Best of Boston

2001 Best Al Fresco Restaurant


With the doors at UpStairs at the Pudding closed, we’ve turned to another gem for outside dining. Just sitting in Harvest’s enclosed, shaded garden patio off Brattle Street provokes daydreams—and offers the evidence that this Harvard Square institution has entered the millennium with style and good service. Chef Josh Foley’s everchanging menu is burgeoning with New England ingredients (if there are scallops on the menu, order them) that are as fresh as the patio’s air, and make us happy the management extends our unreliable warm seasons with powerful gas heaters.

44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255,