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Mass Ave Tavern - CLOSED

94 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-1803
+1 617-927-4900
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good19%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
30 Dec 2014
“No thanks!”
20 Oct 2014
“Great place for Saturday lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
94 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-1803
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1 - 10 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 31 December 2014

Stopped by for a drink on a chilly afternoon and thought it looked like a nice place to have a cocktail or two. Bar tender was busy with others and did apologize for taking a bit to serve us but then when we were ready...More

Thank rupacked
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I stopped in the Tavern one wet Saturday for a drink and something to eat. Our hostess was very attentive and the excellent beers were soon served. The food was pub food served well and quickly. I had the black and blue burger and my...More

Thank Ruddy-Tripper
Reviewed 26 September 2014

The drinks are good but the food and service was lacking. Maybe it was an off night but we had to search out our server every time we wanted anything and it was not a busy night. I think this may just be a place...More

Thank tsfs
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

We came to watch the patriots game when we got there very few people here. By half time there is a good active crowd. They have only six beers on tap, but they are good ones, including Guinness. We had nachos while we watch the...More

Thank RiceWP
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Decent choice of food and drink options very USA, prices seem slightly above average for the area. Nice environment.

Thank Toffeegirl1991
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

My local in Boston. Don't go here for food...it is dreadful, despite the price. Good place for a drink and atmosphere. Can get very busy but fun place.

Thank copperbottom
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stopped here for lunch with 4 others on Marathon Monday. Quick line to get in. Tables are 1st come and we scored one pretty quickly. Set up is nice and windows open to the street. Menu is decent selection of sandwiches, burgers and salads. Prices...More

Thank cc41
Reviewed 21 February 2014

If you're looking for a pretty good place with a more subtle vibe and great service this is it. I cautiously ordered the brisket and my girlfriend ordered the cob salad, which were both great. The service was fast and attentive the manager also came...More

Thank ee978
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We met up with friends to watch the Bruins playoff game last summer. Rounds and rounds of drinks, and some okay bar food, the best part of going to Mass Ave Tavern is that once you have a table during the game, the servers don't...More

Thank parker617
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

Went here with my wife and daughter for a dinner on a Friday night. Place was semi full and we took a high table in the dining area. Typical New England pub. Lots of the and sports on and of course it was loud. The...More

Thank Rick P
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the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-1803
    (Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Green Line, Hynes Convention Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-927-4900
  • E-mail
Chef Nicholas Dixon offers an eclectic small plate menu made up of american classics and globally influenced cuisine designed for sharing, offering guests a chance to experience multiple dishes and flavors throughout the meal. Menu features include: cajun spiced mahi mahi tacos, shrimp dumplings, kobe beef burgers, lobster grilled cheese, meatballs and ricotta, fontina stuffed arancini, sage gnocchi, zucchini carpaccio, tuna tartar, cheese fondu w/ tenderloin skewers, fried chicken w buttermilk bisquits, moule frites, braised short rib w/ scalloped potatoes. Mass Ave's warm decor resembles that of a back bay residence featuring a dining area with oversized dark wood communal tables surrounding a 12 foot working fireplace, a wall of books serves as a back drop to the large horseshoe shaped bar.
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