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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
We ordered a few apps and mains; none were especially good, with fish dishes actually bad.
Great dinner, good service. Friendly staff
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.
The Rin Eye steak was amazing. Well cooked. Zuchinni fritters were delicious too. Great cocktails as well
The food was delicious. Nothing was very new, but it was all executed perfectly! Ambience is incredible by the water / bridge.
Outdoor patio is amazing. Safe distanced tables. Food and drinks are very very good. Service is excellent!
Great outdoor dining venue. Try to sit on the southeast side, away from the Zakim Bridge background noise
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!!
Dining out during Covid hasn’t been easy but Alcove was wonderful! Perfect dining experience with an incredible view of Boston!
Alcove is doing this whole outdoor thing right. Lobster roll was great, prices are moderate. Server was fantastic.
Appetizers were a terrible value and cold. Service was mediocre.
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.
Lovely patio - lots of space between tables. Food is delicious as always. Wait staff are excellent. Fun vibe.
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!
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!
I love the in season ingredients and unique combinations in the food. Great service and ambiance.
Great atmosphere, good cocktails, food is not very good.
The food was very good but the sun was pretty challenging. I think the best idea would
Good food, half chicken was awesome, great view, excellent service, and superb adherence to the state guidelines for Covid 19...felt very safe.
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.
We had such an amazing time! The patio is beautiful! Oysters were amazing, wine was delicious, can’t wait to go back!
Great food with a great view. The service was great and we sat exactly when our reservation was made for !
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!
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.
Alcove is awesome. Great view. Great food. Great Staff.
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!
Nice outdoor experience. Food was good and reasonable and service was great! We felt very comfortable dining.
Service was great, a little nervous about being seated close to other patrons. Food was delicious. Overall a rare treat from quarantine!
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.
Very fun and easy
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.
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.
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.
Great food. Great patio. Beautiful setting on the wharf.
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.
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! ❤️
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!
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.
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!
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.