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Waypoint

4.4
4.4
1690 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 48 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 1,690 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

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  1. s

    sunam

    New England

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We have always loved waypoint for dinner. We have never been there for brunch. Soggy ceasar salad which we should have returned.
  2. H

    Hirschy

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for local seafood options. Unusual, but totally approachable and delicious combinations.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waypoint is our favorite restaurant. It’s amazing, just go and you will not be disappointed.
  4. J

    Jlferron

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! The cocktails left something to be desired. Overall we really enjoyed the meal.
  5. CM

    CherylM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    All great! Please get the giant rip in the banquette fixed or don’t seat people there. Not a good impression. Food and service very good. Thank you
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Food was cold. Main dishes were brought out an hour apart. Party of two. Starter brought out with the second main dish an hour after the first main dish. Food was cold. Service sporadic and frenzied.
  7. LC

    LuisC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I don’t know what happened to this restaurant. It used to be very good. This time it was crazy bad. Awful service, nobody came to our table for over 20 min, then some dishes never came, the food that actually came took really long, was not what we ordered and it was bad. Staff was mostly indifferent all night. The only thing that came quick was the check. Only positive was that the manager apologized for the awful experience when we were leaving and didn’t charge us for main courses and food that we didn’t ask for. He asked us to give the restaurant a second chance. Sadly, that will not happen. Avoid this place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    6:45 Upon seating, we waited for more than 15 minutes for the wait staff to come and take our drink order. Eventually the bartender saw us waiting and asked, then sent someone over. Multiple items from the menu were not available to the point we had to change our entire dinner order for 4 people. The food spacing was so slow, by the time 9:00p rolled around, we asked for our check and declined the last entrees because after 2 hours we wanted to leave. Food was good, and they were woefully understaffed. The manager comped a bottle of wine, but in the end - overall the restaurant’s lack of staff, available menu, and communication on issues could have been managed better. We had to ask again and again for drinks, timing on the food, and clean plates.

    WaypointResponded on August 1, 2022Hello, I am incredibly sorry about your dinner the other night. I have sent a private message, we would love the opportunity to make up for this experience. -Sydnie Loboda

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Quaint experience!
  10. KH

    KimmieH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was awesome. Not pretentious but very professional. These are people who understand that a tip is for great service - not just for showing up. The food was interesting and well prepared. Even the cocktails were a nice treat. Cut above. Recommend!
  11. P

    Paige

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service and staff were amazing, food was delish! We had Megan and she was so sweet—we kept getting freebies from the kitchen because she made a ‘mistake’. Very nice place. Only critiques is the lighting—it’s a bit too low—and the music, which is a bit too loud at times. Besides that, perfect spot for a date!
  12. AC

    AmantedelCibo

    Raleigh

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The bane of a restaurant is inconsistency and that was our experience dining at Waypoint on a recent Tuesday night. Following a long drive to Cambridge, we opted to have a pizza and a salad with a glass of wine. Despite asking that the Caesar salad be served before the pizza, both were served at the same time. While the salad did include romaine and croutons, the dressing was indistinguishable and the salad lacked anchovies and grated cheese. The crust of the Illadelphia pizza was quite tasty but the sauce reminded me of tomato sauce from the can, the pepperoni was overcooked, and there was too little pecorino and basil. Fortunately, the cinnamon sugar donuts were excellent as always.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Arrived on time for the reservation but we still had to wait 45’ to our tables. We wanted oysters but was told there’s only a certain kind left, with many dishes are sold out (guessed because we had to wait). The host told us our drinks would be comped (which was nice of them) but they didn’t comp anything. We paid because it doesn’t really matter but just wish the experience was better since we were told highly of this place. Food was small portion compared to the price. Our waitress is attentive and funny, she made the night better.
  14. b

    bbme999

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I did have difficulty finding the restaurant, however once I went in, had a phenomenal experience! Everything from the host to the server to the delicious food. There was a nice energetic vibefor a Friday evening, the delivery was well paced, and the Specialty cocktail and food was unique and delicious. I took most of the recommendations of the server, and he was spot on. I definitely would go again, and look forward to my next overnight in Boston!
  15. s

    sorrow

    New England

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service is slow... when asking for feedback, they don't want to hear it.
  16. W

    Wally

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great! Had a delicious Wild Rose cocktail and shared a dozen scrumptious oysters and Jonah’s crab pasta with a friend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The appetizer and oysters were really good. The Lobster Papio y Cacio was descent but not enough large chunks of lobster. Overall good dish. It not extremely over the top. Next time will Hve to get some spice in dish.
  18. J

    Jessiejones

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon, Lobster Tail, Fresh Oysters, Brussels Sprouts, Flatbread, Chocolate Dessert, Strawberry Shortcake with a nice bottle of wine made a wonderful dinner! Great service! Loved the fun interior! Loved the Oyster Bar with a variety of options!!
  19. JS

    JamesS

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Ambience was great. Food delicious, and servers were attentive. It was their first day of brunch for this restaurant, and the $1 oyster deal made the raw bar very slow. Overall I’d definitely eat here again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and ambiance was great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waypoint was delicious. Different concept of everyday food. We loved our entire meal. Highly recommend!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Subpar food
  23. JJ

    JuliaJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our go-to place in Cambridge
  24. AB

    AndyB

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Space is beautiful. Food preparations are very creative and quality is excellent. Our server was also terrific.
  25. Z

    Zweebee

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were looking forward to a nice meal. Left a bit disappointed. First disappointment was when we asked to sit in a booth and were told those are reserved for larger parties. The entire time we were there, a majority of those booths remained unoccupied. There was plenty of sitting for large parties as the restaurant is a good size. Second disappointment was then service. For the price we paid, you would expect better service. Our server was not as attentive as we would have like and wasn’t as well trained as she could have been. The small details were missed. Third, the food was ok. The Caesar salad with crab on top was not what we expected. Hoping for some lump crab for the price we paid, we had to go searching for the shredded crab in the salad. We ordered the lobster tails and they came out on a bed of what tasted like Rice Krispies. A very odd combination. Did not go well together. In the end, the food was expensive and not worth the price. We will go elsewhere next time in Cambridge.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I need to applaud our waitstaff and especially our server Ingrid for the great meal, service, and menu recommendations. I had a great meal with a couple friends, we were able to sit for a while unrushed and take out time as the items came out. Excellent attention and recommendations
  27. WT

    WinnieT

    New England

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Came here last evening with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. It was bustling on a Weds night, the place attracts a lot of people for their $1 oysters Mon-Thurs 5-7pm. We ordered the Illadelphia pizza, king salmon, uni bucatini pasta, and oysters. The highlight was the pizza. Food was decent; I didn’t think it was super overpriced. Our waitress was new/training so we expected some hiccups along the way, but it became a frustrating experience as she rarely came to check in on us when we wanted to order more drinks. She also forgot to put in one of our orders so I was left waiting 20 mins for our food and my husband felt guilty eating his while I waited, she did not come by our table at this time to check in on us. We saw her kind of aimlessly wander around at times when we tried to get her attention. Oddly enough another server came to clear our glasses and asked if we wanted to order another beer, which we said we did, but then she ALSO didn’t end up putting the drink order in. The manager came by to offer complimentary dessert as a gesture of goodwill for the lack of service but we didn’t want to chance waiting another 20-30 mins for it. She did comp our round of drinks which was kind of her, but overall disappointed with what could have been a great dining experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, although it took quite a while to get some of our dishes. Also, the waitstaff was approachable, but there were a few instances of them forgetting to bring out items we had ordered (drinks, etc.)
  29. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food.. and good service ! Attentive staff and Enjoyable evening
  30. S

    Shmo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great flavors, wonderful accommodating staff. Would definitely recommend.
  31. BS

    BenjaminS

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    I had been to your place twice in the past and had a good experience my last experience there was the worst service I’ve ever had the food was proportioned so little I thought I was back in Barcelona eating plates rather than spending $52 for a bronzino And an extremely small portion of Krudo the only thing of note was the flatbread the drinks alcohol were so small I thought they were dosing out the penicillin all
  32. NR

    NR41

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, 10/10 would recommend
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was excellent. The waitress was particularly knowledgeable about their wine list which is hard to find at most restaurants.
  34. MP

    MishaP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t know where to start! I had two cocktails, which I never do, because they were that good! The size for the price of the lobster tail and octopus was steep, but oh so delicious! We weren’t the easiest of parties of six. One of our party spared with the barman about whiskey. It ended up with my friend taking her ‘whiskeyed up’ husband’s keys away. The oysters were superb, we ate and drank a lot. It was a reunion of sorts, and none of us wanted the evening to end! Thanks, Megan, for your excellent service! We will be back for deep dish pizza and whole bunch of oysters. Whoever created the fennel vinaigrette for the oysters and clams is a genius. And ending the meal with delicious beignets and French press..magnifique!
  35. R

    Recommend

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waypoint is one of our local favorites! We love their happy hour oysters from 5-7 for $1. We tried a couple of new items, crab caesar salad, crab dusted french fries, and and the scallops. All were delicious and the service was outstanding (as normal)!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    While the food was very good and our waitress was decent, the hostess was terrible and had the same attitude as an early aughts barista, as though she was just so important that belittling us would improve our experience? She tried to put us in a tiny corner for a special birthday, and was visibly annoyed when we requested to move seats. She just moved us to another corner! As a result we could barely see the restaurant decor and mostly just saw the back of of the waiter's station. The restaurant had many open seats and it felt like we were being told we weren't good enough to eat there. Would not recommend you based on this attitude. Too bad the food was fun, but your hostess made us feel like we were the weird kids in a middle school cafeteria. Hard pass.
  38. d

    dinaiva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Great service, vast varieties of seafood that tastes delicious. Would come again
  39. GM

    GeraldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food, service, and atmosphere. One of my favorites. You will pay more for the experience, so it is definitely for those that prefer quality over quantity.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    NEVER GOING BACK AGAIN. FAKE MARKETING. I loved Waypoint at our first visit, and made a reservation for $1 oyster happy hour thing. They never mentioned anywhere until we sat down, said their happy hour is for bar area only.

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 1690 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 48 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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