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The Kirkland Tap & Trotter - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
1025 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter! Our food is simple, hearty and approachable. It is how Chef Maws cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is our hardwood grill where you can find us cooking up any of our options to share as well as other grilled fare. Tony has designed an affordable menu, making it easy to eat here often. Keeping with the theme of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter being an every-night-of-the-week establishment, beverage choices will also be representative of things we like to drink. We invite you to drop by after work to try something from our expansive beer list, a straightforward and delicious cocktail, or one of our many wines by the glass with our usual preference toward wines with a bit of funk. We’re open for dinner seven days a week.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Drink Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am Food Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (857) 259-6585

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Maws

  • Private party facilities

    We take large parties (up to 28 guests) for sit-down dinners and celebrations, and we also offer partial and full buyouts on certain days of the week. Please call us at 857-259-6585 for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Jeff Sanchel : (857) 259-6585

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Beacon St

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking available in metered and 2-hour spots on Washington Street and Beacon Street. Additionally, if you are a Cambridge or Somerville resident, there are plenty of resident parking spots in the area.

  • Public transit

    Harvard Square

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,025 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. z

    zen2go

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Last night - permanently closed.
  2. D

    Delish

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, it will be missed!
  3. QA

    QADiner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice ambience for a casual restaurant with twinkly lights. Very nice server (Quinn?). They were out of the entree I selected so chose next item and it was good and huge portion (biggest half chicken ever). The side of roasted cauliflower was forgettable and mushy. Not great. I ordered a glass of the Pinot noir and it was warm and vinegary so sent it back and ordered a beer, beer was fine. They offered a small bowl of complimentary kale that was slightly roasted. Just blah. The burger my friend got and ordered medium was quite rare. He ate it and said it was fine but it wasn’t great and seems like something that should be easy to master. All in all, nice space but just so so food. With a very nice server.
  4. JS

    JennyS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crispy pork ribs, roast chicken, and lamb burger. All were amazing!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We’ve come to Tap and Trotter many times and have always enjoyed it. But we felt the food was not as good as it has been. The burgers were best. The grain bowl was uninspiring. Overall it was a bit disappointing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambiance although music selection was a bit off... “who let the dogs out?”
  7. KE

    KathleenE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot for really good food and drinks -- WITH kids!
  8. MD

    MDBoston

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Fathers Day
  9. FO

    ForageOK

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There’s no other place I can think of where the food is so original and tasteful and as good as or better than a $35+/plate establishment; where you can enjoy a bright sunny cheerful brewpub atmosphere; where you can bring the kids and the kids’ meals are just as delicious; and the attention to detail from the staff is unmatched. The Kirkland Tap&Trotter works for a date, a birthday, a casual get the gang together, a business meal, an anniversary, or just a hearty meal. Yes FIVE stars.
  10. AP

    AlexaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, we shared 2 apps and 2 entrees among 3 people and everything was delicious - especially the pasta.
  11. BA

    BASI

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    RUSHED SERVICE. FOOD OK BUT I EXPECTED MORE. PROBABLY WILL NOT GO BACK WITH SO MANY OPTIONS.
  12. MW

    MiriamW

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was okay. Somewhat expensive. Not too special. Service was good. Noise level was moderate.
  13. ES

    ElizabethS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We had a nice time, but the food was mixed. The beet salad had a strong seasoning that none of us liked, the grain bowl was dry and underwhelming. The lamb burger and lamb ragout were great. Our waiter was adequate. I would recommend it to someone who wasn’t limited to the vegetarian options.
  14. J

    Jennifer

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with good service and excellent food. From a visual perspective one would think that the food served is bar food but the variety and quality of the food is superior. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  15. A

    Amyshirley

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was pretty good. Nothing was great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with some friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Service was excellent, food was great, and it’s a very cool spot. Recommended highly for a more casual night out.
  17. CF

    CorneliusF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    $22 lamb burger ????? But GOOD - Wait staff were prompt - Mixed drinks just so-so - cobler 50% -
  18. D

    Delish

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just great food.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food excellent. Kids menu appreciated. Staff was very accommodating. Looking forward to next time.
  20. S

    Some

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Our chicken was amazingly burnt on the outside and raw on the inside, would not recommend.
  21. c

    carrie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great for kids. Very friendly staff.
  22. R

    Rikesh

    New England

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had gone for Mother’s Day dinner and loved our meal. We tried the veggies and even our kids tried and liked the fiddleheads. The parsnips were not as crisp as I expected, maybe they could have been served separately instead of on top of the yogurt. Everything else was wiped clean. The kids Sundae was perfect size for sharing as well. I will definitely be going again
  23. EH

    ErikaH

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous location for celebration with the family. Loud enough that kids don’t stick out, and kids menu that both the kids and I love to eat. Excellent craft cocktails and real food for Mom and Dad... the whole package.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and very quick.
  25. BR

    BRFade

    New England

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connor was great as were our dinner choices!
  26. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were really disappointed with the quality of the food at Kirkland. Most of the items came out limp and soggy, not what we were expecting for a place that advertises the big grill. The sides that came with my entree were comically small, two bok choy leaves and some soupy beans that tasted like they were out of a can. The tofu tasted almost completely unseasoned. The prices were also way too high, especially given the lack of quality. The best thing we had all night was the Iggys bread at the start. The service and ambiance was great and the drinks/bar were great as well.
  27. RT

    RobT

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious ..great service, kid's menu with real food ..value..A cool cool place.
  29. A

    Andy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pork chop special. Pretty calm for a Saturday night around 6pm, but things seemed to get a bit livelier toward the end of the meal.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and great service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great place! I don’t equate loud places with “energetic” tho.
  32. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just had another great meal from Tony Maws. KT&T and Craigie on Main have never disappointed us. The food is thoughtful and delicious, the service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is great. We're fans. We weren't planning on a big steak this time, but when we saw the 32 oz. ribeye on the menu, we had to share it. Perfect. We all loved it. Great onion rings with it. Yes, we're the kind of people who appreciate a great onion ring, so consider our review in that context. We'll be back. Again and again, probably. Thanks, Tony!
  33. H

    Helpthoseinneed

    New England

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Excellent!! Great service, great food! We've been there several times before. Nice selection of beers, which is always nice. The server was very knowledgeable about the gluten free alternatives.
  34. FO

    ForageOK

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tap returning is like enjoying a meal and drinks with an old friend.
  35. K

    Kasoula

    New England

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious and there is an interesting variety of menu items. Cocktails are also interesting though I do wish there was a little more variety. Service was at times a bit rushed despite the restaurant being quite empty, but our server was still very helpful with suggestions when we were unsure what to order. The mussels and the lamb burger were favorites.
  36. K

    Kirk

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The restaurant was nice enough, we went on a low key Monday night. The atmosphere is great, the food was so-so, but the service left much to be desired. Though we had a reservation and the place was mostly empty we were seated at a table right next to the door and hostess stand.
  37. C

    Ceciled

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very good menu and creativity Waitresses grumpy Will go back
  38. PH

    PaulH

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best fried chicken ever! KTT only makes it on Sunday afternoons - in limited supply. It’s well worth the trip to get it!!
  39. BS

    BrindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous to catch up with my friend and little one. There was space for a stroller and a hungry toddler. Food was excellent and as always so were the cocktails. I got the pork belly and eggs and the pork belly and kale were so perfectly cooked. The eggs were great but pork belly and grilled kale outshines eggs! My kids hot dog was great as well! Love it when kids menus are not just Mac and cheese.
  40. IA

    IreneA

    New England

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The round tables are tiny. When asked to be changed, they refused even though there were several empty ones. :(

FAQs

The Kirkland Tap & Trotter - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 1025 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beacon St

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Drink Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am Food Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking available in metered and 2-hour spots on Washington Street and Beacon Street. Additionally, if you are a Cambridge or Somerville resident, there are plenty of resident parking spots in the area.

  • Public transit

    Harvard Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Maws

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 259-6585

  • Private party facilities

    We take large parties (up to 28 guests) for sit-down dinners and celebrations, and we also offer partial and full buyouts on certain days of the week. Please call us at 857-259-6585 for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Jeff Sanchel : (857) 259-6585

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