According to CNN, their Secret Burger is one of the ten must-try burgers for 2014. Bon Appétit nominated them as one of the fifty best new restaurants in America with a vibe that “is more Brooklyn than Boston”. And there are plenty more rave reviews to choose from. So why should you go?
Well, if you’d love to try that “secret” burger (just get there early – or late for round two – as availability is limited). But there are many more reasons to dine at Alden & Harlow… Also for those – like me – who believe that veggies deserve a more prominent role on the plate. Just try the charred broccoli with squash hummus or the ubiquitous kale salad with fennel and creamy pistachio…
Our Cremant de Limoux sparkling rosé from their excellent drinks menu rises up a little too quickly, but that is quickly balanced out by crispy pork belly and grilled lamb sirloin. There are smaller snacks and larger plates that are meant to be shared; a way of eating I love because you get to try different things while less food goes to waste.
Alden & Harlow is located just off of Harvard Square in a large space with exposed brick that is modern with a vintage twist. There are plenty of seating options at the bar or in the dining room, and the open kitchen is eye-catching. Make sure to reserve a table at one of Harvard Square’s hotspots!