Spork Rating: 4
- Neighborhood: Fort Point/Waterfront
- Cuisine: American
- Price: Affordable to Splurge Appetizers $6-14, entrees $22-24
- Hours: Daily 5pm – 12am or later.
- Reservations: Yes, via phone and OpenTable.
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids
This Fort Point kid-friendly restaurant gem is the brainchild of brothers Louis and Michael DiBiccari, named for the road near Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts where their artist uncles kept a studio in the 1950’s. Big, open, art-filled and airy, with a refined yet industrial-feeling, Tavern Road’s vibe fits in well with the surrounding neighborhood and boasts a lively bar scene fueled by hand crafted, unique and delicious cocktails. A perfect choice for dinner after a visit to the Children’s Museum just across the street, Tavern Road also offers a late night menu (perfect for night owls), which is also served up as a great midday take away option at Tavern Road’s adjoining lunch counter, TR Street Foods.
Great. The entire staff is exceptionally friendly and eager to help at this Fort Point kid-friendly restaurant. Crayons and coloring sheets appear, wait staff is friendly and accommodating, and everyone offers welcoming smiles and a helping hand for families.
The menu focuses mainly on a la carte selections for “entrees” and “roasts”, some smaller “plates” as starters, and few tasty “lil’ snacks”. All items can be complemented by a selection of sides–some rotating with the seasons, and others as mainstays. The creative “Drinks” menu at Tavern Road offers inventive and delicious cocktails that are not to be missed (we love the Guns and Rosemary). Menu favorites include:
- Flatiron steak
- White sweet potato gnocchi (officially a side, but available in a larger portion)
- Fried chickpea bites
There’s no kid’s menu at Tavern Road, but just ask your server for available options, which sometimes change based on the ingredients in the kitchen. There’s usually a pasta option, a small burger, and others. Some sides are also fit for the younger set.
- Boston Children’s Museum
- Boston Fire Museum
- Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
- Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA)
- Easy entrance/access for strollers
- Stroller storage
- High chairs
- T accessible
- T accessible from South Station’s Red and Silver lines
- There’s a decent amount of metered parking in the neighborhood, but depending on the time of day it can be tough to find an open spot
- Multiple parking lots are available within a 2 block radius, including one right next door