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Tavern In The Square Allston

#920 of 2,448 Restaurants in Boston
₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2003
+1 617-782-8100
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
13 Aug 2017
“The food is real bad.”
20 Apr 2017
“Friendly staff & solid meal”
American, Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2003
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The food is really bad and expensive for what it is. The drinks are expensive too. This is a bar with a good dance floor, I'm not really sure why they serve food at all.

Thank Vyshedsky
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We've eaten at Tavern in the Square in Littleton MA several times since it opened and always had a great experience. But the Allston location has a much more limited menu and even things that are on both menus - e.g. the Nachos - are...More

Thank actonma
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The staff - from the door greeters/hosts to the waitress - were very friendly. We sat at a table next to the open air doors on a pleasant Sunday in April & watched a Red Sox game on one of the many screens. My wife...More

Reviewed 20 November 2016

Recently went there for dinner. We had their Fish and Chips. The fish is fried in broken up potato chips - which is different, somewhat tasty, but the batter is a bit dry. We had their Ice Cream Puff for dessert. Unfortunately, the puff was...More

Thank Martha T
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This was our first experience here. Brunch was great, the service was exceptional (THANK YOU Mary Kate) The brunch is laid out to minimize lines and everything flowed smoothly. The omelet station had a twist I've never seen - the waitress gives you a ticket...More

Thank Arlene H
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We stopped in after the BC game on a beautiful afternoon. We loved the open to street atmosphere and the wide selection of beers. Jenna was our sever and she was great. Unfortunately food was just ok. Neither the nachos or quesadilla came with expected...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Enjoyed a nice Father's Day brunch with my family. The choices were outstanding with both the usual fair and somethings out of the ordinary (I tried the fried chicken and blue cheese eggs Benedict & it was quite nice). The omelettes were just ok and...More

Thank NorthonCharles
Reviewed 9 May 2015

Sunday brunch with my daughter and sister. The omelet wasn't the best I've ever had but you get the opportunity to choose from about 20 ingredients so have it just like you like it. Just about any other breakfast item is available from the buffet...More

Thank MrTympani
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Tavern in the Square is great for food, drinks, and brunch. The all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch is a huge selling point. The food is always good and does not taste as though it's mass-produced as many buffet-style restaurants often do. If you go for lunch or...More

Thank SydneyGodett20
Reviewed 25 February 2015

I've been here a few times and it's always good. The food is good, not great, but the servers are attentive. I had the chicken Caesar salad and it was very good and very large. We were a group of 3 twenty somethings with 2...More

Thank skiqueen10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-782-8100
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Tavern in the Square is a neighborhood restaurant & bar focusing on great food & beverage, sports, entertainment, atmosphere and outstanding service.
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