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Urban Hearth, Cambridge, MA

Urban Hearth

4.8
4.8
325 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 3 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.

What 325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boston / New England

    Contemporary American

  • Boston

    Best Overall

  • Boston

    Best Food

  • Boston

    Best Service

  • Boston

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston

    Healthy

  • Boston

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Boston

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Period.
  2. SB

    StuartB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Preparation perfect and food delicious. We loved our server - attentive and kind.
  3. MM

    MoniqueM

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went back to our favorite farm to table last weekend. Urban Hearth. They had sent us an announcement regarding high tea as a special event. Chef Erin featured locally sourced ingredients like smoked salmon, kumquat, and endive. The meal was literally topped off with the traditional high tea presentation with amazing baked treats and pastries. The Pims cocktail I ordered from their drink menu, which featured exotics and familiars, was wonderful and perfectly themed! I wouldn't go out for a high tea experience more than once a year, but it was fun in every way .
  4. N

    Nita

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative but delicious, service is so genuine and kind- this place is such a gem!
  5. CH

    ChristopherH

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner on the patio which was remarkably peaceful considering that it is on a main street. This place has had some staff turnover recently but the food and service is as superb as ever. Save room for dessert!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Wonderful experience.
  7. A

    Amelie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in the Boston area ! Great quality food. Original and harmonious marriages of flavors. I am a picky eater and a vegetarian but every time I went to urban hearth I loved everything even the veggies I don’t usually eat! I am French and love pastries, I brought a French friend who is a good baker and she was thrilled. The financier was perfect!! Bravo at the Chef who is really nice besides being talented.
  8. AL

    AmandaL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get the biscuit. Try the small plates. Everything is creative and delicious and vibrant. Don’t skip dessert, cocktails or coffee. Lovely neighborhood restaurant
  9. RB

    RobinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great waitstaff. Interesting and unique menu. Outdoor seating is pleasant enough.
  10. M

    Mari

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was great as always, but we were disappointed by the service. We were the last party to dine inhouse except 4 people at the experience. The servers were busy with interacting with the 4 people and were not observant from our perspective. It took us a while to get their attention to receive a statement. This is the first time for us to have this unsatisfactory experience at this restaurant.
  11. KG

    KateG

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cool patio evening. Food was amazing!
  12. A

    Angusandmunson

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish is interesting, delicious and well thought out!!! Lots of tasty embellishments. Great experience!
  13. K

    Kadeer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. The chef always takes such great care in quality and presentation. All of the staff are both professional and pleasant.
  14. P

    Paulette12

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious offerings! The biscuits are incredible! Very enjoyable meal!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful meal! I can’t remember the last time I had such a meal. Each dish served was fresh, flavorful, and inventive. I love this place but last night was as good a meal as I’ve had. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked and seasoned. The pasta dish was glorious—fiddlehead ferns, ricotta, mushrooms—it was amazing! The servers were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I can’t wait to return.
  16. SF

    SteveF

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were fortunate enough to be able to sit at the Chef Table and it was fantastic. My wife and I love new experiences and this was top notch! Erin and her staff do a wonderful job and the food is terrific!! The entire staff was very accommodating, since our flight was running late from Chicago, but they were able to hold our spot. It was so fun and interesting to watch the whole kitchen work as a team for the entire restaurant. We highly recommend the Urban Hearth if you are ever in the Boston area and if you can get a spot at the Chef's Table please do, Erin and her team will not disappoint.
  17. F

    Foodforthought

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible food and service! Never disappoints.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome!
  19. AM

    AMOO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. Service is a bit slow, but it's worth the wait.
  20. TT

    TonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was unique and delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Hearth is a true gem of a restaurant. The menu is unique and the food is delicious! The seasonings are there but do not overpower the meal. Ambiance, excellent meals and those biscuits… oh my god. Soo good. Everyone in the staff was friendly and we had a lovely time. Don’t wait for a special occasion to come here- you won’t be disappointed!
  22. g

    goodquestions

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stunningly delicious and fresh food, really nice people, comfortable surroundings. A great night out!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing dining experience! We were greeted and sat quickly, the restaurant was busy but we felt very well taken care of by the whole staff. I’m already planning to go again!
  24. MM

    MoniqueM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Urban Hearth is a small restaurant easily accessible by Bus and walkable from Porter-square. Don't let the unassuming front deceive you- there's nothing ordinary about Urban Hearth! The seasonal menu changes often and the cocktails are scrumptious and unique! Our meal was filled with young spring vegetables and inspired sides and seasonings! Chef Erin Miller never disappoints and we have made this our favorite special occasion go-to!
  25. S

    Seakille

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars might not be enough. We moved to Massachusetts a few months ago from California, in the middle of winter. Finding restaurants we like has been tough. This place is intimate with beautiful and imaginative food, extremely friendly and enthusiastic staff, and a chef/owner who obviously cares deeply about connecting with her staff and the people who dine in her restaurant. The vegetable dishes were so beautifully prepared and filling—we are not vegetarian but I would have not minded having a meatless meal here. The pepita mousse with the combination of parsnips and cauliflower was especially surprising and delicious. We also had a crab pasta dish with a flavor profile that was unfamiliar to me. A combination of seafood, pasta, and nasturtium pesto that I was a little unsure if at first… then ended up wanting to lick the bowl… it was so good! Next time we go I want to sit at the chef’s counter for the tasting menu. The staff were helpful in making a list of other good restaurants to try. This is a place we will be back to repeatedly and plan to introduce friends to this gem of a place. Beautiful.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate two birthdays and had, as usual, an amazing time. Everything was excellent- drinks, service, food- we'll keep coming back for the flavor, local sourcing, and friendliness!
  27. P

    Pifpaf

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    For vegetarians, it’s mostly overpriced raw/roasted vegetables.
  28. g

    gjyp

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent all around. delicious food and impeccable service--i will definitely return !
  29. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the tasting menu at the chef's table- wonderful experience! Great food, got to watch ask the prep and the kitchen staff was very friendly. They were able to accommodate for allergies and gluten free dining. Highly recommend!
  30. FK

    FritzK

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu is limited (3 entrees), but foodies will find something to eat. The wine list is also short but seems well-curated. It has a nice relaxed ambiance (very Cambridge) and a diverse mix of diners. The piped-in music was sometimes annoying — they should keep it lower or just get rid of it. The service was commensurate with the upscale prices.
  31. L

    Lawrence

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the very best Boston-area restaurants- always a joy.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best foodie experience I’ve had in a long time
  33. BA

    BAMfan

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyed ourselves very much--good to have a restaurant that's doing the right thing by requiring guests to take covid precautions. The dishes let the ingredients shine, and the drinks lists (cocktails, wine, after-dinner drinks) were short but well-chosen and fairly priced. Good service--attentive but not hovering. It is a small space so noise levels were higher than I prefer, but not overwhelming. I plan to be back, perhaps for the chef's tasting menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I made a reservation for my birthday. We shared 3 vegetarian dishes and one pasta dish with crab in it. Service was attentive and personable. The andromeda cocktail and all the food was delicious: I'm literally dreaming of celeriac- not something I would have expected! We ran into our neighbors, also out for a birthday-which was an added bit of fun. What a unique fancy dinner in a neighborhood gem.
  35. CT

    CTDad

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the most amazing combination of creativity, taste, and un-pretentiousness. They don't show off; they just make really great dishes with really fresh ingredients.
  36. LR

    LyndaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had an amazing meal at Urban Hearth last night. I dined alone, but enjoyed the ambiance and experience. I had the buttermilk biscuit with maple butter - which just melted in my mouth. I decadence I don't usually indulge in. I then had the curried carrots which were tasty served with arugula and pumpkin seeds. The beef medallions with oysters was cooked perfectly. I truly enjoyed the meal. The restaurant is small, intimate, but not too loud. My only critique was the price of a glass of wine. $20 - ouch. I don't even pay that for a bottle of white wine. My husband said that he wouldn't be willing to go to a restaurant where they charged that much for a glass of wine.
  37. SD

    SandraD

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wine pairings, unusual combinations of classic and fresh flavours. A lovely place to have dinner, conversation and a relaxing dinner out.
  38. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love the attention to detail, and curated experience.
  39. BK

    BKBZ

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Am a repeat customer and can highly recommend Urban Hearth without equivocation: wonderful food, friendly staff, and an inviting environment!
  40. DD

    DeborahD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food, cocktails, wine, and service!! The ambient is chill, intimate, just perfect for a dinner with friends or a bit of romance.

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 4.8 stars by 325 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 3 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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