Dinner the other nite at this oh-so-quaint establishment was quite interesting. They have a huge menu, especially if you sit in the (name of room? towards the back with a small fireplace) which allows you to choose from both the "tavern" menu and the more formal dinner menu (as well as presenting TWO pages of specials one from each menu). In fact, a bit overwhelming, but certainly something for everyone.
They have a ton of really fascinating sounding entrees, as well as appetizer choices, including everything from fish-and-chips to pizza pies, duck confit to filet mignon, crab cakes to salmon, and pretty much everything in between.
The environment is a bit clubby filled with lots of locals but still welcoming to those who don't live in the nearby area. The entire place is gorgeous - you half expect George Washington to stride in for a pint and hearty stew before crossing the Delaware.
We ordered mixed off the several menus, starting with fried mushrooms from tha pub menu, excellent basic snack food. I sampled a risotto with wild mushrooms, which was a bit dissappointing due to the chunks of dried mushrooms that needed to be much softer.
My entree came with a house salad, for which I chose the balsamic vinaigrette. The salad was drowned in much too much vinegar. Bread in the bread basket was just ok nothing spectacular.
For dinner, my companion had (off the pub menu) a simple burger, which must have been flame grilled, for it was very tasty and tender, even when ordered well-done (you have to forgive some people for their sins, hmmm?). I ordered from the regular dinner menu, a dish of halibut served over melted leeks, mashed potatos if i recall correctly. The leeks also needed to be a little more tender for my taste, but the halibut was sauteed perfectly - moist, flavorful and fresh as could be.
They feature a varied wine list, heavy on American of course, but with a sampling of decently priced bottles from all around the world. In addition, they offer several white and red "demi" bottles and a reserve list as well.
I can't recall that we had dessert after all that food. It will probably take two of us a month just to try the entire menu, without the multitude of daily specials, but we'll definitely be back for another taste.
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