Well, after having a bad experience at another location, I have been avoiding this chain. But recently was encouraged by a friend to give it try once more. At least at this Cambridge location, the staff appeared to be very knowledgeable, helpful and they say that there is always a dedicated fryer. I had a very good experience. So if I want to eat at a Tavern on the Square, I will go the extra miles to Cambridge. The staff and expanded menu made it worth the trip.
Tons of options. My waitress had Celiac which is always an extra layer of caution. Almost everything was gluten free on the menu, even buns and fried fish (which was delicious though the bun fell apart a bit). Dedicated fryer so could have not only breaded deep fried items, but also french fries. Yay! Two gluten free beers as well as ciders. Manager served me food. Very good. Waitress said pasta will be coming soon!
So many options! Careful though, no dedicated fryer even though fries are marked gluten free on the menu
I had a gluten free veg burger. The next day I experienced severe gastric distress which lasted several hours. I have celiac and it is dangerous for me to have it and I got a bellyful l of it at this location.NEVER again!!!
The manager brought me a salad with my dreams-encrusted tuna instead of my mashed potatoes and green beans, but I was do hungry I didn't care. At the bottom of the salad I found a bunch of wasabi peas. Although I have seen these in gluten-free form it's rare. I want suspicious until I got back to the hotel, when severe cramps and diarrhea cimmenced for the test of the evening. I had to cancel my plans for that evening and the next day was still too sick to leave my room. I looked up the menu online, the wasabi peas were not included in the ingredients on the gluten free version. Great. One simple procedure, to notify the kitchen of a gluten free customer would have prevented this. Note it in the order and have the chef come out to talk to the customer. All this other contact with people who will not handle the food is meaningless if the chef has no idea.
Got the turkey burger on gf roll... Very yummy! Server was nice, and made sure all food was OK. Only bad thing is that the fries are not safe.
Good size GF menu. Wait staff double checked on things for me and the policy was that when there are any food allergies the manager delivers the food to the table personally.
The gluten free menu did have lots of options and I was excited about getting a burger on a gluten free bun, but even after ordering from the gluten free menu and telling my server that I have Celiac disease, there were croutons on the salad. While the server seemed attentive to the gluten free request, the kitchen is clearly not practicing food handling that is mindful of gluten cross contamination.
We have 2 kids (9 and 12) and an adult with celiac. The Tavern has GF buns, fish and chips, and pizza!! This is a huge GF menu. They have outstanding sides Including fries, tater tots and everything almost that is on the normal menu! They messed up once on a GF meal and they comped it and immediately corrected the issue. However, we have been there many times with outstanding service. They take the GF menu very serious and this is our go to restaurant along with Woodman's in Essex!
Best service I've ever had! The server assured me they'd use a separate fryer for any fried foods. The manager brought the GF food out and chatted with us, eventually bringing out samples of their GF ciders for me to try. GF options include nearly every menu item (pizza, sandwiches, appetizers, burgers, sides) and everything I ordered was great! Can't wait to go back next weekend!
So many great options here from pizzas to sandwiches to burgers. Most sides are gf as well, and there's a good selection of beers and ciders. Staff is really helpful. I've never been anything but pleased!
I went for brunch and the staff was excellent! Very well informed and the manager even introduced me to the head chef and he brought me around the buffet to point out every item that was gluten free. So considerate. The head chef said that for future brunches they will mark all gluten free options with a sign. I would highly recommend coming here if you love brunch!
huge menu, a lot of great options, always feel safe eating here
Their gluten free menu is a blessing! So many options and their food is really great! I absolutely love going here! One of my favorite places!
Contrary to another post, tavern in the square does NOT have gluten free friers. Went once when I was first gluten free and the server told me they had a separate fryer. She must not go in the kitchen. Ever. Went back a second time and asked for fries after telling our server I was gluten free. She stopped me and said they only have one frier and it is not gluten free. The second server was wonderful to mention this and also double and triple check with the manager. The friers are most certainly NOT gluten free. Would give them great ratings based on second waitresses' commitment to accuracy but the first waitress who made this awful mistake drags down the whole gluten free endeavor. The team needs to be better educated on what cross contamination really means.
Argh!! Have been twice and they told me both times they had a dedicated fryer-they don't!!! I ate nachos (chips are fried there) and French fries -all contaminated. I did not find out until my third visit upon speaking with a manager (I always have ?s) that there is **no** dedicated fryer. The nachos on the menu are labeled GF! They obviously are not. It's a real shame because the food and atmosphere are great. I know about 10 celiacs-if they would have done it right I'd bring them a lot of business. This is a real shame I'm beside myself that I trusted them and ended up eating a bunch of contaminated food :(
I was pretty disappointed when the "gf" salad that I ordered had croutons on it. Attention to details is important and this restaurant did not pay attention. I ordered the pizza and wasn't impressed with that at all. I'll stick with the gf pizza and Northboro House of Pizza and the fabulous menu and attentive staff at Not Your Average Joe's.
Whether you are gluten free or not this restaurant is just bad. They listed fries as gluten free and then the manager came out and told me there is no dedicated fryer. That's not gluten free then! My steak was not good and our drinks were awful. Everything is overpriced.
Great gluten free menu with a lot of options, including burgers. They also have several ciders, including one I'd never heard of....I forget the name of it, but it was delicious! The manager also came over to verify whether my gluten free meal was for an allergy or preference, which was nice.
I had a HORRIBLE experience here. I was so enthused by their gluten free choices until I ordered a flat bread. The waitress seemed very attentive to my allergies and I was so excited. (Although, the menu is confusing. It has the gluten free symbol near items that are naturally gluten free and that can be altered to be so you have to be careful). Long store short, my gluten free pizza had a sauce with gluten in it although I ordered it without. Then the manager and waitress proceeded to argue with me about the sauce instead of correcting their error. NOT celiac friendly. NOT compassionate.
I had the Margarita Pizza with Onion Rings and it was amazing!! The onion rings were so good. The pizza sauce had a little spice to it. The manager brought my food out to me while our waiter brought the other food out. It really helps you feel that the food is safe. The gluten free food is also made on the opposite side of the kitchen with its own space. I will definitely be coming back to try new things
I used to eat/drink here all the time, and one day they came out with a GF menu...and that was the last time i will ever eat there. They have no idea what they're doing in terms of GF. Served me items from GF menu that were the regular version. I sat forever for the waitress to come back so I could question it while my friend ate her meal. The waitress was clueless, the manager came out, took the food away, put more in...it was a whole embarrassing ordeal. By the time my dry chicken breast sandwich came out my friend was done eating. They didn't offer to comp anything or do anything for us. Bottom line-if you truly have to be GF, don't eat here.
Best gluten free menu around including fries and rolls.
It's great to finally find somewhere that serves gluten free bar food! I went to watch a game and tried the pizza, which was amazing. Spinach and artichoke dip was great too!
Decent menu. Blah food. The turkey burger was overlooked and the broccoli was cold in the middle and hot on the outside. Nothing appears to be made fresh. There are much better choices all over Burlington.
I visited the tavern over this past weekend. My husband and I almost did not go because of the review on here, but I looked up reviews on other sites and they seemed pretty good. I'm so glad that we gave it a chance! There were several appetizers, sandwiches, meals, and sides to chose from. We had the classic nachos and I had a cheeseburger on a gluten free bun with a side of roasted vegetables. French fries are not made in a dedicated fryer, but with all the other options I was okay with that.
My second trip to the Tavern. Average & not a good value. This time tried the French dip sandwich. It was ok, but way too expensive. It came with no sides. Just the sandwich & Au Jus. Had to listen to the long explanation of why they cannot afford a dedicated fryer, so sorry, no fries & no side substitutions. $12. I felt pretty ripped-off.
This place has a pretty good gluten free menu. They even have gluten free rolls that they put the sandwiches on. The first time we went they were out of the gf au jous for my French dip. The second time around they were out of the cranberry chipotle chutney for my boyfriend's burger. Other than missing condiments, it's a pretty good place.
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