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Waypoint

4.6
1462 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow welcomes Waypoint, his second Cambridge restaurant. Located at the gateway of Harvard Square at 1030 Massachusetts Avenue, “waypoint” often means a plot point on a map. For Chef Scelfo, it signals a natural next step along his culinary journey. From live-fire pizza to raw bar and caviar service, to an expansive absinthe list, the menu at Waypoint reflects his forward-thinking approach to coastally-inspired fare combining approachable ideas and ingredients with elements that are unexpected.

Experiences

  • Deep Dish Pizza

    Multiple dates available

    Monday-Wednesday enjoy Chef's special Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizza! You can get regular cheese for $19, or enjoy pork sausage or pepperoni for $23.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1462 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Portions are way too small. Lobster was the size of a butterfly shrimp.

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vipAnna
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with an exquisite food.

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neighborhooddevotee
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food presented with care to taste and appearance. Our server was A+. My only wish is that perhaps we were given a choice of sitting more toward the front of the restaurant versus the back. The two sections have different vibes for perhaps different clientele and I'm not a fan of green neon light and it didn't completely suit our 50th birthday celebration. Overall a lovely meal and atmosphere and occasion.

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FrankFenway
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really quite nice. Lovely space, tasty food, lots of fun. Very good choice. Glad we went.

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Locavore115
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

I love this place and had not been since prior to pandemic. Food and menu are still great. Unfortunately the outdoor seating is partially right on the street leaving a lot to be desired in terms of ambiance. There is a separate outdoor seating area set back off the street which looked much nicer.

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Rebecca
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Would not recommend. Spent more than a hundred on small portions of poorly cooked food that left us hungry.

Came here with a party of 4 on a Saturday at 5pm to celebrate a recent engagement and were thoroughly underwhelmed. Ordered one of the pizzas, uni bucatini, and fried smelts.

The pizza crust was fairly burnt, to the point that the whole pizza was very bitter. We spent a long time trying to figure out which of the ingredients was bitter, until finally we realized it was the bottom surface of the crust itself. The bucatini was also undercooked and had a gritty/crunchy chewiness as well as a raw flour flavour.

We considered bringing it to the attention of the waitress but we had 3-4 different servers during the meal, and the one who initially greeted us seemed very new so we decided not to embarrass her or put her on the spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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vipGordonP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was OK but not great. Overpriced pizza and pasta. We had the wheat pasta with lobster. If you like raw bar, that is very good but we were disappointed in the Pasta as it was very rich and not that well flavored.

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vipGoodeater
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FOOD WAS SIMPLY SENSATIONAL! Every dish was perfect. I know this restaurant well but it is even BETTER than before the pandemic. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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ElizD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dollar oysters are amazing and the staff and ambience are wonderful!

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Dbb3
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Twist on regulars amazing. Good service. Bit loud.

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KristinG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good and the portions good considering it is all served family style. The oysters were excellent.

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SineWave
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh raw oysters, $1 each, with tasty dipping choices. Whole branzino an absolute must. Magical dressing on the salad. Very unusual pizza. We did not find the food to be overly salted as other reviewers stated in the past.

Parking is obviously challenging, but it's worth the trip. Highly recommended.

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Recommend
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The service was amazing and the food delicious! They have $1 oysters between 5-7 pm and they were great! Had the crab and angel hair pasta which was delicious and the deep dish pepperoni pizza. The pizza was very watery with a ton of tomatoes and a little salty but the flavor was good. Not sure if we’d order again.

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vipEricaL
New England
71 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! We sat at the patio so they didn’t check in as much. But it was totally fine as our party was too busy catching up.

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NormaE
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. All the staff were great but our waitress Ingrid was amazing. Very friendly, took time to explain dishes we were not familiar with and is great at her job.

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Anonymous
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Server was terrible. Menu tried too hard to be interesting. Food was terrible. Overall experience terrible.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience and amazing food. Our server John made it an awesome night with his recommendations (and sense of humor)

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RonR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The whole roasted branzino was excellent (recommended by Johnathan our server!). The NY Strip Steak though good was served cold. If I were to go again, I would stick with seafood.

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HKSV
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dinner at Waypoint!! We ordered the salmon tartare, whitefish pizza, and lobster cacio a pepe and everything was amazing and flavorful. When we asked our waiter for cocktail suggestions, he sent over the bartender who made us drinks based on our preferences. We’ll definitely go again!!

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vipTHIERRYL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent but the place is very noisy
Service OK - almost too quick (2-course dinner in 30 minutes)
Worth going yet for the food, maybe not when the place is overcrowded

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Julia
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waypoint never disappoints! What a great neighborhood spot--so glad they finally reopened!

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vipSilvina
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food amazing as always. One if my favorite restaurants. My only critique of the restaurant is that it is always very dark and often very loud so not good for conversing in groups. They even had loud music playing on a Wed evening. Never had loud music before so maybe was an odd night. Highly recommend this restaurant for the food and service. Many new young servers who thus far have all been delightful

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SpeedyFish
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Service a bit slow. But great place.

KH
vipKHPH
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and inventive cuisine. Oysters were good but not great on the day we went. Our server was knowledgeable and fun. We had high expectations for the food, and it fell slightly short on this day.

JR
JerryR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both the appetizers and entrees were delicious and perfectly prepared.

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vipsunam
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful server that made the evening. The food was good too

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BrunoR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will come back soon.

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Inman
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! The pasta dishes we had were over the top!

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Carole
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a lovely evening at Waypoint. Happy that they made it through the challenging year.

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Richard
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Santiago was a great server. The clam pizza was really good and the ambience was perfect.

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Christine
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and had such a lovely experience! We had delicious drinks (mine was the gin drink with mint), 48 $1 oysters between the 2 of us, and a couple appetizers. Livia was a wonderful server and the outside experience was fun! Know if you're sitting outside that you are on the sidewalk and in the hubub of central - we didn't mind it but good to know when you reserve!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

They took forever to give us the drinks, then gave us the wrong food, etc. Not going there again.

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FritzK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A pleasant evening out. The vibe is urban casual, the crowd is well-mixed. Kitchen produces some interesting dishes with subtle flavors. Wine selection by the glass ($14-$15) limited but satisfactory.

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Rudy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent except there wasn’t any a/c and it was a warm, humid evening. Fortunately we asked for the windows behind us to be opened, and that made it a good experience.

LB
vipLauraB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Watch out for the serer who wants to join you for the evening - 3rd wheel so t speak. Also, the advertised $28 Caesar with lump crab and baby gem lettuce was the standard romaine.

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Littas
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Anniversary’s

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Ava122347
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! We sat outside, which was a bit noisy since it’s on a busy street.

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TedA
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oyster happy hour is a great deal!

TM
vipTedM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Pan pizza was DENSE. Would have been a great appetizer at 1/5 the size

FAQs

Waypoint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 864-2300.

Waypoint is rated 4.6 stars by 1462 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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