Outstanding Food and Service!
My wife and I tried The Tavern last night after reading about Chef Mackenzie Hilton's return to Washington Square West, and we were floored by the incredible service, the food, and the prices. But the best part of our night? Mackenzie Hilton came and sat down with us during dessert. She was personable, down to earth, and everything you'd want in someone overseeing the preparation of your food! As for the food itself-- something that makes this place awesome is the ability to "shrink" the entrees into smaller dishes, which allows you to taste test: monkfish Po'boy, kale chips, breakfast burger, cooper cheese fries, duck sliders. All incredible. Vanilla ice cream with caramel popcorn is a must for dessert. Can't say enough great things!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new addition to Philadelphia
This place is a great new addition to Philadelphia's dining scene. Inventive dishes combined with reasonable prices make this place a winner.
7/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Gah! We so totally gorged ourselves and everything was fantastic. It's a great little space, and the service was fantastic. As for the food, between the two of us, we probably tried half the menu and we loved every bit of it - right down to the frozen Popsicles we had for dessert (watermelon martini for me, strawberries and cream for my dining partner). The braised duck was a highlight, and I'll probably dream about the garlic french fries until the day I die. I'd stop in to sit at the bar every night if I could, just to order those fries and the amazing Kale chips.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great addition to the neighborhood!
We've been meaning to try The Tavern out since it opened but we finally were able to make it this weekend and I'm glad we did. I like that it isn't a loud place and you can actually have a nice conversation with your dinner companions. We enjoyed the food especially the cheese plate (although I'm not too sure about the bacon jam.....) The grilled cheese with tomato soup was definitely something I will get again.
The neighborhood has so many great places to eat but I do think The Tavern is a good addition because it is different than all the other options.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, hidden nugget in Philly
We found this place on Open Table as a last minute reservation after many of my favorite places had already been booked. Went to The Tavern with a close friend, who I had not seen in a very long time. The noise level was just right for quality conversations, the wines were wonderful, and the food was fresh.
The watermelon salad with tomatoes, burrata, and basil was splendid. Can't wait to go back to try more on the menu!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food place
Love what they have done. Chef loves food as much as her patrons. Give this a try and you will make it you go to place..
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inventive menu. Great experience
Inventive menu. Great experience in terms food and service. Quiet & conversation friendly.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
After theater enhancer
Nice little walk from theater district in an enchanted alley.
Menu is eclectic enough and tasty. Very nice experience overall .
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative and delicious in
Creative and delicious in everything. The confit of duck was too hard/dry, but we loved all of our other Eats and Bites. And our waiter/bar tender was fun and effective.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Inspired cocktails, great food. Best chicken sandwich--pickled onions, crispy Brussel sprouts piled on-- I've ever had and my son and daughter both devoured it.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM