Tavern in the Square - Cranston

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$30 and under
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American

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Tavern in the Square Cranston is located at Garden City Center. Tavern Cranston features an open floor plan along with a 60 seat bar. 50 beers on draft and a scratch kitchen featuring a wood burning pizza oven. If your a sports, we have you covered with 13 big screen TV's.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This has a sports bar vibe if you are facing the bar area, but if not , it’s a comfortable, casual restaurant. The booths were roomy, menu and beer options extensive, service very attentive, and food delivered quickly!

P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch several times with office staff. All were happy with the quality of food, service and location of restaurant.

DK
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Sophia was amazing!!!! We r going back this Sun and already requested her again

JL
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had excellent service and the food was great! The temperature was uncomfortably cold unfortunately which put a bit of a damper on the evening.

CB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Our first time there....likely our last. Loved the atmosphere..my wife ordered the burger with a sunny side up egg, told our server 5 times to be sure that the egg had a runny yolk or it would be going straight back to the kitchen. Our server reassured her that it would be just as wished it to be....surprise....no runny yolk! That egg was hard fried...the yolk had been broken and was completely dry....to add insult to injury the entire plate of food was stone cold. Our server was nowhere to be found...after a 8 minute wait I finally had to get up and go in search of her...wow.

My wife and I both have decades of food service experience between us and this was a total failure from start to finish...

SY
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made 2 reservations because i was having a celebration and needed to reserve multiple tables. The manager was very accommodating even though I didn’t have a complete head count. In the end the food was delicious the service was fantastic and it was all in all an amazing place. I would absolutely recommend this place to everyone!

Thank you for making my celebration a success!!!

DS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pulled pork sandwich is so delicious- I’ve had it the last three times that I’ve been to Tavern in the Square. I’ll be back!

DK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This was my second time doing Sunday brunch at Tavern In the Square. The food was amazing and I have no complaints about that. However, my two friends and I experienced some of the worst service ever. Our waiter was a little sarcastic right off the bat but I didn’t think anything of it at first. Then he rushed us during our entire visit. I’ve never felt so rushed in a restaurant in my entire life. I really didn’t appreciate being rushed when one of my best friends who I haven’t seen in two months drove 40 minutes to have brunch here. The waiter was constantly asking if we were done, trying to take our plates away, giving us the check while we were still eating, trying to take the check multiple times when we hadn’t even touched it, asking if we needed anything too many times, and asking if we wanted dessert when we clearly didn’t because it’s a BUFFET. He was already giving us the check before we even decided if we wanted to go back to the buffet for seconds (we ended up not going for seconds). After spending about $65 and giving him a 20% tip in addition to that, we did not appreciate being rushed out in such a rude manner. After he took the check, we wished we could have taken back some of our decent tip because of the way we were treated especially after he had already taken our tip. There were not any people waiting to be seated and it was consistently busy while we were there. There was no reason to rush us out like that other than him being greedy. It was truly appalling and I cannot understand how he has a job.

Overall, we loved the food but I’m not sure if we’ll come back after the horrific service. Maybe we would come back and request not to be seated in his section (which would be nearly impossible to actually do when making a reservation online and when the restaurant is so busy for brunch). I think I’ll stick with other local breakfast restaurants with great service and better prices.

CD
New England
246 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have dined at Tavern in the Square many, many times and were thrilled with it. This is the very first time that we were somewhat disappointed in the brunch buffet. It is basically due to the new set up. There were 5 adults in our party and we never really sat together simply because we waited in a long line for every course or for something we forgot to get initially. This NEVER happened with the previous set up since it was easy to just pop in to a section and get what we needed. It seemed like we ate cold food as compared to the past. I was not the only diner who expressed these feelings based upon the discussions between other diners as we all waited patiently in line, even when we did not want bread, fruit, or salad at that point in our eating experience. Please, management, rethink this set up. We have recommended this venue so often to so many of our friends and extended family and now, we are finding that to be a bit uncomfortable due to our experience this past Sunday, February 23rd.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great Menu and Gluten Free Options

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Salmon wAs undercooked

DG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a Girls Night out I felt the table was a bit tight for the group. The server did a good job, but I wish she had a bit more personality, The food was great.

GA
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seating exactly as requested through Open Table.. Our waitress was fabulous! Great service!

SH
New England
37 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good but a little pricey. Our waitress, Kayla, was excellent.

DD
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch is excellent! We all loved it.. will be back for more, soon!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. I would definitely go again!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

L
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Great atmosphere. Love how water comes in different liquor bottles.

M
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good, drinks were good, but the bartenders seemed a bit overwhelmed. We went in around 4:45pm and it really wasn’t busy. Had some apps, and wasn’t asked if we were all set by our original server for a main course. Spent an hour there, which could have been longer, finished our apps(only), then left.

NL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the mac n cheese! So tasty! The service was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere toob

H
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This place has a BARRY interesting menu that I am happy with. Many people think limited menu but I always find something I like! I do wish they’d bring back the best Cobb salad!!!

KS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have been to the buffet on a Sunday many of times. However, this Sunday was not very enjoyable. The buffet was set up in one long line instead two lines, One for breakfast items and one for brunch right now. This caused a much longer wait time. Also only two people were working the omelette station. The restaurant was packed and it took over 25 minutes for the omelette to make it to our table and out of the three omelettes that we ordered two were wrong. It seemed as though there were too many people dining and not enough food or service people on.

NS
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would definately go back!

BP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Waitress served a beer glass with a chip in it. She pointed it out to me so I could have avoid it!!! Beer glass should never be served with a chip in it. This is picky but she also reached across the table when clearing the table to ask my adult daughter to hand her her silverware when clearing the table . It won’t prevent me from coming back but the chipped beer glass was unacceptable

OT
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a business lunch there yesterday. Staff was friendly and efficient. Space was larger than I thought it would be looking at it from the outside. Menu had plenty of options. We both had the steak and avocado salad which I found to be tasty. I’d definitely add it to the rotation of places to go in the area.

LB
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and my husband’s birthday was successful

RG
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Noisy place, but full of TVs and large portions. The beer menu was vast and the server was knowledgeable. Tasty food, mac and cheese was wicked huge, could have been smaller, I can only imagine how many calories was in that one...Very loud place that quieted down after 9 p.m.

DD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to the Brunch several times now, It's a family favorite!!

CA
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We were seated right away, which was great. The food was ok, nothing terrible, but the waitress was awful, not very pleasant and tried taking our food away without asking if we were finished. Staff needs better training.

DL
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I ordered the fish and chips. It was perfectly cooked! Crispy and hot! The fish was moist, and the chips and sides were delicious.

DK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for meeting up with friends. Had a late lunch with friends. The waiter did not rush us. Service and food were great.

LM
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was my first time at your establishment, & the experience was very good. I hope to visit again.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went there for the Sunday brunch. There was a wide variety of different offerings. Everything we had was well prepared and fresh. Service was really good as well although the place was a bit loud. Would definitely return and recommend!

HK
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. I will be back. I will recommend the brunch to my friends and family.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks

JO
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely accommodating!! Food was very well presented and really fresh!

BD
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We made a whole dinner just ordering the appetizers! Highly recommend the sampler!

B
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for the first time yesterday for the brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the assortment and deliciousness of all the food. We will definitely go back.....price was also great!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

already recommended the brunch to several people. plan to come back in a bigger group. our waiter Marc was exceptional and so was the whole brunch, our first time at that brunch, didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised!