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Harvard Club of Boston

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
+1 617-536-6674
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07:00 - 12:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 12:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After a disastrous lawsuit, the Board sold off half the building, arguably destroying the charm and grace of the 100 year old club At present, .all restaurants have been dumbed down to one weak menu...wow, you can get a 10 oz sirloin!...who knew? No more library, reading room, the intimate spaces that made the Club special. As a member almost... More 

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Thank Richard M
Los Angeles, CA
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370 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

A friend who's a member took me here for a quick dinner before a Red Sox game (Fenway is a moderate walk away, down Commonwealth Avenue). Although there is a more stylish restaurant and bar upstairs, we first ate dinner in the more informal location downstairs, next to the squash courts and a small bar. For $12 each, we got... More 

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boston
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I've been a member for years, and while I enjoy the club, I've been embarrassed more than once while hosting guests for dinner. The food is sub-par, often overly salty (recent fish dish was inedible), and improperly cooked (scallops, hard/rubbery), and the service, while quite friendly, lacks professionalism and basic service skills. I had more than one server reach past... More 

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Thank bratscheBoston
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275 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Our Harvard Business School class section held its reunion dinner there. The Bourbon & Barbecue theme dinner was excellent. Service was excellent.

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Thank nlskinner
Chislehurst, null, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The Harvard Club very graciously came to our rescue when I failed to book the hotel next door. It was like stepping back in time. The staff were super friendly and made the stay memorable but the rooms cried out for serious updating. We had a suite and the table lamps didn't work because of faulty wiring. Breakfast excellent try... More 

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Thank Ralph B
boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The Harvard Club has a great restaurant in the formal dining room with friendly, professional service and wide variety of offerings. Their holiday services are the best- an expansive buffet with everything you can imagine- usually carving a leg of lamb, roast beef, tenderloin. Don't miss sharing a family event such as Mother or Fathers day there- or even ,... More 

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Thank BostonBostonGirl
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The rich history and pedigree of the Harvard Institution contributes to creating an austere ambience that is perfect for a private business lunch

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Milford, NH
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We attend an annual function at the Club every year. The atmosphere and service is great, but what sets it apart is the quality of the food served to a group of 70-80 people. The food is what you would expect downstairs in the restaurant, not at a group function. The renovations appear complete now. The wonderful former bar has... More 

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Thank Michael D
Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

As a non-member, my visits to this establishment are limited in number. But the food is very good (especially the lobster bisque and clam chowder as starters) and the service is impeccable. I prefer the Back Bay location to the downtown club, which is a bit too corporate and sterile for my taste. The Back Bay club is undergoing significant... More 

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We knew this Club was under renovation but we wanted to visit as we were in the area and the location on Commonwealth Ave was very convenient. The interior is old and depressing - the rooms are in need of remodeling and there was not much to say except wait until renovation is completed. The staff is very polite and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 12:00
Thursday
07:00 - 12:00
Friday
07:00 - 12:00
Saturday
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-536-6674

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Neighbourhood Profile
Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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