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!


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!

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!

A Shout Out To Our Top-Selling German Beer: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier!


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We would love to give a shout out to our top-selling German beer, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier! As the oldest brewery in the world, they continue to create some of the best and most popular beers around. This Bavarian style draft continues to impress guests at Menotomy Grill & Tavern week after week. The brewery, established in 1040, has continuously produced many stellar beers, and has been doing it for nearly 1,000 years! Stop by and enjoy the classic Weihenstephaner today!
“Our golden-yellow wheat beer, with its fine-poured white foam, smells of cloves and impresses consumers with its refreshing banana flavor. It is full bodied and with a smooth yeast taste. To be enjoyed at any time, goes excellently with fish and seafood, with spicy cheese and especially with the traditional Bavarian veal sausage. Brewed according to our centuries-old brewing tradition on the Weihenstephan hill.” – (