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255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 628-4444
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Ranked #63 of 251 Restaurants in Somerville
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Red Line Davis stop
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English first
Sutton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I recommend going here for a date or with one or two friends to have a conversation. Not a bar to meet and mingle, everyone seemed to be caught up in their own party. The atmosphere is nice, the prices are typical for Boston. They have a decent drink selection, which are sometimes served in mason jars (all playing into... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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264 reviews 264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We came for dinner (partly because they had last minute reservations available and partly because I'd wanted to try the place). I have heard that people who came for just drinks have had a better time. The decor and service were both fine. Its entrance is an unmarked door under a theater sign (not the main movie theater). The food... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend showed me where this speakeasy was in Davis Sq. Very cool vibe and friendly service. The atmosphere was very good for a date which I was on. My only critique would be the lack of drink, beer and wine selections. This my first time in this sort of bar, and I did notice there was an extensive whiskey... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This place is great for drinks and appetizers! Everyone liked their cocktails (the Amelia Earhart was delicious) and the boursin pickled peppers were fantastic. The $5 bread basket was a waste despite the promising description. I had the squash risotto which was good but a bit bland. My friends both enjoyed their salmon and pork shank. Good dinner but a... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place has wonderful food. I loved their devils on horseback and the fish dishes. The night I went I had hake on a brick which was a white fish in flaky pastry with a lemon butter sauce. Delicious! The deserts are also delightful. My favorite part of Saloon is the location. It has a hidden speak easy feeling. The... More 

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We took our son here for his birthday. The drinks menu is outstanding so if that is the mail goal of your meal, this is definitely the right venue! The place also looks great--they have transformed a basement location into a swank bar set--lots of fun! The food, while good and tasty, is not in any way unusual. My daughter... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Never go on. Fri night...Never go if you are a vegetarian...never go for a date night! Pace was jam packed and super duper noisy! I bet worse than 10 KG classes...if it was music you can tolerate but this was bad noise. The table was smaller than my son's high chair tray... I ordered risotto...which was ok...but I did not... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

This is as close to a 1920s joint you can find - in atmosphere, music, food, and drinks. The cocktails are small, well crafted, and potent, just like they originally were (so I've read). Food selection is limited but great. My only concern is the lack of a rum selection, but the whiskeys are great. A tip: if you sit... More 

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

They're going for a prohibition-era speakeasy vibe, and it works! The door is unmarked and the lower level location is dark and mysterious. The only indication that a great restaurant and bar is below you when you walk by is a small lamp on the building that says "Saloon." Once you find it, the place is a gem. The drink... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

When this place opened a few years ago, my friends and I were there opening weekend and it was packed. We celebrated my birthday there a few months back and it was still packed. Saloon has a cool speakeasy feel to it, and the giant bar is beautiful. The cocktails are actually delicious, we've drank our way through the whole... More 

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Additional Information about Saloon

Address: 255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone Number: (617) 628-4444
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: British

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