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Tryst Restaurant

4.3
1108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Tryst Restaurant serves creative American cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 641-2227
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Cross street: Court St. & Water St.
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What 1108 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lexfood (New England)
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

I have been to this restaurant several times and find it good for special occasions like birthdays or just to catch up with friend. Today, I met a friend for brunch and we had the mushroom omelet and the eggs Benedict. Both were served with hash browns and everything was delicious.

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NOLEW (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Excellent all around: food, atmosphere and staff. Excellent wine list. Very easy going. Doesn’t gel you’re at the trendy cool place everyone thinks it means great food. Tryst is both relaxing, great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Becoming our new neighborhood favorite. Excellent menu, great service, and food is well presented

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ceej (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

I've had better. The creme brulee french toast was huge, but soggy and cloyingly sweet. A smaller portion with more attention to detail would have gone a long way. My friend's omelet was perfectly proportioned and well prepared. I think I'll stick to dinner and skip the brunch. I've had delightful dinners at Tryst.

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vipMZBeach (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Let me begin by saying I have never had a bad meal or experience at Tryst and I have been there often. However, this past New Year's Eve was a service and timing disaster.

Again the food was beyond fantastic, so this review is not at all about that but the service was simply terrible and caused us to be late for an activity that began at 10PM in Stoneham.

Our reservation was for 4 guests (we took two friends who live in Arlington and had yet to have the opportunity to try Tryst. The reservation was for 7:30PM, that we thought would be perfect as we had to leave at 9:30 for that activity in Stoneham. We were seated on time at a lovely table. Then it went downhill from there.

It took 17 minutes for the waiter to come and take our drink order.

We waited close to 10 minutes for the drinks (it is now 8PM)

We ordered entire meal (it was a lovely pre-fixe menu) at 8:15 and the first course didnt arrive until 8:40.

The main course came at 9:05 and we informed our waiter that we were very concerned about the time as we had to leave at 9:30. Prior to that we had not told him, as two hours should be plenty of time for a three course pre-fixe dinner. He looked worried.

The dessert came at 9:25 and we wolfed it down, paid the bill and left the restaurant at 9:40.

It was not at all the way I wanted to spend New Year's Eve or introduce our friends to your restaurant. The bill came to almost $300 and we all felt so cheated because of the service, but honestly I couldnt complain that night, as we would have completely missed our show. As it was, we embarrassingly arrived 10 minutes after it had started.

Honestly not sure if we will return anytime soon. Such a shame because we love your food.

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vipCambridgeDiner (New England)
2.0
Dined on December 12, 2017

I dined with a friend who's been quite a few times and likes it a lot. She was very pleased with her meal (kale and brussell sprout salad). I had the tagliatelle bolognese and it was mediocre. We went early to the restaurant, so maybe the time impacted the atmosphere or lack of it. I would try it again because the location is good, but I wasn't blown away by anything. I also thought their wines were all a bit expensive.

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Littlecvkid (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Very slow service for how few people were there but the food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Good food. Great portions size enough so your stuffed and you still have leftovers. Bloody Mary was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

Great location, nice atmosphere- cozy and warm. Food was good and the service prompt and friendly.

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Clint 
3.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

Not quite as good as I remembered it being when last there three years ago.
The ambience is lacking - the place was practically empty though admittedly it was a Monday night - two big TV's above the bar are distracting, creating a sort of 'sports bar vibe' where the restaurant used to have a higher end kind of vibe.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Cross street
Court St. & Water St.
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(781) 641-2227
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Entertainment
Sunday Brunch jazz trio beginning 9/13.
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Parking details
There is public parking available in the immediate area in front of and surrounding Tryst restaurant.
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Public transit
Bus routes: 62, 67, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 87
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Executive chef
Paul Turano
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine