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Review of The Tavern

The Tavern
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $44
Cuisines: Austrian, German, Swiss
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 9, 2014

A tavern from the 18th century lends its ambiance to a delicious 21st century cuisine. We had the traditional German food - Jagerschnitzel for me and Wienerschnitzel for my husband - excellent. It was a scrumptious and authentic German (and Austrian) meal with red cabbage and tender spatzel. The service was very good and, though they warn you to be prepared for a two-hour meal, we were substantially under that. We will definitely go back.

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

A really good dining experience: wonderful atmosphere in the old Tavern, built in 1779. You will share space with previous diners like Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson and Louis Philippe, King of France! Combine the atmosphere with a tasty international cuisine and really good service and you have a charming, unforgettable dining experience. The Tavern is a little pricey, but they allow diners to split entrees for a fee. The split entree was very adequate for us and allowed room for delicious desserts and coffee. Be sure to complete your sojourn in history with a walk down the street in the charming historic district of Abingdon. We definitely recommend The Tavern!

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1  Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Yes, this place is a bit expensive, but...the food is wonderful...the atmosphere is perfect for date night or friends. We were seated on the brick patio. Very comfortable and beautiful. I had crab cakes that were perfection. We will go there again!

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The experience was like a step back into the era of the American Revolutionary War. Oldest building I've even been in! Amazing!

But I'm sure Colonial Patriots never ate like this! They wouldn't have been able to get up a hill! The chef is amazing. I had the filet medallions and my wife had the lamb. Lamb is difficult to "get just right", but she shared her meal and words cannot express how tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned! The filet was amazing as well. Salads are included with the entree price - as well as a vegetable side. Enormous proportion of food. It hurt … but I had to have dessert.

We left as members of "the clean plate club" - but were miserable for it! This was one of the best dining experiences of my life. The staff is extremely nice and cordial. The owner, himself, even visited our table. The residents in Abingdon are the nicest people we've ever met.

If you're in Abingdon and have never been to The Tavern, it is a "must" reservation! You'll be talking about it for years!

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1  Thank robyneh
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner with our niece and her husband while we celebrated our anniversaries. Carla took extra special care of us, and we even were treated to an appetizer, "on the house." We loved the fried green tomatoes and enjoyed sharing our experiences since this was their first time there. Sitting outside on the upstairs porch provided a nice relaxing atmosphere. Everyone was so professional and courteous. Our meals were delicious. We always enjoy going to The Tavern!

1  Thank Jennifer N
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