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Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
+1 617-864-2100
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (51 reviews)
“corn pancakes” (46 reviews)
“kale salad” (49 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place with two of my relatives recently. Tough call - very little on menu is to my liking - but upon speaking with our server - I chose the garganelli. I did enjoy it after all. Disappointed that their wine list did not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robertQ4369AI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the staff, the menu and the ambience. Such a spacious place yet it feels so intimate. Went with family for Sunday brunch and would go back in a heartbeat. Loved it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NorthamptonSyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This basement restaurant tries to create some sort of mystique about itself, with its small plates and not-so-small plates and its secret burgers, but the reality falls flat. Stuffed peppers with chili oil and boursin were just a tired idea carried out in a tired...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Canadensis
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place, that is oriented to imaginative cocktails and light menu choices. Service was friendly, informative, and very professional! The menu changes monthly, and currently includes many vegetable and seafood options. Portions are moderate, and our party shared about six choices. Each was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rays440
Reviewed November 11, 2018

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...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joel r
Reviewed October 29, 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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed October 18, 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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dlbos
Reviewed October 17, 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...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Giugs17
Reviewed October 15, 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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 416sofiem
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Attentive and friendly service, super good food, and a cool vibes atmosphere. It's hard to beat this for casual dining. Our waiter suggested four plates to share for two people, but we thought three plates would have been better for us. The portions are generous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Questions & Answers
August 4, 2017|
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Response from SuzR26 | Reviewed this property |
We got a space along Brattle St...meter went 'til 8:00.. I think they also have valet. You should be able to find something if you allow a little extra time.
April 12, 2016|
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Response from rliem | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the earlier answers. Nice place, good food, but certainly not suitable for children in need of a high chair. get yourself a babysitter and visit just with the two of you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-864-2100
  • E-mail
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!
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