Granary Tavern

4.3
982 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Granary Tavern is a place where rustic and modern elements mend seamlessly to create a casually-stylish environment. Formerly a historic grain mill, the two-floor restaurant, and gastropub is the perfect gathering venue for food, drinks and fun.

The unique menu is rich in comfort food and offers a variety of locally sourced produce, fresh seafood, and farmer’s market goods. Granary Tavern serves weekly lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Its two bars accented with exposed brick and beams create a cozy, intimate setting for diners. The first floor includes a spacious outside patio and panoramic al fresco style windows , ideal for large groups. The downstairs reminds you of a wine cellar, with granite foundation walls, exposed beams and warm lighting that crates an intimate ambiance, perfect for quiet business lunches or after-works drinks.
*We will make every effort to seat guests with their first preference however outdoor seating can not be guaranteed*

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 982 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i love the granary. great cozy atmosphere and innovative food choice. we were there fir brunch and could ho there every week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’m not sure what happened to the Granary, we were so terribly disappointed to see one of our favorite Boston restaurants had lost its luster. The food quality, the drinks (ordered 2 of the same cocktail and they were completely different, neither of which were correct), and the service…we were kind and understanding of the gal (everybody has a rough/busy night). But, she had served three other four-tops, that arrived after our party of four, and one of those three tables then sat another party…we were still sitting there, waiting for food/a glance/anything! If you’re looking for the classic Granary, it’s not there anymore.

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Punky
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great restaurant. Trinity, our server, was spectacular. But, but, but MUSIC IS JUST TOO LOUD. Was difficult to enjoy ourselves.

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Punky
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The granary was a great place food- wise. The problem I had with it was that the music was just too loud.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Despite having to use a credit card to hold the reservation, the restaurant appeared to be very crowded and not considerate of rising Covid levels in the city. Tables weren’t spaced for safety.
The place was very noisy and the music was so loud, everyone had to yell to be heard or understood.
The food was tasty. But when my friend and I asked for hot tea to go with our brunch, we were brought a half cup of lukewarm brown water which had been obviously pulled from a coffee maker. By the time the server brought around a tray of tea bags, the water was cold and when we asked for a pot of hot water, it never came.
Our food came in a timely fashion but the beverage service was less than adequate. Another in our party had to ask twice for the beer he ordered. My partner had to ask for his coffee and then again for cream and sugar.

At no time were our water glasses refilled nor were we asked if we needed or wanted anything. We even had to go to the hostess stand for our check.

This is sadly a typical story of dining during Covid. The staff when we saw them were friendly, they just seemed overwhelmed and service suffered .

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StephenM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Brunch service- food was fine. Service was poor, forgetful, error prone, and staff appeared overworked. Music was playing far too high- it was difficult to communicate with staff or selves. Amazingly, the staff turned it even further up half way through the meal. However, they turned it down immediately on asking.

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RussellM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible. 30 minutes for a coke. 15 min for kids chocolate milk. No lunch on weekends (only brunch).

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KatieS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was a Gem! Had a blast with friends and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great oysters, chopped salad wonderful and the cauliflower appetizer was delicious!

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Shoosta
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We've eaten at Granary Tavern many times, and they always deliver a reliable dining experience--especially when accommodating groups! The cocktails are excellent, and the bang bang cauliflower is sensational! I noticed the menu changes around seasonally, so it's nice that Granary offers different variety throughout the year. We look forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Not as great as it used to be. Ambiance and location are great. Service was just ok- no check backs or anything so we had to flag server for drinks. Could have just been an off night but it was not very busy. We were in and out in less than 45 minutes, so it was slightly rushed.

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Boston123
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great food and great service. Fun place!

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WaylandEats13
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came by for an early dinner after a Bruins game with 12 people and they were very accommodating, food and service were both excellent.

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AlexisC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great for a large group of 8!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Bang Bang Cauliflower was delicious and crispy on the outside. Just perfect.

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PregnantLady
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The bang bang cauliflower was a great appetizer. I had the duck entree which was truly remarkable - one of the best duck dishes I've had in a restaurant. My husband had the burger which was a bit uninspired but had great flavor.

The waiter was absolutely awful. I ordered a non-alcoholic beer and he immediately began to act like I wasn't worth his time. I had to ask for a glass for the beer 3 times, had to ask twice for a second beer. Had to ask twice for a box. Twice for the bill. Never came to check on our food. 15 min for salt and pepper once we were able to catch him walking by. The place was practically empty at 4:45pm, business was not the problem.

I'd definitely return to the granary but this particular server was a nightmare.

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RichD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great atmosphere and food. Our waiter was so-so but that has not been my experience with this location in the past.

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rlsslr
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It was extremely loud and very disappointed that there wasn’t any beers on tap or much too choose from.

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NancyW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our second visit and it will be our last. The pancakes were thin and tough, not fluffy. The cup of coffee was small and not replenished without asking. We asked for lemons and they were placed on our table on a cocktail napkin rather than a plate or bowl. The first time we visited, we were able to order from the brunch and lunch menus at noon, but this time only the brunch menu. The meal cost us as much as our dinner out the night before and was not half as good. Very disappointing.

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RRWS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

They had no exterior heaters. It was also understaffed. Food was good, but would NOT eat outside in the late season.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food at good prices! Glad we made a reservation though.

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Swingg
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a new server but she did a great job. The food was prepared very well and with only one exception came out on a timely basis. I would go back.

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JimH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only minor complaint was that the music was loud to carry on a conversation. The music was turned down immediately once we asked and everything was fine. Great place for a small gathering.

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vipStacy
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Food was fine. Service was slow and so was the waitress… but the restaurant was in a good location and the ambiance was nice.

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Stacy, Thanks for reaching out. As you can imagine the labor shortage has been quite difficult for us, we are working to train the staff we do have to the best of our ability. We hope you'll come back and join us again soon!

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MShire
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a terrible experience. We were ignored at our table for a long time despite attracting the waiter's attention. When someone finally arrived she was surly and non communicative and rude. She left in a huff and we decided to leave after such terrible treatment. The owners should review their staff and do some work on customer care.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great service, great food! Could use better lighting.

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

noted, thanks for sharing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Such a disappointment. Steak was way under done, food was ok, service was awful.

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ChrisH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be back!

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vipKristinF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely dinner! Thanks, Miranda, for accomodating the kids’ birthday table separate from my husband and me! We will def be back!

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

Awesome, thank you so much for sharing this. We are lucky to have Maranda on our team :)

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vipEric
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid selection of entrees. Opted for the Kale caesar salad with salmon - very good - light with a substantial piece of fish.

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

Glad to hear it Eric!

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Kata
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall a solid brunch option. Food was tasty, but 1) 3 plates arrived with 4th a solid 10 mins later and 2) avocado toast came missing seasoning and a few ingredients. Waiter was decently responsive, but didn't ask about coffee refills and didn't proactively manage either issue referenced above. Good value for the money, outside seating is lovely.

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

Hi Kata, Thank you for your honest review, we hope you'll come back and join us again soon!

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EricL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, love the windows being open, and the great drinks and food!

Granary Tavern
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thanks Eric!

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HelenR
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Took a bit of time for the waitress to wait on us. But after that it was fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waitress took long but food was great

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StacyS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food2service1ambience4

The service was horrible. Our waitress was not friendly and did not pay any attention to us. The food was okay and not worth the price.

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NicoleT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great outside seating. We could hear the concert in the park and even though there were a lot of people out and about, it felt private. Great food! Try BangBang Cauliflower!!!

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DeborahT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening with great food and great ambiance.

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vipgolf4life402
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Skip the dirty dish-water “coffee” at brunch. And the chicken and waffles. Burned fried chicken,m. Didn’t complain, but def was not satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great appetizers and a fun vibe! Get the clam chowder!

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JackieA
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Filet mignon was tasteless. Way undercooked for Medium rare. Had to send one back, barely cooked Got some drinks wrong, Waitress did not know what kind of pasta was in Pasta of the day! Called it guitar? We asked about dessert and wanted one of the only 2 they had and she came back and said they did not have one of them? We know help is hard to find right now but this was pretty bad. Waitress must have said she was sorry about a dozen times. Never going again, so many other choices in Boston.

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