The Tavern in the Square adds to The Point


Mahi Kandage

The Tavern in the Square opened at the Point, a new plaza in Littleton, MA in November of 2016. The upscale, yet relaxed dining space is perfect for anything from a casual brunch to a corporate event or birthday dinner.  

The Tavern is known for its American fare, uses only the freshest, locally-grown, high quality ingredients, and everything is made in their scratch kitchen by the expert chefs. The menu also features plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options.

The restaurant itself is extremely spacious with an open-concept design. The 9,500 square foot area comprises an elevated dining area on the left of the entrance, with a large bar area on the right. Outside, a heated patio with its own outdoor bar is utilized in the warm weather.

Twenty-three flat screen televisions complete the look of the interior, strategically placed, as the Tavern is a popular place to get together with friends and watch a game.

The extensive menu has starters, soups, salads, pizzas, square meals, burgers, sandwiches, sides, and desserts to choose from. I ordered a plate of nachos from the starters which were expensive, especially for starters. They were $12.99, but there were many extra toppings which costed two to three dollars each. However, the portion size of the nachos was extremely large. The nachos were made skillfully and looked appealing. The attractive appearance of the plate was backed up by perfectly crispy nachos. melted cheese and juicy chicken.

Although all the flavors worked together delightfully, I felt the meal was not quite worth the price, as the proportions were too large to finish all at once. It also did not make good leftovers, so I did not feel the dish was worth paying for. It definitely would be, if both the portions and price was decreased.

A quinoa burger is an excellent option for any vegetarian, as it is flavorful and can also be ordered gluten-free. All burgers are served with a side of french fries, tater tots, or onion rings, which complement the dish wonderfully.

Although the dining area is slightly upscale, the rustic feel allows for casual-dressy attire. The Tavern in the Square may not be ideal for teenagers because of the rather high-priced menu. Most dishes are not under $10, and including a tip, the total can be a burden on a high school student’s wallet. However, The Tavern is perfect for an occasional get-together with both friends and family.

The waitstaff were all very friendly, but the food took a little over twenty minutes to arrive after placing an order, so The Tavern may not be the place to go if you are in a time crunch. I would give The Tavern in the Square an 8/10 overall for its great service and pleasing atmosphere, but taking into account the price and quantity of the food.