Really delicious lunch. The
Really delicious lunch. The grilled vegetable platter and swordfish tacos were outstanding. We weren't wild about the shrimp and grits - but that may be that we just didn't like their interpretation of the dish. Can't wait to go back for a weekend lunch. Saw many other dishes we want to try. Not inexpensive - but great food.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice but pricey
The seafood is great which is to be expected because they own the seafood store next door. But dinner for three with one soup, three entrees, and three drinks was $120 before tip. I consider that special occasion pricing and it wasn't good enough for that type of meal. It's cozy and the service is competent if stiff but this can't be on my regular rotation because of price.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
HI ambience hi priced
excellent ambience, very good food;but limited menu and K STreet Plus prices push the limit even for Potomac especially given modest portions
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food & service
We always enjoy the food and atmosphere at the Tavern. It is definitely a neighborhood hang out so it's fun to run into friends and neighbors while enjoying a great meal.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambience as
Great food and ambience as always. A great neighborhood gem!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our meal. Our waitress
Enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was wonderful as she took the initiative to bring my mom a sampling of the grits so she could determine if they were too spicy.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go River Falls!
Excellent anniversary dinner. Great staff, from door to bar to table. Food was wonderful. Highly Recomended.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second Lunch Visit - Outstanding
Really delicious. Prime rib sandwich - superb. Crab cake "salad" excellent. We will be going back soon. What a great weekend lunch spot!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey But Worth It
Quite pricey but food was excellent and service was outstanding
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night with the better half
A most enjoyable dinner. The service was excellent. The staff was very attentive. They did not hover, but they were there when we needed them. The food and drink was delicious. I had the fish tacos, while my wife had the lobster tail special. The fish tacos were a little spicy for her so she stuck to her lobster. I thoroughly enjoyed the fish tacos. The brew we ordered complemented the meal very nicely. The atmosphere was very friendly. A diner on the way out asked about the lobster tails and we enjoyed a brief chat. The hand made chocolate ice cream was weak in chocolate flavor. The strawberry ice cream, however, was full of rich flavor. Overall, a very pleasant event. I will be back to sample some of the other interesting menu items.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always fresh ingredients,
Always fresh ingredients, good menu selection, well prepared and tasty food, great desserts! Friendly service, nice atmosphere.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the 'two tails' special
Loved the 'two tails' special and hope the lobster rolls will be back on the menu soon! Love those!
Great fish as to be expected.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu needs adjusting
I found the lack of sandwiches/burger surprising at dinner. The menu jumps from salads to overpriced entrees. I ordered the swordfish tacos. YUM. My husband had the halibut. It was good but $29 seems a bit high.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The calamari was lightly breaded,
The calamari was lightly breaded, tender and sweet. For entree, I had the Chilean Sea Bass - incredible!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good but also got expensive
They recently dramatically increased all their prices. :(
Too bad, as it now is somewhere we will be less inclined to frequent.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just had to have a burger
We arrived at The Tavern having driven from Rehoboth Beach, DE and were in the mood for a burger. It was too hot to sit outside, so it was great inside, nice and clean and cool. Our burgers came out exactly as ordered and the service was nice.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A GREAT dining experience!
We were excited to find Tavern at River Falls. It was pretty packed even on a Monday evening. This place has everything a foodie would want! Delicious food, great drinks in a welcoming atmosphere. We shared the tuna sashimi appetizer and found it very fresh with a good spicy kick. My husband had the prime rib which was cooked to perfection and I had their cadillac crab cakes which were quite good; not a lot of filler, but with lots of jumbo lump crab meat.
Our waitress was wonderful! We told her it was our first time dining there and she had some great recommendations for food and was really knowledgeable about the beer/wine/cocktail list.
We'll definitely be back soon! It's a great find in the neighborhood!
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Returning after a year
Pleasantly surprised, the food as greatly improved the swordfish tacos were packed with tender fish and not too much sauce to mask the flavor, the sea bass was outstanding moist and flavorful. They expanded their menu since the opening and I think its better than before. Will be returning to try other dishes. A real neighbor gem, close and convenient and i don't have to hassle with Bethesda parking.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Finally another good dining option in Potomac. I took an out of town colleague here for dinner and we both loved it. I had the Halibut and he had the Salmon but were delicious.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice local eating establishment in the middle of old town potomac.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was yummy as always, but the burger was so salty I couldn't finish it. A lighter hand on the salt would be appreciated. Oysters were delicious.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fish tacos were the best my husband has ever had!! He kept raving about them. I ordered the crabcakes which were also very, very good. They came with my choice of two sides. The waitress brought complementary breadcrisps with two dips; one was sun-dried tomato and the other was with feta. We enjoyed sitting in the outdoor area; the noise level was much quieter than it was for the few minutes we waited inside. We will definitely go back... Really enjoyed our meal.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this local eatery
I have no complaints with this restaurant except that it closes too early...sometimes you want a late bite. But other than that, I love the ambience, the food, the drinks, the service, the location...and I am a repeat diner and have not stumbled or had a complaint..yet!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ironically, after asking to
Ironically, after asking to eat inside, someone in our group wanted to eat outside, and it was lovely, though I was afraid it wou;ldn't be as outside is in a little courtyard in a shopping cen ter.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant - good service
Very pleasant - good service & very attentive - great salads & burgers - fish is very fresh
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for fish
This neighborhood restaurant is great for fish dishes. The crab appetizer was superb, as were the fish entrees. However, the filet mignon, at $31, was tough and chewy. The homemade ice cream was yummy, but the chocolate ganache cake was stale and dry. The staff was pleasant and friendly. Although the fish is terrific, need improvements in non-fish dishes.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic crab cakes and halibut
This was our first time dining at The Tavern at River Falls and we were very pleased with the menu and the service. Excellent food, moderately priced.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My spouse and I have gone twice for dinners. Service remains slow (but still good when it does come). Likewise, our dinner reservations, both times, were not honored on time. Both were weeknights -- a Wed. & a Thurs. The first delay was 30 min & we left after complaining about overbooking. Second time it was about 10 minutes--we waited, got our table, had a nice (slow) meal. I've also been with friends at lunch. Duck breast salad is a stand-out; crabcakes are excellent, & she-crab soup. Sadly someone decided to squeeze 1 more booth into bar-area so all booths are tight: I'm not overweight but my friend and I both had to sit very 'upright' to not overlap the table. Dumb. Great visuals of the canal/local scenery, great stonework.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tuna burger ever
Very intriguing combination of flavors (spices, herbs, veggies, and oils)
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Restaurant
Food and Service are very good. Place is very small- reservations a must. Wish they would change the menu a bit more frequently.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - creative, tasty, very nicely plated. Excellent service. Very good beer selection, both draft and bottles.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
High quality food and great service
Came for a quick meal and glass of wine with a friend before driving downtown to see a play. We both picked a just a starter and a salad (mussels and calamari) as we wanted to just eat light. The dishes were delicious - packed with flavor and obviously the seafood was fresh. Will come back!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend recommended that we have dinner at the Tavern because he had dinner there recently and had had "the best crab cakes I've ever eaten." I am very glad we did, the crab cakes were quite delicious. The specialty cocktails were quite tasty too, especially the bourbon one, the name of which escapes me, probably because I had a couple while I waited for my friend to show (stuck in Beltway traffic).
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Above and Beyond
My wife and I have enjoyed the Tavern many times since it opened last summer. Always a great meal, friendly and efficient service, and great specials like the oyster bar during the summer and seasonal menus. It was when I took my six-year-old daughter there to kick-off a special a night out with her that the staff really stood out. I had mentioned when making our reservation that anything they could do to make it special for her would be great. From the moment we walked in the door, everyone on staff with whom we came in contact made her feel like an absolute princess. What a wonderful, welcoming, and delicious place to have in the neighborhood - thank you!!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently High Quality
Service is always excellent and the menu has lots of variety. Both entrees and side dishes are wonderful.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for birthday dinner
Had a lovely dinner here for my birthday. My husband and I went with my in-laws, my mother, and our two kids (ages 2 and 6). The dining room is small, so I was a little concerned about how noisy my kids would be, but they were well-behaved and we did not feel uncomfortable with them there at all. Service was excellent and they brought food for the kids very quickly. The food was delicious. I had the french onion soup, spinach salad, crab cakes, and butternut squash. The crab cakes were fabulous! My kids went nuts for the crab soup (and also had chicken tenders and fries). Hubby had a perfect filet mignon, mom had a delectable ribeye, and the in-laws had scallops and seabass. Though pricey, everyone was delighted with their choices!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had an early Mother's Day dinner here on the night before. It was a great experience. The drink menu offered unusual selections that were quite tasty, she had a peach sangria and I had a key lime martini. Both were delicious. The She Crab soup was as good as any we've ever had. The burrata plate was excellent. We split an entree salad and swordfish tacos. Both were memorable. The salad was topped with shoestring french fries yet managed to be light; I still can't figure out how they pulled that off. We finished the meal with the chocolate toffee crunch cake. It was topped with toffee ice cream and served with creme anglais. Decadent; we weren't able to finish it despite our best efforts. We're excited to go back.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was a great find. We went there for Mother's Day . It was well worth it. Something for everyone . Elevated food for sure
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM