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Tavern In The Square Allston

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American, Bar, Pub
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161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2003
+1 617-782-8100
11:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Lowell, Massachusetts
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269 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 hard even with the ice cream in it. The service was good. Just a place... More 

Thank Martha T
Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 with your table number and name, after perusing the station, you place your order -... More 

Thank Arlene H
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 salsa and the calamari was lame. We'll go back but we will probably stick with... More 

Thank Jim M
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the lunch items looked tasty but I stuck with breakfast. The service was very good... More 

Thank NorthonCharles
Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 as well as lunch items on the other side of the room. I'm beginning to... More 

Thank MrTympani
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 dinner the food is just as delicious. The portions are huge and everything is good!... More 

Thank SydneyGodett20
Farmington, Maine
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 parents and it was a very comfortable place.

Thank skiqueen10
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

I have mixed reviews on the food and service. Ordered a burger and it looked great but ended up making me sick the rest of the night. Not sure if it was a bad experience or what but I'll never eat one from here again. It was the first restaurant I ate at when I moved to Allston and was... More 

Thank Jeri Anne G
Orlando, Florida
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2,208 reviews
735 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

We wanted to catch the Habs vs Blues game that evening and the hotel staff at the Courtyard Marriott told us that this place was just the place to go for that. We took a cab from Cambridge which was about 10-15 minutes away from us and were not disappointed with our decision. The manager there greeted us and took... More 

Thank Steve R
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213 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Had a meal here, perfectly adequate place with good food, great service, and a good ambiance. Would certainly return here if in this city again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-782-8100
Tavern in the Square is a neighborhood restaurant & bar focusing on great food & beverage, sports, entertainment, atmosphere and outstanding service.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?