Tryst Restaurant

4.2
1431 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tryst Restaurant serves creative American cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients.

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.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safety-standards-and-checklist-restaurants#key-documents-for-reopening-

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
the table.

Thank you for your patience and your trust in us to provide the safest environment for everyone.

Sincerely,
Taek Kim
Proprietor

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1431 people are saying
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vipmichelllew
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a hidden gem.

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FredP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a pleasant return and evening having been away from this nice restaurant for too long due to Covid. Our server was spectacular and management shows their concern for patrons with proper protocols during this pandemic.

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bardsboy13
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An excellent variety of choices on the menu, all were tempting. We enjoyed our choices very much. Our server was efficient and most attentive to our meal.

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LB4354
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. A bit expensive. Easy parking. Loved it

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ericz
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Overpriced

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the bourbon tips and tater tots. The steak and tots were perfectly cooked and delicious.
Others had the chicken saltimbocxa and bolognese and they were also delicious.

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vipCarylD
New England
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints whatsoever. We love sitting at the bar. Always a friendly bartender! Food yummy.

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foodforthought
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had made reservations for 7 p.m. but had to wait about a half hour for our table. However, the people there went out of their way to make sure they made up for the wait, including giving us appetizers on the house. The server was extremely attentive and the food was wonderful. Will go back for sure.

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JanetO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding, so they got that right. The service was not very attentive but I know a lot of restaurants are having a tough time with staff, so I don’t see that as a deal breaker. Highly recommend, for the price point, excellent taste and presentation of the entrees. Desserts were also delicious.

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vipEJG11
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love this local establishment. Just need to be prepared for slow service. New wait staff that is still learning and getting ramped up.

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ceej
New England
63 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was wonderfully helpful in customizing drink and food orders. The only area where there could have been some improvement is in sharing items. We said we were going to share a salad, we were not given an additional plate or any tools to split the item. Same for dessert.

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path
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We have been regulars at Tryst for 10 years and our first time back after Covid. We were disappointed that there is no longer bread offered at the table and that they change the Kale Salad to a caesar dressing. We did enjoy our server - Zaara and our dinners. Music was. bit loud but we asked the hostess to turn it down a bit and she kindly responded. We will definitely come back but hope that bread will be an offering once again and that the revisit dressing on the Kale Salad to its original.

Thank you!

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vipEmagee
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's hard to rate the overall ambience since we were dining outside. But the outdoor seating was ample and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and friendly staff! We got the shrimp tacos and the salmon.

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vipBRIGITAR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood atmosphere and diverse menu. Would recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food delicious and reasonably priced. Drinks were over priced.

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peterg
New England
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great value! We will return!

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JohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! Only downside is outdoor seating next to busy Mass Ave

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Rachael
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had five in our party. All the staff were very attentive. The food was delicious, I had the chicken with the Roman gnocchi. It was amazing, especially the Roman gnocchi!
Different from the the usual gnocchi with individual bits. Not sure how best to describe Tryst’s Roman gnocchi but it’s a story of noodle and potato mashup. Delightful. And the chicken danced with the gnocchi!

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vipFmilder
New England
84 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

[we ate outdoors]

Seated promptly, the food was good, service was attentive. On;y oddity was that my wife spilled her nearly full drink, and I asked the waitress "could you see if the bartender might take pity on us, and replace her drink." She said, "of course," and returned several minutes later with another drink. We were charged for it. That;s fair I suppose, but she should have come back and told us "Sorry, I can’t give you a free replacement; do you still want another?" As is, it left us with a bit of disappointment at the end of an otherwise nice meal.

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vipRobin
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My spouse and I had dinner at Tryst, a favorite of ours recently. We enjoyed the fish tacos and calamari. They had a new dish with roman style gnocchi, which was not what we expected and a bit disappointing in contrast to the traditional gnocchi we are use to enjoying.

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Peaches
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I liked Tryst, they make excellent cocktails. I thought they needed a bit more on the menu, more variety.

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vipEthanW
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was very warm in the dining room. Coming in from 85+ degrees at 8 PM and not hardly cooling off was not ideal.

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Cynthia
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was spectacular
LOVE that I could bring my dog for outdoor seating!

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vipursulas
New England
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we had !!

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Tennislover
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Tryst and we'll definitely be back. Food was excellent and the servers were wonderful. The only negative was that we were sitting on Mass Ave. I appreciate that all restaurants are making an effort to create outdoor seating during COVID but had I known, we probably wouldn't have made the reservation. Nonetheless, glad I didn't know because it is definitely a wonderful find.

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rxcafe
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was great! Makes us nostalgic for our favorite restaurant on Upper West Side ! Very happy to have this wonderful comfortable neighborhood restaurant with terrific food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and yummy food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun date night or special occasion restaurant, upscale but comfortable enough to bring kids. Great cocktails, delicious food but fairly limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a great waitstaff! Will go back again. The burger was phenominal!!

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Leon
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to meet for quick drink and meal before attending Barry Goudreau concert at nearby Regent Theater.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Friendly staff and great food. We were able to sit outside because of covid, which I really appreciated.

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vipJeffUrdan
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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Pete
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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.

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JulietJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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?!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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Biff
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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MariaG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hosts and waitstaff were excellent. The wine suggestion was perfect.

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LaurenS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the food was excellent. Glad to have them accommodate my vegan daughter as well.

FAQs

Tryst Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 641-2227.

Tryst Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 1431 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.

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