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McMenamins Tavern on the Square, Bothell, WA

McMenamins Tavern on the Square

4.1
4.1
1083 Reviews
$31 to $50
Northwest
The Tavern on the Square at McMenamins Anderson School is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and later-on. This Northwest-style café offers comfortable sophistication, making it an ideal spot to meet up and enjoy house-made specialties, such as brioche and desserts.

You'll see seasonal offerings, fresh fish and local produce on the menus here, ranging from Seared King Salmon to Filet Mignon.

Dining options pair well with our handcrafted coffee, ales, cider, wine and spirits-offering upscale classics and modern inventions.

Fresh, inventive offerings make this Tavern an inviting space any time of day or night.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 219-4362

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Emily Trettel

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a birthday, anniversary, holiday, corporate, or celebratory event at Tavern on the Square? The Erma Olin room is the perfect destination for any type of gathering for groups ranging anywhere between 12-20 people. We have limited availability in our dining room for parties larger than 5. Please note that these often book up far in advance. Large party reservation slots are available prior to 5:30pm and after 7:30pm. We have greater availability for large party reservations Sunday through Thursday so please let us know if alternate dates would suffice.

  • Private party contact

    Evan Petrone : (425) 219-4362

  • Neighborhood

    Bothell

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot located on site for Customers and Hotel Guests. There is also parking available behind Anderson School in the Pop Keeney Stadium.

  • Entertainment

    Onsite at the Anderson School, we have a weekly live music, a first-run movie theater, billiards, shuffleboard, outdoor fire pits and more.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Great for Brunch

  • Eastside

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. LH

    LindaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First, thank you for being open on thanksgiving and your employee working rather than being with family. My salmon was so overcooked and dry. Such a shame.
  2. JR

    JayR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was not too crowded so felt intimate. The server was great. So nice to not have to cook on Thanksgiving!
  3. M

    Magnolia

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Friend and I came in for turkey day, was awesome. Our waitperson (Morel) was perfect. We ended up staying much longer than planned because of her and we had a great time ( it was a girls Thanksgiving this year, family was away). We would definitely come back. Please tell her how much better she made an already fun day.
  4. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Good food. I would recommend it to others.
  5. T

    Trish

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    My son and I ate at McMenamin's Tavern on the Square for Thanksgiving lunch. I ordered the pork medallions meal from the Thanksgiving menu and my son ordered shrimp grits à la carte. The dining room's ambience is comfortable, but certainly not elegant. Our waiter was very attentive and personable and service was extremely good overall. My platter was rather cool when it arrived. The pork medallions were generous, tender and well cooked. They were dressed with an abundance of apple chutney that was extremely sweet and rather loose; the juices from the chutney leached into the other items on the plate and made them somewhat soggy and sweet. The squash was heavily seasoned with clove and cinnamon and a little too sweet and it had been cooked too long and had lost texture. The dinner roll was not home made. The bread stuffing and mashed potatoes were good. The meal was edible, but not superb. My son said that the grits were good, but not among the best he had eaten. McMenamin's has a very good drinks list and wine cellar. My impression from our visit is that their forte may be simple pub fare served with libations from their cellar and well-stocked bar.
  6. BR

    BruceR

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving brunch. Great service and service team
  7. KW

    KaitlinW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The ambience is good and nice vibes. But terrible service. We showed up 10 minutes early for our reservation. They asked us to wait until our time, which is fine. We sat down in front of the host stand, but after 20 minutes I just waved and asked how much longer and the host said he forgot us, though we were no more than 5 feet away from him and the only ones waiting. Food took 90minutes and we had a terrible waitress. Only checked on us 1 once the whole meal. She even forgot to pick up the check for 20 minutes at the end. It was busy but there were always empty tables around. Not full capacity. Food was alright when it finally got there, a little cold, but the service was so bad I would not recommend this place to anyone.
  8. JS

    JamesS

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Some entrees very good. Some average or less. Overpriced and overrated. Service excellent Far better value elsewhere
  9. LR

    LizR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice place. Decent menu options. The service was a little lacking but it may be just lack of experience too. Totally forgivable. The food was alright. Three cheeseburgers, fish & chips and braised short ribs were ordered. Burgers okay, F&C a bit too breaded for my taste (good tarter though) but we had the misfortune of very grisly and fatty Braised Short Ribs. After losing the wrestling battle with the ribs we asked for just another cheeseburger. In the end it was eaten but it too was a little over cooked. Maybe they turned up the grill to cook faster in hopes to get it out so the diner didn’t have to eat alone? Everything was made right with no charge for the ribs AND they comped the CB too!!! We will try again.
  10. JP

    JoyceP

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The foods were extreamly salty for today. I wasn’t happy for the foods today.
  11. J

    Jane

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mac n cheese was taken off the menu? :(
  12. HB

    HughB

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and the server was attentive and was happy to let me sample a few things before landing on a winner. The "Trippy" cider
  13. b

    becky22

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food but slow service. Server was difficult to flag down and simple things like getting more salad dressing took ages
  14. EB

    ElizabethB

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love dining by their fires during the fall and winter months.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Bad food, small table, awful service.
  16. a

    allenscott

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was sooooo very good and the ambiance is fantastic. I had not eaten here in a while so glad to know it's still wonderful!
  17. CB

    CarolB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    great ambiance but the food was just okay and it cost over 100$ to split an entree, a salad and each have a drink.
  18. S

    Shirnuf

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot for brunch. Fun grounds to explore. Great gift shop. Fun family outing.
  19. TR

    TraciR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great late night dinner with family celebrating senior football night
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Nice outdoor setting
  21. MS

    MitchellS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service and the decor is so cool to look at! Very dim lighting (which I found great).
  22. JB

    JenniferB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I always love going here for the atmosphere. Unfortunately as I have come to expect the service is extremely slow. Brussels & cauliflower were lacking flavor and cajun prawns were super heavy on the white pepper. With all that said, I will still go back as it is a fun location.
  23. s

    sharonk

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent; waiter Angel was perfect in every way. Great ambience. Really appreciate that you accept reservations. Only downside: music was too loud but was turned down on request, though not enough.
  24. V

    Visitor

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The hostess who was also our waitress was great. She was very personable and attentive as she was able to be based on the many tables she covered. The meal was disappointing. My guest ordered the shrimp and grits and enjoyed it. I ordered the fish and chips. Ick! I don’t like beer batter I decided. And the cod was fishy and chewy. The coke slaw was passable. But the fries were the saving Grace. Ordered the beignets. They were terrible. Our waitress explained they had recently changed they are better and had not quite mastered it. And she very kindly took the cost off our bill. It was a very fun place to meet and we had a beautiful view of the courtyard. Next time I think I’ll go for a coffee.
  25. BB

    BradleyB

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food/beer with awesome ambiance. I loved the soup and the burger, my husband loved the pancakes
  26. TM

    TimM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there with some old friends (from 50 years ago!) to meet up and laugh. We had a great time - the atmosphere was great, and the food, though a hair pricey, was perfectly done! I won't have any issues going back there in the future!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Longer than normal wait for food. Waiter had zero interest in our satisfaction. Food was above par.
  28. KC

    KristinC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met friends for lunch. Great venue, fun to explore the property. Servers never pressured us to hurry, but were still attentive and checked in periodically. We all ordered something different and everyone was happy with their choice. Definitely will go back.
  29. R

    Richard

    San Joaquin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Start of a birthday celebration
  30. SW

    StephanieW

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was just okay for the price.
  31. ME

    MissElaineous

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It can be tricky getting good service these days (post pandemic) but our party of 8 was not disappointed. We were seated comfortably outside on a lovely evening and out server was super attentive. As it took a while for our entire party to arrive. He was timely with drink orders and food… all arrived fresh and well prepared. It was a great experience!
  32. TO

    TimO

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Parking impossible. 25 minutes to find a spot, very few handicap. Got seated,got drinks, placed order. for next 45 minutes waiter avoided eye contact, and never came with bread, refilled drink once. at 50+ minutes here comes dinner finally, the salad and entree both at once. I asked why, he said he thought we wanted it that way. We never ever even mentioned anything about bring salad with entree. So I thought i better eat the entree before salad so it didnt get cold. It was already cold. Filet Mignon slightly warm, same with yukon gold potatoes. Like they had sat out for 15-20 minutes. yet, oddly, asparagus was warm. My asparagus was good and normal, my wifes were burnt and charred and super skinny. We ordered exact same meal. So i started on $20 salad. Limp, gross, no roasted hazelnuts as stated on menu. Waiter finally comes back by, offered to have entree done over, but would be another 45 minutes. We said no, he offered refund on entree, we accepted. We didnt eat our salads, they were gross. so we wasted 2.5 hours getting there, parking, waiting, rejecting terrible food. Spent $60 on nothing and ruined our 1st Anniversary evening. I don't know how much McMenamins had to pay Bothell to skirt around required number of handicap parking spots, but somebody got over on permit department! Utter waste of time and money, don't even know why we paid for salads. And by the way, we are VERY easy to please, understand business and understand restaurant business. We aren't complainers, and we don't Yelp. But this was an exceptionally bad meal, terrible food, untrained waitstaff(or trained to avoid) and at least 2 levels of management have failed in an epic fashion.
  33. HA

    HeatherA

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    As always the food was amazing and the service was friendly. The wait was horrible for food. We sat down at 5 pm, ordered by 5:15 and didn’t get our food until 6:20. Server was in a tight spot. Won’t stop me from going again, but I will be prepared next time to wait on the kitchen.
  34. BW

    BarbaraW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The turkey sandwich was great, and very large. As usual, the service was courteous but slow. A very good lunch.
  35. SP

    SPmom

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    They were Out of the wine we ordered, made a great recommendation for a sub and offer to match the price ( which did not happen). Entrees arrived several minutes before our appetizers - Server comped two of the apps to make up for this. Food was tasty, service was overall slow and restaurant seemed short staffed, I think our server was doing the best he could.
  36. DH

    DianeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have a very good meal outside and enjoyed listening to the band that was playing.
  37. BG

    BettyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent choice if you want a quality experience. Great food and service. I’ll be back!
  38. A

    Alstake

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    food choices have shrunk. Oatmeal and berries gone New Orleans style beignets were not good. over cooked and dry. Fix the process or drop the item!
  39. LN

    LadiesNightOrganizer

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    This place is a fun spot for date nights but even with a reservation and a request for a nice spot outside we had a bad table seating. We were next to two doors and a stinky garbage can. We wanted to see the beautiful gardens and lights. I asked for us to be moved but they said there was no space, even on a Monday night. We were disappointed. The servers were kind though.
  40. JS

    JandS

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We've eaten here before, about 5 years ago and it was great. Not this time- We were seated in an area with 4 small tables outside around a fire pit, but didn't get any service at all. The waiter walked by our table 5 times and never even looked at us or asked if we needed naything. I tried to get the attention of another server and he ignored me as well. We willnot be eating here again!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

McMenamins Tavern on the Square offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 219-4362.

McMenamins Tavern on the Square is rated 4.1 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

McMenamins Tavern on the Square does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for McMenamins Tavern on the Square

18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bothell

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, Contemporary American, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking lot located on site for Customers and Hotel Guests. There is also parking available behind Anderson School in the Pop Keeney Stadium.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Emily Trettel

  • Entertainment

    Onsite at the Anderson School, we have a weekly live music, a first-run movie theater, billiards, shuffleboard, outdoor fire pits and more.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 219-4362

  • Private party facilities

    Looking to host a birthday, anniversary, holiday, corporate, or celebratory event at Tavern on the Square? The Erma Olin room is the perfect destination for any type of gathering for groups ranging anywhere between 12-20 people. We have limited availability in our dining room for parties larger than 5. Please note that these often book up far in advance. Large party reservation slots are available prior to 5:30pm and after 7:30pm. We have greater availability for large party reservations Sunday through Thursday so please let us know if alternate dates would suffice.

  • Private party contact

    Evan Petrone : (425) 219-4362

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