Scotch Plains Tavern

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249 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
You choose your experience; enjoy a meal in our upscale downstairs dining room featuring an inviting fireplace and unique lighting features. Or a casual feel in our upstairs Tavern featuring multiple TV's to catch your favorite game and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
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4.4
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1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Moderately expensive for an average quality meal.
Thursday night upstairs bar band way too loud for any kind of reasonable conversation downstairs.
This is the same location as the former Oliver's and remains a good choice for a businessman's lunch on weekdays at the upstairs bar.

KL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Meeting place between Providence and Fairfield Ct. Good food including vegetarian and gluten free options . Good place for family and friends.

TS
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great atmosphere, great service - really great service and good food.

N
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu selections, with some pizzazz! The mussels were delicious.

D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great band and great service!

p
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a five star Tavern. The food and service were excellent I will be definitely going back. Highly suggest.

R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and enjoyed live music. We were a group of 5 each having different meals. Everything was great. Seafood Fra Diavolo, prime rib, a vegetarian wrap and small plate steak. The chocolate cake desert was killer. Nice craft cocktail menu. Really nice relay atmosphere.

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Came to see the Sin Sisters. They were awesome. Lots of fun dancing. Food was good.

BJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A really nice selection of uniquely prepared and delicious apps, small plates, and main courses to choose from. A fun and delicious experience to share with friends.

NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there and really liked the entire feel of the restaurant from the hostess to the waitress to the food and to the band playing. Will be back.

BT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Up stairs noise bleeds over way to load to talk. The waiter went out for a smoke while waiting on us not a great smell while eating.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was above average. Fish tacos were just ok but other food items were good.

KW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food, good portions. Nice atmosphere as well. Planning on returning in the future.

JC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy small plates and relaxation. We especially loved the veggie dumplings!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rich was an excellent server! Food was absolutely delicious!

TH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s was nice. Food is always good. The service was a bit slow, but there was a baby shower.
Waitress was very nice and helpful. She did an excellent job.

J
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made last minute reservations and requested a booth if possible. We arrived a few minutes late but our booth (large, high-backed, comfortable) was waiting. Service was immediate and friendly. Drinks arrived quickly and I was pleased that they offer a generous pour with wine:-) Menu seemed a little all over the place: English pub food, Asian, Italian, Latin...but they definitely had something for everyone. We split a Caesar salad and I enjoyed chicken dumplings with dipping sauce and my husband got shrimp cocktail. The dumplings were great and the shrimp were huge. For entrees we had Salmon with lobster mashed potatoes and Filet Mignon. Both were well prepared and very enjoyable. The place looks great - such a big change from when it was Oliver's. It is trendy and sophisticated but still approachable and casual. The had a band upstairs and the place was packed. We didn't spend anytime up there but the music was great as we finished our meal. We will definitely return to Scotch Plains. Thanks for a really wonderful date night!

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love it here! We came for taco Tuesday and it was such an amazing deal and the food was delicious!! We’ve always had a great time here. Affordable, perfect atmosphere, great service and phenomenal food! Definitely recommend going for any occasion. Side note- friends of ours had a rehearsal dinner here and raved about their experience!

MR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter did not know the specials or soup when he can to take our order and so he went back into the kitchen to ask! Young, in experienced... he will be good in another month if they keep him!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with the food. There is a wide variety and the ingredients are fresh. We are on restricted diets and they are always flexible with our orders.

Although the bar is upstairs, it can be very loud when eating on the main level. Sometimes it is difficult to carry on a conversation.

CZ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress we had was in tune with all are needs and excellent recommendations for appetizers and dinner.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

MB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

33 $ for a 3/4 inch steak r u serious.................,,,,,,,,,,,,,

DS
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I met here for lunch and it was so great that we ended up staying here for four hours!
Excellent service, delish food, great drinks, and wonderful atmosphere. Will be back for sure!
Thanks for having big a variety on the menu including vegan options!

AB
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent, we even went back the next day. Food coming out of the kitchen was slower than expected. The waiter and waitress service was friendly and attentive. We would go back when in the area and recommend it to friends and family.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, definitely recommend it!

WP
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the service. Beautiful restaurant but the live music was way too loud and made it hard for all of us to hear each other at the table.

m
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came for dinner and were seated in the bar area so it was a bit loud but the service was great and the food excellent

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic and the food was soooooo good. Also service was fast!!

DD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reserved table on line easily, pleasantly received at door and servers attention to us was excellent as was the food. Been here before and service and quality of food has always been excellent.

C
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was great . We were seated early even with a reservation

KG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The hostess greeted us an say up promptly, the server was knowledgeable and attentive. Food was delicious. The cornbread that came with the chili.... THE BEST.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place.

JW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

For some reason they had the side doors open and there were flies everywhere. Very disappointed.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Love the building! First time there but will be back

CH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great environment, delicious food, nice menu (something for everyone), music good but after 7:00 pm music was so loud that we could not talk to one another without raising our voices. Maybe a should barrier between the band area and the dining to diffuse the sound some.

Ultimately, had a great time!

b
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Hi I was very disappointed with our services there I came with a big party at 12:00 for lunch and needed to make it to dhow and when it came time to pay the server took six times to get our checks right for us to pay so that made us late for our show took over thirty minutes to pay for our meal.

S
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

The ambiance was beautiful and very clean but the waitress we had was awful unfortunately.. She had failed to mention any of the specials for the night and wasnt attentive to my husband and I. My husband was satisfied with his meal. My salad had a strange taste to the lobster in it. The waitress did however take it off the bill but I also went home hungry.

RW
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to go for live music. Burgers and fries are excellent.

b
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful early dinner (6 PM). Shared a platter of homemade chips and blue cheese dipping sauce as a starter. Sarah had an appetizer of crab and salmon cakes (with no filler). Ladies had very generous lobster salads and I had the Friday night prime rib special (a bit under flavored - for me).
Total bill, including a bottle of wine, one port and one dessert, was $164. A very reasonable price.
Ambiance is great - industrial style decorating. Two story with curved wood ceiling. Bar and game room are located on second floor, overlooking making dining room. Patio Dining is also available.