Tapastre

4.5
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201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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About

At Tapastre we offer an ever-changing selection of 22 different craft beers on tap, and a varied selection of bottled brews for you to enjoy in our casual, lounge-like atmosphere. Our seasonally updated all-day menu serves up selections of tapas to please everyone's taste. In addition to our tapas items you'll find traditional fare; soup, salad, sandwiches and burgers to give our guests additional options. We also offer a variety of wines by the glass or bottle and a premium selection of craft cocktails and classic favorites.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Bar is open 11:30am-10:00pm, Tues-Thurs; and till close Fri-Sat
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Phone number
(908) 526-0505
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Carlton Greenawalt
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Cross Street
Bridge Street
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Parking Details
Small private lot attached to building. We are directly next to municipal lot #6, and there is limited street parking available.
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Public Transit
Somerville train station is two blocks away.
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Special Events & Promotions
Craft Beer/Tapas Pairing Dinners
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Takeout, Wine
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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place was actually pretty good. It’s a combination of pub fare and pretty imaginative tapas. We thoroughly enjoyed the food.

s
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was slow, food was eh! We were a little disappointed based on other similar places we had visited.

JF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great burger! Must try the bacon deliciousness! Great beer selection. My kind of place.

XY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food; fresh tasty and good variety ... great local environment ... very friendly and fun !

SN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great drinks and delicious tapas, one of my favorite spots.

v
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food. Though the concept of TAPAS gets diluted when you have a parallel bar menu. Staff is great. nice ambience too, but stick to tapas.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tapastre. Great drinks, great food, great place!

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Tapastre and I already can't wait to go back. Service is great - food is AMAZING. Everything we had was wonderful. Highly recommend.

J
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place for a casual dinner with friends. The cheesesteak got high Mars from my husband and our Fruend. Calamari was yummy and the chicken wrap was fresh and delicious. Will be back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, as usual!

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service from start to finish.

JW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely save room for dessert - the madelines and brownies are amazing!!

PL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice place with a wide selection of beers including gluten free beers for those who have a gluten allergy.

KC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapastre offers a great atmosphere along with a creative menu.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent, service was great! My only issue is that we could not have happy hour at the table we reserved. So if you’re going there for happy hour, you have to request a bar table reservation or sit at the bar. This was disappointing since I wasn’t aware I had to do that until I spoke with the manager there.

C
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Was looking for a tapas place specifically for a quick bite before a movie. Googled and found this place. It was an excellent choice food-wise! The service was great! Our service happened to be dressed as a chicken for Halloween, but that wasn't a problem! He was super friendly and helpful and make excellent recommendations. Beer selection was good too! The decor is a little dark and old feeling, but the food more than made up for it! I'd definitely go back again!

GH
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Tapastre every time I come here! It has such a unique vibe, GREAT food, and GREAT drinks!!

GK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Two of us shared 3 small plates of delicious food. Attentive service.

s
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here many times and it is always good. The small plates are the best.

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was amazing and my guests from out of town were very happy! I come here for the happy hour but on a rainy weekend night, a cozy place like this really hits the spot.

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’d highly advise you giving this place a shot, the food is exceptional and the servers are helpful and easy to talk to. I didn’t have any drinks but I certainly will next time I come through. TRY THE BLACK TRUFFLE PIZZA IT IS THE FOOD OF THE GODS.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was great. He gave us good suggestions about how many items to order. We felt there was not enough wait staff. He was taking care of too many tables. It took too long to get rounds of drinks and the last part or our food order.

E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good beer/wine selection. Shared tapas with our group. The server was helpful in suggesting from the menu

TK
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their small plates. Lots of choices Special cocktails are wonderful.

w
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiter Colin was awesome - specialty drinks were very good. Good crowd and friendly vibe. Not impressed with the food selection - not a "food destination". Thin crust pizza was greasy - maybe they fry the crust?

DL
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Went to Tapastre prior to a "movie date night" for a quick bite and drinks. It was my first time to the restaurant. We had reservations for 2 and were seated 10 mins early which was nice. Staff was courteous and professional. I was a bit disappointed that our table was just a hightop next to the bar right in the path of traffic. Our waiter was wonderful and friendly though the specials were a bit sparse for a Friday night. Drinks were wonderful and kudos to the bartenders...probably the best part of the night. We ordered 2 small plates and a pizza...which wasn't pizza. Pizza has a dough crust (preferably thin) this was a tortilla shell with stuff on it. Rather disappointing since good thin crust is quick and easy and bakes fast. Scallops were just okay, they could have been seared a bit more. Barely any caramelizing on the outside and low on flavor overall. Short ribs were very good but would have been out of this world paired with a crusty slice of bread and a bit more sauce. Overall it was just good. Also the basement/ground floor level decor was a bit dated and I've never been a big fan of carpet in bars, especially in basement bars. It felt like a basement, with okay lighting and an odd color palette. Clientele was the 55+ plus crowd and the bar had that vibe overall.

TF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to meet up on a first date. The bartenders were friendly and extremely helpful and attentive. The food was excellent.

e
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, tasty food. They had a taco pizza on special that day, and we all loved. I keep dreaming about it. Nice, thin, crispy crust. We sat on the patio and the weather was perfect. It felt divine. Definitely want to go back here again! Good tapas!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was fun and very good. We had a great meal and I would gladly go again.

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great meal, food quality is always excellent and service was good for a busy kitchen and night. They had a full collection of beer which was a plus! Sometimes you come here towards week’s end and many of the kegs have been kicked.

JD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and drink selection is great, make sure to check tap listing frequently as offerings change frequently. Cheddar ipa soup was fantastic, wished it was bigger on a cold April afternoon. Space is somewhat cramped, and if full, can be a negative.

BC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. The wait staff was friendly, energetic, animated and very attentive. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was fun and lively but not too loud that you could not have a conversation with the people you were dining with. The portions were perfect and we felt pampered.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have already recommended it to friends. It was hip without being over the top and snobby, like so many places are now a days. Everything was delicious and we left stuffed.

JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Great beer on tap selection. Food- nothing special. Always annoyed at full price refill charges for ice tea. Won’t be back

MW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great service, great food good drink choices. A favorite!

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beer, service and not too loud on a weeknight. You can’t beat that.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Black Truffle Pizza was amazing! Get one of the pizzas because they use tortilla in the crust

T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I haven't been here in awhile and it was such a treat. We came on a Thursday evening (tail end of HH) and it was not too loud and pleasant. The service was top notch and the cocktails, beer and food were all consistently good (their simple side salad is excellent!)

MW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Some items were good, others were not. Nothing was memorable.
The restaurant itself could use an updating. Furniture is cheap and the decor kind of looks cheap 70s lounge-ish.
Service was pretty slow. Probably will not return.

g
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great.
Met the owner and checked out his other business, Project P.U.B, next door.

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