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

Panko Crusted Crab & Salmon Cakes with Lemon Basil Aioli – Sweet crab and Atlantic salmon, shallot, fresh herbs and 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

Garlic Parmesan Cheese Curds – Lightly battered and fried dusted with parmesan served with marinara. $14

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

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, 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

Autumn Harvest Salad – Roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, harvest greens, fresh apple, sweet cranberries and goat cheese tossed in a honey cider vinaigrette. $14

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

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 GF upon request

Chicken Nuggets 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, 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

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

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

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

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

Salmon with Lemon Basil Butter – Seasoned pan seared Atlantic salmon served crispy skin-on, topped with lemon basil butter over julienne fresh autumn vegetable. $24

SPT Swordfish – Pan blackened swordfish with lemon scented sweet roasted red pepper coulis and fresh vegetable. PTM

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

Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Handpicked lobster meat, shallots, garlic tossed in a rich cheese sauce with cavatappi, topped with crispy herbed breadcrumbs and oven baked. $24

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, tavern fries and coleslaw. $16

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

Butter Basted Roasted Half Chicken – Slow roasted herb & garlic ½ chicken topped with shallot pan gravy, served with potato and autumn vegetable. $19

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. ribeye, seasoned and fire grilled. $27 GF

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

Bone in 14 oz Pork Chop – Grilled over the open flame and finished in a roasted shallot, cider demi-glace. $26 GF

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

Side Orders

Tavern Fries $5 GF

Vegetable of the Day $5 GF

Mashed Potatoes $3 GF

Truffle Parmesan Fries $7

Sweet Potato Fries $6

Garlic Spinach $5 GF

Desserts

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

Apple Strudel – With honey drizzle, whipped cream and cinnamon dust. $6

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 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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