Our server, Emma, was outstanding! She was friendly but not obtrusive; she made great drink and food recommendations and at no time did she make us feel like she was too busy to make sure we were happy with everything. She really made our night. In hindsight we should have tipped her more but we will catch her the next time we are in there! The drinks and wine were great. Some of the food was a little too rich for our liking and were disappointed that the tuna was sold out.
My friend had a wonderful evening with his lady friend. Will definitely be back!
Great! Restrooms are amazing
There are no paper cocktail napkins at the bar to absorb the condensation from glass - “we are being mindful to reduce our paper waste and be environmental friendly.” Really??
There is NO silverware - unless you request a fork and then it is reluctantly delivered to you with a slight hand tremor. “It’s a tasting menu and we encourage guests to use their fingers.” Really???
The drinks are strange ... some distilled on premises and poured into unmarked glass bottles from plastic containers. Seemed more like potions than cocktails. Stirring only ... no shaking drinks. Seems like a Board of Health problem brewing ... literally.
Portions were microscopic. Prices are astronomic.
Help them reduce their environmental footprint by not going altogether and reduce their impact to zero.
Great cocktails, fun and delicious finger foods with great flavors.
Nice place; servings are small, but good. Nice ambience.
Great cocktails and delicious wings for an after work hang out with friends.
Came here for a birthday and it was really lovely. The staff was so nice, professional, and helpful with recommendations. They even gave us a dessert on the house. So lovely, would definitely go back.
Great food and good service in a cosy atmosphere. No wonder it's a popular choice: it's also a good one.
The drinks, service, and food were excellent as always. I particularly love the variety in the drink menu, from classics to super-creative cocktails, as well as low-proof and non-alc concoctions as well. Our server was attentive and friendly to just the right degree to not interrupt our reunion dinner. Thanks!
Didn't serve us. Went to a different place that was willing to serve someone on their 21st birthday.
The freekah bread appetizer was out of this world. Otherwise, "meh". Service was earnest but needed to run back to check on many of our questions (what type of whiskey do you have?). The noise level was too high to have a decent conversation. The place is sleek and nicely done over, but lots of stone and glass make the acoustics challenging. We liked our drinks.
everything great as always
We ended up eating at the bar and the food was excellent! The service from the bar staff was really great as well. I will definitely be back!
So good! Her breath smelled if garlic for 48 hours and with every kiss I got to re-live the delicious slider 😁
So good. Great food, delicious drinks, perfect vibes.
The food was good. Some of the food was not as good as the first time visiting the establishment. I was disappointing with the wings. Cutting the wings in half made them feel small. The fries were good. The burger we had was okay. Little dry, for my liking even with ordering it medium rare. The new chicken sandwich was unbelievable!
I came with a friend for dinner and drinks. The service was outstanding. Table was ready for us when we arrived, and drinks and food came quickly and without fuss. The drinks are really the star at Longfellow, whereas some of the food is forgettable. I’ll definitely come back for a drink at some time.
Longfellow combines all of my favorite elements of a restaurant - american cuisine in a "shared" format, unique cocktails, and 5 star service in a beautiful yet laid-back environment - and is quickly becoming my top choice in the area.
This was a birthday luncheon with a friend. It was a lovely day, and Longfellow offered us the choice of inside or outside. We picked the table we liked and basked in the sun with just the right amount of shade. Both of us had been to Longfellow before, so we knew what dishes we wanted. Three different people from the downstairs bar staff circulated taking care of us, so it was like having three servers!! At the end, they brought out one of our favorite desserts with a lit candle ... with no charge! You haven't lived until you celebrate your birthday at Longfellow. Be sure you do!!
Saturated with harvard people so it feels sceney and you may see your TF or proctor, just warning you. kind of fun for chill weekday vibes/drinks with a friend.
This place is very excellent!! A nice above from Alden and Harlow with the most excellent bar!! The tapas plates were amazing nice work on the Cesar, the tuna too!!
The only reason I wouldn't recommend Longfellow is because I want it to stay a secret! This was our second time at Longfellow and we had SUCH a lovely time. Our waiter was kind, very knowledgeable, and treated us with care. The food was unique and delicious. I really can't wait to come back!
Longfellow has a very limited menu of bar bites, with the odd twist that they don't give you a fork (unless you ask) so that you will get up close and personal with your food. I found the choices too limited, too weird (rather than creative) and realize this is not our style of eating. If you like it, it's good - but not for everyone.
Very noisy dining experience.
I was disappointed by the experience at Longfellow. Mediocre fare. Very noisy.
Big fan of this spot! Love the "eat with your hands" dishes. Atmosphere is lovely too. So man dishes I wanted to try - must come back for more!
The food was great and interesting, but, unfortunately, I won’t return because of the noise. There were only 2 of us, and they put us upstairs in what they said was the quietest, but we couldn’t talk above the noise. I would only eat outside
Love their flavor profile on every dish. This is delicious food served in a sophisticated atmosphere with professional staff. Well priced too.
The burgers are where it’s at! Upstairs seating is very nice. And you can’t go wrong with the cocktails. Will definitely be back!
Our experience at Longfellow exceeded expectations in every way. We enjoyed a delicious, leisurely lunch with relaxed, personalized service from our wonderful server. Their cocktails are some of the best I've had--innovative, beautifully crafted, and utterly refreshing. A somewhat limited but satisfying offering of small plates made for a fun sampling experience, and each wonderful dish was clearly prepared with care. Don't miss the bread with maple butter--simply divine.
We went to Longfellow and their sister restaurant Alden & Harlow. Both were fantastic and, without a doubt, our best food experience while in Boston and Cambridge this past weekend. The service was exceptional (we were there Sunday night). Our waiter was very knowledgeable and made several recommendations that were on point. It would be hard to pick our favorites, but this is what I’m ordering for sure once I’m back:
- Chicken fried rabbit, which was absolutely delicious
- Tuna crudo (amazing and so fresh!)
- Nachos (from Longfellow menu) were something else. I am still thinking about these. I’m a fan!
Cocktail-wise, you can’t go wrong. These are thoughtfully crafted and measured, so pick your poison and enjoy.
Only a few servers working for a pretty busy area, so if you’re in a hurry, it’s not the place for you. But amazing food and wonderful environment!
Food was very creative and delicious! I loved everything we got and always love the creative drinks. Bartenders were helpful and personable. Will definitely be back!
Highest quality food and drink in Boston/Cambridge. Noise level is crazy though.
air conditioner dripped water directly on me all through dinner. told server. nothing happened
Great space and cool vibe. The upstairs rocks. Smart food, creative with layers. Impressive and definitely planning a return visit.
Burger is nice (if only because of the cheese), but overall the food is nothing special. Nice ambiance. Not interesting enough to go back, unlike their other restaurant A&H.
We went for our second anniversary and they were so sweet and gave us two glasses of champagne. All of the servers and bartenders were so friendly, warm and welcoming. We would definitely eat here again. The space was also very cool