by Sharee Boser on
I was at Tavern on their opening night, and had a lot of fun. My friend and I enjoyed cheap Three Olives drinks, and the staff was all friendly and excited to be there. I was there the next weekend, and it was way more crowded. It was still a good time, but the bar was a terrible disappointment. There was a special on draft Miller Lite, but the taps were not working. The waitress said she could give me bottles instead, so I asked to make sure I would be getting them at the special price. (I believe it was $3 at the time.) She said yes, absolutely. I get my bar tab later and she had been charging me the $5 bottle price all night. "That's ok," I thought, "because I still had a good night." Fast-forward to Game 5 of the Phillies v. Dodgers game. My roommate called ahead to reserve a table, was told she was all set. We arrive and were immediately told our table had been given to another party, and that no tables were available. "Should have just gone to the Piazza," my friend said. No kidding. The price difference at the bar was the same. They ran out of glasses, or whatever the case was, and could only serve bottles. There were no specials on the bottles, only on drafts, which conveniently could not be given out. I was still excited to be watching the game with so many Phillies fans, and since we won, I don't have the heart to give Tavern a shitty review. In the future, an emphasis should be placed on customer service. This bar is looking to fill itself to max capacity but by giving away reserved tables and not offering the special price to bottles when there is a technical issue on the bar's end does not keep customers coming back. Treat us a little better, and we're likely to return. I'm not sure if or when I'll be going back to Tavern. I'll be watching the Phillies play the Yankees elsewhere, that's for sure.
by Zain K. on
Pretty ridiculous, really. The food was nothing special at all. We were served a cream-based squash soup, a pretty basic chicken breast with mashed potatoes and a few trumpet mushrooms, and an odd dessert creation that was part-cookie/part-waffle with ice cream. Comfort food, none of which was terrible but all of which I could have easily made at home. The performances weren't particularly enjoyable either. A couple of operatic singing acts that were fairly random, and a juggling act in which the performer dropped a ball at least a couple of times. 2* instead of one, simply for the novel silliness of it all. 3* if it weren't as pricey as it is. (And I'm pretty sure that lying in bed while eating isn't particularly good for you.)
by Jack Mcgowan on
We went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. Plan was to have dinner and then head upstairs to the rooftop. The food was not what I expected. It was too salty or just so-so. We were a bit disappointed. The rooftop was cute and convenient. Overall, I'd probably go back but not for dinner.