The Hourly Oyster House
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.
The lady at the bar was beautiful and great
Excellent lobster roll -- very meaty and tastes fresh.
Three co-workers out for a pre-Christmas lunch and looking for something different from our usual gathering places. Among us we had a burger, prepared just as ordered (medium rare), the Banker's Lunch (half grilled sandwich plus a bowl of clam chowder), and grilled salmon over yummy soba noodles. Everything was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful. The restaurant itself has comfy booths and has an air of sophistication that lent just the right atmosphere for a special lunch out. The menu offers sufficient variety that guests interested in spending less can be satisfied even though as one of us thinks the Hourly is pricey overall. Personally I didn't balk at the $18 salmon dish, especially as it was a special occasion. I'd definitely recommend the Hourly and will return for special occasions.
Food and service were fantastic! Highly recommended.
Great food, beautiful restaurant!
Zeph was fabulous!! No rushing us out as we spent a couple of hours for a holiday luncheon while we did a yankee swap!
The service is very careful and attentive. I introduced two fiends this week and they liked it too. I like the limited but full menu options. I thought the cioppino was very tasty but a bit skimpy on fish.
Lovely way to spend Sunday brunch. Friendly staff; outstanding service.
Loved the location, atmosphere, price. Thought menu was somewhat limited and hate the use of cheesy champagne type glasses instead of traditional martini glasses!!!
The service was okay. Crab cake appetizer was excellent. However I ordered the scallops and it was lackluster. The risotto was over cooked and had no flavor. Overall a nice restaurant and I definitely want to try eating there again
Delightful. Very fresh seafood in a low-key atmosphere. Definitely one of the most enjoyable places for oysters in town. Went for a birthday lunch and had the Tale of Two Oysters and a Half Hourly (seafood tower). Both excellent and great portions.
I always really enjoy The Hourly Oyster house. I go pretty regularly. I'm a vegetarian and they always have at least two vegetarian options. And my friends who like fish say the fish is great, and my buddy who really likes burgers really enjoys their burgers. They're always nice, good bar, and the seating while sort of close together also feels like each table has privacy. I'd really recommend it.
Really good. We will be back (as we often are). The raw oysters were delicious.
Good place, decent food and good menu selection. A lot of seafood and a few burgers and other options. Good assortment of appetizers. Have to try the dessert next time. Plenty of booze for those who drink, they are not pushy with trying to sell you booze for those who dont, which is good, and they give excellent service whether or not you order booze, which shows it is a first class place.
The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, and service was attentive and pleasant. I am definitely looking forward to another visit in the future!
Food was really good the octopus, mussels, and oysters were fantastic but the cod sliders are pretty fishy tasting almost like they weren't super fresh and I wouldn't recommend them.
The Hourly Oyster never fails to deliver a great experience. Great staff, helpful and friendly and efficient bartender. The shuckers are outstanding, and the oysters impeccably fresh.
As always, the freshly shucked oysters are a marvel. And the appetizers and entrées are splendid. We shared the bronzino and the shrimp scampi, both served piping hot and both very tasty. We topped off the meal with a scrumptious cranberry apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Fantastic service delivering delicious food and drink. Oysters are fresh and well shucked.
Two of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We started with oysters and shared 4 dishes -- charred octopus, tuna poke, oysters Rockefeller, roasted brussels sprouts. Everything was delicious, as were the complimentary homemade potato chips. Beware the parking validation. The Holyoke Street garage appears to be undergoing some changes, and they were charging $15 up front for an evening rate with no restaurant discount. The atmosphere gave us the creeps so we went to the University Street lot where we paid $14. I neglected to mention this to the restaurant.
We enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Hourly. We had the turkey dinner, which was delicious, and the pecan pie in a jar which was everything I hoped it would be! Delicious cocktails and excellent service rounded out a very pleasant meal. Recommend.
Oysters were fantastic. Seafood pasta tasted great; but was small, cocktail shrimp, tiny calamari, and short shavings of chorizo.
It was Thanksgiving.
Highlight of the day! Even open on Thanksgiving :)