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150 Main St, Westport, CT 06880-3302
+1 203-221-7222
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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As you would expect from a tavern, this establishment features a fine selection of beer on tap. The ambiance of the restaurant is delightful, our server was knowledgeable about all menu items and helped us make our selections. The spicy tuna tartar appetizer was amazing, our main dishes (strip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Devorah33851
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New Haven, Connecticut
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As you would expect from a tavern, this establishment features a fine selection of beer on tap. The ambiance of the restaurant is delightful, our server was knowledgeable about all menu items and helped us make our selections. The spicy tuna tartar appetizer was amazing, our main dishes (strip steak and Atlantic cod) were delicious. But the highlight was the... More 

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Fairfield, CT
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tavern on Main fills a very special niche, if you want to dine in Early American Colonial atmosphere and pay really high prices, this is your place. Other than the unique atmosphere, nothing really special about the place. Food is rather predictable. Not much to really say, I wasn't impressed.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

really want to like this place was here two months ago service was way off , food was just not good grabbed a quarter pounder for the ride home. Held off on review thought maybe a off night. Tried again service spotty food was basic fare done poorly. As a bar probably fine sooner or later I will be pulled... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Dropped by Tavern on Main at the spur of the moment on a cold Friday evening. Pleasantly surprised that we were able to be accommodated without a reservation. We opted for just soup and a salad and both were wonderful. It was nice having the fireplace roaring. The only thing I would say that is if you aren't opting for... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Westport standby that had changed hands and fallen down in meals/service in recent years. However, the atmosphere and decor remain unchanged, charming interior, cozy fireplace. We dined there the other day and the meal was outstanding,,,branzino, roast chicken, NY strip; plenty of variety to go around. Interesting appetizers (roasted artichokes) and salads and burgers. Westport needed an alternative to the... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I'm a Westport native and have been to Tavern on Main and before that ,Chez Pierre, countless times. For a time,this restaurant seemed to go down hill.I went this summer and had an incredible dinner outside on the patio and again on Christmas Eve,for another great meal. The family that own this restaurant are warm and welcoming and they have... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Nearly 10 years ago, I went here on a first date with my husband and sat (one story up, in the window...looking out at the snow and downtown Westport!!) we had the best Cobb salad and French onion soup and... (...I was a goner; ) Last night!!! we sat with great friends inside, table by the fire..and it's just the... More 

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Jacksonville
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My daughter and I took the train from NYC to Westport for the afternoon and ate at Tavern on Main. Nice New England charm of a place. Total bill was $31 for Eggs Pierre and Waffle with drinks. Perhaps a bit pricy, but the food was good and it was a cozy setting.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

They must have changed hands I think and the new ownership/vibe/food is just not good. We have been here twice this year and each time (summer/fall) it has been the same vibe. The staff is lackluster and seems to not want to be there. The food has changed as well- the once stellar clam chowder now looks and tastes like... More 

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New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been visiting the Tavern on Main since the l980s. It's changed hands a few times from the original "Chez Pierre", but the half timber building with patio and fireplaces is always a welcoming and different atmosphere for Westport. I had dinner there last week, and they were delighted to seat my English guest and me by a fireplace for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Main St, Westport, CT 06880-3302
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 203-221-7222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?