NEW ArlingtonMy husband and I celebrated our niece , a fab person - dining here this week. The Food is great - fresh, creative and full of robust flavors. The noise level is a bit too high but overall a good spot for food, friendship and celebration. Would absolutely return. The atmosphere is open and energetic.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic FoodThe four of us each had something different and I can honestly say the apps, entrees, salads, and dessert were consistently fabulous. Fresh ingredients and the food came out hot! Highly recommend, but they could stand to improve the decor.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways order the shrimp tacos...IAlways order the shrimp tacos...I bring friends new to the restaurant all the time...6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time there, loved it!I feel like Tryst in Arlington is such a great find. The service is good, the food delicious, fresh, really, really good. The calamari is amazing, the spinach salad we had was amazing. The service was good. Overall a great experience and I will return.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Brunch6 of us had brunch at Tryst this past Sunday morning. Our arrival was spread out because parking in the area was a real challenge. It would be nice if there was some dedicated parking or valet - one of our party is handicapped and we had to double park on Mass Ave to allow them to get close to the front door. The wait staff was a bit challenged by the fact we didn't all arrive together. Several different wait staff started waiting on us resulting in lots of redundancy, but after the first 1/2 hour, the service improved. The breakfast food was good - lemon ricotta pancakes being the unanimous favorite, but the omelets and eggs benedict were also good. The only item that we didn't think was up to par was the home fries. We would return.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was great and theThe food was great and the staff were very attentive and accomodating. Portions of kids meals were very generous (and tasty!)5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodThis may be the best meal we have had in a restaurant! There was great variety, we were able to change a rice side-dish for green vegetables, things were beautifully cooked, and dessert was wonderful.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSensational MealWe had a special meal at Tryst and it was sensational. We started with the ravioli which was well done and very tasty. We tried both the crepes and the salad - both were excellent. We both had salmon with was outstanding and finished with a special pineapple and custard desert that was excellent. We will absolutely return!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food! The goat cheesegreat food! The goat cheese salad, salmon, and hake are amazing.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second trip toThis was our second trip to Tryst. The food was just as excellent as it was the first time around and the service was very good too. Highly recommend coming here for dinner with the girls or for date night.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect combination of food and funWe went out to enjoy a nice dinner together and Tryst is not only the place to do that but they also have TVs around so we were able to catch the Bruins game as well. The environment is vibrant but not too noisy and the bar is removed from the rest of the dining area so you don't feel crowded. Tables are spaced apart well and the food was EXCELLENT! Our only negative comment was that our waitress not good...perhaps she was tired.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFixed Menu Meal - Groupon dealMy wife and I visited Tryst for the second time using a Groupon and once again found that the fixed menu 4-course meal was very good. We liked all the options that were available and except for running out of the salmon main entree option we were pleased with the experience. The staff was efficient and pleasant and we were checked on several times between courses. We will return to try their Saturday and Sunday brunch and their regular menu items also looked very appealing.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful FindI used Open Table to find a restaurant which would be convenient to the Eegent Theatre in Arlington where we had tickets for a performance. We were very happy with our choice even though we knew nothing about Tryst beforehand. The food was excellent, very fresh and nicely presented. The service was outstanding - attentive without hovering. I am a "water-holic" so I loved that waitstaff constantly walked around refilling water glasses!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat creative foodWe had a group on prixe fixed dinner menu with a variety of choices. The sassafras infused duck was delicious. They accommodated my gluten and diary free restrictions without compromising the flavors. We will be back.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Tryst- not disappointed!My wife and I ate from the Fixed Price menu with a Groupon. We both had the Ricotta Ravioli, and it was very tasty and a fairly large portion, as well. For the second course, my wife had the Spinach Salad, and she enjoyed it very much, while I had the Warm Tellegio Crepes, which were very good. For our entree I had the Glazed Duck, which was delicious, but the wild mushroom fried rice was scrumptious- the best fried rice I've ever had! My wife enjoyed the breaded hake, but she didn't care for the accompanying pea vegetable. I had the Pineapple Tian, which was very good, but my wife definitely made the better choice here with the Molten Chocolate Cake with coffee ice cream--- mmmm delicious! As usual, the service was excellent.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTryst was greatI brought my mother and brother for Brunch on Mothers Day and we all really enjoyed the place! The food was delicious and cook perfectly. It was busy so the service was a little slow, but our server was friendly and funny. Brunch was slightly on the expensive side, but well worth it. I think I'll try Tryst for dinner some time :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, flavorful foodFrom the appetizer, to the first course salads, to the entrees, everything was fresh, flavorful and cooked to perfection! Delicious, only wish I'd saved room for desert.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMabove expectationswe had the tasting menu -- it was excellent, the presentation lovely, the service impeccable. we will certainly be back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMit's all about the food...Tryst was recommended as a good local restaurant to have dinner with business associates and it did not disappoint. The food was fresh, the combination of ingredients well paired, everything well seasoned, and well presented. We went from appetiziers, to salads, to entrees, to dessert and were pleased with each selection. Kudos to the kitchen!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellentThe food, as always was excellent. I always order the shrimp tacos and they never disappoint. Also a big fan of the truffle fries. The service was excellent as well. Did I mention dessert -- always have one of their homemade ice creams -- they never disappoint.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM5min drive to Regent, Good FoodWe were seated right away. parked on street, but also a lot behind. waitress came over right away, and took our drink order. Gave us the specials. menu good for light bite or a nicer dinner. We had dinner. 2 couples, each split a salad. ours the Kale and Broccoli...delicious, and they split it in the kitchen, always apprciated. dinners, 3 pigs under brick, all thoroughly enjoyed, and 1 chicken, very delicious as well. Meals were just right size. service was very good. Off to. The theatre, with time to spare.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good. Attentive waiter.Food was good. Attentive waiter. Reasonable prices. No problems.
Have been before. Would go again. Would recommend.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant In Metro BostonEvereything about this place is pretty much perfect, whether you want a quiet romantic dinner on the dining room side or a lively night on the bar side, the food, value, service and choices are second to none5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMalways consistently greatalways consistently great food and service. I had the salmon which was excellent and the steak tips are great too.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA nice find!I went on a Saturday night for a 7:30 reservation and the place was really lively. I only had to wait about 5 minutes past our reservation time which wasn't too bad at all, especially considering how busy the place was. The service was absolutely outstanding. Our server was gracious, prompt, thorough, and exceedingly polite. It was far better service than I would expect from a place with televisions on the walls. Kudos to our server for making our meal great. The food is delicious as well. I had the flat iron steak which was done perfectly. Although I could see basketball on the televisions, it wasn't too distracting and I was able to enjoy the meal away from the hustle of the bar area which can be full and lively in the evenings.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our meal and theWe enjoyed our meal and the service was good -- attentive but not intrusive. As a couple in our 60s we appreciated being asked at reception if we had a preference for low seating vs high seating, as we do prefer "low". We were seated in a very quiet, television-free corner, at a table for four, and were able to have nice conversation to go with our meal. This is a neighborhood restaurant for us, and we'll be back.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFOOD AND SERVICE WERE WONDERFUL.FOOD AND SERVICE WERE WONDERFUL. WE DOWNGRADED THE AMBIANCE BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC REMINDING US OF THE TEEN-AGER'S CAR WITH THE AMPED UP THUMP-THUMP OF THE RADIO.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe'd tried several times earlierWe'd tried several times earlier to go to Tryst, but without a reservation found it difficult. This time we made a reservation, spurred on by Tryst being one restaurant among a several giving a percentage of their take to victims of the Marathon bombing.
We found the overall experience extremely pleasant, and will be happy to return.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI had dinner with a friendI had dinner with a friend before a show at Arlington Friends of the Drama. The staff were all very helpful and got us out of the restaurant on time even though I arrived late. The cocktails and food were delicious! I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and I'll probably eat here again any time I am in the area for a show.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMInspired food! Friendly atmosphereInspired food! Friendly atmosphere belies the sophistication of the chef's creations and cooking!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice brunch, reasonableVery nice brunch, reasonable prices nicely served, one order of toast was too well done - they quickly brought another order! A little noisy. If some one has a hearing problem, they could have a difficult time.
Thisnwas our second visit to the restaurantnand we would certainly return4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMi would like to try it fori would like to try it for dinner. Highly recommend it for brunch especially the hash and eggs.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTo late and to service get NickeyFood excellent and creative. However this visit (our 5th) was less than perfect because they kept us waiting for our appetizers. After appetizers arrived . The food came much too fast.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had Easter brunch thereWe had Easter brunch there and really enjoyed it. Yummy food, excellent desserts and a great atmosphere!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've made several visitsWe've made several visits to Tryst, and have always come away happy with our choice. Food is excellent, with interesting twists on standards and a generally well-thought out and well-prepared menu. Nice wine list, interesting beers. Reasonable range of offerings for vegetarians. Service is good - pleasant, helpful wait staff - though it can be a bit slow at peak dining times. Not a big deal, but we'd recommend allowing a bit extra time if you have theatre tickets (there are several theatres nearby) or other time-sensitive plans. Anbience sorta depends on where you are seated - there's a more energetic bar and "high-top" area, and a quieter, subtler area as well. Will continue to be one of our favorite spots when we are in the area.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried Tryst during restaurantWe tried Tryst during restaurant week. They had the most interesting menu in the Boston area. The staff, food and atmosphere were excellent. We are happy we took a chance on a new place.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to this place forWe went to this place for restaurant week. The food was excellent with attentive service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great...presentationFood was great...presentation too....fun lively atmoshere....abit noisey......I'll be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Great MealI've been going to Tryst for years, and it never disappoints. The servers are always friendly, and I've always had great meals. I had to write this review because the lamb shepherds pie I had there last night was one of the most succulent comfort-food entrees I've ever eaten.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food, even duringTerrific food, even during Restaurant Week. Waiter quite attentive, but not overbearing. Everything from appetizers (shrimp taco - excellent, onion soup) to main course (salmon, pork - with crispy skin) and desserts were top notch. Worth another visit.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and staff at TrystThe food and staff at Tryst are amazing. I have been going to Tryst since 2011 and every meal I've had there has been great. There waitstaff is super attentive, but not overbearing and always helpful. I would highly recommend.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was good but theEverything was good but the shift to having more high tops in the bar area rather than sit down tables in more intimate settings is pervasive now across the restaurant scene. I'm not a fan. A restaurant experience should be special with opportunities for discussion, hand folding, romance, etc. Instead, the world is heading more towards a eat and run environment. That said, Trsyt is managing this transition better than most.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful night out. GreatA wonderful night out.
Great food,service and room.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMade reservations at lastMade reservations at last minute. Ran a little late getting seated (people at the table weren't in a hurry to leave!), but the hostess and her assistant were very apologetic and polite and genuinely felt bad for the delay. Once seated we enjoyed a flavorful dinner with good service and ambiance! Definitely would recommend this restaurant!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was good, waited a littleFood was good, waited a little bit between courses3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Tryst is alwaysThe food at Tryst is always phenomenal! We enjoyed an nice cozy dinner at one of the high tops tables in the bar area in front of the windows looking onto Mass Ave. The atmosphere was perfect, the service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM