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 Lump Crab & Salmon Cakes – Sweet lump crab & Atlantic salmon, shallot, fresh herbs, spice & lemon basil aioli. $18

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

Chicken & Lemongrass Dumplings – Crispy chicken & lemongrass dumpling, kimchi, scallion, ginger soy dipping sauce $13

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

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

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

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

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, Spicy Mango Habanero or BBQ. 5 wings $7, 10 wings $12, 15 wings $17 GF

Soup/Salad

Chowder of the Day – $7

Soup of the Day – Made daily. Ask your server. – $6

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

SPT Caesar – Hearty, tender purple romaine tossed in a lemon Caesar dressing w/ EVOO & garlic parmesan crostini. $10, side $6 (topped with chopped crostini crouton) 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 $22

SPT Strawberry Salad – Spring baby spinach & arugula, fresh strawberries, goat cheese, Bermuda onion, pecans, English cucumber tossed in a honey, balsamic vinaigrette. $14

Lobster & Avocado Salad – Handpicked lobster meat, avocado, spring greens, English cucumber & mango in a lemon tarragon vinaigrette. $23

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

Artisan Wood Fired Flat Breads

Lobster, Shallot and Chive – Handpicked lobster meat, goat cheese, shallot, lemon zest, cracked black pepper and fresh chive. $18

Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Pesto & Balsamic Reduction $14

Arugula, Goat Cheese and Fig with Caramelized Onion $14

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

Kids Menu

Under 12

Cheeseburger with tavern fries $8

Chicken Tenders and tavern fries $7

Cheese Ravioli with marinara $8

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

† Steak Burgers

Our 8oz. steak burger is served on a euro brioche bun served with tavern fries and a pickle. Gluten free roll add $2. Substitute truffle fries or sweet potato fries $3.

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

Cheddar, BBQ and Fried Onion Burger – $16

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

SPT Stilton Port & Short Rib Burger – Our signature burger features a thick cut 8 oz. 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

SPT Sandwiches

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

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

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

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

SPT Half & Half – ½ house corned beef and ½ pastrami with caramelized onions, gruyere cheese, cole slaw and tangy SPT house sauce on grilled euro rye. $17

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

From the Oceans & Waters

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops – Pan seared U10 jumbo sea scallops over pesto, pappardelle pasta tossed with roasted tomatoes, spinach topped with parmesan & truffle laced focaccia crumbles. $30 GF upon request

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

Sockeye Salmon & Risotto – Fresh Alaskan Sockeye Salmon, seasoned, seared and served over a spring pea & fennel risotto with lemon, herbs and parmesan finished in a Dijon butter sauce. $26

Vegetarian

Vegan 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

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

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 & tzatziki sauce. $14

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

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

Portuguese Cioppino – Sautéed shrimp, mussels, cod, red bliss potatoes & chorizo simmered in a roasted garlic, fennel and white wine tomato broth served with crostini. $23

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

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

Crispy Stuffed Chicken – Boneless chicken breast encrusted in seasoned panko, stuffed with sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, goat cheese and arugula, served over sautéed julienne vegetable with spinach, finished in a mustard butter sauce. $21

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

Eggplant Parmesan – Breaded in seasoned bread crumbs, topped with Chef’s marinara, mozzarella, oven baked and served over pasta. $18

† 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. $32 GF

Ribeye – Boneless 14 oz. center cut ribeye seasoned and fire grilled topped with roasted red pepper garlic butter. $28 GF

New York Sirloin – Fire grilled 14oz New York strip with balsamic demi-glace. $29 GF

Protein enhancements: sautéed mushrooms & onions $5, grilled shrimp $7, pan seared sea scallops $9

Side Orders

Tavern Fries $5

Mashed Potatoes $3 GF

Truffle Parmesan Fries $7

Vegetable of the Day $5 GF

Sweet Potato Fries $6

Garlic Spinach $5 GF

Desserts

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

Chocolate Lovin’ Spoon Cake $8

Spring Berry Tart $7

Crème Brulee $7

Carrot Cake – Cream cheese frosting & walnuts. $6

Scooped Cheesecake Sundae – Scooped cheesecake with cracker dust and your choice of 3 toppings: strawberry puree, chocolate sauce, rainbow jimmies, Oreo cookie crumbs, candied walnuts or Heath bar crunch. $8

Contact

124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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