Appetizers

* Tavern Chips – Crispy chips and house-made bleu cheese onion dip. $9

* Calamari – Flash Fried calamari, cherry pepper rings served with our chef’s own marinara. $12

Pan Seared Salmon & Crab Cakes w/ Lemon Basil Aioli – Poached Atlantic Salmon, Sweet Crab, Fresh Herbs, Shallot & Lemon Basil Aioli. $16

* PEI Mussels – Pan Steamed mussels with white wine, garlic, tomatoes and herbs. Served with toasted focaccia bread. $12 GF upon request

* Baba Ghanoush – Roasted Eggplant, red pepper and garlic with lemon juice, herbs and a side of toasted pita chips. $12 GF upon request

Cheese Curds – White Cheddar curds, lightly battered and fried with marinara sauce. $14

* Onion Rings – Hand battered and fried with SPT barbecue dipping sauce. $9

* Fried Green Tomatoes – Green tomatoes, perfectly fried, and topped with a garden basil pesto and fig drizzle. $13

Sashimi Tuna – With fried wonton, seaweed salad and a black sesame Asian drizzle. $14 GF

Buffalo Shrimp – Jumbo shrimp fried and tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce, served with celery and bleu cheese. $13

SPT Chicken Wings – Chicken wings tossed in your choice of sauce. Our signature SPT wing sauce, hoisin Thai, or BBQ. 5 wings $7, 10 wings $12, 15 wings $17 GF

Soup/Salad

Chowder of the Day – $6

Soup du jour – Made daily. Ask your server. – $5

Arugula and Beet – Seasonal beets with goat cheese, candied walnuts, and maple balsamic dressing. $12 GF

Wedge Salad – Iceberg with crumbled blue cheese, red onion, carrots, cucumbers, bacon, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, topped with blue cheese dressing. $10 GF

Caesar Salad – Romaine with croutons, hand-chipped parmesan. $9, side $5 GF upon request

Mixed Greens – Mixed greens with tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumber and apricot dressing. $9, side $5 GF

Crab Cake Entrée Salad – Over Mixed Green or Caesar $21

Lobster and Avocado Salad – Fresh handpicked lobster & Chive salad over Vinaigrette Mixed Greens, Fresh Avocado and Citrus Crema. $22

Calamari Caprese Salad – Crispy Calamari tossed in Garden Basil Pesto, over a Mixed Green Salad with Fresh Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinaigrette. $16

Add chicken $5, shrimp $7, or salmon $8 to any large salad.

Artisan Wood Fired Flat Breads

Hickory Smoked Bacon with Chef’s Marinara and Mozzarella $14

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pesto $14

White Clam, Garlic and Garden Pesto with Mozzarella $14

Arugula, Goat Cheese and Fig with Caramelized Onion $14

Kids Menu

Cheeseburger with Tavern Fries $8 GF upon request

Chicken Nuggets and Tavern Fries $7

Cheese Ravioli with Marinara $8

Chicken Parmesan with Rotini Pasta $8

Mac and Cheese – Cavatappi pasta in a house made cheddar cheese sauce. $7

Crustless PB&J – Raspberry preserves, creamy peanut butter on crustless white bread, Tavern fries. $7

Veggie Plate – Carrots, celery and cucumbers with ranch dressing and apple sauce. $5 GF

† Steak Burgers and Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Our 8oz. steak burger is served on a Euro brioche bun. Our grilled 10oz. chicken breast is served on Rosemary Herb Flatbread. Both served with Tavern fries, coleslaw and a pickle.

The Tavern – Lettuce, tomato and red onion. $14 add choice of cheese $1

The MOP – Sautéed mushrooms, onions, and peppers. $15 add choice of cheese $1

Fried Onion and Cheddar Cheese – $16

Fried Onion and BBQ – $16

Fried Egg and Bacon – with choice of cheese. $16

The Wedge – Iceberg lettuce, tomato, onion, and bleu cheese dressing. $16

Gluten free roll add $2. Substitute Truffle Fries or Sweet Potato Fries $4.

SPT Sandwiches

All sandwiches served with Tavern fries, coleslaw and a pickle.

Rueben – Choice of corned beef, pastrami or turkey with thousand island, swiss and sauerkraut, on grilled euro rye. $16

Club Sandwich – Ham, turkey, or tuna on choice of toasted euro bread with lettuce, tomato, and bacon $14 add choice of cheese $1

Eggplant Parmesan – Breaded eggplant with chef’s marinara and mozzarella on rosemary herb flatbread. $14 GF upon request

Italian Combo – Salami, pepperoni, ham, capicola, and provolone cheese with lettuce, tomato, and spring mayo on rosemary, herb flatbread. $14

BLT – Hickory smoked bacon with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on choice of euro bread. $14

Pastrami – Grilled Black Forest pastrami, swiss cheese and horseradish mustard on choice of euro bread. $16

Quattro Formaggio – A delicious grilled cheese with Danish bleu, swiss, provolone and cheddar cheeses on your choice of bread. $13

Chopped Black Bean Burger Wrap – A black bean burger with kale, carrots, red onion, cabbage, pico de gallo and pablano mayo in a spinach wrap. $14

Veggie Wrap – Chef’s selection of Fresh veggies with ranch dressing in a spinach wrap. $14.

Substitute Truffle Fries or Sweet Potato Fries $4.

From the Oceans & Waters

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops – Fresh Sea Scallops pan seared and finished with a touch of sherry served with a toasted herbed couscous tossed with spinach & red pepper. $29 GF upon request

Baked Scrod – Deep Water Scrod oven baked with a Roasted garlic, sundried tomato aioli crumb crust with fresh vegetable. $20 GF

Grilled Salmon w/ Citrus Sauce – Seasoned Grilled Atlantic Salmon over Wilted Spinach & Baby Arugula with roasted Cherry Tomatoes, finished in a Citrus Sauce. $25 GF

SPT Swordfish – Fresh Swordfish Steak prepared daily and priced to market. Ask your server for details.

* – Happy Hour Special:$4 off select apps Monday – Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

GF – Gluten Free

† Beef & egg items may be cooked to order per request.

Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs reduces the risk of foodborne illness.

Tavern Fare

Bangers and Mash – 3 Irish sausages served with mashed potatoes and brown onion gravy. $17

Corned Beef Hash – Shredded corned beef and potatoes with two poached eggs and toast. $17

Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Primavera – Sautéed Shrimp, Roasted Summer vegetables with lemon, Chablis, Garlic, EVOO and Snipped Herbs tossed with Penne, served with a Parmesan Crostini. $24, available vegetarian $20

Chicken Cordon Bleu – Two pan sautéed chicken breasts topped with ham and melted swiss finished in a volute sauce. Served with a side of rotini cheddar mac n cheese with diced ham and peas . $18 GF upon request

Fish & Chip Platter – Parmesan crusted cod sticks with tartar sauce, French fries and coleslaw. $16

Cavatappi Bolognese – Cavatappi pasta with a hearty sauce of ground sausage & beef, tomatoes, cream, herbs and parmesan cheese. $17

Chicken Marsala – Mushrooms, butter, onion, marsala wine, a touch of demi and mashed potato and fresh vegetable. $20

Ancho Grilled Flat Iron – Ancho Rubbed Marinated Flat Iron Steak w/ Balsamic Grilled Onions, Baby Arugula & Blue Cheese Crumble served w/ Mashed Potato $23

Hand Cut Steaks and Chops

Served with a choice of Traditional Mashed Potato, Bacon & Cheddar Mashed or Horseradish Mashed, accompanied with Fresh Vegetable.

† Filet Mignon – Fire grilled 8oz beef filet with scotch demi-glace. $35 GF

† Ribeye – Boneless 14 oz. ribeye, seasoned and fire grilled. $27 GF

† New York Sirloin – Fire Grilled 14oz New York Strip with balsamic demi-glace. $29 GF

Side Orders

Tavern Fries $5   GF

Truffle Parmesan Fries $7  GF

Sweet Potato Fries $6

Vegetable of the Day $5  GF

Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions $5 GF

Cauliflower Au Gratin $7  GF

Mashed Potatoes $3  GF

Garlic Spinach $5  GF

Rotini Carbonara $8

Desserts

Flourless Chocolate Torte – Decadent chocolate with ganache frosting over strawberry puree. $7 GF

Sweet Ricotta Pie – Apricot glaze, whipped cream, drizzled with honey. $7

Carrot Cake – Cream cheese frosting & walnuts. $6

Chocolate Layer Cake – Enough for two, multiple layers of chocolate cream and cake. $8

Scooped Cheesecake Sundae – Scooped cheesecake with cracker dust and your choice of 3 toppings: Strawberry puree, Apricot glaze, Chocolate sauce, Rainbow Jimmies, Oreo cookie crumbs, Candied walnuts, Wild berry compote with mint or Heath bar crunch. $8

Spumoni – With chocolate sauce and whipped cream. $4

Contact

124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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