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Tavern in the Square

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  • American, Bar Food, Wings
  • 161 Brighton Ave, Allston 02134 42.35321 -71.13269
  • (Btwn Harvard & Parkvale Ave)
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  • (617) 782-8100
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Served Saturdays Until 2:30pm

Three Eggs* three eggs any style with home fries, choice of bacon or sausage and toast.    6.99
Eggs Benedict* three poached eggs and canadian bacon on an english muffin, topped with fresh hollandaise sauce. served with home fries    7.99
Berries & Yogurt (low-fat). fresh mixed berries, granola and vanilla yogurt.    6.99
Breakfast Sandwich scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, home fries and cheddar cheese on a gourmet sub roll, served with a side of fresh fruit.    7.99
Stuffed French Toast extra thick brioche french toast crusted with ground corn flakes, stuffed with strawberries and sweet cream, topped with fresh berries.    7.99

Build Your Own Omelet

Served With Home Fries And Toast. $5.99. Each Additional Topping $0.99.



Old Fashioned Buttermilk served with warm maple syrup, butter and powdered sugar.    6.99
Wild Berry Pancakes fresh raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, topped with raspberry puree    7.99
Strawberries & Cream fresh strawberries with whipped cream.    7.99
Chocolate Chip fluffy pancakes loaded with chocolate chips and whipped cream, served with a side of hot fudge.    7.99
Bananas Foster banana filled pancakes drizzled with a rich caramel sauce.    7.99

Sides $1.99 Each

Home Fries   
Toast white, wheat, english, muffin  


Classic Nachos (V) crisp tortilla chips layered with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, topped with pico de gallo and sour cream    7.99
Buffalo Chicken Nachos cheddar and bleu cheeses, fried buffalo chicken, shredded carrots, sweet corn and sour cream.    10.99
Ultimate Nachos our classic nachos topped with shredded lettuce, jalapeños, pico de gallo, sour cream and your choice of chili or chicken.    10.99
Fried Pickles (V) crisp kosher dill spears lightly battered and deep-fried to a golden brown. served with a zesty bistro sauce.    7.99
Risotto Fritters (V) parmesan risotto stuffed with pesto and mozzarella lightly breaded and fried. served with tomato cream sauce and baby arugula.    8.99
Buffalo Skewers fresh chicken tenderloins lightly breaded and fried, tossed in buffalo sauce. served with bleu cheese, celery and carrots    8.99
Angry Shrimp ender gulf shrimp coated with cajun seasoning and grilled on skewers with cherry tomatoes. served with sweet chili dipping sauce.    11.99
Spinach & Artichoke Dip (V) baby spinach, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, parmesan, mozzarella and cream cheeses, topped with herb breadcrumbs then baked. served with carrots, celery and flour tortilla chips.    8.99
Thai Lettuce Wraps your choice of chicken or vegetable sautéed in a zesty szechwan sauce with water chestnuts and scallions, served over crispy rice noodles with sides of iceberg lettuce wraps, shredded carrots and sweet chili and thai peanut sauces.    10.99
Chicken Spring Rolls tender grilled chicken in an authentic asian wrapper with napa cabbage, carrots, onions, cilantro and sesame oil fried to a golden brown. served with a spicy thai peanut sauce    9.99
Golden Calamari lightly battered calamari flash fried and tossed with cherry peppers and parmesan cheese. served with a side of marinara    9.99
Spicy Chicken Taquitos tender chicken breast in mini flour tortillas with smoked peppers, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, scallions and roasted garlic. served with a cool ranch dipping sauce.    8.99
Big Dig Fries a giant stack of our waffle fries topped with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, bacon, scallions and sour cream.    9.99
Big Dig Fries add chili    2.99
Maple Sweet Fries (V) crispy sweet potato fries served with a dijon maple sauce.    6.99
White Truffle Tater Tots (V) a heaping portion of our tater tots drizzled with aromatic white truffle oil and parmesan cheese.    7.99
Italian Egg Rolls crispy egg rolls filled with prosciutto, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and roasted red peppers, served with extra virgin olive oil and a balsamic reduction.    10.99

Regular Or Boneless Wings

All Served With Celery And Carrot Sticks $8.99 / Double Order $15.99

Plain served with honey mustard  
Hickory BBQ  served with ranch  
Honey Hot served with bleu cheese  
Buffalo served with bleu cheese  


Vegetable (V) broccoli, spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, onions, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, served with sour cream and salsa.    7.99
Chicken shredded chicken, cilantro, red onion, salsa, monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, grilled in a flour tortilla and served with a side sour cream    8.99
Buffalo Chicken shredded buffalo chicken, bleu cheese crumbles and fresh sweet corn with a side of bleu cheese dressing.    8.99


Margherita (V) tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano, basil and shaved parmesan.    8.99
Arugula (V) baby arugula, melted leeks, goat cheese and extra virgin olive oil. finished with a balsamic reduction    9.99
Buffalo Chicken shredded chicken tossed in our spicy buffalo sauce with mozzarella and bleu cheese.    9.99
All-American Pizza seasoned ground beef and french fries topped with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and zesty bistro sauce.    11.99


Cup $4.99 / Bowl $5.99.

French Onion caramelized onions simmered in a rich beef broth, topped with croutons and provolone cheese.  
New England Clam Chowder new england's classic creamy chowdah topped with bacon. served with oyster crackers.  
Firehouse Chili our famous chili, housemade with the finest ground beef, topped with monterey jack and cheddar cheeses and green onions.  


Dressings: Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian, Chardonnay Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese, Honey Mustard, Citrus Vinaigrette, 1000 Island Caesar, Thai Peanut

House (V) mixed field greens, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and bermuda onions, topped with garlic croutons. served with your choice of dressings.    6.99
House add grilled chicken    2.99
House add cranberry walnut chicken salad    2.99
House add shrimp    4.99
Caesar (V) crisp romaine leaves tossed in a classic caesar dressing, topped with parmesan cheese and croutons.    7.99
Caesar add grilled chicken    2.99
Caesar add salmon    4.99
Sesame Salmon Salad pan seared sesame encrusted salmon served over a bed of mixed greens tossed with red onions, mandarin oranges, cucumber slices and a soy honey dijon. topped with crispy rice noodles    13.99
Apple & Goat Cheese (V) apples, walnuts, dried cranberries and vermont goat cheese piled on a bed of mixed field greens, served with chardonnay vinaigrette    9.99
Apple & Goat Cheese add grilled chicken    2.99
Steak & Blue cajun seasoned steak tips served over mixed field greens, shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and onion. topped with bleu cheese crumbles and served with balsamic vinaigrette    12.99
Southwest Taco Salad grilled blackened chicken, mixed lettuce, black beans, sweet corn, sliced avocado and scallions, topped with pico de gallo and sour cream. served in a crispy tortilla shell with a side of ranch.    11.99
Sesame Chicken grilled sesame encrusted chicken breast over iceberg and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, scallions, crispy wontons and bacon. served with honey mustard dressing.    9.99
Pistachio Encrusted Tuna pan seared tuna encrusted with pistachios, cooked medium-rare, served over mixed greens with wasabi peas, crispy wontons, shaved cucumber and citrus vinaigrette.    13.99
Buffalo Chicken iceberg and romaine lettuce tossed with sweet corn, red onion, carrots and bleu cheese crumbles, topped with buffalo chicken tenders. served with bleu cheese dressing.    9.99


Served With Your Choice Of Fries Or Onion Rings. Substitute Sweet Fries, Waffle Fries Or Side House Salad For $0.99

Tomato Mozzarella Melt (V) vine-ripened tomatoes, grilled eggplant and zucchini smothered in mozzarella cheese on toasted focaccia with fresh arugula, basil pesto and a balsamic reduction    8.99
Tomato Mozzarella Melt add grilled chicken    2.99
Monterey Chicken marinated chicken breast, guacamole, applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and sliced tomato on grilled focaccia with herbed mayo    10.99
Buffalo Chicken tender chicken breast lightly breaded, deep fried and tossed in buffalo sauce, served on a gourmet roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and bleu cheese dressing.    8.99
Blackened Ahi Tuna pan blackened tuna cooked to a medium-rare, served on a gourmet roll with fresh arugula, red onions and wasabi mayonnaise    12.99
Shrimp Po'boy lightly battered shrimp fried to a golden brown and served on a gourmet sub roll with lettuce, tomato and cajun remoulade.    10.99
B.L.T. applewood smoked bacon, crisp lettuce and juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, layered on herb focaccia with mayonnaise.    7.99
B.L.T. add chicken    2.99
Cape Codder crispy beer battered cod fillet served on a gourmet sub roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and a zesty tartar sauce.    9.99
Meatloaf Sandwich our housemade meatloaf topped with sweet bbq sauce, bacon and cheddar cheese, served on a gourmet roll.    9.99
Chicken & Walnut Salad Sandwich tender chicken mixed with dried cranberries, walnuts, sage and a touch of mayonnaise. served on a gourmet sub roll with fresh lettuce and tomato.    9.99
Chicken Parmesan tender chicken breast lightly breaded, deep fried and topped with marinara sauce, provolone and parmesan cheeses, served on a gourmet sub roll.    9.99
Chicken Cobb Sandwich grilled chicken burger topped with havarti cheese, smoked applewood bacon and avocado, served on a grilled gourmet bun.    11.99
Turkey Wrap sliced white turkey, crisp bacon, scallions and havarti cheese, served warm with a side of cranberry chipotle and sour cream.    9.99

Build Your Own $7.99

Choose Cajun Seasoning, BBQ Sauce Or Buffalo Sauce For No Additional Charge.

Turkey Burger   
Vegetable Burger   
Grilled Chicken   

Build Your Own Toppings

American     0.99
Cheddar     0.99
Bleu     0.99
Mozzarella     0.99
Swiss     0.99
Monterey Jack     0.99
Provolone     0.99
Sautéed Onions     0.99
Roasted Red Peppers     0.99
Jalapeños     0.99
Salsa     0.99
Bacon     0.99
Sautéed Mushrooms     0.99
Pineapple     0.99
Guacamole     1.25
Chili     1.25
Avocado     1.25

Signature Burgers

All Burgers Are 100% Angus Sirloin And Served With Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle, Onion And Your Choice Of Fries Or Onion Rings. Substitute Sweet Fries, Waffle Fries Or Side House Salad For $0.99

American* a half pound burger topped with american cheese    8.99
Southwest* swiss cheese, guacamole and applewood smoked bacon.    10.99
Cowboy* bacon, bbq sauce and cheddar cheese.    9.99
Black Jack* cajun seasoning and monterey jack cheese.    8.99
Tex-Mex* topped with chili and cheddar cheese.    9.99
Monstah'* an enormous double burger topped with american cheese    12.99
Maui* teriyaki sauce and pineapple.    8.99
Buffalo* buffalo sauce, bleu cheese and jalapeños.    9.99
Pilgrim a ground turkey burger topped with bacon and monterey jack cheese.    9.99
Farmer's (V) a vegetarian burger topped with smoked mozzarella, peppers, grilled eggplant and zucchini.    11.99

Stuffed Burgers $10.99

Stuffed Bacon & Bleu* a savory burger stuffed with bacon and bleu cheese, then topped with more bleu cheese.  
Stuffed Smoke House* our famous burger stuffed with bacon and cheddar cheese, then topped with bbq sauce and more cheddar cheese.  


Chicken Milanese sautéed chicken breast, broccoli, fresh basil and garlic, tossed with penne in a creamy sun-dried tomato pesto.    14.99
Thai Pasta lo mein noodles, tri-colored peppers, julienne carrots, bok choy and scallions with crushed peanuts.    11.99
Thai Pasta add chicken    2.99
Thai Pasta add shrimp    4.99
Chicken Parmesan lightly breaded chicken breast smothered in marinara with melted provolone and parmesan cheeses over a bed of fettuccine    14.99
Blackened Chicken Alfredo spicy blackened chicken served over fettuccine, tossed with tomatoes and scallions in a garlic parmesan cream sauce.    15.99


White Truffle Mac & Cheese (V) cavatappi pasta in a creamy four cheese sauce, drizzled with white truffle oil and baked with seasoned breadcrumbs.    12.99
White Truffle Mac & Cheese add ground beef or grilled chicken    2.99
Country Chicken Pot Pie tender chunks of roasted chicken simmered with baby carrots, sweet peas and fresh corn in our special sauce, served over mashed potatoes and topped with a flaky pie crust.    13.99
Homestyle Meatloaf two thick slices of our meatloaf made with ground sirloin and a secret blend of herbs and spices. smothered in gravy and served with your choice of two sides    14.99
Burrito Grande your choice of chicken or ground sirloin baked in a flour tortilla with black beans, shredded cheese and pico de gallo, topped more cheese and salsa. served with a side of black beans, mexican rice and sour cream    10.99


Turkey Tips grilled marinated turkey tenderloins glazed with a tangy bbq sauce. served with your choice of two sides.    14.99
Citrus Torched Tuna* ahi tuna coated with a blend of 7-spices, seared rare then drizzled with a sweet citrus soy glaze. served with jasmine rice and asian slaw.    15.99
Fish ‘n Chips beer battered atlantic cod deep fried until golden brown. served with cole slaw, fries and tartar sauce.    13.99
BBQ Steak Tips* grilled marinated tips glazed with bbq sauce and served with your choice of two sides    15.99
Fish ‘n Chips beer battered atlantic cod deep fried until golden brown. served with cole slaw, fries and tartar sauce.    13.99
BBQ Steak Tips* grilled marinated tips glazed with bbq sauce and served with your choice of two sides    15.99
Sesame Salmon* fresh atlantic salmon pan seared with sesame seeds and drizzled with a soy citrus reduction. served with your choice of two sides.    16.99
Triple Play marinated chicken breast, juicy steak tips* and gulf shrimp grilled with hickory smoked bbq sauce. served with your choice of two sides.    21.99
Angry Shrimp Entrée cajun seasoned shrimp grilled on skewers with cherry tomatoes, drizzled with sweet chili sauce and served with your choice of two sides.    17.99
Classic Sirloin* a juicy cut of choice sirloin grilled to your liking, served with choice of two sides.    17.99
Black And Blue Sirloin* our classic sirloin steak dusted with cajun seasoning and topped with bleu cheese. served with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans.    19.99
Sicilian Chicken tender chicken breasts stuffed with crispy pancetta and fresh mozzarella, baked with herb seasoned breadcrumbs and topped with tomato basil sauce. served with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus.    15.99
Seafood Trio fresh atlantic haddock, calamari and rock shrimp lightly battered and deep fried to a golden brown. served with french fries, cole slaw, tartar sauce and hot cherry peppers.    16.99

Sides $3.99 Each.

Green Beans    
Sautéed Broccoli    
Sweet Corn   
French Fries    
Waffle Fries    
Sweet Fries   
Onion Rings    
Cole Slaw   
Black Beans    
Jasmine Rice    
Mexican Rice   
Garlic Mashed Potatoes    
Tater Tots   

Desserts $6.99

Chocolate Lava Divine rich chocolate cake with a warm, velvety center, served with vanilla ice cream and topped with hot fudge.  
Fried Snickers two snickers bars wrapped in a crispy shell, deep fried and topped with chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream  
Stuffed PB&j thick cut brioche bread stuffed with peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow, dusted with powdered sugar and fried to a golden brown. topped with raspberry sauce  
Fried Apple Cheesecake crispy fried pastry filled with cinnamon glazed apples and cream cheese, tossed in cinnamon sugar and served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce  


Soft Drinks free refills    2.50
Coffee, Decaf Or Tea     2.50
Milk     1.95
IBC Rootbeer     3.00
Red Bull     4.00
Red Bull Sugar-Free     4.00
Juices orange, cranberry, apple, grapefruit, pineapple    2.50
Bottled Water panna or san pellegrino    (16.9oz) 3.00 lt 4.50

Award-Winning Brunch Buffet

Available Until 2:30pm. All You Can Eat Featuring A Rotating Menu Of The Following Items:

Chef's Carving Station roasted turkey, prime rib, ham, roasted pork loin (chef's choice weekly)  
Chef's Omelette Station create your own omelette (delivered to your table)  

Breakfast Favorites

Scrambled Eggs   
Egg Benedict   
Breakfast Sausage   
Applewood Smoked Bacon   
Specialty Eggs   
Hash Brown Smoked Bacon   
Home Fries   
Apple Crepes   
Belgian Waffles   
French Toast   
Buttermilk Pancakes   
Assorted Breads & Cereals   


Apple & Goat Cheese   
Penne Pesto   
Feta & Avocado   
Mixed Greens   

Seasonal Fruits & Yogurt

Hawaiian Pineapple   
Fresh Strawberries   
Red Grapes   
Vanilla Yogurt   
Strawberry Yogurt   

Lunch Items

Blackened Salmon with fruit salsa  
Spicy Sausage & Peppers   
Sesame Teriyaki Wings   
Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes   
Mac & Cheese   
Roasted Dill Potatoes   
Blackened Chicken Pasta   
Spicy Salmon with mushroom ragout  
Chipotle Chicken Pasta   
Philly Rolls   
Jamaican Jerk Wings   
Italian Sausage Pasta   
Broccoli Au Gratin   
Garlic Green Beans   
Fried Plantains   
Baked Cod with dill hollandaise  


Raspberry Chocolate Torte   
Vanilla Cheesecake   
Snickers Chaos Pie   
Lemon Layer Cake   
Mini Éclairs   
Caramel Apple Pie   
Assorted Danish   
Miniature Cheesecakes   
Assorted Muffins   
Fudge Brownies   

Build Your Own Sundae Bar

Vanilla, Chocolate And Strawberry Ice Cream   
Hot Fudge & Warm Caramel Sauce   
Variety Of Toppings   

Draught Beers

Available In Regular, Large & Pitchers Ask Your Bartender Or Server For Our Additional Specialty Draught Selection

Bud Light   
Blue Moon   
Cape Ann Fisherman's Brew   
Dogfish Head 60 Minute Ipa   
Drifter Pale Ale   
Goose Island Honker Ale   
Harpoon Ipa   
Harpoon Seasonal   
Kona Pipeline Porter   
Long Trail Double Bag   
Magic Hat #9   
Miller Lite   
Rapscallion Honey   
Sam Adams   
Sam Adams Seasonal   
Seadog Blueberry   
Smuttynose Seasonal   
Stella Artois   

Bottle Beers

Amstel Light   
Bud Light   
Coors Light   
Corona Light   
Heineken Light   
Magners 20 Oz.   
Michelob Ultra   
Miller Lite   
Miller High Life   
Red Stripe   
Sam Adams Light   
Smirnoff Ice   

Specialty Bottles

Allagash White Ale portland, me. an american interpretation of a classic belgian wit bier with notes of coriander and hints of citrus.    6.50
Brooklyn Lager brooklyn, ny. a dry hopped viennese style lager with pronounced malts and floral hops.    5.50
Lagunitas Pils petaluma, ca. a slightly hopped czech style pilsner with a malty sweetness and a dry crisp finish.    5.50
Rogue Dead Guy Ale newport, or. a german style maibock with a hoppy almost bitter start and a sweet malty finish.    6.50
Chimay Grand Reserve belgium. a belgian strong ale brewed by trappist monks, this beer has a complex flavor with pronounced yeast, fruit and caramel throughout.    10.00
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse germany. a great example of a classic german hef, this brew starts with the sweetness of banana and finishes with the spiciness of cloves.    8.00
Abita Purple Haze abita springs, la. an american wheat beer that has raspberry puree added after filtration which gives this brew a refreshing and tart taste.    5.50
Ithaca Apricot Wheat ithaca, ny. the apricots added to this american wheat beer give it a sweet and fruity finish.    5.50
Cisco Whale's Tale Pale Ale nantucket, ma. an amber english style ale that has a nice balance between hops and malt. it is the most popular and versatile of the cisco beers.    6.00

"Winter In New England"

Sample Some Of Our Favorite Winter Draughts From Ma And Local States

Gritty Mcduffs Christmas Ale   
Harpoon Winter Warmer   
Wachusette Winter   
Magic Hat Howl   

"In Da Hood"

Try Some Of Our Favorite Local Brews

Cape Ann Fishermans Brew   
Opa Opa Raspberry Wheat   
Cbc Tall Tale Pale Ale   
Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet Black IPA   

"Its Dark Beer Time"

Dark & Full Of Flavor

BBC Coffee House Porter   
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout   
Youngs Double Chocolate Stout   

Seasonal Sangria

Sugar Plum our twist on traditional red sangria syrah, plum puree, spiced rum, brandy, fresh citrus with cinnamon and nutmeg simple syrup   gl 7.00 pt 30.00

Fruit Beer & Cider

Light Fruits Notes, Crisp, Refreshing

Woodchuck Amber ME   
Magic Hat #9 VT   
Seadog Blueberry ME   

Light Lagers

Low Calorie, Crisp, Refreshing

Miller Lite WI   
Bud Light MO   

Pale Lagers

Clean, Dry, Refreshing

Budweiser MO   
Pabst Blue Ribbon WI   


Crisp, Dry, Hop Bite

Stella Artois Bel   
Victory Prima Pils PA   


Citrus, Coriander, Banana, Clove

Opa Opa Raspberry MA   
Blue Moon CO   
Hoegaarden Bel   
South Hampton Dbl White NY   
Paulaner Hefe GER   
Franziskaner Dunkle Ger   

Farmhouse & Saison

Yeasty, Medium Bitterness, Dry

Pretty Things Jack Dor MA   


Rich, Malts & Hops

Goose Island Honkers IL   
Gritty Mc Duffs Christmas VT #   

Pale Ales

Balanced Malts & Hops, Floral, Smooth

Bass Ale Eng   
Drifter Pale Ale OR   
Rapscallion Honey MA   
Cbc Tall Tale MA   

Amber Lager

Subtle Caramel, Balanced, Crisp

Cape Ann Fishermans Brew MA   
Sam Adams Lager MA   
Troegs Hopback Amber PA   

Dark Lager, Bocks

Malty, Sweet, Toasted

Magic Hat Howl VT #   
Sam Adams Winter MA #   
Weihenstephaner Korbinian Ger   

Winter Warmers

Spiced, Roasted Malt, Caramel

Harpoon Winter Warmer MA #   
Avery Old Jubilation CO #   

Brown Ales

Melted, Roasted, Nutty

Six Point Brownstone NY   
Long Trail Double Bag VT   
Dogfish Head Indian Brown DE   

India Pale Ales

Hop Bitterness, Citrus, Pine Notes

Harpoon Ipa MA   
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA MD   
Clipper City IPA MA   
Crown Shoes Black   
Sierra Nevada Celebration CA #   

Scottish Ale, Dubbel

Bold, Flavorful, Full Bodied

Wachusett Winter Ale MA #   
Oskar Blues Old Chub CA   
Smuttynose Winter Ale MA #   
Ommegang Abbey NY   

Porters, Stouts

Rich, Chocolate, Coffee. Ask About Our "One & Done" Line. * Vegetarian Options. # Are Winter Selections

Kona Pipeline Porter HI   
Bbc Coffeehouse Porter Nitro MA   
Guinness IRE   
Youngs Dbl Chocolate Stout ENG   
Ipswich Oatmeal Stout MA   


Tavern in the Square
161 Brighton Ave
Btwn Harvard & Parkvale Ave
(617) 782-8100
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