Menotomy Grill & Tavern

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352 reviews
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Contemporary American
The name, Menotomy, pays homage to the Menotomy Indians and the Menotomy Village originally
Settled in 1635. The village was incorporated as the town of Arlington in 1867 following the civil
war as a tribute to Arlington National Cemetery.

Our vision for Menotomy Grill & Tavern is to bring the tavern concept back to the town of Arlington by creating a rustic grill capitalizing on the coziness of a brick house featuring fireplace, open kitchen,
exposed beams, large planked hard wood floors, and historical artifacts and photos. Fostering a
loyal following will be the key to our success, so we welcome you to join us on Facebook for news, special offers and exciting events.
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KM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good service on a snowy night. Beer list is strong and the roast beef au jus was tasty. Spent 4 hours here with 8 people - no problem with having good conversation. App menu and salads choice were a bit limited.

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L
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening the food was delish, the waiter polite and efficient, the noise level was great... some places these days are so loud you can barley hear the people at your own table, BUT this place was great!! Nice night all around!

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EV
New England
85 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I reserved a regular table that night for dinner but was given a high top. For app we ordered the "musket balls," which was crispy chicken with buffalo sauce. The waitress brought us maybe 7 pieces each the size of a nickel and shavings of celery for $10. I also ordered the French onion soup. For $11, the onion soup was a small crock. It was tasty but we felt it was small for the price. We had the pan seared Atlantic salmon and Pasta Carbonara. Both were very good.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a busy Saturday evening. The staff was under some pressure. However, all-in-all, evrything was great, and we would go back.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great about this place ! Loved the staff and food. Our waiter was excellent !

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty food and good drinks!

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L
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menotomy is our favorite date spot. The decor is gorgeous and it feels so cozy when they have the fire going. The staff are attentive and kind, and the food is delicious. We especially love the Brussels sprouts with bacon and the pistachio encrusted salmon - one of us always orders it!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting this restaurant. It was New Year's Eve. They had their full menu and some great specials. Drinks were excellent and the food was very good. The waitstaff was wonderful as were the front of the house staff. I will definitely be back.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The nightly specials are not to be missed. Scrumptious and creative twists on culinary delights. If you want your burger or fish and chips, it will be on the menu. Microbrews are perfect accompaniments. We are Friday night regulars who want to relax but at the same time watch the bustle around us. Great vibes and enthusiastic wait staff.

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MM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambiance. Convenient location from Alewife Brook Parkway. Lots of parking.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good comfort food menu, we will come again.

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WD
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sophia was our waitress and we had a very good meal.

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KW
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I really love this place and the atmosphere -- I just want the food to match the promise of the menu offering. For example, fried pickles had a crust that was a 3:1 ratio. Fish and chips were over fried. Salad with shrimp was dry and took 10 minutes to get extra dressing. French onion soup was overly reduced and had the wrong broth to onion ratio.

This place has a great location and parking. Thursday's they have live music, which is great but loud. The bar is fine. I just wish they would up theor food game

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MS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Christian was our server and he was phenomenal

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R
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really liked the menu, but felt the restaurant had overbooked. Our reservation for 7 was right near a baby shower for 65 people and our waitress tried to manage everything but had too much to do. The party was very loud and it made it tough to chat at our table.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We a reservation and he went to seat us in a terrible place. We had to wait for a table to cleared before we could be seated and then we had to ask for a menu from 2 different people before we got one. the service was awful. We had to ask for everything we needed.

We were here this summer one night and experienced the same level of service. food is good but they need to beef up the front part of the house.

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AO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was okay. Best meal at our table was the fish and chips. The grouper and salmon were both over cooked. I think it’s probably better if you stick to the more casual food on the menu like the burgers, sandwiches and fish and chips. This was the second time we’ve been there and both times the actual entree’s were disappointing. Will probably try it again but go with a burger, which did look delicious.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Vibe and ambience are great! Beer menu was great - especially if you are an IPA lover. Food was so-so.
Got the buffalo bites - kind of lacking taste...And server was not fully informed of taco of the day. Asked twice if it had onions and she said no each time. Then she hand delivered me a steak taco dripping with onions, so much so, that you could barely see the steak. I would go back, but more for the vibe, drinks, great locale, and less so for the food.

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ML
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Comfortable venue, excellent service, interesting menu of classic choices done in a creative way, plus new ideas. Went twice - first time food was top notch, second time food was very good.

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Tonight Menotomy a

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EM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wish we'd found this place ages ago. Came for brunch with a group of seven, including two toddlers, while my father-in-law was in town. It hit the sweet spot of being family-friendly without also being deafeningly loud or noticeably sticky/messy -- with high ceilings as well as room enough between the tables for kids to easily move around, and acoustics that somehow enabled conversation even as kids could be a little noisy without turning heads at other tables, a neat trick -- and while serving good food in ample portions at a fair price, brought to the table while everything that was supposed be warm or hot or crisp was indeed still warm or hot or crisp. Everyone left happy.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Held high school reunion there, 12+ of us. We contributed to the noise. Waiter kept all of our orders straight and on separate checks. Food was great. Ecxelkent, central location.

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WG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The food and service is good. Nothing is amazing but it certainly meets expectations. Great place for flatbreads and burgers on a Friday night. The seating drives me crazy! They’ve squeezed too many tables in a small area back by the kitchen. We were constantly bumping chairs with people around us, the wait staff couldn’t get by. I was practically sitting in an aisle and almost walked out. I was bumped more times than I can count. They also are in tremedous need of coat racks or hooks somewhere. There a coats hanging from chairs and dropped on the ground. This is an accident waiting to happen.

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P
New England
54 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always. Nice to have new menu specials. Service is attentive, friendly and helpful.

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OT
New England
39 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a good sunday brunch after visiting Tufts. More than bar food. All entrees had an interesting twist and were very good. Good casual place, with nice setting and good food.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed great cocktails and delicious meals.

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HW
Key West
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for casual dining. Interesting menu items and drink selection. Rustic atmosphere, but noisy.

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SF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve never been disappointed! It’s always very good!

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FB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Service was very friendly. Nice place for dinner

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y
New England
50 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. Can’t wait to go back with my husband

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k
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, good food, beautiful layout, but incredibly dim lighting- found it hard to see not only the menu, but the person sitting opposite was also not clearly illuminated, which was very odd, & distracted from the pleasure of dining.

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PK
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place with a great brunch selection. Also has a great beer list.

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MB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a great neighborhood spot, always good and very cozy in the colder weather!

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d
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always friendly, always good food, beautiful space. I'm there often.

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EM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want great live music and amazing food.. not to mention wonderful service, then head over to the Menotomy grill. Love it and know you will too.

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D
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

First visit, and underwhelming. We should have looked around more at what other guests were eating. We ordered entrees, without apps. Strength of the place appears to be drinks, apps, salads/burgers. Entrees not so much. Clearly a popular place, but not a place we'll choose to visit again.

Took a long while to be served after ordering. Server said one entree was up while the other had just been fired, so first entree was kept under the warmers too long and dried out while the cioppino with very hot broth, warm shrimp and fish, tough clams. Beer was good. "Background music" was too loud during dinner for such a lively place. Ambient noise was OK, but music made it just loud.

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JE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. We will be back.

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Amazing service!! Food was good too but just good, not great or outstanding. I recommend the breakfast potatoes and the brownie sundea they were soooo good!

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MP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good place for a family or friends meal out. Good food. Great service.

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