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Harvard Gardens
American Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 2:00 am
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316 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114
316 Cambridge StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02114
(617) 523-2727harvardgardens.com
$$American Restaurant, BarToday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am – 2:00 amTuesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amWednesday 11:30 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:30 am – 2:00 amFriday 11:30 am – 2:00 amSaturday 11:00 am – 2:00 amSunday 11:00 am – 2:00 am
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Casual neighborhood restaurant & bar dishing up classic American fare in a pub atmosphere.- Google
"I got the grilled chicken sandwich and it was very good."
"The butternut squash soup is better'n most though!"
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Cristina Ruiz
5 months ago
Moseyed in for lunch on a weekday. It was pretty empty, but the decor was nice and tastefully Halloween-y with orange lights hung up around the space. We were seated at one of the corner tables. Cozy. The soup of the day was butternut squash. It only comes in a bowl, so it could easily be your meal since it's filling. My friend and I split one as s starter, and I'd say this is the way to go. This stuff squashed most of the fall soups I've had! It was creamy but not overly heavy and very flavorful. Like a warm blanket for your insides. The ginger tones really kicked it up a notch! For my entree, I ordered the oven-roasted turkey sandwich. This sammie sounds splendid on the menu. Walnut-pecan bread surrounding turkey, cheese, Granny Smith apple slices, and cranberry sauce. Like Thanksgiving in sandwich form, right? Wrong. It comes cold! Which was a shock considering the "oven-roasted" declaration in the name. The bread is toasted, so was slightly warm and crispy, but all of the innards were refrigerator cold. Boo. After one unsatisfying bite, we asked the waiter if he could warm it up in the oven. He kindly obliged, and after about 10 very hungry minutes, came back with new sandwiches for us. It was MUCH better afterward, with the cheese melting on the turkey and the cranberry sauce soaking into the crispy bread. Although it sounds weird, I actually enjoyed the sandwich more the next day when I reheated the other half for lunch. Everything blended very well and made for a comforting meal. But I wouldn't order something just to be able to enjoy the leftovers! And considering the trouble and delay of getting it warmed up at the restaurant, I'd say to try out something else. The butternut squash soup is better'n most though! Jump on it (or in it) if it's offered.
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Anthony Phalen
2 years ago
Great spot for brunch in the West End/Beacon Hill area. There is never a line and the food is fantastic. The service is always super quick and the waiters are very friendly. Highly recommend checking it out!
Paul Grandstrand
a year ago
I got the grilled chicken sandwich and it was very good. This place is more of a bar scene, but I was pleasantly surprised with the food.
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Abrar Thabit
11 months ago
I had the steak, which tasted good but was burnt on one side!
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Leah Klein
6 months ago
Harvard Gardens is neither divey or upscale, but the menu pushes it more towards fancy. Great for drinks and apps. Drinks are great (try the rosemary martini). Food is delicious (the butternut squash ravioli is light and delicious). Service is very good (we sat at the bar). They had up very fun decorations for halloween!
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Sara Steele-Rogers
2 years ago
Harvard Gardens serves a few purposes: 1.) Place for MGH employees and visitors to get their food and drink on. 2.) Locals to eat (not as much) 3.) A PICKUP JOINT. Yup, HG is THE PLACE to go on a Wed-Sunday night between 10-2PM. Perhaps it's the overflow that couldn't get into Alibi, or maybe people who just want to a change of scenery after spending some time at Liberty, you'll find "very single" jocks, prepsters, and Beacon Hill/Back Bay/Charlestown-ites looking for their next fling. I'll admit, I've spent a lot of time recently in the 3.) classification, with a dose of late night tuna tartar mixed in. HG is fun, great place for a group, and will please everyone.
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Erin Lynch
2 years ago
mac n cheese is divine. decor is a little odd. love this place best for drinks / late night.
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Christopher Brown
3 years ago
The food and drinks are a little overpriced, but very good. Sometimes I get ignored by the bartenders but it's usually when they're busy. It's great if you work at MGH or live right there, but I'd rather go to a cheaper, more quaint bar down the road.