The Berry Tavern

4.5
249 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Most people think they have to go to the North End for an authentic Italian meal, well now you can get a taste of the North End right on the North Shore, at The Berry Tavern Brick Oven Restaurant downtown Danvers! The Berry Tavern cooks up Italian specialties like pappardelle bolognese, gnocchi pesto, brick oven pizza, homemade sauces and pasta; soups, salads, burgers and more. Go in for lunch, dinner or cocktails.

Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of hospitality, fine food and good cheer.


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
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 249 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dinner44
New England
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from greeting to dessert. Appetizer of lamb lollipops was excellent and fig flatbread and caprese salad with steak tips was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful! Food and service was great and we can always count on this with the Berry tavern!

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OnefortheRoad
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we lived in Beverly, this was one of our favorite places. Great people working there and an overall comfortable place with great food,

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vipmrssmoli
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Eat here quite oftwn

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Consistently fantastic food and service!!

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vipGeoff
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was excellent! Food and drinks were delicious!!

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Tango
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was me and my husbands date night and we wanted to try a different restaurant than usual I cane across the berry tavern on open table and it looked good We were not disappointed I got the scallops over risotto and my husband got the steak tips everything was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was very crowded, decent atmosphere. Love the menu and food was delicious. Our waitress was not good. Took her 1/2 hour to come over and give us water and take our order. She was not friendly or attentive. There was a lovely woman who looked like the owner or manager and who tried to pick up the slack for our waitress, which was appreciated. It could be they were understaffed that night. Either way, I would give the place another chance for sure.

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AllisonW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was delicious, everyone loved their meals. We hadn’t seen one another since August, this was a real treat to see each other in a clean and friendly environment. Highly recommended. Three of us had pizza, one had chicken Marsala and one person had shrimp, broccoli, ziti. We’ll be back!

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vipmrssmoli
New England
37 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was meeting a friend for lunch and secided to go here. I have been many times for dinner, but not for lunch. Food was very good. I had a burger and my friend had a steak sandwich. Our server was good. Would definitely go back.

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SueH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious! Cooked perfect! We ordered Steak tip entree(delicious) and pan seared scallops and rice.

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tcs100
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great and at a very fair price. Social distancing moved some diners into a newer open space with a fireplace. The owner told us they're working on getting it decorated with historic pieces and photos. We are looking forward to going back!

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meatball appetizer was great!
Chicken Marsala was great!
I also got thin mint martini based on another review that recommended it. It was not on the drink menu but they made it anyway and that was also great. All the people in my party of four were happy with the dinner service and food. Owner or manager came by to periodically check to make sure we were happy. That was also nice.

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vipChrissy59
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the service and treatment by the hostess. We were told as soon as we stepped in the door you have 90 minutes - two tables near the bar were there before us and were there when we left.... service was just ok We will not be back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was just eh

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WilliamD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place plenty of food options and good size plates.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent Waitstaff is very friendly and attentive Atmosphere is extremely comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Galentines day fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Berry Tavern is great.
Somehow, our reservation keeps getting canceled through
Open Table. I’ve called Berry, and they said they didn’t cancel.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service

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Jessica13
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was super nice and attentive , food was great. I had the house wings and truffle fries . Thin mint martini was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Went there for the first time lastnight after many recommendations from friends. Staff was kind and attentive, however I ordered the chicken, broccoli and penne and after 15-20 mins of eating my dish I started not feeling well. Barely made home before. My boyfriend said his chicken carbonara was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly atmosphere

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vipWilliam
New England
29 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Dined outdoors in 35 degree weather (like at a ski lodge or in the Swiss Alps!) Very accommodating staff ... they fired up the radiant heaters and nicely delivered delicious pizzas and soups.

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ElaineD
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved the food, our appetizer was brought out at the same time as our meal which was a little damper but everything was so delicious it didn’t matter. Can’t wait to go back . Short ribs over risotto and chicken Benevento superstars!

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vipJosephF
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great People, will be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice casual place with all the social distancing. Waitress was great and the food is always good there

JW
vipJoyceW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Was very loud due to one particular group

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BridgetB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a 615 reservation, got seated at 630. We were told the couple was paying and would be seated promptly. The table we were seated at were still eating when were told this. Other than that food was good, service was a bit slow. Staff seemed over whelmed.

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Jessica13
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great food , drinks and ambiance.

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PolitePatronWhoTipped
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Reserved 2 high-top seats for 7:15 pm.

Arrived at 7:15, hostess had received the reservation as she looked up the party by name.

Was seated literally 3 feet from the door to the men’s bathroom, under a freezing AC vent, in a side-room off the main dining area.

Politely requested to move as soon as any table (high-top or regular) in the main room was available. At 8:00, we were moved to a regular table.

We ordered alcohol, the server opened a can of beer in the back of the restaurant, then brought an open beer to my table, and left.

It’s unacceptable practice to open an alcoholic beverage container away from the customer’s table.

It’s also rude not to provide a glass, especially in an upscale restaurant.

And it’s definitely not okay to bring a dirty glass with a thick line of scum when the customer politely requests one.

I still tipped, but we left after tasting the food, leaving it barely eaten.
My colleague’s pasta was watery and tasteless.

Overall, 1/5 stars.
Nice lighting and decor though.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors with a heater and a wonderful pumpkin martini and delicious dinner for all

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Jgil
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was exceptional! Prices were fair and portions were good too. They also had a solid selection of draught beers (I had Maine Beer Co “Lunch”) and other drinks. Free limoncello shots with the check was a nice perk too!

One thing to keep in mind: If you are looking for a quiet dinner, this may not be the place for you, especially on a weekend night. Tables, bar, and kitchen are all in close proximity. My wife and I went on a Saturday evening the day after Valentine’s so it was definitely one of their busier nights. We were still able to have a conversation without yelling, so it didn’t bother us!

All in all, a very positive experience! Would definitely go back.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was very attentive. Portions were generous. Manager came to ask us how everything was. We were even given complimentary drink samples. Will be back!

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ChuckM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the Berry Tavern. Parking was a breeze, we were seated right away, service was excellent, as was the Food. Ashley made sure everything was perfect. Can't wait to return, to try more dishes on the Menu.
Chuck, and Diana.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine dinner! I had the Chicken Benevento which was fabulous. The chicken and risotto were both cooked to perfection as was the asparagus which had a little crispness , not wilted. My husband loved the Haddock Francaise and wants to bring his dad back to try it.

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EmilieP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have come every week after finding out about Berry Tavern by chance. It’s fantastic.

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Ltoplee
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sirloin steak dinner special over mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus was delicious
Large piece of steak cooked perfectly. The food came out piping hot. Great meal

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viploveopentable
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but we were incredibly rushed by all staff...manager, waitress and bus boy. Also extremely loud. Would not go back except for a quick bite at the bar.

FAQs

The Berry Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Berry Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 777-2377.

The Berry Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 249 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.