Griffin Tavern

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363 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Griffin Tavern is a casual dining restaurant with three cozy dining rooms, a “cheers” style Pub where friends and strangers mix and mingle and a wonderful outdoor area for seasonal dining(dogs on leashes welcome outside). We also have rooms upstairs that are perfect for private dining, small functions, and business meetings. Griffin Tavern is internet friendly with FREE WiFi access. Our menu features home-style cooked meals and pub favorites using fresh ingredients and local products: Fish n’ Chips, Shepherds Pie, Great Hamburgers, Seafood and Steak specials, as well as gluten free options, affordable appetizers, salads, and a Children’s Menu.
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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very flavorful food and conscientious waitstaff.

SS
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service...no rushing us but always available. She was just great. The food was good and plentiful and the appropriate temperature.

Q
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful brunch menu!

OT
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The house built in the 1870s is lovely as are the photos on display. The french fries were extremely salty, and so was the green bean side that I ordered instead of eating the homemade potato chips. The chips were also salty. The best thing was the pecan salad and delicious mustard vinegarette dressing. The burgers seemed to be the best deal. The service was slow and the server didnt check back with us to see how our food was. We had to ask another server to ask her to return. Upon leaving we suggested she give feedback to the manager.

b
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aziz is a great server. Well done!

JB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large family gathering in enclosed room was perfect for our boisterous family. Food & drinks were delicious and service was quick and friendly. Guests loved all the choices on the menu, first timers loved the Ploughman Platters, Shepherd's Pie. We recommend Griffin to everyone!

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed an anniversary dinner, and the staff surprised us with a table decorated for our celebration, as well as a complimentary dessert, which was very thoughtful! The ambiance on the front porch was wonderfully quiet, beautiful, and comfortable. The food is always delicious, the spirits were perfect, and the staff was exceptional! We will always come back!

H
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were disappointed that we had to sit in the bar. They had several big groups with celebrations and couldn’t honor our reservation at a table. Bar chairs were high and difficult for two of us to get in.

HP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere ... great food ... wonderful time!!

l
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

It is always pleasant to sit outside with good friends for a lete-summer lunch at Griffin Tavern, and to enjoy the calamari appetizer and the chocolate cake dessert. The entrees, however, were disappointing this time. The "specials" of the week were mediocre rather than special, and presented as if everything was simply thrown onto the plate. It might have helped our appetite (and enhanced the ambiance?) if our waiter had mustered a little more attentiveness—and energy. Without jumping to conclusions, we begin to wonder whether GT is becoming tired, and whether it is still worth the 100-mile roundtrip.

TT
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always try to stop by when we’re in the area. Consistently good food and service, never disappoints. Celeste did a great job with service!

TS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was good as usual. Server did not appear at our table for 15 minutes.

LH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love our times at Griffin Tavern!! It’s not far from home, and it’s quite a nice place for a really nice meal!!

LG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was incredible, as always. We were seated outside, as desired, even!

l
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner at Griffen. The staff was very attentive and provided excellent service, the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was excellent for our anniversary celebration. Would recommend Griffen Tavern to anyone looking for a good night out, you won't be disappointed.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was exceptionally nice. We really enjoyed our dinners and the beer selection.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place this is. The building is wonderful both inside and out. Food was delicious, especially the pavlova. Do yourself a favour and eat here soon.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were on the front porch. Wonderful weather and ambiance. Steak was requested medium rare to rare, came medium. Appetizer of egg on salmon was wonderful.

SH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks we had a very good time and a good server

FV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to Griffin Tavern for many years and the food, service, ambiance is always the best. The Owners and staff are always cheerful and make the experience wonderful for everyone. Highly recommend.

RP
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here typically for Sunday brunch but have been for dinner a couple of times in the last few months. The food and service is always good and the menu changes so you always have good options.

SF
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, both the ambiance and the food were wonderful! The restaurant is in a lovely country house that is perfect for enjoying a leisurely lunch. There are ample choices on the menu (both standard menu and specials list) that would suit any palate. Service is friendly, attentive and professional. A friend and I started meeting at Griffin Tavern for lunch whenever we can since Flint Hill is a mid-point between her house and mine. I enjoy the restaurant so much that my husband and I have driven all the way out there from our home in Warrenton for dinner and undoubtedly will do so again since he likes the restaurant as much as I do! Everything out of the kitchen is chef-prepared, by which I mean tasty and attractively presented! Additionally, when my friend and I meet for lunch we tend to make it a very long lunch since we will be going our separate ways afterwards. The wait staff has never pushed us to leave.

JM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit. Both were fabulous! This place is a gem. The service staff are all very friendly and the food is great!

BT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Sangria. Good band but very loud in the small bar. Outside patio is comfortable.

KP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is my new favorite. The atmosphere is relaxed, but it is charming and lovely! There are framed photos on the walls (some for sale), and a gallery upstairs. Lots of smaller, more intimate rooms; it would never feel like a big, noisy restaurant. You really feel that you are in a country inn. The food is great; my husband adores the British fare menu. We will go back many times...for events large and small!

DM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the everything about the Griffen Tavern, so glad they are close to us.

DP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday. The waitress was aware and wished my beautiful wife a happy birthday which was nice!
We will try the porch next time. Small dining rooms make it darn near impossible to have private conversation

Q
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a lovely setting, excellent service, and great food and drink - including some holiday specials!

PS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance in a delightful Flint Hill restaurant. Good varied menu with excellent food and great service from a charming waitress. Highly recommended.

A
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Usually we love this place. Sunday was not very good. We waited over 15 mins for a server. One drink came, we had to ask twice for the other ice tea. The poached eggs were hard and the hash browns were cold. The English muffins were not toasted. Very disappointing.

NM
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a peaceful, wonderful place for lunch. Service & food were outstanding.

WS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, efficient, attentive, professional service from start to finish. Our meal was well-paced and the various courses arrived in a way that we did not feel rushed or overwhelmed... neither did we have to wait. Everything was very well prepared and seasoned... everything arrived fresh and piping hot. The calamari was to die for! The French onion soup was the best I have had in ages. My steak was perfectly cooked as was my wife's stuffed pork chop. The gelato was a perfect finish. Kudos to everyone!

SM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! The Surf and Turf and desserts were on point!

LA
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good but a little pricey. I would return and recommend it to a friend.

RS
30 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu selection, drinks very good and ambiance wonderful
Recommend to anyone in area looking for a great restaurant

DM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visits to the pub! We introduced some friends to the place and they loved it to.

SH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Rappahannoc County! Delicious food never disappoints, and the specials are just that! We love Griffin Tavern

JJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time! Our group of seven enjoyed lunch mid-week and the everything was great. We had the fish and chips, burgers, steak and cheese, BLT, and club sandwich. Service was very good and accommodated separate checks! Have been several times before and always enjoyed it.

WW
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the meal and the service. We will be back!

L
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We had a nice Birthday celebration dinner for 6 people in the front room of the Tavern. The only problem was the band started playing in the pub area at 7:45pm and the door was open between the dining area and the pub. It was so loud we couldn't hear each other at our table. The band was definitely too loud for the room it was in......

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