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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    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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    4 ratingOctober 13, 2015

    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.

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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 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

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2014

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    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.

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    1 ratingSeptember 14, 2014

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    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.

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    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

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    5 ratingAugust 21, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    excellent burger with the roll and onion rings. very knowledgeable and courteous staff. also a from scratch kitchen with dedicated fryer. will visit again, absolutely excellent

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    1 ratingAugust 01, 2014

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    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.

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    5 ratingJuly 09, 2014

    189 Washington St, Salem, MA 01970

    Great options we had the nachos and my wife had a burger with fries all friers are gf now! They were great and our server dan was great!

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Best gluten free menu around including fries and rolls.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2014

    318 Main St, Northborough, MA 01532

    Amazing food! Had the Cuban sand which, tater tots and cider. The manager Sal is very knowledgable and attentive. Will even tell you if a drink has "natural flavors" as an ingredient. Will be coming back to try more

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    5 ratingJanuary 09, 2014

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    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!

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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2013

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    I always have a good meal here and they have bread. The managers even bring out your food and are knowledgable.

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    1 ratingSeptember 13, 2013

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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!!!

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    1 ratingAugust 27, 2013

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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.

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    2 ratingJune 18, 2013

    1 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803

    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.

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    4 ratingFebruary 12, 2013

    730 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    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.

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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