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For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
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Saloon

4.5
270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 1:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 628-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dana Love
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Red Line Davis stop
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 270 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Occasionaldiner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great ambience and bar setting. Food is yummy but on the heavy side - would be nice to see fresh veggies/salads and/or lighter appetizers on the menu. Staff friendly and welcoming.

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Errick (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I'm already a whiskey lover but the things they do with their whiskey in cocktails can make even non-whiskey lovers appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and ambiance were both great!
I entered special (birthday) instructions when I made the OpenTable reservation, but they were not implemented at the restaurant. That was disappointing, but everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was amazing the drink and food and ambiance were great but the music was too loud

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vipbagelboots (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

bustling speak-easy style bar with extensive liquor library and short to-the-point bar food menu. Oysters were very fresh

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vipKimber (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Cocktails were decent. Food was phenomenal. I got the rodeo burger. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
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

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