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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Sadly, the family who were running the restaurant in this historic site went of business and closed the restaurant in December 2019. They placed much of the blame on the closure of I 40 Business.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

Thank you for your patronage. For the past 7 years. The Tavern is permanently closed as of January 31,2019.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2019

The food was locally sourced and the menu had some very unusual dishes on it. We usually visited The Tavern in Old Salem at least twice a year. Sadly, the Tavern experienced a gas leak about four days prior to Mothers' Day, 2019, and remained...closed until around October, when it reopened. We visited it, dined royally, and probably experienced our last servings of syllabub. Construction of I-40 basically ruined the possibility of visitors coming to The Tavern, finding adequate parking, and contending with the construction. The Tavern will close as of 12/31/2019. Sad. A real loss of history and place in Old Salem. Hopefully, a way will be found to reopen.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 20, 2019

The atmosphere was outstanding with its period late 1700s furnishing & wait staff in period clothes. The menu was great and the food we ordered was great tasting with the tine from order to getting the food great. The price was very reasonable. We liked...it so much we not only did dinner we came back for a lunch. The owner identified as “Rick” came by and was very caring. I would state the 3 “period appropriate restaurants” in Williamsburg do not have anything over this one. Sadly we learned it will be closing at the end of thMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2019

I have eaten here several times over 40+ years and it is always good, not inexpensive, but now it is simply better than ever. The atmosphere, dining in rooms of an 1816 inn is very cozy without being crowded. Service is friendly and efficient. I...recommend making reservations for a special event or just an indulgence. The tavern has always had fare linked to the Old Salem historical era, settled by the Moravians before the Revolution. They have changed management and offerings over the years, but the current menu is better than ever. The dishes are not Colonial, per se, but the emphasis is on fresh, organic, locally sourced food deftly prepared. They also have a full range of drink offerings as well; the spiced cider is wonderful on a cold day. I've only been for weekday lunch or dinner, but they also offer breakfast and brunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 2, 2019

We went to The Tavern for a late brunch/lunch at 1:50 on a which was the earliest we could get and were somewhat disappointed. My wife had the chicken pot pie which done very differently than usual and what looked to be very good turned...out to be VERY dry. The chicken needed to be cooked MUCH less and the meal needed much more gravy sauce. The other meals (fried chicken over grits and a chicken sanwhich were OK, but nothing to write home about. The setting, however, is fun with servers, etc. dressed in period costumes.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019

We walked into this quaint tavern - were told 1 hour, had to wait 2hrs15mins to be seated. It was day after Thanksgiving but would’ve preferred a realistic expectation for being seated. Food was mixed - salad was average with a bottled dressing, main meals...were good but a few ingredients had been sold out & had to be substituted. I wouldn’t rush back, and if you do definitely make a reservation.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

I went to this place with my family and we totally loved it. The service was great and the food as well. Very nice place to go with friends, family or even a date. The tavern not only has great food but also great environment.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 21, 2019

I have been to this spot twice and have had a great experience each time! Once for Dinner and once for Sunday Brunch! I would recommend getting a reservation ahead of time just in case they are busy.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019

Moravian Tavern in Old Salem serves excellent Southern/Moravian dishes, keeping the story of the Moravians alive in Winston-Salem, NC! Moravian Chicken Pie (no veggies) and Shrimp and Grits (ubiquitous Southern dish) are to die for! And for dessert? None other than a dessert from 150...years ago: Syllabub (white wine, whipped cream, and fresh fruit). A must experience!More

Date of visit: November 2019
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2019

Thank you very much for your nice review. Wishing you a Happy Holiday season. We look forward to your return.

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