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Tapastre

4.5
173 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Bar Seating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, American
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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
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Phone number
(908) 526-0505
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlton Greenawalt
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bridge Street
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Parking details
Small private lot attached to building. We are directly next to municipal lot #6, and there is limited street parking available.
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Public transit
Somerville train station is two blocks away.
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Special events & promotions
Craft Beer/Tapas Pairing Dinners
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on December 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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!)

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service was great.
Met the owner and checked out his other business, Project P.U.B, next door.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Creative menu and delicious food. Excellent service.

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1.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Reservation was confirmed by open table, but when we got there all tables were taken except for outside and it was cold out so we left. Third time we tried to get a meal there. Will not try again.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

My husband and I have lived in the Bridgewater area and have always wanted to eat at Taperstre. We finally made it there last night and were very satisfied with our decision. The atmosphere, good and staff were outstanding. We will return.

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5.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Great local place to grab a bite or spend an evening with friends. The food is always excellent, cocktails are great, and very reasonably priced for the quality. Definitely recommend giving it a try!

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Our visit was ok. Limited menu. Good if you are looking for pub grub, not for a special dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the unique drinks and the tapas. Seafood tapas were particularly tasty! Outdoor dining on a nice afternoon was great! The waiter Mike, was attentive, but not intrusive. It is a great find one block off of Somerville's bustling Main Street. Great craft beer as well. All in all a great experience, and I look forward to going back!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The tapas portions were very generous. Evrything we had was delicious (short ribs, crab cakes, 31-spice salmon, beef skewers, salmon,watermelon salad). The service was very good.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2017

No capaccino

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Love this place. It's small, charming, and the food is excellent (excellent seasonal beer selection as well). Can't wait to go back again soon!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We spent a Friday evening here with another couple and really enjoyed ourselves. We were all impressed with the quality and inventiveness of the tapas. It was cooked to perfection and the service was friendly and attentive. We sat outside on a beautiful night and had a fantastic time - would definitely come again!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We were 4 people and sat outside on a Friday evening. The street is a little busy, but to be expected. The food service seemed good, however the waitress was slow to retrieve drinks, take orders, etc. Overall, I'd definitely try it again because the food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2017

A true neighborhood gem. Love the ambiance and we love to take out of down guests here for a double date night. Or girls night out. Drink menu is creative and well done. Food is just wonderful and very well done every time. Never had a bad meal here. Will continue to go back and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

Nice place, good atmosphere. The scallop small plate, and the braised short ribs were excellent, humus was very fresh with oil and garlic on the side to be added to taste. The duck in the duck crapes were very dry and stringy. I would definitely go back, the other small plates were very good and nice sized servings.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

This restaurant provides a really nice assortment of small plates that are well prepared. They have a great beer selection and we experienced very good service. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2017

Food is always super delicious and the beer list is extremely diverse- we enjoy it very much

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2017

Great place for date night! I love their cocktail selection--a decent number of gin drinks which I loved! The food was excellent and our cups of water literally never were less than half full because the staff was so attentive. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

Love this place !! Great place to come to food and beverage.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2017

The food and service here are always great, we'd absolutely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2017

Had lunch and loved the tapis menus. Is was not very busy and had a quiet lunch for two..

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Tapas has a varied and interesting menu of small and large plates as well as a top location in downtown Somerville. The ginger shrimp, elvis sandwich, shrimp and chorizo, and duck crepes are by far the best items on the menu. Skip the lettuce wraps, they are bland as well as the bacon slab. For dessert highly recommend that ice cream sundae. Parking is an issue, try the municipal lot behind the restaurant or if you are a Bank of America customer park in their lot after hours.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2017

Very cute place...like a Spanish basement speak easy. Food choices were many and varied and everything was great. The scallops, Crispy ginger shrimp, home made hummus and salmon skewers...each was better than the next. Bartender/server was attentive and friendly. The cocktail menu looked awesome but this was a mid day get together so I kept to wine...but I definitely want to go back in the evening and try some of the unique mixology offerings.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Great cocktails, interesting tapas style menu, nice ambiance. Reserve well in advance!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

I have been to Tapastre four times now and never had a bad plate. There is an extensive craft beer list for beer enthusiasts. The chicken lettuce wraps were very tasty this go 'round. The bacon deliciousness is what keeps my son going back! We each had a sandwich for dinner so unfortunately no room for dessert. Will be returning in the near future. Service was also very good.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Nice little place that's a bit off the beaten path. Very enjoyable, I would definitely go back and recommend it to friends.

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3.0Dined on January 24, 2017

Had dinner with a business associate early on a week night; so it wasn't very crowded or noisy. We were able to have a good meal at a reasonable price. The beer menu is extensive, but being wine drinkers we chose from the handful of reds by the glass (a decent malbec with a healthy pour). We had the jalapeno-raspberry-barbeque steak kabobs, which sounds a little strange but was delicious! The warm apple crisp ala mode dessert was good, but not remarkable. A nice change of pace from a standard menu. Seating is downstairs, under the building; so there's no natural lighting and it has more of a bar feeling to it.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2017

The menu was adequate, which is more than I can say for what actually arrived at the table. Luke warm food(sent back) with a dismal visual presentation on the plate. Below street level dining room which is not conducive for those that wish not feel buried alive. Above ground affiliate was not open yet, which I am told was to offer "true" gastro pub fare. Will stop by again...... to check out the other restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

I really enjoy Tapestre. The food is always great tasting, the portion size is perfect, service is always good and the atmosphere is so welcoming. If you like to try beer, come in for a flight and taste 6. The restaurant is not extremely large so make a reservation and plan to come often.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Best craft beer around us... the Tapas are amazing and always a great crowd!

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