Sharables

Tavern Chips – Crispy chips and house made blue cheese onion dip. $9

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

SPT Nachos – Blue corn tortilla, braised Argentinian beef, pico de gallo, cheddar, roasted poblano, cilantro lime crema. $14 Guacamole $2

Chicken Dumplings – Crispy chicken and lemongrass dumpling, scallion, ginger soy dipping sauce. $9

PEI Mussels & Focaccia – Roasted tomato, garlic, lemon herb cream with toasted focaccia. $12 GF upon request

Quesadilla – Tinga chicken, caramelized onion, poblano, cheddar, pico de gallo and lime crema. $13 Guacamole $2

SPT Wings – Chicken wings tossed in your choice of sauce: our signature SPT wing sauce, garlic parmesan, spicy mango habanero or BBQ. 5 wings $7, 10 wings $12, 15 wings $17 GF

Onion Rings – Battered onion rings tossed in SPT seasoning and served with our own bourbon BBQ sauce. $9

Warm Pretzel – Salted large baked pretzel and jalapeno cheddar cheese dip. $8

Handhelds

All sandwiches served with tavern fries and a pickle. Substitute truffle fries or sweet potato fries $3. Gluten free roll $2.

The Tavern Burger – 8oz. Black Angus with lettuce, tomato and red onion. $12 Add choice of cheese. $1

The MOP Burger – Sautéed mushrooms, onions and peppers. $14 Add choice of cheese. $1

SPT Stilton Port & Short Rib Burger – Our signature burger features a thick cut 8oz. Black Angus short rib and chuck burger seasoned and slow grilled on brioche with onion jam, smoked bacon, baby arugula topped with aged Stilton and Port wine reduction. $18

Cheddar, BBQ & Fried Onion Burger – $16

Chipotle Avocado Burger – Cheddar, grilled red onion, avocado, cilantro, roasted poblano, chipotle aioli. $17

The French Dip – Sliced prime rib, caramelized onion, Gruyere, baguette, house au jus. $15

Cod BLT – Beer battered fresh cod on brioche with bacon, greens, tomato and tartar, served with coleslaw. $15

SPT Half & Half – ½ house corned beef and ½ pastrami with caramelized onions, Gruyere, coleslaw and tangy SPT house sauce on grilled euro rye. $17

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

BLT – Hickory smoked bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo on choice of euro bread. $12 Add ham or turkey $2. Add choice of cheese. $1

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

Crispy Chicken Sandwich – Chicken breast coated in seasoned bread crumbs served on brioche topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar, smoked bacon and poblano mayo. $14

SPT Monti Cristo – With warm strawberry preserves. $13

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

Hot + Cold

SPT Chili & Spiced Cornbread – Hearty house made chili, cheddar and cornbread. $8

French Onion Soup – Caramelized onion, toasted baguette and Gruyere. $9

The Cobb – Bibb lettuce & crispy romaine, avocado, red onion, hardboiled egg, bacon, blue cheese, tomato, dijon vinaigrette. $14 GF

Harvest Salad – Autumn harvest greens, roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, sliced apple, dried cranberries and goat cheese tossed in a honey apple cider vinaigrette. $15 GF

SPT Caesar – Hearts of Romaine tossed in a lemon Caesar dressing with EVOO and garlic parmesan crostini. $10, side $6 GF upon request

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

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

Ahi Tuna “Sashimi” – Pan seared Ahi tuna chilled and served rare with wakame salad, pickled ginger, fried wonton and black sesame Asian drizzle. $14 GF

Chilled U12 Shrimp – Siracha spiked cocktail sauce and lemon. $2.25 per piece

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

Tavern Entrees

Petite Filet Mignon – Seasoned 7oz. filet mignon grilled and finished with shallot port wine demi, gorgonzola, frizzled onions and served with mashed potato. $28 GF upon request

SPT Ribs – A full rack of slow roasted pork ribs in our own SPT rub finished with our house bourbon BBQ sauce served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. $23 GF upon request

Chicken Cordon Bleu – Two pan sautéed chicken breasts topped with ham and Gruyere finished in a volute sauce. Served with truffled cavatappi mac ‘n’ cheese with ham, peas and breadcrumbs. $19 GF upon request

Fish & Chips – Fresh cod hand battered and fried with tartar sauce and tavern fries. $17

Ancho Grilled Flat Iron – Ancho rubbed marinated flat iron steak with balsamic grilled onions, baby arugula & blue cheese crumble served with mashed potato. $23 GF

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

Salmon & Lobster Mashed – Pan seared Atlantic salmon served over a lobster, roasted shallot mashed potato finished in a tarragon butter sauce. $28 GF

Beef Tips & Pappardelle – Sautéed beef tips and forest mushrooms, shallot and herbs in a rich Madeira cream tossed with arugula, cracked pepper, pappardelle and parmesan. $24

Chicken Pot Pie – Slow roasted chicken, sweet peas, potatoes, carrots, fresh herbs in a rich chicken gravy, topped with puff pastry and oven baked golden brown. $19

New England Baked Cod – Oven baked with herbed bread crumbs finished in lemon butter sauce, served with fresh vegetable. $18 GF upon request

Shrimp & Butternut Squash Ravioli – Sautéed shrimp, spinach, and butternut squash ravioli in a pancetta, shallot, sage cream sauce. $25

Seafood Fra Diavolo – Shrimp, scallops, mussels and andouille in spicy marinara over linguine with lemon, fresh herbs and parmesan. $26

SPT Ribeye – 14 oz center cut grilled ribeye served with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. $MP Ask server for today’s preparation.

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.

Flat Breads + Small Plates

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Flatbread – With pesto and balsamic reduction. $14

Arugula & Goat Cheese Flatbread – With caramelized onions and balsamic fig glaze. $14

Steak Flat Bread – Seared steak, blue cheese, caramelized onion, roasted garlic and red wine reduction. $14

Buffalo Chicken Flat Bread – Crispy chicken, SPT buffalo sauce, blue cheese, roasted garlic, chive. $14

Argentinian Beef Barbacoa & Plantains – Braised beef barbacoa, sweet fried plantains, guacamole, topped with pico de gallo, cilantro crema and fresh lime. $14

Truffle Scallops – Pan seared sea scallops with forest mushrooms, fresh herbs in a white wine lemon garlic cream sauce, over puff pastry rings and finished with truffle oil drizzle. $17

Shrimp Bruschetta – Sautéed shrimp, shallot, garlic, roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, spinach and lemon cracked peppercorn cream over focaccia. $17

Open Faced Garlic Steak – Seasoned grilled sliced garlic steak on focaccia with herb butter served with vegetable. $16

SPT ½ Rack – Half portion of our signature ribs with sweet potato fries and coleslaw. $17 GF upon request

Vegetarian

Vegan upon request

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

Hummus & Pita Plate – Marinated vegetables, house made hummus, feta, kalamata olives and warm pita. $13

Falafel Pita – House made chickpea falafel, shredded lettuce, feta, red onion, olives, tomatoes, cucumber and tzatziki sauce. $14

Vegetable Wrap – Marinated vegetables, hummus, feta, arugula, tomatoes and baby greens in a spinach wrap. $14

Kids

2 Cheese Sliders with tavern fries. $8

Chicken Tenders and tavern fries. $7

Chicken Parmesan with rotini pasta. $8

Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Cavatappi pasta in a house made cheddar cheese sauce. $7

Grilled Cheese – $7

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

Desserts

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée – Pumpkin custard, caramelized sugar, whipped cream and spice. $7

Caramel Brownie Sundae – Warm fudge brownie, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel and whipped cream. $8

Cheesecake – With graham cracker crust, strawberry drizzle and whipped cream. $7

Chocolate Torte – Rich chocolate torte with strawberry drizzle. $7 GF upon request

Chocolate Spoon Cake – A chocolate lovers dream, decadent layers of chocolate and fudge. $8

Contact

124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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