MUD HEN TAVERN
MUD HEN TAVERN

MUD HEN TAVERN

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mudhentavern.com/
  • Phone: 3232030500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    ALL SEPTEMBER: LATE NIGHT BURGER & BEER BINGE:
    $3 Burgers, Veggie Burgers and $3 Golden Road Tap Takeover 10pm-midnight see website for details

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    For Parties of 6 or more, please call the restaurant for reservations
    NFL package- we play ALL THE GAMES

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, International
  • Executive Chef: Susan Feniger / Kajsa Alger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From office meetings to private dinner parties, STREET catering offers the same uniquely high quality food and service as we bring to you in our restaurant. For more information, please contact us at shireen@mudhentavern.com . We look forward to helping you create a fantastic event
  • Private Party Facilities: The upstairs mezzanine at MUDHEN TAVERN is perfect for an intimate, semi-private gathering of up to 14 seated and 20 standing. Cocktails and appetizers, Champagne and dumplings, a candlelit sit down dinner, whatever your desire we can make it happen. We are also happy to discuss the rental of part or all of our downstairs dining room and/or patio areas. Come to us with your ideas and we will go from there!
  • Private Party Contact: Shireen Saugen 3232030500x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Melrose
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet in front beginning at 7pm. If your reservation if between 5pm-6:59pm the valet is in the back of the building, down the alley off Waring.
A word from MUD HEN TAVERN
MUD HEN TAVERN's food, drinks and inviting atmosphere offers an affordable dining experience for the area. Susan and Executive Chef/Partner Kajsa Alger serve up a wide variety of rustic dishes and bar food, with the occasional global inflections that these beloved chefs naturally bring to the table. The bar team, driven by mixology consultant Tricia Carr, has curated a beverage program that offers a vibrant and accessible selection of international wines, local craft beers and artisanal cocktails that complement Mud Hen Tavern’s cuisine. The refurbished space includes plenty of booths and communal tables, as well as an expanded bar with a draft beer system, all in the front room to allow patrons to easily walk in for drinks or dinner. The outdoor patio offers a more relaxing atmosphere for reservations, larger groups and private events.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
MUD HEN TAVERN reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)great for outdoor dining (86)neighborhood gem (82)good for groups (55)great for brunch (40)hot spot (38)late-night find (32)vibrant bar scene (27)special occasion (22)great for lunch (19)romantic (16)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Something for everyone
    msmcdowallVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is where we come to dinner when we have a group that isn't easy to please. The service and food are excellent. The cocktails are as well. They will make pizza without the basil for the kids, and have vegetarian options. Eating tapa style is a great way to go here but the burgers and fries are really tasty too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, great restaurant
    Geobad11VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was amazing. We started with the kaya toast which is my fav. Rhe pizza and fish & chips were really good. The service was amazing. The fish & chips were slightly over-cooked, though still really good and because of that, the waiter gave us a free earl grey custard dessert with salted caramel...amazing. Overall, a superb restaurant with very good food and service. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs more servers on the weekend!
    KittyCaliVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Service was excruciatingly slow during our Sunday brunch visit. There was a football game on, but I don't know if that was a significant contributor to the place being full. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table, despite our reservation, and it was at least another 10 minutes before a server even came to our table after we were seated. All told, lunch took 2.5 hours due to the slow kitchen and slow service. Our server was trying her best, but she had too many tables and not enough help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem
    sandy30
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Mud Hen Tavern is a neighborhood gem! The ambiance is great, the decor is awesome and the food is excellent. Do not forget to order the Kaya Toast it is unbelievable!!! I highly recommend this restaurant for weekend brunch because of the extensive menu options and outdoor area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    terilynnVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love the outdoor patio and the food was really good! We are vegetarian and the cauliflower, sweet potato fries and veggie burgers were all really flavorful and interesting with exciting seasonings! Location not in our neighborhood but next time we wanna go to Hollywood this is a great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Live Up to Expectations!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Kaya Toast was delicious. Chicken & Waffle Croquettes were forgettable. Lamb Meatballs were acceptable. Rainbow Trout was delicious, however, you could not cut through the vegetables on both orders. Pan Seared Skirt Steak was ordered medium rare but was tough, the parsnip mashed potatoes were lumpy yet over mashed; the grilled rapini was not edible, it was bitter and everyone made the same sour face that tasted this vegetable. The lemon meringue custard was delicious, the chocolate layer cake was filled with too much butter cream and although everyone at this table loved desserts, 7/8 of this cake was left at the end of the meal. Overall, we expected much more from this restaurant, obviously the head chef was not in the house.
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  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brandon was very attentive and the food was excellent. Nice ambiance and well lit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    mfxdaley
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Everything we tried off the most eclectic pub menu I've seen was fantastic. And the place has a great atmosphere. We loved our waiter but the other nearby waiter was careful to ignore us when we needed something. But otherwise a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went with a group from work and we had a blast. The service and food were both really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    bryan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great, helpful and attentive service with really good food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Sausules
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife wanted to try something from one of the chefs she has enjoyed on television. This chef also owns the Border Grill in Santa Monica, but we wanted to try something a little different while visiting the LA area. The outside of the restaurant is unassuming and easy to miss. Inside, the decor and the energy is great. Our server was very attentive, friendly, and excited about the restaurant and the food, which was infectious. Everything we had, from drinks to food, was delicious, with an inventive, street food vibe. Prices were very fair, especially for the quality of the food. My wife was especially thrilled when the chef stopped by our table and talked with us about our experience. She was very low key and easy going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time to the Hen
    sandler01
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My Wife and I had a wonderful time and the food was fun and easy to sit and enjoy. Staff was very friendly and made sure we enjoying our meal. Fun time and very lay back feel. Looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good spot
    finerthingsla
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This place was good, a few dishes were not great (the waffle for one...) but everything was pretty good. We went because we thought it was a seahwaks bar from previous social media we'd seen, but the waiter seemed to think otherwise. A few hawks fans trickled in, but we definitely were the loudest ones there. Maybe a bit nice for that sort of debauchery... service improved over course of visit (mostly because they kept the mimosas flowing.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A nice innovation
    SandyrkVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had been to Street, and didn't really love it. This is a great improvement! The food is interesting, varied, and the service was very pleasant. The small plates were nicely spiced. Particularly liked the summer corn dish, the tuna ceviche, and the flat bread. Four of us shared eight small plates, and none of them were misses. A really nice evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Try!
    SmFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good variety of small plates reasonably priced. Especially good the tuna ceviche and the pumpkin raviolis. The lemon meringue custard dessert was also delicious. Outside patio is charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better then The Street
    DisappointedDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Susan Fenigar has done it again! I know I'm 8 months late to the party, but I think it's very possibly that the chef has topped The Street with Mud Hen. The menu is simply amazing!!!! The service is amazing with Fenigar often going around personally to check on each table. It's simply an amazing place to patronize. Can't recommend it highly enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mud Hen Rocks!
    LoopsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Started with the Denogginzer, Drakes, Imperial IPA and a delicious cocktail, the Cynar Swizzle, as we devoured the always incredible Kaya Toast. Next a flavorful, delicious flatbread, then the Spinach Potato Pierogi, the awesome garlic french fries, crisp and hot with a dipping sauce. The crispy pork belly had a most amazing sauce, miso butterscotch served with Japanese eggplant. The preparation of the white asparagus was inspirational: oven roasted with pistachio, lemon and opal basil. We finished with the wonderful lemon meringue custard. Derek our waiter was incredible as well We had been to Street a dozen times and this is a wonderful hybrid and addition to the Hollywood restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid food and experience
    swim2kkVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All of the items we ordered were quite tasty. The service was very good, too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Dissapointed
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We tried dinner for the first time. My wife was there previously and had a fantastic brunch. As for dinner, I had high hopes for the house special burger, being $16 without fries and being a gastropub. The burger was just not tasty nor juicy dispite being orium rare. We also had the pumpkin truffle ravioli and 2 out of our group of 4 agreed that it had a bad aftertaste. I may consider trying the brunch but won't be back for dinner.
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  • Love the chicken and waffles
    SCP2013VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We are regulars and the food and service never disappoints we love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and proud
    Ghost
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The concrete floor and wood walls make this place an echo cavern for conversation and nostalgic 80's new romantic music. The food is presented farm to table and is bright and colorful. But every dish had a little something off, as if it were a game to discover the mystery spice or season that does not belong. Lastly, for a proud veggie restaurant, I laughed out loud when there was only one salad to be found on the menu and few veggie sides. Though I love Susan's complexity, a few simple items on the menu would be nice to provide safe harbor from the adventure of the other courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upscale pub environment
    PackersFan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We used to go here when it was Street. They've kept our favorite kaya toast (ridic!) and excellent burgers on the menu. We went with our tween kids for burgers and to watch the Packers game. They aspire to be a sports destination but need a few more well placed TVs for it to be ideal. That said, we had good a view of the game, volume levels were good but not overwhelming. There's an excellent selection of craft beers on tap and delicious custom cocktails. The chef came over to chat and when she found out we liked whiskey, surprised us with an Old Maple to try. So good. If you like an old-fashioned you'll love this. We left with full bellies and happiness from rediscovering one of our favorite neighborhood joints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Funky Farm Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yummy. The food is like eating at your funky Aunts Organic farm where she's secretly an amazing chef that cooks for the president. Unassuming restaurant from the front, but opens up to a neighborhood gem. Great smells. Amazing deviled eggs. Great stuffed hash browns with sous vide eggs. The burger with fried egg is juicy and off the charts. The homemade chips....! If your are into bottomless mimosas you've found the mother ship. Lots of different purees for the champagne. Service was A+.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food that is tasty and fun
    1hipchickk
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Every dish is delicious and often surprising. This is a great place for a food adventure. Don't miss the flatbread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Some really great & original food
    BigPhilip
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Loved the starters - all great. my partners especially enjoyed the chicken waffles appetizer - sweet - but he would eat them as a whole meal!! Lamb balls also great. loved my trout for main course - very tasty - with great accompaniments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Can't Wait to Return
    sherpaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Looking for Street, we stumbled upon its successor, Mud Hen Tavern. Everything about it was wonderful; can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The night started out good, the place is cute in a gastropub type of way. The staff is very friendly. The vibe is good, but the food is just average and for the price...not worth it. The Brisket was particularly bad (fatty).
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    fit for foodies
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  • Last minute choice
    MarkAM
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I was bouncing around some ideas for where to go and picked this at the last minute. Reservations were quick and simple (and recommended later in the evening on Friday night). The waitstaff was great. There when you needed them, not there when you didn't. They seemed to know when to make an appearance. The food was eclectic and really good, but a touch pricey. All in all a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kt44did
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Brisket hash was delicious but the jalapeño waffle already came with the syrup on top which made it really soggy.
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  • Friendly Neighborhood Tavern
    EatsOutAlotVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    If you're looking for a hip bar scene with excellent food and a really, really friendly atmosphere Mud Hen Tavern on Highland Ave. just north of Melrose in Hollywood is the perfect spot. Without being terribly expensive my wife and I found the menu more than interesting with the Kaya Toast (egg and coconut jam on toast) exceptional. Add the Saki fries and you have an interesting, tasty treat. We've visited several times and have tried the Tuna Ceviche and the Lamb Meatballs, both also delicious. This is a hip, warm and friendly place to eat or just hang out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNIQUE, GOOD FOOD
    mattyboy116
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great for brunch AND dinner - a small menu but it incorporates really unique dishes that taste great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love MUD HEN
    SCP2013VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Its our regular place to go and I love taking our friends the fig pizza is out of this world and of course my husband loves the chicken and waffles. Thanks for a fabulous dinner and FYI the lemon dessert was so good!!!
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Deliciousness!
    Guinevere
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    MudHen's menu is unique yet somehow manages not to feel pretentious. The cocktails are out of this world, and ingredients in everything are super fresh and delicious. It can get a bit loud in the back garden when it is crowded. Maybe not the best place for two people who want to chat to go to on a Saturday for brunch - but its a favorite and I will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Friendly staff. Creative cocktails. Fresh ingredients. Good for vegans/vegetarians as well as meat eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food Find!
    Foodiefamily
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is amazingly delicious and inspired and the service is excellent and friendly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Never disapponting
    Love2eat
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've been to the mud hen tavern twice now. The first time I went was with my mom when she came to visit LA. She was super excited about the restaurant and loved the ambiance. The food was amazing and our waiter was very friendly. I also went to the mud hen last week with a friend and we had a great experience as well. My friend loved the food and even said that everything looked so good that she would have to come back again. :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    VegGuy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food, pub food with flair. Had a variety of things, from Sake Sweet Potato fries to Pizza with vegan cheese, all items were super tasty. Presentation was good, and service was great. Susan came out to our party and was nice enough to talk to us for a bit, and take a pick. Highly recommend for those looking for non-pretentious good food that has that something extra. Great Vegetarian/Vegan options too, so you everyone can enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Romance with food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a great place to enjoy delicious food and not feel guilty about it! The price, service, ambiance, and everything adds to the value of dinning here. I just love it. My girlfriends loved it too, when I took them there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shocking
    Arlbsch
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I was surprised as to how no good it was. Seemed like the food should be good, the quality was there, but the dishes did not taste good had the dinela meal
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Just great food
    LALulu
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I hate brussels sprouts. But not here. Not that they were on the menu this time of year. Mud Hen Tavern is a taste delight. It's really fun if everyone in your party gets different things and shares. Like tapas, but not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate