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About Menotomy Grill & Tavern

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.

25 Massachusetts Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday & Tuesday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 648-1775

Website:
http://www.menotomygrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Thursday 9:30 p.m.

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking spaces behind building

Public Transit:
Easily accessible from Cambridge and just off of Route 2.

Executive Chef:
Mark Thompson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menotomy Grill & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Comfort Food (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Good for Groups (14)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Great Beer (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Live Music (7)
Live Sports (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The roast chicken was a little overdone and a little disappointing but the dessert was fantastic...it was called rum ball pudding...it was chocolate pudding with chocolate bits and rum with rum whipped cream...delish! This is not my first time there and I have enjoyed my meals in the past.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Our waitress was very understanding.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Busy friday night. But with online reservations we got right in. Wonderful food and good selection of local craft beer!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had salads which were plentiful and tasty, especially adding shrimp. Price,was right for lunch. Will do it again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Special menu for New Year's Eve was lovely - along with the live music, which can't be beat! A great value and resource for Arlington!

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good local restaurant. Menu has sufficient options for dinner meals and sandwiches.
Waiter was attentive without being overly so. We let the waiter know that we were not in a hurry and he served us at our pace. Other times we've eaten there when we wanted quicker service, that was also handled nicely.
Our food orders have always been prepared as we ordered, food served hot.
We have been able to have table conversations without being distracted by the overall noise level being a problem.
We've been to the Menotomy Grill several times over the last year and will continue to return on occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

No creme brûlée at 7pm . Major disappointment. Steak tips were rather tasteless and stringy. My husband enjoyed the Menotomy burger though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

This is a great place but much better ambiance in the evenings especially when they have live jazz music. During the day, it’s more like a sports bar- and just another one of Boston’s loud bar restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I was very disappointed with the "special" of the night. The meatloaf and gravy were too salty. Did not like the ketchup on the meatloaf. My friend had the cod cake dinner and was
also disappointed. Cod cakes were bland and the cole slaw was missing something. Not impressed. Rib appetizer $11 for 4 ribs was not a great deal. I have had much better. Although the meat came right off the ribs, they did not have much flavor and were just covered with BBQ sauce. Sangria was nothing special. Will not likely be back any time soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was my 3rd time at Menotomy I do love it here, great staff even better cocktails! Food was excellent and came out relatively fast even though it was very busy...the mussels appetizer is a must every Time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Disabled Access, Fun
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had the most unpleasant end to a dinner with friends. We were abruptly asked to leave the restaurant after paying our bill as the owner interrupted someone at our table because he said he had a reservation waiting for the table. I recognize it’s a business, but we found this approach rude. It’s a shame because we enjoy the restaurant, but we won’t be going back after being treated this way.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Good food. Service was friendly. Noise level average. I would visit again for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch menu, with items for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Food well-prepared, and arrived hot. Best breakfast potatoes around, too.
The huevos rancheros could stand to have more of the avocado creme, but that's a very minor point.
Our server, Linda, was awesome! Attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It's a good neighborhood choice, the food is varied and excellent, menu good, service good.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tried the paella, and it was surprisingly good, even served in a proper paella pan. The rice wasn’t crispy on the bottom, like an authentic paella, but still very tasty.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had dinner here for date night Friday night. We had artichoke clam dip which was great! My hisband had the pallella which was great. My fish and chips were fine but the breading on the fish was not as crispy as I would have liked. The fish inside was fine. Drinks were excellent as was the bread pudding we had for dessert! I would definitly recommend for drinks and appetizers or dessert!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Brunch with friends. Holiday weekend. The service was really nice & efficient. The waiter was very pleasant & professional.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great selection of beers. Caesar salad was delicious. The fish and chips was too battered. Looks like a good sized serving but not much inside.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Love the steak and caramelized onion flatbread, and the specials are always creative and delicious. The salads are quite large too. The only think I object to is the closeness of the tables. I feel like we're all on top of each other. It would be nice if they removed a table or 2 to create more space for service and conversation. The restaurant tends to be load anyway due to the wooden floors and brick walls. This one issue would prevent me from returning unless I could be guaranteed a booth.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This is a great cozy restaurant for lunch. The food was good, the ambiance excellent and the service was impeccable. I live in the neighborhood and had never gotten the chance to go. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good food and really good service. My friends and I dine here about 4 or 5 times a year - sometimes more- as it is usually consistent in terms of quality and service.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were excited to try Menotomy. Our appetizer (crab & artichoke dip) was good, but not very hot all the way through. We got the burger (very good) and the steaktips with parmesan fries and chimichurri.(really good, cooked perfect). We decided on getting a dessert-which we never do, we got a pumpkin bunt cake w vanilla icecream...description seemed off. It was VERY VERY dense. Not at all what we thought. We each took one bite and we were all set. we told the waitress and we kind of thought they would take it off the bill, but they didnt. kind of dissapointed. But over all the dinner was good and we would go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good food, great service, nice atmosphere. A bit loud when busy so conversation a little tricky when you're in your 60's

Tags: Disabled Access, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The drinks were amazing our waitress recommend the pumpkin martini it was really good. Our app was great too, Shrimp fritters. My chicken club sandwich was just Okay the chicken was a bit dry and I was not crazy about the bread it was served on. My friend had the meatloaf and it was delicious. The staff was friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We made a 6:15pm opentable reservation, but weren't seated until about 6:35pm. The hostess had way too much to deal with and didn't seem to have much support from others (manager, waitstaff, ....). After seating, the waitress was a bit shakey on menu items and specials, but was relatively prompt in taking order. It was a crowded Saturday night, so we expected some waiting, but it seemed a few minutes more than expected. Food was good. Drinks were simple, but good. No dessert, but overall an average night out.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a large party that grew. Very accommodating! Wonderful server who made great suggestions and mad us laugh. Some of us went back the next night because it was so good!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Menotomy is great! Every time I have been there we have had great service and food! It's a comfortable place for any age. My dad who is in his 90's really enjoys going there. Billy Lyons is always so welcoming and makes sure everyone is having a good time. I have brought many people to Menotomy and I highly recommend it! Thanks Billy and all the Menotomy staff!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Menotomy is awesome. My dad is 95+ and he loves it. Billy Lyons always greats him and makes him feel welcome and he loves the tables by the fireplace in the winter! The wait staff is excellent!!! Kudos to all at Menotomy!!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Cold low quality coffee for brunch ruins the whole experience

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall, a good fall pub. The service and drink list were excellent. The food ranged from average to good. I would happily head there again with friends to watch the game.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Thank you for taking great care of us! I asked for a specific table and it was no problem. Very accompanying and our food was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great spot, excellent service. Had the grilled salmon for evening dinner...one of the BEST I've had... large portion. Wait person was very attentive , friendly. Fun and happy atmosphere...saw all ages. A bit noisey, but goes along with the atmosphere and wasn't over the top. I'll be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice brewpub food with a modern twist. Felt like Not Yor Average Joe's older brother. Menu is like reinvented comfort food--but not crazy reinvented. Cozy atmosphere, nice exposed brick, friendly waitstaff, happy people, not too loud, very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We sat in the bar area at one of the high top booths. He ordered the cod cakes and I ordered the flatbread pizza. We split a Caesar before the entrees. We were both very pleased with our meals. The waitress was efficient, despite a slow start, and pleasant. I mention the slow start, because I thought it took too long between ordering the drinks and delivering them. And we were sitting next to the bar. For that reason , I am not putting her name here. After that, service was flawless! We will definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We enjoyed the salmon, the haddock cakes and the chicken dishes. All were very nice size portions and well prepared. Service was great!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was great and the band was unbelievable . I always enjoy my visits to the Menotomy Grille.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a great time at Menotomy Grill. Got a gift card from a friend and had never been before. Place is very nice and the food was excellent, a bunch of interesting dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food was tasty and the chef was very good at using fresh herbs and ingredients. For some in my family it was too spicy but I liked it. It was nice to come so close to the city and find ample parking for once. My only complaint about the place is it was overpriced. We traveled in from the suburbs after seeing it on Chronicle but mainly because of the price we weren't impressed enough that we would come back.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

My family was traveling on a college trip, and the Menotomy Grill and Tavern was next door to our hotel, so we went there for dinner. It was a Tuesday evening, and the restaurant was very lively. Food was excellent, as was the service. Would definitely go back!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A solid place in Arlington. Have been here several times for lunch and dinner and it never disappoints. Particularly like the salmon burger. Just a nice, casual place near the Cambridge line.

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