Yard House

Yard HouseYard House
BA SCORE
73.2%
Liked This Place
3.86 w/ 41 ratings
Yard HouseYard House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

200 Legacy Pl
Dedham, Massachusetts, 02026-6828
United States

(781) 326-4644 | map
yardhouse.com

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Added by morebeergood on 03-15-2010

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
41
Liked:
30
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Been here several time over the past few years it's been open, mostly with my family.

Located in a very busy mall, the place is usually PACKED. If you come here on a Friday or Saturday night, expect a mob scene and quite a bit of a wait.

Sleek, ultra-clean atmosphere. Classic rock being played at a reasonable level. Plenty of flat screens showing sports. I dig.

Servers always extremely prompt and friendly, though in a borderline corporate way. Not a ton of beer knowledge, but that's OK.

As is obvious, the selection is huge. No esoteric or geeky options, just alot of mainstream craft flagships. On the negative side, the beers are served a bit too cold and samples cost $1 if you're sitting @ the bar (BOOO!)

I always hear YH's menu being compared perjoratively to the Cheesecake Factory, as if that's such a horrible thing? Hell, I'll take consistent quality food from the YH's kitchen over what some of these beer palace "gastropubs" are putting out nowadays. And I'll admit the food is a tad pricey too.

As I mentioned, I come here with my kids and they are always welcomed here. Good options for them too.

I'm always satisfied when I visit here and return semi-regularly.

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Photo of smcolw
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This is a popular place for semi-large gatherings of work colleagues every night. There's an extensive beer list with all of the familiar chestnuts from the larger microbrew world. When I've come here with my friends from work, we've always had an enjoyable time trying the large variety of predictable beers. The appetizers are very good and equally predictable. This is a modern version of a fern bar; yuppies are very happy but true beer connoisseurs will go elsewhere.

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Photo of gregangley
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of mklisz
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Shellynix
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of ManapuaMan
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Vibe is a larger venue focused more on capacity than character. Service depends on how crowded it is; I've had terrible service at a table, great service outside and good service at the bar. Snack on the truffle fries while perusing the large selection of taps, including Wormtown, Stone, Ballast Point, Allagash, Clown Shoes, Pretty Things and nine dozen more. $6-7 for a pint so it's neither cheap nor expensive for the area. Worth a visit for the tap selection alone. I've seen the "chalkboard" taps pouring Backwoods Bastard, Allagash Avance and Lagunitas Waldo which is pretty great.

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Photo of Dicers
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of SMH_DVM
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Paulmhauser
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of harsley
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

OK beer selection, terrible service.

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Photo of bkett01
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Coorsy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of mbonugli
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of jwps214
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ElIndio
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Kruja5
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Andrew041180
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A - Big stainless steely room with some nice art, the central point of which is a huge bar with over 100 taps. Nice and clean enough, but loud and not very homey.

Q - The food is good and the beers are cold and seem fresh, although not always served in appropriate glassware. You would think a bar with more than 12 wheat beers on tap might have glasses other than pint glasses to serve them in.

S - Big place, and I felt like I got lost a bit. The drinks took a while to make it to our table after we ordered them.

S - Big selection, but a lot of the beers are not really crafty. While the selection was large, I found myself basically ignoring a good chunk of them. It seems strange feeling that a 4.25 score on selection is high considering there are over 100 taps.

F - I had a buffalo wing app that was nice, along with orange peel chicken that I really like.

V - Everything seemed like it was priced a dollar or two above where it should be. For two of us, 3 drinks each, an app, and a meal, the bill was $85. For me, the experience isn't good enough to justify that kind of price tag.

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Photo of psull62
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere: Layout is similar to BBC, with a large, central bar and table/booth seating around, but has a more modern style. Has a glassed-in keg room visible from the dining room, which gives the appearance of a brewpub, although they don't brew onsite. I've been there a few times, and it always seems to be a bit crowded, which can be a bit off-putting if I'm trying to just sit and enjoy a few beers.

Quality: Everything is very sleek modern; always seems very clean. Beer is fresh and food has always been well-prepared.

Service: Bartenders and waitstaff are very helpful and knowledgeable - though more so about the food than the beer. Due to the aforementioned crowd, service can sometimes be a little slow, both in getting your order in, and in the time it takes for the kitchen to send it out (or for your beer to be poured) - in both cases, I've had better results when sitting at the bar rather than at a table.

Selection: Great number of taps, and a good variety of styles to choose from; no matter what your preference is, you will find something you like here. My only complaints are that some of the beers are served too cold, and the tap list doesn't change very much. If you're like me, and always looking for new and interesting beers to try, you might find yourself running out of stuff you haven't already had.

Food: The food is outstanding, if a little pricey. Some upscale menu selections, without being overly fancy.

Overall: It's been hard to find places that have a good beer selection that aren't off the beaten path, at least in my neck of the woods (SE MA). Although it is a chain, the Yard House fits the bill nicely - it has a good enough beer selection that I can have some brews I can't get just anywhere, but it is also a place I can take my wife (who likes beer, but not to the same degree) and have a nice "date night" in a great atmosphere.

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Yard House in Dedham, MA
Place rating: 73.2% out of 100 with 41 ratings
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