Alcove Serves Upscale Fare Inspired by the New England Coast
Alcove, which opened about two months ago in Boston’s West End overlooking the harbor, is a modern neighborhood eatery serving up cuisine inspired by the New England farm coast. The menu includes raw bar options, hand-sliced charcuterie and cheeseboards, Mediterranean-style snacks like marinated olives, and larger plates including grilled swordfish with eggplant caponata and charred maitake mushrooms over grilled polenta. Alcove also serves a popular weekend brunch with dishes like brioche French toast with Asian pears and maple syrup, and classic steak and eggs with home fries.
Alcove has a well-designed interior with textural details like rustic woods, blackened steel, and shiny copper accents. The 260-seat restaurant has a bar-focused lounge with live-edge acacia coffee tables, couches, high-top standing tables, and a few tables at a back-wall banquette. The main dining room has cushioned chairs around custom-built tables with built-in leaves that can expand for up to seven people.