The Tap Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa

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91 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Continental
Casual, Classic Dining.
We invite you to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a convivial, comfortable environment. With its relaxed and sociable atmosphere, The Tap Room is also an ideal place to meet for drinks with friends and acquaintances.
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J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Immensely enjoy eating at the Mayflower both in the Tao Room and the main dining area. Can always rely on excellent service and food. Frequently bring visiting friends here also to enjoy the experience and they always do. The food is delicious and oh those wonderful bagel crisps.

A
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside overlooking the gardens for lunch. The food and service were spectacular. I was sorry to see that Abdo had retired.

OT
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting in the bar, extremely nice food, and very in different service. We dine here often and that is always the case.

RD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at The Tap Room for dinner was impeccable. Our waiter Kevin was kind, attentive, and extremely personable. He made the evening special, answered any/all of our questions, shared recommendations with us, and even brought out a candle and complementary dessert for my mom's 60th birthday without me even having to ask. Kevin is a huge reason why we had such a wonderful evening and meal here, we were not rushed, the food was excellent, and ambiance sitting outside under the stars was beautiful. They even provided blankets for us since it became a little chilly outside after sunset.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a very enjoyable experience, from the valet greeting to the creative and beautifully presented meal

MT
Miami
111 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good bar cuisine, interesting ambiance. Our server was excellent. The price was a little on the high side. I recommend dining in the main dining room, near the windows overlooking the gardens. Better/more extensive menu; basically the same cost.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful,relaxed atmosphere, fun piano player, terrific food and attentive, excellent service.

g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another great visit to the Mayflower Inn. Great place to take out of town guest.

TT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ! The best lobster rolls we have ever had at the Mayflower !!! We ate at the bar, and Orlando was outstanding as always.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We are NYers with a weekend home nearby and had tried (and sworn never to return to) the main dining room in the past but had never tried the Tap Room. While much happier with the ambiance of the Tap Room, and satisfied with the food, the service level is still nowhere up to par with the price. Seems like they need more waitstaff to take orders and bus tables, and less management standing around looking concerned. Could also invest in some training - the hostess could not answer even basic questions about the resort. Overall experience was ok enough - wine quality and selection, and live pianist were the big highlights. We’ll be back but not too often.

t
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful. All four of us enjoyed it very much. They were very receptive and accommodating to my husband who is Vegan. They substituted the soup and dessert very graciously. We will definitely return to dine there.

OT
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The beauty and elegance of the Mayflower setting is worth the trip for lunch or dinner. The Taproom is one of my favorite places for casual, old fashion, clubby dining. An easy menu in a beautiful bar sets the stage for an enjoyable experience. The best thing you’ll eat is not even on the menu… It’s the Parmesan bagel chips! The food is very nice: hamburgers, fresh fish, salads, etc. I’d suggest purchasing a bottle of wine rather than by the glass... you’ll spend less and drink more.! Dining at the Mayflower is not so much about the food as it is about the ambience . There are few places that are prettier than this lovely hotel and spa.

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal was made even better by the live piano music! That's a rare treat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience at the Tap Room. The atmosphere was great with the live piano music and the fire. Our service from Francesca was outstanding! We would definitely come back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. Such a peaceful, lovely place!

NA
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit by my best friend to my new home in Litchfield.

D
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I haven’t been here for decades and there has been a more recent management change but this remains one of the more impressive dining options in this remote and historic part of Connecticut. This is a large, colonial era type venue which includes an inn for overnight guests as well as a spa. The Tap Room is the charming smaller, more casual option which includes a bar with limited table seating and a cozy fireplace. It features low lighting and a comfortable yet “classy” atmosphere with proper waitstaff and a decent menu of fish, steaks and pork entrees at prices that reflect the upper class appeal of the venue. This is not a cheap date destination but it is special and delivers the value of the total experience. They also have a much larger formal dining room which is elegantly decorated with subdued lighting and a fairly modern look for this historic property. Parking is on site and plentiful as the site is isolated just outside the town of Washington, CT. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals although we decided not to indulge in dessert. The wine our waitress recommended was wonderful and her service was quite friendly and professional. I had the grilled salmon as did my wife and it was cooked to perfection with a tasty white bean purée of sorts. For any special occasion or just a special night out to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family, you should enjoy The Mayflower’s Tap Room. Recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday

HW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I assume the waiter meant well, but was overly attentive and it seemed artificial. Otherwise a lovely evening.

OT
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The setting of the mayflower grace hotel and spa is so beautiful that dining there is worth any of the failings. Service is a bit lackluster at best, arrogant at worst. The cocktails are less than strong & the wine is a very short pour. Food is quite good. Prices are comparable to the hotel itself, that is to say high. However, the very chic locals love the tap room. All in all, the ambience, charm & energy of The Mayflower encourage a happy experience & a return visit.

TB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Would have given all 5’s, but I am not sure I am “OK” with pets being allowed in the Tap Room. Do not think that pets should be allowed at the table for indoor seating. Seems like too nice a place to allow this.

KW
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place and the staff are so warm and friendly. I took my daughter for a light dinner and it was very nice. Expensive though - tomato soup, Bibb salad, burger/fries, side of mac and cheese, and one glass of wine was $90 without tip.

s
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the tap room and the main dining room are fantastic. The Tap room can be a little noisier when crowded but still enjoyable. The food--lunch is the same menu at both venues--is just wonderful, tasty and tastefully presented. Even the bread and butter is incredible. The servers are knowledgable and not overbearing. It's just an overall great experience. My one complaint is that while there are a few reasonably priced bottles of wine, certainly the reds are generally overpriced and for the better bottles can quickly add 75-100% on your bill. That said--have wine by the glass--and hold off on the bottles until a special occasion. You should not miss this place.

C
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing lunch! Everything was perfect. Superlative service, delicious lunch, charming atmosphere and a relaxing time. Couldn’t have been better. It cast a special charm to a 65th birthday celebration for all of us. Thanks!

WA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been here in years and it was such a delight to return. Warm, welcoming and perfect ambience for a great night. Food was excellent-delectable calamari and best lobster roll I’ve had in a while (and that’s including Nantucket and every NYC lobster spot.) Our waiter, Matt, was a true professional; quietly efficient and friendly. Piano player was also a welcome accompaniment to a lovely evening with dear friends.

MW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice summer evening...

Went for just cocktails and hors d’oerves on the deck, but the service and atmosphere was so nice we stayed for dinner.

The lobster roll was an exquisite surprise!

HW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

the food was all but in-eatable. What has happened? The pasta was a large glob of sauce with pasta floating in it. We won't be back any time soon unless there is improvement.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Staff went out of their way. One of the best in the county

RL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Have been coming here for years, thru several management changes...the food & service is the best it has been. It’s a real quality experience among the mediocre Connecticut restaurants. All good.. get a better piano player.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not go wrong here!

JR
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and ambiance. We celebrated our 3 year anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Definitely a gem in the heart of Litchfield county.

m
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you have not been you have to go.Does not matter lunch or dinner.The menu not expansive but each dish offered is prepared with skill.The wait staff is plesent and knows there stuff.The structure will take your breath away if you are a person that loves true architecture.I can not say enough good things about it.Keep up the grand work.

E
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience

AK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience nothing short of what i expected. Highly recommended for have a great dinner in a fantastic atmosphere

OB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely NYE dinner. Price fix dinner tasting menu. Food was wonderful, $175 pp, price too steep.

h
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having a wonderful meal while listening to David's piano playing made the evening perfect!

M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about the Tap Room at Mayflower. Definitely Enjoyable Experience from Food to Service to Ambiance!! Enjoy ! IDo !

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular in the Tap Room. Cozy and elegant. David plays piano on Fri Sat. Man, what is he doing there.....
Great steak, burger, Bibb Salad amazing. We prefer it to the main room. And we usually get our favorite table.

NA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Well, they finally learned how to make french-fries. Still mediocre on the rest....boy what a pretend 1-star restaurant masquerading as a fine dining experience.

N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice lunch for 4 of us. All meals were GREAT except for the lobster roll which was adequate. Will definitely visit again. The only downside to the visit was the open door to another room which had a loud "business meeting" going on.

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