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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
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.
Sitting in a table near the bar during happy hour can be noisy,but it was not unreasonable.
The menu had a wide variety of wonderful choices and we were not disappointed.
Service was top notch, attentive but not obtrusive.
I highly recommend Towson Tavern.
Tried the Tavern on a recommendation from a coworker. She raved about the French Onion soup but evidently that's a seasonal offering and we didn't get to try it!! Oh, well-the rest of the food was very good and the service was great. The complimentary valet parking is a plus since there is usually none in this part of Towson! Well worth a try and the Blood Orange Margarita was a hit!!!
Definitely much more creative than "pub grub" as the name "Tavern" implies. Totally creative menu (and bar), each dish (I LOVED the "Chicketta" - unique - menu didn't mention chicken "wrapper" was initially cooked sous vide - waiter told us that) was prepared with top-notch care and ingredients AND preparation. While the entrée prices seemed steep at first for a Tavern, the carefully created/selected sides and salads that come with the entrees make them a good value.
Loved the place!!!! Loved the food. Drinks were excellent!!!
Great Food, Great Atmosphere...I was just a little taken back with the prices. I guess when you have a name like "Tavern", you expect meals maybe under $15.00. $22.00 for Fish and Chips is a little excessive I think in a bar setting restaurant.
Great service, excellent food. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The servers were attentive without being overbearing. I was impressed at how accommodating they are with kids; it really made our Mother's Day meal special to have happy kids who were treated with as much respect as the adults at the table. The Shakshuka with Lamb Meatballs was our favorite appetizer (the Deviled Eggs and Lebanese Platter were really good as well). The Scallops and Grits are comforting and filling without being heavy, perfectly seasoned with a hint of heat...a must try! The Gnocchi with Mushrooms was delicious! All of the desserts were great, I think with nine people at the table we had a great sampling of foods and nothing disappointed us! Great cocktails too. We will be back.
I was in town for a conference and met friends for dinner at the Towson Tavern. I arrived first and asked the waiter for a daiquiri—up, no straw please. He replied that they didn't serve frozen drinks. I said that I just wanted a regular daiquiri, up, not frozen. He told me he'd go check with the bartender and returned after a moment to say they "didn't have the mix" to make a daiquiri.
I didn't want to embarrass him by pointing out that a daiquiri is simply rum, sugar and lime juice shaken with cracked ice and strained into a glass, so I made another choice. When my drink came, sure enough there were two straws. (Guess how many single-use plastic straws go into the landfills every year?)
My friends arrived and we ordered. I had scallops with grits and they were delicious, as was my friend's salad. Her husband's fish and chips were pretty standard fare.
There was a wide selection of beers, which pleased my friends. The waiter loosened up a bit eventually. The restaurant is nice, with good food, friendly service and easy parking. I would have given it a better rating had the barkeep been a real bartender. With a search engine on every phone, there's no reason for anyone to say they can't make a drink at a fully stocked bar unless they're slammed (they weren't) or the cocktail is something esoteric and complex (it isn't). The blood orange margarita was yummy, though.
I found the menu a bit limited due to some dietary restrictions. We had heard the restaurant had good burgers, but the menu had changed and these aren't listed, but still available. We received excellent service, our waitress helped answer questions that we had and those she couldn't answer were forwarded to the chef. The menu is a bit eclectic, which I really appreciate, but if I'm paying $$$ for the food, I'd like a bit of atmosphere to go with it. TVs along the bar and loud noise, doesn't provide the sort of ambiance that I'd expect. Perhaps they just want to cater to the college crowd with big wallets. The burgers are still good and cooked to order. I tried the duck stir fry which was prepared to meet my special diet concerns and it was very good. I like to order things that I can't easily make at home and this definitely fit the bill. I wish they offered a dry cider, but they don't. We got a bottle of wine and they had a decent selection. We also got ice cream for dessert, this may sound boring but the flavors were killer. Don't know if it was organic, but it was very good ice cream.
The best thing about Towson Tavern is the free valet parking.
We picked a busy time to go and as a result our reservation only go us an extremely cramped miniature table. Since I am very tall it was fairly uncomfortable and I kept accidentally knocking things off the tiny table with my long arms and accidentally kicked either the table leg or my date a few times. People were constantly brushing up against our table as they walking passed us.
The environment was casual, which is what my date wanted, but ironically the prices were as high as all of the nicer restaurants like The Melting Pot. The menu was also very limited and I was given no side item choices with my steak (fried Brussel sprouts... thanks...).
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