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“Great ambiance - and nice lunch buffet”

The Harvard Faculty Club
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The Harvard Faculty Club
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Great ambiance - and nice lunch buffet”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

okay, this place is somewhat stuff in atmosphere of course. but it actually has an amazing lunch buffet every week day that is quite delicious and tasty (and affordable at $25/person). just need to show a Harvard ID to get in (unlike Harvard Club which requires a membership). its a nice place to meet a business colleague.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I hosted a state social for professors, deans, graduate students at the Harvard Faculty Club. It was AMAZING. You get silverware that's 100's of years old and the Reading Room is breath-taking. I was concerned I wouldn't get enough attendees to my event (since we were flying in from California and not everyone is familiar with Cambridge, MA). But, the fact that I was hosting it at HARVARD was enough reason for my invited guests to RSVP. I recommend it to anyone looking to host a social for out-of-state guests.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Came here as a treat after graduation for the Sunday Brunch.....food selection was excellent but one negative was that they didn't refill the shrimp after it was finished....great selection of food.....including all of the breakfast favourites...and the roast beef was excellent...try to leave some room for the desert...the flour-less chocolate cake was one of the best I have ever had !!! Service was fantastic...I do feel that the waiting staff should be able to keep tips as they are brilliant.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Dinner was very elegant and wonderful. Service was great and food was wonderful. The white glove service was amazing. And the personal service was very attentive. The Club it self is very stylish and harvard ish

  • Stayed May 2013
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Harvard Faculty Club is one place that is classic and "Harvard Perfection" at its best!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

One of the better perks of being Harvard faculty is having access to the Club. This restaurant still posseses turn of the century grandeur. The white glove service is amazing. The menu always has great choices and the wine list has wonderful selections. Great attention is placed in food presentation, texture and flavor. It is an ideal place for a family dinner, a special occasion, an academic or business dinner or a casual Sunday brunch.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Harvard Faculty Club

Property: The Harvard Faculty Club
Address: 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02128
Location: United States > Massachusetts > Cambridge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Cambridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the edge of historic Harvard Yard, the Harvard Faculty Club offers an atmosphere of dignity, elegance and charm for members of the University community. Fine dining, decorative private dining rooms, comfortable overnight accommodations, reasonable prices, and personalized attention make it one of the most inviting establishments in the Boston area. As a Harvard faculty member, administrative/professional or long-service staff person, retiree, or alumnus/a, and reciprocal club members at any ACUC affiliated club, you and your guests are always welcome. ... more   less 

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