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689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-2227
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Ranked #3 of 88 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Arlington, Massachusetts
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130 reviews 130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

When we left I said to my husband that I felt like I ate in a glorified sports bar. It was pretty bad. Between the noise level, the tvs with constant sports, and the best food being a cheese burger, there was nothing else to say. The service was slow. The appetizer of cheese and accompaniments was fairly good. We... More

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Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Even though this popular spot features an eclectic menu that is not necessarily Italian, we were very impressed with the tagliatelle bolognese that two of the three of us sampled tonight. I cannot recall having had it done better anywhere, including at some of the finest Italian restaurants in Boston and New York. The service was also excellent, and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The TripAdvisor reviews were pretty positive for this establishment, so we thought we would give it a try. The overall dining experience was quite good. The service was excellent with an attentive and respectful waiter. The appetizers were the only "fair" part of our experience. The Calamari was more breading than Squid, the cheese plate was just good - the... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Arrived early for Dine Out Boston Week and they had no problem finding a table! Servers were very knowledgeable and so pleasant. On top of that food was great too- I am still raving about the peach pie- just the right sweet-tart mix and crust was perfect. The high top tables were nicely laid out but when you are 5"... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent variety of choices. Wait staff very charming. Great ambiance. Excellent cocktail and wine list. Second visit and will be back

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New England
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294 reviews 294 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 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
35 helpful votes 35 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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