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McMenamins Tavern on the Square, Bothell, WA

McMenamins Tavern on the Square

4.0
4
1314 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Northwest, Contemporary American, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 7:00 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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What 1,314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Eastside

    Great for outdoor dining

1,314 Reviews
  1. MargaretK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very accommodating to our request to sit outside and to our changing number of guests. Food was lukewarm unfortunately.

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  2. LynneL

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the turkey sandwich and fish & chips. Both were really good. Later we added a charcuterie board and truffle fries. The fries were awesome, but the charcuterie board was a bit sparse. Nothing special, I wouldn’t order again. The ambiance was lovely, catching up with an old friend. We were there at 1:00pm, pretty quiet on a Monday. We’ll be back, however, the service was great and the ambiance is unique.

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  3. YourMom

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a food value. 2 pieces of fish for $24 on the fish and chips. Great service

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  4. CoachScott

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very enjoyable Easter Brunch at Tavern on the Square. The wait staff were friendly and the food was excellent. It was not very busy which was nice as we did not feel rushed. Our only reason for a 4 star instead of a five star is it took about 45 minutes to get our food after we ordered which seems a bit long for French Toast and scrambles. They did apologize and the food was hot and excellent. We will defiantly be back and its possible it was slow due to it being Easter and they were having an Easter buffet in another part of the complex.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We unfortunately waited for hour 15 min for the breakfast. My partner is injured and was almost knocked over by wait staff coming in . We got multiple servers and the food was burnt and very poor quality. My partner has a severe allergic reaction to strawberries and the server when taking order after I mentioned that he asked if I wanted strawberries. No no can not have them @ the table. Very very disappointed in this experience

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. It just takes FOREVER to get food and beverages.

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  7. Lacheyfan

    Portland

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the 4 guests had requested "crispy bacon". The bacon that was brought out wasn't "crispy" enough. The waitress went to get new "crispy" bacon but never returned with the bacon. That meal was comped and a $20 gift card was provided for the inconvenience.

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  8. Heaven

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    lack of service and the food wasn't that good either. they used to be really good but since pandemic things have changed

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  9. John

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I totally enjoyed everything about the place - the vibe, the environment, the food, and the service!!

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  10. JohnC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service for a big group. Everyone enjoyed their meal — too full for what looked like yummy desserts. A senior citizen and/or veteran discount would have been nice.

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  11. TereasaS

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing from the moment we walked in for our reservation. Requested outside seating when made the reservation and was told that would be a 2 hour when we were arrived so we had to sit inside. Food is completely overpriced for what you get. My husband requested medium rare steak on his salad and got what looked like meat that had been sitting under a heat lamp, over cooked, and no flavor. I will say, our server was very nice and accommodating. She was doing the best she could. It’s just a poorly run establishment.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bizarre. They have frozen fries and over cooked fish sticks for $28. The waitress didn’t even ask us how we were doing. It was absolutely the last time I go there.

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  13. LindaN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took 90 minutes to receive post ordering. Food was cold upon final arrival

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  14. chopper

    Seattle

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wait staff amazing !! Food as always perfect . Never a disappointment

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  15. JackieV

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been here many times and this was way worse than it’s ever been before. We were seated at a dirty table, the food took almost an hour to come out and when it finally showed up it was only just edible. Everything was very overcooked and flavorless. Even the coffee was awful. We were pretty hungry after waiting so long so we ate it anyway. The server was really nice so we didn’t say anything because why make her feel bad? Every other table was waiting just as long so clearly it wasn’t her fault. Not sure we will be back, it’s really gone down hill.

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  16. KathyS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    McMeniman’s Tavern on the Square is my go-to restaurant for innovative food and intimate, long conversations with friends. Our out-of-town guests were intrigued with the decor and all the local history of the entire complex. Wonderful ambience!

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  17. Brig

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered the sirloin steak special and it was cooked perfectly!

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  18. Neeko

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a lovely renovated space. Attention has been paid to the grounds, the restaurant space etc. However, the service is poor. Waited 15 minutes for water/coffee. While food was well prepared two of the entrees were essentially cold when they were delivered to table and we had to wait at least 30 minutes for any food and had to make several requests for more coffee to be told they were brewing a new pot! Get a bigger pot and more service staff.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was extremely slow. Moderately busy, but waited 20 mins just for drink order. Food was ordered at same time and came 40 mins later. Seems like kitchen was under staffed for a major event like Valentine's Day. Especially since it was simple food order like burger and fish and chips...

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  20. LindaP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a little slow…waitress stopped by table to check on us regularly.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience, got truffle fries, ribeye, airline chicken and rum cake

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  22. KristenT

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    friendly staff and servers! Great food; loved the paradelle pasta dish.

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  23. DenisL

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steak, cozy restaurant with fire pits outside

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  24. AdairG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It took over 45 minutes to get our food during which we were abandoned by our server. The place was practically empty. So, it was a bit bothersome. The food was fantastic, though, and the McMenamins atmosphere is always great.

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  25. ShereeZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited an hour and 30 minutes for our food. We were seated at 6:15pm and were served our food at 7:45 pm. Not acceptable

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  26. Localdiner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service even though they were very busy! A bit on the pricey side but still a great place for date night. It’s a bit dark in the restaurant.. we had to use our phone light to read the menu.. just a tiny bit more light in the restaurant would help a lot. Still highly recommend.

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  27. ClaudiaS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is very nice but the menu is very limited and on the expensive side. Dessert is awesome but a slice of tiramisu was $16.00 usd

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  28. JaqM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and excellent service keeps us coming back!

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  29. MelodieH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jake is an amazing and informative server. We enjoyed his attentiveness and friendly demeanor. He made sure to check on us regularly and the food was delicious.

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  30. Angie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first anniversary celebration was "off the hook" wonderful! We started our evening out at the Whiskey Shack and ended it with a very romantic dinner at Tavern on the Square. The salmon was superb and the Ciopino perfection. We topped it off with a pomegranate cheesecake. We'll be back to explore the rest of the property very soon.

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  31. Katrina

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance is great. The food is good. However, we waited an hour and a half from the time we ordered until we got our food. We were told it was due to a large party ahead of of, and we did receive some compensation, so it was easy to brush off. However, we went back for breakfast (we were staying at the hotel) when they were not nearly as busy and the service was still really slow. We didn't get our coffee until we were almost done eating, when it was the first thing we asked for.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It took 1 hr 15 minutes to get the food to our table.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender makes a great Old Fashion Service was excellent, Food was hot, Three of us had the burger which was spot on One has the Salmon Pasta which was also wonderful Did not rush us at all Will go back

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  34. LisaH

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Cheeseburger ordered medium came out like a hockey puck. Sent it back & second version was no better. Didn’t eat it. Thankfully they took it off the bill. Service was good. But this is the 3rd time with horrible food. Won’t go back

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  35. JaqM

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a small family meet-up every few weeks at Tavern on the Square. The food is always tasty, and the specials are fun. Service is lovely - the kitchen gets backed up occasionally, but folks let us know. Truffle fries and desserts are always on-point, and there are plenty of menu options for every dietary need.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, limited number of brunch options but they were very good.

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  37. Annie

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Took an hour to get our food after we ordered. The food was pretty good though

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  38. AmyB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful warm cozy family dinner on a crazy cold night. We were in a spot where we could hear the crackling of the fireplace, too. Drinks were outstanding, and the food always is.

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  39. KarynO

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was extraordinarily slow and provided to our 9 party members in a slow, staggered fashion. First 4 dinners served then 5 minute delay then 3 more dinners served then additional 3 minute delay then last 2 dinners served. Awkward for a family get together. Restaurant is also very dark with no extra lighting provided to those needing more. I will bring a camp light along should I ever consider returning again with my 87year old father.

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  40. Dads65dinner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice, great food, good service very nice place

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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 stars by 1314 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for McMenamins Tavern on the Square

18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bothell
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 7:00 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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