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689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-2227
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Ranked #3 of 89 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Court St. & Water St.
Transit: Bus routes: 62, 67, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 87
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85% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

had a fantastic brunch here last weekend. I had the mushroom omlette which was fantastic and a side of the hash which changes flavor weekly, this week it was pork and was delish. My husband had heuvos rancheros which was good had a crispy tortilla instead of the usual soft version which he enjoyed. Was sort of loud probably due... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've never had dinner or lunch here, but I heartily recommend the brunch. My husband had a special deal for $15, one small dish and one larger dish. We started with an amuse bouche, two small squares of streusel coffee cake which reminded me of Sara Lee -- in a good way. Next, tasty breaded shrimp with a piquant sauce... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went there for Brunch, our first time at this restaurant. We go by it all the time...Always crowded so it must be good. Well to our surprise WOW. It was great. They had an intriguing salad of Shredded Brousell Sprouts and Baby Kale, it was to die for.....Light Vinegrette Dressing with peanut and shredded cheese on top.......it was amazing....We... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I had always wanted to come to Tryst, but since I live inn the other side of the river, the convenience factor has always played into my not giving it a go. But now that I work along the route, all paths led me to your doorstep during restaurant week. The wait staff, from the hostess who greeted us at... More

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Boston, MA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It's restaurant week in Boston and so we looked hard for the best place we could go. We didn't want to head into the city and there are a whole lot of options in general. We finally narrowed it down to a few and Tryst won our interest. The prix fixe dinner menu had plenty to offer so we booked... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I first ate at Tryst the week I moved to Arlington from San Francisco (summer of 2013), and it immediately became my favorite restaurant; I've been back over a dozen times. The food is excellent, and they even have a wide range of gluten free options (just ask for the special menu). The only thing better than the food is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Really one of our favorite places to go. The owners do a fantastic job to make you feel welcome and the food is simply awesome. A great selection from a gourmet burger to a shaved kale and brussel sprout salad there is something for everyone. The cocktail and wine list (both bottle and by the glass) offers lots of choices.... More

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Marlborough MA
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I met an old friend here for brunch last month. The food is prepared with care, We both enjoyed our selections. The server was wonderful. The only drawback is they have multiple televisions hung on the wall which doesn't do a thing for the ambiance.

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Mendon, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My second visit, couldn't wait to go again after my first visit!! Love the atmosphere too! Very clean look to the decor. OMG!! Food is soooo tasy. Had chicken the first time, we shared and the split it in the kitchen without asking!! So wonderful of them!! Second time, lamb special!! OMG!! Wonderful....and they had collard greens on another dish...I... More

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boston ma
13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Good low key bar scene. Really enjoy cheese plate. Menu changes by the season. Specials are always awesome. Enjoy

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