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About Towson Tavern
The Towson Tavern offers an ever evolving Seasonal Menu featuring unique American regional cuisine and serving a premium line of wine and spirits as well as a craft beer selection. We also have complementary valet parking.
*Please enjoy Wine Down Wednesdays with us featuring half priced bottles.
*Happy hour Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00 at the bar. Half priced top-shelf cocktails, wines by the glass and all beers.
Towson, MD 21204
American, Contemporary American, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Dinner Only Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact us about catering your private event.
Complimentary Valet starting at 5 pm
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour at the Tavern every weekday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, 50% off call cocktails, beer as well as select glasses of red and white wine.
Wine Down Wednesdays. Featuring half priced bottles of wine from 4:00 to 10:00.
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Towson Tavern can accommodate all of your special event needs.
Towson Tavern Ratings and Reviews
We had heard good things about the Towson Tavern but were terribly disappointed. Fried oysters were way overcooked. Pasta dish was something we could have gotten at Bertucci's for half the price. Beet salad was unimpressive. Server was friendly but forgot our one side order. There are too many other better restaurants in the area so save yourself the trip.
Liked dining options, casual bar area vs white tablecloth dining. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delicious food and libations with ample choices to satisfy most palates. Leave room for the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! Sweet last minute find. Will venture back.
We have had great food at Towson Tavern on two occasions. HOWEVER, the service here can be spotty. Our first dining experience was great, with a great server, who was a bit overwhelmed by multiple tables, but did well.
On our 2nd and more recent visit on 1/26/18, we made reservations for a Friday evening at 645PM. My wife & I arrived a little early, and the hostess delayed seating us and disappeared for about 10 minutes. Then, the hostess kept trying to seat us in the noisy bar area, and we twice had to ask her to put us in the quieter restaurant section (we were having dinner with friends). About a half and hour into being there, I get repeated cell phone calls from this SAME hostess wanting to know if we are going to SHOW UP for our reservation. Like WTF??? I finally went to the hostess stand to inform her that we had been seated for nearly 40 minutes already. Our waiter seemed to be completely distracted by something. While he did well with our drinks and apps, the dinners got mixed up. We took our time with dinner and chatted quite a bit. While not having finished eating dinner, we asked for coffee for two of us. That never showed up. As he was cleaning the table, he hands us the bill, WHICH WE HAD NOT YET REQUESTED!!! He never brought the coffee, and never asks if we want dessert (which we did). When he finally comes to the table (after we have had to get up and get another server to go get him), we ask for dessert menus. FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER, he shows up with these menus. Needless to say, we had had it with him at this point. We just paid and left, and left minimal tip. The surprising thing with this entire experience was that the Towson Tavern was only about 1/3 full. There were A LOT of empty tables in there. The Towson Tavern Hostess and Server ruined the occasion, despite the good food.
I had never been to the Towson Tavern and was extremely happy with the food, service and ambiance. I met up with some friends (former co-workers) and it was the perfect place to catch up for lunch. My bet is that it's a great spot for happy hour and dinner too.
We came in to celebrate my birthday, it was a table of 4. From the minute we opened the door we felt warmly welcomed. The host was polite and friendly. Sally our server was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. As far as the food goes we were all blown away. The other couple we were with are extreamly picky and they loved everything. Chef Josh is truly one of the best in the game. If you haven’t had a chance to go I highly recommend it. Why go to the city when you have Towson Tavern.
This was our second Christmas Eve there. Last year was fine. This year was the food was so bad it was sad. Steaks raw, lamb chops small and burned, potatoes not cooked, etc. The waitress knew what was going on in the kitchen and didn’t care. Shawn, the GM, did his best to recuse the situation...... but it was a joke. I hope the brothers can get it straight. Start with a new kitchen staff!!
Lots of special things on this menu; Appetizers of lamb meatballs & tuna tartare are not to be missed. Main courses of steak and cast iron chicken are amazing. Menu is seasonal and local- and really worth the trip. The chef has talent for sure; the bar needs a better program to match the food.
Had a post-Thanksgiving family get together. Group of 5. After our experience I would say that it went VERY WELL and everyone left satisfied. That is a feat considering we had couple people in our group who very rarely try anything new and are very picky. The menu was great because it had plenty of new and exciting things to try but also some simple classic dishes that made it easy to find something for everyone. In particular, the HOG WINGS were a table favorite. Scallops and Grits were another hit - the scallops were huge! I had the Pork Bolognese and loved it. The atmosphere on the dining side of the restaurant was great because it is a little more subdued than the bar side so it was perfect and had really lovely decor. I'd definitely go back again soon!
First timer to Towson Tavern. Had a business lunch interview and the experience was great. Service was fantastic, and not to invasive to allow for conversation. Noise level was appropriate for lunch conversation. Sandwiches were hearty and reasonably priced. Shrimp salad was delicious.
Only downside is parking. However, lots are ample and close by so we found a lot with an open spot with a short walk.
An upscale local find! Fresh, clean architectural style, professional servers/ support staff, valet parking: as to menu, very creative offerings, meats, pasta , salads, can be prepared gluten free . Small plates, share items, and full entrees were all quality ingredients attractively presented. Try the Duck Fat popcorn appetizer. Quality wine glasses and china for a local "pub"/ dining room a plus.
We have been long time diners at Towson Tavern and this was the first disappointing experience we had. Appetizers and salad was lovely. Both my husband and I ordered the short rib. Sadly it very dry and bland. We left most on our plates...odd that the server did not even notice...
We had a lovely meal at Towson Tavern. Our server, Sally (sp?) was terrific: attentive and helpful. We began with the French onion soup, which was very good, but just a bit on the salty side. For dinner, my husband had the chophouse salad, which he enjoyed. One of our guests had a burger, which is usually only served at lunch, but the chef made it for her anyway and she said it was very good. Our other guest had the salmon, which he ate with great relish. My dinner was the 6 oz beef tenderloin which was cooked perfectly, very well seasoned with a lovely sear on the outside. The gratin potatoes that accompanied my dinner were tasty, but the potatoes could have been just a little softer for my taste. All in all, we were very pleased with our meal choices and with Towson Tavern! We will definitely be back......
Our food was very good during this night out. I had a pasta with fresh mushrooms and it was outstanding. Great flavor and rich, but not too heavy. Everyone in our group (four of us) liked their meals....and the wine by the glass was an interesting mix. I have been there many times, but this was the best yet.
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