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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, Goat Cheese, Brioche Bun, Mint Lemon Caper Sauce
Haven’t been to ideal tavern since before the pandemic and can say we’ll definitely be back! Menu has changed a bit and had so many options we had a very tough time deciding! All of the food was cooked perfectly, service was great, we loved their drinks- all around great experience.
Excellent food and service. Best cocktails in town
Warm evening in October not to crowed and a new updated menu. It was all good !! Chicken Milanese and arugula salad was delicious.
Food was amazing! Staff was friendly and attentive! 10/10 recommend
Nashville Chicken sandwich was very good. Good draft beer list and cocktail program.
Popcorn cauliflower with the sweet chili sauce is the absolute best! Delicious burger and of course their Smoke on the Water cocktail is amazing
Linguini with scallops was SUPER flavorful with fresh fall veggies!
Great staff and food options. Very clean and fast service.
We decided here as a recommendation my birthday daughter wanted to try. I made a reservation. We arrived and were seated. Everyone was very pleasant. The food was bland and way over priced. I know supply and demand can be an issue. I ordered the steak sandwich and Caesar side salad. I’m low carb so I opened my French bread to 2oz steak (if that!)and cheese (not melted). No seasoning and very bland. Caesar salad was soggy. Two other meals were Very small pasta meals. Last meal- looked the best- a burger! Add 3 drinks and poof - $130 bill! We walked out hungry and disappointed. Sorry 😐 I don’t like giving reviews like this.
We went for brunch and the menu, drink specials, and service were great as always. Thanks Donnie!
Amazing as always. Truffle fries and espresso martini combo sounds like it won’t work, but it does!
Food and services were fantastic! Have never had a bad experience.
Absolutely love it here. Food & service were both so good!
The waitress, staff, food, everything was amazing! We loved the host and the server ever more. The drinks and food were top tier! We will definitely be dining with them in the very near future again!
Ideal is a place we will always be happy to return to. Every time we come in, we’re greeted with great service, relaxing ambience, and excellent cocktails. The food is next level - every single dish we’ve eaten at Ideal has been perfectly seasoned and cooked, fresh, and beautiful. The kitchen runs like a well-oiled machine, and food always comes out quickly and piping hot. If you haven’t been to Ideal Tavern yet, don’t wait. You will not be disappointed!
Love their craft cocktails the best, but their plates are creative and palate pleasing. I would recommend this place to a friend
The food, drinks, and service were excellent as always.
Wonderful ambiance and service! Drinks were delicious.
The waiter was AWESOME food was also great. I love that the menu changes every season.
Everything was so fresh and favorable. A lot of appetizing options on the menu. Went with the charcuterie board, tuna tartar, chicken skewers, and ribeye. Everything was very tasty and seasoned well. Wished the skewers were left on the grill a little longer but still very good overall experience
Ideal Tavern is such a great place to get a great meal and spend a beautiful night outdoors. The food is always exceptional and i believe it is the owner who will come by to check in on you or even to serve you your dinner.
Drink specials are inventive. Can't miss with the Ideal Tavern.
Best spot in town! A hidden gem in downtown Southington. Great drinks and the menu is always fresh. We eat there at least once a week. The staff is experienced and the service is great. Since Donny took over as manager about two years ago the turnover which was an issue has completely stopped. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Excellent food and service. Got to sit outside which was super nice. Definitely would go back and recommend
Fantastic evening! The buffalo cauliflower never disappoints! Server was friendly and accommodating!
We sat outside and had a great time. Donny the manager was super hospitable, moving the umbrella around during our meal to block the bright sun from blinding and overheating us. The drinks are super delicious, except way too small for $12 dollars. The food was wonderful as always. Thanks Ideal Tavern!!
Favorite place to dine. Food is perfectly seasoned and expertly plated. Cocktails are outstanding and wine/beer list is impressive.
Food was fantastic! The service was great and the outdoor seating worked out really well. Overall great evening.
As always a great evening out. We love the vibe. The management and service is always excellent always aiming to lease and making sure the evening and food is satisfactory. We dine here weekly .
Food was great Live music which was not too loud and Dannie our server was excellent.
Polite friendly service food was good but a little loud for dinner conversation
Great food! Ideal Burger can get a bit messy, but it was delicious.
Great staff and food. The only disappointment was that the adult drinks took too long when ordered.
Love the Brussel Sprouts!!! The staff is very attentive and friendly , a fun place to eat , great prices and a very relaxed vibe.
Good drinks, huge beer list, lots of cocktails. The food was good as well. The portions were kind of small for the price, but were delicious.
Wonderful experience highly recommend
Let me start by saying we ended up at The Ideal Tavern
Only because the place we made our original reservation was not open but we were pleasantly surprised.They have an outstanding beer list I had The Bad Sons bad Billy Brown and my wife had The party. We got the artichoke dip as an appetizer and my wife said it was the best she ever had. I had the Reuben sandwich that was outstanding I highly recommend it my wife who does not eat red meat got the BLT except it was a CLT she change the bacon to chicken she only ate about half of it and also I said it was very good we passed up on dessert because we were too full The wait staff was great even the owner came over to our table and asked how everything was. Too bad we live over an hour away I would love to go back and try some of their other dishes. It was a little on the loud side but not to the point that my wife and I could not have conversation. I will finish by saying that I highly recommend the ideal Tavern.
Foggy BLT was excellent!
Always delicious from apps to dessert. Their charcuterie is my favorite in the area
They served little cornbread muffins. Then we had the charcuterie board, it was a nice collection of snack items. The meals were enjoyable. They have fun cocktails that range from vintage to trendy with a drink that is presented with dry ice.
Great food, great drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. Very cool to order the ‘bartender’s special’, and not know what drink was coming...but it was good!
Ideal Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.