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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

Pan Seared Crab Cakes – Served with lemon basil aioli. $17

SPT Nachos – With lobster or braised Argentinian beef, white corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cheddar, roasted poblano, cilantro lime crema.  Lobster MP, Argentinian beef $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

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

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

Handhelds

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

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

California Burger – With cheddar, bacon and red onions topped with an avocado ranch dressing.  $14

French Onion Patty Melt – With melted Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and our house made onion dip served on grilled rye. $14

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

Prime Rib Sandwich – Thin sliced Prime Rib dipped in rosemary au jus with caramelized onions, Gruyere and horseradish mayo on a 6” roll. $16

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

Burrata BLT Sandwich – Burrata, bacon, arugula, plum tomatoes, fresh basil pesto and balsamic glaze on toasted Brioche. $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 or pastrami with thousand island, Swiss and sauerkraut, on grilled euro rye. $16

Crispy Chicken Sandwich – Chicken breast coated in seasoned bread crumbs (or sub grilled marinated chicken breast). Served on brioche topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, cheddar, smoked bacon and poblano mayo. $14

Buffalo Chicken Wrap – Fried and tossed in buffalo sauce with iceberg lettuce, bacon, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing in a grilled spinach wrap. $14

Flatbreads

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

Grilled Chicken & Pineapple – With caramelized sweet onions and our thai chili glaze topped with scallions. $14

Buffalo Chicken Flatbread – Crispy chicken, SPT buffalo sauce, blue cheese, roasted garlic, chive. Available with our own bourbon BBQ sauce instead of buffalo sauce. $14

Hot + Cold

New England Clam Chowder – Clams, potato, bacon, cream, fresh herbs and spices. $8

French Onion Soup – Caramelized onion, toasted baguette and Gruyere. $7

Asian Bok Choy Salad Bowl – Baby bok choy, napa cabbage, sliced radishes, scallions, toasted almonds, mandarin orange slices and fried chow mein noodles with a sesame ginger vinaigrette $14

Lobster Avocado Salad – Sweet picked lobster meat served over bibb lettuce in a lemon vinaigrette with diced mango, red onions, sliced avocado and grape tomatoes. MP 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, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette. $9, side $5 GF

Ahi & Avocado Poke Bowl – Fresh marinated Ahi, Avocado, cucumber, radish, scallions, spring greens, cilantro, pickled onions, sriracha & lime in a sesame soy dressing. $18 GF

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

Tavern Entrees

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. Full rack $23  Half rack $14 GF upon request

Parmesan Panko Chicken – Tender, juicy, seared chicken breasts with a parmesan and panko coating with a fresh herb veloute, roasted potatoes and our veg of the day. $18

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

Seared N.Y. Strip Steak – Marinated in rosemary and garlic, topped with melted gorgonzola cheese, merlot demi-glace, served with herb roasted potatoes and vegetable of the day. $28 GF upon request

Sauteed Shrimp Pasta – With olive oil, garlic, shallots, fresh basil, roasted red bell peppers, baby spinach and lemon tossed with cavatappi.  $22

Pan Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops –  With prosciutto di parma, asparagus and roasted grape tomatoes with a lemon pepper risotto. $25 

Coconut Crusted Cod – Seared and served with a fresh mango salsa and topped with cilantro-lime crema served with our vegetable of the day. $19

Poached Salmon – In a lemon caper sauce with a fresh dill risotto. $23

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Lobster Grilled Cheese – Handpicked lobster with provolone, bacon and sliced tomato on whole grain bread, served with fries. MP

Lobster Roll – Hot buttered lobster meat in a toasted brioche bun, served with fries. MP

Fried Clam Strips – Tender and golden brown, served with fries, tartar and coleslaw. $20

Crab Cake Salad – Mixed summer greens tossed in a sesame ginger vinaigrette with grape tomatoes, red onions and topped with two pan seared crab cakes.  $21

Small Plates

Tuna Tacos – Pan seared Ahi tuna, warm flour tortillas, ginger cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crema with an avocado wakame salad. $16

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

Brushetta Plate – House made brushetta served with garlic herb and parmesan crostini. $10

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

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.

Vegetarian

Vegan upon request. Served with tavern fries and a pickle.

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

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

Kids

Kids Cheeseburger 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

Desserts

Strawberry Creme Brulee– House made. $8

Brownie Sundae – Warm fudge brownie, vanilla bean ice cream 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 Layer Cake – A chocolate lovers dream, decadent layers of chocolate and fudge. $8

Specials

Prime Rib Fridays are back! Served from 5:00pm to close, while supplies last.

Contact

124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032

Email: cjohnson@scotchplainstavern.com

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