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About Granary Tavern
Located in a historic former grain mill, this gastropub boasts two stunning floors with two bars accented by exposed brick and beams and a warm design that makes it the perfect gathering spot for food, drinks and fun.
The first floor includes a brick patio that overlooks the lush Rose F. Kennedy Greenway and panoramic al fresco style windows, along with leather banquette seating, comfy high top tables and large hand-crafted wood tables perfect for large groups. The downstairs has the intimate feel of a wine cellar with its granite foundation walls, exposed beams and an open kitchen.
The welcoming atmosphere is reaffirmed with clever, locally-focused gastronomic offerings for all three meal periods (brunch, lunch and dinner), including an emphasis on Slow Food principles, fresh seafood, farmer’s market produce and dynamic presentations. There is a focus on healthy preparations while classic comfort food concepts are enhanced by unique accompaniments.
Boston, MA 02109
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm,
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm;
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.
The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Private room and bar that is fit for a cocktail-style reception up to 100 people or for sit down dinner for up 50 people. Both passed appetizer and prix-fixe menus are available upon request.
Private Party Contact:
Alyssa McCourt : (617) 449-7107
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Granary Tavern Ratings and Reviews
I was treating a friend for her birthday and we were served with a complementary appetizer. Regrettable the birthday gal couldn't eat it so the waitress asked what she could eat and after completing our entrees, we were brought a fabulous dessert, totally unexpected, very much appreciated, which we both devoured. Great service and good very good.
The dining experience began with not one, but two inhospitable receptionists/hostesses. However, the server was great. He was unobtrusive, efficient, personable and accommodating. Then another backslide as random servers brought plates of food to the table and had no idea who it should be served to and waved the plates around shouting "cobb salad?" or "fish and chips?" with no apparent concern that they actually should have a clue as to which dish goes to which diner, typical, but still unpleasant. Some of the dishes were terrific, including the flatbreads and the infamous chicken and waffles, but others were meh. The dining room has nice décor, but the size of the room and the table layout lead to pretty constant foot traffic and a generally unrelaxing atmosphere. Additionally, the road noise from the open windows is extremely obtrusive and diners have to pause conversation, repeat or wait for traffic to pass. On the upside, the location is convenient to the Boston Financial District and the prices are not accordingly exorbitant.
Came here for a late night dinner after work on a saturday night, not too many places other than hotels have a late night menu, with full meal offerings past 10pm downtown, so A+ for that! We have been here a few times after work for happy hours and it gets really crowded, so avoid that if you want a quiet dinner! It is a regular spot for us and will continue to be!
The menu had some new choices for dinner. We had been here a few times in the past and the seafood was really good. On this visit, we tried 4 different items and they were all mediocre, nothing stood out. The mussels had no additional favor in the broth. The chicken dinner was dry. The appetizers were better than the main course. There were mistakes on the bill, which when pointed out were corrected.
Atmosphere was a little noisy but overall okay. We were sat very close to the entrance, may have been better further away from the constant traffic. Food was satisfactory but nothing special. I've been told to come back for brunch. Would probably give it another shot before writing it off
We went with a group of 9, and this was a definite disappointment. One person enjoyed their lamb burger, but everyone else was underwhelmed by the quality/taste of their food and several orders needed to be corrected. Everyone uniformly passed on even looking at the dessert menu, which is quite a feat with this group. Won't be going back.
I took a friend from out of town to Granary. He was looking for a good fish-n-chips place and I suggested we go here. It didn't disappoint in any way. The service was amazing and the food was great. My one suggestion is to be asked to be seated away from the bar as it can get very noisy there for dinner. Overall - lovely place to go!
They refused to seat us outside because we were a party of 8 even though there were tables available. The service was overly slow and we had to request multiple times for condiments and water. It took another 15 minutes for the server to cash us out and bring back our cards.
A typical lunch that should have lasted no more than an hour took three! We will not be back!
I came for cocktails and enjoyed them so I came for a second time to dine. The food was okay at best. I was actually pretty disappointed considering it was on the more expensive side. The atmosphere is nice with the open windows in the summer and it's a small venue making it feel more cozy. Service also wasn't fantastic and I felt like it was because my friends and I all look on the younger side. But we all ordered drinks, apps, and meals and our waitress only came around once.
Granary Tavern offers a good selection of dishes, but we had mixed feelings about the food. We all enjoyed the Bang Bang cauliflower appetizer, which was had a nice kick. But the drinks list wasn't very helpful - it was out of date and listed cider in the beer section and rose in the white wines. The baked salmon dish I ordered was supposed to come with corn and roasted tomato succotash, but came with cous cous instead, and the avocado wasn't ripe. The lamb burger was tasty, but a little overdone.
Excellent spot to take kids to. It has great food and atmosphere for the adults and they have an amazing kid's menu that was only $8 for their meals. That is a steal for Boston. The location is fabulous if you are spending time on the Greenway. We will be back.
Have been here twice now. Enjoyed the food both times --chicken and waffles and pulled pork flatbread got raves from my 16-yr-old son; my 23-yr-old daughter thought the gnocchi were great; I loved the watermelon salad (skip the chicken) and the seafood chowder was fabulous. Fish and chips was ok, but recommend you try the others. Speed of service depends on the crowd, the kitchen, and who your server is--slower the first time, amazing service the second time, despite a full house. Open-air setting even when you are inside (on days when the windows are all open it's like sitting outdoors without being blasted by the sun). Overall, we will be back!
Food was pretty good. Service was pretty bad. Arrived at 7:40 on a Sunday evening with kids in tow. Sat down immediately but didn't see a server for a while. When he did arrive we asked if we could order both food and drinks because we thought we may not see him for a while. He brought out bottle of red wine and awkwardly poor three of us a sip or less. Dripped some on my lap (thankfully the napkin was there!). And left without filling any of the glasses. Our appetizers arrived without plates. We are all friends so we ate without them however I never saw William to ask if I could get some. Garlic chips were good. Cauliflower was really tasty. Then dinner arrived for four out of six of us. William stopped by to ask if it was ok and if we needed anything...sure maybe the rest of the food. I had the grain bowl which was bland except for the tzatziki. The lamb burger was good. Kids burgers were fine. Fries were terrific. Bringing the check that was the end of our 'service'.
Here's where it gets bad for me. My youngest left his panda bear with a Red Sox jersey there. My husband went back for it around 11:30. William said that he saw it, hung on to it for an hour (?) and then threw it away! Needless to say I'm upset. I let the rest go and left a generous tip based on the level of service but throwing a kids toy away is just mean.
Lunch with the girlfriends. Everyone loved their food. Service was a tad slow but we did go during lunch hour on a Friday. Waitress was sweet though. That said once we ordered food was served timely. We'd definitely go back. Bar area is not comfortable as it's right by front door and side which isn't by door doesn't lend to comfortable bar interactions but if you're sitting down for lunch it's great. Would not recommend outdoor seating since it's right on main road and would not be very clean air.
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