Henrietta's Table

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"Fresh and Honest" which means fresh from the farm and honest to goodness home cooking.
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service and nice atmosphere. Except for being a bit on the noisy side I highly recommend this restaurant.

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BT
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had what you could call “ the bums rush”. Had an early reservation for dinner & it was not really busy . Sat down & ordered salad & soup & drinks. Had to ask for bread when we saw other tables had it. Then our meals came immediately after a last bite of soup & salad & we felt very rushed . Told them to take the food back we were not in a rush .. of course then our meals were barely warm when they came . Brought the check as soon as we ate. Again we felt rushed. Did order coffee but no dessert as we did not want to be rushed again . Wanted a second cup of coffee & no one came back . Sat at 6:10 pm & were in the car by barely an a hour later.

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MM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Hennrieta’s Table Saturday Brunch was delicious and pleasing to all 5 at our table. I had reviewed the menu and prices before we booked the reservation and it was a bit difficult to locate in the street. The menu was varied but enough breakfast entrees to satisfy us. The food was prepared as stated and delivered hot and all at the same time. A bread basket arrives before your meal with a selection of scrumptious assortments of slices. I asked the waiter for a refill on the basket as we ate our meal and we consumed it all again. Service was non invasive and attentive . My family was very happy with my choice of this restaurant and will return.

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BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good but overpriced

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OT
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food; moderate noise level. Not a romantic place but pleasant.

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DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already have recommended it to folks. Everything was wonderful. I’ll be back.

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GR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint and lovely. An excellent spot in the heart of Harvard Square.

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MN
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service - it was a little noisy but that would be true at any busy restaurant.

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch yesterday. The food was outstanding. We especially enjoyed the pate, which was HUGE. Service was great, atmosphere was great, and we loved that everything was locally sourced and farm to table, especially all of the wines being from the US. Will definitely be back!

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JD
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Hi, I come to HT regularly and generally don't have any complaints--the food is always outstanding! However, I ordered the wilted greens, which I thought seemed a bit dry. An additional complaint was that my co-worker and I only had one hour for lunch, and after arriving for a 1:00PM reservation, we did not get our food until about 1:40, so we had to eat really fast! This generally doesn't happen at your restaurant, so I really don't like complaining. My co-workers Yankee pot roast was stellar, as usual. Thank you.

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LC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious! A couple tiny missteps with service, i.e. drinks took a while to come out and there was an error on the bill, but those small things pale in comparison to the delicious food and overall great experience.

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DO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I have always had mixed feelings about Henrietta's Table and find the food uneven, but it's generally a comfortable and enjoyable place. I would recommend it, with some reservations. We got there for dinner on a Sunday a few minutes before it was officially open. We were seated right away and were brought drink menus, and water was poured. The waitress explained that it was Restaurant Week, and that we could get a great $33 deal that included a starter, entree and dessert, all chosen by us. Sounded great to us! It was a very good deal, but we had mixed reviews on the food: a starter of crab and corn soup tasted flat. A chicken liver pate was delicious, but the serving portion was enough for several meals. Entrees: a striped bass from the specials menu was tasty, but its creamy sauce was sweet--an odd combination with the fish. Prime rib was good. Desserts (chocolate bread pudding, mixed berry pie, Taza chocolate ice cream) were the best part of the meal; hats off to the pastry chef for the pie. Ambiance: for about 15-20 minutes, bread was being sliced on a very noisy slicing machine in an open kitchen area, making conversation challenging. Overall thumbs up.

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

WE had a nice seat in a quieter space in the back section of the restaurant surrounding a paved courtyard.
The service was good and extremely accommodating.
Portions and wine are sizable with basic food choices.
Thank you for a nice experience.

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j
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived at 5:30 (in fact a bit early) and our large table was complete by about 5:45. We needed to be done close to 7 PM to attend a jazz concert at the hotel. Wine came promptly but our order was NOT TAKEN until 6:30 PM and the food arrived at 6:50 PM. We were told that we could only order one course and/or both courses would come together in order to be one in time. Totally unacceptable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fast service

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R
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for DineBoston and each of us could create our own prix-fixe menu of starter/entree/dessert from ALL the choices on the regular menu!!
Everything was perfectly prepared and even more delicious than the description.
The entire staff “colluded” in bringing us ideal service. A delightful meal and, even if we had paid full price, a great deal.
Dime Boston goes on this week and next. For $33, unbelievable!

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JD
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I lunch at HT about once a month with my cousin--we have been patrons for years. The food is always outstanding (I hem and haw but always end up getting the yankee pot roast...) and the services is always friendly and very professional. I will continue to lunch at HT!

Thank you.

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

The food and service is consistently good at Henrietta's Table. I also like the delicious, healthy, vegetarian options.

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W
New England
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good spot for fresh food, competently served. The daily quiche is a treat and the salads are a meal in themselves.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They invented farm to fork. The only thing is that food arrived cold. Menu is diverse and uses well flavored quality ingedients

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SK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The best things about Henrietta's Table are that it is convenient to Harvard Square (pricey parking is right downstairs in the hotel), and it has very tasty bread. After that, there's not much to recommend it - the menu hasn't changed in years, and features uninspired, bland, overpriced dishes. Often the service is good, but this time it was slow and the servers seemed as tired as the menu. We've been coming here for years just because it's easy, but as we left we all made ourselves promise not to waste our money again. It's worth taking a little more trouble to explore the other much more interesting venues the Square has to offer.

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d
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a lovely eating experience! Excellent menu and the quiche was the best i ever had! Delcious!

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M
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service. Particularly value their organic food and simplicity. I have food restrictions and they do such a great job. Noise level could be lower but this pls e is one of our go-tos. Diverse crowd.

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AB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food was on point as usual. Love coming to the Charles hotel and this restaurant makes the stay even better.

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PC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my go to place in Harvard Square. The are first rate on all dimensions and at reasonable prices.

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K
New England
35 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to dinner here with my husband food was over all good. It’s nothing special but we like the location.

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OT
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Henrietta's Table has been a staple for out family and I always enjoy it. We always look forward to it.

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SK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service; they got us in and out quickly so that we could go to the show that followed; the food was very good and well presented

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N
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

i like the ambience . the food was ok - tho the poached eggs were a bit overdone. the wait stuff can be impatient when you;re ordering, which is off-putting. and the plate they brought me wasnt quite what i'd ordered! but i will go back - just hoping that this doesnt become the norm.

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MS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service. A Cambridge gem.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just after work dinner, always a nice experience at Henrietta’s Table.

The were uniformly helpful and honored my request for a quiet table; I am hard of hearing.

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g
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for a group coming to celebrate a birthday. We had a comfortable table in the corner of the room. Service was attentive and gave us a good, relaxed pace for the meal, Including a pause for our gift giving before presenting, with candles and song, a custom cake we had brought for the guest of honor. The server then took the cake away and brought it back with slices and ice cream added for each member of our party. Of course the food was of the usual high quality for this restaurant.

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R
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy place for breakfast or lunch in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge. Excellent service and delicious food. Will visit again.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The salmon was soggy. The side of roasted potatoes for $5 was very small in size. The amount of food you got for the price was not substantial. Very disappointing. We got there for an early 5:30 reservation on a Sunday night. The restaurant had only one table occupied which included a small toddler and cranky baby. To our surprise we were seated right beside the loud toddler . We asked to move to the other side of the room. It’s just common sense not to seat 3 adults beside loud kids when the restaurant is empty. Disappointing experience. I left still hungry.

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FD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was superb as was the service.

I think next time I will opt for a later time as it was pretty noisy at 1 PM.

I had been concerned about where to park. I called the garage under the hotel several times and got a recording that they would return my call, but never did. I would think that the garage would give you more than a $2 discount stamp, though. Also, there was no parking attendant at the cashier location. We had to wait a few minutes for her to return so that we could pay and leave the garage.

I enjoyed all the foods that I tried--there were so many. Although, I was pleased with so many, maybe if you had fewer items, you could lower the price of the buffet. I would come more often if it were less expensive.

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BV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to meet friends for a leisurely Saturday lunch. Attentive service and excellent food. One of our friends is in a wheelchair and it is accessible and comfortable place for her.

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L
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Disappointing. Uninspired. Blase tired service

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M
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant to go to before a Regattabar show. Nice ambience. Cool bar. It is busy on the nights of a show. We did have reservations @ 6 and they did take us right away. The Pot roast was delicious & you could cut it with your fork. Would definitely go back.

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A
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

especially for the price, the three of us were exceptionally disappointed with our experience at Henrietta's table. The restaurant has long out run it's reputation. The fish was horrible... the vegetables were plain -totally uninspired. Service was very slow without a smile and it was really noisy. All in all one of the worse dining experiences I've had in awhile

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j
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I have been to Henrrietta's Table many times for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I would give 5-stars for my experience on very likely every one of those occasions. My experience on February 14 for dinner left a lot to be desired. The food was overcooked and hence dry and difficult to eat. The service seemed disorganized----we were waited upon by 3 or 4 different individuals. I will most certainly return because I know that Henrietta's Table will perform much better than it did on this one occasion.

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