A new seafood locale has cropped up among the restaurants in Harvard Square and trust us, you need to know about it. Waypoint, the second Cambridge restaurant from chef Michael Scelfo of Alden & Harlow, delivers coastal-inspired fare including a raw bar, pizzas, pastas and whole roasts, plus a 20-variety deep absinthe program.
When you’re ready to look towards the coast, head to Waypoint and order these great dishes for sharing with the table:
NEW SEAFOOD SPOT JOINS RESTAURANTS IN HARVARD SQUARE
A staple on any menu true to local, New England fare, the daily selection of oysters are accompanied by pickled fennel mignonette and fish pepper cocktail sauce.
Before checking out the seafood-focused pastas, pizzas and large format roasts, get a taste of the sea with the shrimp appetizer, delivered with fish pepper cocktail sauce and nori (edible seaweed) aioli, house hot sauce and saltines.
While the daily crudo preparation remains a mystery until you’re in the restaurant, it’s freshness — from the best local, market fishes — is one thing you can certainly be sure of.
One of many inventively topped pies, the Chopped Clam Pizza, made from flour milled in-house (with a gluten-free version available), peperoncino (Italian hot chili peppers), pecorino and parsley, reflects Scelfo’s love of seafood on pizza.
5. AX HANDLE RIB EYE
If you’re looking for a heartier, meatier main, the menu offers plenty of options to satisfy these types of hunger pangs too, including the Ax Handle Rib Eye with squid ink toast, boquerones (anchovies) and Romesco sauce (nut and red pepper-based).