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“Always incredible”
Review of Alden & Harlow

Alden & Harlow
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Ranked #26 of 692 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located at 40 Brattle Street, Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food in a subterranean, modern and comfortable space. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares bold and flavor-forward food that honors tradition of place in its quality. It is how he connects with anyone who joins him at his table - and we hope it is why you will join us at ours!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 3rd visit in 2 years while visiting Boston and it seems to get better each time. Very creative food served mostly on small plates so you can try lots of dishes with many unique flavors. The wine list has nice selections from all over the world. The staff is very friendly and incredibly efficient. The kitchen and staff are great about gluten free and vegetarian diets and don't hesitate to change recipes whenever possible. Be sure to reserve well ahead as they totally book.

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Thank joel r
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The staff was super accommodating when we showed up without reservations. They gave us a nice booth in the crowded place and then helped us navigate the menu when we thought about leaving. The small plates weren't what we were expecting, but they have other options. My burger was exceptional; so glad we stayed! The location near Harvard is great; the ambience is upscale yet friendly!

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Thank MaryM10159
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

4.5 stars
We had the burgers because we heard that they typically sell out of them by 6pm. They were really good with some special sauce, pickles and an in-house made bun (you can get chips or sub for a side salad which is what we did and got the kale). For dessert we had blueberry cheesecake (and it included chunks of grapefrult slush) and smoked chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Everything was very flavorful with unique things you would not necessarily expect to go together but worked and tasted really delish.

Nicholas was our waiter, and he was excellent - very accommodating, helpful and when he found out we were celebrating a birthday he brought desserts with candles.

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Thank Dlbos
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

This place is lovely and so is the food. It has a very nice ambience and vibe, and it is a lot less (pleasantly) busy than what a place like this would be in Europe!

2 plates per person was more than enough between two people, although they suggest having 2-3. We had the aubergine dip (yum!!!), leeks (also v good), ravioli (a bit overpriced considering portion size and little novelty in taste), and smoked duck, which was excellent.

Service was quite casual and sometimes a bit odd, but overall polite and it suited the scene anyway.

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Thank Giugs17
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We went with friends for a dinner. We had 2-3 small dishes per person to share with the table. All were excellent! Would definitely recommend for dinner in the Cambridge area.

Thank Sofie M
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