HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 11 times today

Saloon

4.4
264 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Comfort Food
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date (9)
  • Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
Located in the heart of Davis Square, Saloon is inspired by the iconic New York City pre-prohibition establishment. With a focus on brown liquors and local beers, Saloon calls reference to a time when drinks were serious and uncomplicated. In the early 1900s, the saloon was the standard institution prominently found on street corners across major cities in young America. The bar program at Saloon features whiskey-based cocktails inspired by the era's classic drinks.
. Enter through a sleek wood door underneath the blinking Davis Square Theatre sign.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 628-4444
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
What 264 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4
  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

Make sure you know where you are going, this basement restaurant was hard to find. Limited but interesting menu. burger and fries were very good as was humus. service was horrible. Place was 1/2 empty, we had 4 people help us - all were slow.

Report
Helpful
vipDownthesquare (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The Saloon delivers on the ambiance scale, but overall dinner value is subpar. Very expensive small drinks and main entrees with poor portion size - not a winning combination.. Four (4) scallops at $32.00 with no appreciable sides to speak of. Much better dining can be found in Davis for the money.

Report
Helpful
greencityguy (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was excellent. I only put 3 stars as value because it is a pricey restaurant but excellent and worth it for special occasions. Creative cocktails and excellent liquor list with skilled bartenders. Only once in 6 times visiting has the food not been great; this was not one of those times; everything was excellent. Classy place being one of the original Boston area speak-easies. Architecture and atmosphere is very pleasing. Our experience this time was kindly waited on by two servers, one of whom very kindly offered to swap out a cocktail I tried but wasn't fond of, and suggested his favorite whiskey as soon as I looked at the list; I took him up on that and it was a good choice! Overall a very nice experience and I'm more than certain I'll be back.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Taking someone here for the first time makes you look like you’re the coolest person ever. Very speak easy vibe. Food menu is limited, but has something for everyone - we filled the table with appetizers and were perfectly happy and satistiated. Service was relatively quick and responsive, do not come here if you are in a rush - good things take a bit of time. Hero tip: order two orders of the potatoe wedges - they are that good

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Overall great, love the ambience. Pork shank was amazing. Great cocktails.

Report
Helpful
KevP (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

always love the atmosphere even though it can get busy and loud at times

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

A phenomenal speakeasy style bar! Went for the drinks but would come back again for the food. A fantastic experience all around!

Report
Helpful
Jess 
3.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good but overpriced, cocktail was only OK (and $16!) We love Saloon for drinks with friends, but will probably not return for a dinner date

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

Go here a lot the food is always great and it takes you to another place with the décor and mixologists!

Report
Helpful
2017 (New England)
3.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

Saloon has gotten a bit more hit or miss lately. Some of our group's cocktails were good while others were a little off. Food was delicious as always, if overpriced, as always. Service was incredibly slow and the server offered no apology or explanation.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
27

Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00pm
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
Price range
$30 and under
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 628-4444
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Red Line Davis stop
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Dana Love
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine