Oxford House Tavern

4.5
89 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at the historic Oxford House, The Oxford House Tavern has beautiful old world charm, with amazing food and drinks. A great family atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Higgy
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here when meeting a friend for lunch. I live in Fairfield County and she lives in Hartford area. This was the perfect half way spot. EXCELLENT FOOD! My only complaint is that it not closer to my home so I can go here all the time.

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Broshinsky
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was overall very good. Family loved the teriyaki skewers. But the lobster bisque was quite thin. NY strip was perfectly cooked. The penne ala vodka was a great hit as was the chicken parm. Staff was accommodating to dietary restrictions.

Service was a bit slow...may not be the place for a quick bite.

Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Guanajuato
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service given was also friendly. Chili and the wings tasty and Highly recommend the Honey Garlic Salmon for the main dish

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vipCodyM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great night out. Service was prompt. Food was good. Restaurant was clean. Food was pretty good overall.

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BobG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The waitress was fantastic. My wife's food came out unlike it was described. I ordered teriyaki whiskey glazed ribs. The ribs were tender but it was just covered in BBQ sauce, no whiskey or teriyaki on the plate. I am assuming they are having chef issues. But the waitress was fantastic. She agreed with my wife Offered her something else then gave her desert with no charge and even paid for her drink. Mixed!!

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MegsG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always drive pass the Oxford House Tavern and comment that we should try it. We finally did and realized that we should have done so sooner! It was just perfect. We could not fault one single aspect of our experience. We greeted by the hostess and sat at a table immediately, our waitress came over to get our drink order and throughout our visit was available while not hovering. We will definitely be back.

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FishLover
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was prepared perfectly. Beet salad was chilled the way I like . The entrées were the right temperature except for the fact they came out as we were eating our salad. Way to soon . I asked for fresh Parmesan for my pasta dinner and it was The store-bought type not freshly ground cheese . It was quiet and we sat by the wood-burning stove it was a nice atmosphere . We will return for dinner again.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my wife's birthday. We were seated at our favorite table by the fireplace, which was great since it was a cold night. Our waitress, Molly, was lovely and did everything to make our stay enjoyable. My wife gave her some mask lanyards to hold her mask in place when not in use. She was very appreciative. The adult strawberry lemonade was delicious as was our meals: tacos and chicken marsala.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty we came out nice and hot just a nice place to go have finner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Cece
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The waitress was nice but gave wrong information regarding menu items. She didn’t know what kind of Scotch that the bar had admitted that she was not familiar with alcohol. My friend ordered a vodka with tonic and it came in a water glass with a big straw I ordered a vodka with a splash of cranberry and it came in a rocks glass and cost $2.00 more.
The Scampi on a skewer didn’t have any taste of garlic/ butter at all and was served over brown rice with carrots & peas. The roasted Chicken with cavatelli pasta and veggies in garlic sauce was very salty and soupy.

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vipGardenweasel
New England
122 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our cozy table by the fireplace! Everything was outstanding (as always)!

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vipjctm
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our server went above & beyond to make us comfortable.

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SusanC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely!

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JeffB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was quite good. Great time excellent service

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DawnA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten here several times. Great service and food. Varied menu.

JP
vipJohnP
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We went for outside dining with a view and we got a view it was relaxing until the train came screaming by. Food was mediocre, swordfish was previously frozen over cooked and was served with frozen vegetables for a side. My dining partners meal came with under seasoned chicken over mushy angel hair pasta. Our waitress served our dinner without removing our appetizer dishes and salad plates we received very little attention at a not very busy time of 5 pm

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vipAnneK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch outside. Great food and generous portions. Outside there is some road noise but there is also nice views of gothic style white church on a hill and Victorian style home across the street. Inside looked nice too. Historical tavern feel.

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LynnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, very accommodating staff, staff is friendly, efficient, great alcohol beverage, nice atmosphere either inside or out, is becoming my favorite place to dine.

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DevotedDad
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio dinnertime. The tables are spaced far enough apart to feel safe. Staff wears masks and menus are single use paper. My tavern burger was excellent. The peppercorn barbecue sauce was savory, not too sweet, which I liked. My wife's salad was a very generous portion and plenty of cheese and vegetables, not just a big plate of lettuce. They had several beers on tap, which is nice since many places where business has slowed have cut down on how many kinds of beer they serve these days. Good value for the money.

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vipGardenweasel
New England
122 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at our favorite spot on the porch & both servers made sure everything we ordered were perfect, as I had asked for my cod to be prepared a special way, and it was with no sacrifice of flavor or freshness. The tuna app was so good and generous I might make this an entree next time.

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unk2
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super, helpful, friendly staff. Food was very good, nice selection. Carrot Cake awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The apps and dessert were great. The main course were not as good. I got the beef ravioli and know where in the description does it says it has mushrooms and it was a mushroom sauce not a cream sauce like it says ... I’m not a huge mushroom fan so it was disappointing.

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vipFishLover
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location on the front porch for a delicious dinner next to the patio heater just as the sun is setting. Throughly enjoyed our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great servers

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Matt
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Ahi Tuna , it was excellent. We also had the steak skewers, out of this world. Great service at the bar and friendly staff.

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RayJ
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is a must visit. The Steak Skewers were made with filet mignon, and the Pork Chop Was huge and delicious. We are coming back for St. Pattys Day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun, easy and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was excellent. Food was just mediocre.

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Hank
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all , let me just say, we had the best experience here. Our bartender was excellent, didn't even need to write anything down, and the food was excellent. We really enjoyed the happy hour specials, and will be back.

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AshP
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets here. We arrived and were seated promptly. The waitstaff is friendly and the everyone smiles and is very helpful. The food was delicious, a nice place for dinner. We will return.

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caseys
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice clean restaurant. The service was quick , and the food was even better. We would recommend.

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QuinceyL
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for lunch on a friday. We both had the salmon, it was fantastic. the service was prompt, the dining area was quiet. Pefect for a business lunch.

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meghans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend. We had a great table by the fireplace, on a Thursday night. We enjoyed the pierogies appetizer. I had the amazing buffalo mac and cheese that I've seen posted everywhere, and was amazed. I will return when in the area again. Happy to find such a nice place in CT.

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Jamesoneatswell
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a quick bite in the afternoon . It was very busy, and now I know why. Food and service was excellent. Gianna behind the bar was great. Definitely will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great looking Restaurant , clean ! The service was fantastic, the food was amazing. Try the Rib Eye! Delicious ! Will return

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vipVicky
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought it was a nice local place. New in town and wanted to try it. Food was good, beer selection, great and will go back sometime soon.

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RussellL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server and host were excellent! Live music made it fun as well!!

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mort1
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I normally don't write reviews, but have been coming here for months now. They have an amazing staff, and the food is the best around.Keep up the good work. Best Restaurant in town.

FAQs

Oxford House Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 463-8904.

Oxford House Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 89 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.