In this trying and uncertain time, our main priorities are to keep our staff and customers safe & healthy. We are excited to provide food to the community and start dine-in service with a proper safety procedure in place.
Please review the guidelines in the link below.
We will be following strictly to the rules and regulations put in place.
Please allow us to serve everyone safely by wearing a mask when not at
Thank you for your patience and your trust in us to provide the safest environment for everyone.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Faroe Island Salmon*
stir fried vegetable quinoa, cilantro yogurt
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
special sauce, bacon, cheddar & shredded iceberg
guacamole, red onion & aji crema
Friendly staff and great food. We were able to sit outside because of covid, which I really appreciated.
The outdoor seating, behind barricades on Mass Avenue can be (and was) interrupted by muscle car engines growling as they went by.
Nothing the restaurant can do about it, just the perils of curbside dining during Covid. They do have inside dining as well which is quite pleasant.
The draft beers were not available and the tap was not working. When I asked for a malbec wine, I was told that they had run out of that wine. For desserts, there was ice cream but the chocolate mousse had been sold on the previous evening. Our choices in several areas were limited. The entrees we selected were quite good.
So nice to be back! Its been awhile since we went to Tryst and we were NOT disappointed. COVID cautions were still in place - tables were adequately far apart - and food was wonderful as were cocktails. Definitely will return again soon. Only disappointed with how loud it was - or did I get older during the pandemic?!
Great spot and all love and support for restaurants trying to bounce back, but they're not quite back to pre-pandemic quality yet. The menu is more limited than the posted menu and they were out of several things. Will definitely go back anyway, but hope they iron out the kinks.
Excellent food and service!
Everything about Tryst was wonderful. The salmon was the best I've ever had, and the fish tacos were delicious. There was a problem with the beer tap, but the list of cans/bottles have great choices. I'll be back!
The hosts and waitstaff were excellent. The wine suggestion was perfect.
Great service and the food was excellent. Glad to have them accommodate my vegan daughter as well.
Interesting menu, top notch preparation, great service. The pasta involtini was complex and flavorful. For non-vegetarians, the bourbon tips are recommeded. Top it off with chocolate mousse torte. Just a bit on the pricey side but worth it for a special meal.
First time there and will definitely go back.
A very different menu offering - good food prepared with care and good taste.
First time at Tryst. Food was excellent, staff were friendly and followed up quickly, getting information when they couldn't answer a question about a wine pairing suggestion.
The layout of the restaurant includes some large posts that provide visual obstacles that could be seen to either give more privacy or isolate the table depending on your point of view.
We will return to further explore the menu, but likely be more selective about our seating choice.
Lovely evening at outside table. Terrific meals!!
Great meal. Great service. Great place to celebrate a return to pre-pandemic normalcy
Tryst is always reliably great. Food is perfect. Cocktails are excellent. Service is very nice. Their truffle fries are the best anywhere.
Tryst is back! We loved being able to sit at the bar last night and we noticed that the restaurant was busy particularly the new outside tables. We had the fried chicken sandwich and a burger with truffle fries. Both dishes were excellent.
So great to have Tryst back! Our food and cocktails were delicious and the servers were so friendly and accommodating. The outside tables were a welcome addition, as we can’t do inside with our son.
Great food as usual and super excited to see this town stable continues to thrive even through these unfortunate times. I was also pleased to see plenty of waitstaff, but disappoint that our particular waiter seemed to continually forget about us. Never refilling our water, never checking to see if we wanted another cocktail, if our meal was as expected. We finally flagged him done as he rushed by on his way to his other table. Again there was plenty of waitstaff and plenty of folks milling about, which made the lack of service even more confusing. Thankfully the food was so hood.
Liked the pasta blah blah blah blah Min 50 charcters
Great local place for casual dinning. Food is inspired, we'll prepared and presented. Staff is pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.
Consistently one of our favorite restaurants in Arlington, a bit pricey but the quality of food and the service are great.
Really good, great service, missing some old favorites but it was noisy at the high tops Friday night. If want to chat will sit somewhere else next time!
Shrimp taco’s yummy and a nice dry rose!
I was looking forward to a nice casual dinner on a Friday evening in this restaurant that received very good reviews. The experience was underwhelming. After seating us, the host said the fryer was not working and therefore no fried food from the menu was available. She then brought over the list of specials and the only entree was sold out. I proceeded to order a (starter) salad only to find out that the option was not available. I was reluctant to order a refill on my drink, so I paid the bill left a tip and we came home and ate left overs.
Service was slow and food just average, they were out of some items from their permanent menu (not the specials)
Decent food no bread:(
Slow Bar service
Loud talker at bar
Menu was limited and too much pub food.
We had a lovely evening at Tryst this past Sat. night. The food was fantastic, the was straightforward and not overwhelming, and our server imparticular made such an effort in being extremely attentive to us. Highly recommend giving this restaurant a try!
Have been wanting to get to this place for years...finally made it and it did not disappoint! Everything we ordered was delicious. They were slammed with take-out orders but you couldn't tell because there was no interruption in service. Can't wait to go back!
Wonderful meal and service! We are lucky to have Tyrst in Arlington MA
Food never disappoints!
Lovely dinner at Tryst! They never disappoint! The drinks are always perfect and we love the steak tips! Also- tons of space in between tables. We felt very safe.
Great food, quiet and calming atmosphere.
Great food and service
Good bar tender, uninspired food.
Absolutely DELICIOUS food. Some of the best we’ve ever had. Very cute neighborhood spot, will definitely be returning.
Tryst has continued to provide delicious food ro us throughout Covid via takeout. They are now serving indoors to limited seating. We were thrilled to celebrate our vaccination completion with friends on Thursday evening. Everything was delicious. Serving staff was solicitous. We are happy to be back with them and are hoping that renewed attendance will encourage then to expand their offerings into new territory.
My mother enjoyed the halibut, and I liked the chicken sandwich. I just did not find it memorable.
The service was terrific, and the restaurant did an excellent job of keeping people safely distanced.
Excellent dinner and service , everything was great
Granted everything is quiet when dining these days, but the food was great, the drinks nice, and the dining experience almost felt normal.
Tryst Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 641-2227.
Tryst Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1421 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.