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Urban Hearth, Cambridge, MA

Urban Hearth

4.8
4.8
344 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 682-7295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erin Miller

  • Catering

    There is much to be learned and joy to be had when we gather around the table together. Urban Hearth specializes in bringing people together, whether in our space or yours. Contact us at info@urbanhearth.net for more information about our large party and offsite catering services: -private events and large parties in our dining room -custom catered events at your home or business -corporate lunch and event services

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining room is yours. Host a party or group dinner at Urban Hearth with exclusive use of the space.​ Comfortably seating 24 guests in our open dining room. Choose from prix fixe or custom menu. Contact us for more information. ​

  • Private party contact

    Erin Miller: (617) 682-7295

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Dover Street, May Street

  • Parking details

    Our neighbors at Century Bank, one block north of the restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue, kindly allow Urban Hearth guests to park in their lot after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Davis Square Red Line

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Counter

    $120.00 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.

What 344 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston

    Healthy

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. MK

    MichaelK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 51st anniversary at Urban Hearth last night. First time there. Had the 5-course tasting menu at the counter, and enjoyed talking with Erin. A small, no thrills restaurant with spectacular food and great service. We will definitely return
  2. N

    Notafoodie

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We chose to sit indoors on a hot night, and the air conditioner wasn't working. Most everyone else was sitting at tables outside on Mass Ave, but it was still noisey on the street at 7 and my husband didn't want to sit there. We were with another couple, who were kind enough to dine inside. I ordered two appetizers--a vegetable of the day which was a green bean with anchovies and a sauce, and a grilled peach, cornbread,cheese concoction. The green beans were disappointing. But the peach dish was very good! A metal bar protruded from the seat against the wall and I kept moving around to avoid it, as we were sitting with another couple and I didn't want to get too close to my friend. It was clear that everyone in the restaurant was working very hard, and I respect that! I asked for a simple salad and was told there was none to be had. I don't know if I would go back. I guess I prefer what's called "clean food" these days. But the friends I was with seemed to really enjoy it.
  3. DH

    DHughes

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience, fabulous and creative food and drinks, terrific service!
  4. A

    Andrea

    New England

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal and service in a pleasant outdoor setting.
  5. W

    Waylandtraveller

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and innovative. Sidewalk dining was next to a bus stop, which dampened the vibe. Waiter was excellent and helpful. And I loved the flavors.
  6. S

    Steven

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is exquisite! Very charming ambiance. The service is top notch with just the right level of advice and check in cadence through the meal. I highly recommend coming here and plan on returning myself!
  7. LS

    LouiseS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delight this place is - the food made my tongue feel like it was dancing. This is a very small unique place where the food is fresh and festive and creative. The service felt personal and helpful. We had a wonderful time sitting at the bar and watching the compact kitchen turn out plate after plate.
  8. AW

    AlyssaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food but the place was extremely hot inside!
  9. NW

    NehaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Portion for a bass dish wasn't as the order taker had suggested it would be. It was suppose to be an entree serving but it was exactly the portion size of the appetizer duck wings that we ordered. Also the flavor of the bass did not lift the dish to its deserving place and left so much to be desired unlike the duck wings. The fudge dessert was also quite beautifully described on the menu just like the bass entree but the actual dessert did not live upto the anticipation nor expectation. We did not find it deserving to order another entree for a restaurant that cannot justify its dishes to the price point it desires itself to command. If a restaurant wants to sit on Mass Ave in Cambridge and boasts about paying living wages to its staff and source ingredients locally from farms then the least it can do is to give the taste buds something it desires especially to discenerning well traveled and well heeled patrons.
  10. L

    Lomloneanda

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Service, food was fabulous. Delicious, beautifully constructed, super creative. Lovely, warm, friendly, attentive servers. Only complaint was the fact that we had reserved outdoor seating, and it was 96 degrees that evening, so once the sun started to go lower, we were no longer protected by the awning, and truly roasted until the sun finally set.
  11. n

    nontourists

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It would have been fair to complain about the a/c on the hottest date in the summer
  12. HA

    HeatherA

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Extraordinary food served by knowledgeable staff. Really appreciate that this is a place that lets you take your time. Just one problem: it is hot as hell in there. The four of us were full-on sweating by the time the main course arrived. Is there really nothing to be done to help that situation? Anyway, I'll be back in the fall.
  13. S

    Seakille

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been here once before with my husband and he is out of town for the month so I decided to try the chef’s counter by myself. I didn’t realize that the restaurant had just received a favorable write up in Best Of Boston and it was really busy! But Chef Erin and her staff handled it all in stride and worked so efficiently and elegantly to put out some of the best food I have had in New England. Her ingenuity and enthusiasm for what she does is so refreshing. The freshness and seasonality of her ingredients and skill in putting it all together is so impressive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Urban Hearth as usual. I wanted to mention that this time the team managed to keep the experience at the highest level through an unexpected bloc-wide electricity outage that happened during our dinner!
  15. n

    nowthatithinkofit

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect Special Night Out. Curated menu with something for everyone & def plant based. Plus, they had special touches, like using rice flour to dredge goat-cheese stuffed squash blossoms … my GF son was glad. Loved sitting outside, too. Rustic in the city. Not inexpensive. But well priced for the high quality.! 🥰
  16. a

    alicelittle

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is always unexpected and perfect.
  17. PD

    PeterD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and menu are very fun and creative! The imaginative mix of ingredients that come together are so flavorful and fresh! A small scale kitchen that plates big!
  18. b

    belmonters

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us dined in the patio area. It was surprisingly quiet even though it is right on Mass Ave. The cocktails were delicious; and the food--a variety from the menue (pastas and fish) were amazing as were the appetizers. The wait staff were informative and attentive. I had not been a Urban Hearth since the pandemic started. The menu has changed a lot, but the quality, freshness, and ambience remains top notch.
  19. G

    Guest

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting dishes, nice people, diversity of influence on flavor profiles
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Period.
  21. SB

    StuartB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preparation perfect and food delicious. We loved our server - attentive and kind.
  22. MM

    MoniqueM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went back to our favorite farm to table last weekend. Urban Hearth. They had sent us an announcement regarding high tea as a special event. Chef Erin featured locally sourced ingredients like smoked salmon, kumquat, and endive. The meal was literally topped off with the traditional high tea presentation with amazing baked treats and pastries. The Pims cocktail I ordered from their drink menu, which featured exotics and familiars, was wonderful and perfectly themed! I wouldn't go out for a high tea experience more than once a year, but it was fun in every way .
  23. N

    Nita

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative but delicious, service is so genuine and kind- this place is such a gem!
  24. CH

    ChristopherH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner on the patio which was remarkably peaceful considering that it is on a main street. This place has had some staff turnover recently but the food and service is as superb as ever. Save room for dessert!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Wonderful experience.
  26. A

    Amelie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in the Boston area ! Great quality food. Original and harmonious marriages of flavors. I am a picky eater and a vegetarian but every time I went to urban hearth I loved everything even the veggies I don’t usually eat! I am French and love pastries, I brought a French friend who is a good baker and she was thrilled. The financier was perfect!! Bravo at the Chef who is really nice besides being talented.
  27. AL

    AmandaL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get the biscuit. Try the small plates. Everything is creative and delicious and vibrant. Don’t skip dessert, cocktails or coffee. Lovely neighborhood restaurant
  28. RB

    RobinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great waitstaff. Interesting and unique menu. Outdoor seating is pleasant enough.
  29. M

    Mari

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great as always, but we were disappointed by the service. We were the last party to dine inhouse except 4 people at the experience. The servers were busy with interacting with the 4 people and were not observant from our perspective. It took us a while to get their attention to receive a statement. This is the first time for us to have this unsatisfactory experience at this restaurant.
  30. KG

    KateG

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cool patio evening. Food was amazing!
  31. A

    Angusandmunson

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is interesting, delicious and well thought out!!! Lots of tasty embellishments. Great experience!
  32. K

    Kadeer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. The chef always takes such great care in quality and presentation. All of the staff are both professional and pleasant.
  33. P

    Paulette12

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious offerings! The biscuits are incredible! Very enjoyable meal!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal! I can’t remember the last time I had such a meal. Each dish served was fresh, flavorful, and inventive. I love this place but last night was as good a meal as I’ve had. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked and seasoned. The pasta dish was glorious—fiddlehead ferns, ricotta, mushrooms—it was amazing! The servers were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I can’t wait to return.
  35. SF

    SteveF

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate enough to be able to sit at the Chef Table and it was fantastic. My wife and I love new experiences and this was top notch! Erin and her staff do a wonderful job and the food is terrific!! The entire staff was very accommodating, since our flight was running late from Chicago, but they were able to hold our spot. It was so fun and interesting to watch the whole kitchen work as a team for the entire restaurant. We highly recommend the Urban Hearth if you are ever in the Boston area and if you can get a spot at the Chef's Table please do, Erin and her team will not disappoint.
  36. F

    Foodforthought

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible food and service! Never disappoints.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome!
  38. AM

    AMOO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. Service is a bit slow, but it's worth the wait.
  39. TT

    TonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was unique and delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Hearth is a true gem of a restaurant. The menu is unique and the food is delicious! The seasonings are there but do not overpower the meal. Ambiance, excellent meals and those biscuits… oh my god. Soo good. Everyone in the staff was friendly and we had a lovely time. Don’t wait for a special occasion to come here- you won’t be disappointed!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Urban Hearth is rated 4.8 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Urban Hearth

2263 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1212

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dover Street, May Street

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our neighbors at Century Bank, one block north of the restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue, kindly allow Urban Hearth guests to park in their lot after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Davis Square Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erin Miller

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 682-7295

  • Catering

    There is much to be learned and joy to be had when we gather around the table together. Urban Hearth specializes in bringing people together, whether in our space or yours. Contact us at info@urbanhearth.net for more information about our large party and offsite catering services: -private events and large parties in our dining room -custom catered events at your home or business -corporate lunch and event services

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining room is yours. Host a party or group dinner at Urban Hearth with exclusive use of the space.​ Comfortably seating 24 guests in our open dining room. Choose from prix fixe or custom menu. Contact us for more information. ​

  • Private party contact

    Erin Miller: (617) 682-7295

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