This was a first-time visit (business meal) for most of the attendees who were from out of town. The occasion was to welcome our new CEO. Everyone liked the drink and food selections and the friendliness and competence of the staff. Thank you for making this a great event for all.
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.
Valentine's Day dinner with my husband and the service was really congenial, but slow. The steak and cake was excellent so it made up for the wait. I would come back, anticipating the wait, it would be fine.
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.
I loved it me and my friends enjoyed everything from the atmosphere , food and drinks love it will be back very soon
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.
My wife and I had a great night! This restaurant seems to be bringing a little dignity and casual fine dining back to Towson.
11 of us ate here in Jan 2018 and we all had the most amazing food. The starters were excellent and we all said the mains were among the best food we have had. Great service too. Wine Wednesday is 50% off wine under $100.
Excellent all round!
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.
Very good food. Half the restaurant is white table cloths and quiet. The other half is a well done bar.
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!!
Good was good but service was bad. It wasn't even busy. GM checked on us and was apologetic. Our waiter snapped to it after that.
The food was not good, and was overpriced for what you received. The feel in the room off the main room is terrible. It is like you are ostracized from the rest of the group. The menu generally needs to be reconsidered.
We loved the food but service was slow to having to hunt down our server.
Held our office holiday party here. Amazing time and food. Great service! Loved it!
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!
Way to overpriced, never seen cream of corn served w crab cakes, or some black charred plantain I think it was. Crab cakes were dry.
Service was terrible. Food was average/below average for some items. Soup came out cold, steak frites was not impressive, Caesar salad was good