Menotomy Grill & Tavern

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397 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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1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Top shelf blues music every Thursday from some of the best musicians in New England. Terrific guests sitting in. At the top of my list for blues jams spots.

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TF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Family get together

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ED
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Courteous service, good food (but not amazing) this place is an excellent place to spend time with friends.

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FL
New England
47 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The Banh Mi was unconventional -- sausage -- but was as delicious as banh mi gets. The beers were excellent too. The only shortcoming is the place is loud.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Gracious hospitality, an excellent place to spend some time.

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RM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, good food. Menu is OK, not outstanding. A bit noisy.

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EL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with my dining group of 6. Everyone loved it ! Great food , great service , great ambiance ( friendly and inviting)

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Tasty food and decent service, but really slow food prep at a time when there was no reason for it to be slow

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GH
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was outstanding. Food was really really good. Very happy to have visited.

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CG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go with friends. Good food, nice vibe and ambiance.

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g
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter seemed preoccupied and a tad impatient that my companion was running late (<10 minutes and I had ordered a glass of wine). Food came out quickly and was delicious (we both had margherita flatbreads...highly recommend). Good food, impressive wine list, definitely would return.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and they were very attentive and cool even though we might’ve lingered a little too late.

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P
New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menotomy Grill is a real local gem. Great food, excellent service, and pleasant atmosphere.
Highly recommended.

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L
New England
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Menitomy is my boyfriend and my favorite date spot. We always order the same thing: pistachio-crusted salmon with Brussels sprouts and bacon on the side. This last time we went, I ventured outside my typical salmon and ordered the steak tips with sweet potato chips, which was an AMAZING choice. I love Menotomy’s food, the service was great, and the ambiance is always warm and fun and perfect for a date night!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

St Paddy’s Day

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m
New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great outing at Menotomy!!

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
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 on March 14, 2019
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
2 reviews
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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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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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good dinner with the family !

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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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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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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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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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