* 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
Ale Battered Shrimp – Beer battered and fried with a horseradish tai dipping sauce. $14
* 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
SPT Chili – Our Signature chili topped with shredded cheddar cheese. $8 GF
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
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
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.
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 – Fresh Atlantic Salmon seasoned and fire grilled, topped with Maître Di butter with fresh vegetable. $24 GF
* – 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.
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
Eggplant Parmesan – Fried eggplant with chef’s marinara and mozzarella. Served with a side of Cavatappi pasta. $17 GF upon request
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
Ale Battered Shrimp – Beer battered and fried with tartar sauce, French fries and coleslaw. $17
Chicken Marsala – Mushrooms, butter, onion, marsala wine, a touch of demi and mashed potato and fresh vegetable. $20
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
Roasted Garlic Pork Chop – Grilled Boneless center-cut pork chop with a roasted garlic demi-glace. $24 GF
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
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
124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
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