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Urban Hearth, Cambridge, MA

Urban Hearth

4.7
4.7
390 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Farm-to-table dining in the comfort of our home: that is the unique experience you will find at Urban Hearth. Located in a cozy North Cambridge storefront, our intimate dining room, knowledgeable, friendly staff, and exquisitely crafted menu are the heart of our dinner service.

We share a story of culture, community, discovery and home. The globally-inspired, locally-sourced dishes we serve celebrate our rich and complex connection with food.

The table is set, whether marking a special occasion or the end of a busy day, we look forward to sharing the evening with you.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 682-7295

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erin Miller

  • Catering

    There is much to be learned and joy to be had when we gather around the table together. Urban Hearth specializes in bringing people together, whether in our space or yours. Contact us at info@urbanhearth.net for more information about our large party and offsite catering services: -private events and large parties in our dining room -custom catered events at your home or business -corporate lunch and event services

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining room is yours. Host a party or group dinner at Urban Hearth with exclusive use of the space.​ Comfortably seating 24 guests in our open dining room. Choose from prix fixe or custom menu. Contact us for more information. ​

  • Private party contact

    Erin Miller: (617) 682-7295

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Dover Street, May Street

  • Parking details

    Our neighbors at Century Bank, one block north of the restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue, kindly allow Urban Hearth guests to park in their lot after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Davis Square Red Line

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Counter

    $120.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our chef's counter offers 4 seats with an exclusive view into the kitchen. 5-course chefs menu with optional wine pairing. An outstanding farm-to-table meal created right in front of you while you chat with our team of talented chefs.
  • New Year's Eve 5 Course Dinner

    $150.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us at Urban Hearth for a very special & cozy New Year's Eve. Enjoy a 5 course chef's tasting menu with an optional wine pairing. Complimentary glass of bubbles. We can accommodate some dietary restrictions, call or message us directly for questions.

What 390 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Not a single clunker in the five dishes we shared. All were well-conceived and artfully-presented, with surprising and wonderful details. Will go again, for sure.
  2. t

    travelexpert

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    I had dinner here at the end of September. I didn't write a review, but had I every category would have been 5 stars plus. Our waiter was annoying. The food was good, but not exceptional like it has been in the past.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable, as always.
  4. BB

    BobtheBuilder

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely fantastic dining experience, the chef's table seating is an option every restaurant should have!
  5. C

    Catherine

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelent food, friendly and attentive service, just a bit too loud. Will go again soon!
  6. l

    luvitalianstyle

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The tasting menu was very refined and enjoyable. We also did the wine pairing. While the wines were great, the pours were small for the money, especially since each glass was poured ahead of the course, meaning after a try there was little left to enjoy with the food.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef’s tasting menu was amazing-the flavors and textures were layered so skillfully. The mixed drinks were interesting and delicious, and the wine selections were great. Would definitely recommend, especially for a special occasion!
  8. RK

    RyanandKatNov2022

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife to the chef's counter, which was phenomenal. First, let me be clear; Urban Hearth is not the place for you if you are looking for highly processed, super salty, and fatty foods; this is farm-to-table in its best form. Chef Erin Miller serves food in a way that reveals the local ingredients' genuine flavors. Carrots have never tasted so good and so much like carrots. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to discover what New England offers as a cuisine. Entering Urban Hearth feels like you are walking into a dear friend's home, and you are greeted as such. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and well-organized. With a menu that rotates every season, my wife and I will always return excited to try something new. Their motto is perfect "slow food for fast times." Enjoy your night out, learn about those around you, and savor every bite. A must-try in the Boston area. 5/5
  9. LR

    LyndaR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an exceptional dining experience. The food was interesting and complex. Delicious flavors. The beet salad had grilled lettuce which added a unique flavor. Portuguese white wine was a great compliment to the hen and clams/haddock.
  10. p

    partulia

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    this was the kind of high end food experience that people, rightly, make fun of.

    Urban HearthResponded on October 28, 2022Hello, We're sorry to hear about your unsatisfactory experience. We are hoping you could share more details with us about your experience so that we might improve for next time. We welcome constructive feedback. Thanks - Abby, GM Urban Hearth

  11. RH

    RyanH

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious and inventive menu paired well with a unique selection of wines. The chefs creativity with flavors and sense of nuance is delightful.
  12. S

    Shann115

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good spot for celebratory meal. The biscuit was worth the trip along with the fish
  13. NS

    NathalieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. We really enjoyed our dinner there. We’ll come back !
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal meal at Urban Hearth. Incredible mix of flavors and preparation methods. Really enjoyed the food, some of the best in Cambridge. A+++
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating at urban hearth is like having dinner at a wonderful friends home. They really do it right and the atmosphere and service are fabulous.
  16. c

    cambridgefood

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a gem in North Cambridge. Great cozy atmosphere and service, with creative seasonal dishes. Can't believe we've just discovered it, we've been missing out.
  17. MR

    MelanieR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, nice cozy atmosphere, interesting menu.
  18. G

    Gfoodie

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Would not recommend for anyone with celiac, wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity. Staff seemed nice about it and to understand when discussed ahead of time but person preparing food must not have. A shared dish knowingly included gluten items- duck wings- on same plate and on top of the food. We were told there were 4 with gluten and 2 “without” for 2 of us🙄
  19. D

    Deborah

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. A little pricey, but worth it. Every single dish we had was superb.
  20. B

    Beagles2

    Hawaii

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Farm to Table restaurant. The food was delicious and if you are looking for a neighborhood GEM that serves Tapas worth sharing, Urban Hearth is your destination.
  21. JK

    JohnK

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been pretty much everywhere in Boston. This is now one of my new favorite restaurants. Looking forward to repeat visits.
  22. G

    Goodler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Urban Hearth twice now, and it is already one of our favorites for a nice night out. The food is thoughtful and exciting, and the ambiance is wonderful. It's a cozy and fun experience to eat here. We are especially thankful for the friendly staff who seemed genuinely invested in making sure we enjoyed our meal.
  23. TC

    ThomC

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We splurged and had the ‘Chefs Counter Experience. Awesome! Each dish was delicious and perfectly executed. Such an amazing experience to talk with the chef and have the sommelier explain each wine & why it was paired with that course. I’d go back and order any one of these courses and be happy. And you must end your meal with the popcorn & peanut ice cream terrine. Divine!
  24. LS

    LindaS

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Staff was very friendly and excellent service. The string of lights (outside) on our side of the area never went on, so it was dark. The food was ok-not spectacular. We had higher expectations from what we had read. We are an older couple and one of us is a really exceptional cook, so maybe our review is a bit skewed. :) Anyhow, pleasant evening. thank you for being there!
  25. C

    Cantabridgian

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our food was delicious, but the menu itself makes it difficult to order. Both the Land (meat) and Seafood categories had only one item that is dinner-size in each section. The appetizer-size items are expensive if one is to order two of them rather than one entrée. Our waiter was very pleasant, but was extremely slow, perhaps because of limited staff? We ate outdoors for safety reasons, so it is difficult to talk about the ambiance.
  26. S

    Syzygy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Chef’s Table was outstanding! Only the dessert was a little disappointing; still excellent but didn’t reach the heights of the 5 courses that preceded it. Wonderful meal, many thanks to the chefs for the food and the show.
  27. S

    Sheila

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday Dinner was a lovely experience. Food was delicious and beautifully served Ambiance is great yet very close tables Service was excellent
  28. SI

    SeeItGo

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really interesting, dishes, all good — and they fit together well. Fine selection of drinks. Excellent, friendly service. A terrific neighborhood restaurant, and worth a trip too. Suitable for an informal get-together or a (not too formal) special occasion.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and delicious!
  30. K

    Kadeer

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are wonderful and friendly. The chef always provides a unique and refreshing set of culinary options. The biscuits are always to die for.
  31. PC

    PC1953

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I know the restaurant well, and came specifically for a particular dish. It did not disappoint. The combination of flavors and textures were over the top. Presentation was beautiful. My server, Maddie, was attentive, but never overbearing. I also enjoyed chatting with Abby. This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant where one can always count on farm fresh food, presented in innovative ways.

    Urban HearthResponded on September 10, 2022Thanks so much for your great review! Please join us again soon.

  32. NA

    NapsterAlum

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The environment is small and intimate, and the food is outstanding. There are combinations of food that you are not likely to have somewhere else, that originality makes this dining experience that much nicer. The staff seem to really want to make sure you are pleased with your food and your experience. I appreciate the attention paid to all the aspects that amount to a terrific dining experience. Keep up the good work, and thank you!

    Urban HearthResponded on September 10, 2022Thanks for joining us and for the kind review. Hope we see you again soon!

  33. SJ

    SandJ

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A nice outdoor evening and dining was so pleasant. My only critique is that I’d like a few more menu options.

    Urban HearthResponded on September 10, 2022Our menu changes often and seasonally. Definitely join us again soon!

  34. S

    Seakille

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place in so many ways, the imaginative and fresh menu, the fact that so much of the produce and meat she uses is locally sourced, the small, open kitchen, and how approachable Erin is as a chef. She really has incredible talent and has a great crew working with her so that she stands out in a class of restaurants that are otherwise rather boring reinterpretations of each other. Tip: have them choose the wine for you! They are very well stocked with interesting bottles that you might not otherwise try.

    Urban HearthResponded on September 10, 2022Thank you so much for the great review. Hope we will see you again soon!

  35. S

    Steve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Intimate atmosphere, amazing food, and great service.
  36. CH

    ChristopherH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the most creative restaurant in the Boston area. The size of the dishes vary, although most are quite generous. We have found that the best strategy is to tell your server which dishes you find intriguing and take her advice as to whether that's a good quantity. Then share everything because you don't want to miss a chance to taste every dish. And order some biscuits to take home with you. They are perfect for breakfast the next day and will remind you of the lovely evening.
  37. JP

    JosephP

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fantastic dining experience. The focus on local product was evident. Everything was fresh and flavorful. Execution and presentation were great as well. Nice service too. It’s a small space so it gets a little warm on summer days with the kitchen so close but it was manageable. Great in the spring, fall and winter I bet!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very creative and delicious dishes
  39. JL

    JohnL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Inventive, menu changes frequently. Lovely ambience and excellent service. Outdoor seating available.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food in cambridge!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Urban Hearth is rated 4.7 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Urban Hearth

2263 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1212

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Dover Street, May Street

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Our neighbors at Century Bank, one block north of the restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue, kindly allow Urban Hearth guests to park in their lot after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    Davis Square Red Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erin Miller

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 682-7295

  • Catering

    There is much to be learned and joy to be had when we gather around the table together. Urban Hearth specializes in bringing people together, whether in our space or yours. Contact us at info@urbanhearth.net for more information about our large party and offsite catering services: -private events and large parties in our dining room -custom catered events at your home or business -corporate lunch and event services

  • Private party facilities

    Our dining room is yours. Host a party or group dinner at Urban Hearth with exclusive use of the space.​ Comfortably seating 24 guests in our open dining room. Choose from prix fixe or custom menu. Contact us for more information. ​

  • Private party contact

    Erin Miller: (617) 682-7295

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