Oliver's Taverne restaurant,located in historic essex,connecticut, was named after the first ship,Oliver Cromwell,built for the continental navy in ... More
Oliver's Taverne restaurant,located in historic essex,connecticut, was named after the first ship,Oliver Cromwell,built for the continental navy in 1775 at essex.located in our upstairs loft is a restored handcrafted ,oak and mahogany bar,which was built in 1903 and installed in the wentworth hotel in chicago.
while the service was good the food was a disapointment because the salad we were served had only two types of lettuce dressing & croutons there were no other ingredients no tomato, no cut peppers no radishes,or cellery or carrot slices. The steak had very good flavor however it was so marbled as to be close to 40% fat this is to heavy for most appetites and especialy bad for the diet. AS we were at a catered event we did not want to embaress the host by bringing it to our hosts attention. we dont know about the other entree's but feel we will not try this restraunt on our own.
We haven't had a meal this bad in ages! The breaded scallops looked and tasted like they came frozen from a bag at Costco, the scrod had a real medicinal flavor, and the side veggies were overcooked and had an odd taste. Only the broiled scallops were acceptable. Given that this dinner for 4 (with tip; after all, the waitress didn't cook the stuff) came to a $100, this is definitely a place to avoid if at all possible.