Tavern

4.4
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290 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years dinner with family in San Diego. It was very busy because the kitchen closed at 9 on New Years Eve but the food was good. The only thing was they got my order wrong and the food I did receive was cold.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve! Great food and drinks ! Would recommend

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Place seemed great on entry. Quickly we found out things were going to go off the rails when my sons toe caught a sticky rat trap from under the bench seating. Management removed it slowly without an apology. Service was super slow. Food quality was the only thing average about this place.

FK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

One hour waiting for the food . When asked to hurry children’s plates, they said no , all food had to come at the same time !!!
Fish and chips too grease and fries too salty.
Chicken sandwich’ s bread too soft that couldn’t hold the sandwich, which was breaking apart.
Bathroom needs cleaning.
Not a Open Table restaurant!

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The chicken pot pie

B
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We always love going to the Tavern..such good food! We waiter was good but the food service was slow.

c
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The location is great, right across from the Hotel Del. The decor is modern rustic. It took 45 minutes to place our order and receive our food. This was extremely disappointing, and the restaurant was not even half full. The food was good. The prices fair. Because there are so many wonderful nearby restaurants, there's no need to choose this one again. I wish our server had come over to let us know the status of our food and perhaps offer an explanation for why it was taking so long.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is pretty good, informal place convenient to Lambs Players Theater and Hotel Del. Has a local hangout feel. It is very noisy though so if you want to hear your dinner partner sit close!

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice addition to Coronado. Has a cellar type decor. Good food at a reasonable price. Just did lunch. Would definitely go back.

SD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot to go with kids across the street from
The Del. They have a g/f fryer which was a bonus for our friend with Celiac’s.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent!

D
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but not great. Drink service was slow. This was our second visit and it was not as good as the first time around. (But have to say the Roasted Brussels sprouts were great!)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bar tender was awesome and friendly. Ambience was cozy. Food was good. Would return.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hostess was a bit rude but other than that it was great.

a
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson was fun to speak with and the food is always on point

OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shawn, our server may have been the best we have ever had. Not only was he attentive to our needs but the efficiency he had working his section was phenomenal. He was aware of everything around him and everyone's needs in his section. The food was wonderful. I had the bone in place to chop and the Mrs had the flat iron steak. The sauces were as advertised and courses were timely. Great value on Coronado and amazing service. If you are in the area, check out this hidden gem.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in Coronado CA. Place came recommended by a local. Loved it. Great atmosphere. Service was great. Good wonderful. My husband had fish and chips. Light tender delicious. I had crab cakes. Delicious. Definitely worth a stop!! Will certainly come again!

BR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Coronado spot with tasty food and drinks. Will come again.

RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped to eat before going to the Coronado Playhouse.

k
San Diego
94 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent. I kind of felt judged when we didn't order cocktails but our waitress was excellent at keeping our water full.

d
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the service was great. Definitely would recommend to anyone coming to or lives in San Diego!

BF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always high on our list of places to hit everytime we are in Coronado. They never disappoint.

E
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had reservations for 7:00 for a window and we had to wit 45 minutes for a window. My wife's hamburger came out well done when she asked for medium. The second burger came out the same way. The chef offered dessert. My wife said "no" I didn't eat the burger so I want the burger taken off. The waitress said"oh, okay". U mean honestly.

MS
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Exceeded our expectations. Appreciated the attentive service, and the care that went into the food, which was comforting but was a cut above standard comfort food. Will definitely go back!

IZ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good chicken pot pie and mac & cheese. Surprisingly loud. The inside seems a bit run-down. Good service.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite meals in San Diego (pork chop with polenta), however we come knowing that the service will be slow.

MC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very slow to take our order. People who were seated after us were getting their orders taken before it was acknowledged that we were there. Then gave drinks to wrong table.

CG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was pretty good, service was ok

m
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Excellent service and the Food was fantastic ! Great place we ae outside and had a wonderful evening !

RD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Poor service. The chicken came out uncooked. Took forever to get it back. Dessert came out burnt. No one seemed to care. Waiters and expos were in a big hurry rushing around, sliding plates on tables but not really checking in or caring about the customer experience. When I suggested some items be taken off the bill because of all the problems, including the burnt dessert, the waiter shrugged and said "maybe next time?' He seemed helpless.

Also, we indicated on our reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary and my wife's birthday and there was no acknowledgment of that at all.

GM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good. Music and background noise too loud. Hard to have a conversation across the table.

MD
Yorkshire
70 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The place was packed (and very loud) when we arrived. Our Table was ready for us. Took a while for our server to stop by (actually ran to the table he was so busy). Ordered cocktails and appetizers. Appetizers arrived before our cocktails. Never good. When they did arrive, they were great. My Cadillac Margarita was excellent.

Service did improve after that....to the point we would rate as excellent.

The Crispy Brussel Sprouts appetizer was outstanding. Outstanding. Best we ever had. Highly recommended.

Chicken entree was very good. Moist and tasty. Recommended. The Cheese and Charcuterie Board was also very good. Variety of cheeses and meats, along with honey, jams, pickles, olives, mustard and toasted bread. Again, highly recommended. We had our 3 year old grandson with us - we ordered Chicken Pasta for him. Very good. Pasta was v good, and the chicken flavorful. Also came with fresh sliced apple.

The place was v loud. It was 7:30 on a Friday evening. Conversation across the table was hard but not impossible. Not a place for an intimate or business dinner.

We will definitely return and will recommend to our friends and family.

g
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very tasty and hot when served. Peach tort desert was not great.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

H
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excelente. muy ameno el lugar y la gente. salvo policías que ingresan al local en abierta violacion de normas constitucionales. Me sorprendió

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food burnt, took and hour to get it

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

This was our first visit to The Tavern and we parked and entered on the NW side of the bldg, which offered no signage directing us to the restaurant. We had to ask someone that worked in the bldg. The menu was diverse and we were pleased to see they had a nice selection of small plates as we were not terribly hungry. My husband ordered sliders, which were good, however they did not offer an alternative to French fries, except for sweet potato fries for an additional $3. He opted for the latter. They were tasty but he only ate 2-3. I ordered the filet mignon tacos (2). I only ate one which was okay but the other one was not edible as it was full of gristle. Despite that, the service was outstanding. Our server was friendly and very attentive. When he saw that the fries were not eaten, he discounted our bill. We did enjoy all the staff that we interacted with and am really sorry to say we probably won’t go back a second time.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We are long time customers- the last few times the food has not been as good as in the past

AM
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Good service. A nice reprieve from the expensive overpriced hotel food.