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Tavern 17 (Tavern Seventeen)
Posted by Greta on 10/08/2010
I recently dined at Tavern 17 and had the Seared Scallops with herbed quinoa cakes ($8) and I have to say I could have ordered another it was soooo delicious. While they still have a lot of different sliders, the menu has broadened to include steaks and seafood. Glad I went back.
Posted by Tamiz on 03/23/2010
My girlfriend and I went here on a sunday for brunch hoping that it would live up to our expectations of a more upscale eating establishment. We were not impressed. It was a beautiful morning and they offered al fresco dining, but most of the tables were uncomortablly close to the street, literally on the curb. I ordered a chicken and smoked sausage hash, it had virtually no sausage and was ruined by being drowned in cheap bottled salsa. The only redeeming factor of the dish were the eggs, which were perfectly poached. The food was not good and the service was slow, at one point a server asked to take our salt and pepper shakers in the middle of our meal when there were many empty tables from which to take the shakers. We won't be back.
Posted by Lorraine on 03/21/2010
Tavern 17 appears to be a posh lounge with a suspected upscale menu. Ambiance is attractive; nice wine room, big bar with good variety of draught microbrews. Got the wild mushroom and goat cheese omelet for brunch; which boasted 4 types of mushrooms (crimini, portabella, oyster, shiitake) in the menu description. Had disappointing result…Though the goat cheese added an unusually nice texture for an omelet, the two main ingredients were scant, especially the mushrooms, to which I only stumbled upon the Crimini variety. The omelet was 100% basic: egg, little mushroom, little goat cheese, no season. Not to mention it was suspected that they used an omelet-making machine; uniformly packed ingredients, unnaturally fluffy, with curved edges. I expected a more unique concoction, maybe with the alleged 4 types of mushrooms coming in some sort of sauce so the dish wasn’t so dry. Being that the dishes were so minimally produced, I was surprised to have waited over 30 minutes until the food was presented. As you’ll see on their website, Tavern 17 brags of creating “Artisan Flights and Bites,” but is indeed nothing more than a typical, cut-corner hotel based restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/26/2009
I had been to Tavern 17 before and was quite excited to go back for their chocolate waffles. We showed up on 11:45 on a Monday, not realizing that breakfast was no longer being served. We get seated and before we open our menus, order 3 OJ's and a coffee. Since we hadn't yet opened the menus, you'd think this drink order might have tipped off the waiter that we were looking for breakfast foods. Once we sat down, we realized we had lunch menus. When the waiter arrived back with drinks, we ask about ordering breakfast and were told that it was lunch only. Being that we were the ONLY people in the place, we thought they might make an exception to not lose the customers. Nope. Instead, we were charged for our 3 OJ's and coffee - $15!
Posted by raven on 09/01/2008
Some day something special will open in this spot: this is not it. The menu reads better than the food that comes out of the kitchen. Sliders overpriced and mediocre. Soups just okay. Sandwiches nothing to get excited about. Breakfast is just okay.
Posted by Arnold Schweizer on 07/17/2008
went to breakfast with my wife on the 113th of July. I had Joe's skillet. Nice waiter. Endless cup of coffee. Pretty restaurant.
Posted by Jen on 05/07/2008
I used to go here a lot because i work very close but i never was really satisfied with the food. they recently renovated the menu with tons of new items which are pretty good. they have a menu of sliders which are reasonably priced which are fun to try individually or get a bunch as a meal. Pretty decent wine list too. Sit at the bar, very nice bartenders.