Have late night munchies but brain break has been ravished and you are sick of Noch’s pizza? Thankfully, Harvard has four student-run grilles that are open on late nights for your masticating pleasure. Flyby has the run down of these grilles so that your munchies never go unfulfilled again. The best part—all these grilles take Board Plus!Quincy Grille
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. Thursday 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Friday – Saturday: 10 p.m. – 4 a.m.
The Quincy Grille is perhaps the most popular of the Grilles on campus, mainly due to its central location. At peak times on Friday and Saturday nights, easily 20 people could hover around the counter for food. The most popular item on the menu are the mozzarella sticks. The menu also includes sweet potato fries, smoothies, and their infamous Ronnie burger, a monstrous cheeseburger with all the fixings. A noticeable absence from the menu this year is the grille’s milkshakes. According to an employee, the new management this year decided that there is not enough demand for milkshakes. However, customers are encouraged to email email@example.com and request them to be brought back.
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Eliot Grille is currently closed until a permit is renewed in two weeks, according to grille manager Victoria L. Migdal ’12. The Eliot Grille is located in “The Inferno” which is in the basement of J entryway, the first entryway as you walk into Eliot. While the menu includes classic grille food, such as fries and burgers, they are most proud of their milkshakes and frappes. While hours are limited, individuals may request management to “cater” events held in the Inferno with enough notice.
Hours: weekdays 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. weekends 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
The Quad Grille—formerly Pfoho Grille—officially opened last week for the 90’s dance. The name change is intentional. “For all intents and purposes, we are now the Quad Grille. We’ll be doing a lot of outreach to the other Quad houses,” said grille manager Maya E. Shwayder ’11 in an e-mail. “We want it to be a service that the whole Quad can enjoy.” Popular items on the menu include mozzarella sticks, curly fries, and chicken snack wraps, which are said to be worth the trip. Milkshakes remain available, so Quadlings won’t be without their evening sugar fix. The Quad Grille is also offering a punch card promotion, in which frequent grille customers can get free food after certain number of visits. Management plans to offer different promotions throughout the year. Note to job-seeking Flyby readers: the grille is currently still hiring, contact grille management if interested.
Hours: weekdays 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. weekends 12 a.m. – 2 a.m.
According to a grille employee, the Dunster Grille is currently closed and awaiting a health inspection. However, once it opens, the Dunster Grille is a solid place to grab a bite and hang out. The area surrounding the grille includes ping-pong and billiard tables, as well as a TV. The menu includes the normal grille options, with a specialty named “Fat Spencer” sandwich. This monstrosity includes a hamburger, mozzarella sticks, fries, and chili all on a long bun. Also, rumor goes that Al Gore ‘69 spent most of his time in the Dunster Grille while at Harvard.
There are plenty of options to choose from to satisfy late night cravings, no matter where you live on campus.
Photo courtesy of Aleah C. Bowie/The Harvard Crimson.