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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
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    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
one of the best of Arlington

great food, great service, could do better on beer choices ! our favorite is Sunday brunch, good choice of vegetarian dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
NickMT
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The bar area has expanded to include half the dining room, where unfortunately we were seated during what I was hoping was going to be a romantic dinner. The ambience is not what I remembered from my last visit, and in the dining area near the bar they have installed 4 large TVs. I felt like I was eating at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The best place in Arlington for an adult evening. Tryst has good cocktails, a complex menu, and is a quiet respite from most of the other places in town.Worth getting dressed up and going out for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had delicious fish taco app with the striped bass entree. Everything was fresh and seasoned perfectly. Service was friendly!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

great food, great service, could do better on beer choices ! our favorite is Sunday brunch, good choice of vegetarian dishes.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place for drinks and casual fare. The food has been fairly consistent. They change the menu by season and always has something that is interesting. They used to have a much better wine menu - now mostly the usual suspects. Go early or late if you want a bar seat.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food tasted good, but the presentation was bad. Or maybe it was good, but I could not see it because it was too dark. They do provide flashlights – great for camping, not for fine dining. Maybe they want the dungeon atmosphere of seedy pub? I know I exaggerate, but I am making a point. Otherwise, it's a good... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A lovely setting, with friendly, excellent service. We liked the mustard vinaigrette salad dressing on the bruschetta and greens appetizer so much we asked for the recipe, and got it! One friend's flank steak with potatoes, asparagus, mushroom and pancetta was delicious. And the duck also was fine. My own meal disappointed. The English pea ravioli as an appetizer was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

Had not heard great things about this place but tried it anyways and glad we did. The empanadas were fantastic and my steak was cooked perfectly. Great place to take a date or your wife for a night out.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

great for dinner or lunch .... their bar should be twice the size though. bar area is much more enjoyable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very nice hostess and waiter could not help the poorly prepared eggs Benedict. Eggs were more than soft boiled (not runny as they should be) and the sausage underneath was quite dry. The huevos rancheros were OK and grilled cheese was served warm, not hot. Maybe this was an off morning but for these prices, I would expect much more.

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Additional Information about Tryst

Address: 689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Phone Number: (781) 641-2227
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
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
Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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 to $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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?