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!


Toni Lynn Washington Live At Menotomy!



Stop by Menotomy tonight for some great live music. This show is one you won’t want to miss. Toni Lynn Washington, a 9-time Blues Music Awards nominee will hit the Menotomy stage at 9:30 p.m. Check out our Live Music page for more information on Toni Lynn or upcoming live music!

Live Music: Thursday, September 10, 2015 – KBMG!

KBMG are an energetic, serious, thought provoking, up-lifting and fun veteran folk rock band that have recorded and performed with the most successful (critical and chart-topping) names in rock, folk and country music. They have played with incredible musicians including Paul McCartney, Fairport Convention, Simon and Garfunkel, George Harrison, Roseanne Cash, Julian Lennon, Billy Joel, Elton John, Richard Thompson, Jimmy Page, Nick Drake, Jethro Tull, and many more. Led by timeless songwriter Dan King, KBMG generate a musical engine that can scream and purr with a dynamic range of song and lyric. These four gentlemen have seen the bars, coffee-houses, clubs, stadiums, fairs, top studio sessions and theaters over their extensive careers in the music business. They continue to be in demand for live and recording studio musicians today. David Brown’s ten year stint in the 80’s, during Billy Joel’s prime, brought him around the globe many times over, a wall of gold and platinum and the experience of being in the top Billboard recording group for the decade. Dave Mattacks has a discography that reads like a ‘who’s-who’ of folk, rock and pop. Mattacks continues to enjoy accolades with Fairport Convention (Fairport’s Liege and Lief-voted greatest folk rock album ever), which only solidifies his already legendary status. He also currently continues to tour in the drum seat with Roseanne Cash and many others. It’s safe to say that bassist Wolf Ginandes’ status around Boston has been elevated to Guru. Ginandes is the master of groove and feel for KBMG. With a deep knowledge of how things work, Ginandes is also an expert guitar and bass maker, and restorer with over 20 years experience at the Berklee Musical Instruments service center. Bringing all this talent together is master singer/songwriter Dan King, who became friends with these legendary, professional musicians after working with them on his many solo and live albums. The chemistry worked and King’s songs won their hearts. They saw his music as something special and worth standing behind as personified in their releases Blue Sky Sundown, Western Color and Light City Live. Their recordings and live experiences have grown into a relationship that Mattacks describes as “not just four great musicians playing together, but a real band with a strong and moving sound.” Come check them out, and as always, no cover!

We Will Be Featuring Our Shrimp & Oyster Bar Every Thursday!

We will now be featuring our shrimp & oyster bar on our patio every Thursday night from 6-8 p.m.! Stop by and visit Tom “TC” Cotter on our patio every Thursday night for delicious featured seafood!




Chronicle Approved!


We would like to thank Chronicle for featuring us! Their segment highlighted a dream come true for managing partner, Billy Lyons and the creative and delicious food from our executive chef, Mark Thompson! Stop by Menotomy to try some of his incredible dishes! Chronicle can be seen weeknights at 7:30 p.m. on ABC (channel 5).

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!