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Harvard Gardens
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Today 10AM–2AM
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316 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02114
316 Cambridge StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02114
(617) 523-2727harvardgardens.com
$$Restaurant, Bar
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Today 10AM–2AM
Sunday 10AM–2AMMonday 11:30AM–2AMTuesday 11:30AM–2AMWednesday 11:30AM–2AMThursday 11:30AM–2AMFriday 11:30AM–2AMSaturday 11AM–2AM
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Casual neighborhood restaurant & bar dishing up classic American fare in a pub atmosphere.- Google
"Food is delicious (the butternut squash ravioli is light and delicious."
"Nothing Rude wait staff and general manager."
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Dan Kamin
6 months ago
This place always seems pretty busy. My favorite time to go here is during the weekend for brunch. The red velvet pancakes are delicious! It's a huge portion and I normally can't finish them. I take the rest to go and heat 'em up the next morning for a tasty breakfast. To round out the rest of my favorites are the breakfast burrito and the huevos rancheros. Both are viable options if you're not in the mood for pancakes.
Marianne Beninato
3 months ago
nothing Rude wait staff and general manager. Will not be back
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Leah Klein
a year 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
3 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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Zak Fjeldheim
5 months ago
Great place to grab a drink with a friend. At night they turn up the music with more of a party scene.
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Cristina Ruiz
a year 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
3 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!
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Christopher Brown
4 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.