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Tryst

689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-2227
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Ranked #2 of 88 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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English first
Lexington, Massachusetts
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264 reviews 264 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had a very early dinner at Tryst on a Monday night, so there was no crowd to contend with - we pretty much had our outstanding server all to ourselves. But his undivided attention was not what made him outstanding - he was very knowledgeable about the menu, he was approach-ably nice and he did everything you would expect... More

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Boston, MA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited Tryst for brunch with a friend. Service was very pleasant and friendly. Good was very good, though portions were not huge. Prices were reasonable.

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Boston MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We walked in on a Wednesday night at 5:25, almost an empty restaurant except for some people at the bar. We did not have a reservation, we walked in off the street after deciding we'd like to try it. In a nutshell, our server was cold and pretty unfriendly. After reading several reviews here stating the friendly service, I was... More

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North Reading, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We've been to Tryst three times in the last year, most recently for Father's Day. Each time it's been terrific. The food is very good. And the service is friendly and attentive -without being overly casual or attentive; perfect combination for this kind of meal. While all the "breakfast" items were good (try the wild mushroom omelette - terrific), we... More

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

Went to Tryst twice in past few months, seated near bar once and in back restaurant another. Biggest gripe is restaurant is quite dark and noisy. Hard to see food, or to hear others at table. Little candles on table are nice touch, which I always like, but I also like to see where I am! Excellent burgers and very... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have eaten at Tryst many times, as well as simply had drinks at the bar. As a matter of fact, we prefer the bar when eating as to be near the "action" as it were? We love Andrew and Paul the bartenders, who make a great drink, and are quick with an order and a joke. There is ample... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went to Tryst with my mom. I had bought a groupon for a 4 course dinner. The food was very good, but I didn't like the fact that people with a groupon were asked to sit at the less fancy side of the restaurant which was a bit noisy. The truffle fries are very good. It is a bit... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
58 helpful votes 58 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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Boston
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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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