We had a wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience Sunday night. There were lots of groups and at times it was overwhelmingly noisy; however, the service and delicious foods and selections made up for that one small inconvenience. It was nice to see families there enjoying this historic place!
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience. Nora
Wonderful experience. Nora waited on us both 3/22 dinner and 3/23 lunch and was just delightful. We will be back.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our pre-show meal
We enjoyed our pre-show meal and the waitstaff was very attentive.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our experience was absolutely
Our experience was absolutely tranquil and enjoyable. Excellent service and food.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it! The food was
We loved it! The food was absolutely delicious. The steak literally melted in my mouth. We love going to anti-corporate restaurants.We also thoroughly enjoyed the evening's entertainment.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was above average (shrimp
Food was above average (shrimp & grits, fried oysters) except for a disappointing Caesar salad. Excellent service - Donald was our waiter.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was not our first time
This was not our first time to the Tavern. We eat there before every play we see (and we have seen many)! The Tavern is a beautiful setting for dinner. Food is delicious - wait staff is excellent. I feel like I'm eating in Colonial Williamsburg.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The crab cakes were excellent
The crab cakes were excellent - some of the best I've ever had - and an excellent size portion. My husband had the hanger steak special. It was mostly greens with a few chunks of meat - not quite what we expected based on the description and price of $20, but it was good. The Tavern is an enjoyable dining venue, particularly when coming to see a production. If it were closer to my home, it would be on our regular dining list.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my mother to dinner
I took my mother to dinner and the theatre for her 80th birthday. The waitress was wonderful and did not rush us and very attentive - she was also kind enough to take our pictures. The fried oyster appetizier was delicious but the house salad was disappointing as it was more lettuce than anything. Over still a success and enjoyable. The atmosphere was wonderful. It is the first time I have eaten there.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
An unexpected gem for pre-theater
An unexpected gem for pre-theater lunch. Good ambiance, nice waitstaff, historic building. The menu was limited to accommodate curtain time. We will return for full menu selections.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual both the food and
As usual both the food and the people were wonderful. I would recommend it to everyone.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hanover Tavern dinner
Service and food were fantastic. My husband and I truly enjoy eating at this restaurant.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was great being in such
It was great being in such a historic building that has kept it's charm. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had a wonderul Mother's Day brunch.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sold Out Food for Father's Day
Many menu items were not available when we were there on Sunday (Father's Day, 11:45 AM) as they had a very busy Saturday.
I wish the restaurant had been better prepared for Father's Day in that regard.
Everything else was very good - my dad liked his flounder, the rosemary potatoes were delicious (not over-salted as tends to be typical in other brunch spots). We ordered the orange buttermilk creme brulee, and while I could taste the subtle orange, my parents could not. Texture was a little on the runny side.
I would return only to introduce the history of Hanover Tavern to friends and family, and more likely to have a drink in the pub than brunch upstairs.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner and a show
Great way to make a performance by Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern even more special. The ambiance is charming, the food interesting and delicious and the service cheerful and attentive.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hanover tavern theater night
What a wonderful dinner! And then all we had to do is walk downstairs and we were at the theater. It was so nice and convenient, food was wonderful and reasonable. Thanks for a great evening!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Place to Dine
Loved the ambiance, the wonderful view from window seating on the veranda. Our classic cheesburgers, fries, tomato and cucumber salad were delicious. The hostess and wait staff friendly. Very good service and generous portions for the money.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful historical place to ear
The Tavern is wonderful for history buffs and food is awesome
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not handicapped friendly
Only problem is the upstairs is not handicapped friendly, the stairs are ok(double hand rails), but the landing and entrance to the dining area is three different levels and no hand rails.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious birthday meal with
Delicious birthday meal with my wife prior to a night at the theater. Wonderful experience with good service. Would have no problem recommending the Tavern to others.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem
I have eaten dinner at Hanover Tavern twice in recent months, both times prior to seeing play at Barksdale Theater, located on-site. First time 4 diners, most recently 8 diners. On first occasion, service a bit slow; we had to postpone dessert until intermission, then had to rush eating it. Second occasion, even with more diners, service was MUCH better and we had plenty of time for dessert and getting to our theater seats without being rushed. Upstairs porch tends to be a bit noisy but not terrible. Downstairs main dining room is VERY quiet and good for conversation. Both settings are comfortable with different ambiance.
Planning to try both lunch and brunch in near future. Have already recommended Hanover Tavern to several friends.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to this restaurant because we were going to the theater. One of our party is handicapped, so we wanted to go to one location. I was expecting the meal to be merely adequate, but it was outstanding. The appetizer was a special: tomato pie. It was both unusual and quite flavorful. For the entree, I had the filet mignon. It was tender and perfectly cooked. For dessert, I had the brownie a la mode. It was a chocolate-lovers delight. The portion was generous. That was the only time in my life I left any chocolate dessert on a plate. The service was also outstanding. Although the waitress was pressed by having so many simultaneous arrivals, she was very attentive. They accommodate the theatergoer by having a limited, but varied menu,
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this a great place to celebrate a birthday.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was very good and
Our food was very good and we didn't wait long for it to arrive. We went before seeing a 2:00PM play; our reservation was for 12:45 and we were seated when we arrived. The server seemed a little rushed; she cleared my friend's place setting/food before I was finished and asked a couple of times if I was finished. Other than that, the afternoon was a delight.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was fairly quick and
Service was fairly quick and food was above average. Not a place for a romantic dinner or children, but a nice place for gathering of friends. My husband and I have eaten there several times and enjoyed each visit.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good dinner if you are going
Good dinner if you are going to the play. Wouldn't be a destination restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch was lovely, service was fast and friendly. The key lime martini was to die for!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Filet was full of gristle
My Filet was full of gristle other 3 at table were OK Waitress did give me a free desert
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before the Play
The salads were very good, just need another choice on the dressings for the house salad and the bread was pretty good. We really enjoyed the steaks...cooked to perfection! The barbeque plate was very good also, but the pork tenderloin and sauerkraut was ok.. not as good as the other meals. The desserts were great as was the coffee! All in all..a very nice experience.
Our waitress, Diane, I think, was excellent! Friendly and on the spot!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner on the "porch" because we were attending the play. It was fantastic. The play menu is pared down, but the selections are top notch. The fried oysters were particularly delicious.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
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We loved our meal and our server was outstanding. Our steaks were perfect and the potatoes special. I had the fried oysters and my husband had the crab bisque. Both were great. We will definitely return for another dining and theatre experience and have already recommended it to some friends.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hanorver Tavern before Theater
Always a good place to dine before the Barksdale theater production. The server was excellent and service is fast to see that you get to the theater on time. Food was excellent and service terriffic
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special occasion
I like to come to the Tavern for brunch and special dinners. I am always happy after a good meal at the Tavern.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Play and dinner for two
This is a habit for a friend and I to do dinner and a play! We love it , it's a girls night out!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff well versed at getting
Staff well versed at getting patrons fed and served in time for the show. Friendly staff, eager to accommodate and please.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were the only ones in the
We were the only ones in the upstairs porch area and our waitress was helping out another area so another waiter gave us water while we had a 10 minute wait. The smashed potatoes were not good for most of our party. The waitress told us about them that they weren't mashed but I thought she would have asked us if we enjoyed them since half of our party did not even eat them and would have given us something else.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Before the Play Dining Spot
From the hostess, to the servers, and on to the bartender, all were happy, friendly, and accommodating.
The chef was very accommodating about switching the vegetables for me, and they remembered to leave off the mushrooms. I am very picky about how I want my steak cooked, and it was absolutely perfect.
Having plenty of time after dinner, before the play, I chose to have my coffee and dessert in the bar area. The woman working there was full of energy, so friendly, and equally accommodating. Not only was she serving up all kinds of tasty drinks, she was waitressing the tables where a lot of folks were dining as well.
All in all, a lovely evening.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for dinner before a play
Hanover Tavern is a great place to eat before attending a play at the Hanover Tavern Theatre. The salmon was great and the she crab soup out of this world!!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal and service were excellent, had a great time ... got us through in time for the play!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great except there was no macaroni and cheese or roast beef this year. That was one of the reasons we returned. I heard there was a new chef that didn't think macaroni and cheese was appropriate. Using that logic then the bow tie pasta was not appropriate either. He obviously didn't try last year's mac & cheese and apparently hasn't been to many people's homes in Virginia as mac & cheese is found on many Thanksgiving tables. Also, it is something that children like and will eat.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable Historic Pub
While traveling on I-95 we wanted a place for a good burger, comfortable relaxed atmosphere, and casual dress away from the holiday shopping traffic and madness. This choice hit it out of the park! Although it is 6 miles from the interstate, it's not too far if you want a special place. Good menu choices and the crabcake was delicious with hand-cut fries.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came with a small group for Sunday brunch. As usual, the food and service were great. My guest from out of town was very impressed with our county's gem.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat Dec. 7
Food Good, waiter, Blake, was friendly, helpful, energetic. . . a few glitches that I would not expect for a restaurant that charges higher prices like the Hanover Tavern. . .took 5 min. to find a hostess to seat us. . .out of one menu item (turkey). . Blake needed to be reminded to bring bread to table, also had to wave him over to order additional drinks. . .food was very tasty and presented well.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
i always enjoy the hanover
i always enjoy the hanover tavern. the wait staff and everyone connected with the tavern are very friendly.
the food and especially the bread basket is great.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM