Tavern Road
Tavern Road

Tavern Road

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernroad.com/
  • Phone: 6177900808x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar: Monday - Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

    Late Night Dining - Sunday - Wednesday 11:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Thursday - Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Louis DiBiccari
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With our globally inspired Street Foods menu in our adjacent cafe. Tavern Road can provide catering for most occasions. For more information please email Amy@tavernroad.com
  • Entertainment: In-house music system.
  • Special Events: Tavern Road can do semi-private functions to full buyouts. For more information please email Amy@tavernroad.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: South Station Parking Garage 750 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111
    1. Head north on Atlantic Ave toward East St 0.3 mi
    2. Turn right onto Congress St Destination will be on the right 0.3 mi
    343 Congress St Boston, MA 02210


  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot on Congress Street.
    Parking Garage located on Farnsworth St.
    Street Parking - please be aware of resident parking signs.
    Parking lot directly across the street on the corner of Congress St and Farnsworth St.
A word from Tavern Road
Tavern Road balances the energy of the neighborhood’s emerging business community and thriving arts scene with a space that is welcoming to all. Book-ended by a lively open-kitchen and an expansive bar space, from any vantage point. Tavern Road provides a vibrant atmosphere for guests to gather, dine and enjoy the epicurean styling and entertaining energy of the Tavern Road team.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Tavern Road reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (37)vibrant bar scene (29)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (21)special occasion (11)late-night find (6)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great service, bad food
    SouthBostonFOODIE
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service is great and the ambience is not bad. A bit loud, but it's more of a bar/gastro pub type place. The food was bad. Mostly mushy, typical american food loaded with butter, cheese, very unrefined compared to the other restaurants nearby on Congress. IT was also WAY overpriced for the quality. They need a new chef. It's a shame it's not better because I really wanted to like the place, and the service was so nice. The kale salad was mostly wilted, did not taste fresh. The cheese came with half a fig even though it said FIGS on the menu. Overall quite skimpy and the texture of everything was pretty mushy, like an aunt's casseroles. The bread rolls were the only thing was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    BeyondSatisfied
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Always a 5-star meal when we dine at Tavern Road. Never disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The rabbit risotto was good. The salmon was very bland--it needed something. The smoked fish appetizer was very good, however. The service was outstanding--very attentive staff.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    service was poor (very slow) and explanation of dishes was difficult to follow. Portions were very small for the price you paid, and the quality didn't appear to compensate for the smaller portions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different, but amazing food choices
    Balk
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was definitely not your typical choices, everything on the menu was mixed with ingredients you would not normally think of. That being said everything was amazing. The portions were small appetizers and entrees for the cost, but overall I will be back. The drinks were awesome as well. I have since been back for lunch and would recommend that as well. Didn't love the beet salad; had cumin in it which didn't really work well with the beets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A model
    Foodtraveler
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    To help you vet out my review, I am a foodie. :) From the service to the variety to the food execution, it's spot on. We have dined here three times and while I love trying new spots, TR does such a good job it is hard to stray away. The menu is printed daily and flexes to what is in season, but favorites stick around for a bit (you must try the crispy yet soft inside chickpea bites, they are amazing as a starter) Worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but pricey
    DinnerClubVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The service is excellent and the drink is good too, where it lets itself down is the cost for the food. Don't get me wrong, the food is great, just not great value. Worth trying if you see something on the menu you just have to try (the bacon jar is quite the appetizer).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were concerned that the noise level and crowd would be overwhelming on a Saturday night but were pleasantly surprised by the relatively low key nature of the place. The menu is small but very interesting and all the dishes we had were creatively and tastefully prepared. Good use of seasoning and nice fresh ingredients. We will return. Our only wish is that the music be turned down.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable night at Tavern Road
    JHM2000VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went in with a group of 6 for a business dinner. We threw away the menu and Louis (owner / chef) brought us a tasting menu that demonstrated the entire range of his culinary skills. Small plates included delightful chick-pea cheese cubes and savory lamb meatballs. Next was an impressive charcuterie board with dry aged Italian meats. The salad course was the best kale salad ever. A handmade pasta course had a perfect balance. The entree was a delicately roasted Chilean sea bass that fed the whole table accompanied by a summer succotash of heirloom tomatoes and sweet corn, richly seasoned potato gnocchi, and baby zucchini. Dessert was 5 handmade ice creams / sorbets. Four hours after walking in we left with smiles on our faces. Go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    CaptainKen
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The on-line menu was the attraction and the reality did not disappoint. Everything tasted wonderful and we liked the fact that most of the food was locally sourced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • seafoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Me and my wife love coming here for special occasions, the DiBiccari brothers always make us feel special. thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fun birthday place.
    oftenoblivious
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food at Tavern Road is great, and really, quite a fun treat for special occasions. I would really recommend coming here for birthdays for someone in their 20s-30s.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and limited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Tiny portions served "a la carte" for $25-29. Wasn't even that good. Not many options and no specials. Won't go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great vibe
    MGF11
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food and drinks were terrific, service very attentive. My only gripe was the noise level - very high - but I would definitely go back. Cavalli was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud but tasty
    Noisy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We had a well prepared meal but struggled to hear each other even at an early dinner on a Tuesday night. The restaurant was not overly crowded but music was blasting from the bar and overpowering the dining area. The air conditioning units were dripping over our seats and we had to move tables twice to not be dripped on during dinner. This was my second time here but I will think again before coming back. The food is quite good but it is hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, awesome waiters!
    jmwr4800
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food here was delicious (a bacon basket!) and the waiters were very friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    DanoDines
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A friend who lives in the neighborhood recommended the restaurant for a last minute Friday night reservation...everything was exceptional. I had no idea about the menu and was pleasantly surprised....five types of bacon appetizer & other pork dishes! My friend enjoyed the local caught bass for dinner! Great energy and Great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have dined there 3 times and found the food an service outstanding. It is a very unpretentious place. The attention to detail is really appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stephanVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    service is definitely not on par with prices. they need to either educate their servers about the menu or get more experienced servers. also, it seems like the place is turning more into a bar scene rather than a restaurant. on a recent saturday night, the dining room was only one third full while the bar was packed. not a fun experience for the prices..
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 131 reviews are from the Tavern Road reviews archive.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Lucky
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is a great restaurant--great food, great atmosphere, and great and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Fort Point Addition
    LoveThatDirtyWaterVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Fort Point already has some powerful players with Barbara Lynch's Sportello and Menton along with Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon, not to mention Joanne Chang's Flour bakery. Tavern Road is in the same class, and may even be upping the ante. The wine list is both comprehesive and complimentary to the menu. Their approach to food is in the new philosophy of restaurants: locally sourced and use eveything. The bar has everything you could imagine. Our dinner was remarkable. The small batch pork belly/bacon cubes braised in pineapple was a memorable appetizer. Decadent yet surprisingly light. The saffron rice with meat ends was magical. The carbonara was out of this world. We'll be back. Many time I expect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Not That Good
    Pfd1234VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Service was not good--pacing of meal was horrible. Apps right away, and then over an hour for the mains. And overall, the food does not justify the hype--it is a bit of an amateur feel. This is esp. so with all the great spots in the Fort POint neighborhood. It is horribly loud as well. The bar was packing--maybe we will stop back for drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tavern Road
    iliketoeatfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The service is outstanding here - it really is. The waitstaff is well informed about what's on the menu, and that's key, because it's a fairly unusual menu. The portions were perfect. The pre-meal bread - DELISH. Really, everything was good. And it was easy to try something new - but selecting what to try was a bit harder, since it all sounded great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good time
    EandJakeVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Cool food very interesting flavor combinations. Will be going back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was boring and overpriced. Drinks not great either. Looks like a dining room at a college.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find
    Hurldogg
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Another new restaurant in the Fort Point area that doesn't disappoint. First impression are everything and I was pleased to be seated at a two person table that wasn't jammed up next to several other tables, like you find at many places nowadays. I thought our waiter was a bit soft-spoken at first as I had a hard time hearing him describe the specials, but it may have been the noise level. He turned out to be very friendly, had a lot of great suggestions, and was super attentive. And the food was outstanding. Couldn't have been more pleased to have stumbled onto this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good stuff
    Goodstuff
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent dinner, food was scrumptious and drinks were tasty! Waiter was knowledgable and staff was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    nosnowVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Love a place with not too many choices, but something unique and interesting across meat, fish, pasta, and poultry. If you are looking for basics - not the place to go. However if looking for creative, but not weird, variations - great place to have a drink and an interesting meal with someone special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • These guys know what they're doing
    poppy525
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Tavern Road is a tight ship. Menu, presentation, and service are all well thought out and seamless. The design is inspired by artists in this Italian family, and the space in infused with character and depth. The scene is energetic and fun. I recommend this place to everyone I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Innovative
    Jay1111
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Delicious, innovative food with a lively bar scene. Fortunately, my wife and I were dining early on a Sunday evening, which allowed us to enjoy the food and the ambiance of dining at the bar without it being too loud. For starters we had an order of the Lamb tartare and two of the six selections from the house-made charcuterie - a thinly sliced salami and several slices of chicken rillette. Both of the charcuterie selections were top-notch. For main courses, my wife had the striped bass, which was perfectly cooked with a nicely crisped skin, while I had the roast suckling pig. Again, well seasoned and well cooked. We also shared side orders of the rosemary fried potato and gnocchi while even saving room for dessert! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the Money!
    BostonAASVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everything was great about this place. The cocktails were amazing. The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating and friendly! A must go!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place for drinks!
    MandyLew
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I love Tavern Road for drinks - the food was okay but the drink and bar scene would be a reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Varied menu & gluten-free friendly!
    KHGFVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Service was great. Food was fantastic- the chickpea bites were to die for. I was excited that as someone who is gf, I could eat most of the menu. And it was great value - for 2 people we had 3 apps, 2 entrees and one drink each for less than $100.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    NightOwlVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    If your looking for finger licking food, and outstanding service, Tavern road is your destination. We were blessed to have Ryan the bartender and he made our visit unbelievably enjoyable and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh ~ pretty good I guess...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Atmosphere is good - bar area was busy for a Wednesday night. We were all pretty intruiged by the menu, but most meals fell a little flat. Weird seasonings on the ribeye were off-putting, I couldn't eat more than 2 bites - making it the worst meal of the bunch. Sea bass was pretty tasty - but not worth going back for. My friend who had the lamb liked it pretty well, and the flat iron steak was pretty average. Total bill was pricey with a few cocktails added. For the price and food, doubt we'll be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't beat the food...
    mcolfordVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    From the cocktails and starters through the desert, there wasn't a single misstep among the five of us who enjoyed our fantastic first meal at Tavern Road. Even the dinner rolls were delicious! Their li'l snacks were particularly yummy, we had a couple orders of fried chickpea bites, and the whipped goat milk feta on mini-english muffins were so good I immediately ordered another batch! So many great deserts too, but you know me, I can't resist a cookie plate, even when I'm already full (I took most of them home). They were wonderful. Hats off to the chefs at Tavern Road. It is a pretty noisy dinner spot though, so be prepared to shout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After work drinks
    Steve
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Good drinks but would benefit from having a variety of draft beers in addition to the bottles, apps were tastey and service, while slow to bring the first round, was very attentive thereafter. Very vibrant and good atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Appetizers were all mouth-watering.
    OliverSt
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Appetizers were all mouth-watering. We tried the chickpea bites and spaetzle as a table and everyone loved them. Main dishes were also excellent (flatiron, risotto with crab, and burger). Service was quick and responsive. However, noise level was pretty high - would love to see them get some noise dampening interior elements, so that I could hear the conversation without leaning over the table all night. Overall, a wonderful surprise and we will be headed back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Food was very good. Service was bad. Took forever to get a drink after we sat down. Took forever to get refilled. Slow and unenthusiastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With the risk of sounding
    Macky
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    With the risk of sounding a bit cranky, the noise level was deafening. I had difficulty in hearing the waiter's questions or comments. Other than that, however, the restaurant was memorably great. The food was innovative and fresh, our server was skilled and attentive without being annoying. Watching the kitchen "perform" was an added bonus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.