Food & Drink

Neighborhoods: Harvard Square

2015 Winner: Alden & Harlow

Last year’s Best New Restaurant continues to dazzle with chef/owner Michael Scelfo’s bold, imaginative, smoke-inflected cookery, not at all hurt by the Square’s best craft cocktail program. Having remade a difficult basement location into an inviting space of brick, tile, wood and leather, Scelfo manages to wring brash, striking flavors out of every dish, from offal to rabbit, broccoli to burgers—even a damned kale salad. This umami knob goes to 11.

Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St., Cambridge • (617) 864-2100

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