As I write this, I cannot help but wonder why reviews for Plush, now closed, are included here. The Little Tap House is not Plush; the Little Tap House exists in the space formerly inhabited by Plush. That's it. I mention this, because the negative reviews and overall rating for Plush might dissuade you from eating at the Little Tap House, which is well worth your time.
The atmosphere at the Little Tap House is chic yet rustic. There's plenty of room in the front for accommodating a crowded bar scene, while in the back you'll enjoy sitting at a jovial but cozy candle-lit table surrounded by soft cream walls.
There's a great beer selection focusing on local beers. The highlight of our visit was my hamburger. The beef came from Pineland Farm and it was outstanding. My spouse's fish-and-chips were almost as good (and the chips or, to be more accurate, fries were fantastic). We've never gotten good fish-and-chips in Portland, so we were pretty pleased by this meal. Our waitress made some comment about an owner or a chef being a former pastry chef, which might explain why the bread pudding we had for dessert was so good.
Although we were not bothered, our dessert took too long to come to our table, so the waitress comped us the dessert and a chef came to our table to apologize and to chat with us for a few minutes. That was very nice of both of them.
If I have one complaint it's that the music was way too loud. We sat a table towards the front of the restaurant, and maybe our ears were trapped in a louder area intended for bar patrons.
Nevertheless, we were very happy with our visit.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.