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689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476 (Court St. & Water St.)
Bus routes: 62, 67, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 87
(781) 641-2227
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
enjoyed March Madness sale

Enjoyed this restaurant very much. Three courses for $33. Really a great deal this month. Grand Marnier creme brûlée was a fabulous dessert. Good sized portions and very nice service. The one thing that I can not understand is that there are multiple tv screens airing different stations. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
strathspey
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed this restaurant very much. Three courses for $33. Really a great deal this month. Grand Marnier creme brûlée was a fabulous dessert. Good sized portions and very nice service. The one thing that I can not understand is that there are multiple tv screens airing different stations. They are on constantly and IMHO a major distraction from enjoying a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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461 reviews 461 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to Tryst with my brother and sister-in-law...their treat! Tryst is is beautiful upscale (but not cost prohibitive) restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. Decor and service...impeccable and professional. We were there for brunch...I had the most amazing wild mushroom omelet...it was delicious. Since dining here, I still have not had anything close to the perfection and deliciousness of this... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've been to Tryst a few times. The food is always tasty, well presented, and a bit outside of our comfort zone. Last week's meal was not the exception. The food was very good. However, we were disappointed at a few things. First, since we went the Friday before Valentines' Day, we were limited to the Price Fix menu. Rather... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tryst makes you feel at home. From the owner Paul to the Wait Staff, they all make you feel right at home. The food is excellent with a great menu. The drinks are generous. The service is attentive. A great place for a couple, family or friends.Enjoy

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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112 reviews 112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I've been here for brunch three times in the last 6 weeks. Each time I've been here, the food has been consistently good with pleasant service. The blueberry pancakes are light and flavorful. Home made sausage and great hash. The only thing I find strange about this place is the decor. It feels more like it should be a chain... More 

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Arlington, MA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We've been to Tryst for dinner about 4 times now and have had an excellent experience every time. The menu is unique in the best way (at least to us), and on our recent visit our tapas appetizer (prosciutto, olives, cherry peppers, stuffed dates, nuts, etc. on a board) was just great, as were the lasagna bolognese and duck breast... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Not a place to take inlaws! But aside from semantic faux pas this was not the place to go. A bumbling and bizarre waiter greeted us with grunts and odd comments and when the food came it was not what the price would justify. The home fry potatoes were wonderful . Perfectly cooked with crispy shell but and a big... More 

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Rhode Island
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was taking care of my two granddaughters while their parents were away. I took them to the toy store, we had pizza for dinner. You know; the usual "How do I entertain these two lovely people" routine, all the while pretending to be the adult in charge. We walked by Tryst on Sunday morning and went in for brunch.... More 

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Arlington, Mass
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have driven by Tryst a Zillion times and had never gone in , so ... on one of the hot summer July nights a restaurant app on our new car directed us to Tryst . I guess I always thought it was too Chi Chi for us so we had never been . I'm glad we went , it... More 

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Boston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I LOVE this place! Try something new and it is always delish! Nice decor, very creative menu with new seasonal selections to choose from on a regular basis. Some of my fav's are Tagliatelle Bolognese, Shrimp Taco's, Flat Iron Steak. And don't forget brunch! Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros and Brioche French Toast are just fabulous. If you are looking for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
    (Court St. & Water St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus routes: 62, 67, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 84, 87
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 641-2227

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?