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“Excellent food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Menotomy Grill & Tavern

Menotomy Grill & Tavern
Ranked #3 of 111 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in the town now known as Arlington, Menotomy Grill and Tavern gives a respectful nod to the neighborhood's pre-Revolutionary War history, named Menotomy by Native Americans in 1635. This spacious and comfortable gastropub, located on the border between Arlington and North Cambridge, offers rustic contemporary ambiance, a cozy fireplace, outdoor seating during warmer months and an ample parking lot. Chef Mark Thompson delivers unique and inventive dishes as well as some traditional standards, bringing to the restaurant his years of experience at Chez Henri and Stoddards. The bar features a respectable list of craft beers on draught, including a rotating cask selection.
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stumbled on this place on a Friday night. The place was crowded and full. To me it's a good sign that the restaurant is good. That gut feeling exceeded my expectations. The food was great. The atmosphere was awesome. The place was alive and kicking. The Herb Roasted Chicken with the flavor full stuffing was so good that we wanted more to eat. Overall this restaurant exceeded all my families expectations. We will be back soon.

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nicely Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

While looking for a late evening dinner we decided to go to Menotomy Grill and Tavern. With the dinner rush behind us we got seated quickly. The menu is well balanced with nice twist on standard tavern fair. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich topped with freshly made crunchy cole slaw. I ordered a side of the mashed potatoes instead of fries and it was real mashed potato! My wife's Brussel sprouts were grilled and well seasoned. Service was quick and professional. We will definitely return to try other things on the menu.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Littleton, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun, friendly, balanced (food and atmosphere)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great friendly welcome, service, attractive, comfortable setting coupled with a good standard menu that is well prepared and nicely served. The patron can go very casually and be right or have a more "dressy" evening and be just as right. I really like the open kitchen concept because it is there and subtle but doesn't take over the room. Great bar, generous pours, inventive cocktail list and a terrific bartender in Danny. Our party tested several appetisers, (all very good especially the ribs) and I had the grilled salmon. Terrific, just like I do it myself on my grill, skin side nicely charred and NOT Overdone!!!! Salmon is too often cooked til it's hard. This chef knows how to do it right. Kudo's!!!!! For a fairly new restaurant, they have their act together.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“This place is great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This grill has a great vibe and the food is terrific. The Grill is kept clean and the esthetics are really cool. Its really a nice addition to the area!

Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow! Open to midnight every night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Where the nicest bars in Arlington. Very good restaurant was very good quality food. Service is good and people are friendly. Isn't excellent vibe in this restaurant makes you feel more like her and Cambridge. We all love it!

Visited November 2013
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