Tautog Tavern

3.5
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8 reviews
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$30 and under
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Inspired by the heart, history and culture that has made Black Rock such a unique community, The Tautog Tavern created a pub for friends and neighbors to gather and share fine food, tasty spirits and lively conversation. The walls at Tautog surround you with the history of Connecticut and serve as a reminder of why we love this amazing state. Tautog Tavern's menu is small but hearty and we use only the freshest ingredients with a focus on local purveyors, sustainable practices and made-from-scratch recipes. A trip to Tautog is a trip down memory lane as well as a road to new memories. See you soon at Tautog Tavern!
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.6
Food
3.2
Service
3.2
Ambience
3.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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.

AF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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.

n
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

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.

CL
Hawaii
40 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

EM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

NM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Understaffed but really excellent bartender

EC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

L
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Went for lunch... Good Good very unusual .. atmosphere different..Pub like.