Longfellow Messy Fries 3.0
malt vinegar syrup, parsley & garlic, smoked yolk mayo
Fried Shishito Peppers
squash hummus, grilled naan
Raw Bluefin Tuna Kitfo*
warm injera, green harissa, aioli
Will never go there again. If restaurant can not serve a Normal burger that should mean something. Manager is nasty and ignorant. Was stupidly arguing how food needs to be served based on his opinion. Drinks are good thou.
The food and drinks were amazing. The Shishito peppers so delicious that I would go again just for those. But the service was sub-par. I think they forgot about us after we were seated because it took over twenty minutes for them to come and take our drink order… AFTER I had flagged down a food runner to ask if there was someone free to get our drink order. Yet I watched two other tables orders get taken in reasonable times.
This was one of my favorite cocktail spots prior to the pandemic. Unfortunately, I don't know if they cut staff or product quality or both, but the service was not what it used to be and 3 of our 4 cocktails were very poor. My cocktail was almost undrinkable and tasted of oversteeped tea. I'm incredibly sad, because Longfellow used to be a go to spot and I likely won't be returning.
The Longfellow has a great atmosphere: convivial, no tvs, has an upscale sort of feeling. The food was great and came out quickly. The servers and hostesses were friendly and professional. My husband and I made the mistake of sitting at the bar; the bartender seemed miserable.
The staff, ambience, and drinks were outstanding. The food all sounded and looked great. Unfortunately, every dish was way too salty. That was a bit disappointing.
Great food (tapas and excellent burger) - Alden & Harlow kitchen, great ambiance, 2 levels with a bar on each. Outside seating on the third floor porch is highly recommended when weather is nice. Good cocktails and excellent service.
Delicious food, beautiful interior, terrible acoustics. Cocktails were good but not my favourite. Still overall a great bar.
Manager is a jerk and gave my friend the creeps. Server and bartenders are always amazing!
Favorite bar in the area. Killer cocktails, friendly and engaging staff, perfect upscale bar bites.
bartender was amazing and made making cocktails into an art form. the place wasn't too busy so we asked him to make us whatever he wanted and ended up with delicious, off menu cocktails. the vibe is very nice too. would definitely recommend
Space is really nice. Bar food was good but not great (too heavy, at least what we ordered). Service was attentive, allowing for a newbie getting trained. The big problem is it's two notches too loud, even for young ears. Definitely a place you have to shout in sometimes, once it gets crowded. I can respect that vibe for later at night, but it sort of sucked for relaxed conversation with a friend to unwind after work. I'd turn down the music a notch and add some interior design to counteract the domed wooden ceiling (which is super cool architecturally but an acoustic challenge ). Potential is huge for this place, but not there yet.
I love the creativity of the drinks at Longfellows!
Cannot recommend highly enough. Tuna crudo and halloumi sticks were out of this world good.
Birthday party - service was slow
The food was awful. Almost inedible. I expected so much more from the same owner as Alden and Harlow and Waypoint. So much salt, my fingers swelled. I would never return.
The food to me was just okay. We got the fries, chicken sando, spicy flats and Rangoon nachos. Nothing really stood out to us. Drinks were also just okay. I’ve heard good things about Longfellow and I love Alden and Harlow so maybe I had higher expectations.
The food was incredible, the service was personalized and attentive, and you cannot beat the ambiance here.
Isais our sever is always a pleasure! The food here, in my humble opinion, tops its sister restaurant, Alden & Harlow.
Such a cool bar! Must do in Cambridge.
It was a wonderful experience. I love the place, people and amazing services. The lights and decoration around the hall is cool and touchy.
The portions are far too small for the price when we were recommended to split plates.
Loved the ambiance
Very limited good menu but the burgers and chicken were good if not somewhat ordinary. Service was blindingly slow . . . so slow it banged up against the 90 minute rule
A little expensive but the staff was super nice, the drinks were great and the food was good. Crab rangoon nachos were just okat btw
Excellent upscale “bar” food. Exactly what we were looking for that evening. We couldn’t get a table at Alden & Harlow, but we’
Highly recommend - Fantastic drinks, food, & ambiance.
Love the ambiance of this place, but for the prices compared to serving size it’s a definite special occasion rather than an every-day. Server was nice and really knowledgeable about the cocktails!
Ellie was the best waitress ever!! Went for my birthday and it was so fun :)
Ambiance and drinks were great, along with good bar food. After a great start of our first round of drinks, we were left sitting for an hour without being asked our food order after we had told someone that we were ready to order. The bar was busy but not so much so that an hour of waiting was appropriate.
Got there and sat next to a table of young ladies. We are constantly reminded about the 90 minutes which we did hit. Yet the young girls were still there. Obviously the rules did not apply to them. Never coming back.
Best place in the city for a snack and a cocktail! Most inventive creative bartenders in the area!
It was my birthday and I’ve never had worse servers. The food was incredible but the servers were incredibly rude and clearly did not want us there. One however was very nice and ran to the store across the street to get a Diet Coke.
Longfellow is a fun, great bar with solid food. It's both a bar and a restaurant, but it stands out more as an upscale bar with creative cocktails. Atmosphere is cool and they are doing a good job with social distancing while maintaining some degree of energy.
Great spot for drinks before or after dinner. The Slow Burn Cocktail was amazing!
I really like this bar! I’ve only been twice but both times I had amazing bartenders who were always taking the time to talk to you and ensure you’re enjoying you drinks/food etc. If you had questions about the menu they were really great at explaining everything and even offered to make something custom if I wanted! The interior was gorgeous as well!
The food was delicious! Shishito peppers & squash hummus were our favorite. Will definitely go back soon!
I love the ambiance here! I've grown up in and around Cambridge and had never been before.. will definitely be returning, hopefully in a post-COVID time!
There are so few places to dine these days, let alone good ones. This was my first time at Longfellow's and I had a very pleasant evening. The ambiance was very welcoming.
Isaiah, the bartender was very professional and equally friendly. The tuna was fantastic! The music could have been lower. I'll be going there again soon.
The drinks and the burger were great. The wing sauce was so salty we could not finish them and that is saying a lot because we usually prefer a lot of salt. While the wings were disappointing we would go back for drinks.
Unique take on food and cocktails. Fried Shishito Peppers was my favorite.
Longfellow is rated 4.4 stars by 196 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.