Granary Tavern
Granary Tavern

Granary Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.granarytavern.com/
  • Phone: (617) 449-7110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Keenan Langlois
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room and bar that is fit for a cocktail reception up to 100 people or for sit down dinner for up 50 people. Both passed appetizer and pre-fixed menus are available upon request. Capacity for an entire restaurant buy out is 276
  • Private Party Contact: Nikki Kenneally 6174497119

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Surface Road
  • Public Transit: The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.
A word from Granary Tavern
In search of a sun soaked patio, a truly unique dining experience or just an engaging place to socialize, the Granary Tavern on the Greenway is the answer. A place where rustic and modern elements meld seamlessly to create a casually-stylish environment. Located at the end of Milk Street, the newest addition to the Glynn Hospitality Group portfolio of restaurants and iconic hotspots is certain to impress. Making its home in the Charles Bulfinch designed building constructed in 1816, this 250 seat restaurant has two floors, two bars, exposed kitchen, patio, and panoramic al fresco style windows. The informal and welcoming atmosphere is reaffirmed with the gastronomic offerings. Locavore"s will relish the fact there is an emphasis on Slow Food principles, fresh seafood, farmer's market produce and dynamic presentations. There is a focus on healthy preparations and locally sourced ingredients; simple comfort food concepts enhanced by contemporary accompaniments.
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Granary Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)great for outdoor dining (34)great for lunch (30)neighborhood gem (26)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (22)fit for foodies (20)late-night find (10)scenic view (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (8)special occasion (5)romantic (2)Show More
  • Meal
    resrvationsVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Five meal orders; three came to the table same time; the other two came eventually and one was wrong and had to be redone from the start- salmon instead of a burger; when everyone had food it was very good; There is a good beer selection if you're into beer. I had a fisherman's Pumpkin Stout which was very tasty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    CHRI
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A bit noisy for a couples date, but a great spot with an awesome atmosphere and yummy food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Website is incorrect
    Anonymous1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Specifically came for brunch on Sunday. Online it says the brunch menu is available 9-2, but then when we arrived, we were told the brunch menu was only available until 1 pm. This was disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely vibe
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the ambience & the food. The view of the Greenway & location in downtown Boston are terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, quite loud
    terynVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had dinner on a Friday night at the Granary Tavern. Our server was very attentive, they had a good beer selection, and our food was tasty, if a bit overpriced. However, it was really, really LOUD. So loud that it was hard to have a conversation with my dining companion without shouting a bit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great bar , lots of fun people
    blonderunner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is a pub type of restaurant that has lots of young 20-30s somethings socializing and older groups who still want to have a lively place to hang out. I have to say I did not expect to get a great meal other than a basic burger or sandwich but the food was actually really good and even some healthy options as well. It isn't extensive but what they have is suffice. Great selection of yummy beers and even some great wines. The salad I had was actually pretty well presented and I am a picky eater and I don't like junk. My husband is a food snob and he loved his food. No complaints in our group of well-traveled foodies. Server was pleasant and did her best to make us happy. Apple crisp was even pretty good for a pub. NO complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Fun
    Gelinho
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I love the beer selection and menu. The food is delicious. What tops it off for us is how kid-friendly this place is, too. Our children (4- and 6-years-old) were happy to utilize the Etch A Sketch each was given and they enjoyed a nice variety of choices on the children's menu. The staff were attentive and quite helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A lunch fave ~
    bdavidVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    A nice wood accent ambiance, professional and friendly staff, fresh food ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First granary experience--super
    Vtsong
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Loved our first visit (will definitely return) ---service quick, efficient, warm, great waitress ("Yaz"--but didn't seem to know who Yastrzemski was--lol) Food great, creative menu, both seasonal and local favorites, heirloom carrots We found the prices very reasonable for the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    A bit loud - but a hood draft beer menu. And you gotta love a place with a lamb burger on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ToughtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    They serve both the brunch and lunch menu on Sunday, which is nice for those of us who don't like brunch food! We were able to get a nice table by the window (refusing the first table offered to us) and the food was good, but nothing special. Would be really nice to eat there in warmer weather as they have a nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for drinking, not for eating
    SpumoniVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a great space, great location, especially for tourists and the financial district. If it's a beer you want, then you will have a good experience. We didn't, but we only ordered food. The deviled eggs arrived with five halves, each with a very small amount of filling, on carelessly tossed and unappealing looking "pulled" lettuce, and there was even very little of that. Excess moisture from the eggs dotted the plate and made eating them messy. And they cost $7.00. The turkey sandwich sounded great because of the blended flavors it contained, but there was no taste and it was very dry. The service was great and timely. They all worked as a team. Other dishes might be better, but my belief is food is only the side show.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pricey for a Tavern/Bar Environment
    IceBreaker2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I liked the casual ambiance and our server was very helpful and friendly. Food was very good but pricey for what is a bar environment! It's a Tavern so WYSIWYG. :-) While you are seated at your table, people are standing close by in and around you, the bar and common area! Considering the Pats/Jets game was on the TV, the noise level was acceptable. Maybe people who frequent the Tavern are not big NFL fans! That being said, the food, drinks and service were good! You make the decision; dine in a bar environment, or find a place that is more like a traditional restaurant. Food and drinks for 3 was north of $200 - avg. 3 drinks each It is a downtown Boston location. Take that into consideration when making comparisons!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Nothing fancy, but consistently good. Chicken sandwich is particularly good and somewhat healthy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken and Waffles, nough said
    RitagonzVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our server was OUT OF BOUNDS awesome. The place is young and vibrant, very farm to table. I wasnt too crazy about the deviled eggs, but my entree - the succulent crispy, juicy crave worthy, nestled on top of a perfect fluffy waffle. A hunk of maple butter nestled between the chicken and the waffle so infectiously soaked into the chicken and the waffle, drizzled with the best maple syrup... OMG. OMG chicken and waffles!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Clarkwilson
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a reservation for 6 people at 7:30. It was raining that night, so it was hard to get a cab and through the city. We were about 10 minutes late, and they were still kind enough to honor our reservation. Our dinner was great. The server wasn't very attentative, but it was hard to tell if it was her, or if it was overall just too busy. That detail really wasn't severer enough to keep us from returning. The food and atmosphere were great! Another successful birthday dinner in the books.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great service, great food and great drinks. Definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good family lunch
    msimms
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Kid friendly, had a children's menu and an Etch a Sketch. We were sat in the basement, which was nice & quiet but a little odd. Seems like they put everyone with a reservation down there. The stairs would be tough if you have anyone elderly in your party. My uncle ordered the burger medium well and it was very red & had to be sent back. They just cooked the same burger -after he had put condiments on it and taken a bite. I think they could have remade for him. He says it was good, but it bothered me that he wasn't given a fresh burger.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I have been to the Granary a number of times and usually have a solid meal. This time was no different. The service, however, has always been subpar. Once more, this time was no different. We saw our waiter only a brief few times. I know he had a big party to contend with and I know it was a Friday night, but he didn't check in after we got our food and would walk by us without asking how we were doing. It got to the point where my friends were going to go to the bar to get a drink because we hadn't seen him in a while. I also noticed that the couple next to us sat with their menus for probably ten minutes before he took their orders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great....
    Seag
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Was disappointed after reading other good reviews about the food. Atmosphere is fun but very noisy. Service was good but very pushy about ordering more drinks. Appetizers were good, especially the barley soup and pita with dips and cheese, but main courses were disappointing. Swordfish was fishy and tasteless, pasta no more than average. Burger good. Wouldn't run back.
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  • Great food!
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Came to the Granary with family members on a Sunday afternoon. Got seated right away, got our drinks in promptly, ordered food, and everything was delicious. Will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun restaurant in Market Area
    fancythis72VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a big family group here for dinner and it worked out great. It was noisy but that was fine. The waitress was nice and very helpful. The food was very good. My scallops were great. It is a fun place in a great old building in the Fanuel Market area. Great place for groups or tourists.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Love this spot, great food, great people, great drinks. Love the decor/brick walls. Overall great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday treat
    Snowflake
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was excellent.... friendly and accommodating without being 'super sucky" Great ambiance...somewhat loud, but it was our crowd making the noise celebrating a family birthday. Food arrived hot (important consideration to many in our group). Portions were very small for the 'special' but not for items on the regular menu...as if they were trying to eek out extra servings from what was prepared....that's the reason for the '3 stars' for food and '4 stars' for overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad we found this place!
    maryellen01754
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    What a wonderful place to grab a meal or hang out with friends over drinks! Make a reservation though if you can as it fills up fast! We ate outside and really enjoyed the swordfish (best ever), the cheese fondue, pizza and scallops! The creme brulee had the thickest crust I've ever encountered (yum). The waitress was so pleasant and was quite knowledgeable about the different draft beers on tap. We left happy and full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fun foods
    Great
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was very good and I would go back here next time I am in Boston!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect bar/dinner/pub mix!
    mb117
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was a bit on the greasy side, but really tasty! Environment, music, and view of Boston was great! Perfect to hang out with friends! Would recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for dinner
    KateVT
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I had a great meal with great service at Granary. I'd go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Warf, Short Wait
    GarWVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Granary is a relatively recent addition to this area of Boston; not a ton of variety on the menu but they have a nice selection of beers, a cool outdoor dining area, I dig the brick motif, and for whatever reason the wait is never as long as some of the other places around that indeed do not serve as good a lobster roll.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, excellent food
    Worklunch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. Great service - as in attentive but not hovering. Food was tasty. Prices were average for the area. Went for Sunday lunch - warm day, so they had the windows open. This allowed for a nice ocean breeze throughout the restaurant. Will eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mix of Food and Drinks
    RMG259
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Their menu is not huge but it's varied, has something for everyone, and overall the food is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    lfenVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We were a party of 7 and we greatly appreciated the Granary's willingness to accommodate us on their small-ish patio, as well as bringing out cake and a candle for our friend's birthday. Our waiter was super nice while not exactly on the ball... I chalk this up to his being new to Boston and he really did try. The cocktails were nice. But the food....it was pretty awful across the board. Steak that was supposed to be medium rare was served well done, my pork chop was dry as a bone with the tiniest, barely cooked brussel sprouts. The watermelon salad looked like a whole cubed watermelon with hardly any other ingredients. I will not go back... what a disappointment because I so wanted to like this place.
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  • Food and service were great
    emmyd3287
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our group of 8 were 40 minutes late for our reservation, and they didn't seem annoyed at all. Our server was kind, attentive, and engaged us in conversation other than what we wanted to eat/drink. Pulled pork flatbread is so delicious and so is the caeser salad. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service issues
    theassistant
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was fine, cocktails were great. Restaurant's service was slow and comunicated poorly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good weekend brunch on waterfront
    jhc47
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This is a tavern in the Boston waterfront that is open for breakfast brunch options on weekends when there aren't many other options in this area. The brunch selections were based around breakfast dishes but well prepared with a nice variety of options.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Granary Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great Spot
    elvisVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    What an amazing spot! The space is very cool with the exposed beams and exposed brick. You really feel like you are sitting in historic space in Boston. The food was good but I think more apps that could be easily shared might work better on the menu especially for an after work crowd.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Service; Very Noisy!
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very popular at lunch with both tourists and nearby office workers. Good if somewhat limited menu; go for the burger or salads (be prepared for modest portions of the latter). Very good and attentive service. Very, very noisy--hard to hear your tablemates unless you sit outside!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Missing Ingredients
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    One thing we ordered was not available. Then we ordered a salad and it was delivered without one of the key ingredients. They didn't even mention they were out of that as well until we inquired. A little lame. The other food was really tasty and we had a nice table by an open window.
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  • Excellent weekday lunch
    BelleoRose
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Wandering the streets of Boston and hoping Open Table would lead us to a great lunch spot. As usual, reviews by others is best indicator of a good spot and same is true of this place. We arrived just before noon lunch rush and got a nice spot inside next to opened windows. Place filled up within minutes and its because of the food. Excellent sandwiches and cold craft beers. What more do I need. hope to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good Stuff
    ragenjr
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Second time there...good eats and great service. Chicken and waffles as good as any below mason Dixon. A bit loud inside but a great destination for drinks and dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.