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Waypoint

4.6
1456 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 1456 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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vipGordonP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 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 4 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 4 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
42 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.

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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

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vipBruce
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative and delicious food in a fun atmosphere with excellent service.

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SCCB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All 18 oysters were terrific, as were the salmon entree, french fries (!) and berry crostata. The striped bass entree was ok but not especially flavorful, and I didn't care for the panzanella at all.
The service was very kind, informative and 98% efficient -- once the place filled up, our dessert was late and they forgot to bring the coffees until we reminded. But that's ok, we had a very enjoyable meal, and the cool breeze blowing in through open windows. Overall a lovely evening and a solid recommendation for dinner. I like this place a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

While the menu looked really interesting, the dishes lacked focus and flavor. The waiter explained that the food was tapas style but many of the “plates” were too small to share. There was no indication on the menu that the main plates were more like appetizers for one. The whitefish pizza had way too much cheese and the fried smelts were greasy. We did enjoy the raw oysters and they were the highlight of the night,

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Abigail
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant servers. Comfortable large booth fir four of us. Creative menu

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KayBee
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was very quick, Ingrid was wonderful! We were sat promptly and everything we ordered came out quickly. Ingrid was helpful for knowing how big portions would be to make sure we ordered enough for a filling dinner. Delicious drinks, apps, and dinner!

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Marissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I hate giving negative reviews because I know the restaurant industry is really struggling right now, but I'm sorry...caveat emptor ("let the buyer beware”)! This place is soooooo overpriced. We got the garlic knots (tasty but so salty and heavy), pepperoni pizza (so oily and spicy - couldn't have more than one bite), steak tips (tasty but for that pric should be), and the caesar salad with lump crab (to be detailed further), oysters, and 1 drink each and the the bill came to well over $300. The biggest disappointment was caesar salad with lump crab cake for $28. When it was delivered, I thought they had forgotten the crab. It's outrageous that you can charge $28 for sprinkled/garnished crab on top. It was also so heavily dressed with with cream and cheese (not in a good way) that you could barely even taste the minimum crab that was there. The only highlight of the meal was our server, who was polite and kind despite it all.

FAQs

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

Waypoint is rated 4.6 stars by 1456 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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