Tavern in the Square

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 12 ratings

1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 354-7766
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    4 ratingFebruary 16, 2016

    Manager typically serves. Can have several things- and breaded! They have everything but pasta. Service has really gone down hill here over the past year or so- as has the regular menu. I've had almost everything on the menu and I'm never disappointed. Just wish they would add pasta so I could enjoy their Mac and cheese! Note: pizza is just Udi's. Which the waitress happily checked on for us.

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    5 ratingJanuary 18, 2016

    Enjoyed a delicious quinoa veggie burger, sweet potato fries (hello, separate fryer!), and GF cider. Newly diagnosed with Celiac, I am so happy to have found a place that takes my order and questions seriously without any fuss. Manager brought out our plates and checked in again after 30 minutes or so. That evening, my only GI discomfort stemmed from how much I ate and how full I was from enjoying my meal! Highly recommended!

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    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!

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    5 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    Servers are always incredibly nice and the gf selection is huge. They have a few different choices of cider on tap too.

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2015

    Great options! Had the gluten free cuban. Delicious!

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    Yum I love Tavern in the Square! A really extensive menu (including sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and a GF fryer) and they are always very careful about accomodating allergies.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2014

    Delicious food with many gluten free options. Also able to accommodate multiple other food allergies. A great find.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2012

    Great gluten free burger! Lots of gf options like nachos and lettuce wraps

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2012

    Delicious. Great menu

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    5 ratingMay 27, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Get the gluten free pickles! They are awesome. The other food was great too and the manager addressed all the gluten / allergy concerns we had.

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2016

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great food, menu is well marked with foods that have a gluten free option

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I had the Southwestern BLT and it was beyond delicious. No side effects! Shoestring French fries were great, too.

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    5 ratingApril 24, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Great place for celiac! There is no dedicated fryer-but EVERYTHING is battered in corn meal. So there is no cross contamination issue with the fried items in the menu! It's awesome. I highly recommend it!

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    This is our go-to when eating out with our Celiac kids for special occasions. It's a little pricey, but so worth it! GF chicken fingers are fresh and juicy, GF fish and chips are amazing, GF fried calamari - where else can you find that?! Service has been slow on occasion. Bartenders (when we've been sans-kids) are awesome. Just for the food options and quality, this place deserves 5 stars!

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Absolutely delicious fish & chips; I'm just gluten sensitive but wait staff made every effort to accommodate my additional food allergies and had a great experience here. Would definitely recommend!

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    very gluten free friendly. awesome food. huge portions. great service.

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2016

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    If you have celiac and miss bar style food, this place is the best. No cross-contamination, and tons of good fried options.

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    4 ratingMarch 01, 2016

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Amazing! Competent staffs

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    5 ratingFebruary 26, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    I go here all the time since it opened and never had an issue. The staff is very knowledgeable . One of my favorite places!

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    super place to go for those with celiac!

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    1 ratingFebruary 14, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    I had a horrible experience and will never go back. I ordered the quinoa bowl and informed my waitress that I am celiac and am gluten free. My food arrived covered with something that was shredded and looked deep fried. I asked the waitress what it was. She told me she thinks it is onions or carrots. I asked her to find out for me. We waited atleast 10 min for her to come back. When she finally came back i asked her again and she said she does not know but it is ok because she told the kitchen I was gluten free. I asked for the manager. He offered to bring me something else. But I just sent it back. I was no longer comfortable eating there. They have gluten free on the menu but I do not feel they take it seriously.

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    4 ratingFebruary 13, 2016

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    More options than most places and the food is great! Have had good experiences!

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Excellent GF menu! I've had a great meal each time we have been there. The sandwiches and burgers have a nice bun and fries are available as a side, which many restaurants don't do.

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    5 ratingJanuary 14, 2016

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    TITS (Tavern in The Square) is an awesome treat! Staff were very knowledgable about allergies and can make almost everything GF. They have dedicated fryers, Udi's buns and GF beer. Additionally they have GF onion rings and battered chicken fingers (however these do contain dairy). I will definitely be back next time I'm headed to a game at the garden!

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    All of the fried food is gluten free since they use a potato chip and corn based batter. Onion rings, calamari, fish and chips are available. They also have non-fried food meals. And gf clam chowder! So good every time. I'm gluten intolerant and did not get sick.

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    2 ratingJanuary 03, 2016

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Used to be great, menu changed a year or so ago. Also, majority of items labeled as gluten free are cooked in the same oil. With a wheat and dairy allergy and being vegetarian, I almost had to walk out after we ordered because they couldn't make what I ordered or anything else on the menu! Very misleading to mark so many things as gluten free when they're not!

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    5 ratingDecember 28, 2015

    1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Fried chicken is an option, as is fish and chips. Only thing they are missing is pasta.

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    4 ratingNovember 17, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    The food was amazing!!! For sure, will go back again!

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    5 ratingNovember 10, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Most of the menu items can be made gluten free. I had a burger and the GF bun was awesome, soft texture. They also serve GF onion rings that were great. Staff was very knowledgeable and careful. I have Celiac and had no reaction.

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    4 ratingNovember 07, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Much improved! A better menu, staff better informed and pricing is fair. I would avoid the Sunday Brunch, but any other time is a great experience😃

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    5 ratingOctober 31, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Really good food. Go and enjoy!!

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    5 ratingOctober 28, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    Love the nachos and gluten-free beer

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Lots of choices that you don't normally get - like onion rings. I had to have my mom taste mine to make sure they were different than the regular ones (because they were so good it was hard to tell!). The part that could be improved is the kids menu - a gluten free pizza or pasta would be great - or even gf/df chicken tenders.

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    5 ratingOctober 10, 2015

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    I always make sure to talk to the manager first and never go if it is crowded. I have had nothing but fantastic experiences going here.

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    5 ratingOctober 04, 2015

    1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

    This is the best restaurant I've been to so far! They have a great menu😎

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    1 ratingOctober 02, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Unfortunately if you have Celiac disease, this is not the restaurant for you.. I did my research and there is no dedicated frialator and there are no efforts made to address cross contamination issues.

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    5 ratingSeptember 12, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    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!

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2015

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    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!

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    All the gluten free food is amazing

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    5 ratingAugust 23, 2015

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    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!

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Great gluten free options and great food. They were cautious and the manager brought out our food!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    They have SO many GF menu items (fish and chips, Hello!?!)! The management cares and will talk with you about your needs. Btw, food is yummy!

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2015

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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!

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2015

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Always amazing about our allergies. I'm allergic to milk and my husband is celiac. He's never gotten sick and the menu has so many great options for him.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    This is a great restaurant for groups because the menu is extensive and offers something for everyone. I love the fried pickles, they are my weakness

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    1815 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140

    cool bar/restaurant with a great menu. Love the tater tots

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Nice restaurant in itself, wide variety of options for food and beverage

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    huge menu, a lot of great options, always feel safe eating here

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    great selection and always so good

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2015

    120 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114

    always a great time, good options and delicious

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    They sometimes have a dedicate fryer for gluten free. Call ahead and make sure. Had gf fried pickles and buffalo chicken !

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2015

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    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!

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    3 ratingJanuary 01, 2015

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    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.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2014

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Manager came right over after I mentioned celiac, explained that he already told the kitchen. And brought out the food. Happened both times I have eaten there. Great food and atmosphere

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    1 ratingOctober 22, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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 :(

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    1 ratingOctober 19, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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.

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    1 ratingOctober 12, 2014

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    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.

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    5 ratingOctober 01, 2014

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    So many options! Careful though, no dedicated fryer even though fries are marked gluten free on the menu

Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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