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Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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(617) 864-2100


  • Sunday: 10:30 am - 2:30 am
  • Monday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thursday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Friday: 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 10:30 am - 2:00 am

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Cuisine: American Restaurants

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4.7 of 5.0 from 142 reviews

price range:$11 to $25


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Alden & Harlow Reviews

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  • Ryan BGreat cocktails, and a nice selection of vegetable-centric small plates.

    55555 by Ryan B

  • Alexa JThis is my FAVORITE restaurant in harvard square. Everything is amazing. If you get there early you have a shot at snagging one of the burgers (not overrated). I like to get a bunch of plates to share

    55555 by Alexa J

  • Rebecca M.Burger. Everything.

    55555 by Rebecca M.

  • Morgan JThey call it shared plates, but bring an eater if you go that direction. Definitely try the crab, avocado toast and get come sweets as well. Pancakes are delicious!

    55555 by Morgan J

  • Ryan CInnovative cocktails and great ambiance. Brunch was great, shared 3 plates between 2 people

    55555 by Ryan C

  • James CTry to get the secret burger - if not the charred broccoli is delicious

    55555 by James C

  • Sarah KBrunch was great! They serve family style so you can try a bunch of things

    55555 by Sarah K

  • Cameron R.I recommend the chips & 3onion dip, chicken fried local rabbit, & the salt roasted beets. Delicious. The menu changes seasonally too, so be on the lookout for new yummy bites.

    55555 by Cameron R.

  • Adam B.They call it family style, but it's more like tapas. Either way, the food is f'ing delicious

    55555 by Adam B.

  • Tiffany Zhongget the chips and dip. rabbit is great. foie gras super heavy. corn pancakes meh.

    55555 by Tiffany Zhong

  • Miguel LAwesome selection of drinks. Try a mocktail for an easy morning.

    55555 by Miguel L

  • Kyle LAwesome food. Order a lot and share with the table.

    55555 by Kyle L

  • Rebecca S.Roasted coppa. Game over, man! Game over.

    55555 by Rebecca S.

  • Liam N.Best of Boston 2016: Restaurant, General Excellence 🏆 :: Try the chicken-fried rabbit, roasted carrots over romesco sauce or chef Michael Scelfo’s scandalously smoky burger.

    55555 by Liam N.

  • Earn DThe best restaurant and burger in Cambridge! Also try the crispy porkbelly :) Trust me I went to school here.

    55555 by Earn D

  • Anton S.Layout of this place is confusing. The bar wraps around the back, so if you don't see room when you come in, walk to the back and make a left. "That'll Do" cocktail tastes like meat, in a good way.

    33333 by Anton S.

  • Lizzy SaxeDelicious food, a comfortable vibe, and a beautifully presented plates with good service. Pictured is the venison crepinette with housemade tahini.

    55555 by Lizzy Saxe

  • Alex MBold flavorful dishes to share. Super experimental and fun. Cocktails aren't cheap at $14 but they're different and worth trying.

    55555 by Alex M

  • Aaron W.Easily the best cocktails in town. I'm especially partial to their whiskey concoction!

    55555 by Aaron W.

  • Steve OKitchen doesn't open til late. Beers are too expensive, but good.

    55555 by Steve O

  • J SSome of the best food in Harvard square. Non traditional & delicious brunch options

    55555 by J S

  • CNTraveler“The quickly sold-out burger is the thing to get.” - Sarah Khan

    55555 by CNTraveler

  • Brad W.Casual and chic.

    55555 by Brad W.

  • Natalie TDelicious, sophisticated dining.

    55555 by Natalie T

  • Natalie TDekicious sofisticated food.

    55555 by Natalie T

  • PatriciaI'm not sure what all the fuss is about over their "secret burger." It was good, but not particularly stand out for me.

    33333 by Patricia

  • Alex ASecret burger is good. Fries not so much. Really awesome place

    55555 by Alex A

  • AngelaKale salad! Crudo! Vesuvius cocktail!

    55555 by Angela

  • IrinaCocktail Prima firma is really tasty, on a sweet-and-sour side. However, it would be useful to ask for a straw cause otherwise small pieces of ice go into your mouth.

    33333 by Irina

  • IrinaPâté appetizer is amazing. Rich dynamic taste. Pair with some of their sour cocktails.

    55555 by Irina

  • Dan AOne of the best Cambridge spots: the menu changes often + everything is excellent. However, the leftish side of the menu is probably best; the appetizer-type things are more exciting than the entrees.

    55555 by Dan A

  • Ricky S.Good food & drinks are awaiting you in this Harvard Square spot. The best items were the "Pork Belly" and the "Secret Burger".

    55555 by Ricky S.

  • Alexandros PlexidasTapas-like dishes (3 for 2 persons seemed ok) with some interesting combination of flavors. NY strip was good but best dish was the charred broccoli with humus. Pork belly was too greasy for my taste.

    55555 by Alexandros Plexidas

  • Reserve AAlden & Harlow’s Burger — offered with limited availability — is made with an 8oz Creekstone patty, a house-made roll, and “your faith” in the chef.

    55555 by Reserve A

  • Kevin M.Can't go wrong with any of the dishes. Don't let the eclectic descriptions on the menu fool you. Your palette will appreciate your decision.

    55555 by Kevin M.

  • Imran BSecret burger

    55555 by Imran B

  • Neal MBurger deserves the reputation!

    33333 by Neal M

  • Keri G.Outstanding food and cocktails. Forever in love with the charred broccoli and the corn pancakes.

    55555 by Keri G.

  • Kim P.Absolutely gorgeous small plates. The kale and duck & pork campagna are perfect!

    55555 by Kim P.

  • Priyam S.Potato sausage skillet is awesome! The menu changes frequently to keep the options plentiful and the flavors evolving

    55555 by Priyam S.

  • Nick ScottGet there early, and treat yo self to the most delicious burger in Boston

    55555 by Nick Scott

  • Jeffrey Food here is amazing- make sure to get the corn pancakes + popcorn, the charred broccoli, and the chicken fried rabbit.

    55555 by Jeffrey

  • Luke RBurger (go early for it), pancakes, kale salad and then a random crazy choice.

    55555 by Luke R

  • Xavier JSome of the most bizarre food i found in Boston. Very good and tasty. But if you are hungry order more than to dishes. Summ good, small and expensive.

    55555 by Xavier J

  • Marc E.OffMenuBurger: tweets out secret burger code word every Friday. Current SecBur: blend of ground brisket, short rib & beef plate, lettuce, a Cabot cheese tuille + salted onions, dressed w/No-Name sauce

    55555 by Marc E.

  • Tara HThe secret burger!

    55555 by Tara H

  • David sChicken liver pate will haunt your dreams.

    55555 by David s

  • Jonathan YuGreat environment with tapas style dishes. Two dishes per person works out pretty well. The secret burger is amazing and large.

    55555 by Jonathan Yu

  • Rem KoningSnail Bolognese. Strong cocktails. Beautiful bar.

    55555 by Rem Koning

  • Logan CFavorite restaurant in harvard square.

    55555 by Logan C

  • Nick B.Everything, but specifically the kale salad, corn pancakes, and the fuck breast.

    55555 by Nick B.

  • GQ MagazineAlden & Harlow in Cambridge cuts its rum-based Volcano with tomatillo and serrano.

    55555 by GQ Magazine

  • Zack B.Outstanding drink menu

    55555 by Zack B.

  • Stephanie RivkinDelicious delicious delicious. Great brussels sprouts.

    55555 by Stephanie Rivkin

  • Becky A.charred broccoli with pumpkin hummus and the pickled corn pancakes were delish. the wait to get seats at the bar (since those are also reserved) is not quite as delish.

    55555 by Becky A.

  • Alain EmeringOriginal foods!

    55555 by Alain Emering

  • Peter McCullaghEverything's amazing. Best restaurant in Cambridge

    55555 by Peter McCullagh

  • Jon TTomato jalapeño salad is killer!

    55555 by Jon T

  • Chris M.Cocktails are incredible. Forbidden fruit is a standout, but you really can't go wrong.

    55555 by Chris M.

  • Noah W.Exceeds the trendy hype. Start with two snacks (bruised tomato salad and string bean fritters), the share 3 entrees for a hearty meal. The corn pancakes were unreal. Super creative cocktails, too.

    55555 by Noah W.

  • Sandra RubinchikThey have something called crispy bok choy where they just burn the crap out of a perfectly good vegetable and serve it with a poached egg so you won't notice.

    33333 by Sandra Rubinchik

  • Raphael MExcellent food

    55555 by Raphael M

  • Lea V.Smoked chocolate bread pudding is the best dessert of my life. And I don't even like chocolate!

    55555 by Lea V.

  • Cortney E.Tasting sized plates at entree sized prices. I always walk away feeling like things were just a little overpriced.

    55555 by Cortney E.

  • Sumner MBest restaurant I have been to in the Boston area, hands down.

    55555 by Sumner M

  • Andrew M.Get the muscles. Then the sweet pea hummus. Then everything else on the menu.

    55555 by Andrew M.

  • Aaron W.Kale salad, corn pancakes, and grilled minty beans were so good. The blueberry pie special was killer! Also get the Turncoat cocktail, mmm.

    55555 by Aaron W.

  • Michael CHave the yellowtail crudo!

    33333 by Michael C

  • Kathrine Z.The charred octopus with quinoa was awesome! Also love love loved the NY strip - amazing flavor. Great cocktails at the bar, too. Oh! And we ended up ordering a second of the kofta - so good.

    55555 by Kathrine Z.

  • Sharon SThe toad in a hole was so small!

    33333 by Sharon S

  • Pramod H.The kale salad, the Romano beans and a few others are exquisite.

    55555 by Pramod H.

  • CarolineTry the foie gras custard and the charred broccoli! The Secret Burger's not too shabby of a choice either

    55555 by Caroline

  • Sofia P.Great foods and cocktails. Loved the mackerel and corn cakes! Beware of the price label because these are "small plates" which means you will need to order several (ie it's pricey).

    55555 by Sofia P.

  • Jill SantiagoKale salad, corn pancakes

    55555 by Jill Santiago

  • Liza ISecret burger

    55555 by Liza I

  • Adam PalmerEverything is fantastic! Great place for sharing - some fantastic flavour combinations - plus mystic table beer is fantastic!

    55555 by Adam Palmer

  • Cristina RuizCorn pancakes for brunch

    55555 by Cristina Ruiz

  • Cristina RuizThe secret burger.. Which is no secret since it's on the regular brunch menu

    55555 by Cristina Ruiz

  • Ha DiemDefinitely try the charred chicken hearts & foie gras custard with quail egg, snail vinaigrette and croissant toast! Soooo good.

    55555 by Ha Diem

  • Albert LCelery salad, model mushrooms and hiramasa (fish) collar

    33333 by Albert L

  • Lane cThe charred broccoli and the heirloom eggs were different in the best possible way.

    55555 by Lane c

  • Alex ASecret Burger 😋 & the bartenders are all amazing

    55555 by Alex A

  • Amisha D.No meal would be complete without the corn pancakes. Best dish on the menu.

    55555 by Amisha D.

  • Jo LafOne of the best places to eat in Boston! Great food, great venue, great cocktails!

    55555 by Jo Laf

  • Ben B.Grilled chicken hearts and head cheese fritter off snack menu are awesome. Order ~3 dishes per person and they will arrive as soon as they're ready. First dish can hit your table minutes after you sit

    33333 by Ben B.

  • Laura CaputoAmazing food and great beer selection

    55555 by Laura Caputo

  • Michael T.Ask them what to have. Have that.

    33333 by Michael T.

  • Amadou CrookesPORK. GET THE PORK.

    55555 by Amadou Crookes

  • Philip S.Delicious, unusual dishes you'll remember for long. Great atmosphere and service.

    55555 by Philip S.

  • Adam S.The charred broccoli was outstanding. Kale salad with pistachio dressing was great too. Fresh food creatively prepared.

    55555 by Adam S.

  • Mike G.Secret burger is great, burratta dishes are incredible, cocktail selection is fantastic and crafted with care and precision.

    55555 by Mike G.

  • TV Food MapsCheck out Alden and Harlow as it was featured on Best Thing I Ever Ate for Secret Burger

    55555 by TV Food Maps

  • Marc E.Secret Burger listed in Food Networks "Best. Burger. Ever." (Note: Limited amounts made daily)

    55555 by Marc E.

  • Samuel MessingThe chicken liver dish is insanely good

    55555 by Samuel Messing

  • Rob M.Get the secret secret burger. No joke.

    33333 by Rob M.

  • Kevin FalconeSteak is surprisingly excellent with citrus and marrow.

    55555 by Kevin Falcone

  • Kevin FalconeThe crane hill cocktail is nicely balanced against the rich food.

    55555 by Kevin Falcone

  • Gianna N.The most unique and delicious food I've ever had... Also, the Embayed vessel is the best drink I've ever had. (Picture is of pork belly)

    55555 by Gianna N.

  • Jay P.I'm not sure whether or not I can visit Alden & Harlow without getting an order of the corn pancakes; I've never tried... nor do I have any intention to.

    33333 by Jay P.

  • Minnie KimTheir "Secret" Burger is definitely overhyped. Bartley's has better burgers. The food was very interesting, a wide range of unexpected combos, like popcorn and pancakes. Overall, great ambiance!

    55555 by Minnie Kim

  • Sibylle Bernard-StoecklinGreat secret burger & home-made chips, although it was a bit too salty...

    55555 by Sibylle Bernard-Stoecklin

  • TW AKale salad

    55555 by TW A

  • TW ASecret burger

    55555 by TW A

  • Sandi Jthe brussels, the broccoli, the octopus - oh so good!!!

    55555 by Sandi J

  • Vinaya V.Amazing veggie plates. Smoked brocolli is a must have.

    55555 by Vinaya V.

  • Scott W.Get one of everything. Nothing is bad here. The corn pancakes with popcorn are unbelievable.

    55555 by Scott W.

  • Aude-Olivia ESo delicious!

    55555 by Aude-Olivia E

  • Denise AGreat food but the portion sizes were deceivingly small.

    55555 by Denise A

  • Chris E.All the cocktails are excellent. We also sampled at least half the menu. Pork belly, pumpkin salad (surprisingly), pork shoulder, burrata crostino were standouts.

    55555 by Chris E.

  • Marc M.Share your plates

    55555 by Marc M.

  • Jessica S.Don't leave without getting the Charred Broccoli, Squash Hummus, Montasio & Cashew Crumble! Seriously, amazing! The TRENNE NERO is also not to be missed!

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Whitney F.Get the pork belly and the popcorn pancakes.

    55555 by Whitney F.

  • Jay AGet the NUGGETS

    22222 by Jay A

  • Tom WangKale aalad was the best. Also the "secret burger" runs out around 7:00 so get there earlier! Pancakes are an awesome substitute though

    55555 by Tom Wang

  • Dan T.The dishes are meant for sharing and the waiters advise you to order 2-3 per person. We didn't realize this before and so ended up spending more than we had expected. The food was delicious though.

    33333 by Dan T.

  • Jessica C.The secret burger is solid, but don't overlook their daily specials. Also get the kale salad and popcorn pancakes to start.

    55555 by Jessica C.

  • Margaret WangI love the seasonal options at Alden and Harlow. The menu always has delicious things!

    55555 by Margaret Wang

  • Sarah S.Order the not-so-secret “Secret Burger!”

    55555 by Sarah S.

  • EaterFrom Bill Addison's review: "Beef neck, roasted to tender submission, collapses over parsnip puree."

    55555 by Eater

  • Jessica S.Bon Appetit says: Get the restaurant’s coveted “secret” burger ; Stone fruit and house pancetta; beef heart tartare; chicken-fried rabbit with celery, apple, blue cheese, and chile oil

    55555 by Jessica S.

  • Peter McCullaghGood small plates. Great date spot.

    55555 by Peter McCullagh

  • James TegelaarThe vegetable dishes are amazing here!

    55555 by James Tegelaar

  • Sunil D.It's been said many times, and it's true. If you HATE kale, you should still try their kale salad. Glorious.

    55555 by Sunil D.

  • EaterThe "secret" burger has already garnered plenty of local and national media chatter. Offers truly beautiful & creative vegetable-focused dishes that shine a light on the local bounty.[Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Oliver HoTasty small plates (especially the pork belly), but with an emphasis on small. If you've got a big appetite, you might want to do 3 plates/person rather than the 2 or 2.5 the waiter might recommend.

    55555 by Oliver Ho

  • Alex S.Kale salad is amazing. Best thing on the menu.

    55555 by Alex S.

  • Tom M.super salty, long waits and awkward poppy rap music.

    33333 by Tom M.

  • Christine D.60° egg. It is all about these eggs.

    55555 by Christine D.

  • Scott SCrispy pork belly w grits—Mmmmmm

    55555 by Scott S

  • Kelly R.Get the ubiquitous kale salad, 60 degree egg, and pork belly.

    55555 by Kelly R.

  • Alex F.Called & told we can't make a reservation. Got to the place & was asked if we had a reservation. RUDE.

    11111 by Alex F.

  • Anna TyzikUbiquitous Kale Salad, Grilled Point Judith Bluefish, Lamb Sirloin, Pan Roasted Clams. And wash it all down with a dirty martini!

    55555 by Anna Tyzik

  • Brett AEverything here was amazing, including service. I will certainly be coming back with a group of friends, or for date night. Cocktails were superb.

    55555 by Brett A

  • Scott LiangSmokey chocolate bread pudding. SMOKEY CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING!!

    55555 by Scott Liang

  • Danny AThe beef neck is exquisite but you'll need to order about 3 of them if you actually came here to eat and not just have a bite.

    55555 by Danny A

  • Hayley G.check out the wall of succulents behind the host stand. Clams and the secret burger are great too!

    55555 by Hayley G.

  • Vanessa G.Zagat says, "You won't actually want to share anything. Especially the smoked Moosabec farm mussels ($13) heaped on a parsley crostino with tarragon and a luscious aïoli."

    55555 by Vanessa G.

  • Robin RobinsonThe Bell Tower

    22222 by Robin Robinson

  • Senator John B.This ubiquitous kale salad is specifically delicious.

    55555 by Senator John B.

  • Christopher W.Best burger in Boston. Seriously rivals my favorite burger at Spotted Pig in NYC... But I can walk to Alden & Harlow. I will inevitably be a regular here. Sorry in advance.

    55555 by Christopher W.

  • Gloria C.Get their "secret" burger!! Featured on Eater's Feb 2014 Burger Heatmap

    55555 by Gloria C.

  • EaterIts opening week went off impressively well, from an already-popular "secret" burger to a lively bar scene. Try it right away before the lines are perpetually out the door.

    55555 by Eater

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