Alden & Harlow

Modern American

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Overview

Expect locally-sourced, New American comfort food at Alden & Harlow, a buzzy neighborhood spot in Harvard Square featuring subway-tiled walls, exposed wood beams and views of the lively open kitchen. Dish highlights include crispy pork belly with Anson Mills grits, kale and fennel salad tossed with a creamy pistachio dressing or the crowd-favorite daily-changing “secret” burger on a housemade bun. The bar pours craft beers and cocktails like the Stone Ground (rye, bitters, absinthe, Allspice Dram).

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Accolades

  • Best Restaurants in Boston 2016 - Boston Magazine
  • The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Boston 2015 - Zagat
  • The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston 2014 - Boston Magazine
  • Best of Boston: Best New Restaurant 2014 - Boston Magazine
  • Boston Restaurant Awards Restaurant of the Year 2014 - Boston Globe
  • America's Best New Restaurants: Top 50 2014 - Bon Appetit
  • 10 Must-Have Burgers of 2014 - Food & Wine
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Alden & Harlow

Dinner

Snacks

  • Fried Cauliflower Pickles Golden Raisin Crema, Ras al Hanout
  • Verrill Farm Corn & Cheese Fritter Charred Scallion Aioli
  • Chips & Three-Onion Dip
  • Shaved Cucumber Salted Onions & Cherry Tomatoes, Ranch Croutons
  • Heirloom Eggs House Pickles, Walnut, Crispy Boquerones
  • Blistered Cherry Tomato Toast Burrata, Garlic Chips, Tomato Leaf Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Eggplant & Kale Dip Smoked Pine Nut, Calabrian Chili, Lentil Crackers

Main

  • Grilled Local New Potatoes Smoked Egg Aioli, Horseradish, Cipollini & Pepper Caponata
    $13.00
  • Ubiquitous Kale Salad Creamy Pistachio Dressing, Honey & Fennel
    $12.00
  • Dressed Oysters Pickled Fennel & Shallot, Farm Melon, Tarragon
    $12.00
  • Grilled & Smoked Carrots Almond Butter & Crumble, Vinegar Roasted Pears
    $14.00
  • Charred Broccoli Butternut Squash Hummus, Bianco Sardo & Cashew
    $13.00
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad Anchovy & Mustard Aioli, Fried Bread, Basil
    $14.00
  • Blistered Shishitos Grilled Haloumi, Pickled Eggplant, Spicy Honey & Sunflower Vin
    $15.00
  • Chicken Liver Pate Pickled Squash, Apple, Walnut, Salt & Vinegar Chicken Skins
    $14.00
  • Pickled Verrill Farm Corn Pancakes Buttermilk, Maple, Shishito
    $15.00
  • Wellfleet Countneck Clams Smoked Pig's Tail, Parsley & Chili Toast
    $16.00
  • Merguez Tortellini Fairytale Eggplant, Roasted Tomato Sugo, Pine Nuts, Pecorino
    $17.00
  • Parsley Bigoli Corn Crema & Kernels, Benton's Bacon, Lobster Mushrooms, Red Scallions
    $17.00
  • Chicken Fried Local Rabbit Celery, Apple, Blue Cheese, Chili Oil
    $15.00
  • Eggplant a La Plancha Smoked Peanuts & Tahini, Ricotta Salata, Jalapeno Seeds
    $13.00
  • Grilled Bluefish Celery Root, Remoulade, Pickled Green Tomatoes
    $17.00
  • Raw Pumpkin Salad Jalapeno, Cotija Cheese, Pepitas, Lime & Basil
    $13.00
  • Warm Smoked Lamb's Breast Grilled Sunflower Bulbs, Pickled Lemon, Farm Pepper Relish
    $17.00
  • Charcoal Grilled Duck Hearts Bianco Sardo Aioli, Orange, Cherry Pepper Oil, Fennel & Pollen
    $16.00
  • Creekstone Farms New York Strip Grilled Little Gems, Hakurei Turnips, Bernaise, Herb Vin
    8oz $26.00
    14oz $44.00
  • Smoked Arrowhead Cabbage Maitake & Benton's Bacon Vin, Onion & Rye Crisps, Yogurt
    $15.00
  • Secret Burger (limited availability) Our 8oz House Creekstone Grind, Your Faith, House Made Roll
    $16.00
  • Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly Smoked Anson Mills Grits, Peach & Pickled Shallot Mostarda
    $16.00

Brunch

Main

  • Ubiquitous Kale Salad Shaved Fennel, Pistachio & Lemon
    $8.00
  • Seasonal Panzanella Root Vegetables & Pickles, Haloumi, Oregano Chimichurri
    $13.00
  • Croissant Pain Perdu Peach Preserves, Maple, Whipped Honey Labneh
    $15.00
  • Heirloom Tomato Salad Anchovy & Mustard Aioli, Fried Bread, Basil
    $14.00
  • Pickled Corn Pancakes Strawberries, Buttermilk Crema, Mint
    $14.00
  • Dave's Sausage & Potato Skillet Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Sauce, Garlic Crumbs
    $11.00
  • Kale Toasts Anchovy Aioli, Fried Eggs, Benton's Bacon
    $13.00
  • Warm Quinoa Tomato Leaf Salsa Verde, Summer Vegetables, Smoked Ricotta Salata, Poached Egg
    $14.00
  • Croissant Toad In the Hole Slow Poached Egg, Benton's Jam, Redeye Gravy
    $12.00
  • Bacon & Egg Sandwich Parker House Roll, Cheddar Aioli, Pickled Green Tomato
    $14.00
  • Soft Scrambled Eggs Charred Greens, Hillman Farm Chevre
    $12.00
  • Hickory Smoked Pigs' Tails Maple Glazed, Soft Poached Egg, Cheese Crisps, Grits
    $16.00
  • Classic Secret Burger Our 8oz. House Creekstone Grind, Your Faith, House Made Roll
    $15.00
  • Smoked Bluefish Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette, Chive Labne, Everything Gremolata
    $13.00
  • Avocado Toast Pekeytoe Crab, Pickled Asparagus, Poached Egg
    $17.00

Sides

  • Cheesy Smoked Grits
  • Benton's Bacon
  • Torched Fruit
  • Cinnamon Roll
  • Ellen's Berry Buckle

Cocktails

  • Sparkler of the Moment Ask Your Server!
  • Monday Morning Fernet Branca, Pineapple, Lime & OJ, Absinthe
  • Slow and Steady Pimms, Tequila, Grenadine, Lime & AH Ginger Beer
  • A&H Szechuan Bloody Mary Spicy, Savory & Necessary. Choose your spirit!

Desserts

Desserts

  • Sweet Corn Spooncake Black Raspberry Mousse, Hazelnuts, Pink Peppercorn Honey
    $9.00
  • Smoked Chocolate Bread Pudding Jacobsen Salt Ice Cream
    $9.00
  • Pistachio Cake Sweet Ricotta, Chocolate Ganache, Local Strawberries
    $9.00
  • Single Composed Cheese Selection
    $11.00

Drinks

Cocktails

  • On Site Unseen Barrel Aged AHquavit & House Sweet Vermouth, Green Chartreuse, Bitters
    $14.00
  • Summer Smoke Tomato Leaf/Basil Mezcal, Ardbeg, Creme Yvette, Yellow Chartreuse, Bitters
    $18.00
  • South by Southeast Lime Leaf Infused Cachaca, Dry Curacao, Dry Vermouth & Galliano
    $12.00
  • The Brittle Truth Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, Toasted Sesame, Green Chartreuse & Leopold Aperitivo
    $12.00
  • Plum Tuckered Plum-Infused Pisco, French Gin, Tarragon, Cacao, Bitters & Absinthe
    $12.00
  • Quick Fix Rye Whiskey, Pineapple, Clove, Lime & Absinthe
    $12.00
  • The Concord Local Privateer Silver Rum, Cantaloupe Shrub, Dry Curacao & Lime
    $12.00
  • Southsidle Gin, Peruvian Black Mint, Demerara, Lemon & Egg White
    $12.00
  • Heir Appearant Japanese Whiskey, Pear, Cinnamon, Suze, Lemon & Angostura
    $12.00
  • Last of Summer Reyka Vodka, Cucumber, Coriander, Aperol & Lemon
    $12.00
  • Paper Mache Bourbon, Leopold Aperitivo, AH Bitter, Brown Sugar, Lemon
    $12.00
  • Lowland Heat Scotch, Serrano, Chive, Lime, Mole Bitters & House Falernum
    $12.00

On Draft

  • Ah House Bitter Alpine Style Amaro
    $8.00

Beer

Draft

  • Queen City South End Lager
    $7.00
  • Hermit Thrush Supah Funk #5
    $10.00
  • Oxbow Crossfade
    $12.00
  • Grimm Frou-frou IPA
    $12.00
  • Ayinger Oktober Fest
    $9.00
  • Rotating Dark

Bottles

  • Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, GER
    $7.00
  • Bantam Wunderkind Cider, MA
    $8.00
  • Victory Prima Pils, PA
    $7.00
  • Firestone Walker Pivo Pils, CA
    $8.00
  • Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen, GER
    $8.00
  • Anderson Valley Amber Ale, CA
    $7.00
  • Petrus Sour Aged Pale Ale, BEL
    $13.00
  • Against the Grain Sho Nuff, KY
    $10.00
  • Saison Dupont, BEL
    $14.00
  • Kulmbacher "Ice Bock," GER
    $9.00
  • Aventinus Wheat Doppelbock, GER
    $15.00
  • 14th Star Tribute Dbl IPA (16 Oz)
    $12.00
  • Revolution Citra Hero IPA
    $9.00
  • Dark Horse Crooked Tree Ipa, MI
    $9.00
  • Dogfish Head Oak Aged IPA, DE
    $13.00
  • Baxter Bootleg Dipa (16 Oz), ME
    $12.00
  • Westmalle Tripel, BEL
    $16.00
  • Mystic Day of Doom Quad (375 ml), MA
    $20.00
  • Ipswich Stout, MA
    $7.00
  • New Holland Bourbon Barrel Stout
    $14.00

Limited Availability

  • Birrificio Baladin Isaac, Chamomile Wheat Ale, Piozzo, Italy
    $18.00
  • Birrificio Del Ducato, Nuova Mattina Farmhouse Ale, IT
    $22.00
  • Transmitter Brewing W4, Dry-Hopped Gose, NY
    $40.00
  • The Bruery Humulus Terreux, Hoppy American Wilde Ale, CA
    $40.00
  • Nogne- O Porter, Porter, Norway
    $28.00
  • Port Old Viscosity, Oak-aged Dark Ale, CA
    $22.00

Wine

Sparkling / Glass

  • 13 "Sparklehorse", Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa
    $14.00
  • NV Jansz, Pinot Noir Blend, Pipers River, Tasmania
    $15.00
  • NV Mosse "Moussamoussettes," Gamay/Grolleau Noir Blend, Anjou, Loire, France
    $15.00

White / Glass

  • 15 Abbazia di Novella, Kerner, Alto Adige, Italy
    $12.00
  • 13 Can Rafols dels Caus, "Terraprima", Xarel-lo/Riesling, Penedes, Spain
    $13.00
  • 15 Filipa Pato, Bical/Arinto, Bieras, Portugal
    $12.00
  • 14 Richou, "Rogeries", Chenin Blanc, Anjou, Loire, France
    $15.00
  • 14 Lavernette, Chardonnay, Beaujolais, France
    $15.00

Red / Glass

  • 14 Pierreux, Gamay, Brouilly, France
    $12.00
  • 12 Valenti, "Norma," Nerello Mascalese Blend, Etna, Sicily, Italy
    $13.00
  • 14 Forlorn Hope "Suspiro del Moro" Alvarelhao, Alta Mesa, California
    $14.00
  • 14 Noblaie, "Chiens-Chiens", Cabernet Franc, Chinon, Loire, France
    $13.00
  • 14 Paul Barre, "Leeloo", Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
    $15.00

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Details
  • Price Range: $$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Neighborhood Feel, Rustic, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Groups, Hot Spot
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 864-2100
  • Private Dining Room: No