Tavern in the Square - Lowell

4.5
695 Reviews
$30 and under
American


Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 3, Interstate 495, & the Lowell Connector at the Cross Point Towers, resides one of our hidden gem locations, Tavern in the Square Lowell. Our restaurant offers both indoor & patio dining space, an exciting seasonal menu. Our inviting patio boasts an outdoor bar, state-of-the-art televisions, an outdoor heating system, cozy lounge style seating & a beautiful fire place which will keep our Guests cozy during New England’s cooler seasons while they enjoy our seasonal menus. For those who choose to come & enjoy our indoor dining, we offer a generous array of unique features aimed to satisfy a wide variety of Guests. It’s here where our Guests can gather in our open dining room, enjoy any of our 50 draft beers, watch their favorite teams on any of our 18 TV's or take advantage of our semi-private dining spaces for special personal or corporate events.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 695 people are saying
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Christine
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our appetizers we ordered before placing our meal order and our main course came out prior to the appetizer

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AnnaV
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great just a little pricey. Would go back.

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VickyR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizers! Love the bang bang broccoli and Buffalo cauliflower. My husband enjoyed his favorite… French toast with berries. Great casual atmosphere and always something yummy to try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Tavern in Lowell

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vipMMMMMMS
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service. It was very noisy but it was a Friday at 5:30 so lots of after work customers.

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Menu choices are many and our selections were delicious. Appreciate the large patio for outdoor seating.

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DebiH
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, attentive service, great drinks and good food

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Booked outdoor table and they sat us inside near kitchen. Birthday brunch was ruined with sports TV WAY TOO LOUD. Had to shout. Drinks were bad and waitress made 3 mistakes with our order. Won’t be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We visit often bringing family, neighbors, friends- so many outdoor choices for seating. Food is always great as is the wait staff.

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vipMichaelF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to the Tavern in the Square. I always get the same meal; the quinoa bowl with salmon and it is usually great. This time, however, it was barely ok. The vegetables were cold and soggy and the ingredients didn’t seem fresh if that makes sense. Anyway, I really like Tavern and usually my meal is great.

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RobertP
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a leisurely dinner with visiting relatives. Perfect place to eat and catch up! Wait staff absolutely incredible!!

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JanetL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great brunch on Sunday. We miss the buffet but understand why it is no longer available . The food was good and the service was GREAT.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Place was amazing the food portion was just right the drinks were really good , ended up getting a Margarita tower that’s for 3 or more people and let me tell you that was just enough for the girls I went with the drink it’s self was so big & very tasteful ! I would definitely recommend this place from the waitress down to the service was AMAZING 😊😊😊😊😊

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Geno
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and especially service. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great atmosphere.

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AandEm
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Made a reservation and was told to wait to the side while they found us a table. We were then forgotten about as 10 minutes later the same host said "you ladies waiting for something?" Got rushed to a still dirty and sticky table that we had to ask to have cleaned. Was told a seasonal drink was blackberry, when it came, it was actually a cinnamon type drink. Overall it wasn't a great experience for our date night.

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Cajunfan
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Music system was way too loud.
Party of 3 had to yell to be heard across the table.
Constantly had to repeat ourselves.
Conversation was impossible.
Waiter said there was nothing he could do about it.
Towards the end of the meal we grabbed a manager and he was able to adjust the volume.
We were pleased he was able to do it because before that, we were thinking of not coming back.
One of the few chain restaurants we enjoy.
Thank you

JT
JoyceT56
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it! My husband had fish and chips, a generous portion of fish and enough fries for an army (which he didn't finish) I had the fish tacos, very tasty!

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DianeB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food and ambiance as always. Server was a bit snippy at times which was not appreciated. Usually service is great.

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AnnT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was outstanding. And the prices are great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time tonight! We had Jolena taking care of us, and she was amazing! We are so excited to come back on a regular basis, and ask for Jolena. We already booked our next reservation with her!

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vipCarlislefoodie
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great outdoor seating but picnic tables uncomfortable fir senior citizens and even with a reservation they were not accommodating in providing a more comfortable outdoor table which was vacant for the duration of our dinner

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MasonT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice outdoor dining set up, easy to get to, good menu!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went for Sunday brunch, the children’s menu does not have pancakes, but they do have a short stack, the pancakes were great, the Kale and quinoa salad was good,.

The service was wonderful, the staff was knowledgeable and helpful, service was prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was nice, food came out fast & was delicious. Just a little too loud but not really the restaurant just the other parties

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RizvanaB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was not great, salsa was tasteless and the fish tacos were not flavorful

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!! Although we had someone training at our table she was perfect!! My friends and I thought she was training the other person. Will definitely be going back.

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vipBostonMom
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

My only concerns are Covid related. The hostess said the tables in the patio/bar area were six feet apart and they were not—perhaps 3 ft at the most and they seated a group right next to us so we were probably 2 feet from other people. The waitstaff and hostess were NOT wearing masks which is just seems irresponsible at this point. At every other restaurant I’ve been to all waitstaff was masked up.

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LindaU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accommodating with our reservation request and our server never let our drinks run out.

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MichaelC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was a slight delay in service, management was quick to response and offer solutions - thanks

JP
JPE99
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

First time at this "Tavern". A great environment and ambience. Food was good, as it usually is at Tavern and came out quickly but server was quite slow in taking food orders, coming to get check, etc.

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JudieW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best gluten free fish and chips ever! Our appetizers were great as well....so many delicious gluten free options!

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NHLaura
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all enjoyed our meals. I recently had surgery on my arm/hand, and the hostess wanted to put us at a high top. She was accommodating with placing us at a table outside that was better for my arm. We were thankful. The outside dining area is very nice! The benches aren't so comfortable...maybe intentional to not have people stay too long. :) We will most likely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I usually go to tavern in the square in Lowell at least twice a month but honestly this place has been declining little by little. Last night I went for dinner and the food and service was horrible. I went for my birthday which the host new about as open table alerts them. Our food came to the table we had no side plates for the apps or silverware. We had to wave another Sever for this and other things we were missing. When we informed our waiter; Nathan. He responded with an uncalled for attitude. I can completely understand being busy and/or short staff but making someone aware of an issue shouldn’t come with a side of attitude.

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Chance
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor seating area makes this a great place for meeting friends.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were able to sit on their covered veranda. It was a pleasant experience. The service was attentive. The wait for food was pretty short. The check came quickly when we were finished. The menu was varied and had a lot of gluten free choices. The food was very good.

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Jenn
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern in the Square has a great ambience and fantastic food. The avocado strawberry salad is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, awesome service, great ambiance! Our favorite date night spot! The house sangria is the best sangria I’ve ever tasted!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

As regulars at tavern in the square Burlington, we expected the same hospitality and excellent dining experience we always have at tavern in the square, Burlington. Unfortunately this was not the case. We ordered coffee and when she came back a while later without coffee she said she’ was waiting for a new pot to finish, which would have been fine, ideal even if the coffee she brought us wasn’t like warm and very clearly old. After waiting a very long time for our food, one of the orders wasn’t what we had ordered. Our waitress informed us she accidentally rang in the wrong thing, which we told her was alright mistakes happen. She said the right entree would be out in “just a few minutes”. By the time the entree (which was just a fried chicken sandwich) came out, everyone had already been done with their food for a very long time. We expressed this to the man who dropped off the food (either a manager or host from his uniform) and he said nothing and just walked away. When she dropped off the check we were surprised to see she had charged us for the fried chicken sandwich we waited upward of 25 minutes for after everyone else getting their food. When we told her we were disappointed it was left on, she said she would talk to her manager. When she came back, lips pursed and rolling her eyes at us she said “yea he took that off” with a great deal of attitude and walked away without saying thank you or anything at all. As a server myself I understand it’s not always an easy job and can be extremely frustrating, but any server should have taken that off without being asked after waiting so long. We were kind and understanding to her the whole time and received only a bad attitude leaving us feeling unwelcome in return. When leaving, we said “goodnight thank you” to the three hosts who ignored us completely and continued their what seemed to be chatting. I will probably not be bringing my business back to this location after this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Everyone loved the atmosphere and food!

FAQs

Tavern in the Square - Lowell does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tavern in the Square - Lowell also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 970-3870.

Tavern in the Square - Lowell is rated 4.5 stars by 695 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.

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