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About Tavern Off The Green

A Unique Dining Experience
Tavern Off The Green proudly sources local, organic farm-stand products. We Use only the freshest product and allow their flavors to shine through. Join us in our cozy Tavern setting to enjoy a refreshing cocktail and fine wine followed by a memorable meal. We look forward to serving you at the Tavern off the Green inside the Litchfield Inn.

432 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06795
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Every night but Monday and Tuesday Happy Hour 4p-6p Prime Rib Live Music Wednesday nights- Weddings and special event ballrooms

Cross Street:
Rt 202

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 361-6764

Website:
http://www.litchfieldinnct.com/restaurant.html

Entertainment:
Wednesday Night Dinner Music 6:30 till close

Catering:
Full service property offering everything from a casual get together to a perfect wedding weekend

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking

Executive Chef:
John Roller and John Tomlinson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings
Anniversaries, Birthdays, Showers, Retirements
Valentines day
Easter
Mother's day
Father's day
Veterans day
St. Patrick's day
Thanksgiving
Holiday parties

Tavern Off The Green Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (19)
Romantic (18)
Special Occasion (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for a Date (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Casual (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Seasonal (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Tavern on the Green decided to close on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the last minute so we did not eat there

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I enjoy the atmosphere, but the food this time was not up to par. Vegetables were not cooked enough and steak tips were over cooked. I have had many meals there before and they were great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have tried this spot several times over the many years we visit the area, through many management changes with mixed results. Fortunately the current team seems to have gotten it right- many food choices from small plates to full entrees with everything we ordered being very good. On top of that, moderate prices and good service made for a very pleasant experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A very good first-time dining experience. The menu was innovative, and the food and service very good

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

The menu was not as advertised. The drinks were less than satisfactory. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was generally a C+.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was very good and nicely presented. I would highly recommend eating here.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Confusing atmosphere. Classic modern furniture, bohemian twist cuisine with western dressed staff. Overpriced food. Not very good

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We made a late afternoon reservation for Mother's Day and were quite disappointed. Though we we were on of only three other tables in the entire restaurant, our water glass were refilled only when we flagged down a waitress. My mother and sister ordered filet mignon and the cuts they received were tough as leather, inedible, and did not look like a filet cut. We had to request steak knives and even so they could hardly cut the meat and ate hardly any. We will not be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went here for Mothers Day lunch after reading the reviews in Open Table. We were very happy with our choices as well as the children's menu offerings.

My only feedback regarding the food was the mashed potatoes were a bit firm and not as warm as I would have expected for being one of the first seating a if the day. Also my Strip steak could have had a bit more of the sauce on it to offset the Gorgonzola. My wife really enjoyed her salmon. Our waitress was great and very attentive as well.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food was exceptional and the live music was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on April 13, 2017

I had probably the best ribeye than if I grilled it myself at a reasonable price too. Only complaint was our cappuccino came to the table late and only warm.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

They ignored my birthday request submitted

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 (London)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We enjoyed our starters (mussels, Caesar-like salads). One of us had a risotto appetizer as her main; it was flavorful and the texture was perfect. Another had a blackened steak that was again perfectly done and quite tasty (although the blackening was more aromatic than spicy). The seared fish was also excellent. Although the food was quite good, our most vivid impression of the evening was the din. There are absolutely no sound-absorbing materials (along with a metal ceiling to amplify things). The sound actually improved while the musicians played because people didn't talk quite as much. So at least on a Saturday night, it's not really good for older folks who'd like to carry on a conversation without straining our creaky voices. We also remain disappointed that the baggy jeans and baseball hats thing hasn't run its course.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Incredible food & service! John & his team know how to make your dining experience memorable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2017

I really like this restaurant on a weekday when one can sit with friends and have conversation and a pleasant meal. Being older I don't like the noise we encountered on a weekend with loud music and competing restaurant noises.
For me weekdays is best and I would go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I have been at the tavern A few times, the menu is exciting, many types of food , the atmosphere is nice great for a cozy couple or a large groupe, and the service is excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Overall we were very pleased. The noise from the bar was loud, even in our quiet corner. The menu choices were excellent and with the exception of one dish, very well done. The small plates are great. The main courses are a LOT of food. The wait staff was pleasant and knowledgable, but was overstrectched so service was a bit slow. The house white wine (Sauvingnon Blanc) is a reasonably priced and tasting glass.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Everything from appetizers to desserts was fantastic. We are so looking forward to enjoying the Tavern's cuisine at our wedding at the Inn, where it is located.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Lovely dinner at The Litchfield Inn. Shared a flatbread and wings as appetizers-- all very tasty. Main courses very good and nicely served. They also offer petite main courses which is good and allows you to have try more appetizers. Would come back.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Chef does an outstanding job preparing gluten free meals and staff is well informed to assist those with celiac disease.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

At first glance, the menu looks great and a great value as well. I have to say the apps and salads were very good and had a good selection. For the main courses I had boneless braised short ribs. The beef was tender but cooked to death. It was very dry, even with the gravy. The flavor was bland and I couldn't put enough salt and pepper. Needless to say I didn't finish it. My wife had the veal saltimbocca. She thought it was just ok and had too much stuff going on the plate with it.
As far as the service, it was not busy by any stretch while we were there. It took forever to get a cocktail. The food came out very quickly. Order another cocktail...did I mention it takes forever to get a cocktail?!

Then we ordered a glass of wine with the meal and... you got it, it took forever to get a cocktail! There were several people working or at least behind the bar doing busy work, but no one who could service the patrons...

We liked the ambiance and decor, but while we were there, a 50th birthday party was going on in the adjacent, ballroom. It was loud, as I don't think there were any doors to close to reduce the music level.

So will we go back? Only to sit at the bar and have some apps and the attention of the bartender.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was delicious and presented beautifully.
Great atmosphere and friendly service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2016

When we arrived the hostess greeted us and ask if i remembered her since she went to school with my daughter, that was so sweet that she went out of her way to say something. The servers were excellent, we had one with dietary restrictions and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious and a nice selection, it was hard to choose what to order. I look forward to going again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2016

This place is excellent. I know why they only serve dinner, and I wish I could go more often. Perhaps this spring, summer, and fall, when it is light out later.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2016

One of out go to places! Really enjoy the ambiance, food & wait staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The restaurant was an excellent choice for my family with two kids. The staff was very professional and courteous, the service was spot on to everyone including the kids. The menu had a lot of great dishes including some from local farms and the prices were not bad, especially for the large portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The restaurant is middling. I would go back for casual food like a burger or salad but nothing heavy duty. The Arethusa cheese platter was way overcharged. I had chicken pot pie which had shredded chicken and a buttermilk biscuit topping that was a layer of lead and little sauce to moisten it. Their Rubens are excellent so go for the causal stuff but not a fancy meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2016

This was my fourth visit to the Tavern Off the Green. Chef/owner John Roller is extremely attentive to every detail of our dining experience. I particularly enjoy his duck breast on risotto , which was perfect, and my guest raved about the grey sole, which John recommended.

A friend, who is a vegetarian, thanked me for sending her to the Tavern. John prepared one of the best dinners she's had at a restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

My husband and I went to Tavern Off The Green last week end with two of our friends. All of our meals were cooked to perfection. I am a vegetarian and often have a difficult time finding something interesting and tasty on the menu. John prepared an amazing meal of mushroom risotto with fresh vegetables. Yum!!!
The wait staff was incredibly attentive and thorough. We were having a birthday celebration for my husband, he ordered the red velvet cake, which was amazing! John and his crew came out with a candle and sang.
The wine selection was very good as well. I would highly recommend Tavern Off The Green, and I am looking forward to returning soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The selections of appetizers and entrees for the 4 course dinner were excellent! We enjoyed our choices of filet mignon sliders, crab cakes, gorgonzola crusted strip steak and grilled pork tenderloin. Salad and dessert for two were also delicious! Our chef visited us at the table to check on things, and we felt very well-cared for by our waitress! The guitarist/singer was an unexpected bonus too, as we enjoy live music. A lovely dinner experience and a great value!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

My fiancé & I went to Tavern Off The Green for Valentine's Day dinner. From the appetizer to the dessert, the food was amazing! John Roller, chef & owner of the Crystal Peak, took over the reins of what used to be the Bantam Bistro in the Litchfield Inn. I cannot say enough about the food, service & the attention to detail that John & his staff gives to each patron. The amount of food you receive for the value is unbelievable. Go hungry or be prepared for yummy leftovers the next day.

Also, that evening, Vin Avallone, a local guitarist was playing. People were dancing, clapping, singing and having a great time. What a hidden treasure this place has become! We can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

The Tavern is just another okay restaurant. The venue is nice, it seems like they can handle parties large and small. With ample bar space and hefty booths, this could be a fun place on a Friday or Saturday night. Our party happened to be out to support a friend's band. It was a perfect spot - not overcrowded and sweltering like some of the other places they play. The menu was very large, offering a diverse selection of appetizers and entrees but nothing left a lasting positive (or negative) impression; Kind of lack luster. On the plus side - the items were somewhat more reasonably priced than other mediocre joints. I would consider stopping in for a drink and a snack or if there was a special event there but I won't be hurrying back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2016

The menu was exceptional and wasn't disappointed when food arrived. Service was slow. No one was at entrance so we walked in and sat down. The waitress seemed new, never took our drink order and didn't come back after food was served to see if we needed anything. We did need more drinks. Will go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Food was delicious with many different choices offered. We ordered pork chop, salmon, and steak dishes. Everyone was completely satisfied with their meals. Meat was tender for every dish. We had people in our party who required gluten-free/dairy free options. While there are several GF options, there could be more choices for DF, although I am sure if needed the chef would accommodate for DF. Members of our party were able to choose something both GF and DF. We enjoyed our meal in a quiet atmosphere, even with several other parties in the dining room. The bar is a great size for gathering with friends. Variety of seating for small intimate dinner or larger gathering. Service was wonderful. We wanted some extra time to visit and wait staff gave us our space but were attentive.
Planning to go back again in February with a larger group since we had such a good time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

forgot soup,left onion out of salad as requested,my meat was okay,husbands put back on grill to cook,even then it was almost raw and certainly not medium

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2015

John does an excellent job. All 6 of us were impressed with the service we had and John made it a point to check with us a few times. Food is good and well presented. The Karyoke was well organized and Vince, the presenter of it , is outstanding. Highly recommend this place as a ''put on your list' place. Sham

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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