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Elm Street Tap Room

4.7
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58 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Elm Street Taproom sits in the heart of Somerville’s Davis Square; we are walking distance of the Red Line, Somerville Theater, Tufts University, Davis Square Theater, The Rockwell and Porter Square.

This bar and restaurant blends the best of the modern craft beer movement with a familiar, vibrant, social atmosphere. A menu of small plates and shareable snacks incorporates locally sourced ingredients, with many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Our friendly staff will make a memorable experience whether you join us for lunch, dinner or our highly anticipated weekend brunch.

We are the ideal location for hosting large groups or an intimate date night. Our bar offers a wide variety of craft beers from around the world, boasting 40 drafts, signature cocktails and a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Reservations are recommended; however, walk-ins are always welcome at this unique gathering space for locals and visitors alike.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 58 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.5
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food. One of the best dining experiences we have had since we moved to Boston 3 years ago. Love supporting places like this! We will be back very soon.

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place. Food is outstanding and service is great.

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Alicia
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful. So nice that they have the ability to offer an outdoor option. A great spot for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Sabine
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers are great! definitely a good sidekick to a drink and you can watch the game here indoors if you choose.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

PJ
vipPapaJoe
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again with the amazing food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had outdoor seating, and a car hit a fence closest to our table. What a thrill!

KM
KathyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service. Love being outside except traffic ( buses) going by.
Food was good, bar style. Drink was mostly ice, but yummy.
Definitely a fun place to go!

JE
JulieE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celiac here and their servers made me feel super safe. Their menu also had great options for me to eat safely. Sat outside and had a great experience. Will be back for sure!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beer, and probably the most attentive and friendly socially distant service I’ve seen.

C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Server was nice the first 15 min then the rest of the dinner had a wicked bad attitude. Our third friend joined the table which we told him and as soon as he sat down he asked us if we were done with our food? It was really weird and you could tell he just didn’t want to be working anymore.

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RobV
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back! Glad the food has not changed since pre-quarantine

AD
vipAlliD
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer and cocktail selection! Try the dry rub wings

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Zack is the man. Glad to see the spot back open. One step closer to the mug club. Cheers.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating set up! Food and drinks were great glad to have elm street back open in Davis

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Anna
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The service was very very slow despite the place being not busy. I was disappointed with the delayed response and in frequent check ins.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was fast, and the staff was excellent. Definitely coming back!

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mabiobabe
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Got there a bit early for our reservation and one of our party was running late so we were really happy when they seated us right away. We were also happy to get a back corner table because the front area was very loud. Our area was a tiny bit quieter. We ordered a flight of beer and wondered how the server was going to remember the four beers we ordered without writing it down. He didn't - got one of them wrong. We ordered the Taproom popcorn. While it was good, the serving size was tiny. Probably a bit over a cup. I wouldn't recommend that for the price of $4. I really do not like hot, spicy food so I ordered the crab salad sandwich asking them to replace the jack cheese with cheddar. They did that but the sandwich was still so spicy I could not eat it. No clue what they put in it. The waffle fries were spicy. Even the ketchup was hot. My second choice had been the chopped salad. My companion got that and he said I could not have eaten it - very spicy. Nothing in the description to indicate that. The beer was good. The service was good after the initial beer mistake. We had to kill some time before a show and they told us to stay at our table as long as we like. I would go back only for beer.

DS
DavidS
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We went here for a Sunday Brunch. Atmosphere was good, expected for a Davis Square restaurant. Ambiance was very good, design appointments were very attractive. Food itself trended to cold. All of it. Everything centered around biscuits, this is very good for my taste. But even the Hollandaise, which I asked to be served on the side and it was, arrived cold. Can't recommend this place for a brunch. Maybe worth a try during the evening.

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schadenfreudster
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid addition to Davis Square! A bit loud, but decent pub grub and friendly service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Incredibly rude manager. Refused to check off our beer from the mug club list even though it was an error with the app and not our error. Poor customer service. We have been regulars since they opened and will not be back.

KK
vipKKBMP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, great lunch, great everything! (The nachos, fried cauliflower, and burgers are my fav.)

d
don4
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and beer was quite good, and our server was friendly and helpful. The only negative comment I can offer is that the place was extremely noisy. It was a relief to step outside and away from the noise when we left.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

JB
JennB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here as a party of 10 for a bachelorette brunch and it was perfect! The menu was great and had many options both GF and vegan. Our waitress was very attentive, drinks were great, and food was delicious!

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NancyG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, lovely night for dinner with friends.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was loud but the nachos were good

JC
vipJacobC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great selection of beers. The nachos were AMAZING. The burger left something to be desired.

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Turtle
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Went for dinner and drinks with a friend. Beer was great, environment was great, food was so-so. Waitstaff forgot the special request on my friends order, my fish and chips were way over cooked, all crust, no fish. Fries were good!

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somervilleats
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Elm St. Tap room has the, "Restaurant Group" feel, which become ubiquitous in Davis Square as it has most other places. There seem to be a few restaurant companies that are determined to make every place in Davis nearly identical in atmosphere, void of any discerning personality, and with perfectly appealing but ordinary and way over-priced food. I had the Steak Tip Bomb, which was a roll with cuts of steak and some peppers and onions and a tiny side salad for $17. It tasted pretty good but that little sandwich for $17? Most of the food we had I would describe as, "fine" but it all should have cost half of what it did.

J
Jazz
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Elm Street.

DC
DaisyC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just needed a quick spot for dinner with a large group, and it exceeded my expectations. Excellent service, better than average food, and great beer list. I'll be back if I'm in the area!

JK
JenK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and everyone in our group loved what they got! It happened to be Mother’s Day, so it was a little noisier than a typical Sunday I’m guessing. Also, their beer selection is amazing!!

BC
vipBriannaC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Only reason this place didn't get 5 stars is the service. The vibe is good, the food is delicious (the brunch menu in particular) & the pricing is great. I've been here twice, once for the Superbowl & once for Mother's Day - the service both times had consistent hiccups. They hadn't been open too long for the Superbowl so I just chalked it up to that. But the waitress we had for Mother's Day didn't seem to know the menu & didn't seem to care to communicate to us if they were out of something we asked for until we got our food & realized it was missing or understand some basic menu items. Will definitely still give this place a third try because the food has been that good.

BW
BiancaW
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times now and have loved our service and food every time. The atmosphere is great too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! We loved the atmosphere and it was a great place to watch the hockey game.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great place. Too noisy though -- the acoustics suck

SB
vipSugarBoard
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Server was on top of our drinks and food!! Meatballs were wonderful and really enjoyed th nachos too!! Great drink menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Family visiting

FAQs

Elm Street Tap Room does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elm Street Tap Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 764-4965.

Elm Street Tap Room is rated 4.7 stars by 58 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.