Tavro13
Tavro13

Tavro13

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tavro13.com/
  • Phone: 8564678413
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2:30pm
    Lunch Mon - Sat 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner
    Mon - Thurs 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Fri & Sat 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sun 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Terence Feury
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: ..or Let us bring the party to you!
    All of our menus are available for off-site catering. Contact us for further ordering information and delivery areas.
  • Entertainment: Check our website - live music every Saturday night

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: FREE parking available in our private lot.
A word from Tavro13
The historic 250 year old Old Swedes Inn has been reborn as Tavro 13, with acclaimed Chef Terence Feury helming the kitchen. The Colonial building at 1301 Kings Highway in Swedesboro, NJ hosts a variety of dining options, from a 55 seat fine-dining room, a lounge featuring live music, an expansive bar, and a banquet room ideal for private parties.



Chef Feury comes to Tavro after establishing himself as one of most lauded chefs in the Philadelphia area. A veteran of Le Bernardin in New York, Philadelphia’s Striped Bass, Ritz Carlton, and, most recently, Fork, Chef Feury has gained local, regional, and national accolades throughout his career including being named Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Chef in 2010 and being named a 2002 finalist for A James Beard Award, Mid-Atlantic region. The seasonally driven American cuisine will showcase the chef’s connection to local farmers, and provide a showcase for the talents of one of the region’s brightest culinary stars.
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Tavro13 reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Food
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    While I've heard people complain about the price, it really was a great meal. Absolutely every dish was delicious. I'd rate it up with restaurants in Wilmington and Philly, yet it's nestled in a small town virtually in the country. I'm willing to pay the extra price for an excellent meal. It's a hidden gem, or the locals are not "into" it because it was far from packed on a Saturday night. When sat down there were only 5 tables dining, including us. When we finished our meal and left around 8:15, there was only one couple dining who had just arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine Dinning Nearby
    HolyGuacamole
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Save the trip to Philly and go to Tavro13 for a nice night out with your spouse. Delicious food and excellent service. My only negative would be is that the tables are a bit too close together, so if you don't like hearing your neighbor's conversation you may want to pass, or go early before the dinning room gets busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local
    92Foxbody
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was good the place was empty and most people in the area opt for the lower priced other half of the restaurant the Red Hen.
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  • Consistently Excellent
    Annie12
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is my third visit to Tavro 13. The cuisine is outstanding. On this visit in June I had the salad as an appetizer and salmon as an entrée. Both were perfectly prepared. The portion sizes are satisfying. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive. Background music is pleasing. I love the black and white room colors with the red leather corner banquette seats. Spend some time at the bar before dining. The cocktail selection is unique. In December I enjoyed the Clementina; in June I had the Treize, a perfect warm-weather cocktail. Tavro 13, with award-winning French chef Terrence Feury, is a gem in the heart of historic and romantic Swedesboro, New Jersey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sweet Find In Swedesboro
    SJDiner1VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Albeit a bit expensive and gaudy, this place makes up for it in their excellent food and service. Free parking next door. Great beer selection and lots of wine selections, many by the glass. Lower priced restaurant next door called the Red Hen is very kid-friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is not very good
    realitycheck
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Although much was put into upgrading an old building the dining room is quite small. It feels like your part of the table next to you. The food is in cases of the appertizers OK but our main courses Veal and Lamb were basic. The wine list is terrible and the prices remain high. Sorry we wont be coming back.
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  • overpriced
    tomdelsnj
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Not bad but way overpriced ...reminds me of a hotel restaurant .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 280 reviews are from the Tavro13 reviews archive.
  • What happened?
    Jerseydiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    So disappointed on this visit to Tavro 13. We actually chose it for a special occasion because our last two meals here were memorable. The menu was very abbreviated, and not what was shown on the website. The noise level was deafening - a large party near us must have thought they were in a sports bar. The food - not nearly as good as previous dinners. Crab cakes were full of filler, and a nice piece of black sea bass was slightly overcooked. But, the great sauces and sides of past dinners were missing. Perhaps there has been a change in ownership, or Chef Fleury has left. The adjacent bar is lively, and there is a live band, so maybe that is the new direction for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nothing bad-just nothing worth a drive to an out of the way location
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Brunch
    AFanVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Imagine that you have a good friend that is remarkable chef and has a beautiful home and you were invited over for brunch - that was our experience at Tavro13 (and no we do not know the chef but the staff made us feel like we were friends from the start). First time there and loved the food and the staff. Felt at home yet at a high quality restaurant all at the same time. The balance of service, excellent food and comfortable/welcoming atmosphere is a hard one to manage and they do it all while making it seem effortless. Highly recommend! And definitely try the chicken and waffles - the syrup is the secret ingredient!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terryC
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The Food was excellent! Service outstanding! Having food allergies was no problem here, very accommodating & even had the most delicious dessert!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    dishless
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a great Easter brunch. Every thing was fun and easy going. Food delicious.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    HiddenGem
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Iron Chef... Eclectic Atmosphere... Great for Foodies.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below Expectations
    DRBZ
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Tavro 13 shares an entrance with noisy restaurant/bar on the other side of the hotel. Faux Pas #1 for a fine restaurant. For an establishment, where appetizers are in $15 and entrees $30 average range,the food and service are below average. They are in need of more polished waitstaff and not share the same hosts with the bar. The bathrooms are upstairs, unless you want to go to the bar lavatories, not the best situation , when the average patron is north of fifty. A return visit is unlikely.
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  • Good food!
    DoubleD
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had a great dinner at Tavro! The food was excellent! The waitress was very knowledgable about the menu and extremely pleasant! I also highly recommend the Clementini! Perfection. The only downside was my second Clementini was made by another bartender and it was not as good, still good, but not as good. The first one was perfect. Not sweet and very refreshing. Back to the food, all four of us had a very good meal. I opted for the primerib special, delish, both days that it took me to eat it. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely birthday dinner
    happybday
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Went to celebrate my birthday and it was an absolute dream! Who knew Swedesboro had such a divine place to dine! We plan on coming back again real soon!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We reserved ahead... We were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We reserved ahead... We were put in a sunroom that was cold and near door with draft. Very disappointed on that. Also with reservations it said we had option of menu vs price fix.. That was not an option, but waitress did offer extra appetizer to help make up for it. Overall food was VERY good.. just had a few unexpected things. Would try again off of menu.
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  • Fantastic Restaurant week menu!
    GWESP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Just ate here and the food was outstanding. Imaginative, flavorful, and well presented menu. The wine and beer choices are also something different from the run of the mill and extremely enjoyable. Atmosphere is great and the decor very interesting. Try to make 'Tavro 13' out of the lights in the cafe - the Red Hen a new addition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    BetsyA
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Went for South Jersey restaurant week - incredible food and service for $35. If you want unique dining, city-quality food and service in a small town atmosphere try Tavro13!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Pass by so many times Finally gave it a try Unbelievable. Tremendous Food service Cannot wait to go back
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    Gerri
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Our Server, Gracie was absolutely fabulous. Very upbeat and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Read about this resturant
    SethVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Read about this resturant and thought we would try it even though it is very far from ANYTHING. Glad we did - wonderful food, fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    FoodieDebVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Loved the black, white and red room. Bonus was the wonderful fireplace! The food was fresh and amazing. Loved the oysters, but mostly the fish we ordered was superb. Would come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trendiness in a Small Town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Family was in town Saturday and we wanted to have a nice meal somewhere. Being new to the area, we took a chance on Tavro. Having just moved from Philly's amazing restaurant scene, my expectations were limited for a small town restaurant. But Tavro 13 was exactly what we were looking for. Trendy/funky interior with a nice ambiance, although, the place was fairly empty for a Saturday night. We ate in the dining room, but there is a bar on the other side. The food was worth every penny, absolutely delicious - everyone was impressed but how good the food was. It's a great spot to take out of town guests to. It's on the pricier side but, again, very worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overly eclectic
    Jmank
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The menu is very niche & unusual, but that made it limiting to us, as not everyone was adventurous in their appetite. The lamb belly app is their signature dish, but it was so rich & indulgent that it ruined the rest of my meal. I should've went with the salmon or scallops, but decided that the Berkshire pork chop may be good. It tasted liked a giant piece of bacon, as it was overly smoked. The side dishes that accompanied the chop were better...roasted Brussels sprouts & peppered grits. Got tricked into ordering aqua panne water when we asked if we wanted spring of sparkling...don't like that feeling. The dessert was decent...housemade donuts. Ambiance was good...sleek & clean. Tables are very close together, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Choices
    NewcomerVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were impressed with the upscale ambience and updated menu selections available now in this nicely renovated Old Swede's Inn location in the heart of Swedesboro. We had a delightful meal from appetizers through dessert with everything served at the perfect temperature. We appreciated the willingness of the staff to substitute potatoes for the salad on the steak special for my husband and serving the salad separately prior to our entrée. My fish was cooked perfectly and enhanced with the accompanying vegetables. We thoroughly enjoyed the small, warm, sugary doughnuts and sauce for dessert. We can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must try in south jersey
    HVACRToolsVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Tavro brunch is fantastic. Great menu and option to do a 3 course brunch with bottomless bloody marys or mimosas. Do yourself a favor and get there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were excellent,
    EpicureVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food and service were excellent, will visit for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never again!
    GIGI
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Planned a romantic dinner for 2. Seating was terrible. They try to squeeze in as many patrons as possible but in doing so it was extremely cramped. Tables on either side of ours were inches away. Their conversation was ours. No privacy. Service from waitress was extremely poor. She told us she would bring bread shortly after being seated. Finally asked for it when meals arrived. There was no checking in with us to see if we needed anything throughout our meal. Never asked if we'd like a second drink from bar. We had more attention from the people clearing the table. Totally unimpressed with the whole experience. We get better service from chains. Manager asked our opinion which we offered but at that point the night was wasted. Never again!
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  • Love this place!
    jtrout0799
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We love Tavro and have been here multiple times. Each time the food has been fantastic, the staff attentive and the ambience hip. We were able to get a last minute reservation for Valentine's Day. My only criticism is that because of the last minute request we were seated in the bar area which got a little crowded this particular evening. This is why I gave it the higher noise rating. The main dining room is fine. I highly recommend Tavro 13!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Choice!
    HolyGuacamole
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great atmoshpere, tasty, healthy, fresh meals, excellent service, very clean, reasonable prices for fine dining!! Will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    WoolwichRes
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My fiancé and I went early to have a few cocktails. The girls standing at the check in area were busy but one asked for my name and said she would check us in. At 8:30, our reservation time, I checked on our table and was told it would be a few minutes. We were seated at 9. The dining area seemed crowded and the noise level was high. The tables were very small and were spaced just about a foot apart so we could clearly hear couple's conversations on either side of us. Our server was polite and attentive but we had to ask for bread. The only positive of the evening was that the food tasted very good. Prices for drinks and food were very high, which I do not mind paying but the overall experience has to be a lot better!
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  • Great alternative to city dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had Valentine's dinner at Tavro 13 and had excellent meals (we highly recommend the scallops) with exceptional service. This is a great spot to go as an alternative to going into the city for that upper shelf dining experience. The dishes are unique and extremely well presented. We would also recommend their specialty cocktail list. The seating is comfortable and decor upscale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Area for dinner is a little
    jd101350
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Bar Area for dinner is a little noisy, however they have a fine dining area which is quite romantic, it makes you think your in a different place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We made a reservation on Open Table - when we arrived, we were immediately sat...but in the bar area. we asked the hostess if there were any tables in the dining area as this was a long over due date night, and were looking for something a little more "date night". The bar was pretty dark and fortunate for us got to listen to justin beiber and beyonce. The hostess said that it was packed in there and that was it. Oh well. Our waiter was great! We had some questions about the menu, and he described everything. When the food came out - it was even better than expected. Just a note, we ordered off the regular menu, not the bar menu. We ordered two apps, the rib eye special and the trout. Everything was mouth watering.
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  • Excellent!
    AnthonyVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Everything was great at Tavro. The four of us were promptly seated at a lovely table near the fireplace, and the hostess offered to take our coats, which is always nice. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the Gnocchi, Trout, Branzino, and a cheese plate. Our friends had the crab appetizer (the name escapes me), Trout, and NY Strip. My only critique was with the trout - the remoulade was a bit overpowering for the other ingredients. However, clearly not enough of a complaint to lose a perfect rating here. Anyway, the staff were near flawless, paying attention to those little details that separate good from great. Jenna was superb. The bar area was thriving - I hope to come back sometime soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive
    Jpd2VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Not exactly in the neighborhood but Tavro13 is a classy, fun place with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    steve
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Highly recommend coming here. Food was very good. Service was excellent and it was a great evening. Did not feel rushed nor were we waiting for the food to be served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best food in the Swedesb
    Joel
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Try the duck!!! Words cannot express how good the duck is. all ingredients are fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu not same as posted on web
    Enaj
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We were scheduled to have brunch on Sunday at this restaurant. I researched the menu ahead of time and it did not match the one that was given to us in the restaurant. We were disappointed with our limited choices and the seating that we left without even ordering. We went around the corner to the Rode's Fireside Inn which was a better value with a nice menu selection.
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