Scotch Plains Tavern Spring/Summer Menu



Tavern Chips – Crispy chips and house made blue cheese onion dip. $10

Calamari – Flash fried calamari, banana pepper rings served with our chef’s own marinara. $15

SPT Nachos – With braised Argentinian beef, white corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cheddar, roasted poblano, cilantro lime crema.  $15, Guacamole $2

Spicy Fried Cauliflower Bites – Served with a wasabi aioli.  $13

Chicken Dumplings – Crispy chicken and lemongrass dumpling, scallion, ginger soy dipping sauce. $11

Crab Cakes – Seared crab cakes topped with lemon basil aioli.  $18

PEI Mussels & Focaccia – Roasted tomato, garlic, lemon herb cream with toasted focaccia. $16 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 $9, 10 wings $17, 15 wings $24

Warm Pretzel – Salted large baked pretzel and cheddar cheese dip. $10


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, sautéed onions. $1 each

Fire Pit Burger – 8oz. burger with shredded iceberg, tomato, bacon, red onion and chipotle mayo on toasted brioche.  $16

French Onion Patty Melt – With melted Gruyere cheese, caramelized onions, and our house made onion dip served on grilled rye. $16

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. $17

BLT – Hickory smoked bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayo on choice of euro bread. $14 Add choice of cheese. $1

Burrata BLT Sandwich – Burrata, bacon, arugula, plum tomatoes, fresh basil pesto and balsamic glaze on toasted Brioche. $16

SPT Half & Half – ½ house corned beef and ½ pastrami with caramelized onions, Gruyere, coleslaw and tangy SPT house sauce on grilled euro rye. $18

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. $16

Turkey Avocado BLT – Sliced oven roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo and avocado on white toast.  $16


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

White Clam – Diced quahog clam meat with pesto, garlic and mozzarella. $14

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch – Grilled chicken, bacon, red onions, shredded white cheddar & ranch dressing. $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. $8

Grilled Peach Salad – Fresh arugula tossed in a honey vinaigrette with grilled peaches, candied walnuts, red onions & goat cheese. $16

Crab Cake Salad – Seared crab cakes served over mixed greens tossed in a sesame ginger vinaigrette with grape tomatoes and red onions. $22

Steak Salad – Sautéed steak with artichoke hearts, blue cheese crumbles and crushed peppercorns, deglazed with brandy and balsamic vinaigrette.  Served over baby spinach and sliced red onions.  $19

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 $16

SPT Caesar – Hearts of Romaine tossed in a lemon Caesar dressing with EVOO and garlic parmesan crostini. $14, side $7 GF upon request

Mixed Greens – Mixed greens with tomatoes, julienne carrots, cucumber, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette. $10, 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. $19 GF

Add chicken $6, shrimp $8, or salmon $9 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 $29  Half rack $20 GF upon request

Parmesan Panko Chicken – Tender, juicy, chicken breast with a parmesan and panko coating with a fresh herb veloute, housemade herb roasted potatoes and our vegetable of the day.  $23

Fish & Chips – Fresh cod hand battered and fried with tartar sauce and tavern fries. $20

Seared N.Y. Strip Steak – Marinated in rosemary and garlic, topped with melted gorgonzola cheese, merlot demi-glace, served with housemade herb roasted potatoes and vegetable of the day. $29 GF upon request

Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops – – Served with herbed rice pilaf, bacon and onion roasted brussels sprouts and topped with balsamic glaze. MP

Glazed Salmon – Salmon filet baked with a honey lemon glaze served with herbed rice pilaf and vegetable. $29

Pasta Primavera – Tri colored rotini tossed with roasted red peppers, baby spinach, red onions, roasted tomatoes, garlic and shallots sauteed in olive oil with shaved parmesan. $22 Add Shrimp $26

Coconut Crusted Cod – Seared and served with fresh mango salsa, topped with cilantro-lime crema, served with house vegetable. $27

Small Plates

Tuna Tacos – Chilled Ahi tuna, warm flour tortillas, ginger cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, cilantro lime crema with wakame salad. $18

Argentinian Beef Barbacoa & Plantains – Braised beef barbacoa, sweet fried plantains, guacamole, topped with pico de gallo, cilantro crema and fresh lime. $16

Baked Stuffed Clams – Quahog Shells filled with house made clam stuffing baked until golden. $18

Ahi Tuna “Sashimi” – Pan seared Ahi tuna chilled and served rare with wakame salad, pickled ginger, fried chow mein noodles and black sesame Asian drizzle. $16 GF upon request

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.


Vegan upon request.

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. Served with tavern fries and a pickle. $16

Veggie Tostadas – Corn tortillas filled with shredded lettuce, mixed black bean & corn, cilantro, pico de gallo, cilantro-lime crema with a side of guacamole. $13


Kids Cheeseburger with tavern fries. $8

Chicken Tenders and tavern fries. $8

Chicken Parmesan with cavatappi pasta. $8

Mac ‘n’ Cheese – Cavatappi pasta in a house made cheddar cheese sauce. $8

Grilled Cheese – $8


Peanut Butter Cup Cake – $8

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

Cheesecake – With graham cracker crust, strawberry drizzle and whipped cream. $8

Chocolate Torte – Rich chocolate torte with strawberry drizzle. $8  GF upon request

 Lemon Meringue Pie – $8

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124 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426

Tel: 860.662.4032


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