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“Very nice dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tavern at the Armory

Tavern at the Armory
70 Main St, Middletown, CT 06457-3407
860-854-6323
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Ranked #29 of 134 Restaurants in Middletown
Cuisines: American
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Middletown, Connecticut
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very nice dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently celebrated our anniversary at the Tavern and enjoyed our dinners very much. We always do. There was a wide variety of selections -- it was hard to choose so we'll have to go back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Happy anniversary. I hope you told our staff about your special event as we always like to do something special for couples celebrating. If not I hope we will see you next year.
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English first
Middletown, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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“Awesome breakfast! Carrot muffin waffle!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I love a good breakfast place! One of the downtown shop owners recommended we try the breakfast here. We tried the breakfast this past weekend and were highly impressed; this will be very tough competition for our other breakfast favorites in town.

Oh, the difficult choices we are forced to make!

My husband ordered the carrot muffin batter waffle and I had a version of eggs benedict. He also ordered a side of grilled pork belly and eggs (we were hungry!). All of the food was sooooo delicious but the winner was definitely the waffle. It was like eating carrot cake in delicious crispy-edged waffle form. The waffle was served with a sweet butter spread that was so good it was almost like frosting and eliminated the need to use the real maple syrup that came with the waffle (was great with the syrup too though!)

The eggs benedict was served with arugula and perhaps gruyere with pork belly over a delicious English muffin. All the flavors blended together to really elevate the dish to more than the sum of its parts.

The service was great and the coffee was excellent as well. We will definitely be back for breakfast again soon. I would be curious to try lunch and dinner as well.

If you go for breakfast, and like sweet, definitely get the carrot muffin batter waffle!



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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for the great comments. As you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we like to kick it up a bit. Glad to see that you liked some of the chef's creations.
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Branford, Connecticut
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“nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stopped in at the Tavern for some lunch and were seated at a table by the fire place. We both had beefeater on the rocks $6.95 ea. and then ordered lunch. Diane had the special of the day chicken & waffles. The chicken was boneless thighs breaded and deep fried buttermilk waffles with bacon, red & green peppers, and spices in the batter all served with hot maple syrup. Very yummy $13.95.I started with a cup of clam chowder that was very tasty then I had the black & blue burger a burg with Cajon spices and blue cheese cooked rare the way topped with onion, lettuce, and tom the way I like it came with fries & a pickle. $9.95. We also had a bottle of wine Rosemount shiraz $25.00. All in all it was I nice lunch.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Great to see you really enjoyed your meal at the Tavern. You had some of our favorite selections however the clam chowder is an award winning item on the menu.
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Good Restaurant and Bar Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A wide menu with something for everyone. I ate here often and never been disappointed. I thoroughly recommend the Chowder, Chill or Five onion soup for a starter. The mains are more than ample. There's a smaller bar menu and usually a good selection of ales

Visited September 2013
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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you for the comments. I totally agree with all of your starter suggestions as they all hitr the spot. Our chowder is known throughout middlesex county.
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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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“Pretty Tasty Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great service and food was tasty. Came out fast and hot. Our beverages were constantly filled. Good thing when its BEER.

Visited April 2013
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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
11 taps so there is plenty of cold beer for you when you dine at the tavern. Great to hear we exceeded expectations
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