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Tavern on 28, Andover, MA

Tavern on 28

4.3
4.3
12 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Searching for the perfect lunch, dinner or cocktail? Go local when you dine at Tavern On 28, formerly Town Market Andover, known for being one of the best restaurants in Andover, MA. At our local, family-owned eatery, we offer fresh foods for every meal. Whether you are heading to work or looking for an easy and delicious dinner for your family, you are sure to find something to tempt your taste buds at our family friendly restaurant with a cozy fireplace! Join our inviting bar with great cocktails, wide selection of wine and beer or to catch a sporting event!

Our family-owned restaurant proudly stocks fresh farm products from some of the top local sources. And, all of our foods are made here to order, in-house. When you dine with us, you can trust that you are consuming fresh, locally sourced, tasty meals!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dessert, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Smoothie/Acai Bowls Tue, Wed 11:00 am–4:30 pm Smoothies/Acai Bowls Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (978) 409-2328
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Brent Sparks
  • Area
    Andover
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 12 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

12 Reviews
  1. JenniferR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After hearing so many great things about your establishment, we decided to go there for our girls brunch - no one was disappointed and everyone said they would be back. This made me so happy because at Christmas time, i came up to get my son a GC and left my phone behind. Your crew was honest and tried to get in touch with me. I went back for it and vowed to come back myself and tell as many people about your integrity - I’ll be back as will 6 of my friends!

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  2. JH2018

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Arancini, burger and bread pudding were amazing.

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  3. SamanthaS

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Jocelyn was lovely, seated promptly. Drinks took a bit but my blackberry mule was tasty, app came quickly, food took > 35 min we waited. It arrived cold. The short rib was tasty by the surface dry/cold as it had been evidently sitting out, it was also over salted. Fettuccine was tough to eat, the sauce was aggressive and bitterly sour, had not been simmered enough or prepared correctly, was doused in salt, making it difficult to tolerate, lips and mouth burning. The pasta was cooked ok. The Valentine’s Day menu was confusing because it did not specify that it was a pre fixe menu, nor were there any prices on it, so we were disheartened to learn that we couldn’t order certain things off of it. we asked our server if we could simply just order the meal off of it that appealed to us greatly, and she said no. I find that strange, and not to make any sense as it is being prepared in the kitchen anyway. There were also a number of grammatical and spelling errors on the Valentine’s Day menu. I heard other patrons asking about it, and it sounds like the wait staff had a difficult time explaining to them how it worked, and patrons continued to ask if they could simply order individual items off of it, being told no. All in all it was not a terrible experience, but the vibe is such that a little work needs to be done, the waitstaff seems quite young, it appears that they are perhaps new at this, and I’m assuming there’s an understaffing issue. I hope that chefs and kitchen staff can fix how the Pomodoro sauce is done and pay a little more attention to ingredients, heating, timing, etc. Thank you everyone for your work.

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  4. AndrewF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to give them a higher rating. This could be my new brunch spot. The food is outstanding and I want them to succeed, but a little time, money, and focus on service is needed. To be fair, the servers appear young, inexperienced, and spread too thin. This I put on management. I hope that they are willing to invest more in the staff. To me, that will make or break them. Food: love their brunch Eggs Benedict, done right with real Hollandaise. at their Valentines Day dinner, the arancini and the beet salad were fantastic. Service: Unfortunately the Valentines day dinner was a flop. We were there for 2 hours - even after asking for dessert to go. Our server appeared to be doubling as the bartender and he left us unattended for 20 - 30 minute stretched. The courses were out of order and bunched together. For the main course, my wife's cod was cold. My steak was salted to death, I had to leave 2/3rds on the plate. The desserts were OK at best. A few things added insult to injury. several people rotated in and out around us. The owner even sat down to schmooze with the people behind us - and felt no need to attend to us as our waiter apologized over and over to us and his other tables. The last question on this review asks "Would you recommend Tavern on 28 to a friend?" I would say not yet. But I hope to in the future.

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  5. RayL

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A nice restaurant and food was excellent and value was good. We will be back for sure and Jocyln our server was very friendly.

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  6. CharlesG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy location to get to. Beautiful space that is warm and inviting. Nice bar area. Waitress was very attentive and made good recommendations. Drinks were well made, (espresso martini)not too weak/strong. We started with arancini app which was a pleasant surprise. The burger was great! Salmon with spaghetti squash was good not great; however, I would order again. Ended the night with bourbon bread pudding. It was warm and flavorful. Only thing it was lacking was a bourbon glaze sauce that would have pushed it over the top. Overall, a great experience and really good food. I would recommend Tavern on 28 ten times out of ten over the food at Autograph in Andover.

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  7. TomF

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered the meatballs for an app; delicious! Great atmosphere and easy to get to.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent, smoked old fashioned was fire, food was delicious and served at a perfect pace between courses. Tried the arancini and corn dip appetizers, prosciutto, fig and smoked goat cheese and peso flat breads, plus two of the bowls. Great flavors on the flatbreads and generous portions on the bowls. Cheesecake flight was tasty and shareable. Will be back!

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  9. sandim

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the first time last night with friends. Our waiter was great, and the food was amazing, from appetizers to dessert. We will definitely be returning

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  10. MichaelA

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service! We loved their salads - so fresh! For our entres, the short rib over risotto and the pan seared scallop dishes were fantastic!

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  11. DavidB

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Friday evening and, contrary to another review, did have table service. Our server was attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. We've been there several times since they went to being a full-service restaurant, and the food has been reliably good each time, though not spectacular. More variety or a daily special on the menu would be nice. It took a while for our drinks to arrive, and then our entrees arrived after we had taken just a sip or two. With better pacing, we might have finished our drinks and ordered a glass of wine to go with dinner. Although less than 3/4 of the tables were occupied when we arrived, it was pretty noisy inside. Noise level got more reasonable after the party of 6 seated next to us left. They really need to hang some sound-absorbing material on the walls to dampen the sound - quilts would be cool!

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  12. EliseC

    Vermont

    51 reviews

    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Tavern 28, as it is now known, is still trying to find its place. Having made a reservation we were surprised that we had to order at the counter and not from the table. I ordered a Cobb Salad, which is typically made with chicken. My mistake for not reading more carefully but it was supposed to have farro and quinoa in its place. It came with quinoa, brown avocado and brown lettuce, and no farro. It's well located and could have a huge lunch/dinner business but seems to have focused on a takeout model. I am hoping they find their footing and improve the food offering.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tavern on 28 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 409-2328.

Tavern on 28 is rated 4.3 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tavern on 28

429 S Main St, Andover, MA 01810-6105

Additional information

  • Area
    Andover
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Bar Tue, Wed 11:00 am–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Smoothie/Acai Bowls Tue, Wed 11:00 am–4:30 pm Smoothies/Acai Bowls Thu–Sat 11:00 am–4:30 pm Dinner Tue, Wed 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Dessert, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brent Sparks
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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