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HLS Harkness Dining Room, Pub Grill, Harkbox & Catering

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


Pub Grill / 1st Floor: Monday- Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm; Harkness Dining Room / 2nd Floor: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm; Harkbox / Lower Level: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm


Irfan Haque, 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


Community Dining

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

  • Pub Grill: Monday- Thursday 7:30am-8pm, Friday 7:30am-5pm

  • Harkness Dining Room: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

  • Harkbox: Monday- Friday 8am-5pm

The Pub Grill is your all-day dining destination on the Harvard Law School campus, here with a hearty and nutritious breakfast, speedy and diverse lunch options when you're on the weekday run, and dinner during the academic year. 

The menu includes:

  • a traditional American breakfast, including oatmeal, plant-based scrambles or eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, bagels and spreads, yogurts, cottage cheese and fruit, as well as freshly brewed Peet's Coffees

  • a quick lunch of soups, chilis, sandwiches, a daily hot entree, grill and pizza, plus grab-n-go salads, snacks and beverages

  • a hearty dinner of Global Comfort fare, pizza, grill and deli

The Harkness Dining Room opens for lunch and provide 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 Harkbox is a community coffee bar with espresso-based drinks made to order plus a range of baked goods, snacks, and quick meal selections. Surrounding seating makes this a comfortable and cozy place for a meeting, studying or people-watching! 


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!