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Estragon

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700 Harrison Ave, Unit 109, Boston, MA 02118-2631 (East Brookline)
617-266-0443
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spanish food is phenomenal but it requires a bit of a mental shift from American. It is most often traditional, high quality, depending on the flavor of the ingredients rather than spicing. It is also pretty inexpensive. Spending $8 on Gazpacho is silly, which is my explanation for why Real Spanish cooking never took off in the US. Estragon's fault,... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

"Estragon Tapas Bar: your slice of Spain in the South End". Are you kidding me? When discussing the concept of "tapas" and how to order, the waiter replied, "Well, this is the USA, not Spain!" UGH! Worst dining experience ever! 1) The waiter got our order wrong, and food had to be returned to the kitchen, 2) the "Dates with... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second meal at this restaurant in recent months. The tapas are tasty and well made with a broad selection. Both times the paella was off; the first time it was too dry and almost chewy while during the most recent meal, it was too soggy. While there is a fun wine list that predominantly consists of Spanish... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I am from Spain and i can tell you I think this is the most authentic Spanish restaurant in Boston! The food was delicious and the menu as close to a Spanish menu as I've seen here! This is why it's my favorite from all the Spanish restaurants here! This time we sat at the bar, and loved that experience... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We were looking for a light meal and searched for Tapas. Estragon came up as an option and it was nearby. The bartender was friendly and the drinks were generous The atmosphere was OK although it was a Wednesday night and it seemed like the kitchen staff were ready to go by 9pm. We liked the fried artichokes and the... More 

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Greater Boston, Massachusetts
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Lots of good things on the menu (which is pretty dynamic). The crispy brussel sprouts with hazelnuts were delicious, the stuffed dates (to be honest, I wasn't a big fan of the cod fritters.. sometimes they can taste a little "low tide") but the tortilla (potato dish) was one of the best I've had. Absolutely delicious. A pear martini was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

yum, yum, yum! the interior takes you back to a more gracious time and the wonderful food just makes this a wonderful experience to try.

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Thank jenchan000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Been here now 3 times and never disappointed. The food is outstanding and generous for tapas. The menu is designed to take you on a 2+ hour journey of various tastes while sipping on well matched wines. Staff is very friendly and the chef takes pride in his work.

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New York
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257 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Nicely prepared tapas in a large, industrial style space. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is well prepared and very fresh. Prices are a little on the high side and the tapas combo will serve 2. Paella is nicely prepared but could have been cooked longer to create a crust. Meat tapas are standouts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

My friends and I dine at Estragon at least 4 or 5 times a year, so understand we don't dislike the place. It's got a relaxed vibe, you usually can get a table without much of a wait, and some of the waiters have been there so long you feel like you're seeing an old friend. It wins as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Harrison Ave, Unit 109, Boston, MA 02118-2631
    (East Brookline)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 617-266-0443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South End

Neighborhood Profile
South End
Stroll down the beautiful brownstone lined streets while capturing views of Boston’s tallest buildings from a distance. Some of Boston’s best restaurants are scattered around this neighborhood. There are many gems to be found, from jazz clubs to classy bars and restaurants. It is also home to art galleries, interesting boutiques, artsy stores and SOWA open market during the summer months. The South End is a true find in the city, with a more residential feeling than Back Bay.