After reading all the rave reviews of Tavern on TA, we were excited to give it a try for a celebratory dinner last Tuesday. We couldn't have been more disappointed. Perhaps this is only true of weekdays, but the menu was extremely limited - 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. Entrees were pasta, scallops, mussels, and duck. Surprisingly, only the duck was local. The three of us ordered the pasta, scallops and mussels after 3 incredibly bland house salads. The pasta, which was supposed to be orrechiette with arugula puree, was penne with...not much. There was some greenish stuff and one or two raw sliced tomatoes, but the dish was possibly the most bland pasta I've ever eaten - pretty disappointing for a $21 dish. The scallops dish was 4 scallops - that's it! No sides, no veggies, no sauce. I believe this dish was $30. The mussels were fine, but certainly not spectacular.
Service was pleasant and attentive (as it should have been, considering that there was one other couple in the restaurant), but there were many flies buzzing around our food throughout dinner. We were all pretty surprised by the extremely low quality of our dining experience, especially at such a price.
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