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689 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476 (Court St. & Water St.)
(781) 641-2227
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Haven't been to Tryst in a while, but based on other folk's good reviews decided to try it for dinner with a friend. Seated immediately, drink order taken and then given time to chat and review the menu. The gnocchi with mushrooms was excellent. The flat bread with fresh tomatoes crispy and very flavorful. Best dish was the espresso panna... More 

Thank ChristiLexington
Newton, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for brunch on Sunday with my co-worker before going to work. Our server was a bit rude. The food was eh. Nothing really good. I was disappointed by our server and it went downhill from there.

Thank triptonowhere_11
Naples, Florida
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It appears that Tryst is trying to figure out if it wants to be a sports bar or a casual but good food dining restaurant. We had a quiet booth away from the TVs and enjoyed our dinner, starting with excellent drinks mixed by Andrew. The Sazerac was especially good. The calamari were fantastic - served with crispy thin onions... More 

1 Thank PhillyBoy21
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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150 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were a group of about 20 and had a wonderful meal at Tryst restaurant. we arrived early and enjoyed sitting at the bar for drinks, The food was very good and the service was great. We had crispy calamari, house made guacamole and chips ,figs with hot brie and bacon. The menu ranged from gnocchi with peas and asparagus,duck,to... More 

1 Thank billcarroll289
Boston, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Dinner with friends. Restaurant is comfortable and not too loud. Large bar area and two dining areas divided by a partial wall. Friend had the burger which was under cooked. She asked for medium and it came medium rare. Unfortunately she wolfed half of it down before mentioning the issue to the waitstaff. She ended up finishing her burger and... More 

Thank Jpan99
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday, April 11, was the first time going to this restaurant. I went with my family as a birthday dinner and I just want to say that the food is amazing and the service too. I really recommend it!

1 Thank José Andrés G
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We have alway's enjoyed eating at Tryst. It is a great place for an elegant dinner or just some drinks and appetizer's. Terrific staff.

1 Thank Tom R
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Went to Tryst on a Saturday night around 7:30pm. Got a couple of seats at the bar. The bartender (Greg) was very attentive and friendly (but not overly so). Nice atmosphere - lively but not deafening. The cocktails were very nice, and the shrimp taco appetizer was excellent. For dinner we got the bolognese and steak frites. Both were very... More 

1 Thank David B
Boston, MA
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The last time we ate at Tryst, we were pleasantly surprised as previous visits had been just meh; our food was tasty and the service attentive. So we went again, hoping for a similar experience but alas, we were again disappointed. Things got off to a good start with a friendly waitperson who took our order and brought drinks and... More 

Thank travelgman
Waltham, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank Alexis B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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