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HLS Harkness Dining Room, Pub Grill & Catering

HLS Cafe, Grille & Harkbox
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge , MA 02138


Summer Hours: 7:30am-2:30pm M-F Harkness Dining Room; Academic Year Hours Harkness Dining Room: Monday- Friday 7:30am-5pm Pub Grill 1st Floor: Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm


Joe Iovino, General Manager
  • Baked goods & pastries
  • Espresso-based coffee drinks
  • Grab n' go salads / sandwiches
  • Grab n' go yogurt & fruits
  • Hot breakfast / oatmeal
  • Hot entrees
  • Made-to-order sandwiches
  • Pizza
  • Salad bar
  • Soups & chilis
  • World cuisines

HLS is a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant!

Catering for On-Premise Events

Celebrations, meetings, conferences and more.... HUDS can support your catering needs with a menu perfect for any event or any budget, big or small. Our Catering Menu, with a core of popular ideas for any time of day, is available on EMS. But that's just a starting point! Let our team of catering professionals work with you directly to develop a menu suitable to your particular needs and tastes – we love to get creative with you! Contact our Event Managers at


Summer Hours: 7:30am-2:30pm M-F Harkness Dining Room


Community Dining

The Harvard Law School offers two venues to meet the community's dining needs (during the academic year):

  • Harkness Dining Room: Monday- Friday 7:30am-5pm
  • Pub Grill 1st Floor: Monday-Thursday 3pm-8pm

Harkness is your dining destination for the heart of the day on the Harvard Law School campus, here with hearty and nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack options. 

The day starts with a classic American breakfast of eggs, breakfast meats, breakfast potatoes and ocassional specialties like pancakes or french toast.

At lunch, the Harkness provides extensive choice to celebrate our diverse community. Choices include an extensive salad bar and daily soups, a deli with specialty and custom sandwiches, an American grill, pizza, and daily hot entrees and complementing sides from the Fresh Fired, Plant-Forward and International stations. Halal proteins are available every day (look for the menu card marker), as are Kosher selections. 

The Harkness Dining Room also features periodic Chef Station specials, such as the World Food Day Blue Hubbard Squash soup or the Native American Heritage Month's Nasaump and Sassafras Tea.

Explore the online menu here.

The Pub Grill is available for afternoon snacks and dinner Monday through Thursday. The menu includes:

  • a hearty dinner of Global Comfort fare

  • Pizza, and American grill and a made-to-order deli

  • soups and chilis

  • grab-n-go salads, snacks and beverages


Interested in a Meal Plan?

Any Harvard graduate or professional school students may elect to purchase a declining balance meal plan for use in designated Harvard University Dining Services Campus Cafes. Recognizing that food is a universal connector, the meal plan was established to foster and nourish your community experience. Nothing is as unifying as a shared meal! Learn more and enroll!