It was the Apple Festival and they make wonderful cocktails it’s a cool tavern and very friendly
This is a very quaint tavern, cozy and inviting. The menu was interesting with many options. We had the chicken and waffles and risotto from the brunch menu. The flavors are bright and refreshing. There is a large selection of beer and cocktails. The staff was friendly and attentive. We’re excited to back and try the dinner menu.
We were disappointed in the menu choices. We previously had a delicious salmon dish which was no longer on the menu. The flatbread we did have was very good. There was a vocalist in the bar who was way too loud for the size of the restaurant. There were 4 in our party and we had to yell to carry on a conversation. One friend of mine remarked how sometimes she couldn’t hear the conversation so just nodded. That’s unfortunate since we hadn’t gotten together as a group all summer
Kid friendly. The Music playing was great. Service a tad slow however they were attentive and food was good. We went here on a whim and I would go back with my kids. Parking around corner was convenient.
We had reservations and we were seated promptly. Our waiter came right over to take our drink order and answered any questions that we had. The food was delicious and hot! The ambiance was very nice. There were four people in our party. Everyone was very happy with the food. We had scallops, lobster roll, and a Rueben. All delicious. We will be back.
I was in the area for a business meeting so my husband and I looked up some local restaurants and decided to try the Ideal Tavern. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We really enjoyed the experience.
Food was outstanding.... Ideal Burger and the Lobster Roll, def will go back again. It was unfortunate the VERY loud couple next to us were the reason we left after finishing our meal instead of staying for another cocktail, however this was out of Ideal’s control. The atmosphere, food and service is stellar. We will be back soon!
Ideal Tavern's food is always flavorful and cooked well. The atomosphere is fun and enjoyable for everyone to enjoy. The waitstaff is friendly and overall it's a reliable and nice experience!
The whole experience was great. Service was outstanding. We all enjoyed our meals and were able to enjoy at our leisure. We are there for 3 hours and never felt rushed. Great choices for food and drinks. Great place for get togethers or date night.
The restaurant was exceptionally busy and noisy for a Wednesday night. As a result the service was a little slower than we are used to. Nonetheless, the food was great. The flatbreads were outstanding and the shrimp tacos very good. And as always, Greg was attentive and apologetic that service was a bit slow. Will always recommend Ideal to friends and families and it’s our go to place for our special visitors.
This was the second time we went to ideal tavern and was quite disappointed with everything except the ambiance and hostess.
After being sat we waited a good 10-12 minutes for our server to come over. Once she did she was quick to try and get our drink order and run but due to the wait we had already decided on dinner.
The menu changed since last time and things like brisket that was a protein choice on the poutine it was replaced with sausage which having had Canadian poutine thought that choice was odd.
Value for the money is not quite there. My son had $28 scallops (4) over succotash which was drown in butter. I got Brussels sprouts as my side and seems as though they took out of the fryer directly to the serving bowls leaving them loaded with grease. Cesar salad chicken badly breaded and dressing is sub par.
Server was inattentive the rest of the night and we had to ask for our check at end of the meal after sitting for a while.
After our last meal there we went back hoping for a repeat performance and was disappointed with the results. Definitely didn’t provide the goods for the money.
Our server was great - friendly, knowledgeable. Four of us all enjoyed our drinks and food.
Drinks and food were amazing. Sat at the bar but the music seemed too loud, along with the bartender seemed to care more so about a couple of girls rather than the whole bar itself. Bartender only came to visit when our drinks were completely empty
Great atmosphere! We moved closer to the bar because the a/c was a little too cold in the dining room and unfortunately it was VERY loud and hard to talk.....no one’s fault but ours because we chose to move......still enjoyed wonderful food, great service and very accommodating owner/manager. We will definitely go again!
The waitress we had was amazing. Food was exceptional. My first time dining here and I will definitely be back.
Order was misplaced and had to wait a long ti
Great food and atmosphere. We went for an early dinner so it was not busy yet.
Basic pub food the Thai cauliflower was ok although a bit hard. Calamari was very good, my son enjoyed his nachos. Scallops were ok but not very flavorful. Server was very nice.
Wonderful spot. Met 2 girlfriends for Brunch. Menu is varied, and food was delicious. Good portions and nice ambiance in the restaurant.
Good variety of dishes and the service was excellent.
Had an amazing time here for Mothers-day. The service here was incredible. The server was so friendly and efficient. Loved how we could watch the kitchen and see all the staff cook. Thought it was a really nice touch. Will be coming again, my new go to & favorite place in Southington!
Food was over priced for what it was.
Poutine fries had way too much sauce. Grilled cheese with chicken had hardly any cheese and wasn't fully melted. Paella was really watery and not worth the price.
First of, Kyle is an asset to your team. He was really pleasant and added some fun to the evening. Food was excellent as always, very consistent. Looking forward to next Girls’ Night.
The food was excellent. We had the Brussels sprouts, risotto of the day, wild salmon, and scallops wrapped in bacon. All were delicious and exceeded expectations. The service was efficient and attentive but somewhat impersonal. The only problem we had was the noise level. It was difficult to have a conversation. Otherwise a great dining experience overall.
Outstanding food and service. This place is a gem!
An absolutely lovely evening. The poutine was some of the best we’ve ever had, and the pork belly was yummy. We had a side of Parmesan truffle mushrooms with our burger that was so perfectly delicious. Kyle, our server was amazing as well! There was live music happening, and it was ladies night, which meant all glasses of wine and bottles up to $50 were half off. We will most certainly be back. Such a great little spot!
We go out frequently with another couple and they included Ideal in the choices of a few spots.
I was able to find reservations on open table and was excited to try them.
The appetizers were spot on. We had the poutine with braised beef, best I had had since Montreal. The meatballs, very flavorful and the prosciutto flatbread which my wife and buddy loved a lot.
We were quite full from apps but decided to push on into dinner my buddy and I got the corned beef Reuben wow really tasty and my wife a burger and friends widgets had the barbecued pork loin and no complaints.
We did skip the dessert as nothing grabbed us.
The only issue was we felt a little rushed to turn over the table.
The staff otherwise was very nice including the owner or manger who asked how things were and wished us a nice night.
Will definitely be back.
Service was great Kyle was a pleasure! Food is excellent although this time we had one app. We sent back, otherwise great food. I'd like to see drink prices just a little lower or the martini glass a little bigger 😋 Great tasting drinks though! Overall as always all was good.
Great staff!!! Amazing service! Good food! Good drinks!!
One of my favorite restaurants. First here for brunch. We had an order of the breakfast poutin. Had duck confit and a sunny side up egg. Sauce was a little sweet which made a nice counterbalance to the savory confit and fries. I had the eggs Benedict which was served on sourdough. The Hollandaise sauce had just the right amount of lemon. My wife had the risotto. She loved it.
OMG! Awesome! Can't say enough. From the waitstaff to the food to the environment...you will not be disappointed!
Delicious food and friendly atmosphere.
Awesome as usual!!! Food wait staff all excellent!!
Appetizers and drinks were delicious, my half chicken meal was not cooked through and was pink- I sent it back and then it came back cooked but with no flavor. Very disappointing. Great service and nice ambiance.
I was so disappointed With the food but the server and the ambiance and the cocktails were great
Food and service are always great. It was very chilly in there on Friday night
Great food and service as per usual! One of my favorite spots.
The food was fine and the waitress was attentive, but the service was incredibly slow especially considering how few parties were in the restaurant at 3 on a Sunday. Also I thought it was a little pricier than it needed to be.