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Tavern Road

4.1
216 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups

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About

Tavern Road, located in Boston�s Fort Point neighborhood, specializes in serving street food small plates utilizing locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant features a contemporary, modern d�cor with a full-service bar and late night menu.

Tavern Road offers a lunch, dinner and late night menu. Lunch at the restaurant features oysters, salads, sandwiches and plates such as fish tacos and chickpea wrap. Dinner at Tavern Road provides a selection of tacos, vegetables, fish, meat and oysters. The restaurant�s late night menu features such fare as bacon nuggets, fried chickpea bites, porchetta flatbread, eggplant goat cheese fritters, tacos and a burger.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Bar - Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Dinner - Monday - Saturday 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Late Night Dining - Monday - Wednesday 11:00 p.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Sundays - Closed
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Phone number
(617) 790-0808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Louis DiBiccari
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Catering
With our globally inspired Street Foods menu in our adjacent cafe. Tavern Road can provide catering for most occasions. For more information please email Sam@tavernroad.com
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking is available in the adjacent parking lot on Congress Street.
Parking Garage located on Farnsworth St.
Street Parking - please be aware of resident parking signs.
Parking lot directly across the street on the corner of Congress St and Farnsworth St.
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Public transit
South Station Parking Garage 750 Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111
1. Head north on Atlantic Ave toward East St 0.3 mi
2. Turn right onto Congress St Destination will be on the right 0.3 mi
343 Congress St Boston, MA 02210


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Entertainment
In-house music system.
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Special events & promotions
Tavern Road can do semi-private functions to full buyouts. For more information please email Sam@tavernroad.com or visit our website at www.tavernroad.com and fill out and an inquiry form under our "Occasions" tab.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
service
4.0
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3.7
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3.0Dined on May 17, 2016

I had been there for lunch before and I thought it was good.
Dinner was a complete letdown.
Narrow selection of food, NO draft beer and service that left much to be desired.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2016

I've never had a poor experience like this before. When we first sat down, we waited almost 20 minutes for anyone to come over and only because we had to ask the hostess twice. The service was split between 3 people taking our order, we waited forever for our drinks and by the time the food came, it was delivered by service staff who essentially dumped it on the table and took off without even telling us what it was. One guy we had to practically beg to come back, and he still left.... We left very unhappy. Doubt I'll go back.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2016

I booked this for a post graduation lunch and was surprised when they said it was only small plates. Unsure if it was stated on the website but if it was, it was poorly advertised. Overpriced small plates, average food. I'd recommend trying a different place if you can.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2016

The meal was delicious, but even for tapas, the portions did not match the prices at all. Good cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2016

Great spot for a casual business dinner or night out with friends -- vibrant scene and delicious food. The shared plates are fabulous and add a dynamic interface to engage and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2016

Great fish tacos! All good came out very fast and tasted great.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2016

Service was excellent as was the food. They serve small plates (tapas) so you can try a variety of dishes. Great cocktails. Only complaints: beer list is weak and the background music is too loud in a place where the noise carries. Makes it hard to talk during dinner. Other than that would recommend it as a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Great food, amazing creative small plates, and super fun atmosphere. The drinks are always delicious and reasonable prices all around. It's definitely a young vibe, great music and open kitchen. The chickpea bites are a must-have!
Always a favorite spot for us.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2016

Love the new menu; everything was delicious. Who would think that honey roasted beets would be exciting? They are!!

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

I went here on a recommendation of a friend, a bit uncertain as to what I could expect! The food was AMAZING! Every offering was unique and every bite was like a total explosion of flavor in my mouth! my boyfriend and I were amazed with everything we tried! we loved it all :)

In addition to the food, our service was delayed but the manager and three other services came over to offer food and drinks and that more than anything made up for the delay by our waitress! it was above and beyond on customer service and i will say I was impressed :)

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2016

The architecture and decoration of this place created a great enviroment for a business lunch. They have more options for drinks than for food but we were surprised, the food was delicious with good portions! Great service as well from The waitress who received us. If you want to have a lunch/dinner with friends or a chill business brunch I will recommend this place. Environment + food + price!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

The food- amazing. The people- amazing. The drinks- amazing.

Love ordering all the small plates and sharing. I feel like I don't miss out because there's always too much I want to eat here! Sharing means I get to try more. Just really high quality and great energy. The music is always epic also.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2016

We went to Tavern Road for the first time on Friday night. Since we had never been before, we had no idea that the menu consists primarily of tapas, small plates. When we were looking at the menu, we noticed that the majority of items contained some sort of nut item. This was a problem for us, since both my husband and daughter have nut allergies. I was amazed at the number of items that contained nuts on the menu. I will say that our server was excellent and worked with us to pick items that either didn't contain nuts or that the nuts could be omitted from. The food that we did get was excellent, though, the portions were pretty small, even for small plates. I would definitely go back, though. I wouldn't recommend it if you have kids or picky eaters, though.

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2016

Way too noisy even for a late lunch with the room less than half full. Also some of the dishes
seemed small for the price. The food was tasty though.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Food was good but we had to order a ton of plates to satiate 4 people. The small plates are probably best shared between 2 people - all the servings were for 2.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2016

Great first trip to Tavern Road!! Really enjoyed the small plates - interesting combinations executed nicely. We had a great booth that was perfect for our group of 6 people. Fast service and they brought out a birthday shot for my friend :)

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2016

A perfect place for dinner with friends. The small (tapas-like) plates are ideal for sharing. The relaxed atmosphere and unhurried service combine to enhance a relaxing dinner over conversation. Our server was spot on with her recommendations regarding the cocktails and are menu selections. We were there on a Monday night and the scene was busy but not overly loud or disturbing. I would highly recommend Tavern Road for group dining or for anyone on a date. The wait staff is friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2015

If you are a foodie and appreciate a cool and relaxed place to have good drinks, you will enjoy Tavern Road. This place makes you feel you belong, that is why i keep going back. So meet your friends there and feel like it has been your bar or your favorite restaurant for ever... I am sure once you are there the first tme, it will be. It is also unique because it stays open late and welcomes you no matter how late you arrive to eat and drink!

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2015

The food is good, but, this is a restaurant with tapas-like small plates that are much smaller than average. it is a nice atmosphere but not worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on November 20, 2015

Great spot in the Fort Point area of Boston. Fun cocktails and small plates make it a fantastic option for any size party. Try to sample as much of the menu as you can, but definitely be sure to order the lamb meatballs, burger and either ( or both of the fritters). Save room for the warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert.. They're amazing.

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2015

small plates that came out randomly with no meal progression. nice setting. not sure if we'd go back.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2015

Great for a tasty bite in the neighborhood. Noise levels let you have a conversation, but not intimate.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2015

$1 oysters on Mondays is a steal!
- Delicious and fresh oysters
- Eggplant Goat Cheese Fritters were creamy and well-fried
- Sangrita Ceviche was appetizing and nicely seasoned
Great after-work-drinks place!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2015

What could have been an ordinary birthday celebration for a pal was kicked up a notch - or seven! - when we ate at Tavern Road, that's for sure. Our waitress was so sweet, and very helpful when it came to selecting enough small plates for our group to share. THEN, the staff serenaded our friend with a fantastically unique 'happy birthday' call out... we (along with most of the restaurant) were left laughing hysterically.
Great spot, cool vibes, excellent sense of humor, not pretentious - all quite refreshing for the Seaport area! - and the food was unreal. This spot really left me feeling warm and fuzzy. Thanks, all!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2015

Absolutely love this place! They recognize me when I walk in and always have amazing recommendations. I've never had a bad meal here!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2015

Great spot. Definitely not quite, but not too loud. Hip(ster) scene. The waitress comped us a plate of Eggplant Goat Cheese Fritters and was attentive and helpful with our menu selection. My only complaint was the order that the food came out in. I understand they are tapas and they come out in waves (as they should), but our perogies, which were AMAZING, came out very early in our meal and our sausage stuffed oysters came out last. For my taste, I'd rather see the sweet perogies later in the meal and the more savory oysters earlier. But a small complaint as all the food was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2015

I heard a lot about Tavern Road and decided to give it a try. Reservations were for 7 PM but arrived earlier around 6:15 and had a drink at the bar. Bar was very crowded with the after work crowd and bar tenders were very slow and not very friendly. Give the bar a 5 out of 10 stars. We were seated for our 7 PM dinner reservation and things definitely improved. Loved our waitress, who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Food was absolutely beautifully prepared. Great place to go if you like small plates, but the food was outstanding and I would definitely recommend a visit. I couldn't pick out my favorite dish, as they were all outstanding.
Interesting vibe, a bit noisy, not a place to go if you want a quiet intimate dinner, but if you want some amazing food it is definitely worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2015

Tavern Road Was a delightful find. The tapas were excellent – really creative and delicious – our server was so helpful. Loved the atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2015

I have been to Tavern Road five times. The menu changes features small dishes meant for sharing (2 or 3 per person). Each time I've returned the menu has changed. In some cases that would be a problem but here chef and the staff love food and it shows.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2015

On a business trip from out-of-town, we were recommended here because Chef Louis is so particular, he goes to the farmer's market himself to pick up the freshest, best produce for his dishes.

You can tell.

Everything was artfully crafted, and frequently weird flavors were paired that seemed an odd match, but worked out beautifully (example - the crab conserva comes with some chunks of canteloupe on the side, and you're missing out if you don't eat them together).

The server gave us a heads-up that the dishes are small plates, and recommended about 3 per person, which was roughly accurate. Splitting the plates multiple ways made for a fun time, with only being guaranteed one or two bites of a dish for the first order, but you can always order more of the group's favorites.

Also, after we mentioned that we'd heard about the restaurant mainly for the chef, and were there late enough that much of the restaurant had closed out, he was kind enough to stop by the table and chat briefly. Hearing the forethought and insight that he's put into his menu was a treat.

I'm definitely coming back the next time I'm in Boston.

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2015

The food was great (small tasty plates) cauliflower was just awesome but overall a good mix of high quality recipes.
The ambiance is good, most guests were couples on a date ; booths are nicer than the cafeteria style table area.
We also had drinks at the bar where the service was extremely odd. One guy seemed to run the show and was overbearing with everyone from his coworkers to clients which was a turnoff for everyone.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2015

Limited menu, but great quality. I can't understand calling a place a Tavern if there is no draft beer...but we really enjoyed what we ate!

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2.0Dined on August 14, 2015

Food was quite good, but if I had wanted tapas I would have gone to a Spanish restaurant. The place is very loud maybe because there is little in the way of sound absorbing material.

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1.0Dined on August 7, 2015

We came as group of 8.ordered our drinks which took as 45 min to get them after order. Portion of appetizers very small.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2015

I wanted to try a new restaurant after a day in Boston, some place not too fancy, but a step or two up from eating at Quincy Market. Tavern Road is a great find! I love the atmosphere and the food was very good. However, being a fussy eater, I wouldn't touch about half the things on the menu (my problem, not theirs!). What we did eat was delicious - particularly the chick pea bites and the lamb tostadas. For myself, I'm not sure I'd rush back, but I have some friends who would love it, and I will definitely take them there.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

The ambiance was fine for our party of 4 plus a small baby in stroller. The place is open, split into dining and bar areas with interesting murals on the wall and good music, mostly reflecting 1980's alternative hits. The tables were a bit tightly packed; we were fine getting around, but challenging for the waitstaff. The food was excellent. Small plates and sharing is the way to go--we ordered a potpourri and everything except one dish (eggplant fritters) were unique and garnered praise. Special callouts to the chickpea frites, lamb meatballs, and summer bean salad with hummus. But, the highlight of the night was the ceviche dish--everyone in our party contemplated seizing the plate and slurping down the sauce. In fact, once the fish was gone, we asked for more bread for dipping, which points out our one criticism--service. For the first hour of our meal, waitstaff were attentive, filling water glasses, checking on us, etc. However, when we were ready for a second round or wanted to ask for bread to dip into the aforementioned delicious sauce, we had to ask repeatedly, with a revolving door of servers seemingly haven taken over. Same for dessert--we were ready to order after dinner drinks and dessert, but had a near endless wait before any waitstaff bothered to ask if we were interested. The pomegranate custard was good, but nothing outstanding. Cappucino's and coffee similarly standard fare. All in all, an excellent dining experience and fun, exciting atmosphere. However, improvement in the service would put this place to the top of my list for dining in the Fort Channel Point area.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2015

Loved the 80s music playing and energetic vibrancy of this restaurant. That said, I know better to come for a romantic night on a Thursday night! Luckily, I was able to adapt.

Decor was a mix of casual and elegant. I think I would recommend different chairs and tables. They are sturdy but do not seem appropriate to the casual elegance of the ceilings and rest of décor.

We really liked the drink menu and think that is the strength of this gastropub. We felt open to try different things than we normally would have, since we were celebrating my birthday. Kudos to the wine list as well the espresso martini, mango lassi.

The ceviche plate, duck empanadas and fried cauliflower were gorgeous. If I may give feedback on the rest of the dishes we had, I would be mindful of not adding as much oil and salt in the Cioppino and I would have preferred the oysters to have not been breaded. I strongly believe adorning them with a bit of lemon juice, or a light sauce would let their flavor shine all the more.

But despite these small details, we are happy that there are more places to eat in, in Fort Point!

Lastly, our server was very attentive and I did not catch her name! I hope she knows how much her service meant to me. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2015

The small bites menu works very well for this chef as his dishes are big on flavor - a small portion works well. The food is well prepared with good attention to detail. Service is good and the dining area is attractive.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2015

Our group of 4 ordered the small plates in groups of 3 throughout our visit. Food was delivered in a timely fashion and our server was experienced enough to take our orders at appropriate time intervals. Each dish was more delicious than the previous one we sampled. I would recommend the following: eggplant fritters, fried cauliflower, cioppino, and the porchetta flatbread (a huge portion.) One member of our group requested a particular whiskey, which was unavailable. I was impressed when our server was able to offer a substitute whiskey equally as good.
If you want to be able to converse comfortably, request a booth as Tavern Road is HIGHLY "energetic!"

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2015

Long on our Radar after Chef Lou's Reel Chef stint featuring Animal House, we were thrilled to bring friends from CA to this popular eatery. The lively atmosphere, TVs over the bar and human energy, cued us in for a great night ahead. Service was spectacular...the small plates, perfect for sharing came out promptly, hot, hot, hot and with enthusiasm. We enjoyed plates from each of the three menu categories. Under the watchful and encouraging eye of our waitress, we sampled among other things, sweet potato samosas, chickpea fritters enhanced by a delectable tomato jam, fried eggplant and goat cheese , sea bream ceviche, oysters, lamb tostadas, and my favorite, Peruvian chicken thighs! The meal concluded with lighter than light lemon cream zeppolis! As my friend Scott so accurately stated, " Tavern Road is rockin'!"

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