Harvard Square Restaurants

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  • 9 Tastes
    9Tastes received Best of Boston award from Boston magazine 2007 in the category of Best Neighborhood Takeout, Harvard Square. We Deliver All Day Now! Try our new Nam Pik Ong (for vegetarian) and Avocado Curry on Special! Every Saturday and Sunday ...
  • Alden & Harlow
    Located at 40 Brattle Street, Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food in a subterranean, modern and comfortable space.  Replicating the style of cooking he does for family and friends in his home kitchen, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares ...
  • Algiers Coffee House
    The Algiers Coffeehouse continues to enjoy a healthy share of the international cafe crowd, in its renovated, two floor central position at 40 Brattle Street, in Brattle Hall. Algiers has an expanded menu that now includes beer and wine, in ...
  • Al's Harvard Square Cafe
    Hot and cold subs, salads and soups.  We serve huge size subs on freshly baked (inhouse) baguettes at ridiculously low prices. The service is incredibly fast due to our great staff, prices (all subs are the same price, extra’s are ...
  • Au Bon Pain
    At Au Bon Pain, we take our service — and menu — beyond the expected. From our authentic artisan breads and scrumptious pastries to inspired menus filled with savory sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees, no recipe is less than perfect, ...
  • b. good
    b.good makes fast-food “real” by serving food that’s made by people not factories. The menu is comprised of burgers ground fresh in-house every morning from local, all-natural steak, homemade veggie burgers, hand-cut fries & sweet potato fries, fresh salads, & ...
  • Beat Hotel
    Beat Hôtel is an American brasserie and bar located in the heart of Harvard Square. Inspired by the hippie and beat movements of the mid-twentieth century, we cater to all walks of life. Our mission is to satisfy the local ...
  • Ben & Jerry's
    Ice cream shop serving up over thirty flavors of Ben & Jerry's all-natural ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet. The shop also features great frozen drinks including shakes, sorbet splashes, cappachillo coolers and real fruit smoothies. ...
  • BerryLine
    BerryLine was founded in early 2007 by a couple of friends conducting postdoctoral research at Harvard and MIT. The first location opened at 3 Arrow St in Harvard Square, establishing BerryLine as the leader in Boston area tart frozen yogurt. ...
  • Boloco
    Boloco offers fresh, made to order burritos and smoothies including The Classic, Buffalo, Caesar, Mediterranean burritos and Berry Blitz, Mango Passion, Cape Codder Cra’c’y and Triathlete smoothies. Boloco also offers FREE Wi-Fi access. Now serving Breakfast Burritos and Coffee ...
  • BonChon
    BonChon restaurant offers Korean BBQ along with Korean cuisine and BonChon KFC (Korean fried chicken). BonChon Is A Korean Word Meaning “Original Village”. Just as people yearn for their hometown, we hope that our customers will seek our amazingly crispy, juicy, and ...
  • Border Cafe
    Our food is honest and unique, our service is casual yet professional, and our atmosphere is fun & friendly. Over the years we have established ourselves as a rstaurant known for quality. One of our priorities is to provide our ...
  • Burdick's Chocolates
    Located in the heart of Harvard Square, this is a popular spot for young and old alike: grad students, nearby residents, executives and visitors. A serene and sophisticated interlude, our Brattle Street café offers a full array of chocolates and ...
  • Cafe Sushi
    If you love sushi and are hungry, then this is the place to go to fulfill your sushi cravings! Don’t let the neon sign fool you; this spot is where to be for great-tasting sushi! The bar shows how traditional ...
  • Cambridge, 1
    A variety of charcoal-grilled pizzas, cold beer and great wine selection from the owners of Miracle of Science, Audubon Circle and Middlesex Lounge. 42” Plasmas, takeout available, and comfortable, oversized booths with a sleek fireslate bar.   ...
  • Cancun Taqueria
    Cancun Taqueria y Mas is 100% authentic Mexican food. Our menu comes from Cuautla Jalisco, Mexico and it has spread thru out the Pacific Coast for over 30 years. We are a second generation in the Mexican restaurant business in ...
  • Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe
    Cardullo’s Gourmet Shoppe is a specialty food store located in the heart of Harvard Square featuring the Square’s oldest delicatessen and offering freshly prepared foods and gourmet delicacies from around the world. Owned and operated exclusively by the Cardullo family since the Shoppe ...
  • Champions Cambridge
    Champions is Cambridge's newest entertainment and dining destination. Located in the Boston Marriott Cambridge, it's just minutes from Harvard and Central Squares and in Kendall Square. Enjoy the open, airy atmosphere with light woods, soothing blues and greens, and pops ...
  • Charlie's Kitchen
    Known as an institution in Harvard Square, Charlie's Kitchen has been serving up its famous double cheeseburger with a wide assortmant of draught and bottled beers for decades. You'll see all walks of life in this lively Cambridge eatery. Enjoy ...
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
    "Food With Integrity" isn't a marketing slogan. It's not a product line of natural and organic foods. And it's not a corporate initiative that will ever be finished or set aside to make room for other priorities. It's a philosophy ...
  • Chutney's
    Chutneys has taken a new approach to flavourful Indian food. Our food is very rich in flavor and spicy(remember spicy doest not mean hot) It is wrapped up in a freshly made paratha(Indian flat bread) ,filled up in a Rice Bowl ...
  • Clover
    We’re here to make food you love, the kind you talk about and look forward to eating. The Clover Food Truck is going to be serving up a new type of fast food. This food is local, it’s just-cut, when ...
  • Crazy Dough's Pizza Co.
    Crazy Dough's Pizza offers a delicious variety of gourmet pizza by the slice as well whole pizza's. Our super premium toppings range from Fresh Mozzarella, artichoke hearts, oven roasted tomato, carmelizied onions, to buffalo chicken. Our specialty pizzas will drive ...
  • Crema Cafe
    Crema Cafe was born from a desire to bring the charm and character of the cafe culture back to Harvard Square. The atmosphere that the owners have created is welcoming and refreshing. Heart pine floors and other natural materials, a ...
  • Dado Tea
    Dado Tea is owned and operated locally. It seeks to serve healthy food that nourishes the mind and body of its customers without creating unnecessary waste to the enviornment. Thank you for supporting a local independant business. ...
  • Daedalus
    "Housed in a converted greenhouse, Daedalus makes good use of its two-story digs, with a separate bar and dining area on the first floor and a dark lounge area upstairs where there is another bar, couches, and tables situated under ...
  • Darwin's
    Located at 148 Mount Auburn Street and also at 1629 Cambridge Street in Cambridge, Darwin’s Ltd. is a unique, bohemian, shabby - chic deli and cafe, serving up "Best of Boston “ gourmet sandwiches, saucy & satisfying take-out dinners, local ...
  • Dolphin Seafood
    FISH FRESHER THAN OURS HASN'T BEEN CAUGHT YET!!" Dolphin Seafood is located in both Harvard Square as well as 12 Washington Street in Natick, MA. With over 30 years of experience, both restaurants offer the freshest seafood handpicked ealry each morning ...
  • Eliot St. Cafe/Dunkin' Donuts
    Neighborhood cafe featuring the world famous Dunkin' Donuts coffee and a variety donuts, bagels, and muffins. Our other products include Deli Sandwiches, Fresh Fruit, Soup of the Day, Lunch and Breakfast Sandwiches, Espresso and Cappuccino. Our freshly Baked Bagels are ...
  • Falafel Corner
    The menu features such dishes as falafel, baba ghanouj, grape leaves, tabouli, lentil soup, yogurt cucumber salad, chicken shawarma, and kafta kabobs. A variety of rollups are offered, as well as dinner plates, with prices for nearly all entrees being ...
  • Felipe's Taqueria
    At Felipe’s Taqueria, our philosophy for good food is simple: ingredients should always be fresh and the recipes authentic. We cook all of our food from scratch continuously throughout the day. Everything we make - from the hand-squeezed key lime ...
  • Finale Desserterie & Bakery
    Finale Desserterie: During the evening, visit Finale for a sensational dessert experience in the dining room--after dinner or after the show. While Finale is known for it’s award winning desserts, the unique concept also offers a delicious light appetizer menu. Finale ...
  • FiRE + iCE
    FiRE + iCE, an improvisational grill featuring an interactive 35 square-foot round grill, is located in the heart of Cambridge's Harvard Square. Guests of the restaurant are invited to create their perfect meal by hand selecting ingredients from their marketplace of ...
  • First Printer Restaurant Bar & Grill
    The First Printer Restaurant is located on the site where the first printer in British America, Stephen Daye, lived. Daye worked as a locksmith in England until 1638, when he was brought to America by Rev. Glover to set up ...
  • Flat Patties
    Making a name for itself with outstanding burgers and sandwiches, Flat Patties serves an array of American fare made-to-order. Every burger is ground fresh daily, and every French fry is hand cut. Enjoy a variety of warm sandwiches - including ...
  • Giulia
    Guilia is an Italian restaurant providing an exceptional blend of spirited cooking and gracious hospitality to our neighbors and friends in Cambridge, Boston, and beyond. Our focus is on wonderful food and great service with true Italian vigor and charm. ...
  • Grafton Street Pub & Grill
    Originally opened in October of 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for nearly a decade. Located at 1230 Massachusetts Avenue—the Gateway of Harvard Square—this neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined ...
  • Grendel's Den
    A "dyed in the wool" Harvard Square bar and restaurant since 1971. Grendel's Den has been serving casual gourmet dishes and international specialties in the same location for over 35 years. We have a full bar and an beer selection reknown ...
  • Harvest
    Harvest, tucked along a cobblestone walkway in Harvard Square was celebrating farm-to-table cooking long before we even knew the phrase!   Chef Mary Dumont continues the cause, creating dishes evocative of New England classics updated with a contemporary hand.  Honored as Food ...
  • Henrietta's Table
      Chef Peter Davis has created a comfortable and award-winning restaurant at Henrietta’s Table, which honors the culinary bounty of New England. Chef Davis uses organic and native ingredients from local producers in and beyond Massachusetts to create and original and ...
  • Hong Kong Restaurant
    A family owned and operated Chinese restaurant since 1954, featuring a bar with DirectTV satellite and 6 TV's, and Harvard Square's largest dance club. Home to The Comedy Studio. Full menu available for take-out orders and delivery in the Cambridge ...
  • IHOP
    IHOP restaurants feature moderately priced, high-quality food and beverage items, and table service in an attractive and comfortable atmosphere.  Open until 4:00am 7 days a week. ...
  • J.P. Licks
    About Us For almost 30 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream and other specialties in their ten Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. Locally owned and operated, J.P. Licks has won many awards over the years for their ...
  • John Harvard's Brew House
    For over 20 years John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House’s has brewed and served its own craft beer alongside classic American tavern fare. Over the years John Harvard’s has become a beloved Harvard Square institution. The food, like the beer, ...
  • Legal Sea Foods – Charles Square
    The signature dish at Legal Sea Foods – really fresh fish.   Fish is brain food, so it makes perfect sense that Legal Sea Foods is a popular destination for those in Harvard Square.  Located in the courtyard of the Charles ...
  • Lizzy's Ice Cream
    Way back in 1995, Lizzy’s was founded by Nick Pappas (one of those eccentric corporate world types). In a bout of mid-life crisis, Nick cashed in his chips as a Digital manager—and dove head first into his dream of making ...
  • Midwest Grill
    The Midwest Grill is a Brazilian BBQ, Churrascaria Rodizio restaurant. We have been serving tender, mouth–watering meat, along with delicious seafood and vegetarian dishes since 1993. Eat all you want, enjoy our service and in the evenings, live music. ...
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  • Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
    Mr Bartley´s Gourmet Burgers 7 ounces of choice beef, ground fresh daily. A Boston landmark since 1960 TRAVEL HOLIDAY First-Rate Burger joint in a Pizza Town; Hang out for Harvard Faculty HARVARD LAMPOON Over thirty years service in the Square THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN One of the few places ...
  • Noir
    Food & Wine’s “Best Nightlife”, Noir is a chic, cozy bar serving classic cocktails mixed to perfection, sultry signature drinks and a menu suited for a late afternoon or late night snack.   Designed to reflect the warm, decadent atmosphere of ...
  • Nubar
    Under the glow of a Cambridge landmark and in the heart of Harvard Square, Nubar restaurant and lounge is open at the Sheraton Commander Hotel.  The space has been transformed into a chic neighborhood hangout, servicing locals and out of ...
  • Orinoco: A Latin Kitchen
    Orinoco is inspired by “taguaritas” – rustic inviting family run eateries found along Venezuelan road sides. Our menu includes old family recipes that blend the cuisines and favorite dishes of the Andes and the Caribbean plus specials that take full ...
  • OSUSHI Cambridge
    Centrally located in the heart of Cambridge, OSUSHI offers the citizens of Harvard Square authentic Japanese cuisine. Chef Kenichi Iwaoka's concept is simple, stylish and delicious. OSUSHI's menu, sake list and ambiance are the epitome of both past and contemporary ...
  • Otto
    Otto's features traditional pie, by the slice or whole pie, with a myriad of topping choices and a perfect crust - all for only three dollars a slice. Otto's owners have created almost 30 unique combinations that have become instant ...
  • Panera
    We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are ...
  • Park Restaurant & Bar
    Located in Harvard Square, PARK is a modern neighborhood restaurant/bar designed to suit today’s drinking and dining needs. A place to grab a quick after-work drink or bite, enjoy a leisurely dinner, linger over cocktails, or spend an entire night, ...
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea
    The Peet’s store in Harvard Square features a selection of fresh, deep roasted whole bean coffees and premium, hand-selected teas.  A complete menu of made-to-order beverages as well as coffee and tea-related brewing accessories is also available. ...
  • Pinkberry
    Pinkberry is premium frozen yogurt made with high-quality, fresh ingredients including real nonfat yogurt and nonfat milk that is rBST hormone-free. Each flavor is expertly crafted to complement more than 30 premium toppings including Grade A fruit, cut fresh daily in ...
  • Pinocchio's Pizza
    Noch's has been serving up great pizza and subs to Harvard University students for over 30 years.Come to Pinocchio's and have the best slices of sicilian pizza and mouth-watering steak sandwiches! ...
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
    With one-of-a-kind offerings like Qdoba Signature Burritos, Qdoba won over customers and critics alike. Denver's Gabby Gourmet restaurant critic named Qdoba one of the top 15 inexpensive restaurants in Colorado. And both the Denver Post and Westword named Qdoba "Best ...
  • Red Lentil
    Red Lentil is unique to Watertown and the surrounding area. We provide a warm atmosphere in which to enjoy creative and globally inspired vegetarian and vegan foods. Our aim is to please every customer that walks through our door. Our menu ...
  • Rialto
    James Beard award-winning chef and owner Jody Adams embraces New England ingredients with regional Italian culinary traditions.   Located on the second floor of the Charles Hotel, Rialto is a welcoming gathering place for the community and hotel guests.  Patrons ...
  • Russell House Tavern
    Russell House Tavern is a high-class restaurant conveniently located in Harvard Square. Not only does the restaurant have outstanding food, but also a bar filled with delicious cocktails, beer and wine. It’s an excellent spot to bring a date for ...
  • Sabra Grill
    Ever since Sabra Restaurant opened its doors in 1978, its name has been synonymous with outstanding Middle-Eastern cuisine.  Our commitment to quality has been the corner stone of our success, as we have continually shown that fresh, nutritious gourmet food can be ...
  • Sandrine's Bistro
    A French Master Chef Cooking Right in the Square ?  Yes !   In fact, Master Chef Raymond Ost this year proudly celebrates the 15th anniversary of Sandrine’s, which is named for his daughter, and serves the area’s only menu of French-Alsace ...
  • Shake Shack
    Located in historic Cambridge, Mass., the Harvard Square Shack opened on Thursday, January 2, 2014.  It’s the second Boston-area Shack, but the first to serve our new fresh, hand-cut fries. The menu features all the Shake Shack classics along with ...
  • Shays Pub & Wine Bar
    Shays Pub & Wine Bar has been in Harvard Square since 1984. We have been owner operated since 1992. Our wine and beer selections are fantastic. The atmosphere of our establishment is casual and comfortable. Our menu isn't huge, but ...
  • Spice Thai Cuisine
    Thai fare in a pleasing environment. Quick service delivers specialties to your table like mango curry, drunken noodle,and basil crispy chicken. A reputation for quality and service! ...
  • Starbucks Church Street
    We’re not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. We also offer a selection of premium Tazo® teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. And ...
  • Starbucks Harvard Yard
    In the Heart of The Square! It happens millions of times each week – a customer receives a drink from a Starbucks barista – but each interaction is unique. It’s just a moment in time – just one hand reaching over ...
  • Starbucks JFK Street
    Our coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere. Why do they insist on Starbucks? Because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every ...
  • Subway
    The SUBWAY® restaurant chain is the undisputed leader in the submarine sandwich category serving fresh, great tasting, made-for-you sandwiches and salads, many of which have 6 grams of fat or less. Offering a healthful alternative to traditionally fatty fast food ...
  • Summer Shack Cambridge
    Get messy at Jasper White's Summer Shack all year round! Jasper White, world-renown chef and cookbook author, brings his extensive knowledge of seafood and New England fare to the Summer Shack, nominated by the James Beard Foundation as one of ...
  • Sweet
    Baked fresh daily from the highest quality ingredients, including Callebaut chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, and Bensdorp cocoa, Sweet's scrumptious cupcakes are available in a wide range of flavors to satisfy every Sweet tooth. The Harvard Square location is the perfect ...
  • Takemura Japanese Restaurant
    Takemura, meaning Bamboo Village, is a tradional Japanese restaurant offering a complete menu of sushi, sashimi, maki and your favorite Japanese entrees including agemono, teriyaki, tempura, and nabemono. We also offer traditional Korean barbeque grilled to perfection. ...
  • Tanjore
    Regional Indian Cooking! Visit our website for the full menu: www.tanjoreharvardsq.com ...
  • Tasty Burger
    Tasty Burger is committed to serving the freshest, healthiest, and best tasting beef possible. We have visited the pastures of the family ranches where our cattle graze to get a first hand understanding of where great beef comes from. Our ...
  • Temple Bar
    Located just outside of Harvard Square, Temple Bar is a casually sophisticated neighborhood bistro offering modern American cuisine. Its menu offers seasonally-focused, New England flavors at reasonable prices. Named for the urban district in Dublin popular for its shopping and ...
  • Ten Tables Cambridge
    Long known for its blend of the scholarly and the strange, Cambridge prides itself on its multicultural vitality and as a place where counter-culture thrives. After crossing the Charles River from Boston, you'll sense a combination of youthful spirit and ...
  • The BoatHouse
    The Boathouse serves interesting takes on traditional public house fare. Great local produce, well served. The bar pours provincial ales and lagers, as well as a full complement of sprits. A highlight of our drinks menu is the extensive selection ...
  • The Just Crust
    Rising from the ashes of The Upper Crust, The Just Crust will serve delicious pizzas with the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served by employee owners. For those who care about their food, as well as the people who ...
  • The Maharaja
    The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful park in bustling Harvard Square. ...
  • the red house
    Stargaze from our main dining room through a magnificent mahogany skylight & enjoy wonderful food sourced from our own local farm, a unique atmosphere, and a journey into the past of Old Cambridge. Built c.1802, and used as a residence ...
  • The Sinclair
    The Bowery Presents: Boston and Consulting Chef Michael Schlow are at the helm of The Sinclair, two distinct spaces that house a live-music venue and American kitchen with gastropub influences. Hosting over 200 shows, and open for lunch, dinner and ...
  • Tory Row
     Located on historic Brattle Street, Tory Row is the new focus of Harvard Square. Tory Row was a 1770s name for Brattle Street which was then a home to British loyalists.  Having since cast aside its loyalty to royalty, the ...
  • Toscano
    A stone’s throw from Harvard’s ivied walls, surrounded by the bustling eateries, shops, and confectioners on Brattle Street (once called the King’s Road), Toscano’s second location brings the bright, fresh flavors of Tuscany to historic Cambridge. ...
  • UNO
    Uno's legendary Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza is just the beginning! Our menu has lots of great items like mouthwatering steaks, crisp salads, juicy burgers, sandwiches, flavorful pastas, grilled specialties and tempting cocktails. Open for lunch, dinner and takeout seven ...
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  • Veggie Planet
    Welcome to Veggie Planet in Harvard Square, where we’ve been serving great vegetarian and vegan food since 2001. Specializing in creative, out-of-this-world, meat-free and dairy-free pizzas, we also serve up equally satisfying meals on rice, as well as enticing homemade ...
  • Wagamama
    International noodle restaurant, wagamama is open daily for lunch and dinner. enjoy the restaurants asian inspired menu including a delicious selection of noodle and rice dishes, salads, fresh juices, wines, sake and asian beers. the restaurants modern, lively atmosphere is ...
  • Yogurtland Harvard Square
    At Yogurtland’s self-serve frozen yogurt shops, guests are greeted by a bright, cheerful wall of sweet and tart yogurt flavors and a topping bar filled with healthful and indulgent options. Paying by the ounce, guests can choose among 16 yogurt ...
  • Zinneken's
    Gourmet Belgian waffles bakery in Harvard Square – unique, fast and delicious ! Zinneken's was born from a culinary passion shared by two Belgian friends (Nhon Ma and Bertrand Lempkowicz) who first met in High School in the 90s. Zinneke in ...
  • Zoe's
    Longtime restaurateur, Theophilos Vallas, has brought his kitchen talents from Boston to historic Harvard Square. Zoe's offers a spectacular menu of both Greek and American food in a fun retro atmosphere with breakfast served all day! This quintessential fifties diner ...
 
 

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