While going by recent recommendations from co workers, I decided to make a reservation for a nightly dinner with myhusband ,brother (whom is a local chef) and his girlfriend . Always on the lookout for something new and different ,we thought we would give tavern58 a shot. Our waiter (male,late twenties) was knowledgeable and went through the evening specials. After ordering first round of drinks and 2 appetizers (calamari&cheese dip),our wait for drinks was much longer than expected. But our server was on top of it,letting us know that the bar was backed up and he was giving them the eye to speed things up. Shortly after finally receiving our first cocktails,Calamari was room temperature at best.Cheese dip was good although the tricolored chips definitely needed seasoning.After deliberating over our entree choices,my brothers selection, which I believe was rock shrimp with crab stuffing and risotto,came highly recommended from our server.Server mentioned that he loves the risotto and it was definitely his favorite dish.My brother was happy that he had made the decision,based on his love for risotto and the process of making a great risotto.Long story short,he said the risotto with spinach was probably the worst he ever had. Dry as a bone,no flavor as if it were made with plain water with not even salt or pepper. For 28 $, 4 shrimp with miniscule crab stuffing...a rip off. My brothers girlfriend I believe had an 8 oz fillet or sirloin,which she said was tough and chewy. The best entree on the table happened to be the cheapest,my husbands sandwich,which he said was subpar at best.We fished our meals because we were starving ,after mentioning our concerns to our server and receiving salt and pepper from him.
We were gracious for him apologizing and comping our appetizers,but we dine out looking for a good meal at a suitable price.We did not find it here that evening.