Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Tavern Road

  • Online Reservations

Tavern Road
Tavern Road
  • Address:
    343 Congress Street
    Boston, MA 02210
    Fort Point Channel
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Tavern Road Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tavernroad.com
  • Phone: (617) 790-0808
  • 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
  • Entertainment: In-house music system.

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.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant--great food, great atmosphere, and great and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Cool food very interesting flavor combinations. Will be going back again soon."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was boring and overpriced. Drinks not great either. Looks like a dining room at a college."
    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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent dinner, food was scrumptious and drinks were tasty! Waiter was knowledgable and staff was attentive. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Everything was great about this place. The cocktails were amazing. The food was delicious and the staff was accommodating and friendly! A must go! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I love Tavern Road for drinks - the food was okay but the drink and bar scene would be a reason to go back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was great but would like more vegetarian options"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Restaurant has potential, however food portions are small, limited menu.... We asked for black pepper to season our food - response was "sorry we don't have black pepper."???!????? Average experience. Good for drinks."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "This restaurant gave the illusion of being a foodie joint/gastropub type place, but the actual food quality and taste didn't match up. Servers were very knowledgeable but too busy and slow. Hostess was unfriendly."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food sounds better than it actually was. The lamb ossa bucco was tasty, but the flank steak with chimichurri was a miss - bland and the sauce left an oily taste in your mouth. The charcuterie board was also not as good as it could be - the duck liver mousse was wonderful but the whole dish needed some acidity, maybe a pickle or some stone ground mustard? The service was very good and the decor was cool, and unpretentious. Overall the experience was pleasant but I left feeling unsatisfied and that I paid too much for it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The Tavern Road experience ranks at the top of my list for the past three years. The food was fresh, clean, and truly local. The ambiance was fabulous with local art and vibrant scene to enliven the dining experience. And the service was second to none. We were there to celebrate my wife's birthday and on our way out everyone gave her well wishes. For the price and overall experience, the value is tough to beat. The food was better than many of the top restaurants in the city for a reasonable price. I could see Barbara lunch taking a night off from Menton across the street to enjoy a nice evening. I would highly recommend Tavern Road to anyone looking for a good night out in Boston!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Good food that just misses a little something to be very good or outstanding, the exception is the dessert menu which is varied, interesting and well executed. The staff are very friendly and provide great service."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Consistent quality, friendly service, innovative menu...What ;more could you want in a local restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Valentines day dinner they nailed it. Amazing food, great cocktails, and even better service"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I had the privilege of sitting in front of the very open kitchen; I got to see food plated right in front of me & it was like art. For our meals, he got the grilled flatiron steak, which was cooked to perfection & served with a delightful chimichurri on top. And my lamb osso buco -- my goodness; the meat was so tender that it literally fell off the bone, & the red wine sauce it came with was so delicious that I used every morsel of food I had to wipe it clean off the plate. After dinner we were treated to free dessert. Overall, the wait staff polite, gave helpful recommendations, & was very present. Note: everything is a la carte, but the dinner portions are enough to satisfy one person. I strongly recommend Tavern Road!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Charcuterie charcuterie charcuterie!!!! The duck for two was pretty amazing as well... Top notch all around"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "this was a pleasant surprise, very delicious tho often overcomplicated without reason. roasted chicken was awesome, the gnocchi and brussel sprouts were excellent. loved the rusric open kitchen."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This place was great. I looked at the menu online and gave it a shoulder shrug. Even with many of our favorite places still available we went for it because we are always looking for dining adventure. It was well worth going. The brussel sprouts and gnocchi were fantastic and I loved the extra spice offered by the red peppers garnishing my rib eye. Very good and so glad I did not go down the dark road of not trying Tavern Road's food. We happily thanked our friends Luigi and Jenny for the suggestion and we'll certainly be back"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great Food, gotta get the Lamb Shank delicious. Pistachio dessert awesome"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our table for three was ready for our reservation. Noise level super loud. Drinks took at least twenty minutes to arrive. Our entrees took less time than that. Two if us had Skate wing and the third had chicken. Non of our dishes were edible. The Skate tasted awful, was not fully cooked, and was bland and full of bones (it later occurred to me that it would boney because it was a wing). The chicken was dry and rubbery and couldn't be cut off the bone. Our sides were good and the manager sent several over gratis when we didn't reorder entrees but it's a limited menu and two of the items failed."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food - Great, melt in your mouth, smaller sized portions. Rolls and chickpea appetizer to die for. All food had fantastic flavor. We all tried off each others plates. Service - excellent, attentive. Ambience - great. Parking - 3 parking lots next store, however 2 friends found street parking. Reservations - accepted Cost - mid range Nice evening out. Bar looks great hang out at too. Cannot wait o go back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We made reservations with a big group of 13 and the service was fantastic the whole night. Everyone really enjoyed their meals (especially the gnocchi side dish...so good!)."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My wife and I really wanted to like this spot; however the food is pretty bad (appetizer and main course), limited menu and over priced. We started with a salad, that on paper appeared to be light, fresh and delicious; but when it was served, it was like eating a heavy, over dressed Caesar. Our main courses were bland - my wife had the roasted chicken that comes a la carte which was dry and tasteless and I had the nightly special which was a filet that came with roasted vegetables - a plate of carrots, really! We wish them luck but definitely won't be returning, especially with Blue Dragon, Sportello, Menton and Row 34 in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 1/4/2014