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“Ok but will try again”
Review of Tapastre

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Ranked #15 of 82 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Bridge Street
Transit: Somerville train station is two blocks away.
Description: Here at Tapastre we serve American small plates in the tapas style. “Tapas” describes not so much a type of food, but a tradition of eating small appetizers accompanied with a favorite wine, beer, or cocktail. Here at Tapastre we provide a casual, lounge-like atmosphere where you can do just that. Our all-day menu offers selections of small plates to please everyone’s taste. When guests dine at Tapastre they are encouraged to order a number of items and share them “family style.” This gives everyone the opportunity to savor and sample a number of different flavors. In addition to our small plates we also offer traditional fare; soup, salad, burgers and sandwiches, to give our guests additional options. Complementing these dishes, we offer a constantly rotating selection of 22 craft brews on tap,an extensive craft bottled selection, a varied wine list and a diverse selection of craft cocktails to choose from!
Somerville, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ok but will try again”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Love the location and atmosphere. We only had appetizers and drinks. The food was ok except for the hanger steak with polenta fries which was great . The shrimp kebabs as well as the fish tacos (part of the slider app) did have a not so tasty spice in it. The Martini's and dessert is a must at tapastre. I will definitely go back for the sandwiches and other tapas.

Thank Altadonnaj1
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English first
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mediocre food horrible service”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Great place if you prefer overpriced, tiny portions of mediocre food. Drop a lot of money only to leave hungry. Service was horrible. Our waitress took a half hour after we were seated to even take our orders. She never took our drink orders, luckily the bartender came over and took them twenty minutes after being seated. This place wasn't even crowded and the service was slow and unorganized. Don't think I will be back anytime soon.

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1 Thank Jhays79
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best place in Somerville to get a beer or have dinner!”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food is delicious and it's a great place to get a beer with a few tapas! The tapas are really refined and a bit pricy but they also have great burgers and sandwiches that are really affordable and the hand cut French fries are really worth a try! They have a great selection of beers, some are very original like the banana bread and the service is perfect! Definitely one of the best places of Somerville!

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1 Thank ScampiCrocodile
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Somerville, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Craft Beers, Great Food, All you could ask for!”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Tapastre has become a staple in Somerville dining. It may be a little hard to locate, in the downstairs of a lovely old mansion, but once down there, it becomes a very cool atmosphere and lovely bar area. The craft beers, recently added (on draft) are a great addition and the tapas style menu is superb. Try the lobster roll for lunch or the delicious burger. There really isn't anything on the menu that isn't worth trying and the bartenders and staff are always friendly and will let you sample a beer before committing to a full pint. I try to come here at least a few times a month and hope you will too!

Visited August 2012
2 Thank Gharrism
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Small Portions”
Reviewed September 2, 2011

I've been to Tapastre twice in the last year. I hate to say it, but the portions seem to keep getting smaller. When I went a year ago, a friend and I shared three plates, and it was more then enough. This previous time we EACH ordered three plates and were still hungry. The service is great, and the atmosphere is gorgeous! But it was quiet expensive for our group of four. I would probably go back, but only on a very special occasion. The place was very quiet on a Saturday night, hoping they stick around (and bump up their portions!!!)

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank njanimallover8
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