Wooden wharves dating from before the Great Fire that decimated the city in 1892, wood so waterlogged and tough that the drills bounced off it.
From this stage Edwin Duder built a fleet of 100 ships fishing the local waters and carrying salt fish to the West Indies, Brazil, Great Britain and continental Europe.
We source the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors, highlighting the best the region has to offer.
From housemade pasta and award-winning artisanal cheese, to desserts created by our own chefs, our food is constantly evolving, incorporating the bounty of the season.
add bacon 1.50 Salt & Pepper Calamari 12 lemon-lime jalapeño dipping sauce Wasabi Sesame-crusted Ahi Tuna* 14 soba noodles, scallions, red pepper, shitakes, ponzu sauce Crab & Shrimp Cakes* 13 remoulade, frisée House-smoked Salmon on Sweet Potato Blini 13 capers, red onions, tomatoes, horseradish lemon cream scallions, smoked paprika, garlic herbed sherry broth, toasted garlic bread Wild Mushroom Ravioli 14 oyster, cremini & shitake mushrooms, truffle brown butter sauce, shaved parmesan Mac & Cheese 10 creamy three-cheese sauce, truffle oil, bacon, panko crumbs add lobster 10 Tavern’s Flatbread 13 spinach, bacon, goat cheese, honey drizzle Mezze Plate 12 housemade hummus, tzatziki, kalamata olives, harissa hummus, grilled whole wheat pita Crispy Fried Artichokes 12 roasted garlic aioli, shaved parmesan Brussels Sprouts 11 walnuts, maple sherry gastrique French Onion Soup Gratinée Crock 9 young Alpine style with a sweet and nutty flavor and a light tang Tavern is proud to include a selection of the finest regional artisanal cheeses on our menu.
Our cheese board is served with seasonal fresh fruit, dried cranberries, house-made spiced pecans and cranberry nut bread gorgonzola shallot herb butter, hand-cut truffle french fries, grilled asparagus, black peppercorn steak sauce Herb Crusted rack of Lamb* 30 chive mashed potato, maple-glazed carrots, roasted tomato, thyme-infused lamb jus butternut squash green pea risotto, lemon butter sauce Rigatoni with Blackened Chicken 22 roasted tomato, shitake mushrooms, asparagus, light cream sauce Capellini Pasta 16 zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, basil, garlic, olive oil, shaved parmesanadd chicken 7 shrimp 11 scallops 14 lobster 14 Grilled Chicken on Brioche Bun 17 applewood-smoked bacon, avocado, grafton cheddar, herb mayo, hand-cut french fries Grilled Salmon BLT on Brioche Bun 18 avocado, arugula, applewood-smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes,olive tapenade, lemon pepper mayo, sweet potato fries Crab & Shrimp Cake on Brioche Bun 18 apple slaw, remoulade, roasted tomatoes, hand-cut french fries Tavern Angus Burger on Brioche Bun 18 bacon-onion marmalade, grafton cheddar, roasted tomato, black pepper aioli, hand-cut truffle oil fries Grilled Ahi Tuna Club on Multigrain Bread* 20 lettuce, tomato, applewood-smoked bacon, wasabi mayo, hand-cut french fries Classic Connecticut Hot Lobster Roll on Brioche MP fresh picked lobster meat, butter-garlic & white wine sauce, hand-cut french fries Chilled Copps Island Oysters each 2.75 house mignonette, cocktail sauce, lemon wedge Eggs Benedict with Canadian Bacon 13 grilled english muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, home fries add spinach 2 ~ add lobster 10 Eggs Pierre with House-smoked Salmon 15 grilled english muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, home fries Tavern Omelette 13 spinach, tomato, feta, country white toast, home fries, egg white omelettes are available on request - add 2 Petite Filet Mignon & Scrambled Eggs* 20 country white toast, home fries Scrambled Eggs 8 country white toast, home fries with: applewood-smoked bacon add 5 ~house-smoked salmon add 6 Canadian bacon add 5 Breakfast Burger on Brioche Bun 16 fried egg, grafton cheddar, bacon-onion marmalade, home fries Breakfast Panini 14 scrambled eggs, tomatoes, avocado, cheddar, basil oil, tuscan bread, home fries Greek Yogurt Parfait 7 layers of Greek yogurt, granola, seasonal berries, granola Challah French Toast 13 cinnamon-spiced apples, warm maple syrup Belgian Waffle 11 bananas, warm chocolate sauce Applewood-smoked Bacon 5 ~ Canadian Bacon 5 Single Egg 3 ~ House-smoked Salmon 6 Home Fries 4 ~ Multigrain Toast 2 Avocado 3 ~ Grilled Asparagus 5 Enjoy our special Bottomless Brunch Drinks: Bloodies, Bellinis & Mimosas 20 Tavern Bloody Mary our secret recipe is a meal in itself Peach Bellini brut champagne, peach nectar Mimosa brut champagne, Triple Sec, fresh-squeezed orange juice Wycliff Brut Champagne served chilled, strawberry garnish Sunday Special Stoli O, orange juice, brut champagne young Alpine style with a sweet and nutty flavor and a light tang Tavern is proud to include a selection of the finest regional artisanal cheeses on our menu.For private event arrangements and catering, contact us at 203.221.7222 or email us at [email protected] look forward to hosting you at Tavern. LUNCH: - DINNER: - 9 Sunday - Thursday - 10 Friday & Saturday HAPPY HOUR: - Monday - Friday WEEKEND BRUNCH: 11 - 3 our full lunch menu is also available at brunch Our kitchen is open weekdays from am until close,and weekends from 11 am until close.To make a reservation, call us at 203.221.7222 For private event arrangements and catering, visit our Private Events page, and contact us at 203.221.7222 or email us at [email protected] Planning a Menu Setting the Mood Community Q&A Having a romantic dinner at home can be much more special than eating out -- not to mention less expensive.If you want to plan a romantic dinner at home with your date, all you have to do is thoughtfully prepare a menu and set the mood before the dinner date starts.