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Cityside Tavern

4.7
4.7
100 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Cityside Tavern has been a staple in Cleveland Circle since 1985. We underwent a renovation in January 2020, now our space is rustic and airy featuring beautiful brickwork and barn-board from Maine. Our bi-level space features two bars, a separate dining room and an awesome roof deck overlooking Cleveland Circle
Our dinner menu consists of elevated comfort food along hearty New England fare, killer burgers and sandwiches. We also feature a lunch menu during the weekdays and a weekend brunch program.
We feature a full bar with a draft beer program focusing on some of the best local Craft breweries as well a cocktail program with riffs on some classics, as well as our own unique creations.
Cityside Tavern is the perfect place for large groups, semi-private events, watching our local sporting teams or just a chill night at one of our bars with our awesome team. We host Trivia on Wednesdays and Brunch on Saturday & Sunday. See you soon!

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Booked 42 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–1:00 am
    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am
    Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am
    Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 566-1002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Hill Ave. and Beacon St

  • Public transit

    (T) Green Line – Cleveland Circle. (Bus) Chestnut Hill Ave. @ Beacon St

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 100 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Suburbs

    Great for Brunch

  • Boston Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Boston Suburbs

    Late Night Find

  • Boston Suburbs

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience1

    Short staffed and not friendly. Took forever to get a drink and food. More of a bar than restaurant so we weren’t happy.

  2. OO

    OutOnTheTown6

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service by Dillon was terrific. Always enjoy our visits to Cityside!

    Cityside TavernResponded on August 30, 2021

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your experience at Cityside - We will certainly pass along your kind words to Dillon!

  3. HM

    HartmanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place! Good food and Wine! I like the balcony. Great service!

    Cityside TavernResponded on August 24, 2021

    Hi Hartman! We like the balcony, too - Sounds like you picked a great spot! Thanks so much for sharing your kind words.

  4. RM

    RickyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and relax atmosphere! We went for brunch and it had some unique options and you get your money’s worth!

    Cityside TavernResponded on August 9, 2021

    Hi Ricky! Thanks so much for sharing your review - We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed brunch with us. Hoping to see you back at Cityside soon!

  5. LS

    LouiseS

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Excellent food and service. Our waitress was experienced and efficient. Our meals were well presented and had great flavor.

  6. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loe Cityside! It's such a gem in the middle of Cleveland Circle. I thought it was just a tavern with some good rinks, but the food is incredible too! They're also super accommodating of food allergies which is great.

  7. AH

    AvaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was great and so was the food and drinks. For a busy Saturday night, we got our meals in a very reasonable amount of time. It was a fun experience sitting outdoors on the upper level. Great ambience.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Wait for food was extensive. Food came cold.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food . Good prices.

  10. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent brunch options and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend! We will be returning for sure

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Server was enthusiastic, responsive, appropriately obsequious, and clairvoyant. Food was fantastic.

  12. KD

    KristinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Nice place to go for great drinks and snacks.... I would go back again!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot for drinks! They have a moderately sized draught list with some good finds, and some crowd pleasing cocktail options. Food hit the spot as well! They were to host our group of 8 which was awesome.

  14. BV

    BriV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite spots for trivia, wait staff is friendly food is consistently delicious and will continue to go!

  15. E

    Ekcn

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. Had reservation. Without reservation would not have waited the hour for a table. Great ambience sat on edge of bar in a high top. Would go again when in area. Music on verge of being TOO loud. All else great. Food was very good. We (3 of us) each had a salad and they were perfect late night (830 pm) dinner.

  16. CL

    ChristopherL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and service Nice location. Outdoor seating terrific

  17. SC

    SaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect spot for a first post-pandemic date. The restaurant is simple, but gorgeous, which put us right at ease. The food and drinks were delicious, we are already planning our next visit. Enjoy the comfort of delicious food and a safe environment as well as the beauty of this restaurant.

  18. LA

    LADddd

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Very large portion, everyone was happy with their selection.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great place to watch a game! Service took a little while but the place was pretty packed.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and dranks

  21. BC

    BCAlum81

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food was good. We have fish tacos. Delicious!

  22. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best restaurants in the area. Drinks were great, service was excellent, and the food was amazing! I highly recommend you check this place out if you have not yet.

  23. SD

    SarahD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar selection and the food was wonderful! watched the bruins and it was a fun atmosphere

  24. WW

    WesleyW

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Cocktails are average. Food is great and service is great

  25. CC

    CeceC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was great but service was a little slow in the beginning and we were brought the wrong check. Overall had a great night though and would recommend!

  26. MC

    MichelleC

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful, lively place to enjoy a meal! It has a very friendly neighborhood vibe, and is definitely a more upscale version of a tavern. The food quality was high, our waitress was attentive and we had a great experience here for Mother's Day brunch. We look forward to coming back for a more casual date night and hopefully getting a patio table!

  27. CK

    ChristinaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There is so good to meet friends and family. Atmosphere, foods, services are really good. Because of Covid19, we should cash out in 90 minutes. But we can totally understand.

  28. i

    ianp

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cityside is a great neighborhood bar. Plenty of good beer choices and typical Americana food. Not too fussy and the staff is great.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drinks

  30. K

    Kathl

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and food are great but when you are able to; please bring back a gluten free vegetarian burger. I dream of that thing being gfree and vegetarian. And thank you for being so attentive to covid safety and allergies.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Becoming such a hot brunch spot!!

  32. SR

    SydneyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and vibe! Definitely recommend for a quick bite and drinks

  33. L

    Lana

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. We went for Brunch and they accomodated seating us far in the corner to be separate from other parties and to enable us to hear each other (there were a few rowdy morning drinkers present). Highly reccommend the chicken and sweet potato waffles. Very generous on the drinks. Ample parking nearby. Will definitely be returning!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, fun environment, and amazing food!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    So much fun!! Loved our waiter!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience1

    The service was horrible We sat for almost a half hour before anyone came over We actually got the meal before we got our drinks Bartender was too busy on her phone or talking to friends The place wasn’t even busy We had to ask for our check as our server came to our table one after complaining to the bartender Unfortunate as the food was good

  37. Y

    Yash

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a good Saturday night party with the mates!

  38. E

    Emily

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food, live close by and it's such a great bar spot. Very chill and service is very friendly. It is loud though so wouldn't take people hard of hearing.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Super accommodating and the food was really tasty!

  40. KP

    KristineP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good service - excellent food- clean - all good!

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Cityside Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 100 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Cityside Tavern

1960 Beacon St Brighton, MA 02135

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Hill Ave. and Beacon St

  • Neighborhood

    Brighton

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–1:00 am
    Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am
    Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am
    Sun 10:00 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Public transit

    (T) Green Line – Cleveland Circle. (Bus) Chestnut Hill Ave. @ Beacon St

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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