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Alcove

4.6
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686 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A welcoming neighborhood restaurant on the edge of Boston’s West End, Alcove is filled with comfortable American fare and great cocktails from hospitality veteran Tom Schlesinger-Guidelli. Located on the water and with spectacular views of the Zakim Bridge!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 686 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
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4.6
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience4

We ordered a few apps and mains; none were especially good, with fish dishes actually bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, good service. Friendly staff

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JessicaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was mediocre and the service was perfectly nice but very slow.
The ambiance is beautiful outside on the patio but the noise from the highway combined with the restaurant play list almost drowned out our conversation.
We had the salmon poke which was more about the overly strong and spicy tomato sauce and less about the fish. The lobster roll was just ok and served with potato chips (odd) .
The blueberry buckle was nothing special although they gave us a big serving. Even the cappuccino was blah.

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Zack
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Rin Eye steak was amazing. Well cooked. Zuchinni fritters were delicious too. Great cocktails as well

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Nothing was very new, but it was all executed perfectly! Ambience is incredible by the water / bridge.

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KathyC
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is amazing. Safe distanced tables. Food and drinks are very very good. Service is excellent!

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vipPamI
New England
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining venue. Try to sit on the southeast side, away from the Zakim Bridge background noise

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible! I got a house salad appetizer which was so fresh and delicious and then for my main I got the striped bass which was phenomenal. Not fishy at all and the eggplant carbonara was to die for. So much flavor and so filling! 10/10!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining out during Covid hasn’t been easy but Alcove was wonderful! Perfect dining experience with an incredible view of Boston!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove is doing this whole outdoor thing right. Lobster roll was great, prices are moderate. Server was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Appetizers were a terrible value and cold. Service was mediocre.

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MaryP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fantastic, slight variations of so many items made the food different and trendy. The waitstaff was very attentive. my husband and I enjoy sharing dishes and they were beyond accommodating regarding this. Blueberry cobbler and lemon thyme ice cream amazing ending.

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vipmellen
New England
83 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio - lots of space between tables. Food is delicious as always. Wait staff are excellent. Fun vibe.

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vipfishlover
New England
55 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove is our go to place. For a few hours we forgot the pandemic, enjoyed delicious food, special wines, and good conversation. Highly recommend to all. Keep doing what you are doing, and THANK YOU!

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MicheleQ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live 8 miles north of Boston and the drive in is an easy commute. Valet parking garage on Beverly Street, then a short walk to Lovejoy Wharf. Outside dining tables were thoughtfully separated, service was excellent, food was fabulous!

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SaraN
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the in season ingredients and unique combinations in the food. Great service and ambiance.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, good cocktails, food is not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good but the sun was pretty challenging. I think the best idea would

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Bode
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food, half chicken was awesome, great view, excellent service, and superb adherence to the state guidelines for Covid 19...felt very safe.

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vipJudith
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love this restaurant, for the unparalleled view of the Zakim Bridge, the wonderful host and servers, and thoughtful socially distanced tables. This is the only restaurant in Boston which takes us away, to the country, away from these perilous times. Delicious food, changing menu, impeccable service. Thank you, Alcove, for this treasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing time! The patio is beautiful! Oysters were amazing, wine was delicious, can’t wait to go back!

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vipAnnieB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a great view. The service was great and we sat exactly when our reservation was made for !

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vipcharcityguy
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is a great place for a casual dinner. It has a large outdoor seating area with a very nice view. I would return for another burger and the view - they were great!

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annm
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Alcove many times, but this was my first time since the pandemic and the reopening of restaurants. The outdoor table area on the patio was enlarged to accommodate many diners. The atmosphere was truly amazing with the view of Lovejoy Wharf and the Bunker Hill Zakim Bridge. It was a very good vibe, but the place and staff made us feel very safe. The food as always was so good! I had the impossible burger which was the best one I have ever had. We shared a bottle of rose and our server was wonderful. I truly love this place and that is why I would highly recommend it and why I will be back again.

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vipKBReviewer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove is awesome. Great view. Great food. Great Staff.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on a Saturday night. We arrived a few minutes early and didn't have to wait long before being seated. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. We each had a lobster roll which was great! The outdoor seating was spectacular and clean. Will be making this a regular spot on the rotation. Thanks!

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vipElissaF
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor experience. Food was good and reasonable and service was great! We felt very comfortable dining.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, a little nervous about being seated close to other patrons. Food was delicious. Overall a rare treat from quarantine!

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imaneater
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleased for my first Covid outing. Patio area was spacious and pleasant. Felt perfectly safe. Servers were all masked. Protocols were well followed. It was a busy Friday night. The only hiccup was being a little slow on water service, but I give the servers kudos for getting back at it.
The food was very good. Tasted good and served hot. Views are spectacular. A little noisy from the Zakim bridge, but didn't impair conversation at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and easy

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vipErinC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alcove never disappoints! The SAFE patio gave us a peace of mind to dine out for the first time since March. The staff was attentive and wearing PPE. We enjoyed the food, drinks, and sunset! A great place for apps! We will be back soon.

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NicoleZ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Restaurant has a great patio and service, however my review is low because my entree was terrible. After having great appetizers I was looking forward to a great tasting steak, but my piece was extremely chewy and cooked rare vs medium I had asked for. For $35 I expected this steak to be much better than it was. After this experience I would never order the steak again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It was a decent enough experience. We weren’t drinking so the servers didn’t really care to attend to us. Food was mediocre at best. But it’s not a bad place to hang out.

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LanaP
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great patio. Beautiful setting on the wharf.

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vipJulianneR
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely fantastic night! It was great to catch up with friends given the ambiance, perfectly made cocktails and delicious food. Service was on point with informative food descriptions and professional wine service. We felt completely attended to.

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vipSkiandRowMom
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time to The Alcove and it didn’t disappoint! Last dinner was on Christmas Eve with my family and it was wonderful, with great food, friendly waitstaff and an amazing view! The outdoor area is beautiful, again with a great view! The hostess and waitstaff were very attentive and careful during Phase 3. Food was delicious! We will definitely be back! ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the West End, one of the best downtown Boston, and easily the best patio in the city. Chicken, red meat, fish, veg options are all amazing and the team is always trying new food and drink concepts!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Everything was good, only thing that was stand out is the patio seating FELT VERY SAFE- staff appeared to be following strict cleanliness guidelines and the patio seating was well spaced and open air.

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vipboston
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job by Alcove for creating a wonderful and safe patio to enjoy their delicious food and cocktails. We were there to see the spectacular sunset over the zakim bridge. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Alcove does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Toast. Alcove also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 248-0050.

Alcove is rated 4.6 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

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