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About Tapastre

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.

1 West High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
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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

Cross Street:
Bridge Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 526-0505

Website:
http://www.tapastre.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Carlton Greenawalt

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Craft Beer/Tapas Pairing Dinners

Tapastre Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Fit for Foodies (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Creative menu and delicious food. Excellent service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Authentic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

No capaccino

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tapas, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We met friends at Tapestre because of the diverse menu and convenient location. The parking was difficult. Basement location surprised me. It was fine. But bar and dining room aren't separate so it felt raucous. Lovely but not great for conversation. Food was tasty. Shared eight small plates among two couples. Not quite enough food. Woke up with puffy eyes from the sodium. Had crab cakes- seemed like made from frozen. Ginger shrimp was good- again tons of salt. Don't know if I'd go back. Meh.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Great selection of delicious tapas. Friendly service and good drinks. Great night out!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Always a great meal and attentive service. One of those hidden gems that is always fun to introduce to people. Our go-to spot when we're looking for something a bit different and special.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Tapastre never fails. A great mix of styles, blended flavors and presentation that you wouldn't otherwise put together. The crispy pork truffle pizza is an addiction of ours!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Food was great. My friend ordered an old fashion and got very diluted bland mess.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2016

The menu at Tapastre keeps improving! We ordered a number of small plates and absolutely loved everything we tried. The wait staff was attentive and efficient, and the food was delivered in a logical order that made for a great dining experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2016

If you like craft beers try to go early in the evening if possible. We were there at 8:30 pm and many of the beers I was interested in were already"kicked" (gone). I normally go for happy hour and it's one of the my favorites in the area. Great drinks and small eats. This time we went after dinner and our waiter kind of had a weird reaction towards us since we didn't order food with or drinks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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