Griffin Tavern

4.7
348 reviews
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$30 and under
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Griffin Tavern is a casual dining restaurant with three cozy dining rooms, a “cheers” style Pub where friends and strangers mix and mingle and a wonderful outdoor area for seasonal dining(dogs on leashes welcome outside). We also have rooms upstairs that are perfect for private dining, small functions, and business meetings. Griffin Tavern is internet friendly with FREE WiFi access. Our menu features home-style cooked meals and pub favorites using fresh ingredients and local products: Fish n’ Chips, Shepherds Pie, Great Hamburgers, Seafood and Steak specials, as well as gluten free options, affordable appetizers, salads, and a Children’s Menu.
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OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was exceptionally nice. We really enjoyed our dinners and the beer selection.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place this is. The building is wonderful both inside and out. Food was delicious, especially the pavlova. Do yourself a favour and eat here soon.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were on the front porch. Wonderful weather and ambiance. Steak was requested medium rare to rare, came medium. Appetizer of egg on salmon was wonderful.

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks we had a very good time and a good server

FV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Griffin Tavern for many years and the food, service, ambiance is always the best. The Owners and staff are always cheerful and make the experience wonderful for everyone. Highly recommend.

RP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here typically for Sunday brunch but have been for dinner a couple of times in the last few months. The food and service is always good and the menu changes so you always have good options.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, both the ambiance and the food were wonderful! The restaurant is in a lovely country house that is perfect for enjoying a leisurely lunch. There are ample choices on the menu (both standard menu and specials list) that would suit any palate. Service is friendly, attentive and professional. A friend and I started meeting at Griffin Tavern for lunch whenever we can since Flint Hill is a mid-point between her house and mine. I enjoy the restaurant so much that my husband and I have driven all the way out there from our home in Warrenton for dinner and undoubtedly will do so again since he likes the restaurant as much as I do! Everything out of the kitchen is chef-prepared, by which I mean tasty and attractively presented! Additionally, when my friend and I meet for lunch we tend to make it a very long lunch since we will be going our separate ways afterwards. The wait staff has never pushed us to leave.

JM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. Both were fabulous! This place is a gem. The service staff are all very friendly and the food is great!

BT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Sangria. Good band but very loud in the small bar. Outside patio is comfortable.

KP
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is my new favorite. The atmosphere is relaxed, but it is charming and lovely! There are framed photos on the walls (some for sale), and a gallery upstairs. Lots of smaller, more intimate rooms; it would never feel like a big, noisy restaurant. You really feel that you are in a country inn. The food is great; my husband adores the British fare menu. We will go back many times...for events large and small!

DM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the everything about the Griffen Tavern, so glad they are close to us.

DP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday. The waitress was aware and wished my beautiful wife a happy birthday which was nice!
We will try the porch next time. Small dining rooms make it darn near impossible to have private conversation

Q
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a lovely setting, excellent service, and great food and drink - including some holiday specials!

PS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance in a delightful Flint Hill restaurant. Good varied menu with excellent food and great service from a charming waitress. Highly recommended.

A
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually we love this place. Sunday was not very good. We waited over 15 mins for a server. One drink came, we had to ask twice for the other ice tea. The poached eggs were hard and the hash browns were cold. The English muffins were not toasted. Very disappointing.

NM
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a peaceful, wonderful place for lunch. Service & food were outstanding.

WS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, efficient, attentive, professional service from start to finish. Our meal was well-paced and the various courses arrived in a way that we did not feel rushed or overwhelmed... neither did we have to wait. Everything was very well prepared and seasoned... everything arrived fresh and piping hot. The calamari was to die for! The French onion soup was the best I have had in ages. My steak was perfectly cooked as was my wife's stuffed pork chop. The gelato was a perfect finish. Kudos to everyone!

SM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The Surf and Turf and desserts were on point!

LA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but a little pricey. I would return and recommend it to a friend.

RS
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selection, drinks very good and ambiance wonderful
Recommend to anyone in area looking for a great restaurant

DM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to the pub! We introduced some friends to the place and they loved it to.

SH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Rappahannoc County! Delicious food never disappoints, and the specials are just that! We love Griffin Tavern

JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Our group of seven enjoyed lunch mid-week and the everything was great. We had the fish and chips, burgers, steak and cheese, BLT, and club sandwich. Service was very good and accommodated separate checks! Have been several times before and always enjoyed it.

WW
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the meal and the service. We will be back!

L
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a nice Birthday celebration dinner for 6 people in the front room of the Tavern. The only problem was the band started playing in the pub area at 7:45pm and the door was open between the dining area and the pub. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other at our table. The band was definitely too loud for the room it was in......

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Nice drink selection. Definitely recommend!

l
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Griffin Tavern was a winner again, fora tasty lunch with dear friends. The delicious food and attentive service increased the pleasure of sitting outside on a perfect day in May and enjoying lively company.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

SB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new and creative menu has us coming back often ;) We LOVE Rachel's tofu and appreciate the gluten free options ! Great wait staff. Very friendly and accommodating!

LR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Griffin Tavern's back porch was a wonderful place for lunch with friends. The food and service was very good. The locally made kielbasa board was really good...with a nice mustard infused cheese, local chutney, and delicious grilled bread alongside. Thank you.

DH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice place with good food but bad wine and a taxi $.40 charge to taste a beer even if you end up buying for glasses

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another great meal, great service, and wonderful atmosphere. Special, extended thanks to the wonderful Baker who made a Dalmatian Cheesecake special for us ... on Easter weekend! The efforts are always greatly appreciated and Griffin Tavern never fails to deliver.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday

M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Griffin is great for lunch or dinner ... food is excellent ...

G
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy lunch here

JS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible and over priced
Since January this place has gone downhill

t
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place to meet friends for slow a slow pace dining experience where you won’t feel rushed. Wait staff is limited so don’t expect quick in and out experience in the dining area but the food is good and the atmosphere is flexible. Choose the bar area, dining room, or outside porch.

LI
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Griffin Tavern. I was sorry they didn’t have their great crab cake on the menu but enjoyed the salmon very much. As always the service was great — prompt and friendly. We especially enjoyed the treat of a warm cookie at the end even though we weren’t playing trivia.

LV
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My husband and I dined at the Griffin Tavern on April 10. The calamari was delicious. We also split a green salad which was fresh and very good. I ordered the crab cake, which unfortunately, they were out of, but I had the ribs instead which were good. My husband had shepherd's pie which was excellent. The only real complaint we had was that it was too noisy.

DB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have good food and a nice experience at Griffin Tavern.
In the Tavern on a rainy day or outside on the porch on a nice one. We love it!
I took my mom there for a birthday lunch. I kept telling her how good the burgers were so decided to let her try them for herself. She was not disappointed!

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