• 860-747-6813
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  • 143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062
  • Temporary New Hours: Wed & Thu: 3-8, Fri & Sat: 11:30-8, Sun: 11:30-7 ... PLUS NEW, TEMPORARY LIMITED MENU. Click the banner below.
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New Menu Open For Dine-In

We are open for inside dining. We have a NEW, limited  menu, see below. Hours are:

Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday &
Saturday: 11:30am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am-7:00pm
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Phones are open 2 hours before opening time: Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00pm, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday at 9:30am.

We will be operating at about 40% capacity, to insure safe social distancing, so space is limited. We recommend reservations, please call us at 860-747-6813. We will accept walk-ins, if space is available, but you will not be able to wait in our lobby, per state guidelines. We have set-up some picnic tables out front as the waiting area.

Takeout and curbside pick-up are still available.

For dine-in, masks are required when NOT at your seat.

Special: Loaded Mac 'n Cheese Burger! Our char-grilled burger, topped with Loaded Mac 'n Cheese - Bacon, Onions, Jalapenos - on a toasted hard roll, choice of side. 13.50

Fresh, fruity Sangria to-go! Our refreshing Sangrias are now available to take home in 32oz (quart) containers. About 4-5 servings. The fresh fruit is on the side. Flavors:

Watermelon Rosé Sangria
White Peach Sangria
Red Berry Sangria
$20 each

This weekend: Our Prime Rib is back! Starting Friday at 4:00pm and available Saturday night and all day Sunday. While it lasts. If you will be visiting specifically for the Prime Rib please call us first to make sure it is still available. 

Menu: scroll down to view the menu, or click each picture to download the full menu, it is 2 pages. Our Kids menu is below, it is not on the printed menu.


The Big Salad: Stolen from “Seinfeld”, Elaine’s favorite salad with lots of stuff: cukes, tomato wedges, red onion, julienne vegetables, shredded cheeses, croutons, choice of dressing...13.50
Add Grilled chicken...3.95

Buffalo Chicken Salad: Spinach, red peppers, mushrooms, gorgonzola, Buffalo Chicken Tenders, choice of dressing...15.95 NOTE: this is not our Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad

Chicken Tostada Salad: Mixed greens, grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomato, cheddar and jack cheese, fried tortilla strips, chipotle ranch drizzle...15.95

Chicken Caesar: A traditional favorite with grilled breast of chicken...14.95

Gorgonzola & Caesar Salad Burger Platter: Burger patty topped with gorgonzola cheese, no bun, with sliced tomato, raw red onion, Caesar Salad… 13.95

Choice of dressings for Buffalo Chicken Salad and the Big Salad: Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, White Zinfandel Vinaigrette, Honey Champagne Vinaigrette, Parmesan Peppercorn, Italian, Honey Mustard

New England Clam Chowder or  Cheddar Ale
Cup … 5.95   Crock … 6.95


Mozzarella Fritta: Hand-breaded mozzarella cheese, deep fried & served with marinara, basil pesto & herbed parmesan … 9.95

Potato Skins: Crumbled bacon, cheddar & jack cheese, and scallions w/ a side of sour cream … 11.95

Tater Tot Poutine:Crispy, fried tater tots smothered with a hearty pan gravy & squeaky Wisconsin cheddar curds … 9.95
Add grilled chicken…3.85
Add braised beef short ribs…6.10

Tailgate Pretzel: A gigantic soft warm pretzel served with our cheddar ale soup and a side of honey mustard for dipping; enough for two! … 12.95

Chicken & Lemongrass Dumplings: Classic pot stickers, pan-seared, with  a spicy Thai peanut sauce & fresh cilantro … 9.95

Garlic Bread w/ Gorgonzola Cheese Fondue: Toasted garlic ciabatta wedges with a gorgonzola cheese fondue … 11.95

Basket Onion Straws: Jumbo white onions sliced extra thin, deep fried, dipping sauce … 8.75


Sandwiches & burgers include a choice of French Fries, coleslaw, or onion straws. Substitute a garden salad or sweet potato fries for an additional 1.50

Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Tomato tortilla, grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, gorgonzola crumbles, lettuce, tomato … 12.95

Corned Beef Reuben: Grilled marbled rye, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing  … 13.95

Philly Cheesesteak: Pan-seared shaved sirloin, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, American cheese, on a grilled grinder roll … 13.95

Short Rib Melt: Tender bits of beef short ribs, melted provolone cheese, with spinach & onions on white toast; with a creamy vodka sauce for dipping … 13.95

French Dip: Hot roast beef & melted cheddar on a garlic baguette with au jus for dipping  … 13.25

Fried Pastrami & Onions: Nodine’s Smokehouse succulent skillet-fried black pastrami, caramelized onions, melted Swiss cheese on grilled marbled rye 13.50

Carolina BBQ Pork Sliders: Two mini pulled pork sandwiches, Carolina BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw … 13.25

West Coast Turkey Club: Sliced turkey with bacon, spinach, tomato, cucumber, Monterey Jack cheese & avocado ranch dressing on grilled sourdough … 12.95

Classic Burgers  - You tell us how to build your burger!
The classic Taverne burger on a hard roll, with lettuce, tomato, pickles … 11.45

Add Cheddar, American, Swiss, Provolone, Gorgonzola, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Roasted Red Peppers, Fried Egg, Peanut Butter, Fried Onion Straws, Sautéed Onions or Mushrooms, Hot Cherry Peppers, Bacon … .90 cents each

Pub Burger: Beef patty topped with crisp bacon and a horseradish cheddar cheese spread, served on a toasted pretzel roll … 13.25

Chipotle Black Bean Burger Club: A grilled Chipotle black bean patty, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, red onion, & pepper jack cheese, skewered on wheatberry bread, served with avocado ranch … 13.25


New York Strip Steak: With fried onion straws, mashed potatoes, vegetable … 28.95
Please allow extra time if ordered medium well or well done.

Boneless Braised Short Ribs: Incredibly tender boneless beef ribs, mashed potatoes, garlicky spinach & apples, laced with burgundy demi-glace … 21.95

Buffalo Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese: Buttermilk fried chicken tenders dipped in our famous Buffalo Sauce, served over cavatappi pasta with gorgonzola sauce, broccoli & sautéed onions … 20.95

Grilled Citrus Salmon: Char-grilled salmon filet with citrus glaze, over jasmine rice, vegetable … 21.95

Chicken Pot Pie: White and dark meat chicken, potatoes & vegetables topped with golden brown pastry...19.50

Shepherd's Pie: Ground beef in a demi-enriched brown sauce, corn and mashed potatoes...17.95

Entrees are served with fresh bread and our famous honey butter.

Chicken Wings

Wing Flavors:

Original Buffalo
Honey Gold BBQ
Sweet Red Chili
Buffalo Chipotle Dry Rub
(Dry Rub not available Dirt Style)

Wing Sizes:

The “Mini”: 6 wings, $8.50

Single: 10 wings, $12.95

Double: 20 wings, $23.95

Bucket: 6.5 pounds before cooking, approx. 35-40 wings, $43.50

All wings served with our house made Bleu cheese dressing, celery and carrots. All flavors except Dry Rub can be “Dirt Style”: fried and sauced, then fried and sauced again, for a caramelized, slightly crispier wing. No extra charge. We created Dirt Wings here at the Taverne!

We apologize in advance for NOT being able to split flavors on orders of wings. And all of our sizes will come with a mix of drumsticks and flats. Sorry, no exceptions.

Extra Sides:
Buffalo Sauce 16oz Jar:
Bleu Cheese: Small $0.75 / Large $1.35 / 16oz jar 6.75
Celery & Carrots: $1.25

We fry all of our foods in Trans Fat Free Oil. Our Buffalo and Teriyaki sauces are gluten free, however, the oils in which they are fried have been cross contaminated with gluten product. We leave it to you to decide how sensitive you are to gluten when ordering these items.

Chicken Tenders

These are large, all white meat breaded chicken tenderloins, they are not chicken nuggets or poppers. Our chicken tenders can be served plain or covered in any of our 4 sauces. Sorry, but chicken tenders cannot be served dirt style. Each order includes bleu cheese, celery, and carrots.

6-$10.95 / 12-$20.50 / 20-$38.05

When ordering please indicate if you want them plain or with sauce on them.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie: Peanut butter fudge, dense chocolate truffle, chocolate sauce and peanut brittle garnish. 6.00

Brownie Sundae: Warm fudge brownie, premium vanilla ice cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, whipped cream, chopped walnuts and a cherry. 6.50

Bread Pudding: A house favorite, with vanilla ice cream sauce. This week's flavor: Chocolate Pecan 6.00

Kid's Menu 

Hamburger or Cheeseburger & Fries

Chicken Tenders & Fries

Spaghetti with Marinara or Butter

Grilled Cheese & Fries

Hot Dog & Fries

Mac 'N Cheese

Grilled Chicken w/ vegetable, choice of fries, mashed potato or rice

$5. 95 - Includes Soda or Milk