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Granary Tavern

4.3
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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 alongside comfortable high-top and hand-crafted wood tables, ideals for large groups. The downstairs reminds 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm,
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Dinner:
Nightly: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 449-7110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Alyssa McCourt : (617) 449-7107
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Surface Road
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Parking details
Street parking as well as several near by parking garages are available.
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Public transit
The closest T stops are the Blue Line (Aquarium Station) and State Street.
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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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What 597 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Ate here the evening of the Boston Marathon. Pizza and beer never tasted so good!! Very friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great 1st experience. our beautiful waitress, Abmerly, she was amazing. very attentive, right on with her recommendations. all around great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Wrong food delivered and slow service

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very good food

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

When I am in Boston, I always make time to stop in here and grab a pint and delicious food. Thank you again for the wonderful experience. Cheers!

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1.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Disappointed, the chicken in the chicken and waffles was greasy and the fries that came with the grilled chicken sandwich were also greasy and looked like they were cooked in old oil. Also, don’t mess with waffles, sweet potato waffles were too sweet go back to the basic waffle. Was offered complimentary dessert but declined.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Usually come here for brunch and it's great but lunch was less to be desired. I ordered the Moroccan Lamb which was just bland and not really good. I didn't feel like waiting for another meal to be prepared so I just ate the lamb and left the huge bowl of mess behind. Would not recommend that dish at all. The burger looked good. Probably only order the basics- burgers, fried chicken and you'll be happy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have been here numerous times and it is always extremely consistent and high quality. This time may have been one of the best tasting brunches I have had.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great menu and great location. Warmth and ambiance to spare. I gave a “moderate” sound-level rating because when we sat down, we immediately had to ask them to turn down annoying night-club level dance music which serves no purpose in a family restaurant. The people next to us agreed and said “too loud!” The staff complied and reduced the volume by half allowing us to enjoy a great meal.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was a mostly disappointing dining experience. I had reserved a high top table for 6, when I arrived they didn’t have that table available, so we took a regular table, and which wasn’t much of an issue. The service was fine, but that’s all. Drinks were fine as well, didn’t take much time. The server seemed a bit confused or maybe just uninformed about the menu as she had trouble describing some simple elements of the dishes. The Chicken and Waffles tasted alright. The waffles were the star of the show, and that’s pretty sad. The chicken lacked flavor, and there was a very small amount. I typically wouldn’t complain about portion sizes, but I received two drumsticks that were only slightly larger than a standard buffalo wing. We ordered two flatbreads, however they were not flatbreads. They were round, not flat, and very doughy. I don’t understand how, but they were both tasteless. It was as if zero spices were used at all. It’s bad when you mess up pizza this badly. The Steak Frites dish was the worst. It showed Up slightly over cooked. The meat was very chewy, it was comparable to beef you’d find in stew. The truffle fries were quite literally dripping in grease. The greens were lovely. The fish and chips were alright. We also got potato chips, and those were really good. This had potential, but someone needs to take a more active role in the food preparation. I don’t think I’ll return for another visit, maybe for the chips though.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Nice restaurant with quality, reasonably priced, food. I would definitely go again.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food was sub-par

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went here for my birthday with my family, and the service was spotty at best. We had to ask 3 times to 3 different people for silverware and napkins over the course of 15-20 minutes, meanwhile our apps were sitting on the table getting cold. Everything about the service was slow as molasses and it negatively impacted the tone of the celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We needed a place close to the Custom House for dinner. After reading some reviews, I thought we would try this out. Chowder was excellent. Sour cream in there? Dinner was also excellent. Everyone picked something different and all was enjoyed. Service was outstanding. She was very attentive. Good beer choices. If you are down by the Acquarium and don't want to eat on the water or at Quincy Market, a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have been many times. The food is consistently excellent. The menu has a few different options added each time I have gone and I always sample them to see what is new. I have never been disappointed! The staff and management are wonderful. The last time I was there was St. Patrick's Day. There was live music, it was crowded and festive and the corned beef and cabbage amazing. I would and do highly recommend Granary Tavern for a great meal and a fun night out!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The cauliflower is a must! The service was great.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great kitchen for brunch. The bloody Mary had too much horseradish, though. Nice interior, but lots of families with kids being so close to the aquarium.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Wasn't that busy didn't really need the reservation. We were seated but don't think the server was told so it was 20 minutes before we were asked what we wanted to drink and order. The ciabatta bread was to hard to bite through the sandwich we ordered. The brownie was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great brunch spot downtown. Warm, welcoming environment. Trendy but still good for families. Fabulous service!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Typical bar style casual restaurant. Food was good .Server was on slow side and when we ask about drinks on the drink had no idea what we were talking about.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Good service , good food

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We walked into restaurant and had this overwhelming smell of fish. The hostess led us to a table in a different room so we thought we would try that room. When we got to table there were people standing all around our table speaking really loud. We actually walked out and went to restaurant right next door.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We went because we were staying at the Hilton a block or two away. We are a family of 5 with a middle schooler and two high school kids. We visited on a Friday during lent so we were limited.
The food is really fantastic. We loved two apps: potato chips & cauliflower. Both yum! I loved the mushroom flatbread but the fam loved the margarita. The thai salad had too much dressing but it was ok.
We all agreed that if we visit Boston again we will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Good food in a lively atmosphere

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We stopped in with two kids after an afternoon at the aquarium. The staff took good care of us and made us feel comfortable. The kids enjoyed the food (corndogs and fresh fruit) and we enjoyed our lunch specials. All in all, an easy experience and one that we would recommend to others.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was great and our server attentive. However, we requested a "quiet or corner table" and that didn't happen. We were seated right by the entrance, it was a freezing cold day, and one of our party was just getting over being sick. I even said to the hostess upon arrival, this doesn't look to be very quiet - and she just gave me a "what do you want me to do" look and said "we're very busy today". Two different parties with children were seated beside us, the second table had very "active" children. It was difficult for the five of us to converse, between the children and the cold.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I were attending an dance event at the long wharf and needed something in walking distance. We both ordered the scallops. It was excellent, fresh and delish! Service was very good too. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food, great ambiance, and prices very reasonable! Dessert was delicious!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Granary Tavern has a great american styled menu with a nice drink selection. Their Cauliflower appetizer (with sweet and spicy chili sauce) is delicious. The menu has great variety with classic entrees, salads, flatbreads, and more.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a wonderful casual dining establishment that works great for families and kids. My daughter had her wedding rehearsal dinner here and the menu options were wonderful for the oldest to the youngest flower girl. We have also used it as a meeting place for informal family gatherings. The atmosphere is inviting and the food is really good. We will definitely come back the next time we are in Boston.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very upbeat place and great for get togethers!

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Brussels sprouts with bacon are aaaahmazing!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing! Delicious food, great service, and for downtown Boston, reasonable prices! An appetizer, two meals and a dessert came in under 50 bucks. Great for date night! Try the truffle fries!

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2.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Thai salad with Tuna was terrible. My clients left the whole salad untouched. Bang bang cauliflower was great.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

It was solid. No complaints

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was excellent even though it was quite busy.

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2.0Dined on December 18, 2017

I dont know whats happened to Granary but its gone down hill significantly in the past year. In one of my last visits we had to send four beers back as they tasted like bleach. This time, the service was very slow - 45 mins to get food at lunch is ridiculous. The veggie burger was uncooked, the salad looked like it was from last week. The rest of the food was just bland. Even our group's favorite - bang bang cauliflower wasn't that good. Even one of the staff said - don't come back here, go to the place on the other side. Guess, we'll just have to cross this one off our options list. Too bad...

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3.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Had Thai salad. Very crunchy and dry. It was like eating potato chips on top of lettuce.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Waitress seemed overwhelmed and never had appetizers come out. But all other experiences here have been great

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved this place! We will definitely return. Food was delicious, ambiance was fantastic. Rustic, home-y and elegant. Loved that they had a kids menu and chocolate milk for my son! Service was impressive. The waitress had the cooks split our meals since my mom and I were sharing. Fabulous little gem across from the aquarium.

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