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“Excellent!” 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 #36 of 136 Restaurants in Middletown
Cuisines: American
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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've never had a bad meal or cocktail here! I just wish they had some more traditional breakfast options.

Visited March 2014
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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 would love to know what else you would like on our menus as we seem to almost have to much variety on it for breakfast. Thank you for your loyalty.
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  • English first
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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101 reviews 101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Good Food, Nice Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Tavern at the Armory has good food and good service in an attractive setting. Their beer is always fresh and cold, and they seem to keep their taps clean -- which is a real plus in Connecticut where a lot of places just don't understand the importance of a weekly flush. The chef is creative and I have never been disappointed here. Recommended!

Visited October 2013
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InnatMiddletown, General Manager at Tavern at the Armory, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thanks for the comments. You are so right in that you need to flush weekly or else. Glad that you appreciate the efforts we take and the great cold beer.
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East Hampton, Connecticut
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Haven't missed yet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I've been here at the tavern for Valentine's Day dinner, have attended functions and held functions there - not a missed note ever. Staff is very accommodating, the food is uniformly good, and the setting is just classy enough without being stuffy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 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
Thank you for your loyalty. The charm of the tavern is elegant but also relaxing and with good food and drink it makes for a perfect dining experience. Thanks again.
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Middletown, Connecticut
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“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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Middletown, Connecticut
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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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