Paragon Tap & Table

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Paragon Tap & Table - a great place to meet for top-notch craft beer and food since opening in 2011. Paragon brings a harmonious collaboration of upscale food, craft beer and spirits to a sophisticated yet comfortable environment. Burgers, steaks, seafood and apps!
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HL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. The buffet had very little to offer and what it did offer was cheap, cold and not good. Felt the $34 pp cost was criminal. Also, the service was just about bringing our drinks and clearing our plates - both of which we had to chase down our waitress to do. Not a good Mother’s Day experience at all

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NL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We were there on Mother's Day (overpriced buffet). When I called to confirm the reservation they did NOT mention it was a buffet. We were there for a 5PM reservation and they ran out of food, it was way overpriced and mediocre.

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EB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although the beers available were good the number of brews available was limited.
Also, the number of local brews was less than I would have expected from "Gastro-Pub" that advertised the "Craft Experience". Hopefully the venue will continue to evolve and add more NJ sourced brews, Kane and Carton lead the list of Jersey brews, but Czigmeister and Jersey Girl are right up there too.
Looking forward to my next visit.

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

2nd time I go there, and we were all a disappointed by the food this time : one dish was so spicy (and I can handle spicy usually) that it took away the taste and gave us both stomach issue. And the paella was really not good : all seafood is obviously coming from cheap frozen food bags, rice was overcooked, my advice is AVOID the paella. Their sandwiches ans burgers are good though, and fries excellent. Just make sure you stay in that range of choice

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MB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

Went for Easter lunch and discovered it was a brunch...Food was adequate but not too pricey for the little we ate then the waiter added his 13.00 tip to the bill msking a total of over 85.00. Too much for a small lunch. Noise was deafening.
Would not return. Was there last year and food was much better.

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

We ate in the dining room and the noise level was so high we could hardly talk and could not enjoy our meal. I could understand if the noise level on the bar side was high, but they really need to do something about the noise on the dining room side. We will not go back. The people at the table next to us said the same thing.

Also, many of the draft beers are only 12 oz, rather than the traditional pint, and are served in a globe, rather than a traditional beer glass. I could see using that for a Belgian ale or stout, but no the IPA I ordered.

Very disappointing all around.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Its local. It's a fun place, lively. But food is inconsistent. Beers are varied and good.

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RB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice and clean place. Service was great. Too expensive for a casual night out watching a game.

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GD
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Braised beef short rib never disappoints

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ML
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

ALWAYS a favorite. The French Onion Soup is the best anywhere and that alone worth the trip. I had a Bacon & Cheese Quesadilla and it was great. Guacamole needs some help. My wife had the crab tacos and my brother in law had a great Cobb Salad. They need to put a cheaper steak on the menu. Maybe a Skirt Steak?

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j
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was the best! She was always on top of her game!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a great place for having excellent American style food and drinks with family or friends.

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AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were very good. The atmosphere was very noisy and the restaurant had an unappealing interior.

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EF
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 8 people. Everyone was more than happy with their meal! Not only is the food excellent, it is prepared as requested and in large portions. The menu is perfect for a large crowd since there's so much to choose from. The short ribs got exceptionally high marks...tender & delicious! Took a while to get drinks & not all beer selections were available that night but overall a terrific experience.

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MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good... Asian Chicken Salad needed more dressing and the Brussell Sprouts were a little undercooked for my taste and needed some salt. But otherwise, the food was great! Seating is a little close to one another and the noise level in unavoidable, but it is very loud

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CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Food taste did it match the price...was expecting higher quality food for the price. Also atmosphere felt like I was in a cafeteria.

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l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server's name was, I think, Mike. He was very attentive, informative and professional and made the meal enjoyable. They have a very good draft beer menu and a variety of food choices.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for Harry Potter trivia. The place was packed so I was glad I had reserved a table! The noise level was high, but that’s not the usual situation. Service and food were excellent as always.

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PH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our second visit — same time of day , early Sunday afternoon (12:30 reservation)

They did a great job accommodating a request to be in a quieter area in the place and were kind enough to lower music volume also.

The place didn’t appear crowded on this early Sunday afternoon, but appetizer took like 45 min to come out and lunch took another 45 min or more... and then one of our five dishes was another 5-10 minutes...

It appears the kitchen was backed up tho we were never told that...

Server was fine and pleasant and helpful.

Overall a B this time vs A- last time. But kitchen needs to synchronize better.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Took us a long time to get seated with reservations. Good apps, and good beers on tap. Entrees were okay, Salmon was good, short ribs seemed reheated. Service was great in bar area, okay in dinner area.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drinks, great service! We got the beer burger and korean tacos and we loved them! Will definitely come back!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

To Noisy. Also The person I was with received triple the fresh fries I had, it looked as though maybe they might have fallen of the plate from the kitchen to the table.


I will never go there again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Paragon Tap & Table has a lot of potential, but we were pretty disappointed with the quality of our lunch today. This was our first time here and we decided to go based on the great reviews. It was a quiet Monday and not too busy. My fiancé enjoyed his burger, but the fries were practically inedible because the oil used to fry them was old and had not been changed. I had the baked fish tacos and right away I could tell the fish was frozen, it had no flavor and when I picked up the taco the water from the fish was dripping out. The rice and beans on the side were ok, but the rice was not fully cooked and hard.

We also noticed that the person cleaning the tables around the restaurant was knocking the food dirt and straw wrappers on the floor so there were wrappers all over the floor with the staff constantly walking over them and no one tried to pick or sweep them up.

Based on the other great reviews I’m wondering if they were having an off day, but based on our experience today I don’t think we will be returning.

On a positive note, 5-stars for our server Adam, he was great!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was tasty. I arrived on the early side for lunch and got seated away. The menu was varied and had many options. The quality was fresh and prepared well. My only complaint was being cold. The other people I was with were also chilly.

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e
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE LOVE LOVE the food here. Highly recommend the crispy chicken sandwich! Always has really interesting beers! Great service! Thank you!

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PT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Appetizers, beer and dessert were really good. We both got steak entrees and neither were cooked properly. I ordered med well which came out med rare, almost completely rare. Husband ordered Med which came out med rare, but less rare than mine. I was unable to eat mine since I am pregnant and could not eat meat that rare. The salad was good even without the steak but entirely over dressed. It was almost soupy there was so much excess dressing. Husband's sides were great and steak he was able to eat was tasty.
Brought meat home and cooked further in pven and it was delicious. I would have liked to enjoy it at the time. Will know to order well done next time to hopefully get med well.
Desserts were best part of the meal. Really tasty.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome time

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MC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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NJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I might have gone a little higher in my star rating, but they refused to put a high ABV beer in my flight (Icarus Vlad), which is silly (just fill it half way!). I've been here several times since they've opened and the tap list rarely disappoints. While they do have some interesting things on the menu, I'd rank the food closer to pub fare than upscale. After trying a few more adventurous things, I've decided the comfort food is best (burger, grilled cheese, hot quesadilla).

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r
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Relaxed atmosphere. Very nice place, but not pretentious. Good portions and delicious food. Friendly fast service.

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HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tap and Table has a nice casual atmosphere with great, well priced food. Also a great beer menu. It is a great place to meet friends for nice relaxing dinner.

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had wanted to Try Paragon for some time, having read some good things about its chef. Upon entering with my wife, we decided to have a drink at the bar. There was a loud boisterous group sitting at end of bar screaming the F word every chance they had. So we decided to take our drinks and sit at a table and order dinner. The ambiance is nice, but not great. I would describe it as glorified diner. Service was really awful, Diner took forever to get out. Diners that came in after were served before us. When we complained they apologized. Still, we had to find people for water, to order dessert, to get a check. The service was just terrible. Now the food was actually good. My wife had the scallops and I had pasta with short rib. Both were very tasty. If this review was based solely on the food I would highly recommend, but it was the other variables that made this a place I would not return to.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Place was on point...food, service and drinks all great.

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ST
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was better than prior visits. It was actually really good. I had filet mignon-very well prepared, my wife had scallops. She asked for well done and they came out perfect.
Also, couldn't decide on beer selection, so they offered samples to test.
Noise level was high.

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was nice but very busy and wasn’t able to provide a more personal service. The place too loud and seating too close. Nice place to go once or twice a year.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very loud in the smaller front room. They messed up our seating despite having a reservation but the manager made up for it by comping our appetizer. Well done.

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PR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food, not inexpensive! be prepared for loud noise level.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Though they did not have my favorite duck quesadilla, man was this meal fantastic. The turkey was great, my family got the veggie burger, which we enjoyed along with the southwest burger and Korean beef tacos. I recommend getting the duck quesadilla. The atmosphere was great. This is my favorite restaurant in the area. I can’t wait to come back.

Because other people feel the same way, it gets crowded, so book a reservation.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always on point. Beer selection is excellent for the area. Number of places to choose from but, I always feel like family when I come here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

First off, I do really enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere here. But, was less than impressed on NYE. Had a last minute change of NYE plans so I called earlier in the day to make a reservation and was told there were no available tables, yet when I made a reservation on Open Table, there was availability (and the restaurant was empty when we got there). Then we were told when we got there that it was a prix fixe menu so we accepted as we thought that was the only option since it was NYE. But, the only other table in the restaurant had nothing from the prix fixe! We, too, would have ordered off of the regular menu if we knew this was an option and would have saved us $100. Maybe it was our fault for not asking, but it was communicated as soon as we sat down that it was prix fixe so I am a little disappointed that we were not told other menu options were also available if we wanted. I’m sure I will be back, but it will definitely not be for a special occasion or holiday.

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