This particular night was a big disappointment. This is usually our "go-to" place for special occasions, but there were several problems. First, we couldn't get our desired reservation time (we had a show to go to, so needed something before 7. Only available time was right at opening-5 pm.) Even though there was hardly anyone there at that time, they sat us ALL the way in the farthest back room. The 2 young hostesses knew it was our Anniversary and when we questioned the seating, they said everything else was taken. After sitting there for a few minutes and realizing we were right by the noisy ice machine and the kitchen door, we asked again to sit in the front so we could hear the music. The one hostess finally acquiesced , and moved us up. (Note: the entire rest of our stay, there were only TWO other tables in that "completely taken" room. ) Once we were seated, it felt like we were being rushed out the door. We had brought our drinks with us from the first table and were never asked if we wanted another. The food came minutes after ordering (usually a good thing in a different type of restaurant, but not where we were trying to celebrate a special occasion !). I ordered my usual scallops and shrimp which I had been looking forward to all day. I got 2 scallops and 3 shrimp. The shrimp were rubbery and uncleaned with a huge digestive tract attached. The entire meal sat in a bowl that was covered in a watery liquid. The mashed sweet potatoes were cold. My husband's prime rib was very fatty, but , otherwise, ok. I did not want to send back the food since I had already asked to move. A young, manager-type came by for an obligatory "how is everything ?" and when I shrugged my shoulders and gave a weak "ok?"- he moved on with no comment. It will be awhile before we come back here and it won't be on the weekend during the season!
It was...good. Not 40 dollar entree good, but, pretty good. I had the seafood linguini, parmesan rissotto, and the chocolate flour less cake. The entree included a lobster tail that was overcooked and the pasta was overdone as well. The flavor is good. The flourless cake was also joyless. The parmesan rissotto was cooked perfectly but lacking in flavor. There were three of us and we spent about 55 dollars each, no drinks, other than water.
I love the food but is it too loud. It's really hard to carry on any kind of conversation.
Great restaurant. Good food, friendly staff and nice ambience.
We dine often and always request great service from Roy. Since we are creatures of habit, we can give high marks to calamari, prime rib and steaks.
Incredible as always!!! The service and food were excellent. Celebrated a birthday and the waiter made it extra special. Nothing but raves!!!!!
Roy our server was great. Food was excellent, 2 rib eyes perfectly med- rare. A little loud as very busy. Only thing not great was their rolls. Made on site and warm, but the crust was tough and rubbery. Best I can say is were " just there".
Great food as always....
Our usual server Junior was off so we had another server Sonia, we have had her in the past and have had issues with
Once , Dropped our credit card and claimed we lost it until manager found on the floor where she dropped it
We always order Pinot noir, she claimed we ordered Pinot Grigio and argued with us
Even if we did make an error, which we of course do not think we did, where is the customer service ??
As locals going there often, she did not recognize us as locals, which is really weird
For Bday, she required proof, very sad
Filet was very tiny, maybe due to local pricing, not sure
Other than her and tiny filet ,all other 4 meals and appetizers were great as usual
Great! Always a great time!
Great dinner as usual!
Nice menu and good service, but rather noisy and felt a bit rushed. Our server Anton was quite pleasant and the food was very good!
Waiter was good
As always enjoyed the evening
Great buy for the food
Been going for years and will continue
Tavern 'n' Town never fails to impress with its ambiance, service, and food. The only better thing is the fabulous treatment of its devoted "locals" fan base with its special prices and complimentary birthday dinner. Wow. Super cool.
It was great all around. Great service!!!
We dine at Tavern N Town regularly, usually early because of the value. I recommend it to everyone who is looking for a great food and excellent service
Our waiter was great. Food was DELICIOUS.
Good food, service mediocre
We’ve eaten here before and were delighted each time. Our server was Junior and we went with his recommendations. Our meal was excellent in every respect and Junior’s service was exemplary.
Sonja was great and attentive waitres. Excellent food as always. We visited this place so many times and always great and unique experience.
Great restaurant! Menu, service and ambiance all outstanding.
Probably a better place for happy hour than dinner. Caesar salad dripping with dressing, fish overcooked, fish tacos dry. The Chardonnay was good.
We have been to Tavern n Town last year, I didn’t remember the food being as good as it was Saturday night.
My wife had the filet, it was cooked to perfection, medium rare, I had the prime rib it was a very generous portion cooked also to perfection. The sandwich we had from leftovers was great the next day
The only thing that keeps me from giving this restaurant 5 stars was the noise level
The side dishes were very good and our only option as we are vegan. The acoustics were challenging and became louder and louder as more groups were served
Our last night in Key West we like to go someplace special This restaurant definitely fit the bill!!! Drinks were very good food was delicious !!!
Our meals were fabulous... chicken and steak entrees best we have ever had. Service was perfect, great music, and very upbeat environment. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Wife picked for 70th. birthday. She really enjoyed and we will be back. We were also impressed with the local/friendly and menu priced hours. Would have been ok with spending full normal amount based on the quality of the food and service. We will be back and have already recommended to friends visiting from Ohio.
this is a very nice restaurant with good food. unfortunately, our server took our order and never came back, our food was brought by various "runners". we were never able to order additional items or drinks. i think she was annoyed because we ordered salad, soup and several tapas rather than entrees. however, we would have ordered more if she had come back.
Antoin O was a wonderful waiter
Tremendous waitress excellent food and very quick service. Good evening!
We mostly enjoy the steaks on the menu and thank the chefs as we walk out the door. They do it right.
Anton V always rocks! Awesome recommendation for the Scallops.
My dirty martini was excellent. The food was superb.
Sergei made an awesome job
It was my birthday and we did a right decision.
Tavern and Town always provides a good brunch in a clean restaurant with a great wait staff
From the time we walked in to the time we walked out the service was truly excellent. My wife had the salmon and I had the swordfish. Both were excellent. We will be back soon
Tavern N Town is the place to go for a formal occasion in Key West. The food is very good. I have had both the prime rib, and the filet mignon, both were superb. The service is superb. There were 5 line cooks, and the manager was personally checking every plate before it was served.
We visit Tavern and Town usually about once a month. Why do we go? We go to Tavern and Town because of food, service and ambiance. This trip was no different. We had reservations but the place was packed. We were seated and our waiter (Junior) was at the table to help us get the evening started with cocktails. We never felt rushed and Junior made sure our glasses were replenished. We sat and caught up before ordering dinner. Junior explained the specials for us. The bread (OMG!! carbs!!!) right from the oven so the butter melted. Our salads and apps came out and were fresh and hot (apps) while the salad greens were crisp, fresh and chilled. Our entrees soon followed the ribeye I ordered could have been cut with my butter knife and the flavor was excellent. (Everyone agreed that their steaks and prime rib was excellent). Some even took some home, not me not a morsel left. After dinner a few had key lime pie and it was very good. After eating the meal I had no room. The service staff is excellent and we are always taken care of by whoever is our server. Ashot and the other assistant staff bringing bread, water, food let you know that your presence is appreciated. If you go between 5PM and 8PM they have live entertainment and it is just loud enough to allow good conversation and to set the mood for the evening. Rodrigo, you and the staff are great.
Never had a bad meal here. The ambiance is really nice without being stuffy. Great happy hour. We go as often as possible!
Excellent as always!
Absolutely the best!! Sonja is the best server EVER!!