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
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.
Russel House Tavern is decent! They made their ordinary dishes look presentable, but I wish they took the pandemic more seriously by spreading out their tables. I had to ask the waiter to seat us outside because indoor seating was too cramped.
Very college bar type vibe. Food was mediocre at best. Extremely noisy. Would not go back
A really nice place for 4+ big parties
This is one of our favorite date night spots. The food is always great and the outdoor patio seating in the summer is our favorite.
Nice place new and great atmosphere.. food is ok no wow factor
The food was not the greatest here. We had the steak frites, which lacked seasoning and were not cooked to our liking, and the fried chicken sandwich, which was also lacking in flavor. The brussel sprout appetizer was good though. Also had the Rose Sangria which was not very good either. Even though the food wasn't the best, the service was outstanding! We may try it again for brunch next time!
Great tavern-ambience, All-American food choice. Pizza is great!
What a wonderful experience! Hunter’s serving skills are on point. Open palms when setting and taking plates, signals well, well spoken, efficient, perfectly timed ordering and extremely warm and friendly. The food was delicious, as were the drinks! Thank you Hunter for a perfect evening!
Steak was ok
Lovely outdoor seating. And service was very quick! My sister and I ordered a salad, which was very delicious. Our one complaint is that the portion was very small. Usually salads are a decent size, but this one was in a bowl that was slightly bigger than a cereal bowl. I left the restaurant still feeling a bit hungry. Other than that, it was excellent. My boyfriend and brother in law loved their food!
Will come back!
Food was excellent. However, after requesting only one bill for the table the server asked my mother if she was sure about wanting that. It was insulting and embarrassing. As much as we enjoyed dinner we won’t be back.
Service and food were excellent. We were in the bar. Had a new server and he was excellent!
Great service !!!!
Excellent food and service! Great bar and atmosphere.
One of my favorite spots in the Boston Area. Always quick and a great experience for the whole group.
Menu was great - love the attention to finer details in each dish and careful attention given to food allergies proactively by the wait staff. Cocktails are well crafted and always something fun/new to try
Very good service though the pizza crust was a bit burnt and maybe a bit more cheese on the marguerita. The tomato sauce flavor was a bit overwhelming. Other than that, great place to eat and have drinks;)
I love this restaurant. We started with a raw seafood patter which was excellent. The Mr. Martinez drink was excellent. My only issue was that the pork chop I ordered was incredibly overcooked. This was especially disappointing because I spoke to the waiter about it and asked that she tell the chef that he cook it under, as I really do not like pork over cooked.
Great place to meet friends for anything from a bite to a full meal.
Service and food is spectacular, I come here often! Will be back soon:)
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 2285 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.