The Kirkland Tap & Trotter

4.6
996 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New England
83 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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FO
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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K
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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K
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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.

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very good menu and creativity
Waitresses grumpy
Will go back

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PH
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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IA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood hangout! Comfort food upped to a new level.

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New England
57 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delightful, relaxed, warm, welcoming. Good food with much good feeling.
We will be back.

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MM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! A neighborhood favorite food great food and a family friendly atmosphere.

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BR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Enjoyed it very much.

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New England
45 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and unique food. Carrots hummus and fish skewers were all great. Nice vibe to the place

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TM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Lamb burger was crazy salty but still love this place

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c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the vibe at the Kirkland. Energetic but not too noisy. The chicken with chermoula was excellent. Service was excellent. Definitely a place I'd recommend.

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LI
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was nice, yet slightly expensive.
Also, don't force the grilling. In my opinion, not everything is meant to be grilled (chops, avocado...). You can still be grilled oriented without grilling everything. I cannot understand what is the point in grilling an Avocado. But again, this is probably a personal take.

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought some friends who had never been. We had a terrific meal and wonderful relaxed evening feeling well attended to by our terrific server.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find! Great spot for fantastic food and very family friendly!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food has gone downhill over the last several visit. The oysters were dry, pasta tough, cauliflower undercooked and cold. And the staff have an attitude. Not sure we will be coming back

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R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What I love most about KTT is it's honesty. It's loud, a little tight, lotsa people, sometimes harried servers. But the food is always good. Not in a pretentious kind of way - just really high quality ingredients, usually with a good protein main, grilled to perfection and plated like I would at home. I guess that's really it - KTT reminds me of home.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Good vibes. Go to for work dinners with out of towners - reliably high quality, good wine menu, comfortable price, comfortable and quiet in early week.

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New England
177 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came for late brunch and it was surprisingly not busy, which was a bonus. The food was solid! We'd definitely come back for brunch and also for dinner, although it's pretty meat heavy (obviously) and we're pescetarian, but they do offer vegetarian options from what I understand.

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NA
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Slightly over priced for my liking. The Brussel Sprouts were nicely cooked, packed seasonings though. Interesting flavors for the home-made pasta.

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G
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The unique grill is the star of the show. Favorite dish surprisingly was the coffee rubbed roast carrots. Pork Chop and Lamb Burgers were popular entrees. Taste of the grill cannot be duplicated. Solid bar program. Look for the barrel aged cocktails too.

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RP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Dinner for 4 on Snowy Saturday night. I ordered the double pork chop and later was told they had only 1 chop left, the waitress offered to substitute an extra side. I rolled the dice. The pork was more cooked than I would have liked and due to the order curfuffle, the entree was charged twice on the bill at two different prices? Not sure why that happened? When I noticed upon getting the bill, the waitress quickly resolved the problem. So I remind readers to always carefully review your bill, not because people are dishonest, they just sometimes make mistakes during a busy shift. Otherwise, the veggies were very good and everyone else had a positive meal experience. Burger, kale salad and swordfish kabob all described as excellent by our table. I would go back.

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AB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was yummy! Service (Willow) was great, and the wine was good too.

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D
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Very good food overall. Nicemenu.1 of 2 sausages was cooked properly (it looked like that one had been cut into to check) the other was under done. Great staff apologized and comped us tha dish. We will be back.

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JJ
New England
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome, server was great, ambiance was great. We had a terrific evening!

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Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fair. Nothing that says eat here pretty standard food. Service was excellent

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DT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love love love the sweet potato with miso butter.

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M
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was outstanding! I will say i believe we ordered well, the table next to us even ordered the same when they saw our meal come out. We started off with the Bone Marrow and the Oysters. The bone marrow was good, i've got high standards for bone marrow because it's something i always try if it's on a menu. Their bone marrow was super rich and a healthy amount of marrow. The toast was a little too grilled which can overpower the marrow flavor but we still cleaned plate. The oysters were something else. They come with a Mignonette sauce that i've never had with oysters before. Needless to say i'm never having oysters with cocktail sauce ever again; the oysters were fresh, clean and crisp. The Mignonette sauce is a light red wine vinegar sauce with shallots and some other flavors that really spiked the oyster into a distant planet. We decided to finish by splitting the Lamb Burger and the pork belly collard greens. The lamb burger was cooked to a rosy pink and topped with goat cheese and some sour pickled onion (basically something that complimented the rich flavor of the lamb and the sourness of the cheese). My friends actually dined nearby and had a few other critiques on other menu item but in terms of our meal, we were aces. Well done.

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JK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious, service was attentive, polite and not overbearing.

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CO
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought a large family group to KT&T (about 18 people ages 5 to 86), and the whole experience was fantastic. They took care of us very well, food was great, ambiance was fun as always, and everyone had a wonderful time!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love this place, the food is always good and the atmospere is casual, but still special. Great for datenight! And close to home.

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AG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, ambiance and service were amazing!!

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, excellent service. Impressive beer list that's had sours. Sausage as haute cuisine. Who knew?

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KW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. I would definitely eat it again. My concerns are the same as others': it bills itself as a neighborhood restaurant, but it's priced like a very expensive one. I also found it loud, even on a Tuesday night in winter. And though we were seated before 7 p.m. we ordered the last roast chicken of the night. I was surprised that they would sell out that early of one of only about 7 entrees on the menu.

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