Permanently Closed - The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

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1025 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Welcome to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter! Our food is simple, hearty and approachable. It is how Chef Maws cooks at home for friends and family. At the center of the kitchen is our hardwood grill where you can find us cooking up any of our options to share as well as other grilled fare. Tony has designed an affordable menu, making it easy to eat here often. Keeping with the theme of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter being an every-night-of-the-week establishment, beverage choices will also be representative of things we like to drink. We invite you to drop by after work to try something from our expansive beer list, a straightforward and delicious cocktail, or one of our many wines by the glass with our usual preference toward wines with a bit of funk. We’re open for dinner seven days a week.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Drink
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–1:00 am
Food
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(857) 259-6585
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tony Maws
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Private party facilities
We take large parties (up to 28 guests) for sit-down dinners and celebrations, and we also offer partial and full buyouts on certain days of the week. Please call us at 857-259-6585 for more details.
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Private party contact
Jeff Sanchel : (857) 259-6585
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beacon St
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Parking details
There is ample parking available in metered and 2-hour spots on Washington Street and Beacon Street. Additionally, if you are a Cambridge or Somerville resident, there are plenty of resident parking spots in the area.
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Public transit
Harvard Square
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Last night - permanently closed.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, it will be missed!

QA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice ambience for a casual restaurant with twinkly lights. Very nice server (Quinn?). They were out of the entree I selected so chose next item and it was good and huge portion (biggest half chicken ever). The side of roasted cauliflower was forgettable and mushy. Not great. I ordered a glass of the Pinot noir and it was warm and vinegary so sent it back and ordered a beer, beer was fine. They offered a small bowl of complimentary kale that was slightly roasted. Just blah. The burger my friend got and ordered medium was quite rare. He ate it and said it was fine but it wasn’t great and seems like something that should be easy to master. All in all, nice space but just so so food. With a very nice server.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crispy pork ribs, roast chicken, and lamb burger. All were amazing!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve come to Tap and Trotter many times and have always enjoyed it. But we felt the food was not as good as it has been. The burgers were best. The grain bowl was uninspiring. Overall it was a bit disappointing.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance although music selection was a bit off... “who let the dogs out?”

KE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great spot for really good food and drinks -- WITH kids!

MD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fathers Day

FO
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There’s no other place I can think of where the food is so original and tasteful and as good as or better than a $35+/plate establishment; where you can enjoy a bright sunny cheerful brewpub atmosphere; where you can bring the kids and the kids’ meals are just as delicious; and the attention to detail from the staff is unmatched.

The Kirkland Tap&Trotter works for a date, a birthday, a casual get the gang together, a business meal, an anniversary, or just a hearty meal.

Yes FIVE stars.

AP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, we shared 2 apps and 2 entrees among 3 people and everything was delicious - especially the pasta.

BA
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

RUSHED SERVICE. FOOD OK BUT I EXPECTED MORE. PROBABLY WILL NOT GO BACK WITH SO MANY OPTIONS.

C
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was okay. Somewhat expensive. Not too special. Service was good. Noise level was moderate.

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a nice time, but the food was mixed. The beet salad had a strong seasoning that none of us liked, the grain bowl was dry and underwhelming. The lamb burger and lamb ragout were great. Our waiter was adequate. I would recommend it to someone who wasn’t limited to the vegetarian options.

J
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with good service and excellent food. From a visual perspective one would think that the food served is bar food but the variety and quality of the food is superior. I highly recommend this restaurant!

A
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was pretty good. Nothing was great.

OT
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with some friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Service was excellent, food was great, and it’s a very cool spot. Recommended highly for a more casual night out.

CF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

$22 lamb burger ????? But GOOD - Wait staff were prompt - Mixed drinks just so-so - cobler 50% -

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent. Kids menu appreciated. Staff was very accommodating. Looking forward to next time.

S
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Our chicken was amazingly burnt on the outside and raw on the inside, would not recommend.

c
New England
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for kids. Very friendly staff.

R
New England
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had gone for Mother’s Day dinner and loved our meal. We tried the veggies and even our kids tried and liked the fiddleheads. The parsnips were not as crisp as I expected, maybe they could have been served separately instead of on top of the yogurt. Everything else was wiped clean. The kids Sundae was perfect size for sharing as well.
I will definitely be going again

EH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous location for celebration with the family. Loud enough that kids don’t stick out, and kids menu that both the kids and I love to eat. Excellent craft cocktails and real food for Mom and Dad... the whole package.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and very quick.

BR
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was great as were our dinner choices!

JM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We were really disappointed with the quality of the food at Kirkland. Most of the items came out limp and soggy, not what we were expecting for a place that advertises the big grill. The sides that came with my entree were comically small, two bok choy leaves and some soupy beans that tasted like they were out of a can. The tofu tasted almost completely unseasoned. The prices were also way too high, especially given the lack of quality. The best thing we had all night was the Iggys bread at the start. The service and ambiance was great and the drinks/bar were great as well.

RT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious ..great service, kid's menu with real food ..value..A cool cool place.

A
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent pork chop special. Pretty calm for a Saturday night around 6pm, but things seemed to get a bit livelier toward the end of the meal.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and great service

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place! I don’t equate loud places with “energetic” tho.

CH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had another great meal from Tony Maws. KT&T and Craigie on Main have never disappointed us. The food is thoughtful and delicious, the service is friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is great. We're fans. We weren't planning on a big steak this time, but when we saw the 32 oz. ribeye on the menu, we had to share it. Perfect. We all loved it. Great onion rings with it. Yes, we're the kind of people who appreciate a great onion ring, so consider our review in that context. We'll be back. Again and again, probably. Thanks, Tony!

H
New England
86 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Excellent!! Great service, great food! We've been there several times before. Nice selection of beers, which is always nice. The server was very knowledgeable about the gluten free alternatives.

FO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tap returning is like enjoying a meal and drinks with an old friend.

K
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious and there is an interesting variety of menu items. Cocktails are also interesting though I do wish there was a little more variety. Service was at times a bit rushed despite the restaurant being quite empty, but our server was still very helpful with suggestions when we were unsure what to order. The mussels and the lamb burger were favorites.

K
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice enough, we went on a low key Monday night. The atmosphere is great, the food was so-so, but the service left much to be desired. Though we had a reservation and the place was mostly empty we were seated at a table right next to the door and hostess stand.

C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very good menu and creativity
Waitresses grumpy
Will go back

PH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken ever! KTT only makes it on Sunday afternoons - in limited supply. It’s well worth the trip to get it!!

BS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous to catch up with my friend and little one. There was space for a stroller and a hungry toddler. Food was excellent and as always so were the cocktails. I got the pork belly and eggs and the pork belly and kale were so perfectly cooked. The eggs were great but pork belly and grilled kale outshines eggs! My kids hot dog was great as well! Love it when kids menus are not just Mac and cheese.

IA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The round tables are tiny. When asked to be changed, they refused even though there were several empty ones. :(

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