• 860-747-6813
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  • 143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062
  • Temporary New Hours. RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Closed Mondays. Tue & Wed: 3-8, Thu, Fri & Sat: 11:30-9, Sun: 11:30-7 ... NEW, TEMPORARY LIMITED MENU. Click the banner below.

New Menu Open For Dine-In

We are open for inside dining (reservations are a must, see below), takeout, and curbside pickup. We have a NEW menu: SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE MENU. It's the same menu for dine-in, takeout, or curbside. Hours are:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday & Wednesday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Thursday, Friday &
Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am-7:00pm

Phones are open 2 hours before opening time: Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Thursday through Sunday at 9:30am. 860-747-6813

We strongly recommend reservations, as we are operating at about 40% capacity to insure safe social distancing, so space is limited. Please make reservations online (click button below) or call us. We accept reservations up to a maximum of 8 people, per state guidelines.

We do accept walk-ins, if space is available, but our dining rooms do fill up quickly. and per state guidelines, you cannot wait in our lobby if you don't have a reservation.

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

Easter Sunday, April 4th: Click here for our special food and cocktails menu for Sunday. Please make reservations in advance.

NEW! Draft Beer to-go! Take home 32 oz of fresh local, regional, and Belgian beers. Check out our draft beer list here. All alcohol to-go must be accompanied by a food order, per state regulations.

Save Yourself A Trip!

Beer in cans to-go! Individual cans from great local breweries, plus 4, 6, 12, and 18 packs all available to take home.

Individual & 4 Pack Cans to-go: Click here to see what's available

6, 12, and 18 packs to-go: Click here to see what's available

Nacho Kit to take home! Our traditional Nachos, with all the fixin's, that you can assemble & heat up at home for hot, delicious Nachos right out of the oven. Comes with chips, our house-made salsa, shredded cheeses, sour cream, and jalapeños. Just needs 5-7 minutes in the oven, includes heating instructions. $15.95

Sangria to-go! Take home refreshing and fruity drinks. Available in 32oz quart containers with about 4-5 glasses of Sangria in each. Fruit on the side. Only $20.00

Our house red sangria with Beringer cabernet sauvignon, blackberry liqueur, orange and pineapple juice, seltzer; mixed fruit.

A harmonious combination with Pinot Grigio, Old Forester Bourbon, Peachtree, peach nectar and white cranberry juice; mixed fruit.

A refreshing and tart blend of rosé wine, Pearl Pomegranate vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, pomegranate juice; orange and lemon.



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 Cobb Salad: Grilled boneless chicken breast tossed in our Buffalo Sauce, julienne carrots, sliced celery, Gorgonzola crumbles, red onion, hard-boiled egg, chopped bacon & halved grape tomatoes, over fresh spinach, choice of dressing...15.95 NOTE: this salad has spinach, not mixed greens as our previous Cobb salad did.

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

Chop Salad: Chopped lettuces, cucumber, sunflower seeds, red onion, tomato, chick peas, fresh mozzarella and chopped basil; tossed with a champagne honey vinaigrette...13.95

Shrimp Waldorf Salad: Grilled shrimp, fresh apples, walnuts, gorgonzola, mesclun greens tossed in a champagne honey vinaigrette...17.95

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 Cobb Salad and the Big Salad: Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, White Zinfandel Vinaigrette, Honey Champagne Vinaigrette, Parmesan Peppercorn, Italian, Honey Mustard

French Onion Soup, au Gratin
seasoned crouton, topped with Swiss cheese, Crock ...7.25

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

Soup of the Day (ask your server)
Cup ... 4.95  Crock ... 5.95


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

Fried Calamari: Lightly breaded calamari and sliced cherry peppers fried and tossed with garlic butter, served with spicy red pepper remoulade and marinara ... $12.95

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

Austin Chicken Brioche: Southern fried, buttermilk marinated breast on a grilled brioche roll with pickled slaw, sliced tomatoes, red onions, and spicy serrano/cucumber ranch ... 13.95

Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Tomato tortilla, grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, gorgonzola crumbles, lettuce, tomato … 13.95

Corned Beef Reuben: Grilled marbled rye, sauerkraut, melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing  … 14.25

Philly Cheesesteak: Pan-seared shaved sirloin, grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, American cheese, on a grilled grinder roll … 14.25

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 … 14.25

French Dip: Hot roast beef & melted cheddar on a garlic baguette with au jus for dipping  … 14.25

Cuban: Seasoned pulled pork, sliced smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard aioli stacked on a crunchy Cuban roll then pressed and melted on the griddle ... 14.25

Carolina BBQ Pork Sliders: Two mini pulled pork sandwiches, Carolina BBQ sauce, topped with coleslaw … 14.25

West Coast Turkey Sandwich: Sliced turkey with bacon, spinach, tomato, cucumber, Monterey Jack cheese & avocado ranch dressing on grilled sourdough … 13.95

Classic Burgers  - You tell us how to build your burger!
The classic Taverne burger on a hard roll, with lettuce, tomato, pickles … 12.45

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

Picante Burger: 50/50 beef  & spicy chorizo patty char-grilled and topped with sharp cheddar pimento cheese, on toasted ciabatta bread, with lettuce & tomato ... 14.50

Double Barrel Burger: Char-grilled beef patty dusted with BBQ dry rub and topped with a bourbon, bacon & onion jam; on a toasted brioche roll ... 14.50

Pub Burger: Beef patty topped with crisp bacon and a horseradish cheddar cheese spread, served on a toasted pretzel roll … 14.50

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 … 14.50


Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus: Available Friday & Saturday after 4pm, and all day Sunday, while it lasts. Slow roasted Prime Rib with vegetable and choice of side, horseradish sour cream on the side.  24 oz. cut - 37.95 / 14 oz. cut - 30.95

New York Strip Steak: With fried onion straws, mashed potatoes, vegetable … 30.95
Please allow extra time if ordered medium well or well done.

Bourbon Marinated Skirt Steak: Grilled and sliced to order, with fried onion straws, mashed potatoes, vegetable ... 25.95

Boneless Braised Short Ribs: Incredibly tender boneless beef ribs, mashed potatoes, garlicky spinach & apples, laced with burgundy demi-glace … 23.95

Taverne Grilled Meatloaf: Homestyle beef and pork meatloaf marked on the char-broiler, with tangy tomato glaze, loaded mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables ... 19.50

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 … 21.95

Grilled Citrus Salmon: Char-grilled salmon filet with citrus glaze, over jasmine rice, vegetable … 23.95

Chicken Pot Pie: White and dark meat chicken, potatoes & vegetables topped with golden brown pastry...19.95

Shepherd's Pie: Ground beef in a demi-enriched brown sauce, corn and mashed potatoes...18.95

Fish & Chips: Fresh scrod filets lightly breaded and served with French fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce...21.95

Baked Scrod: Fresh scrod baked in lemon butter with a light Panko bread crumb topping, choice of side, vegetable...21.95

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, $9.25

Single: 10 wings, $13.95

Double: 20 wings, $25.95

Bucket: 6.5 pounds before cooking, approx. 35-40 wings, $46.95

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 $1.00 / Large $1.75 / 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.


Click here for our dessert menu; all of the desserts shown on that page are available. 

Click Here for our Kid's Menu