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Henrietta’s Table

by Alaina on July 8, 2011 · 4 comments

Hope you are all enjoying your week! After working 11 days straight, I now have a 3-day weekend!! Very excited to relax yet have fun. So expect some posts over the next few days!

On July 4th, my roommates and I ventured to the Charles River to see the fireworks. Before that though, we decided to go out to dinner since I had an Open Table gift card that I wanted to use. There are only a handful of restaurants that are part of OT, in Harvard Square, and even fewer that were open on July 4th. We decided on Henrietta’s Table in the Charles Hotel. Being that it is in a hotel, I knew that they would be open. I had been there for breakfast, brunch and lunch but never for dinner. It was time to round out the dining experiences!

It was a really warm night so we decided to eat out on the patio. There was no wait, which was really nice. I love their motto: Fresh & Honest! They practice farm to table dining and everything is local, sustainable and in season.

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The weather was beautiful outside, not too hot with a nice breeze. We started off with waters as we perused the menu.

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The menu isn’t very big but everything looked good! I had a hard time deciding! It took me no time to order my drink though. After my drink experience a few weeks ago, I was eager to try another drink that had cilantro infused into it.

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This drink was very sweet but very refreshing. We also split a bread basket which had a sweet, nutty dense bread, a warm sourdough bread, and my favorite, the cranberry nut bread.

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Instead of ordering off the regular menu, I opted for the specials of the day. To start, I had a mixed green salad with watermelon, pancetta and feta in a light herb vinaigrette. There was some confusion early on though when they brought out a regular field greens salad. It was quickly rectified, though, and I was able to enjoy my salad.

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Loved this summer salad. The only thing that would have made it better was if the cheese was crumbled instead of cubed. Small detail though! Smile

For my entrée, I ordered the ribeye steak with a demi glace sauce atop mashed potatoes. The way I like to have my steak is medium rare but because of the thin cut of meat, the lowest they could do was medium. Still a bit cooked for me, but it was still delicious. I tried my sister in law’s pot roast which was nice and hot and could cut with a fork. After that bite, mine seemed a bit colder in temperature. I don’t eat steak very often though so I enjoyed every bite. And the mashed potatoes were chunky which I love!

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Our service was great. It was attentive without being rushed and our water glasses were always filled! Definitely key for me at a restaurant! Especially one where the evening was warm.

So now I’ve done every meal at Henrietta’s Table and I thoroughly enjoyed all of them! I haven’t been there for lunch in a while though. I could really go for one of their salads. Smile with tongue out And can I just say, I LOVE the fact that they call dinner, supper. Don’t know why, but I love it.

Henrietta’s Table is located at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA.

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1 MelissaNibbles July 8, 2011 at 4:52 am

Looks delicious! I like my steak to be bleeding. I know what you mean when you said it was still too done :)

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2 Michelle July 8, 2011 at 6:30 am

I’m a big fan of Henrietta’s Table. I love their focus on local and sustainable ingredients…and their food is no-fuss but always fantastic!

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3 Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic July 8, 2011 at 11:21 am

I LOVE Henrietta’s Table. I live closeby so I’m there often. And yes, I like that they call it supper too, sounds very charming. I hope to meet you soon!

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4 Holly @ The Runny Egg July 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

I wonder if the cheese was cubed to match the watermelon? I agree that crumbled cheese is so much better — you get more in each bite!

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