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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%
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“brunch” (46 reviews)
“corn pancakes” (46 reviews)
“kale salad” (48 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Dlbos
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Giugs17
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank worldtraveler_1037
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place, good service but the food is really below average. They were out of the burger and out of 3 desserts on the menu, one wasn’t available—on a Sat night?

Thank ancahe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is an interesting variety of small dishes. We tried a number of them. The eggplant was good as was the brussel sprouts. The ravioli and cucumber dishes were very good. Very good sauce. The clams were good but the bread was stale. The chips...More

Thank davidloew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met a friend for a lite meal and a drink. We ordered two items from the menu. Now. this the best part! The items on the menu really looked but they were 10 times better than we expected in real life on our plates The...More

Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an intimate restaurant with a variety of seating; indoor and outdoor. There's a small section of indoor seating near the bar that felt like a greenhouse. We were here for brunch and had the Warm Quinoa Bowel. Check out the menu for a...More

Thank FlyAaron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is designed for sharing and all of the dishes are quite unusual, but they're all delicious. The friendly service staff will help you decide while you enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine from the extensive bar. The place was absolutely packed on...More

Thank mayaogorzalek
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Would have been a 5 star breakfast if not for the service! We were a group of 9 snd all skeptical about the menu when we first saw it. We were also a little concerned about the size of the dishes, but let me tell...More

Thank Dany Z
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Federica V
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, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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