Catalyst Restaurant is a reflection of Chef/Owner William Kovel’s passion for simple food delivered with warm service in a modern environment.


Catalyst Restaurant is the culmination of Chef/Owner William Kovel’s culinary experiences in award-winning restaurants includingJardinière, Orerry and Aujourd'hui at Four Seasons Boston Hotel. The Catalyst dining experience centers on bright, simple food created from the season’s freshest local ingredients, serious French technique and an appreciation for the details that go into our guest's experience.

Catalyst Restaurant opened in 2011 as one of the pioneer businesses in Technology Square near the MIT Campus in Cambridge, MA. Since that time, an influx of start-ups and big companies that have made Catalyst a hub for business lunches, after-work gatherings and private dining.

Reclaimed barn board, hand-blown glass light fixtures and a two-way fireplace give the large restaurant a comfortable, intimate environment. The chef’s dining room has views of the semi-open kitchen and the atrium dining room takes full advantage of the sweeping floor to ceiling windows.


Contact us: info@catalystrestaurant.com




(617) 576-3000


300 Technology Square

Cambridge, MA 02139


Lunch M-Fri 11a-2:30p

Dinner M-Th 5p–10p

Dinner F-Sa 5p–11p

Sundays closed

Bar Menu M-F 2:30p–5p


We validate parking for Technology Square Garage located behind the restaurant at 800 Technology Square, Cambridge




Catalyst’s 1,600 square feet of private dining and meeting space is lined with natural wood and floor-to-ceiling windows in the heart of Technology Square just steps away from Kendall and Central Squares. The private meeting rooms boast state-of-the-art amenities such as flat screens; which are tucked behind wooden panels when not in use; high-speed internet access and sophisticated furnishings.       
The flexibility of the private space’s design allows for the three rooms to be opened up to one larger space or a combination of two rooms using contemporary, soundproof NanaWalls, which are opaque for privacy.

The Crick, Franklin and Watson Rooms (named for the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953; a nod to the great history of the neighborhood) may accommodate 120 guests seated at rounds, 200 for a cocktail reception or 120 set theater style.

In addition there is also a beautiful two-way fireplace lounge, which may be reserved for semi-private events. Experience the ease of planning an event with professionals in a state of the art facility with inspired, sustainable cuisine.


Whether you are planning a rehearsal dinner, a bridal shower brunch, a birthday dessert reception or an intimate dinner with friends, Catalyst offers several beautiful spaces to choose from.  Choose from the polished yet cozy Fireplace Room with plush furniture for a cocktail reception in front of the fire or the elegant Watson Room with floor-to-ceiling windows.. The private dining manager will work with you on each detail to create a personalized event, from the flowers to the menu to the favors. 


For private events, please contact our Private Events Team at (617) 576-3004 or events@catalystrestaurant.com





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Upcoming events

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