Tavern in the Square - Lowell

4.5
734 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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Experiences

  • Booking your Igloo experience

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 22, 2021 - Mar 1, 2022

    *NOTE*- When booking, please keep the person count at 1. Do not enter how many guests are attending. The booking is for 1 Igloo up to 6 people. Select the date & time you would like to join us - click Find Table -select the time from the available slots (it will say 1 special under the time) - For the Seating Option select "Outdoor," you can now book your reservation. FAQ: - Reservations are required. All reservations are 2 hours max booking with a 6 person max, no exceptions. A required $50 non-refundable rental fee will appear when you book your date & time. Each igloo is equipped with a heater; we still encourage guests to dress warmly. Tavern reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to weather.
  • New Year's Eve Igloo Booking Experience

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    WHEN BOOKING PLEASE KEEP THE PERSON COUNT AT 1 DO NOT ENTER HOW MANY GUESTS ARE COMING THE BOOKING IS FOR 1 IGLOO FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE -select the date & time you would like to join us - click on Find Table -select the time from the available slots (it will say 1 special under the time) - For the Seating Option select "Outdoor," you can now book your reservation. FAQ: - Reservations required. All Igloo reservations are 2 hours max, up to 6 guests no exceptions. A required $150 non-refundable rental fee will appear when you book your date & time & will include a complimentary bottle of champagne. Each igloo is equipped with a heater; we encourage all guests to dress warmly. Tavern reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to weather.
  • Booking your New years day Igloo

    $150.00 per personPrepaid

    Jan 1, 2022 only

    WHEN BOOKING PLEASE KEEP THE PERSON COUNT AT 1 DO NOT ENTER HOW MANY GUESTS ARE COMING THE BOOKING IS FOR 1 IGLOO FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE -select the date & time you would like to join us - click on Find Table -select the time from the available slots (it will say 1 special under the time) - For the Seating Option select "Outdoor," you can now book your reservation. FAQ: - Reservations required. All Igloo reservations are 2 hours max, up to 6 guests no exceptions. A required $150 non-refundable rental fee will appear when you book your date & time & will include a complimentary build your own mimosa. Each igloo is equipped with a heater; we encourage all guests to dress warmly. Tavern reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to weather.
  • Booking your Valentine's day Igloo

    $100.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    WHEN BOOKING PLEASE KEEP THE PERSON COUNT AT 1 DO NOT ENTER HOW MANY GUESTS ARE COMING THE BOOKING IS FOR 1 IGLOO FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE -select the date & time you would like to join us - click on Find Table -select the time from the available slots (it will say 1 special under the time) - For the Seating Option select "Outdoor," you can now book your reservation. FAQ:- Igloo reservations are 2 hours max, up to 6 guests, no exceptions. A required $100 non-refundable rental fee will appear when you book your date & time. Each igloo is equipped with a heater; we still encourage guests to dress warmly. Valentines igloos include a complimentary bottle of red or white wine. Tavern reserves the right to cancel any reservation due to weather.

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 734 people are saying
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We didn’t get the table I had reserved, but they still had one so it was ok.

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Hockeyfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a gluten free diner I always have a great meal! They are so accommodating & their GF menu is delicious!!!

LW
vipLisaW
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

PROS: Loved the taste of entree, glazed salmon with brussel sprouts and rizzotto. CONS: 1. there were only 4 brussel sprouts with my dinner, super scarce. I would have liked at least 1 cup! (for $24 entree). 2. This place is super noisy. Yes, it's a sports bar - so buyer beware, if you want to talk, don't come here. The sound level is harsh!

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BrenM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quick service, good food, lots of beer on tap. Sadly the person sitting right behind me may have been the most annoying customer I've ever heard, LOL. Tavern in the Square is a spot that I've been tons of times, and it's consistently good and rarely disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was delicious, generous portions. Only negative was how cold it was at our table. We were seated on the “3” season patio and it was freezing. We were there the night before Thanksgiving, and even though I had made a reservation a week earlier, I would’ve thought they might’ve given us a better location, but since it was so crowded I didn’t even entertain asking for a different table.

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vipMichaelF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tavern is a great place to enjoy a meal and your company in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

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AliciaS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. I love the creativeness of the menu. Our server was very friendly!

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love this place - on this particular night very noisy due to a Patriots game.

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ClaireM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful, the appetizers and drinks were incredible, and it’s always a good place to go with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Waitress was friendly. Food was ok, we ordered two burgers and one had cold undercooked bacon, the other nearly raw. Sent both back, and manager brought two new ones without a word. They wound up charging extra for bacon in the burger even though they came with bacon! I had the general Gao’s chicken which was rather bland.

On the good, the nachos were good.

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vipTasha
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific. The restaurant also let us give tribute to one of our friends who recently passed away by leaving a shot in their honor, going above and beyond, recognizing their memory, and paying tribute to their service.

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vipfstyls
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and they even brought out a candle for a birthday!

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vipGrover
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food and Service was good. Missed the Sunday Brunch.

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ElliotP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great selection of beer complimented by a wide variety of good food. Also very GF friendly!

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CathyD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We frequent Tavern quite a bit for their GF options and always have great food and service! This trip was definitely unusual, our meals were delicious, but they were delivered before our appetizer and other people’s drinks were mistakenly added to our bill. It was all taken care of swiftly. My guess would be they were short staffed in the kitchen. We will definitely be going back.

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LouiseR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At our table, we had the steak tips, mac and cheese and the salmon... all were delicious!

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jenniferk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

A decent spot, but keep your expectations low. Nothing terribly bad, just not fantastically good.

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GettogetherOrganizer
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A group of former colleagues gathered to catch up. The location in Lowell was central for us, but the volume of noise made conversation challenging. Our waitperson was attentive and food arrived promptly. There was a great selection of beverages, but the nachos were a pile of chips with the cheese not well distributed and the salsa, sour cream and guacamole were in small dishes on the side.

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EvgeniyK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The overall is good, but I can't say i will especially go to this place

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vipLauraP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Very disappointing experience I have always enjoyed going to this restaurant, however today will make me think twice about going back to this location. Despite having a reservation, I waited 15 minutes at the counter before the hostess would even acknowledge me. Once seated we waited 15 minutes or longer to be acknowledged and place a drink order. The glass of wine came in the dirtiest and filthiest glass I've ever seen and it was sent back and we waited 20 minutes before my drink was delivered again. We then had to ask the server if we could place an order of which he responded he would be back in a few minutes and returned to the table 15 minutes later. When the food was delivered to the table we then had to wait another 5 minutes to be given silverware, after asking 5 different staff.

I understand things are tough in the industry but honestly this was a first and not acceptable. Management I hope you are reading this because your team needs the intervention!

Disappointed customer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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CarolB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner in their outdoor covered patio. The service was great. I always get the Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese. It is really tasty and I get an extra meal or two at home thanks to the leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler was great, super pleasant and helped me through all my modifications! Would ask for him next time for sure!

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MattT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food at decent prices. The Sox were having a playoff game so it was a little loud when we were there but that was totally understandable. Service was friendly and our reserved table was waiting upon arrival despite a long waiting line outside. Will definitely eat there again the next time we are in town.

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LindaW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Conveniently located to Showcase cinema was biggest plus. 3 of 4 diners felt food was just okay. It was very loud tonight but it was ACLS game on—can’t fault for that. Drinks and appetizer were best part of meal.

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SusanL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. great energy coming from the bar area. Wait staff very friendly and accommodating

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DBLowell
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was good. Only complaint was I wish there were more lunch options available on the Brunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bathroom in bad condition!

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TimT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We liked the large outdoor "hard top" area with radiant heaters in the ceiling. The TV volume was super loud though - I know it's a sports bar and the Sox were on but we had to yell to be heard across the table.

As is every restaurant these days they are a little short staffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Waitress was not attentive at all. Had to bring the check to the register after waiting for 30 minutes after lunch.

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RoCS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good alternative to national chains nearby. A decent meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Return of Brady. Was worried everywhere would be packed but Open Seat allowed us right in.

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vipTripBabe
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very slow. Food was not hot enough.

MC
vipMaryC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a convenient lunch spot with a diverse menu and outdoor seating. We found all at the Tavern in Lowell. Our salads and sandwiches were very good. The Tavern offered a respectable wine selection and good service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

love tavern, server was great, my only complaint is ever since covid I always feel so rushed. server drops

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a spur of the moment. Love the menu! Best nachos and truffle tots. Four of us all ordered different dishes, and all were satisfied and full. I ordered Mac and cheese and seems like I will be eating this creamy dish for two more days, as there was so much! Great food and awesome, attentive staff.

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WendyB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern on the Square is great choice due to both inside and outside dining. We enjoyed the food and there were plenty of choices for all tastes. The service was great, our server was friendly, stopped by often to see if we needed anything else.
Would recommend the Tavern on the Square in Lowell for sure.

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CaleighW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had Sydney as our sever. She did great! She got everyone’s order correct despite all the noise around us. Our food was served in a timely manner. It wasn’t cold or smaller than expected, in fact everyone enjoyed their food A LOT and the portion matched up to the amount of our hunger.

CA
vipChrisA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was amazing! Love the staff

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Christine
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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 734 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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