Tavern Allston

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42 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Allston’s Best Restaurant & Bar!

Tavern in the Square Allston is the neighborhood spot for college students, locals, and working professionals. We’re the place to be all semester long with DJs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Keep the party going on Sunday with our awesome brunch. Need a break from the office? Try us out for lunch! On game day, post up with us to catch all the action of your favorite teams on our 58 TV's! Bring the family for parents weekend, our menu has something to please everyone, and Homecoming weekend Tavern is the place to catch up and reminisce. One of Boston’s most beloved nightlife destinations! 21+ After 10pm. Come see what we have to offer!

Located near Brighton Music Hall, Agganis Arena, and Boston University.

Follow us on Instagram: @taverninthesquareallston and Twitter: @TavernintheSq


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New England
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It's a big ol' sports bar, loud and happy - if that's what you're looking for, this is the place. Get the burgers, they're terrific!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun spot to watch sports games and have a few drinks! They also have a great brunch special!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to celebrate my grandmothers bday . Made reservations for the brunch . The website has brunch menus for Saturday’s . Upon arrival was told the website is wrong . No brunch on Saturday’s . Major disappointment . Hostess told us very rudely , “plenty of other places around have brunch “. It’s not easy taking a 89 year old out. So it have to walk to another place was not an option . Lunch food was ok .

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to go for a night out or sports game!

KM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I have never had such horrible service in a restaurant. Our waitress barely paid attention to our table. We waited almost 30 minutes between getting our drinks and when she came back to take the rest of our order. There were maybe 8 other tables in the restaurant so it was NOT busy at all. When we received our food, my 10 year old daughter noted the man who brought the food paid more attention to us in that 30 second interaction than the waitress did the entire time we were there. Very unfortunate - we were hoping to find a fun new place to go for dinner!!

VT
New England
128 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were surprised at how good Tavern Allston's food was...everything was well liked by our group of 5, from the Mac & Cheese to the pulled pork. It was a slow time of day so hard to say what the service would be like when they're busy, but it was very good on our visit. While I'm sure the perception is that this is "bar food," it's actually much better than that. Don't shy away.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, quiet time to go, we went at 12:15. Got put in the back, kind of dark lighting.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The wait staff service can be hit or miss, especially if it’s crowded. However, Tuesday night trivia with Julianna is the best!!! Highly recommend!! We have done stump trivia other places and no one is as good as she.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was incredible. She was so attentive, hard working and cheerful!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our hostess was phenomenal- honest and sweet and informative and attentive. After that, things got a little sketchy. We ordered the guac and chips- chips were stale and the guac was such a teeny tiny little amount I asked if there was even guac in the bowl! My meal was GREAT- quinoa Buddha bowl and I added grilled chicken. My friend got the ahi tuna steak, and sadly it smelled so fishy and the color of it was sickly. She had to send it back and ended up with the same meal as me. Again, our hostess was so gracious and understanding and not in the least upset or offput by the tuna being sent back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My family was at Tavern Allston to celebrate my nieces birthday. We came for their wonderful brunch we were so disappointed that they didn't have it anymore. The new menu was good and inventive but not the brunch we were so looking forward to. Our server Nicole was a gem. She is a keeper.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent apps, great burgers, stick to those. Excellent service.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was tasty and the atmosphere was fun. Our server was bothered with any request, forgot things we ordered, and it felt like we forced our teenager to work. Not racing back there any time soon.

t
New England
149 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Thanks Madison, great service to match the food and drink.

BM
New England
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Surprisingly tasty food. Good beer selection. The fig pizza was really good but super soggy. Thats my only complaint.

DB
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went on a Saturday night. We were seated right away, it was early so It wasn't busy. I order the Cuban (pork was very dry). Son order Chicken Sandwich, Chickens was tough. My husband got the Sirloin Tips, they were good. Drinks very expensive.

m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was good, but when we asked the waiter if they could add broccoli to an omelet for the Sunday brunch, they ended up sending bacon instead of broccoli twice and then they were out of since and added nothing, and we found ham in the last one.

Cross contamination is a real concern here, if you have allergies or deitary restrictions I WOULD NOT recommend.

The meal was refunded to us, because of the constant mistakes. If I hadn't asked, I'm not sure that they would have gone out of their way to do anything about it though...

PS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service very slow. They brought only my entree PRIOR to bringing the appetizers we ordered. Why would I eat only my dinner among the group is beyond me. The nachos were not even warm under the top layer - cheese was still flaky and not melted and didn’t even live up to expectations. The chicken app was very good in contrast. My husbands dinner was cold. Lacking in service.

K
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited at our table for 10+ minutes. I asked the host if she could let our server know we had arrived and it took another 5+ minutes until our server actually came over. She definitely put in extra effort however I was a bit disappointed in how the situation was handled.

SL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, great service. Gluten-free options including beer!

RH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Truly horrible food. Like a bad Vegas buffet brought to Boston. Also don’t get there right when they open - table at which we sat was 58*. Turn on the Heat!!

G
New England
56 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Staff unprofessional...unfriendly..unaccomodating! Restaurant had a musty, dusty smell...needs a full top to bottom cleaning....will not return..

J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This Tavern had the worst bathrooms, they were dirty and freezing cold. I'm a regular Tavern customer at other locations, I won't return to this one.

C
New England
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Came here for the Super Bowl and was able to reserve seating. The staff kept the isles mostly clear and the food/drinks were delivered quickly.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the buffet! Also delicious Apple Cider Mimosas!

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there to watch two football games, Pats vs Bills and Vikings vs Falcons. Max and the team treated us great. Food was excellent too.

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Football date. As always, lots of fun.

D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watched Pats vs Saints for me and Bills vsPanthers for my wife. Had a lot of fun. Pats won. Bills, not so much.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, although a bit on the pricier side.

k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delicious meal!

TB
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

this was our first try to a Tavern in the Square. While the server was friendly and attentive, we had to ask for our water to be filled more than once, and the food was a disappointment.

My wife got the eggplant sandwich, and didn't eat it because it was inedible. The eggplant was cut so thick that it was soggy and cold. The fried pickles were tasty - but smushed into a serving vessel that caused the ones on the bottom to be soggy and broken up.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

very good experience except the beverage service was very slow

We had 12 of us in our own section of tables which was great for mingling and staff was great

Only complaint was took quite a long time for drinks and it wasn't that busy when we arrived at 5:15 that we were surprised that the bartender moved at turtle pace

RB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best burger ever!

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect location, across the street from Brighton Music Hall. Great place to dine before the show!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service, but I was disappointed by the mozzarella & pesto pizza which was smothered in olive oil and had a super soggy crust. We told our waiter it was pretty awful and he was great about it. Said they've recently introduced new menu items and they welcome the feedback. He took it off my bill and I ordered a burger, which was great. One person in our group has celiac disease (no gluten) and the waiter was very knowledgable and her orders were delivered by managers (presumably meaning they ensured it was handled correctly). She has eaten here before and had no problems! Love the fact that they have a dedicated GF fryer!

NH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall good portions, friendly staff, varied menu. Service was a little slow. Drinks were ok.

DB
New England
73 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good Sunday Brunch. Nothing fancy, but reasonably priced

FB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mac n Cheese with added buffalo chicken will change your life! Amazing!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a game

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