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Tavern on George

4.2
4.2
57 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Tavern On George is New Brunswick's all-new tavern. Get cozy with a drink, a burger and some music.
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Menu

Salads

add chicken / $3

  • Tumulty's Famous Wedge$5.00

    served with your choice of dressing

    • Tumulty's Famous BLT Wedge$7.00

      chopped bacon, tomato, blue cheese

      • Tavern Salad$13.00

        romaine, cherry tomato, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, bacon

        • Toasted Romaine$11.00

          sea salt, olive oil, lemon, shaved parmesan

          • Market Greens$11.00

            shallots, feta, sunflower seeds, house vinaigrette

            • Half$7.00

          Soups

          • Creamy Potato$5.00

            bacon, scallions

            • French Onion$6.00

              seasonal onions, gruyère

              • Veggie Chili$6.00

                seasonal vegetables, beans, cheddar

                Tumulty's Famous Burgers

                accompanied by oregano + sea salt house-cut fries

                • Impossible Burger$3.00

                  plant-based substitution; turkey burgers available

                  • Classic Pub Burger$11.00

                    lettuce, tomato, onion

                    • Stuffed Cheeseburger$12.00

                      your choice of cheese

                      • Bacon Cheddar$13.00

                        bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, house horseradish mustard

                        • George Street Burger$13.00

                          swiss, portabello, caramelized onions

                          • Tumulty's Classic Combo$14.00

                            classic pub burger, famous wedge

                            Tavern Bites

                            • Wings

                              spicy bbq or classic hot

                              • Twelve$12.00
                              • Six$8.00
                            • Market Board$14.00

                              chef's selection of cheeses, cured meats, + spreads

                              • Nduja Mussels$16.00

                                garlic white wine broth, cured pork, crostini

                                • Hummus + Olives$9.00

                                  assorted olives, toasted pita

                                  • Three Dips + Chips$10.00

                                    all house-made—guacamole, pico de gallo, and jalapeño three bean salad

                                    • Tavern Nachos$11.00

                                      jalapeño, scallion, mexican cheese blend, sour cream, salsa

                                      • House-Cut Fries$6.00

                                        oregano, sea salt

                                        Mains

                                        • Cluckies

                                          tavern-battered chicken, made-to-order house waffles, warm syrup

                                          • Three$14.00
                                          • Two$10.00
                                        • 9th Ave Corned Beef Sandwich$12.00

                                          cabbage slaw, spicy mustard, rye

                                          • Fish + Chips$14.00

                                            tavern-battered cod

                                            • Tavern Smoked Beef$15.00

                                              garlic toast, au jus

                                              • Penne Mediterranean$19.00

                                                gluten-free penne, artichoke, sun-dried tomato, black olives

                                                • Linguine$28.00

                                                  fresh mussels + clams, pork, shallots, garlic white wine broth, parsley

                                                  • Half Chicken$24.00

                                                    lemon, herbs, potatoes, seasonal vegetables

                                                    • Kale Pesto Salmon$28.00

                                                      seasonal vegetables, fingerlings

                                                      • Philly Pork Chop$29.00

                                                        broccoli rabe, parmesan crostini

                                                        • NY Strip (14 Oz)$32.00

                                                          garlic mash, grilled asparagus

                                                          Tavern Donuts

                                                          Made-to-order. Singles $2.50 ea. / flight of three $6. You Can't Buy Happiness, but You Can Buy a Bacon-covered Donut; maple icing, bacon bits

                                                          • Blueberry Thrill

                                                            blueberry frosting, vanilla drizzle, graham cracker dusting

                                                            • Lemon Squeezy

                                                              vanilla frosting, lemon drizzle

                                                              • S'more than a Feelin'

                                                                chocolate frosting, marshmallow, graham cracker dusting

                                                                • Strawberry Fields

                                                                  strawberry frosting, sprinkles

                                                                  • French Toast

                                                                    cinnamon sugar, maple drizzle

                                                                    • On the Banks

                                                                      vanilla frosting, scarlet + white sprinkles

                                                                      Coffee + Espresso

                                                                      • Espresso$3.50

                                                                        • Latte$4.50

                                                                          • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                                            • Drip$2.75

                                                                              • Hot Tea$3.25

                                                                                Last updated: March 5, 2020

                                                                                What 57 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                4.2
                                                                                4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                • 4.2Food
                                                                                • 4.2Service
                                                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                • 4.3Value

                                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                                92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                1. LS

                                                                                  LauraS

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 13, 2020

                                                                                  overall4food4service2ambience3

                                                                                  Was very surprise with the Food. Very Very Good. Great portions . Price was Very Good as well. Willgoback . Loved the Two Guys singing

                                                                                2. DG

                                                                                  DebbieG

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 12, 2020

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  It was not crowded at all due to the Coronvirus. Still was very nice. I had pork sliders which was very good.

                                                                                3. N

                                                                                  Nadine

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 12, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Remember when this place was Tumultys...brought back memories. Good hamburger and nice evening .

                                                                                4. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  Columbus

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 7, 2020

                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                  Little to no atmosphere in this place. There wasn’t a single piece of wall decoration up, no music playing, etc. the menu seemed good, but the appetizer were the best thing we had. The main dishes and the “famous” house made donuts were below average at best. The dining area has potential to be a “more up beat place” and the beer/liquor select was sufficient. The staff was friendly but not overly knowledgeable about their menu when asked about specifics in dishes. I would not go back.

                                                                                5. A

                                                                                  Auntdb215

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                  This place has keep some of the things we loved about long standing Tumulty's, like the lettuce wedge and train. I'm watching my carbs and when I requested no fries, they offered other options, which was a nice change. Great place for a burger when in New Brunswick!

                                                                                6. JP

                                                                                  JonP

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We’ve came here every year we come to compete against Rutgers. One of the most hospitable spots amongst big ten conference cities. Always a highlight of the trip. Great atmosphere, great service, great food.

                                                                                7. MH

                                                                                  MaryH

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  There was an issue In kitchen so food was slow to come out. However, manager/owner came over several times to keep us updated, offer free drinks and even took money off our bill. We’ve eaten here many times with no problems so I certainly don’t fault them for one slow night. Will definitely return as food is excellent.

                                                                                8. J

                                                                                  Jeanie

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                  Wow, after dining at Tavern on George, I really miss Tumulty's! A giant step back from the beloved Rutgers' Institution that used to be. We arrived at 6 PM, and in nearly 2 hours could not even manage to get dessert before we had to leave to catch a show at State Theatre. Service was slow and inattentive ~ 2 of us were served soup with no spoons, the server never came back so we ate the soup with a fork. The upstairs renovation looks like they were going for an industrial look, but never quite finished the work. The booths have all been torn out and replaced with tables with metal stools. The place is now drafty and has lost the coziness that made Tumulty's the Rutgers date night go-to place. The food was nothing special. ~ Sigh ~ such a loss for New Brunswick.

                                                                                9. LK

                                                                                  LisaK

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 28, 2020

                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                  Great venue pre-show and staff was upbeat and professional! However they were woefully understaffed - one great waitress and a bus person for entire downstairs at dinner hour - so we almost missed the show. They need to staff up to accommodate theater crowds especially on a weekend. Although we had to run to the show, the food was quite good and the location and value were also excellent.

                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  It was amazing. Staff was great!!! Will def be back!

                                                                                11. TB

                                                                                  TobyB

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Jazz night at the Tavern on George was phenomenal, as always.

                                                                                12. DZ

                                                                                  DeanZ

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 6, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Jazz on Wed and Thur nights is always stellar. Beer is cold, fries and burgers are great. Becca is terrific.

                                                                                13. MT

                                                                                  MichaelT

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                  Service was a bit out of gear compared to previous visits. Food timing was off. Had to search for server a couple of times. Didn’t have this issue before. Won’t keep us from retuning.

                                                                                14. DZ

                                                                                  DeanZ

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Jazz in the basement of Tavern on George is the best thing happening in New Brunswick! Becca, Pete, Doug, Tom, etc. are the best bar staff in town. Woot!

                                                                                15. MH

                                                                                  MaryH

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                  Perfect night out with my 16 year old daughter and her friend before seeing a show at the State Theatre. Service was quick, food was excellent and reasonably priced, staff was friendly. Short walk to the theater made for a pleasant evening. This was also not our first visit and every trip has been the same. Highly recommend Tavern on George!

                                                                                16. MS

                                                                                  MichelleS

                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on December 6, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                  The fish and chips looked delicious, so two in the party ordered it. It was very salty and soggy. The cheeseburger was cooked perfectly and was very good.

                                                                                17. MV

                                                                                  MaryV

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Very pleasant pre-George St theater venue for lunch. Staff was attentive and responsive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the "Hot Toddy" drinks on a cold damp afternoon. Our ladies party really enjoyed this experience in New Brunswick. We would definitely return for another good time

                                                                                18. S

                                                                                  Sabrina

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Yummy food and great ambiance

                                                                                19. BM

                                                                                  Beer4MyHorses

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 18, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                  Food was ok. Felt like food and drinks were a little pricey.

                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                  Slow service

                                                                                21. J

                                                                                  Jenny

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on November 10, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                  Celebrated a birthday. Party of 7. It was understaffed on that day but the food was great and the waitress was very nice. It was just very slow.

                                                                                22. h

                                                                                  home

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                  Food was ok. Service was lacking. Seemed short staffed on the wait staff side. Took a long time for the server to visit us to place our order. Received Pita Chips that came with a salad halfway through having eaten it. Had to track down the server for our check. Honestly, it was a "so-so" overall experience. I do believe our experience would have been much better if obvious service adjustments are made in the near future.

                                                                                23. DC

                                                                                  DouglasC

                                                                                  Tampa

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on September 4, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Went for the Jazz, which was excellent, and was very pleased with overall experience. Unique, well made cocktails and specialty donuts made the evening!

                                                                                24. CM

                                                                                  CoreyM

                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Live music from Guitaro5000 was fun. He worked the crowd well.

                                                                                25. DH

                                                                                  DaveH

                                                                                  Savannah

                                                                                  236 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  236 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great meal and service. Had the Impossible Burger which was great. Also had Golden Monkey on draft. Great resurrection of Tumulty’s

                                                                                26. CC

                                                                                  ChristinaC

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on August 3, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  Our waitress was great but u only offer waffles and donuts for dessert and their were no donuts so that left us 1 option for dessert. We went elsewhere for dessert. The bartender was condescending when speaking with my sister about her drink which everyone at the table agreed was nasty. The same person later on made it a point to turn around and glare and roll her eyes at my sister. Perhaps a more mature staff would help.

                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great food, drinks, and music. Friendly staff. Old school atmosphere with a modern twist.

                                                                                28. D

                                                                                  Debee

                                                                                  Philadelphia

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on June 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Simple delish burgers, fries and wedge salad. Is our go to in New Brunswick. Quick service but not rushed.

                                                                                29. S

                                                                                  Sfcterrier

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  35 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on June 20, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Good choice of food. Good friendly service. We were there for pre dinner meal and not rushed. Food served on time without a wait.

                                                                                30. LP

                                                                                  LindaP

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on May 29, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Great time! Already recommended this place to other State Theatre club members!

                                                                                31. JM

                                                                                  JohnM

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                  Good beer selection but food is only OK. Service was good.

                                                                                32. JK

                                                                                  JohnK

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  Good burger and a beer

                                                                                33. SB

                                                                                  ShivaniB

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                  Drinks too expensive

                                                                                34. AW

                                                                                  AnthonyW

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2019

                                                                                  overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                  The service poor. The restaurant was full with only 2 wait staff working.

                                                                                35. J

                                                                                  Jwi3304440

                                                                                  Atlantic City

                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on April 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                  Great food. Slow service. Not enough servers.

                                                                                36. J

                                                                                  Jalemap

                                                                                  Washington DC

                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                  Solid lunch place

                                                                                37. JG

                                                                                  JennG

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 23, 2019

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                  We had a very good meal and experience. They did appear to be a bit understaffed on a show night. It took us a bit long for our initial drinks and appetizers.

                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 22, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Live music Friday evening was great, fun musicians who wanted everyone to have a good time. Service was perfect, food was good too. Atmosphere was lively, some of the old character from Tumulty’s remains but somehow looks current and updated at the same time. Downstairs looked quiet and welcoming to anyone who wanted a quieter cozy atmosphere. We will defiantly be back. Big plus having live music Friday and Saturday evenings, glad the music starts earlier rather than later.

                                                                                39. LB

                                                                                  LoriB

                                                                                  Baltimore

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Love the place! We’ve been there a few times and saw some bands we really like! Food is great, service is great, staff awesome!

                                                                                40. ED

                                                                                  EsterD

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on March 14, 2019

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The place was comfortable and pleasing. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and on the ball. Everything came quickly and it was an overall wonderful evening.

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                                                                                Tavern on George is rated 4.2 stars by 57 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

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