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689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 641-2227
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Ranked #3 of 90 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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Rhode Island
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 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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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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Arlington, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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210 reviews 210 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 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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297 reviews 297 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 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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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 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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