Tavern on George

4.3
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42 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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Tavern On George is New Brunswick's all-new tavern. Get cozy with a drink, a burger and some music
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
3.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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MS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The fish and chips looked delicious, so two in the party ordered it. It was very salty and soggy. The cheeseburger was cooked perfectly and was very good.

MV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant pre-George St theater venue for lunch. Staff was attentive and responsive. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food and the "Hot Toddy" drinks on a cold damp afternoon. Our ladies party really enjoyed this experience in New Brunswick. We would definitely return for another good time

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Yummy food and great ambiance

BM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was ok. Felt like food and drinks were a little pricey.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Slow service

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Party of 7. It was understaffed on that day but the food was great and the waitress was very nice. It was just very slow.

h
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was ok. Service was lacking. Seemed short staffed on the wait staff side. Took a long time for the server to visit us to place our order. Received Pita Chips that came with a salad halfway through having eaten it. Had to track down the server for our check.
Honestly, it was a "so-so" overall experience. I do believe our experience would have been much better if obvious service adjustments are made in the near future.

DC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Went for the Jazz, which was excellent, and was very pleased with overall experience. Unique, well made cocktails and specialty donuts made the evening!

CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music from Guitaro5000 was fun. He worked the crowd well.

DH
Savannah
233 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. Had the Impossible Burger which was great. Also had Golden Monkey on draft. Great resurrection of Tumulty’s

CC
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Our waitress was great but u only offer waffles and donuts for dessert and their were no donuts so that left us 1 option for dessert. We went elsewhere for dessert.
The bartender was condescending when speaking with my sister about her drink which everyone at the table agreed was nasty. The same person later on made it a point to turn around and glare and roll her eyes at my sister. Perhaps a more mature staff would help.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, and music. Friendly staff. Old school atmosphere with a modern twist.

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple delish burgers, fries and wedge salad. Is our go to in New Brunswick. Quick service but not rushed.

S
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good choice of food. Good friendly service. We were there for pre dinner meal and not rushed. Food served on time without a wait.

LP
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time! Already recommended this place to other State Theatre club members!

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good beer selection but food is only OK. Service was good.

JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good burger and a beer

SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Drinks too expensive

AW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

The service poor. The restaurant was full with only 2 wait staff working.

J
Atlantic City
23 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Great food. Slow service. Not enough servers.

P
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Solid lunch place

JG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had a very good meal and experience. They did appear to be a bit understaffed on a show night. It took us a bit long for our initial drinks and appetizers.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live music Friday evening was great, fun musicians who wanted everyone to have a good time. Service was perfect, food was good too. Atmosphere was lively, some of the old character from Tumulty’s remains but somehow looks current and updated at the same time. Downstairs looked quiet and welcoming to anyone who wanted a quieter cozy atmosphere. We will defiantly be back. Big plus having live music Friday and Saturday evenings, glad the music starts earlier rather than later.

LB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the place! We’ve been there a few times and saw some bands we really like! Food is great, service is great, staff awesome!

ED
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place was comfortable and pleasing. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and on the ball. Everything came quickly and it was an overall wonderful evening.

WR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service here is always excellent!
We listen to the live music upstairs on Fridays. This time it was a lone guitarist called "Guitaro 5000". He was very good. A lot of sing-along type covers.
The have a doughnut making machine in the kitchen, so desert was a "flight" of delicious little doughnuts with various icings!

m
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good option for late night dining.

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Glad to see the old Tumultys Pub still going. Nice beer menu. Food was good. Overall had a nice time.

GI
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff can’t do enough for you and attend to your every need. The owner Doug Schneider greets everyone and oversees the efficient and quality service. You can’t go wrong with their signature dish - Philly Porkchops or the filet mignon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Keith Franklin band did a great job. The room has good sound. They could use some stage lighting. The singer was fabulous and I would have liked to see her better. The crowd was very friendly. I parked in the Church St. parking deck. It was well lit. It cost $10 for about 3 hours. I will go back there again soon.

KI
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to see Live Jazz which is every Wednesday night. Was an absolute joyful time. The owner, Doug, is great too. Very friendly and accommodating . Service and food was good too. A must go for jazz lovers.

TC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a Wednesday which was the New Brunswick Jazz Project's night in the downstairs cellar. It was fantastic, they had a live band playing music and in between sets we ended up chatting with others about how great the music was. Also, we ordered a flight of donuts. I highly recommend the S'mores donuts and the one with bacon and caramel (although, I do not know the name of it). The nachos chips were thicker than what I normally like, but that might just be regional preference.

Also the service was amazing, from the time we were greeted at the door until we left with a "see you soon" from the bar staff, we felt welcomed and appreciated.

S
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Nice evening - good food and very comfortable and warm setting.

FS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

I usually order burgers here which are good. My friend had one and enjoyed it. I tried something different this time--fish and chips. The fish was the greasiest I have ever seen. It was dripping in oil even after it soaked into the paper below it. I needed 3 large napkins to soak up enough of the oil to eat it and then took off most of the coating.
The salad and fries were good. I like this place for quick service when I am going to the theater near by. I will never go again unless I am in the mood for a burger. I liked it better when it was Tumultys.

D
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

A rework of Tumulty Pub which had been there for decades. Quite similar to what it had been but not quite as good a value.

CO
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

went to see Paula Aferton 10/27/2018. She was great. the area she and the band had to work in was not very large for a piano drums guitar and bass player not to mention Paula . But she made it work. The server was very attentive. Iwould go back

B
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great food. Great service! But there was an uncontrollable party of 30 women (bachelorette party) which received a complaint from every other table. Conversation was impossible, and the owner was as apologetic as possible. But this was not a great first experience.

CM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Tables on top Of each other and very crowded. Nachos and burgers were tasty. Bad experience with the fish and chips - my son ate it and got sick afterwards.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the new Tavern on George! It’s small and cozy and the food is great! But the jazz there on Weds nights is what draws me there. The New Brunswick Jazz Project has done it again - found a great place for FREE jazz!

RS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great experience - wings are some of the best I have ever had. Everything we had was good, servers were friendly and attentive. Plus we were dining after attending an event that went long and we changed our reservation twice and were accommodated both times. We will definitely be back, just not on a night they have a rock band - fortunately, we were nearly finished when the band started playing.