Russell House Tavern
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Nice ambience; good food; friendly service. Thank you.
Another weekend brunch at the Give Horse Tavern. We love it…food, staff, cleanliness. Will be back next Sunday!
Burger came out like hockey puck despite asking for MR and double checking he got it right. Also, forgot the bacon while English muffin wasn’t toasted. Fries where very good on the bright side.
Food portions were very small and low quality ingredients. Not the food we are use to getting at Russell House
The atmosphere was pleasant enough, and the service was adequate. If looking for a “pub” type of meal, the food was fine.
THEY DO NOT ACCOMMODATE ALLERGIES. I have an allergy to garlic, onions, and tomato and the chef REFUSED to cook me any food. I said that all I needed was a plain piece of chicken or salmon (which they do have on their menu) and he absolutely refused to make me anything. He said the only thing he would make me would be salad, but I can't have salad either. This restaurant should be able to accommodate allergies by making something simple, but the chef refused so we left and they lost our business.
It was a good restaurant to eat out. It was our anniversary and there were a few faults with the overall experience. The sauces were watery and not really of normal consistency. The service took over an hour and a half to come back to our table to only hand us the check, yet we hadn’t started our main course yet. I’d recommend coming here on a lesser busy day, because service and food is by far better at low-intensity days.
Great place on Harvard Sq to meet with friends for lunch or dinner! It would be ideal if the music level can be turned down just a bit in the evenings. Otherwise, perfect!
Our server Ray was attentive and pleasant. The food was wonderful
We were visiting our college granddaughter for lunch. inside with windows open upstairs ,high top tables. a little too noisy for our liking. Might have been better downstairs at regular tables. BUT the choices of food were varied enough for the three of us all with different desires and cooked very well. Service speed was not slow, but just perfect. Waitstaff helpful and around when needed ..we would come back. Parking in the lot suggested worked very well. Streets were very crowded. Walking would have been good too. Many thanks to all involved
Great customer service, but for the price I’d expect a better tasty food and drinks
The last time I was at Russel, House, the server "forgot" my order. And again, the server "forgot" my drink order. There were tables with more diners (bigger tips) and things got busy, but seriously, how much trouble can it be to get a glass of cider? Apparently it takes 4 different people. That being said, the pizza and the creme brulée were delicious!
Had a wonderful experience at this restaurant! Our server was incredible, food was delicious and I enjoyed the drinks!
Very good food and service at Russell House Tavern! Nice outdoor setup
This was dinner with a friend before she heads out of town for a few months. Victor was our server and did an excellent job helping me pick out a wine as well as describing the dishes on the menu.
My only dissatisfaction was with the very limited wines by the glass list. Only 5-6 for both White/Rose and Red offerings and all from The west coast. Not one wine from France, Spain, Chile, Argentina, Italy, or NY. Not even a French Rose. Didn’t look at the by the bottle list so that may be better.
And what was offers was not very interesting, well known, or high quality producers or regions. It’s too bad as I liked the food.
Meh. Menu overpromises but the food under-delivers. The atmosphere is great, though. Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.
Everything was good
Chef Brian Pawalik is the best around! The food was great and the ambiance is so charming. Thanks for a wonderful evening out!
Good for brunch. The outdoor space is cute. Food was pretty good!
I had a nice brunch with friends here. The service was fantastic; we had an excellent waitress. The food was good. While the makeshift patio was directly next to a busy sidewalk, it still felt like there was plenty of space between us and the walkers.
Lunch for two-outside-service great. Food was good but with tax and tip, the bill came to 75.00 for a burger, small pizza, one drink each, and tea/coffee. Just seemed a bit pricey for the quality. Good selection on menu though.
The steak au poive had no au poive and was a TERRIBLE piece of meat, hard to cut and chew. Brussels sprouts and asparagus could have been cooked a little longer. Cocktails were very weak and my glass was filled with cheater ice cubes. Pan seared salmon was good. Wait staff was quick and attentive, but the kitchen and bar were very poor. Not likely to try any of the other eateries in the Russell House group
Went for Sunday brunch and sat outdoors. Ambiance was nice and waiter was lovely but they were too busy. We waited an hour for our food and then two of four of us had issues with undercooked food. Have had dinner here several times and it's always been great so this might be an exception.
Great service and ambiance! Excellent food and drinks! :-)
Dinner with niece who just started Harvard Law school
We were seated outside on a lovely night, so that was great. The waitress was nice but we waited a long time for service throughout the meal, which was fine for us as we had a lot of catching up to do. The food was fine, but a bit disappointing. The price was good, especially for our long night enjoying sidewalk dining in Harvard Square.
Great meals, including what I call the “brisket explosion”, and delightful service from Emily! Also, very cool vintage photos of Harvard Square establishments from what looks like the 1940s.
Great food, service and atmosphere.
Was a great night waitress was really good and the good was delicious
We were seated on time (had a reservation outside), in a nice shaded part of the patio off the street. The server was very accomodating and pleasant. We shared several appetizers, as well as had wine. Everything was good and nicely portioned.
Delicious! Great service at both the bar and table. Our party loved the food and cocktails.
Excellent service and appetizers were delicious
Great place to get a quick bite to eat for brunch. Their outdoor dining on the street can get quite loud with traffic going by.
Nice outdoor seating! Would recommend the Nutella stuffed French toast for brunch
The restaurant snd bar are very nice- we enjoyed the atmosphere except it was incredibly loud and made conversation with our dining partners difficult.
All 3 loved their dishes- pork chop, farro bowl and cavatelli. I got the recommend chicken sandwich- I should have know better. Incredibly dry. With a burnt bun.
French fries were amazing- to be fair, I would go back just for them.
Very quick service! Really enjoyed our dinner
The food came out very quick! Staff was very kind. However, there were not that many waiters/waitresses working and it took us a long time to get our check.
Great place to get small plates. Fun vibe looking out at Harvard Square people passing by.
You can order delivery directly from Russell House Tavern using the Order Online button. Russell House Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 500-3055.
Russell House Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 2296 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.