We stayed at the Inn at Brunswick Station and the Tavern is located within the hotel. Had dinner and breakfast there and both meals were great. The atmosphere is cozy, the food is delicious. I recommend it!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great addition
A great addition to the many Brunswick dining options. The environment is elegant yet semi-casual. The service is formal yet warm and friendly. Great for day to day dining out options but appropriate for special occasions as well. Many options for a variety of food preferences.
Nice selection of beverages and a full bar.
Nice private patio for outdoor dining.
Would definitely recommend and will return in the near future.
Walking distance from downtown Brunswick and Bowdoin College Campus.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding Mothers Day Brunch
We had a very good Mothers Day brunch at the Tavern at Brunswick Station. We will return to this restaurant. Enjoyed it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Samantha, our waitress, was friendly, professional and perfect.
A real plus for the restaurant. The menu was well balanced and interesting.
It was a holiday and there were few customers, but we were welcome and it was all uphill from there.
I will not go there every week, but we both agreed that we would return.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been there twice in last few
Been there twice in last few months, food is excellent and well done.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Electing to have brunch before a production of Maine State Music Theater was an excellent idea. Beginning with a good-szed bowl of fresh fruit, we choose to have a traditional breakfast, although the entire brunch menu was very tempting. The food was good, especially the fruit bowl. The bacon was crisp as I had asked for.
I have only two negative comments......... we had to find a waitress to order our meal even though we told her up front we were attending the theater after, and I was not offered a refill on my coffee.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Bar Food
We had the tomato mozzarella salad, clam chowder, lobster roll and chicken salad sandwich. The lobster roll was outstanding, packed with fresh lobster on a toasted bun - just right. The chowder was also good - brothy and with a hint of lemon. I'm a chowder fanatic and I appreciated it being a little different but still delicious. The potatoes were cooked perfectly and it was packed with finely chopped clams. The chicken salad had good flavor. I didn't like the croissant it was on. It was supposed to be toasted and it looked like it had been but it was cold with the sandwich. It also had one of those sweet glazes which I hate on croissants. Fries were delicious. Service was fine - friendly and efficient.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Inn is A Nice Choice!
A perfect spot for dining before the Maine State Music Theater: good food, great parking, excellent service.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations one week ahead and promptly received a confirmation. But, when we arrived our reservation was not on their schedule. The staff was most apologetic (once I showed them my confirmation on my phone) and were able to seat us very quickly.
A wonderful dining experience and good food!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend of mine in town recommended the lobster mac n'cheese and it was hard to choose with all the wonderful items on the menu! But I did order that and it was excellent. The wait staff was very quick and polite. I highly recommended eating here if you visit Brunswick!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find!
My husband found this place online by doing a search. With me being vegetarian, it's hard to find good restaurants with a commitment to veg dishes. This one did a fantastic job! We're definitely going back, absolutely no question! The ambience was cozy and comfortable, while modern and hip. The service was awesome - we were taken care of immediately, with just the right amount of checking in. It really was a great experience!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the theatre
Convenient to Maine State Theater and Bowdoin College. Efficient staff who were told we were headed to theater. Server pointed out quickest entrees and gave us very prompt service. Outstanding lobster roll served "naked" with melted butter and mayo on the side. Large toasted roll was filled with both claw and tail meat. Sandwiches served with choice of homemade chips, fries or side salad. Outdoor dining was pleasant.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
With jazz combo, excellent food and wine list... A magical summer dinning experience. Don't miss it!
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very considerate of our allergies
Food and atmosphere were great, except for an extremely noisy 4-some next to us. Luckily we were outdoors so it was somewhat tolerable. Waitstaff was very cordial and delivered just what we asked. Food was delicious and prepared with our allergies in mind. Loved the garden!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we had a reservation!
A busy popular, spot for The Maine State Theatre crowd. We had a 6:00pm reservation and we had plenty of time to eat and get to the theatre. It had rained that day so there was limited outdoor seating. Wait staff very friendly. My meal was delicious.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is excellent.
The food here is excellent. It is a great place for friends and family to get together. The atmosphere both inside and on the patio is very pleasant.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a I felt cheated
Great food but a I felt cheated on my lobster mac and cheese. Hardly any lobster meat and it was expensive. I don't mind paying for it, if there's meat in there! Overall, really good restaurant though.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant in nice new hotel
Brunswick needed more hotel options near campus, and the inn at Brunswick station seems to have filled that need. The restaurant/tavern in the hotel is a good choice for a very nice pre-theater dinner. A lovely patio was visible from our table, and we will know to request a patio table next time.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
They really do have gluten free dishes that taste great! We loved it!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very convenient for Maine
Very convenient for Maine State Music Theater and events on the Bowdoin College campus. The lobster roll is full of fresh meat and is great with their home made potato chips. Our service was good but with a couple of slip ups with table settings of water and salt and pepper. They were out of some of their wine selection but the server made alternate suggestions. I would highly recommend this spot for any event that is occurring on the Bowdoin campus.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Biggest lobster roll around!
First time at the Tavern. The dining room is nice, but we sat outside on the patio. There's a tall fence to give privacy but you still can enjoy the sun and breeze. Tables are nicely spaced so there is plenty of room and some privacy if you want.
Two of us ordered the lobster roll - great! The Tavern doesn't load up on fillers. In fact the roll (at least double the size of a hot dog roll many restaurants use) had a bed of crunchy lettuce, then nearly a whole lobster. There was a full tail (sliced lengthwise), two claws and two knuckles. What's really nice is they let you decide if you want mayo or butter - either (or both) served on the side. Perfect! Will go back to try some of the other offerings. Recommended.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was excellent!
Scallop and lobster risotto!! The scallops were divine and cooked to perfection!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved that we could go to Brunch on a Sunday morning and listen to live music! So enjoyable. Also the service was great! It really can make such a different when the staff are there to please and make your visit a memorable one!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were excellent. Music and general ambience was suitable for evening dinner celebration.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is special, I will
This place is special, I will go back very soon. Food & service were the best. Prices are very reasonable. Great for a special occassion or just a night out on the town. Superb!!!!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Acoustic guitar/vocal with brunch!
Randy Lindsey performance was great! My first time at the restaurant.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed this restaurant especially Randy Lindsey who provided live acoustic guitar/vocal entertainment! We sang along and had a great time!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Greet atmosphere and food..
Had a fun night. The tavern was busy and alive and we sat at a high top table which was great in the bar area. Although there was a table of 20 in next areA the noise was fine food was really good, especially the seafood. Only issue was our server ..major attitude and no personality for such a lively atmosphere. Jess had attitude and never smiled. When asked what she liked she rolled her eyes and said lots of things...and that's it!! Apparently didn't take waitressing 101. We decided to have coffee and dessert at the bar which was great and James was awesome.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Critique of OpenTable
The restaurant was very good, but the online reservation service didn't work. We arrived with our printed reservation in hand and the restaurant had no record of it. Fortunately, they were not too busy and were able to seat us. It is clear that Open Table received the reservation or I would not have received this survey of our experience there.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM