The staff was very nice and the food was reasonable. It just feels very old in there and it did not smell good. I think if they refreshed it with some paint and new furniture, it would help a lot.
If you looked up "neighborhood bar" in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Tautog Tavern next to the definition. Everything about this place screams "regular Spot." The staff was very friendly, the food exceptional for a place such as this...unfortunately they need to work on their timing. We spent a long time waiting between the time the first and last appetizer, and the first and last main courses were served.
Probably the worst dining experience ever. When we ordered there were 2 tables with diners. We ordered 2 appetizers, drinks, and 4 burgers which came with fries.
The drinks came, and after quite awhile we asked for the apps and they said they were coming. We asked again and they said they would come with the burgers which we said was not okay.
The brought the apps and they were tasty. Then they brought 4 huge baskets of fries and said the burgers were coming. My rare burger came first. It was medium well - I sent it back. About 10 minutes later someone else’s burger came - cold with non melted cheese - but she decided to eat it. After 40 minutes we asked for the manager and she said I M sorry the kitchen is backed up can I get you anything - we had 2 beers - which they charged us for.
About 15 minutes later another cold burger came out and he decided to eat it. Then my burger came back out and they had put cheese on it (I am lactose intolerant) and I sent it back. 10 more minutes another burger to me, cooked pink with an almost frozen roll. I let it, put the roll aside and ate the burger. Still no 4th burger. Another 10 minutes and the last burger came and it was cold and by this time we had had it - it was sent back and our friend said he did not want a replacement and he would eat at home. They took the burgers off the bill, charged us for the extra beers.
We paid, tipped the waitress on what should have been the whole bill. She was sweet and beside herself with the horrible experience.
You could not pay us to go back.
I brought my daughter here for their katsudon which is a traditional Japanese dish that she had while in Japan. It had an American spin in it with the addition of pickles but was really good! The place is a really cool bar that was very welcoming. Would definitely go back!
I knew this place was not going to be fancy and it's not. Basically a bar and apparently some live music but I chose to go to this place because it had some interesting menu items like Japanese Katsudon and some other dishes which you wouldn't expect at a bar/restaurant. Of course the sliders were great and decent verity. The beer selection was decent as well. Will have to go back foe the food.
Understaffed but really excellent bartender
Great local pub atmosphere. Friendly staff, great service. Food is outstanding- burgers are incredible, Rice Bowls are delicious, the flavors blend together wonderfully. Tautog is A hidden gem that must be tried
Went for lunch... Good Good very unusual .. atmosphere different..Pub like.