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g.w. tavern in washington depot ct

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g.w. tavern in washington depot ct

milltowngirl | Jul 16, 2006 08:29 PM

what a lovely spot, full of new england charm. were seated in a booth in the bar, probably not the ideal locale (looked like pleasant, airy seating outside on a terrace and in the main part of the dining room). nice selection of beer (had a draft beer from nantucket that was great--white whale?). ordered a straightforward and well prepared, if not outstanding, gazpacho and a nice, tangy romaine salad to start, accompanied by a bread basket that included a sweet-and-spicy (jalapeno-laced) cornbread that I quite liked. it went downhill from there. fish and chips--super-egg-y batter on the fish that was all wrong. baked cod that the waitress recommended was tasteless and overwhelmed by a bed of mashed potatoes--white on white--and a topping of deep fried onions that had sat around a bit, limp and chewy (vertical comfort food, an oxymoron, imo). i'm not high on vegetable medleys, but the vegies on the side--wax beans, broccoli, carrots--were nicely cooked, al dente, w/ a whiff of butter. (should i have ordered the vegie platter? had chosen among that, the cod, and the chicken pie) decided to give dessert a go, continuing to hope, split a berry crisp. portion was huge, more than enough for two, and the berries were tasty, but the crisp part was...not crispy. we really wanted to like this place. are there things to order that would make for a happier meal?

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