Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Scelfo (of Waypoint and Alden & Harlow) has opened The Longfellow Bar, his much-anticipated third restaurant located in the historic Café Algiers in Harvard Square. The two-tiered space, named in honor of architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, features a menu of shareable bar food – eats that invite guests to dig in and get their hands dirty, including Alden & Harlow’s award-winning burger and goodies like waffle fries, pigs in blankets and a fried chicken torta.
Led by experienced hospitality pro, Dan Pontius, the bar program also transforms unassuming ingredients by adding unexpected flavors and textures. You can expect house-made infusions and shrubs, and, when the time comes (and weather permits), the use of hyper seasonal vegetables in savory cocktails.
Located at 40 Brattle Street (above Alden & Harlow), The Longfellow will be open for lunch and dinner during the week and dinner (starting at 3:00pm) on the weekends. You can call 617.864.0001 for a table though walk-ins are also welcome. In the meantime, have a peek at their website or their Insta to get a sense of what they’ve got going on.