We were traveling through and decided to go to Boone Tavern for dinner.
Steak was so tough the steak knife wouldn't cut it. So had to saw it. Cut the steak in real thin pieces to eat.
The steak had a real good taste but chewing the steak was a workout!
The lamb was uneventful! Tasteless and extremely hard to cut. The wedge salad wasn't of good quality and the blue cheese wasn't good at all.
Spoon bread was good as always.
Definitely not a destination!
We really enjoyed eating dinner there years ago!
Probably won't be back unless we go to try lunch instead of dinner.
Hope the chef eats some of the food he/she prepares
And makes improvements.
Really a disappointment for sure! 😟
We drove an hour to eat there and were disappointed. Some of the food was good. There was a problem with my salad. The waiter did not check back with us until we were finished with our meal. He did end up taking the salad off our bill but he was not pleasant about it. So, rest of the food was good but service was lacking.
Beautiful ding room, wonderful service, delicious food. What more can you ask for?
Enjoyed the eclectic menu, great choice of different food items. Get the fried green tomato stack salad.
I had not been to Boone Tavern since I was a child so we scheduled a stop for lunch on our way home from Florida. The dining room was nicely remodeled but still had a historic feel to it. Food was good as was service. We had made a reservation through open table although you could probably get a table for lunch mid week without one.
The dining room is lovely & quaint, like the hotel. Service was a bit distracted, & there was a mix up with our order. We found the soup & entree lacking in seasoning. All the fried items were delicious, though; probably best to stick with traditional fare here.
Amazing evening out for my husband’s birthday. The beauty and ambience of this place was so breathtaking, we could hardly focus on the food which was fabulous in its own right. The fried green tomato salad was unique, rich, and amazingly fresh. Don’t miss it! We had traditional entrees representative of KY and found ourselves full less than halfway through our meal. The tastes were impeccable! What a romantic getaway in a quaint little piece of a time gone by. We will be back!
Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the “sweetest weekend” feature meal that included salad, entre and dessert.
Great atmosphere in a historic Inn. Great service. Excellent food. Food was prepared perfectly. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice dinner.
Valentine's Day special was great with many choices to assure you got a fantastic meal.
We have been to the Boone Tavern many times. The service was very good. The food was disappointing on this trip. The fried items were over cooked. The chicken was tough and I had trouble cutting it even with a knife.
We were disappointed in the gift shop no longer being at the Tavern and just saw vendors with their items in the hotel lobby.
They took up so much room in the lobby and if you weren’t interested in what they were selling it just became awkward.
I am seriously considering not coming back because the changes were bad ideas and it lacked the charm I use to like about the Inn and Tavern.
Dining at Boone Tavern was a experience. Located in the college town and artist haven of Berea it serves classic and deliciously prepared Kentucky cuisine. The service was friendly and accommodating for my elderly mother and the surroundings are gracious. I highly recommend it as a destination for food, the Tavern and the community.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful evening of ambience,great service, outstanding food at a very reasonable price. We even returned for breakfast. We highly recommend Boone Tavern. We will will return. /
Our table had fried fish, shrimp and grits, chicken on a nest, and pork chops. All the entrees were very good except for the pork chop. The updated atmosphere was great and as always, the spoon bread was delicious.
My fiancee and I enjoyed Boone Tavern for his birthday dinner. The dining room is beautiful and the server was attentive but not overbearing. The appetizers were interesting and seasonal; we enjoyed the quirky deviled eggs and the quail.
Brunch was scrumptious. Beautiful place. Waitor could have been nicer.
We were staying at the Inn for New Year’s Eve and reserved dinner at the Tavern. They had a special New Year’s Eve meal -so we chose that. The pre-meal clam chowder and the Champagne Strawberry cake were the highlights, but we enjoyed our entire meal. Service was very attentive and the meal was served quickly. Added to a special New Year’s Eve.
We made reservations for Christmas Eve lunch but were surprised upon arriving when we were told there was no menu for the day, only a buffet. This was not noted anywhere on the website. There was a decent variety but much of the food was cold. The service and ambiance were very good. The overall experience was positive and we will visit again but not for a buffet.
Had steak for dinner and it was tough and undercooked. With desert ordered decaf coffee but almosr positivevit was regular coffee because could not go to sleep forca long time that evening.- you need to clearly mark the decaf pot with an organge stripe!
Had breakfast and the coffee was too weak.
We hadn't been to Boone Tavern in years and one of the biggest changes is that wine, beer and cocktails are on the menu. The hotel lobby and dining room have been elegantly refurbished and are warm and welcoming. What hasn't changed is the great food. Our friends are vegetarians and there were plenty of options for them. I had fried green tomato wedges and roast chicken. The chicken was moist and beautifully presented. And the terrific spoon bread is still served. I read mixed reviews on service but our server was efficient, prompt and got everything right. We were too full for dessert but the choices looked wonderful. We'll be back!
The hotel and restaurant have been given an upgrade. They now have a liquor license. Most impressive is the food. Many staples on the menu but new additions. All in our group thought their choices were excellent. The pricing is also very modest for the quality of food.
Nothing beats the ambiance of the Boone Tavern, or their spoonbread!
Had dinner there as well as breakfast during an overnight stay. Quality of the food for both breakfast and dinner was very good. Service was very good although don't expect "fast". That is not a problem as you come here for the atmosphere and to spend time in the dinning room. I would come back without any hesitation. Our dinner meal could have been a bit warmer in temperature is our only complaint. Could have been partly due to the fact we were an early dinner group just after they opened up. Felt comfortable while we were here as well. In my opinion 4 out of 5 stars. Breakfast on its own would have been 5 out of 5.
Nice lunch with friends. We were there for quite a while and the server and manager were available but not pushy. We enjoyed our visit.
We had lunch and Sunday brunch at Boone Tavern, and enjoyed both - nice setting, good food, excellent & friendly service. Charming hotel with a good solid restaurant, right across from Berea College and walking distance to cute shops, galleries, and a coffee shop. Beautifully decorated for the holidays - would definitely recommend.
Eating at this restaurant was an unexpected wonderful experience. We started with fried green tomatoes and the fried deviled eggs. I cannot even say how unique and fabulous they were. The salmon I had was seared to perfection with a delicious crust. The price was extremely reasonable and we will definitely got back. I have already told 20 people they need to go.
Delicious as always. Boone Tavern never disappoints!
True KY gem, historic and authentic. Not to be missed.
As a student, unfortunately, I could never afford to eat at the Tavern - which was a shame since it was our almost-free labor that made part of its excellence sustainable. So I have never patronized it's excellence to any great extent. But its excellence makes it an ideal experience for a special occasion. So I was glad that I was financially able to make this experience available to part of my family that had never eaten there. It was worth it - to me.
The Boone Tavern is better than it was 5 or 10 years ago. However, the service is so slow. It's really difficult to get a meal served quickly. The wait staff also doesn't seem to have a real sense of what is going on.
Wonderful experience! Diningroom was well spaced out. Food was excellent with many options.
This dinner was in celebration of my husband's 80th birthday. I appreciated being seated at a round table so we could visit easily with our family from out of state. Our waiter was upbeat and efficient. We were able to get a birthday cake put back in the kitchen to be brought out at the appropriate time. It was a great experience all around.
Enjoyed the info in the lobby and the ease of getting a reservation on line . We all enjoyed our food. Although the server was friendly he did a terrible job of bringing what was asked for without a reminder and was not very attentive at all for that nice of a restaurant.
There were eight of us attending dinner at 6:30 on November 4th. We were seated promptly. The waiter was very attentive. The food was good, but not excellent. We have had better food
at Boone Tavern. Four of us ordered the strip steak which was a special that night.
It was tough and overcooked. It almost tasted as if it had been cooked and warmed up.
So, we were a little bit disappointed. However, this will not deter us from trying Boone Tavern
Staff was professional and friendly. Great food and service!
We were very happy with our fish and chips dinners. The wine was excellent, and service was great. Will definitely return when we are in the area.
Food for Sunday brunch is marginal at best. Not worth the price.
I took my granddaughter there for her 10th Birthday. She had to go to the restroom half way through the meal. I told the waiter, but when we got back our table was being remade and our food was gone. Said they could give us more food but would require a significant wait. The waiter said he had not been able to tell the clean up crew. We had dessert as she was still hungry. Everyone said they were sorry but no gesture to reduce bill. Was disappointed as was my granddaughter.
The restaurant is lovely inside with crystal chandeliers and hardwood floors. The table settings are dignified and the wait staff prompt and efficient.
The food was good with decent variety and met our expectations.
The Boone Tavern hotel and dining experience make this a great get-away destination.
Our food was good when it finally arrived (although the orders were incorrect), but the service was terrible...we almost gave up and left the restaurant...