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Waypoint

4.4
4.4
1754 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow welcomes Waypoint, his second Cambridge restaurant. Located at the gateway of Harvard Square at 1030 Massachusetts Avenue, “waypoint” often means a plot point on a map. For Chef Scelfo, it signals a natural next step along his culinary journey. From live-fire pizza to raw bar and caviar service, to an expansive absinthe list, the menu at Waypoint reflects his forward-thinking approach to coastally-inspired fare combining approachable ideas and ingredients with elements that are unexpected.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 864-2300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Scelfo

  • Private party facilities

    All inquiries regarding private party bookings/events should be sent to paige@aldenharlow.com.

  • Private party contact

    Jen Fields: (617) 864-2300

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Waypoint is conveniently located between Harvard Square and Central Square, with red-line MBTA stops at both Harvard and Central. From either direction, it takes roughly 5-10 minutes to walk to Waypoint at 1030 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,754 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    allen

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Looks like it also has a fun bar to sit and eat some oysters. We had some great cocktails and started with a dozen assorted oysters and all was great. Then my wife and I shared a Caesar salad, luckily the waitress suggested we split since they are quite large. Then we each had the lobster Cacio e Pepe and it was excellent. No room for desert.
  2. HT

    HelenaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food was very disappointing. It was quite tasteless and did not live up to our expectations. I will not return or recommend it.
  3. c

    christina

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous! The oysters……. Wowwww. The pasta with lobster…… wowwww!
  4. JD

    JoanD

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    $1 oysters and cocktails to start after I arrived an hour early and requested a table for 4 rather than 2. Since it was early we were able to be seated right away. The service was excellent and the food delicious. Eating at Waypoint is always a treat.
  5. f

    foodlover37

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great attentive staff, and a nice atmosphere. I'll be back...
  6. LM

    LisaM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Third visit to Waypoint and it did not disappoint! New and delicious menu items and super nice staff!
  7. EK

    ElizaK

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This restaurant might be better for dinner. I wouldn’t recommend for brunch.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious and the wine selection was excellent.
  9. N

    Nickname

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Headed to Waypoint for our anniversary, as we have for the last several years. As usual the food was great, but the service and experience weren't. We were shuttled into a strange 3-top wedged against the kitchen. The service was very uneven, the trainee waitress seemed to do better than the person training her. Courses arrived at odd intervals, sometimes back-to-back, sometimes with long gaps and no explanation offered. Compared to last year, it's hard to believe it was even the same place. I'm not eager to return.
  10. PR

    PeterR

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Has been one of my favorite spots in town since it opened, but like many restaurants these days, seems to be a bit short staffed. We were sitting at the bar, and had trouble getting much attention - bartender seemed too busy filling table orders to notice our empty beer glasses for upwards of 20 minutes. Don't cry for me, but friendly knowledgable engaged bartenders used to be a hallmark of a great Waypoint experience. I hope it was a blip and not a long term trend. Food was outstanding as always. Crab and angel hair or the lobster cacio e pepe are both fantastic.
  11. NW

    NWmom

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Umi pasta terrific. Mackerel okay. (Could just be my tastebuds). Ancho salad yummy, though extremely large (two of us couldn't finish it) Had a lovely server. Overall a nice experience.
  12. WC

    WayneC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Fantastic restaurant overall but the ambient noise was too loud and the oysters were surprisingly small.
  13. NY

    NYCdiner

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience all around. Moody ambience, stellar food, and fantastic service. $1 oysters not to be missed before 7pm. Salmon was outstanding and table next to me had clam pizza that looked fantastic
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyable experience loved the $1 oysters
  15. o

    oyster

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Just really scatterbrained service. Not what I am used to at a favorite place.
  16. P

    Patters

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was inattentive. Two of the five dishes were considerably late in arriving. Price for buttered pasta with sparse lobster was silly given the basic nature of the dish and minimal protein on the plate. The VP I brought to the restaurant was not pleased.
  17. y

    yogamom

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Unfortunately, our food was nearly inedible. A clam pizza -- decent crust, rubbery clams, bland sauce, all of it completely overwhelmed by salt. The caesar salad was the same, despite the fact that we had our dressing served on the side. The salad itself, even undressed was mouth- burningly salty. It was a very strange experience, -- sharing these two different dishes that were both completely ruined by salt. Was someone playing some weird joke in the kitchen? Or has the chef never tasted his/her own food? I don't know, but it was depressingly awful. That said, our waiter couldn't have been kinder. He clearly felt bad. He brought us a complimentary dessert, which was sweet but frankly it was hard to eat fried donuts after that meal. The prices here are quite high. Something is amiss.
  18. c

    cgcg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! The service and food were great and served quickly. Great ambiance and decor/vibe. Awesome '90s R&B background music.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect except we were seated 40 minutes after our scheduled reservation. I love this place so much so I didn’t mind but some folks in my party were really annoyed.
  20. BF

    BethF

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Slow service but a fun place to go and very interesting, delicious and unusual food choices.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great space, perfect for a date night. food was really good but kinda small
  22. LW

    LaurenW

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, delicious food, and knowledgeable staff!
  23. RB

    RizB

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It was dim and the light above our table was not lit, could hardly see the menu. Food was good , wait staff excellent.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter. Great food.
  25. EB

    EricB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was great! Great service. Very good dollar oysters, drinks and food. Will be back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always. Haven’t been in a while and they didn’t miss a thing.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Good atmosphere. Very small portions.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Muy rico! Nos atendió Sam y el servicio fue increíble. Nos recomendó lo mejor de la carta y su actitud increíble. El sabor es muy bueno. Lo único negativo: porciones pequeñas para costo de los platos. En general una muy buena experiencia, casi perfecta ya que no se adapta a todos los bolsillos.
  29. BG

    BobG02478

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First time for brunch here. Always enjoy dinner here. The good: 2 of the three entrees were very good: the carbonara and the croissant plate. Server was very accommodating and pleasant. I forget his name. Selection of beverages was great (as always). The bad: For some reason ownership does not update the menu on their website. It is always a disappointment when you show up expecting things that are no longer on the menu. Pretty inexcusable - only takes about 5 minutes to update. The avocado toast was a total rip-off: $17 for a huge piece of toast with very littles on it. Avoid it or you will be greatly disappointed.
  30. MT

    MarieT

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go for the $1 oysters which never disappoint, but then try new seasonal dishes and cocktails which are always delicious, We’ve also had great service from the bartenders.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversaire
  32. LS

    LillyS

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoyed the delicious food at this restaurant. We were there early enough to get oysters for $1 each—which was a treat. We had the fried brussel sprouts which were fabulous. The roasted veggies were okay— a few too many peppers…the uni bucatini was very rich but delicious. My husband had the corn ravioli—excellent. We also splurged on dessert -strawberry shortcake-yummy! For an anniversary dinner it was a memorable meal but i think the atmosphere would have been nicer with a little less noise…
  33. KR

    KarenR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal at Waypoint. The server was very knowledgeable about the wine and food offerings and very attentive. We were there on a Sunday evening. So, it was relatively quiet. Highly recommend.
  34. i

    irina

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Oysters and clamps were outstanding unlike the rest of the food. Crab pasta was cooked below al dente, uni bucatini pasta was underseasoned, and clamps pizza - oversolted and extremely garlicky.
  35. FP

    FaniP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most wonderful flavors that made my mouth full of joy! We sat by the kitchen and viewed first hand the meticulous methods at which the meals were prepared. The chef personally inspected every plate before allowing them to be taken away. I ordered the lobster tail that melted like butter it was so fresh while I chastided my husband for getting pasta ( we're from Brooklyn and well - we do pasta and pizza pretty good here)- boy was I wrong! The BLACK PEPPER SPACCATELLI was a symphony of flavors- all of them yummy! Go visit and eat!
  36. D

    Drinkie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Cocktail was good, wine was outstanding, and the food was delicious beyond our expectations.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ingryd was great!!
  38. WG

    WelshGirl

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    food was really tasty, the tail I had was since cobbler and that was outstanding. We will be going back
  39. U

    Unknown

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was really good, the only thing that we felt that tasted average was the lobster tail. Very delicious desserts as well.
  40. j

    jeanieg

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    unique but not too precious... lovely staff service quite adequate good variety will definitely return

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Waypoint offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 864-2300.

Waypoint is rated 4.4 stars by 1754 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 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Waypoint

1030 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Waypoint is conveniently located between Harvard Square and Central Square, with red-line MBTA stops at both Harvard and Central. From either direction, it takes roughly 5-10 minutes to walk to Waypoint at 1030 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Scelfo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 864-2300

  • Private party facilities

    All inquiries regarding private party bookings/events should be sent to paige@aldenharlow.com.

  • Private party contact

    Jen Fields: (617) 864-2300

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