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262 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1123
203-880-5007
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
OK Food & Decent Service - But expensive

So this is the 5th or 6th time we've dined here, but this time may have been it. Had dinner on Friday 5/15 and sat at the bar rather than wait the 30 minutes at 7:00pm for a table. Long story short...$72 (incl tax & tip) for 2 beers, a flatbread app, one fish entree and a sandwich. Are we... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Vinnie B
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New England
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New England
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So this is the 5th or 6th time we've dined here, but this time may have been it. Had dinner on Friday 5/15 and sat at the bar rather than wait the 30 minutes at 7:00pm for a table. Long story short...$72 (incl tax & tip) for 2 beers, a flatbread app, one fish entree and a sandwich. Are we... More 

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Vinnie, Although we are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with our service, we want to apologize for the aspects of your experience that were not as enjoyable. We hope that you will give us another chance someday so that we can give you the 5-star experience that we strive for. Thank you for your honest feedback and... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Place way back when was fantastic. Lost its way with ownership change and was close to losing a lot of customers. But this place has seriously rebounded. Service is almost always great - good solid comfort food with some specialty dishes that add flair. Beers are good selection. Definitely worth a trip.

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Dear StevesReviews, Thank you for the great review! We are happy to hear that you liked the food and beer and we hope to see you again soon. We appreciate your business and your kind recommendation. Cheers! More 

Trumbull, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Tavern has proven time and again that's it's a great place for meeting colleagues for happy hour, a post round of golf beer or a quick family dinner out. The menu has something for everyone and utilizes fresh ingredients from local farms when available. Lots of kid-friendly choices, too. The wait staff is accommodating and pleasant and the recently renovated... More 

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and for coming back to us time and again. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our atmosphere and service so much and that you are happy with our food. We hope to see you at our restaurant again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food is average. The bar area is good for meeting friends. The prices are standard for the area. It is convenient since it is on RT 25.

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Jack, Thank you for sharing your honest opinion with us. We are glad to hear that you like the location and atmosphere of our bar and will take your words about our food into consideration. We hope you decide to visit us again and give our food another try! More 

Monroe, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always a fun crowd, with menu that is extensive and has something for everyone. Dan is great as are the bartenders and waitstaff. A favorite for us and our friends.

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review and for all the kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our restaurant so much and the fact that you mentioned that we are a favorite of yours and your friends means the world to us! We look forward to serving all of you the next time you are in. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tacern is just alright. I've been going there for a few years, through ownership changes and they still have basically the same menu. Change it up! The food is decent.

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Kristen, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope to see you again sometime soon and that we might be able to give you the 5-star experience we strive to provide each of our guests with. Let us know if there is anything we can do during your visit to ensure your satisfaction. More 

Cambridge
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great ambiance and nice fire. Food is okay- pub/diner style, nothing overly exciting. This is the 2nd time I've been there and the service is horrible. The first time I went with friends and it took forever for someone to wait on us, even after asking several times and then we got an excuse that there was confusion. Second time... More 

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Robert R, Manager at Tavern, responded to this review

Amy, it is equally as frustrating for us to hear that you had to wait a substantial amount of time to be served. We can assure you that delays of this nature are a rarity for us. We hope you will give us another chance to earn your trust. If you would like to further discuss this review then please... More 

Easton, CT
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our family dined here on a cold, snowy Thursday evening. We waited about 15 minutes only to be seated at a small table in the middle of the pathway from the kitchen to the back room. It was very loud, so we couldn't really hear each other speak. My husband and I had been here a few months earlier and... More 

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Sue, we are very disappointed to hear about your experience. Our staff seats customers based on a rotation to keep things fair for the servers, however you are always welcome to request a different table for any reason. With the recent cold weather, our cozy pub has been unexpectedly busy, and we would like to assure you that the issues... More 

West Haven, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I have always had a pretty good experience at this local pub. Its been awhile since our last visit but we weren't disappointed. I had the jalapeno burger and my wife had the bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado sandwich. Both came with a generous helping of fries and were delicious. It was a bit quiet in the... More 

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Robert R, Owner at Tavern, responded to this review

Steve, thank you for sharing your experience with us and for being our loyal customers! We are happy to hear that you enjoy our food and service and look forward to seeing you and your wife the next time you stop by! More 

Orleans, Massachusetts
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Dined here for the first time in over a year today. I believe there was a change in ownership some time back. Good meals all around. A couple of people in the party had the lunch special with a tasty soup and sandwich that was really a bargain. I had the Tavern burger which was quite good - loaded with... More 

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Robert R, Manager at Tavern, responded to this review

Dwight, it’s great to hear that your party had good meals all around. We take great pride in the food we put out so I’m glad to know it’s enjoyed. Thank you so much for all the kind words. We hope to see you guys again the next time you are in the area. More 

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Additional Information about Tavern

Address: 262 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1123
Phone Number: 203-880-5007
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Monroe
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 262 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1123
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Monroe
  • Phone Number: 203-880-5007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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