Daedalus

4.7
304 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 304 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food (including the great specials offered), the service, and the atmosphere were all awesome.

CB
CatB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One place where you will actually get your money’s worth, and plenty of great service as well.

CM
CharlesM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Deadalus again for a birthday and as before everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. Think this one is becoming a family favorite!

DA
DavidA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Daedalus in two years, and it was food to eat there again. Food was very tasty, service excellent, and ambiance quite pleasant

CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual! The specials continue to be excellent as is the service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Wasn’t seated until 45 minutes after reservation

LS
LaurenS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Luna, was extremely attentive and personable. The environment was quiet and refined. We all enjoyed our meals and our drinks. 10/10 experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, solid drink selection, nice ambiance inside and out; bit of a gamble when it comes to outdoor seating.

AI
vipAyeshaI
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The roof deck is beautifully set up with heat lamps and lights and decorated with plants. The food was warm and very tasty. The scallops tender and the truffle fries perfectly crisp.
We're so glad they had space for us at the last minute for our date!

ED
EdwinD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The noise level was good, and the service was amazing. Our server consistently can’t by and made sure everything was going good and that we were having a good time. Best service I have ever received. The food was also amazing and prepared beautifully. Ny date was extremely impressed. I definitely recommend Daedalus for a nice dinner out for any occasion.

CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is always the case with us, the specials tonight, including the Mahi Mahi were excellent, as were the service and the atmosphere. Daedalus continues to be our go to place in Harvard Square.

ML
ML02132
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great work by Ricky, our waiter. Gorgeous roof deck - though a bit cold! Haven't been here in many years but great to be back. Delicious food.

ST
ST123
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

L
Lulu
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Outdoor seating; excellent service and good food. I appreciate that there were a couple of vegetarian options—and hope future menus will offer more!

s
scarletbillows
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To be dining in a rooftop garden with the spires of Cambridge around us would have been enough— but both meals (salmon and scallops) were really delicious, service was thoughtful and quick….it was just lovely in every way.

C
Christina
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent professional service. Excellent setting. Tables were not on top of each other and too close like most Cambridge bars. Thank you!

EG
ErinG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great roof top ambiance! Excellent customer service!

AW
ArielW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to Daedalus before and have always loved the ambience, but this was my first time getting a dinner and the food was delicious. Would recommend this place for a date night or any occasion really.

M
Moxie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, beautiful rooftop!

MS
MohitS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely ambience, good food and friendly service staff

CM
CarmenM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful experience. The server was extraordinarily helpful with everything including finding suitable vegan options.

s
sanderzz
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

server did not check on us, felt like he was following a script whenever he spoke to us.

K
Kristij
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor roof deck and delicious food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the staff was very nice and friendly. The ambiance of the roof deck is unmatched! The lighting and flowers/plants really elevate the experience. There was a delay/mix up with our appetizer, so we didn’t receive it until we were almost done with our entrees. We didn’t mind the delay, but the manager wanted to make it up to us with a free dessert. All the food was fabulous and the service was splendid. We will be dining here again for sure!

TA
TomA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing time! Food was great and service was excellent. Will definitely go back soon!

CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
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.

M
Moxie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
vipABCD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
MarlaA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and outdoor ambiance!

V
vipVlad
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

A
mayaA
New England
3 reviews
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.

m
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 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.

D
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!

CZ
vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 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.

BN
BelaN
New England
16 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

N
vipNicki17
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

R
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!

OT
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.

FAQs

Daedalus is rated 4.7 stars by 304 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.