I have been to The Tavern numerous times. My experience (actually, my mother's experience) on October 22 was the first time I've ever had a negative experience. My experience differed greatly from my mother's, so my rating is an average of our experiences.
Mother had the omelet, which was definitely a miss for her. She complained that the omelet was improperly seasoned like the seasonings hadn't been thoroughly incorporated into the eggs. She said it seemed like each bite differed, with some bites being bland, others being extremely salty or spicy. Mother felt the salmon in the omelet was dry, and she commented that the spinach had been added without par-cooking ahead of time. She did not like this, even though this seems to be part of the current raw food fad. Mother complained that her coffee was weak, saying it tasted like "dishwater" (her words). She did state her accompanying breakfast potatoes were delicious. Mother acknowledged that this was the first time in multiple visits to the tavern that the food disappointed her. She was hoping this was just a one-off. Nevertheless, she won't be ordering the omelet again.
On the other hand, I could not have been more pleased with the Tavern Burger. I had heard raves about the burger, so decided it was time to try it for myself. The burger came just as I ordered it, medium. The melted stilton cheese was wonderful, as was the pretzel bun. This is a large burger, so arrive hungry! The burger was so well seasoned and flavored by the cheese that I did not add any ketchup, which I usually do. The burger was accompanied by shoestring fries, seasoned just right with salt and fresh rosemary.
The service was outstanding. The server took mother's omelet and coffee off our bill, even though we never requested this. The staff was genuinely concerned about my mother's disappointment.
Despite my mother's experience, I will be back. I had a delicious burger, and I believe Mother's experience was an exception.