Better Service Can Only EnhanceThe Tavern came highly recommended from several friends. Waiter was pleasant but seemed distracted to the point of dysfunction. Not that we were in a rush, but some attention, or noticing of what was going on at the few tables he was responsible for attending to, would have been nice. Waiter didn't notice butter was used up, despite my tipping the small bowl on its side which should have looked awkward. No offering of coffee/cappuchino/dessert wine with dessert or following dessert was made. The food was excellent; steak was done to perfection. Side of Asparagus and broccoli were both nicely done as well. Wine selection by the bottle was excellent. Good varied selection by the glass as well.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable MealHad an excellent meal for a friend's birthday. Great food, excellent wine and just the right amount of attention from the staff and management. Was not very crowded which added to the our enjoyment of the evening. We will definitely return.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Stuff!!Dinner was great. Food wonderful, attentive servers, and cake with a candle for the birthday boy!! Would DEFINITELY recommend it to friends and family.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to dineWe've been going to this neighborhood restaurant for years. Great place for special occasions. The steaks are the best I've ever tasted. The wait staff is friendly and helpful. Overall an outstanding experience.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful atmosphereExcellent menu selections and beautiful atmosphere. Romantic. Extensive wine list.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently great atmosphereconsistently great atmosphere and food. Server was efficient, but slightly cold. Bread is really great, and excellent menu selection. Very enjoyable evening.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur special occasion go tooAlways top notch food and service. Done right, every time.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere is charmingThe atmosphere is charming with a retro style bar and attractive upstairs dining. We loved the complimentary lentil spread with crisp toasts. We ordered the soft shell crab appetizer which had a delicious sauce. For our entrees we went with the rib eye and sirloin - both perfectly done. Service was good, cosmopolitan cocktail was great. We'll be back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbFor our 27th anniversary we chose our favorite restaurant. Josh & Tom were excellent. The food, service & wine were wonderful which is why we keep returning, year after year! Great place!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPeaJaeThe Tavern is one of our favorite places to go. The food is fabulous and you couldn't ask for better service.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT food and service. ItGREAT food and service. It was a little loud as there were a few larger parties, but the noise did not detract from the overall experience. Awesome place!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLike being in the Moulan Rouge,Like being in the Moulan Rouge, dining here was the gem of this past year!! Hands down best mussels my friend and I have ever tasted. Divine dining!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I regularlyMy husband and I regularly dine at The Tavern. The food, service and ambiance is outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tavern was an interestingThe Tavern was an interesting and good find. The food was delicious and fresh. There were many choices. The decor is almost over the top, with all the sparkly chandeliers, flowery wallpaper and doodads. It might have felt suffocating if the food wasn't so good and the service wonderful. The staff were attentive and friendly and knowledgeable. The selection of breads were delicious. All the chicken is organic/free range. Would definitely go again.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dined early so they wereWe dined early so they were not extremely busy. The staff was very friendly and attentive but didn't hover. Our food was very good but the baked French Onion soup for my taste could have used more onion and less bread. My husband and I enjoyed it and would go again as a special treat, or special occasion.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and wine list!Great service and wine list! I always love the Tavern's eclectic/romantic atmosphere. We sat upstairs in the dining area... Next time I will be bringing friends back for a girls night downstairs in the Lounge... The menu is a little easier on my wallet (different menu downstairs that has more 'sandwich type options compared to upstairs entree's.) looking forward to y next visit back!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe quality of the food andThe quality of the food and service here is second to none. One of our favorite spots for an enjoyable adult evening out!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always have great mealWe always have great meal at the Tavern...Note there is a upstairs restaurant and downstairs bar...The Bar scene tends to be more lively and we love hanging out down there for hours with friends...For this occasion, we were dining in the restaurant on a Monday evening, which I think is a first...We're usually there on the weekend or later in the week when there are a lot more people...The restaurant gets a little more lively than the "quiet" I rated it when all the tables are full, but later on a Monday evening, there were only 5 or 6 tables seated when we arrived...The ambiance is great...You could spend the whole evening looking at the decor and you wouldn't see everything...Food and Service are always excellent value!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tavern has long been aThe Tavern has long been a go-to spot for a great dinner.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMany great dishes, but youMany great dishes, but you would be hard-pressed to find a better steak in all of Chicago!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Amazing MealThis is our second time at the Tavern and it makes me wonder why we waited so long between trips. I had the Shrimp Acapulco for an appetizer and my wife the steamed mussels. Both were exceptional. For entrees I had the 8 ounce filet which was perfectly charred on the outside, tender on the inside - the taste made me slow down and savor each bite. My wife had sautéed striped bass which she loved. I did taste her entree and really enjoyed it. I may order this on our next visit. It's just so difficult to say no to that filet...
The entrees are served ala carte, so for our sides my wife chose wild rice and assorted mushrooms. These were also extraordinary delights. Our waitress was warm, knowledgable, and attentive; the service outstanding.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, never an emptyGreat service, never an empty glass. Dinner was delicious. Just wish the volume in the restaurant wasn't so loud. Not sure if it was the restaurant itself or if it was the lower level action rising up to us.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWay too loud.Food was good but the noise made the restaurant unbearable. It was so loud you cannot have a conversation. The loudness alone will prevent me from ever going there again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tavern was awesome! We'veThe Tavern was awesome! We've actually walked past here dozens of times on our way to the bar next door,
Which happens to have the same owner. Great food selections, very creative chips with caviar. The menu is only surpassed
By the wine list, quite extensive.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM