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Waypoint, the sophomore restaurant from the award-winning team behind Harvard Square’s Alden & Harlow, opened in Cambridge in the summer of 2016. For chef-owner Michael Scelfo the name, which often means a plot point on a map, signals a natural next step along his culinary journey.

The menu at Waypoint showcases Scelfo’s forward-thinking approach to coastally-inspired fare as well as his finely tuned skill at combining approachable ideas and ingredients with unexpected flourishes. The seafood heavy menu, which includes ample raw bar selections as well as a daily crudo and caviar service, also features pizzas and pastas made with grains milled in-house daily. Gluten-free versions will be available upon request and there will be shareable roasts for meat eaters (in groups of two or three).

A light and approachable cocktail program features a market-driven approach to mixology with a heavy focus on coastal spirits such as rum, mezcal, agave, sherry and gin. Waypoint will feature 20 varieties of absinthe behind the bar as well as a copper absinthe tap that serves as a dedicated line for the mystifying liqueur. The thoughtfully curated wine list, which includes a selection of magnums and a special reserve list, is designed to pair perfectly with seafood.

Located on Mass Ave just outside of Harvard Square, Waypoint welcomes guests with a 24-seat bar and a modern and light dining room outfitted in grays and earthy greens -hued dining room. The ceiling is an intricate pattern of floating driftwood planks accented by custom lighting installations that mimic weathered fishing hardware. A centrally-located communal table serves as a focal point (and a perfect perch for larger groups) while the Carrera marble-topped kitchen pass doubles as a chef’s table for four to five guests.


Waypoint
1030 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Hours

Monday
lunch 11:30am-3:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday
lunch 11:30am-3:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Wednesday
lunch 11:30am-3:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday
lunch 11:30am-3:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
late night menu 11:00pm-12:00am
Friday
lunch 11:30am-3:00pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
late night menu 11:00pm-12:00am
Saturday
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm
late night menu 11:00pm-12:00am
Sunday
brunch 10:00am-2:30pm
dinner 5:00pm-11:00pm

Reservation Policy

Recommended

Parking

On-Street

Valet

Yes
Thursday-Saturday nights

Tell the Taxi

Where Mt. Auburn meets Mass Ave.

Cross Streets

Putnam Avenue

MBTA

Harvard Square and Central Square on the Red Line

Handicap Accessibility

Full

Payments Accepted