. Also my Aperol Spritz was so watered down with basically no aperol in it. Wouldn’t recommend.

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Ducky
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The service is attentive but not obtrusive and the menu is creative without being weird.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and staff highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great music. Very attentive and considerate waiter.

CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
57 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great specials this week as well as great service. It’s nice to have a place to eat and feel comfortable that they are doing everything that can be done to keep you safe.

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MERITB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday afternoon with my adult children in the outdoor roof garden, Beautiful weather, very private and peaceful setting with delicious food. It couldn't have been better! We highly recommend the rosemary truffle fries!

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vipPescatarian
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Festive individual pods on the rooftop were a creative Covid idea. All dishes were between 4-5 stars. Spiced cider was strong but hot and yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Because of Covid we find restaurants that we could eat outside. This was perfect it had beautiful flowers all around and the spacing between tables was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Their rooftop deck is beautiful, and such a perfect atmosphere for a nice dinner out with friends and family. The food is wonderful. And their drinks were good as well.

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LeslieT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

great service. the burrata bruschetta was fantastic, though the dinners - while good - were pretty average.

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ChuckCase
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food exceeded our expectations. We sat on the street side. Was a very pleasant experience.

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Dylan
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love that they had heat lamps outside. Food was mediocre but the drinks were great

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HeidiS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining decor was beautiful and they have heat lamps ! Food was amazing, and they were very Covid safe. Highly recommend !!

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vipsdthrush
San Francisco
127 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food in this place is SO good, the drinks are ample, the rooftop is beautiful, and the service (Jacob) couldn't be better...including the anniversary ending. my guests were first timers. they loved it. we'll be back.

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alex
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this is generally a bar in my opinion. I have come here for happy hour and enjoy the patio. with covid they have more extensive outdoor seating which is nice if you want to be outside but not as nice as their standard roof patio which has a view. The food is ok to good. I got the fish and chips and it was tasty. I got their whiskey cocktail and I didn't love the flavor. It was kind of over-powered by the aperol - i believe it was the Daedalus Smash.

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Daedalus is rated 4.6 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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.