The Tavern
The Tavern

The Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetavernftworth.com/
  • Phone: 8179236200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, South American
  • Executive Chef: Felipe Armenta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rivertree Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Tavern
The Tavern is a chef-driven restaurant committed to serving great food in a stylish, yet relaxed atmosphere. Here at The Tavern, we serve contemporary American cuisine with a Southwestern flair and are committed to featuring organic produce, naturally raised meats, and sustainable seafood whenever possible. We take the time to hand-pick fresh vegetables, hand-cut steaks to order, and bake our own breads daily which sets us apart from others for miles and miles. Our menu provides a different and incomparable variety of entrees from fire-roasted artichokes and ground-in-house burgers served with hand-cut shoe string fries, to 11 oz. center cut angus filet mignion.

We provide an extensive wine selection, featuring the best of boutique wines that can be enjoyed at an afforable price. We also have a wide variety of beers from around the world, and serve some of the best cocktails in town.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)great for lunch (20)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (4)special occasion (4)notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Get for Sunday brunch
    DotmarkVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent as usual! Great crab cake salad. We are fans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Gathering
    traveler
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We took our adult family of 5 and everyone was impressed with their selection and the variety of options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    luvMWB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was a girls night dinner and we needed to find an in the middle place to meet. We selected Fort Worth where I found great reviews for The Tavern. We had dinner at The Tavern and what a wonderful restaurant. I can't say enough good things about this place from the food to the service. I would highly recommend The Tavern to anyone. And now I plan to bring my husband the next time, because it's worth the trip from Frisco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour Special
    MrMikie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love the special discounted appetizer available in the bar, and the drink prices are extremely reasonable also. Good pours, great portions, great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality, amazing foods!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We just moved to the area and dined at the Tavern thanks to my brothers rec's. Our server was wonderful and the food was fantastic! I love the fresh foods (no freezer in the place) and the usage of local suppliers. They even make their dressings from scratch everyday. Great food and wine, service was wonderful! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our return trip to the Tavern is best described as "consistent" and that means success. The fish tacos and brisket tacos were once again spot on. The new draft beer list provided an opportunity to try something different. The wine list is not extensive, but adequate. Unfortunately, my wife received the last available glass of her favorite Pinot Noir, which should not happen early on a Friday night. Our service was prompt, helpful, and exactly as we have come to expect from the Tavern. The food quality and service keeps us coming back to this great neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok for brunch...better for dinner
    Newt
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Based on several very good dinner experiences, we tried The Tavern for brunch last Sunday. It was good, but not great. The server and other staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was fine. My two complaints were that the food arrival was a bit ragged and my french toast, while very tasty, was not plated very well and was served with a miserly portion of syrup. (Our server cheerfully brought more, but the kitchen should have sent out an adequate amount in the first place). Also, my seat, which faced the window, was rather glarey such that the people across from me were backlit. The truth is though,finding good quality brunch spots that can deliver accurate and coordinated food is not an easy order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food made up for service
    txquad
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a group of 6 for Sunday evening. Service was friendly but not very organized. They were out of some pork and beef options so we were met with a challenge for ordering. Drink service was a bit slow and we were starting to worry that this was a bad choice but when the food came we were very happy we came. Th food made up for everything. I will happily recommend this place to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Week day lunch
    DotmarkVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    One of my favorite places for lunch. Crab cake salad consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    coupleinftwortharea
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Excellent food! Worth the trip across town. The German chocolate cake was the best we've ever had. Ambience is very nice, not stuffy or overdone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    DFWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    First of all their mimosas are delicious! Made with freshly squeezed oranges. This time I had the ahi tuna salad and it was amazing! It was a very delicious blend of fresh fruit and veggies. I will definitely go back for that one!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    foodisitVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went there on a Friday night... the table behind us was so noisy. Almost to the point of being rowdy. Took 40 minutes to receive our food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    DotmarkVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great crab cake salad we get that every time we visit and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Expectations Poor Experience
    BHDFWVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My first negative review! We tried this place on Wed at 6 PM - not rush hour. We were hoping for a hidden gem but found nothing but Ho Hum. College dorm interiors - - it screams we don't care. The service was untrained. We ordered a nice bottle of Cab first. Our lukewarm nacho appetizer was delivered by someone else, well before our wine ( we don't care). Our entrees were nothing more than adequate (we don't care). When we requested a fresh fork between courses - we were given another rolled napkin - twice - I ended up with 3 napkins and 3 knives (we don't care). They need a manager/team that cares and can lead - they are not BAD - just mediocre at best. Open Table's review word limit keeps me from telling the rest of the story.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JennVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Consistently great food paired with consistently sloooow service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impression
    Paleo
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    An easy night out to a neighborhood restaurant so my mate didn't cook and I didn't do the dishes!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where in the heck is the server?
    CrazyFrog
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We have been customers and fans of the Tavern for a long time. Unfortunately we had our worse experience recently because of a poorly trained distracted waiter. He forgot completely our to go order which delayed our departure by 25 min after we had finished and he would disappear for extended periods which was very frustrating and odd. We told the manager on duty our disappointment and she seemed to be overwhelmed and lacked training on how to resolve our situation. A no brainer a portion of our meal should have been free for all our trouble. We will go back but not anytime soon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Ejoyable
    HornedFrog73
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Always enjoy the food and menu variety. I especially like the brisket and fish tacos.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the The Tavern reviews archive.
  • Good food!
    TonyS
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for Mothers Day and had a great meal. They were a little backed up due to high volume but the food was served hot the wait staff were doing their best. The CAST IRON SKILLET CORNBREAD starter was amazing as was the CRAB CAKE! Will visit again!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    Buzz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a great Brunch. Food and service(Chris) were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food and service
    bruce
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    brunch was too high priced for the quality of the food. Service was adequate, but not commendable
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Fish
    NewYorkGirl
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    If you like your fish perfectly prepared and served, try the Tavern on Friday night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Want great casual dining? Look no further than The Tavern. Its our go-to spot for great food and service. The fish or brisket tacos are outstanding and have a nice kick. One of their craft beers on tap will make a great pairing. Another great choice is the chicken enchilada (huge) which is as good as any local Tex Mex offering. The outdoor dining was perfect for our last visit, but the Hulen Street traffic noise can be a little distracting at times.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually love everything!
    PottressVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Normally I'm crazy about any item I choose at the Tavern but I tried the Ahi Burger and found it most unsatisfactory plus the bun, normally fresh & moist, was dry. Asked right off for some mustard & waiter finally delivered it when I had 2 bites left
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    prettytexaslace
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Arrived on time for our Easter lunch. The noise level was a bit too energetic for our party of 5 so we waited until an outdoor table was available. Waiter was very accomodating without being annoying. He didnt ask us about dessert, but we made sure we got a couple ordered. Fabulous Key Lime pie!! This was our first time to visit The Tavern and I have to say, we really enjoyed the food. The corn bread is to die for!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best crab cake!
    Khenn
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I had the crab cake salad and it was the best crab cake I've ever had! Lots of lump crab meat, light on the breading-perfect! And the salad it is served with is also delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour Delight
    MrMikie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We have a Happy Hour group of 8 that try different spots on Friday nights. We have been to the Tavern several times. It is always a joy if we can get into the bar area. They offer Happy Hour specials in the bar area only so it's kind of a challenge. This week it worked perfectly! We will for sure return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great wait
    JohnBoy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great food and great wait staff! Wish they had more seafood on the weekends like their daily specials during the week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After race brunch
    emmaVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went here after running the Zoo Run 5K for brunch. The brunch fare was absolutely fabulous and hit the spot. Never knew this spot before and now will be a go to place for brunch!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My fourth time to dine here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My fourth time to dine here. The Lamb Shank was exceptional. We have also had brunch as well which exceeded all our expectations
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Fresh Food Haunt
    Hogjoy7
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    This is our favorite go-to fresh dinner resturant. They don't have a freezer, so freshness is a must. They have gluten free fish tacos that are wonderful! I can even turn it paleo by substituting the rice/beans for roasted acorn squash. If anyone asks us where to go for a casual atmosphere, not fast food, good wine/beer...we always say The Tavern!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    DotmarkVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Excellent crab cake salad. Best in town. Only down side was the restaurant was cold. Everything thing else was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came back.
    DrLima
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My teen daughter is now a "pescatarian" so we are always looking for restaurants that offer fish and seafood options. I'm a carnivore and my wife is a salad person. The Tavern menu is not overwhelminly big but it brings very interesting dishes: from the skillet cornbread appetizer to the tuna burger or the slow cooked beef rib, everything was fresh, nicely prepared and delicious. This restaurant is already in our favs list! And we will come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Ppoole
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Combination of well prepared food... good prices...exceptional wine choices for an outstanding casual dining experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A treat for your taste buds
    greateats06
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This place has not disappointed yet and I we have been there 3 times in the last few months. My favorite dish is the Texas Pork Ribs, but really you can't go wrong with any of the items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Friends
    TexanVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Another trip to The Tavern with friends exemplified the consistency of this restaurants great food and service. Motivated by the need for Lenten fish, our wives had fish tacos that were prepared perfectly. My best friend and I opted for the Mexico City Enchilada. While not a Mexican restaurant, we agreed that our entree was as good or better than those served at some of Fort Worth's better known Tex Mex establishments. The Tavern gets the chicken enchilada right with some flare! The wine selection is adequate to please most patrons and the beer selection is accented with variety. I had a new tap selection - Vanilla Porter, which was outstanding. Before selection, our attentive waitress provided me a sample. Dining doesn't get much better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was recommend to us which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    It was recommend to us which I was skeptical about since it's not in a vibrant location surrounded by other good restaurants. We were pleasantly surprised. The good was delicious, my husband got the pork ribs --fell off the bone easily, great flavor, and a nice side of thin crunchy fries. I got the brisket tacos and they were the most flavorful tacos I've had in a while - marinated meat, great rice and beans and a delicious sauce that gave it a kick. We also got the keylime pie and it was pretty good as well -- just too big (and thus pricey). The server was nice, we didn't feel rushed but we sat by the bar and it was so crowded I was someone else's bottom almost in my face. I decided to not let it bother me and rather see it as comical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch
    DFWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My husband and I really enjoy the brunch. This time I tried the soup of the day: artichoke and mushroom. This sounds crazy but let me tell you it was awesome! Try it if they have it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delight
    drmer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The experience was positively delightful! My fish tacos were heaven sent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was outstanding.
    BhomTell
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was more like a sports bar. The service was so-so... The waiter/waitresses did seem too engaged. My wife and I love that the vegetables and foods are organic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic