Menotomy Grill & Tavern

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382 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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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was St Patty’s day, they had some, but not too much festive decorations and fun accessories worn by the staff. Food was very good, stag polite and efficient.

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L
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Irish music piped in on Sat night before St Pats would have been better than random music

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EN
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great outing at Menotomy!!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

irish stew had good flavor but carrots in it were practically raw, as if they were thrown in at the last moment.

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LD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Ordered Greek salad with grilled chicken. 25 cents of chicken and they charged me $5.00 extras. Salad was more like mediocre Caesar Salad.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation and when I arrived saw a line to get in but was seated right away. Not my first time there and knew to get a reservation for Sat, Seated selection was good. Chose the daily special and What A Meal, is was excellent. Waiter was pleasant and friendly. While there menu is good, I always select the daily special since I know it will be a creative dish that challenges the palate. Enjoyed my meal.

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DB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place was close to our hotel where we had a short stay. I used Open Table app to book a seating for 3 on a Friday night which is one of their busiest. Service was great. My wife ordered a glass of wine and the wine glass was dirty with water spots. Very unappealing. Good thing it wasn't a high ticket glass. I ordered a dish which described itself as "Steak Tips"...it was not. Steak tips are typically tender marinated ends of sirloin. These were either flank or flat iron mini steaks and tough. My wife's side Caesar salad was too limp too eat. My green side salad was decent. We liked the convenience and the ambience of this place. We would go back but probably for something "safe" like a burger of ask the server for their opinion on a good menu pick.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local restaurant with delicious food menu. Very kid friendly. Great live music and they also do a very nice weekend brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice place. Menu a little limited but the food was good and the prices fair.

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ES
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 8 on Sat. night at 7 abd were promptly seated. It was very busy, but our server Bob took great care of us - we could take our time, have drinks refilled and was he was very helpful and friendly. Food was more innovative and delicious than typical "pub food." Everyone enjoyed their meals. Noise level was a little high because restaurant was full, but we could still hear eachother without shouting since we were near the front. Highly recommend you try Menotomy.

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BR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy access. Parking. Great menu and excellent food. Great service, too. Reasonable prices. I love to go there for lunch.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

During brunch you should be constantly refilling coffee! I was there over an hour and never got a refill.

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n
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

Manager was rude after we waited for our table and they did not have the booth we requested. It wasn't our problem that they were busy and we didn't need him to point that out. Our meal was really disappointing--specifically the salmon was seasoned on the skin side. Rookie mistake. Our waiter was fine but clearly wanted us to leave quickly. The back waiters were rude and neglectful. This restaurant is not remarkable enough to warrant such unprofessionalism. I won't go back.

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

My wife and I visit this restaurant often. We are friends with one of the silent owners. This past visit was by far the worst. I ordered my burger medium and it came out rare. My wife ordered salmon and it didn’t come with the glaze or correct sides. We also had a hard time ordering drinks. I ordered a beer twice and had to ask again each time. Hate to send a bad review but because I ate 1/2 my burger the waiter said they couldn’t do anything about it. I should of sent it back right away. Sorry for being hungry I guess.
We also witnessed three groups of people walk out because they weren’t being seated. They waited a long time. Seemed to me the service, kitchen and front house staff cared more about the 40th birthday that was there than the rest of the patrons.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Food was cold and subpar. Server rude and snappy and rushed us. Disappointed.

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good dinner with the family !

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S
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fun place with a friendly staff and a pub atmosphere. Seating can be close. Food is always good and sometimes great (e.g. recent black bean soup special). Lots of beers to choose from but mostly IPA's on tap. Parking is somewhat limited. I have been 3 times in the past couple of months and have always had a good experience.

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DE
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a high top table in the bar area. The service was great and the food was excellent. We loved the decor and atmosphere and will definitely be back.

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LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family stopped at Menotomy for a Saturday night dinner. The place has a great neighborhood’sy feel to it. Our food and service were all great. My only complaint (more a request for the future) would be a more extensive wine selection. Plenty of beers and interesting cocktails though.

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T
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Meh.. we've been passing this place for 4 years. Finally made an 8pm reservation for valentines day. We arrived about 5 till 8 to a crowded vestibule and told there would a wait while more people finish their meals. There was a list of walk ins who were sat and 3 or 4 other couples also with 8p reservations. After a 15 minute wait we were seated. Our server was cool. Our drinks were good (Rachel's rum punch and new old fashioned). The fried oysters appetizer was awesome but overdressed. I had steak tips and fries. It arrived room temperature at best. My date had bbq trio. The sauce on the pulled pork for sooo vinegary and neither of us liked it. The chicken leg and rib was good. We thought both portions were fine. There's a band on Thursdays. Parking lot. A couple TVs for game day. 97$ + tip for 2 cocktails, 1 app, 2 entrees.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and loved it

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Valentine’s Day. Everything was great, drinks, appetizer, both meals and dessert. We will definitely be coming back to try more items off the menu.

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GM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a great option in the area. My only wish would be that they menu be truer to a tavern menu. Some of the food options are a bit too fancy. A Tavern to me is homestyle food - maybe more steak tip options besides 'chimi churri'? In any event we dined here on the worst possible day of the year - valentine's day - where usually everyone from the kitchen to the bar staff are so busy that the dining experience suffers but that did NOT happen here! They did a great job. We voiced our only complaint, the French Onion Soup which tasted awesome was not that hot - they responded with free dessert! The beer list is eclectic with British, German, and Micro-brews. They wine list looked good. The wife got the beef short rib special & I the lobster special. Both were fantastic. Prices are very reasonable!

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JM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us enjoyed a great dinner last Saturday evening. We sat in a booth in the bar area as requested. The menu is lengthy plus there were specials. We enjoyed tacos, salmon, mussels and pizza plus excellent craft beer and wine. Our waitress was very attentive. My husband and I have been here several times and will continue to return. Also there is a parking lot. If we stayed longer we could have enjoyed live music.

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ER
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, and food was awesome! We’ve been here several times and I feel like every time we are here the food gets better and better!

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MC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. The chicken pot pie was amazing. I heard it was going to be taken off the menu which I would not recommend since it was such and great tasting dish. Thanks,

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with excellent service with Christina. The appetizer of house made chips warm and delicious. The entrees prepared perfectly. My wife had the chicken with a crisp skin and moist meat. I had the spaghetti carbonara al dente. Overall an enjoyable meal in a friendly atmosphere.

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AO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I brought a group of 8 for Sunday brunch. The hostess was very accommodating and seated us quickly. The service was very very good. Most of us did not enjoyour brunch items. Two of us requested corn beef on our Benedict but the corn beef was very scarce and not very good flavor. Four of us requested fuzzy navel cocktails. However the bartender had no peach schnapps. Great coffee. Water was not hot enough for brewing tea and we had to request a new hot water. All in all, not one of our best brunches.

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HW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Had salmon on a roll. Couldn't taste the salmon since the seasonings overtook the taste.

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AE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The portion sizes are very generous, and the food is good. I've been here before and have always had a good meal without much trouble getting in for lunch or brunch.

The service could have been better this time, but I hope it was an anomaly. The waitress saw us coming with two toddlers, and I think she immediately decided we were going to be annoying and that we should be aware of her feelings. That having been said, we have had good brunches there with kids before, so I'm assuming the waitress was having a bad day.

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KM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
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
86 reviews
Dined on January 8, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 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 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty food and good drinks!

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L
New England
19 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 December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
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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