There’s a revolution in the neighborhood!

Eat, drink, and kick back at the Menotomy Grill & Tavern


This spacious and comfortable restaurant, located on the border between Arlington and North Cambridge, offers the unbeatable combination of hip urban décor, tavern fare updated with a hint of big city sophistication, and a respectful nod to the neighborhood’s pre-Revolutionary War history.

Question most asked by diners: What the heck is Menotomy ?

Answer: The name given to Arlington by Native Americans when the village was established back in 1635 (it means “swift running water”)

The Food

Chef Mark Thompson brings a hint of sophistication to our extensive menu of modern tavern fare.
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The Music

Regional and nationally renowned musicians jam in the Menotomy lounge every Thursday evening from 9:30 p.m.
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Phantom Gourmet Approved!


Three Members Of Our Exceptional Staff!

Rachael Dixon, Ali Nemser & Brianna Dee! (Left to right)

Rachael Dixon, Ali Nemser & Brianna Dee! (Left to right)

Here are three of our many friendly & amazing waitstaff! Stop by Menotomy today and enjoy drinks, dinner or both with one of these hard working girls!

Shrimp & Oyster Bar On Our Patio Every Other Thursday!

Because of the success of our outdoor shrimp and oyster bar for our two-year anniversary, we are going to continue the same feature on our patio every other Thursday night. Thursday, July 30 will be our next shrimp and oyster event. Come join us with family and friends on our patio and enjoy delicious seafood with us! We look forward to seeing you!




Our Executive Chef Mark Thompson is Boston Chefs Approved!


(chef Mark Thompson (left) with managing partner Billy Lyons)

(photo credit: The Boston Globe’s Suzanne Kreiter)


Our talented chef, Mark Thompson, continuously creates delicious and extraordinary dishes on a daily basis. He deserves a tremendous amount of credit for Menotomy Grill’s excellent food, menu and design. Boston Chefs describes Mark as being “known for his creative use of seasonal ingredients and daily specials.” Formerly a chef at Stoddards in Boston, and Chez Henri in Cambridge, Mark has excelled in food and menu design. “Thompson developed the (Menotomy) menu with an understanding of the local community, creating the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. His cuisine reflects a great technical understanding of fine dining, meshed with tinges of ethnic eclecticism, and plated for an edge-of-the-city audience.” (-Boston Chefs) Please stop by Menotomy Grill today and enjoy one of his many incredible dishes!