Urban Hearth

4.8
257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Indoor and Outdoor seating available.
Tuesday - Saturday, 5-10pm.

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 dinner service.

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.

Experiences

  • Chef's Counter

    $117.70 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our chef's counter offers 4 seats with an exclusive view into the kitchen. 5-course chefs menu with optional wine pairing. An outstanding farm-to-table meal created right in front of you while you chat with our team of talented chefs.
  • New Year's Eve 5 Course Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us at Urban Hearth for a very special & cozy New Year's Eve. Enjoy a 5 course chef's tasting menu with an optional wine pairing. Complimentary glass of bubbles. We can accommodate some dietary restrictions, call or message us directly for questions.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 257 people are saying
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TerriB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Very special place for a special occasion. Delicious food and service.

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NapsterAlum
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and cozy, this is a terrific spot to go to for a special meal that is well prepared with quality ingredients. The folks who work here are friendly and gracious, the dishes are delicious, the cocktails are imaginative and tasty, and the desserts are imaginative. We enjoyed the popcorn ice cream, be sure to leave room to try it! Oh, and don’t forget to order a biscuit. Really tasty.

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sonjak
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A gem of a dining experience, always something very special, delicious and unique.

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Rich
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here several times and its always a great meal with great service.

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UrbanMama
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing inventive dishes. Such a treat!

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vipparispani
New England
31 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside so I can't comment on the noise volume inside. Food was excellent. Seasonal, beautiful, great flavors. Loved the raspberry chocolate (chunk) ice cream for dessert. An edited but thoughtful wine list. We'll be back.

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vipHugh
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a welcoming place regardless of the season. The food (esp. the vegetarian) is innovative and respectful of the ingredients. There is always an element of fun and whimsy in the drinks (thanks Ally!) and we always walk away wondering how long we have to wait before we go again.

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vipJCRA
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I was in town on conference and it was great to see such wonderful service and food again! Great job to the chef and her team

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EllenW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent meal! The tables are too close together and we had to find the waitress a couple of times otherwise it would have been 5 star.

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ChristopherH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu is back - but just for four seats at the counter. Reserve early! You won't find anything better in Boston.

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schadenfreudster
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, creative food and excellent service. Highly recommended!

SJ
vipSJMG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved that they were so accommodating with my celiac disease!

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FineDiner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Creative menu. They flavors they put together were unexpected but delicious. We sat outdoors at night in late October and they had heat lamps and brought us blankets, which was an amazing touch. My 12 yo son left his bread (which he had coveted, they were so great) and when he ran back to get them 20 minutes later, they gave him a couple of extra. Just an overall lovely experience.

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Spike
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Urban Hearth was lovely. Grilled oysters topped with bacon, enormous, flaky biscuits, and pappardelle topped with duck leg and foie butter all delivered on their promises. Our server was warm and attentive. The outdoor space was surprisingly cozy--well insulated from the street and surrounding sidewalk, and equipped with heat lamps, pleasant lighting and blankets we never needed. We'll be back soon.

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NapsterAlum
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food that Chef Erin and her team puts together, the flavor combinations of spices and seasonings are original and work really well. The cocktails are also delicious. If you are looking for a special dinner, this team will deliver. The restaurant is small, so reservations are crucial.

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Patricia
New England
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. However, I don't understand their indoor eating policy. It looks like they're trying to limit the amount of indoor eating but how?

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summervillain
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Urban Hearth continues to be our go-to for a fancy night out in the neighborhood. The outdoor seating has been expanded as of fall 2021, with a high barrier to cut down street noise. As always, the food, cocktails, and wine offerings were superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Overpriced, flavorless food.

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Joanne
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful varied gourmet menu with excellent wine selection and friendly efficient staff

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ChristopherH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin and Paul continue to dazzle with creative and delicious dishes.

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vipLisaA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a lovely outdoor dinner at Urban Hearth. The menu is limited but the food was exceptional. The entrees were definitely on the pricey side but very very good. Though we didn't have wine, the wine list looked fairly comprehensive. Would absolutely recommend.

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AmyW
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service in this charming neighborhood spot. The staff exudes a chill, relaxed energy while being very attentive.

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EricP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around!

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Nuniepie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was different in a very good way. The chef used ingredients and flavors I had not experienced before. The seasoning on the food was perfect. Save room for dessert. It had a ton of ingredients in it, ie coffee cardamom ice cream, ginger cake, brambleberry sauce, coconut crisps etc., but somehow they all worked together. It can be a little pricey if you are having drinks. The wait staff was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, outdoor dining is next to a main road so not as quiet as a backyard patio, very nice to enjoy as long as you are aware of that.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ChristinaF
New England
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtfully designed dishes in a thoughtfully designed atmosphere, with amazing staff and a great vibe

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HeatherU
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, delicious food, and accommodating service. We sat on the patio so there was some traffic noise but this didn't detract from the experience. I also really appreciated waitstaff willingness to add an unexpected guest to the table (I forgot to count myself when reserving the table - lol).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall wonderful experience. The outstanding food and drinks were prepared with love and care and the service made you feel at home.

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vipAnnonymous
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Outdoor seating only, so right on Mass. Ave. and noisy - not the fault of the restaurant, which had no other place to seat outdoors.

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vipPetrI
New England
39 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very nice and inventive food joint in the middle of (formerly) nowhere. Recommended to everyone in the vicinity.

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Natalina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasty dishes, small plates with big flavors! Lovely knowledgeable service.

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kristines
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quickly becoming my favorite restaurant anywhere. Such a gem, for a small local restaurant, packs a mighty punch on food & drink innovation backed by a sustainable farm to table mantra and a clear love to make people happy. I never cease to be amazed at their culinary wizardry, appreciate the terrific service and inviting ambience. They put clear effort into everything they do and it shows.

Everything I have ever had here is amazing and invites me to go beyond my typical comfort zone, but do yourself a favor and try at least one biscuit. I would dare say the best nuggets of goodness on the planet.

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Deedog
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely delicious, and the service was incredible. Would absolutely recommend!!!

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Penguin99
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michelin star worthy food and cocktail. Loved vegan choices

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kristines
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant continues to astound and amaze me. It is so clear how much they care about delivering a wonderful experience. The food is as inventive and delicious as I could ever imagine, often enticing me beyond my comfort zone of adventure. Always fresh ingredients for food and cocktails alike, you will not be disappointed. The service is impeccable and the ambiance perfect for a nice evening out.

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Margaret
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was really unique and delicious. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and rar

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ChrisG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Urban Hearth is a well-kept secret on the foodie scene in Cambridge. The food is always extraordinary, the setting is intimate and delightful, the wine options never fail, and the service is always spot-on. Guaranteed to make you smile.

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LoriS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it's creative and wonderful. Still our favorite restaurant.

FAQs

Urban Hearth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 682-7295.

Urban Hearth is rated 4.8 stars by 257 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.

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