Daedalus

4.6
278 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 278 people are saying
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vipCambridgeZach
New England
73 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience with great service and a delicious new special. Once again we could not have enjoyed a dinner more, which is always the case for us at Daedalus.

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DianeD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drink & ambiance up on the roof! Loved it!

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vipABCD
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks ! Very relaxing atmosphere-we will be back

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MarlaA
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and outdoor ambiance!

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vipVlad
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, very nice atmosphere. A bit pricey, but the food (the duck) is good

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mayaA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and the waiters were very patient and kind! We first sat outside In the back patio, which is beautiful but it got too chilly for us as the season was changing rapidly and the early September weather was unexpectedly chilly. We asked to transition to sit insides and they accommodated us with kindness. We Then decided to check out the upstairs lounge which is beautiful and has a roof deck. So we decided to ask to move upstairs since there was so much more light upstairs. The host accommodated us again with kindness and we ended up having dinner upstairs. The portions were great. The side and main course were wonderful and the service was awesome as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant and they’re wonderful staff.

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vipmagdalena
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. The bartender was accommodating to my dietary needs. We both got the lamb chops with Brussels sprouts. The meat was extremely high quality and excellent, and the sprouts were very tasty as well.

Enjoyable and high quality meal in a good ambiance. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here. First time was on amazing roof top patio. The second time it was raining so we sat inside. The ambiance is nice and the food and drink selection is great. We had another great meal and highly recommend this restaurant.

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Delicious
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was DELISH- we got a bunch of small plates and everything we had was YUMMY. We wanted to eat out on the upper deck but it was super rainy so we weren't able to :( The interior was gorgeous though and we will definitely be eating outside next time!

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
74 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable meal, great service, and relaxing atmosphere. Daedalus continues to WOW us with their specials making it our favorite goto place.

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vipBelaN
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

the ambience was awesome and location was good. The food was just ok, the appetizers were good , dinner was not great. Value also not great. we had a pleasant evening

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Nicki17
New England
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s unexpected in a good way! Hidden gem. Great cocktails and service. The foods great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had dinner in Harvard Sq more than 2 dozen times but just discovered Daedalus. The web site says it's a hidden gem and now, I hope no one else discovers it because I want to go back again and again and have no trouble getting a table on the most amazing rooftop deck. The food and service was amazing too.

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Reginald
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Talapia Tacos were spot on. Definitely skip ordering the burrata bruschetta. Steak tips were pretty decent!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wife and I went out for date night and we were seated outside which was gorgeous terrace and honestly a great ambiance (not too quiet, not too loud). Ricky was our server and he was amazing; so attentive to all our wants and answered any questions we had. For our appetizer we ordered the Truffle Burrata Bruschetta and with all the flavors coming together so well it was fantastic. For entrees we ordered the Pulled Beef Gnocchi and the Steak Tips. The tips were nothing to write home about as they were missing flavor but the gnocchi was amazing. They were able to put the mushrooms on the side so I could eat it and it was so good- super creamy, thick and packed with flavor. Our bill was to be expected after our courses.

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vipNicole
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat outside on the patio which was beautiful. The tables and chairs weren’t very comfortable but they were aesthetically pleasing. The sangria was delicious but the virgin mojito was missing simple syrup so that wasn’t the best. Service was a little slow and the waiter only filled up waters for half the group which was odd but maybe just a mistake. The food was great - we had the pork tenderloin, stuffed gnocchi, and burgers. We would go back!

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
74 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal with out of town guests. Always WOWED by the food and service. It’s why it’s our regular go-to place.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! Buffalo chicken tenders and burrito outstanding. Stuffed gnocchi and seafood linguine as well. Staff was fantastic . And the rooftop patio was comfy and cool!

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Peter
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cost of the food was pricy for the amount of food. Small plates. I can recommend this restaurant to grab a drink.

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MMFBOS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our Mojito had no taste. The fish taco was good.

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Jason
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent! The food was modestly portioned but very tasty. The rooftop terrace seating ambiance is great!

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TheG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice place to have dinner (the food is delicious) and some drinks with a very small group of friends (4 persons). A bigger group can be complicated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect restaurant for a summer night. The roof terrace is gorgeous and the service was amazing!

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
74 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were accommodating as usual, provided the best in customer service, and as always, had excellent menu options. All of this keeps us coming back and has made this our go-to restaurant with our visiting out-of-town family and friends. Never a disappointment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great and attentive. Food quality was lacking. I got the serf and turf. Steak was drowned in BBQ sauce and stringy. Scallops were subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous rooftop for dinner and sunset. The blackened haddock was out of this world! And, Daniel, our server was wonderful and appropriately at tentative.

I love this spot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great drinks were great patio was a vibe I will definitely be back only thing my server is was a little musty and I didn’t like that 😭

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GiGi
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We sat on the patio and the plants were outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant date night. The food and the drinks were great

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
74 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As busy as it was, the team at Daedalus, pulled it off once again with their usual great service and excellent food. They went out of their way to gets us in and comfortable during a storm.

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DianaM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a lovely place, inviting in numerous ways... ambiance, decor, hospitable staff & delicious food- just perfect/ thanks for asking

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vipNoamG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was overpriced and not that good, service was bad. Place is beautiful and still recommended for drinks

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vipChloeC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A-ma-zing food....

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JacobS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just making more comfortable seating, but the place was fantastic all around.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
74 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is usually the case, we enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. Definitely our to-go place.

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Nakita
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and price was to be expected. Our server, Luna, was lovely and the decor and vibe was beautiful. Will be coming back

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TiffanyBoston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant
Good service
Good food
Beautiful terrace

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kris
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian was our server and he did an excellent job. The fish chips were very good, as was the soft shell crab salad. Tasty wine. Cute booth.

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Cantabridgian
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food is pretty good, but the real draw is the roof terrace, sublime on a lovely evening. Even on a slightly misty evening, it was great.

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vipJulieW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Cambridge to dine outdoors. The appetizers are delicious, the ambience excllent and waitstaff friendly. I highly recommend this venue.

FAQs

Daedalus is rated 4.6 stars by 278 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.