Urban Hearth

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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Farm-to-table dining in the comfort of our home: that is the unique experience you will find at Urban Hearth. Located in a cozy North Cambridge storefront, our intimate dining room, knowledgeable, friendly staff, and exquisitely crafted menu are the heart of our supper service.

With our prix fixe and a-la-carte options, we share a story of culture, community, discovery and home. The globally-inspired, locally-sourced dishes we serve celebrate our rich and complex connection with food.

The table is set, whether marking a special occasion or the end of a busy day, we look forward to sharing the evening with you.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently great food, and if you like to converse while eating with friends, the intimate setting is a break from the wild and crazy atmosphere of so many restaurants these days. This place is a favorite for us, and it never disappoints.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We had a fun evening with friends at Urban Hearth, celebrating a milestone birthday with great friends and with great food and wine pairings. Many thanks to Chef for the wonderful preparation and for accommodating food allergies. The setting is cozy, which was part of Urban Hearth's appeal to us. However, we seemed to be a large group (7) for the space, and the restaurant was dealing with some scheduling issues, as we were seated 90 minutes(!) after our 8 pm reservation. The manager was very apologetic for the delay and provided appetizers and a round of drinks as we waited at the bar area. I would consider returning for lunch or for dinner as a couple, but will hesitate to return with a large group (6 or more) unless it is for the first seating of the evening.

J
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Life is a journey of experiences to be lived fully, and Urban Hearth is definitely at the cross path of this wonderful journey of senses.
From the very intimate atmosphere to the fireworks of gustative savory, one can only leave the table only looking forward for the next rendez-vous.
Thank you for selecting the best seasonal products and to prepare a menu that brings flavors to the pleasure of culinary exploration.
Bravo to the Urban Hearth team and see you soon :-)
From a French gourmet epicurean!

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, totally fit for foodies. It’s a tiny place with only a handful of tables so you definitely need a reservation. Try to go when it is not peak meal time because the size of the place really limits the service. When every seat is full, there’s no way that they can keep up.

MO
New England
49 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience, with an extremely gracious and hospitable wait staff and sublime food and wine list. The ambiance is intimate and appealing. Can't wait to go back!

AR
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from A-Z. Everything paired wonderfully in ways we never would have imagined. Trust in Erin.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ingredients and service. Can't wait to try the brunch

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delightful. Dining room feels like your in someone’s home. Watch your food being cooked and served right in front of you. Everything was deliciously experimental. Simple straightforward ingredients prepped with just enough of a twist to make it an adventure! Really loved this place and everyone in it! We did the 5 course prix fix with flights. YUM

D
New England
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Urban Hearth is perfect for a special occasion! We enjoyed the ambiance, warm service, and delicious food and drinks at a recent dinner. I'm looking forward to trying brunch soon!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about this experience. The food, service, and ambiance. I loved it so much I booked it out for a team meal!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect was EXCELLENT!!!

MW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely decisions food, fun vibes, and excellent mixed drinks! Would absolutely go again.

k
New England
47 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was just a beautiful meal. The place is quite small and special in terms of the attentiveness of chefs and wait staff. It wasn’t particularly busy so the noise level was perfect. An intimate and genuine experience with people who truly loved the work they were doing. Eager to take other food loving friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Boston. Period. Go for the wine pairing. Excellent and fun!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a special occasion. The Chef was fabulous, next time we'll sit at the bar!

CS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid food presented with love from fresh locally sourced food. Combinations novel and unexpected but avoid feeling forced or trendy. Prix-fixe is the way to go. Looking forward to more great things from Erin (and Paul)!

CC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable setting, delicious food, friendly service, and well-paced delivery of courses. My wife and I each got the 5-course meal, and it's PLENTY of food, arguably too much once you include the various inter-course amuses (which were still appreciated). We ordered literally the entire menu between us, and shared each dish. Standouts included a peekytoe crab appetizer, a plate of perfectly-roasted vegetables with three sauces, and a corn husk meringue. Cocktails were fine but not spectacular; I'd advise sticking with wine.

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is a lovely little restaurant with exquisite food offerings, set off the beaten path in North Cambridge. The prices fairly reflect the gourmet food. You are not in Harvard Square, Davis Square, or Union Square, but on Mass. Ave in North Cambridge—then again, this area might be up and coming!

The ambiance/interior space could definitely benefit from some brightening, but owners/waitstaff are all very pleasant and knowledgeable, and more than make up for the lack of other diversions. All and all a thumb's up.

KG
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely superb meal! Compared to Giulia, Season to Taste, and even the Tasting Counter where I ate the same weekend Urban Hearth is an amazing restaurant. The food is superb, staff exceptional, cost very reasonable.

N
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice waitress and chef. Dessert is highlight of the courses. We had a wonderful time there.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing meal - I can’t say enough good things about this place! We had the three course prix-fix, which also came with a delicious fava bean dip and crudités to start and a small cheese course between our main and dessert. Everything we had was delicious - inventive flavor pairings, fresh ingredients, and beautiful presentation. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was blown away. For appetizers we had the smoked trout and fresh cut pasta, for mains we had the porgy and the quail, and for dessert we had the pistachio semifreddo and the chocolate lava cake. So good! Can’t wait to go back. Unrelated to the food, but the whole block has an adorable row of interesting independent, local stores. Great for picking up gifts.

B
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a remarkable gem. Always an innovative use of fresh local flavors. Cozy and friendly, too

EH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, surprising touches, excellent pace of service.

MA
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a 5* restaurant. The food is creative and delicious with texture, flavor and combinations prepared with meticulous care for a gourmet delight.

DA
New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very creative and wonderful service. It’s a start-up in North Cambridge that will migrate towards the Charles some day soon - go now when you can say you saw then when...

L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep coming back. Fresh, pleasing innovative flavors, and stunning plating at Urban Hearth never fails both the foodie at heart and those just looking to have a wonderful meal - evening out. The service is always on point and the ambience is perfect both for socializing and just enjoying a delightful meal. A hidden jem.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Too little food! Miniature food.

BR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was absolutely delicious and extraordinary. The flavors and combinations of spices and ingredients came together to create unusual and delicious dishes. Our visitors from Seattle dined with us were blown away. Each mouthful was exquisite.

RB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant, with eclectic, interesting and delicious food. The vibe is relaxed and amiable, and the atmosphere is quiet and intimate.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, very fresh ingredients perfect service romantic atmosphere

D
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely very itimate setting. Love and talent go into every dish.

E
New England
34 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fit for foodies, excellent service. Very cute neighborhood restaurant.

S
New England
68 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy cow, it’s this was great! I had high expectations going into dinner based on the reviews, but our meals were truly exceptional. Kudos for I Erin and her staff. Very nicely done - great food - great service. My new favorite place!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I mean my brother fell in love and was kicking himself for not going sooner. Very good if you are a foodie but not snobby. Just a nice intimate place.

d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

There is nothing special about this place. The food is okay, nothing to wow about. it is too expensive for what is it. The restaurant look like a hardware store front, you have to walk into the kitchen to get into the bathroom. The waiter was her first day so she was not able to answer questions. The restaurant gave us someone else bill. At the end, we paid $123 per person for 5 courses sampling menu, just simply too expensive. The portion is very small.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant! Well thought out dishes, creative, perfectly cooked and presented. I'm a vegetarian, my husband a pescatarian, and there were multiple dinner options for both of us. We went with the 5 course tasting menu and it was a true display of fine cuisine. We made future reservations before we even left the restaurant!

M
New England
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Hearth is a delicious experience. It is a small restaurant but the dining experience is big. It is a prix fix menu( 3 or 5 courses) and they let you pick your choices however you want. You can also get wine pairings. We did not do a wine pairing but we had a delicious bottle of wine that was unknown to us and different. The restaurant is cozy and the wait staff is terrific. We met the chef and she was outstanding. It’s definitely a gem worth checking out.

D
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful small intimate open kitchen atmosphere. Delicious menu

SH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in town

JV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant that I have been to in a long time. The menu is small but consists of too much deliciousness, I was really tempted to order one of everything and committing to a triple shift in the gym the next day. The wine pairing was also very good. #recommended

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