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Tryst

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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 - 11:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently very high quality

I especially love the brunch at Tryst. The food is consistently of very high quality. We love the burgers, hash, specialty frittat and the pancakes are awesome - fluffy and tasty and served with real maple syrup. Service is consistently good and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
NewEnglandTraveler22
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Boston, MA
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tryst with 2 friends last night and we all enjoyed the dinner. We started with mini tacos (a weeknight special) for an appetizer and then for my entree I got the roasted chicken sandwich with truffle fries. So good! It was grilled like a grilled cheese with butter on the bread and everything was melty and you... More 

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1 Thank Alexis B
CT
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super great food, lovely environment, great bar and bartenders, good music on Sundays. Love the Taco nights! Love the Tacos all week long. And REALLY love their RinTinGins!

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Thank cathyhub
Boston, MA
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I especially love the brunch at Tryst. The food is consistently of very high quality. We love the burgers, hash, specialty frittat and the pancakes are awesome - fluffy and tasty and served with real maple syrup. Service is consistently good and helpful.

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1 Thank NewEnglandTraveler22
Boston, MA
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Brunch at Tryst for Brunch is great. They have excellent pancakes and the burger is awesome. The service is good but there can be a wait around noon on Saturday/Sunday. They also have very good small dishes and drinks.

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1 Thank NewEnglandTraveler22
Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We have been to Tryst many times, from brunch to dinner. We really like the atmosphere and the attention that the staff pay attention to each table. Food is very goood but aiming for them to change their menu (hopefully the way it was)

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1 Thank mwalls07
Arlington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant. Go enjoy a nice meal with pleasant ambience. It is tucked in Arlington center. I love the decor !!

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1 Thank Maddy R
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The brunch is creative and tasty. This is a great addition to the Arlington food scene. We didn't like Tryst when they opened, but the remodel and small plates have really raised the game.

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1 Thank John D
Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We go here at least once a month. The burgers are outstanding. The bar is always busy with mostly locals.

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1 Thank Elaine-12350
New York
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282 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We come here fairly often and almost always enjoy the experience, both the food and the service. Tonight the service was incredibly slow... not sure why because it didn't seem that busy. Fortunately the food was good, as it usually is, but waiting around for things while the food gets cold isn't what we've come to expect.

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Thank skgbos
Arlington, Massachusetts
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283 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Love the burgers here. I have been here a few times and love the atmosphere - sit at the bar if you can - or anywhere in the bar area. The bartenders make really good martini's - they are a bit on the pricey side, but worth it!

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1 Thank Rhodymom2012

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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
  • Good for: Bar scene
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?