The Hourly Oyster House
The food was excellent especially the seafood platter. I've had quite a few seafood platters from many restaurants, and the one from Hourly Oyster House is by far my favorite in terms of quality, variety, and taste. The seafood salad was very nicely done, just enough mayo. The mussels were well prepared with a salsa like topping.
Great spot, highly recommended for all seafood lovers
Excellent! The oysters are fantastic and loved the fried clams. Our serving staff was very attentive. Would definitely come back!
We brought our grandchildren who did not find the meal very palatable. Too much fried food and overwhelming amount of French fRies.
Calimari was interesting, but not to our taste and lobster rolls were not very full of lobster.
Service was excellent. Noise level was high, making conversation difficult to hear. Food was good but portions were small for the price. Selection was limited but quality of the food was good.
Overall the experience was great. Food was a bit salty and calamari were rubbery. But, the service was great and the almond cake dessert was yummy.
I've never had such a mixed experience at a restaurant before. Some dishes stood out as really good but most were mediocre or fell flat. The cocktails I ordered was also fairly undrinkable. I would return for the raw bar perhaps but not for dinner.
Great experience! Went for a date night, staff could not have been nicer. Food came out in reasonable time and was exactly what we wanted. Good buzz, not too loud. Overall, would definitely come back again.
Food was very good. Ambiance was fun and lively. Enjoyed our visit.
Far too many carbohydrates and pot food quality. Ran out of desserts!
The food was great. We had a good time. The service was good.
Service, food, and drink were all great! For apps, we had oysters (tried them all!) and tuna poke. For our entrees, we ordered the scallops and Bronzini. All of it was delicious - especially the Bronzini. The smoked tomato butter sauce they pair it with is ahhhmazing. Oh, and the homemade potato chips are dangerously good.
The drink menu, which we had quite a few each, was fun and unique. Tried different drinks each round and were not disappointed.
Our service was on point. The bartenders, our server, and all of the supporting cast took very good care of us.
All in all, I really recommend The Hourly Oyster House and look forward to returning.
One of our favorite restaurants of late and our go-to for pre -concert or pre-theater meals.
First time trying oysters: the bartender was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and did an excellent job directing me toward good places to begin.
Delicious haddock sandwich, amazing tuna BLT and yummy kids fish and chips! Nice find. Head over to Mike’s Pastry next door for a cannoli to round out your meal and belly.
We had a wonderful experience! The oysters were delicious and our server was awesome. We went for Valentine’s Day and the recommended specials were incredible and unique. Can’t wait to go back.
Oyster are to die for! Been to this place like 3-4 times. Never a disappointment!
Friendly and accommodating staff (I have a dairy allergy), this place was a perfect date night spot. Not too casual, not too fancy, and we both had clean plates!! Delicious oysters, my salmon was cooked PERFECTLY, and my husband was in love with the salt crusted bronzini. Will definitely be back!!
Part of the Grafton Group, this venue excels over its peers. Good ambiance, not too loud, great service. Charred octopus included some overcharred items we literally could not identify or chew. Side of greens was boring. But most dishes were well-executed, tasty, and memorable in a good way. Wine list and cocktails eminently respectable. Located in an old bank. Good spot.
Great food, awesome waiter... All three of us agree that we will be back -- VERY soon!
What a great place hidden on a side street in busy Harvard Square. The menu was so great, it was hard to decide what to get. Split the mussels, crab cakes and panna cotta and everything was awesome. Wine menu is diverse and reasonably priced. The old bank architecture is beautiful and memorable. Would definitely return!
The food was disappointing and the service very spotty. The speaker was right above us and the music was pretty obnoxious. The portions were very small and the seafood did not taste fresh (calamari, shrimp). Drinks were not timely with our dinners arriving.
Service was very good but the menu is a bit over priced. The selection on oysters was good but at 3 bucks a shuck and no fresh ground horseradish made it a weak value.
No blue cheese olives if you like martinis and a champagne depression glass was used as a Martini glass.
Shrimp are not over sized and again not worth 3 bucks each. Tuna blacked sandwich was very thin on the tuna.
The lobster bisque was pretty good although a bit darker in bisque color than most.
The service was the only highlight. If they have discount oyster night go then, other than that there are much better places to get oysters in boston
My only suggestion would be to have one red or darker beer on draft. The nitro stout was too close to a Guinness
Everything was wonderful! The food quality was outstanding!
Friendly service after getting the table requested in my reservation. Good appetizers and we all enjoyed the main courses. Your seafood is superb!
Went for the first time, at the recommendation of a friend, before a play at the A.R.T. I'm so glad we did. The wait-staff were friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the food was delicious. We were only in the mood for appetizers and the selection was varied and unusual. I loved the tuna tartare appetizer and the curried mussels were absolutely delicious. Great wine selection. We received a discount at the garage across the street, and the walk to the theatre was close. I'll definitely return!
Hourly adds something special to the Harvard Square Food scene. From fresh, deliciously prepared seafood, to tasty vegan options, there's something for everyone at this cozy, eclectic, sepia-lit establishment. All this, plus a delightful staff make Hourly a restaurant I'll choose again and recommend to others.
Everything was great.
Loved everything! Delicious food.
Sorry to say that it was an off night for Hourly. The oysters were wonderful, as always! Dinner was not up to their usual standard. A few of us tried the New Year's Eve specials and they were just good. My husband had the salmon from the regular menu and he cleaned his plate. We'll chalk it up to a hectic night.
Had great service at the bar... Food was excellent. The recommendations from the staff at the raw bar were top notch. Warm ambiance over all
The food was good but the seafood pasta came with a lot of pasta and very little in the way of seafood.
We had a great time.
Great dinner spot. Food was delicious! The seafood was fresh and portions perfect.
Good food. Selected on line and was not disappointed. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meals.
We stopped in after Revels at the Harvard Theater mainly because it was close and convenient. We were very pleasantly surprised by the food and had a great time. The oysters were excellent and the two dozen option was a very good value. The grilled octopus was some of the best I have had since the last time I was on Crete. The bronzini I had was baked in salt and I was concerned it would be too salty but it was pretty close to perfect. The waitstaff was also perfect; not hovering but available when we needed something. Everyone enjoyed their meal and it was a lovely end to the day.
Excellent dinner and ambiance. The fish was uniquely done and very tasty. Loved it!
good food , we enjoyed the night be a little much better the service of servers
Loved this place. Fuoad was our waiter and he was fantastic. Made great recommendations for food and drinks. I can’t wait to go back.