Located at 40 Brattle Street, Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food in a subterranean, modern and comfortable space. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares bold and flavor-forward food that honors tradition of place in its quality. It is how he connects with anyone who joins him at his table - and we hope it is why you will join us at ours!

 
 

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LOCATION
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 864 2100
info@aldenharlow.com

HOURS
SundayBrunch 10:30AM - 2:30PM
5PM - 12AM(Bar 1AM)
Mon - Wed5PM - 12AM(Bar 1AM)
Thurs - Fri5PM - 1AM(Bar 2AM)
Saturday Brunch 10:30AM - 2PM
5PM - 1AM(Bar 2AM)

Events

Private Events

If you are interested in hosting a private event at Alden & Harlow, please submit the following form and we'll be in touch.

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Bernal Pop-Up!

Oct 17, 2018 - 10pm

40 Brattle St. Cambridge, MA 02138

The team at Alden & Harlow are excited to host Josh Donald, proprietor of San Francisco’s Bernal Cutlery, for a popup event and book signing. Josh will be on hand demonstrating his knife sharpening skills, signing and selling copies of his newly released book, Sharp, in addition to selling knives.

Bernal Cutlery opened in 2005 and specializes in time-honored Japanese Whetstone knife grinding techniques, which finishes by hand with a modified version of an old fashioned Barber’s strop. Bernal Cutlery offers peerless sharpening services, as well as very high caliber new knives, collectable and vintage models as well as classes in care and sharpening and knife skills. Professional chefs, dedicated home cooks and collectors have been flocking to Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco for over 10 years.

Josh Donald’s experience working with blades moves along the historical record—from working with stone and wood while studying sculpture, to years spent pouring metal at a foundry, and finally working with steel and knives since the mid-90s. Josh and his team have tens of thousands of hours worth of experience in sharpening Japanese, French, and Western knives. This experience allows them to custom fit the best type of edge-angles and finishes to each knife and customer.

The popup will begin at 10pm with the knife demonstration beginning at 11pm; drinks and snacks will be provided by Alden & Harlow with help from friends at Privateer Rum, Buffalo Trace, and Formaggio Kitchen. Tickets are $10 or $30 (which includes the cost of a signed book) at the door. Industry passes will be available on a first come, first serve basis via social media, so make sure to follow us on Instagram @aldenharlow.

 

MICHAEL SCELFO

Throughout his career, Chef Michael Scelfo has taken time to examine his personal culinary perspective: if given the opportunity to take off the reins and cook for people in a restaurant of his own, what would he make? He found the answer in his own kitchen, surrounded by his wife and three children. Creating a medium in which people can connect is what Chef Scelfo excels at. By incorporating intimate elements in the design and decor and weaving family recipes into his own, Chef Scelfo has created a space in which his vision is communicated through simple, elegant dishes inspired by what he would want to eat at home with his family.

At Alden & Harlow, Chef Michael Scelfo has extended the concept of the domestic kitchen table into his first owned and operated restaurant. Located in the iconic Casablanca restaurant space in Harvard Square, Alden & Harlow pays homage to its chef’s roots by bringing you food from the heart.

 

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FRIENDS

JACOBSEN SALT
jacobsensalt.com

HEDLEY & BENNETT
hedleyandbennett.com

THE FOOD PROJECT
thefoodproject.org

HUGE GALDONES PHOTOGRAPHY
galdones.com

SHARE OUR STRENGTH
nokidhungry.org

VERRILL FARMS
verrillfarm.com

FORMAGGIO KITCHEN
formaggiokitchen.com

EVA'S GARDEN
farmfresh.org

LOVIN' SPOONFULS                    lovinspoonfulsinc.org

FORAGED AND FOUND                  foragedandfoundedibles.com

SPARROW ARC FARM                    sparrowarcfarm.blogspot.com

 

 

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