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Self Portrait

377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138-1348
+1 617-864-4745
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138-1348
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Self Portrait offers a romantic location for a special dinner. The food is delicious, imaginative, and well plated. Service is attentive, friendly, but not intrusive. Our server (Jessica) was excellent throughout the meal and went to great lengths to ensure a food allergy was accommodated...More

Thank V V
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Love the makeover. Mysterious logo. Relaxed atmosphere. Prompt and personal service. Lighting. Octopus risotto was excellent. Lobster was substantial and buttery amazing. Seafood corn chowder was very tasty. Plantain dessert was a good cap to a wonderful meal. This place beats out the new Les...More

Thank Shantap
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The former TW Food has undergone rebranding to Self Portrait and emerged with more of a focus on French cuisine. The quality remains remarkably high. Everything was good and a few were great. We had the summer corn soup that is nicely creamy, with a...More

1  Thank mk02472
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We always like to dine at new restaurants during Dine Out Boston. Self-Portrait was selected for its interesting menu. We arrived and were quickly seated. Located in a residential neighborhood of Cambridge, it is still close to Porter/Harvard Square. The restaurant is small, quaint, romantic...More

Thank annmarie02151
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Hard to find in the quiet end of Cambridge but what a wonderful experience. The service was very personal and helpful - it was clear the staff really wanted the meal to be a special experience. The menu while limited in choice was an interesting,...More

Thank JonathanD p
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

4 of us enjoyed superb dining in this French-inspired bistro. The roasted artichoke as well as the egg and leeks first courses were tasty and beautifully presented. The swordfish and lamb dishes were cut-it-with-a-fork tender. The chocolate desert was refreshing. The wine list offered a...More

Thank Marge H
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant with an unassuming exterior. The inner decor was also simple with intimate seating. It was busy on a Friday night. My daughter, husband and I had a wonderful egg yolk amuse bouche. Our dinner was delightful, but rich. I...More

Thank LivetheWay
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is my second experience with this neighborhood restaurant and it is my last. Open Table made us reserve early (6:15) but when we got there there were lots of empty tables. The waitperson was friendly, but she could not improve the food. We ordered...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Though we've known about T. W. Food for a while, we only just managed to go this week. It's quite special. I started with the pâté, while the husband and one of our friends had the kohlrabi soup. The other had the salad. We were...More

Thank Switzerdude
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We have been a number of times in the past but this was the first time this year. The space is quite small but attractively decorated. Both my dining companion and I indulged with the six-course tasting menu. One vegetarian and one not. Since i...More

Thank MikeBirdman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 50
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 377A Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02138-1348 (Formerly T. W. Food)
    (Concord Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-4745
  • E-mail
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