The Taphouse - Wayne

4.4
264 Reviews
$30 and under
American

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Great Beer
Casual
Casual approach to New American cuisine with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. The bar features 24 rotating craft beer lines and a creative cocktail and wine program. Private party rooms available for up to 60 people.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 264 people are saying
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MarkM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I made reservations at 8:30 and when I arrived there was no table ready for us and the hostess had to push tables together right next to the live music so we asked to be moved to a quieter place that had opened up and the hostess was accommodating. The only real issues I had were that the kitchen closes at 9, which is very early considering the place stays open til midnight, and that even though we had gotten there at 8:30 a server didn't take our order until 8:58 and we almost didn't even have the opportunity to put an order in.

I would still recommend it, just make sure you get there earlier with plenty of time to order food.

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KellyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The restaurant was significantly understaffed. It took 20 minutes for our table to be approached. We were never checked on once during our meal. The food and drinks were well done however

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Micheletee
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The drinks and the food were delicious! Unfortunately, we met friends on a night there was music- too old to enjoy conversation. I enjoyed the menu selections so we will go back

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MichaelP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Music much too loud for dining.

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ShellyDE
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good menu with many options. Pizza is awesome.

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vipChristyD
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Always great, food, cocktails, beer selection and we love sitting in the bar area , Sandra is the best!!!!!!!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beer list was great - all local from Jersey and many from Wayne itself.

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ChrisV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal, love the burgers and craft beer selection! Can’t wait for the new NJ loyalty program

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rainy night , not too crowded, service was outstanding , food very tasty highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We say outside, which is fine, they pretty much forgot about us. It took forever for drinks and food waitress forgot to bring check, we had to go inside and find her. Food was mediocre. Where they let people smoke is in direct line with outdoor seating, so you are inhaling second hand smoke.

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LorenD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I guess we arrived on trivia night and when we walked into the dining room the speaker was so loud we literally had to ask to sit outside. Unfortunately the food was not very good that night. It usually is I ordered the chicken paprikash being Hungarian and that should be absolutely removed from the menu. A friend had ribs and they were underwhelming and dry looking. Sad because the food usually is exceptional

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StevenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite venues. Great food, great atmosphere and the staff is top notch.

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vipBillyP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Let me start off by saying there were a lot of empty tables there last night. My wife and I sat down at 8 o’clock waiting for another couple, the other couple came in at 10 after eight we did not see you serving till 820. Drink orders took forever, we ordered appetizers which took forever,When the appetizers arrived, we ordered our entrées which arrived no more than 10 minutes later while we were still eating our apps. The Food was OK at best, nothing like the other reviews on the site.

I won’t recommend to a friend nor will I be back until they get the service straightened out

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vipPamey
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have eaten here many times but the service has really gone downhill. I"m assuming they don't have enough help but even the wait staff that was there, was not well trained. Shared appetizers require plates & spoons, and pork chops require steak knives.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Taphouse in Wayne for the 1st time and it won't be the last. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the menu has a large variety, the service was excellent, the food was delicious and the prices were great.

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ShellyDE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food good. Big menu. A lot of seasonal choices. Had the apple crisp for dessert . That was the only disappointment It was just apples..... NO CRISP ... I make this and I know how it should be done. That was the only issue.

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RLII
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding service and great food! Unknowingly visited here on “Trivia Night” so it was louder than I’d anticipated in the dining area. But overall it was a great dining experience.

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Mariac
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our group of five had such a great time. great time great food good service
will be back again and again

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vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service is always great. Love the beer selection One of our favorite places to eat!

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vipGandLV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good selection of local NJ beer too

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vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, great service and the renovations look great!!! See you soon

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mags47
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for the first time and chose Taphouse based on the other reviews. Great menu and service. We’ll be back.

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vipKathy
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate outdoors , which was OK. Comfortable chairs in the parking lot, but NO ambiance, at all. The food we ordered was fine, pizza, burgers, etc., just what we expected for a causal Saturday night dinner, however the BEST PART of our dinner was our server, BRANDY!! She was personable, knowledgeable, efficient and so obliging. A real gem!
Easy to make reservations on OPEN TABLE, so we’ll be back.

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Roseir
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Ate outdoors. Musician played much too loud and refused to lower level. Couldn’t have a conversation. Tables metal grating no placemat unappetizing

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JohnM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We decided to give this restaurant a second chance and were let down a second time. This restaurant desperately needs a manager on the floor. I'm not sure why the Pearl Jam station was blaring during dinner time like we were in a Night club. We asked for our wings to be well done and they actually came out before our drinks! Not well done!!! The Flat bread dinner was nothing more than a dry piece of burned bread not including what it was supposed to have on it, which they gladly removed from the bill. We quickly realized why the place was empty and not because everyone is away on vacation!!!
I suggest reaching out to Gordon Ramsey and having his show Kitchen Nightmares give you a makeover!

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vipMPaulJC
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific local in a convenient location. Casual, great menu, fresh & flavorful ingredients.

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vipanthonyn
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pizza crust was thin , light & flaky & cooked through—unlike the processed doughs w/ stabilizers that most pizza places use for their pies !

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vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good and the new summer additions to the menu are amazing, so delicious. As always the beer menu is great and the summer cocktail menu has some great add ins as well. Love sitting at the bar again to eat and it was just an overall great night!!!!

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EileenNJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good (roasted broccoli salad and creme brulee), but the food took too long to get to the table. Great selection of beers!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the Taphouse and this time was no different. The food was great and so was the service. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. It feels like home.

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LindaD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food - although I wish the menu was a bit expanded. Great service. Very noisy when table are full.

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DonL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointing experience at the Taphouse. Great beer selection reasonably priced good food.

CD
vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything, one of our favorite places, always consistent!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around awesome place!

JC
vipJoeC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very crowded and the waitresses had way too many tables to handle. Felt bad for them. Otherwise everything was good.

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AndrewD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was awful. My wife had the teriyaki chicken sandwich with uncooked grilled onions, i had the hanger steak with Korrs gravy dumped on it.

Not a return visit for us.

On the bright side, the local Wayne beer (IPA) on tap was excellent.

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ShanP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delicious ham and cheese omelette. We told the waitress to take her time...and she did! Delightful jazz brunch!

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vipChristyD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for my husband and I. The unfriendly hostess sat us inside ( as requested on the reservation . We waited and waited and finally after 15 minutes a overworked-looking waitress took our drink order. We waited another 10 minutes and saw her heading outside with drinks for an outdoor table . There was another table trying to flag her down to pay the bill. We left after 30 minutes with no service.

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vipJollyroger
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience! Took my college son here with a friend during a visit. Awesome menu, quick service, and great food! Highly recommend.

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The Taphouse - Wayne is rated 4.4 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

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