Always terrific, last wine dinner (Burgundy) especially so.
Amazing dinner from start to finish. What a neighborhood gem.
We went for the delightful mushroom dinner and each course was made with a different mushroom so it was educational as well. Glowing review of the food and service. My only constructive feedback is we did not find these new modern chairs comfortable for a long sit down dinner.
We read another review praising the restaurant on its full bar. We should have dug deeper, as this referred to the offerings, not an actual bar. Not a big deal usually, but it's pretty far out of the way, and we got there earlier than expected, figuring we could sit and grab a cocktail while we waited. It's so small in reality that we were told to go away until our reservation time. It was mild night, so we walked around the quiet, dark, residential neighborhood for a while, then sat on the lone bench outside until we were welcomed inside. It would have been nice to know in advance that there's literally nowhere to wait before your table is ready.
The small room is packed pretty tight with tables, so it got noisy and I felt a little bit like an eavesdropper.
The hostess was lovely, but the other server seemed in an obvious rush to move us along.
The food was fantastic for the most part. Inventive, flavorful, fresh. If you're in the neighborhood, I can see this as being a favorite.
This place always exceeds expectations on the creativity and quality of the cuisine, as well as the service (which never fails to be sincere and impeccable.
Our favorite place to dine in Cambridge!
Lovely atmosphere and service. Good food, but feels too pricey for what you ultimately get.
Self Portrait replaces T.W. Foods (run by same folks) with a more trendy atmosphere but still wonderfully imaginative food. I found the ambience brighter than before, though the trendy music is not easy for a classical music fanatic. In all, a terrific place, and I am sure I will dine there many times.
We had the "celebration of the tomato" tasting menu with paired wines. Every dish was sublime, and the wines perfectly paired. A thoroughly brilliant restaurant.
Self Portrait (and previously, TW Food) is always consistently great or really great. We come for the Tuesday night wine pairings, which is a great way to try different wines over 4 courses. Overall our meal was delicious, although the cheese course didn't sit well on our palate, but we did hear other tables really enjoy it. And while the restaurant is small, we had the unfortunate luck of having a boisterous group choose the table right next to us, so it was challenging to have a conversation among ourselves. Not all tables are like that in the restaurant, just the way the cards fell that night. I highly recommend this restaurant if you enjoy wine and deliciously made food.
I was a fan of TW and remain a fan of Self Portrait. The food is consistently excellent and beautifully prepared. The service is always friendly and first rate.