Tavern in the Square - Cranston

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$30 and under
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Tavern in the Square Cranston is located at Garden City Center. Tavern Cranston features an open floor plan along with a 60 seat bar. 50 beers on draft and a scratch kitchen featuring a wood burning pizza oven. If your a sports, we have you covered with 13 big screen TV's.
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CD
New England
229 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch with great service from Kayla and a beautiful array of breakfast foods, homemade omelets, all variations of prepared eggs, two kinds of pancakes, two kinds of french toast, sweet potato hash, bacon, sausage, salad bar, several hot entrees with a variety of sides, a huge dessert bar accompanied by an ice cream bar. No one could ever ask for more! And the cost is unbelievably reasonable!!

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Menu is varied to meet a variety of personal choices from vegan to meat. Our choices were non meat based and excellent. If you are going during prime time dinner hours, make reservations. Wait staff very attentive and friendly. Prices are competitive with similar restaurants.

TM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patient and engaging service. Good to great food.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a great place to eat if you have to be gluten free. They have so many gluten free options. It's expensive but portions are generous. Very busy place so be sure to make a reservation!

RM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful. Very gluten friendly!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The noise level was just too high for us to chat comfortably. Our waitress was fabulous!

GA
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our lunches were interesting and delicious. My burger was perfectly cooked and the fries were freshly prepared. My friend's chicken sandwich was amazing with a huge serving and I will order that dish next time! Our server was wonderful and she did not rush us, so we were able to linger after our meal. It's a great restaurant addition to Garden City!

NL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This is the second time we’ve had brunch and first time was out of this world but today was not so great.
The first time the selection was delicious and there were so many choices but today the choices were really lacking. Nothing was really warm and they didn’t have much flavor and the lunch options today were kind of bizarre and there were only few things. Just expected it to be as awesome as the first time and unfortunately it wasn’t.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sever Jen was awesome! The food was delicious but a bit pricy for the portion size. The drinks with truly seltzer were amazing.

E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great menu, staff and atmosphere. Lots of televisions for sports fans. I will definitely visit again.

RI
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always busy and kind of loud but nice place for a drink dinner and food is good menu selections are fine. Great place to watch a sporting event

BR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for lunch at noon so it was a quiet restaurant at that time. Very attentive wait staff. Food came quickly. Children did not like their chicken tenders or burger from the children's meal. Order from the regular menu for kids. Burgers are good but very messy. Kale salad was good, but needed more toppings. Felt
heavy on kale skimpy on other delicious toppings. Overall good experience.

M
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was excellent. Beyond Burgers. We’re amazing!!

p
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

HATE, HATE, HATE the hard seats!! Why do restaurants think people want to sit on hard, wooden seats, and not soft cushions like on their booths?
Not all the food was prepared for our first trip to the buffet. On top of that, the pastries were not fresh, Dry and they clearly were not freshly baked there. The toaster is clearly not working well. After 3 times in the toaster on dark setting, the bagel was barely brown.
The roast turkey was delicious. Moist, flavorful and hot.

WH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server (Tom) was excellent! Provided great suggestions, was very attentive but didn’t push us (explained my friend & I had not seen each other in quite awhile so wanted time to catch up). Food needed a bit more flavor (blackened fish tacos & eggplant stack sandwich) but chips were yummy as was corn salad that came with tacos. Glad to be introduced to a new cider (Downeast seasonal - pumpkin) was nice. Place was noisier than I like so we asked for a quieter spot which was better (over by side wall). Overall I would recommend place & revisit it.

s
New England
48 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly Place! I've been to Tavern in the Square in Garden City, in Cranston, RI perhaps 6-8 times since they've opened. The experience is pretty consistent: very good to excellent food, very friendly wait staff, a "leisurely" pace to get your food. Usually the wait is worth it. A great place to go to watch a sports event on the many big screen TVs though that's never been the reason that have gone. The Cobb salad is one of the best I've had anywhere and they are more than happy to "personalize" it for you. This place MUST be good as it's always crowded. It's worth it but try t make reservations first!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!

l
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our large group enjoyed our lunch at Tavern in the Square. Our server was excellent and very accommodating. The sun was streaming brightly in our direction and there was no means of blocking the glare. The food was great! Everyone loved their meal.

DD
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dining experience...from the service, ambiance to the food! The veggie tray was fabulous; the taco fish was phenomenal: the fry chicken breast was so tender and flavorful; and the dessert was heaven! We had the warm chocolate chip cookie and brownie with ice cream! I will definitely go back and recommend it!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ice atmosphere

8
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience3

Our waitress (her name was Nicole) was very...upsetting. She misunderstood when we ordered chicken tenders for an appetizer and gave us two when we wanted one. When she took it off the bill she grabbed them from our table without even looking us in the eye. After that incident she was very cold to us, and it was very clear that she was mad at us for what had happened. As someone who worked as a waitress, I get her frustration...but it was a simple matter of miscommunication. There was no need to be bitter about it. It didn’t even really bother us until she was acting that way. It was a total shame, because the food was amazing there.

d
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aside from being very loud, everything is very good . The food is delicious and the service is always good.

d
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice. Reservation was ready on time. Server was very nice and efficient.

m
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good, with excellent service!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Salad was not good! Chicken was dry

E
New England
95 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good here. Service lacked a little. Always a little noisy. Overall a good meal and a well rounded menu

AH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend anything other than brunch here. Went in at noon and they had a huge brunch buffet selection, but all of the cooked food looked and tasted like it had been sitting out for a long time. Pancakes were hard around the edges and couldn’t be cut through with a fork, no syrup in the dispenser, and the very worst eggs Benedict I’ve ever seen. They had trays of them just sitting in a chafing dish being steamed, so the egg yolks were cooked solid. It might work better to have the eggs Benedict cooked to order like the omelettes, which were cooked to order and tasted pretty good. Next time I’ll go with their regular menu as it’s much better

J
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Nathan was outstanding!!!
Knows everything about the menu!!
Made great recommendations

PQ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son’s birthday and it was wonderful. The drinks were great and I found my new favorite dish, General Taos Chicken. It was delicious the way it was made. Definitely going back and I cant wait.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the best brunch I’ve had in a long time.. The choices, variety and value is second to none!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was great!

KG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVE Tavern in the Square in Cranston! The waitstaff is incredible and Alexis, our server, was fantastic. The food is delicious and we love that they cater in abundance to gluten free guests. Our meals both included fish and they were prepared better than some of the local seafood establishments right in Garden City! We heard that the food managers conduct spot checks on the meals to ensure that the food is being prepared the way it's intended. This is something that means a lot, especially since we only go out on special occasions. We will definitely be visiting Tavern in the Square again soon!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people. Loved our server Jessica.

GC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Attentive and responsive. Food was very good

CF
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff, a good amount of options on the menu for pretty much anyone, and nice atmosphere. The house sangria was kind of weak for $10, but that wouldn’t deter me from going again.

SM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Exceptional food. One of my favorites.

NH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service! So many beers on tap. Fun ambiance and amazing food! Definitely coming back!

CJ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great, the service was great, but it was awfully loud and my friends and I had a hard time having a conversation. I think the ceilings are too high.....it looks cool, but it is not good audio-wise.

DC
New England
45 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is such a great place for casual dining. Food is very good and staff is very nice. I would recommend .

DL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable atmosphere food and service were great. Stephanie our waitress was great!