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Tapastre

4.2
4.2
195 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
At Tapastre we offer an ever-changing selection of 22 different craft beers on tap, and a varied selection of bottled brews for you to enjoy in our casual, lounge-like atmosphere. Our seasonally updated all-day menu serves up selections of tapas to please everyone's taste. In addition to our tapas items you'll find traditional fare; soup, salad, sandwiches and burgers to give our guests additional options. We also offer a variety of wines by the glass or bottle and a premium selection of craft cocktails and classic favorites.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Bar is open 11:30am-10:00pm, Tues-Thurs; and till close Fri-Sat

  • Phone number

    (908) 526-0505

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carlton Greenawalt

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Parking details

    Small private lot attached to building. We are directly next to municipal lot #6, and there is limited street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Somerville train station is two blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 195 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This place was actually pretty good. It’s a combination of pub fare and pretty imaginative tapas. We thoroughly enjoyed the food.
  2. s

    stevens

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was slow, food was eh! We were a little disappointed based on other similar places we had visited.
  3. JF

    JeremiahF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great burger! Must try the bacon deliciousness! Great beer selection. My kind of place.
  4. XY

    XYZ123

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food; fresh tasty and good variety ... great local environment ... very friendly and fun !
  5. SN

    StephanieN

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Great drinks and delicious tapas, one of my favorite spots.
  6. v

    vsvs

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food. Though the concept of TAPAS gets diluted when you have a parallel bar menu. Staff is great. nice ambience too, but stick to tapas.
  7. M

    Mina

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tapastre. Great drinks, great food, great place!
  8. d

    dstant1012

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Tapastre and I already can't wait to go back. Service is great - food is AMAZING. Everything we had was wonderful. Highly recommend.
  9. J

    Jerseygirl157

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place for a casual dinner with friends. The cheesesteak got high Mars from my husband and our Fruend. Calamari was yummy and the chicken wrap was fresh and delicious. Will be back again!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good, as usual!
  11. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and service from start to finish.
  12. JW

    JenniferW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely save room for dessert - the madelines and brownies are amazing!!
  13. PL

    PeterL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very nice place with a wide selection of beers including gluten free beers for those who have a gluten allergy.
  14. KC

    KevinC

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapastre offers a great atmosphere along with a creative menu.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, service was great! My only issue is that we could not have happy hour at the table we reserved. So if you’re going there for happy hour, you have to request a bar table reservation or sit at the bar. This was disappointing since I wasn’t aware I had to do that until I spoke with the manager there.
  16. C

    Christine

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Was looking for a tapas place specifically for a quick bite before a movie. Googled and found this place. It was an excellent choice food-wise! The service was great! Our service happened to be dressed as a chicken for Halloween, but that wasn't a problem! He was super friendly and helpful and make excellent recommendations. Beer selection was good too! The decor is a little dark and old feeling, but the food more than made up for it! I'd definitely go back again!
  17. GH

    GretchenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tapastre every time I come here! It has such a unique vibe, GREAT food, and GREAT drinks!!
  18. GK

    GiannaK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two of us shared 3 small plates of delicious food. Attentive service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waters and bartenders are always friendly and helpful and the food quality is great and cocktail list is very extensive. There aren't too many options for food but it does change, which is nice. I would definitely recommend Tapastre to others.
  20. s

    sstwo

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been here many times and it is always good. The small plates are the best.
  21. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, food was amazing and my guests from out of town were very happy! I come here for the happy hour but on a rainy weekend night, a cozy place like this really hits the spot.
  22. B

    Brendan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’d highly advise you giving this place a shot, the food is exceptional and the servers are helpful and easy to talk to. I didn’t have any drinks but I certainly will next time I come through. TRY THE BLACK TRUFFLE PIZZA IT IS THE FOOD OF THE GODS.
  23. M

    Mimi

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our waiter was great. He gave us good suggestions about how many items to order. We felt there was not enough wait staff. He was taking care of too many tables. It took too long to get rounds of drinks and the last part or our food order.
  24. E

    artE

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good beer/wine selection. Shared tapas with our group. The server was helpful in suggesting from the menu
  25. TK

    TerriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love their small plates. Lots of choices Special cocktails are wonderful.
  26. g

    gladwehavechoices

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Waiter Colin was awesome - specialty drinks were very good. Good crowd and friendly vibe. Not impressed with the food selection - not a "food destination". Thin crust pizza was greasy - maybe they fry the crust?
  27. DL

    DennisL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Went to Tapastre prior to a "movie date night" for a quick bite and drinks. It was my first time to the restaurant. We had reservations for 2 and were seated 10 mins early which was nice. Staff was courteous and professional. I was a bit disappointed that our table was just a hightop next to the bar right in the path of traffic. Our waiter was wonderful and friendly though the specials were a bit sparse for a Friday night. Drinks were wonderful and kudos to the bartenders...probably the best part of the night. We ordered 2 small plates and a pizza...which wasn't pizza. Pizza has a dough crust (preferably thin) this was a tortilla shell with stuff on it. Rather disappointing since good thin crust is quick and easy and bakes fast. Scallops were just okay, they could have been seared a bit more. Barely any caramelizing on the outside and low on flavor overall. Short ribs were very good but would have been out of this world paired with a crusty slice of bread and a bit more sauce. Overall it was just good. Also the basement/ground floor level decor was a bit dated and I've never been a big fan of carpet in bars, especially in basement bars. It felt like a basement, with okay lighting and an odd color palette. Clientele was the 55+ plus crowd and the bar had that vibe overall.
  28. TF

    TimF

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place to meet up on a first date. The bartenders were friendly and extremely helpful and attentive. The food was excellent.
  29. e

    evelync

    Miami

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great, tasty food. They had a taco pizza on special that day, and we all loved. I keep dreaming about it. Nice, thin, crispy crust. We sat on the patio and the weather was perfect. It felt divine. Definitely want to go back here again! Good tapas!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was fun and very good. We had a great meal and I would gladly go again.
  31. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great meal, food quality is always excellent and service was good for a busy kitchen and night. They had a full collection of beer which was a plus! Sometimes you come here towards week’s end and many of the kegs have been kicked.
  32. M

    Matt

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and drink selection is great, make sure to check tap listing frequently as offerings change frequently. Cheddar ipa soup was fantastic, wished it was bigger on a cold April afternoon. Space is somewhat cramped, and if full, can be a negative.
  33. BC

    BethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly, energetic, animated and very attentive. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was fun and lively but not too loud that you could not have a conversation with the people you were dining with. The portions were perfect and we felt pampered.
  34. k

    kristaf

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have already recommended it to friends. It was hip without being over the top and snobby, like so many places are now a days. Everything was delicious and we left stuffed.
  35. JS

    JustSaying

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Great beer on tap selection. Food- nothing special. Always annoyed at full price refill charges for ice tea. Won’t be back
  36. MW

    MarthaW

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great service, great food good drink choices. A favorite!
  37. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, beer, service and not too loud on a weeknight. You can’t beat that.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Black Truffle Pizza was amazing! Get one of the pizzas because they use tortilla in the crust
  39. T

    Tapastreisgr8

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I haven't been here in awhile and it was such a treat. We came on a Thursday evening (tail end of HH) and it was not too loud and pleasant. The service was top notch and the cocktails, beer and food were all consistently good (their simple side salad is excellent!)
  40. MW

    MrWalrus

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Some items were good, others were not. Nothing was memorable. The restaurant itself could use an updating. Furniture is cheap and the decor kind of looks cheap 70s lounge-ish. Service was pretty slow. Probably will not return.

FAQs

Tapastre offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 526-0505.

Tapastre is rated 4.2 stars by 195 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM Bar is open 11:30am-10:00pm, Tues-Thurs; and till close Fri-Sat

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Small private lot attached to building. We are directly next to municipal lot #6, and there is limited street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Somerville train station is two blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlton Greenawalt

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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