Henrietta's Table

4.4
3521 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
"Fresh and Honest" which means fresh from the farm and honest to goodness home cooking.
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New England
16 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch with a fabulous Buffett . There was some thing for everyone. Service was great and plenty of food. Everything was top notch. We will definitely we back .

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New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The quality of the food was really good, but the portions were really small for the price. I typically don't order dessert when I eat out, but if I hadn't in this case I would have left hungry. Entrees don't come with sides included—which means your paying $5 for a small bowl of roasted potatoes after already paying $30+ for an entree.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to meet a friend or colleague for lunch!

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BW
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Went for 6 pm dinner for a special occasion. Cocktails and first and main courses were served quickly, with attentive service. Were surprised that our entrees were served at room temperature, not hot--but they still had good flavor. We were looking forward to ordering coffees and a selection of cheeses, but no one (and I mean NO ONE) came back to clear after the finished entree and ask if we wanted more. By this time, several tables had filled (it was Marathon Monday) and the staff was interacting with other customers. We tried to be patient, but after waiting for 15 minutes, I had to go the greeter's desk and ask the hostess if she could please generate our bill. (We gave up on ordering more.) She cheerfully and quickly did so, bringing it to our table and then returning soon after to process our payment. We were relieved to finally get out, but sad about not finishing with coffee and cheese--nor the special gingerbread pig cookies that are such a treat. Based upon previous dining experiences, though, I still like the restaurant.

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PH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Hadn't been here in a while, and met an out-of-town guest for dinner the night before the Boston Marathon because it seemed like they'd have some healthy food choices. Food was as good as I remembered, but the service on this particular night was poor. It wasn't very crowded, and yet our waiter disappeared for stretches and did not pay much attention to us, so the meal dragged out unpleasantly.

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b
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Menus confusing, service slow. Food okay but not fabulous. I chose it hoping it would be warm enough to sit on the terrace but it wasn't.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good location, great sandwiches

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TT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A bit crowded and noisy - food and service are good to very good. Carpeting instead of tile floors would help reduce very loud background noise. Also spreading out tables a bit to reduce crowding.

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MS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henrietta’s is my favorite restaurant and we were not disappointed last night. The three of us each chose something different and all the dinners were delicious. It was a birthday dinner for my husband and our friend. We agreed Henrietta’s was “over the top” when the staff sang to them with our dessert.

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DH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for brunch! Highly recommend as a option for Sunday brunch with family or friends.

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SM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Over-rated spot. Not worth it.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. Food is excellent. Service wonderful. A lovely way to spend an afternoon with friends and loved one!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Henrietta's Table is in a beautiful location. It's sunny with large windows and is very relaxing and comfortable. The food is only okay at best. The lunch portions are tiny. The prices are very high. Fish and brisket were both very dry. Three small slices of brisket, scoop of mash, and collards for $19. The collard greens were the best thing there, aside from the company. Would only go back for the company, and not the food.

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JS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The food is wildly overpriced and mediocre. I found very little on the menu that was unusual or appetizing. The entree is a la carte and the sides are extra. For example, I ordered the glazed duck for $29, which appeared on a plate with sauce and nothing else. We then ordered squash and wilted greens for a cost of $10. The waiter was not knowledgeable about the food or the ingredients. He was very rushed. The desert, chocolate bread pudding, was too dry. It’s conveniently located if you are in Harvard Square, there’s parking nearby, and it’s not hard to get a table. But there are far better places nearby.

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C
New England
39 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henrietta's Table never fails! Beautiful food, great vibe, and the old-fashioned was pretty great, too. Thanks, as always, for a wonderful experience.

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AN
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Terrific bright, airy atmosphere. Nice service. Get one of the biscuits. They're great.

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DW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it. The ambiance was a cute, elegant country style mixed with an upscale 5-star restaurant.

Seeing the men in their professorial expensive tweed coats, the women donning their stylish Michelle Obama influence JCrew spring dresses, the average guest seamed primarily associated with the university and appeared to be on the higher rung of the socio-economic scale.

I enjoyed Henrietta's 2 Course Yard Sale special with included the Fried 21st Century Tofu and the Roasted Cauliflower Romanesco. It was beautifully paired with a nice red, which was suggested by our waiter.

The Tofu was slightly spicy and peppery, but was nicely complemented with the cauliflower. It definitely was more than enough to satisfy my appetite, and I especially loved dunking the accompanying bread in the sauce.

I'd recommend it to anyone on a generous budget, but maybe not for the average undergraduate/graduate student stipend.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I return to Henrietta’s table for my 20th anniversary because we have eaten there 20 years ago on our first date the food was excellent the atmosphere was great we were disappointed in the service because the server did not know the menu well and instructed us that the price on the menu for wine was the bottle and when we receive the bill it was actually for the glass we had ordered a bottle and it end up being an $80 bottle of wine when the menu indicated it was 18 and the server did not know the manager refused to adjust the price. so because it was our anniversary we paid the bill and left not to ruin our evening I wrote a note on the receipt to indicate the situation but as of yet no response or feedback from Henrietta‘s table.

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s
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My family and I had a lovely time. We really enjoyed brunch. We will be back!!! With family, and friends.... it was outstanding.

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NB
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Atmosphere was pleasant, staff were friendly but it was far too busy to be enjoyable. We went for Sunday brunch (buffet). Queues for the buffet were very long and winding around the tables where people were eating. After queuing 10/15 minutes I didn’t want to queue again for more. Food quality was mixed but items were frequently replaced. We paid just under $130 for 2 people including tax/tip and I didn’t feel it was worthwhile

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CK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great for adults and children, healthy and not-so choices for all tastes, service is very good, tables are a bit tightly packed. It could benefit from some music

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w
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday brunch buffet had great choices from en croute pate to raw bar to cheeses to made to order omelets will please any palate. Dessert buffet was slightly disappointing...beautifully created but a little too sweet.
Not rushed out was a great perk.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice! I recommend this for locally sourced American dining. Pricey, but understandably so.

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c
New England
44 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was very spotty; servers were confused as to who was actually assigned to our table.

Pot roast was quite dry. Desserts were delicious.

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H
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the crab cakes and my husband had duck. Both were delicious.

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NL
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Haven't been to Henrietta's Table in a number of years. This visit was a bust. I was delivered a meal I did not order, after which the waiter argued with me about that. When the correct order was delivered, much of the fish was raw and inedible. It took a lot of convincing the manager to get those mistakes off of our bill. Don't think we'll be returning...

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Z
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Great ingredients! But preparations are poor. I had a pork chop with cold apple sauce! It doesn't make sense to me. Main dishes don't come with any vegetables on plate!

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Henrietta's is my mother's favorite restaurant. We celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday night. We had an extra person in our party, 8 to 9 people and the staff accommodated us, making us very comfortable. The food was wonderful as always and the service great! Our server brought my moms dessert to our table with a lit candle, she loved it! We hope to celebrate moms birthday at Henrietta's next year.

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SD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We liked everything a lot. The food was delicious. But under my request, the host told me they would be coming with dessert to congratulate my husband for his retirement and they never did. What a disappointment!

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We at at Henrietta's Table before going to the Regatta Bar. It was early (6pm), so not crowded. We found the atmosphere pleasant and wait staff very attentive. I had the pot roast and it was delicious and very tender. My husband and friend each had the corn chowder and they found it lacking the rich, creamy consistency they were hoping for. All in all very good, and we will go back.

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SR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not bad, but a very limited and uninteresting wine list. Only American wines, just way behind where wine tastes (including mine) are today.

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L
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent. Food was good. Nice fruit dish. Nothing out of the ordinary. Standard bacon and egg. Might consider different options to put it au goût du jour.

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MY
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I would recommend Henrietta's Table to a friend because the food is good, but if that friend were planning to attend a 7:30 jazz performance at the Regattabar, I would say the service is terrible even with a 6:00 reservation. After the waiter took our drink order, we waited 15 minutes only to learn that the bar had run out of the bourbon we had ordered and we therefore had to place another drink order. Then we waited for our appetizer, and once that came, we quickly placed our dinner orders so as not to lose anymore time. Same with dessert. This has happened repeatedly at Henrietta's Table. Good food, bad service. We go to the Regattabar regularly, so the restaurant is convenient, but should one worry about being late for a performance when the club is in the same building?

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice relaxed atmosphere, interesting food choices and convenient for the Regattabar

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MS
New England
164 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We almost always have a wonderful dining experience here. On this occasion, we wanted to spend a little time to enjoy drinks and talk before dinner, and the server was very pleasant, and timed her intermittent appearances at the table well. Our four dinners were excellent. This is a go-to place in Cambridge.

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GB
New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Henrietta's Table was my wife's first choice to celebrate her birthday. She loves the selection and service provided. Plus, she sees it as a friendly place to educate her "foody" grandchildren in the variety that life has to offer. It did not disappoint. From the introductory cock- and mock-tails, to excellently prepared seafoods, through cheeses and pastries, salads, and brunch to the rich and varied desserts, it was a lovely and relaxed way to spend a Sunday together.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We came to our table and found a stale (eggy) smell, thought it was from meat or cheese from another table but seemed like it was from the table cloth or the plates. Service and food was ok. Entrees do not have sides but have a big portion of protein so it seems pricey. I wish they had regular portions of protein and sides rather than ordering that separately. Decent experience but I wont go again.

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M
New England
47 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

We have been coming to Henrietta's for many years and have always enjoyed it, enjoying the fresh ingredients and classic American menu. But our dinners last Saturday night were really poor. Even the sides were wrong: the Brussel sprouts were over-cooked and the squash was undercooked. The salmon was almost raw and my husband's pork chop was dry and tough. The noise level was horrible; we had to shout at each other all evening. We were very disappointed. We did not want to complain and ruin the visit with an old friend we had not seen a while. The service was fine, but could not make up for the unsatisfactory food and intolerable noise level.

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A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food presentation (1 small piece of fish on a large plate), no veg or starch unless ordered for more $.
$18 for 1 piece of fish is crazy. Will not be returning

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SR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Henrietta's Table has a relaxed atmosphere, is always a calm refuge in the midst of Cambridge's Harvard Square. The food is simple and superb, the best of good American fare. The portions are just the right size, meals are beautifully presented, and the desserts are to die for.

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