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Waypoint

4.5
1564 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.

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 1564 people are saying
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ThomasB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

High top table and stool were not comfortable or stable. For the $500 I spent I would expect to be comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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AmyK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is always great. The smoke peel.and eat shrimp are to die for.

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vipErinR
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambiance and the food was fantastic! Will definitely be coming back.

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Matt
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server Nicole was truly a delight! We loved the cocktails and had a fabulous bottle of wine as well. I definitely recommend the clam pizza - its fabulous!

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L000
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner and skilled staff. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We read a lot about waypoint and also it was recommended by a friend so we were looking forward to coming. However, we were very disappointed with some of the food. Some items were overcooked. The shrimp cocktail was tough, the squash knots were so burned and hard we couldn’t cut through nor chew them so we sent them back. The salmon was burned (not crispy but black and flaky) , the skin was inedible and meat was overdone. The Lobster cacio Pepe was a watery consistency, lacking flavor and seasoning. Fries were good as were the oysters and cocktails. Some utensils were dirty . 1 of the 2 bathrooms wasn’t clean and toilet was clogged. Service was very slow, we arrived at 7 , order wasn’t taken for nearly 20 minutes and we finished only at 9pm for a party of 2. They were definitely understaffed.

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vipChristineJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with amazing staff. Come here and order anything, you’ll not regret it.

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EmilieS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely wait staff, delicious oyster and cocktails. Great music!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding.
The raviolis were to die for

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10! Amazing service and food.

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vipauntieE
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding. The food was really great with some unique twists. I'm an extremely picky foodie...

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GB547
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience! The two servers we had were brand-new and both did great. Food and cocktails were excellent as well.

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ESCBP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wellfleet oysters scrumptious ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary nothing special done

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Jennifer
New England
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood Appetizers with several delicious dipping sauces and presentation great. Crispy Smelts ok but wouldn’t order again .Extremely attentive and pleasant server. Willing to explain dishes and take time and not rush us. Brussels sprouts a hit. Generous entree portions, took home some.

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justmeinBoston
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the cocktails - Stay for the amazing combinations of delicious sharing plates. We had the Casio e Pepe, grilled octopus and farro salad - absolutely incredible. And the cocktails were amazing - great mixology!

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yumyum
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a high-top but the $1 oyster deal was available only at the bar. Ended up grabbing a couple of seats that freed up and had great oysters, pizza special, and uni pasta. All were FANTASTIC.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved evrything! Food delicious and service fantastic! Definitely going back if i go back to boston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The services was very attentive & the food delicious.

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bittmanorpollan
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing pasta, very fresh oysters, great service (unfortunately slightly short staffed, perhaps they need to pay significantly more to attract workers), quiet to easily hear my table, slightly darker than I would like.

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vipCharlie
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dollar oysters with absinthe cocktails for happy hour? Yes please.

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CulinaryCulprit
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We each had a different pasta and all were delicious and expertly cooked. The perfect al dente. The uni pasta was so unique and memorable. Cocktails were good but standard for what you’ll find in Cambridge. Servers were trying hard to be attentive, but the restaurant is clearly understaffed. Concrete floors look great but echo the sound. Go somewhere else if you have someone with hearing limitations in your party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!

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

Amazing food and wonderful service. Pricey but worth it!

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ERubie
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night Out... Amazing drinks and Pizza! Enjoyed the upbeat attitude... Great Job Staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I’ve been coming here since they opened. Service was disinterested at best. Wine was average, at best, and too warm. Food was among the worst I’ve had there, and definitely not good compared to what else is around.

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CathyK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was not very flavorful. Ordered the fluke which was not described on the menu as raw fish or sushi so was surprised when it arrived.

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ScottS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Would benefit from more straightforward seafood options - better variety of fish offerings (without pasta) or fish in single servings (not whole and to be shared).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience but nothing blew us away. For the price point expected a little more. Service was great and waitress was very personable.

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vipJyotiBP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were late for our reservation, but Waypoint and it’s team handled it perfectly. They held our table, but informed us that there was another reservation coming in after us. We had theatre tickets, so no problem. The server was quick, efficient, and collaborative by telling us what we should order to meet our time to leave. I don’t remember her name, but she was great.

The pasta was amazingly good, melt in your mouth. I highly recommend it. We had the lobster and the uni. I will be back.

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Zhen
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, tasty food. The oysters are really superb!

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Monica
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We reserved a high top but ended up in the other section. The tables were way too close together, someone was coughing next to me and near my food and I just wanted to leave as soon as possible. We sat for 20 mins before seeing a server or getting any water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a single gal eating alone, I went for brunch and the $1. Oysters. A bit hard to find, but waitstaff was friendly and the food was lovely.

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ColleenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs table experience was outstanding. Great view of kitchen and staff in action- service exceptional and the food: regional offerings perfectly prepared & plated. Chef Robbie & his staff left us wanting for nothing, except a return visi soon!

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Bassriverfoodie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome, very busy when we got there (which we like) - it got a little quieter as the evening went on. The lobster tail was the best that i have ever had! All of our food was delicious. They had super unique cocktails and a great wine selection. Would definitely recommend for a date night or out with friends/family. The service was great too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and delighted with the food and the service! The food was unusual and different from most restaurants we frequent.

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alisonc
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager, Erica is awesome. We loved the oysters and pizza, too.,

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WilliamG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would prefer not to have loud music piped into the restaurant.

FAQs

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

Waypoint is rated 4.5 stars by 1564 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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