The Tap Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa

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107 reviews
$31 to $50
Continental
Enjoy our newly renovated casual dining destination, The Tap Room, featuring pub-style fare and quintessential bar snacks that pay homage to Northeast cuisine. The reimagined menu by Chef-in-Residence, April Bloomfield, features items such as Deviled Eggs with chives and chili mayonnaise, Soft Country Pate with seasonal chutney and toast, New England Clam Chowder, and Bloomfield’s take on our famous Tap Room Burger.

Hours | Breakfast: 7:30am - 10:30am (7 days a week) | Lunch: 11:30 - 2:30pm (Monday - Friday) | Dinner: 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Sunday - Wednesday).
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4.4
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vipeater
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Saturday afternoon lunch in pub room. Menu brunchy with a few additions. Country Pate, Fish and (no) Chips and Burger yummy. Decadent desserts and French press coffee too. Server a little green, could anticipate needs better.

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cherylt
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch was lovely. As always, the atmosphere, the food, and the staff were excellent!

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Scout
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Beautiful outdoor brunch with inspired menu. Waitstaff although very nice did not have a system to remember which table ordered what.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely setting. Excellent food. Service became slow after main
course .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Thought menu limited - only one type of salad. Otherwise a treat as always.

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CatB
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

After looking forward to our experience at the Tap Room all week, we were stunned at the poor quality of service. Our waiter abandoned us (we were later told he went home), and it took 45 minutes for anyone else to approach our table. Extremely disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

This was not my first visit, but it was the first time I have visited since they were acquired by the new owner and since the inn and restaurant were renovated. The place was not busy at all, probably due to the Coronavirus shutdown, but service was very slow and inattentive. The food was good but not exceptional and not worth the excessive cost. Note that I had no problem with the cost the last time I was there. I don’t mind paying for quality. But the service and food were definitely not worth the price.

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LindaB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We understand, the limitations that the virus places on spaces, the main dining room felt a little stark. The food was very good, even though, the choices were very limited.
Our server, Cory, was delightful. Very pleasant, informative, and polite.

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vipPeteCT16
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Count on $100 per person for a badly cooked and badly presented - diner-style - burger.
Astronomical prices for worse food than ever. Auberge better make some fast changes. During our meal here, there was a wine sales rep loudly touting his bottles at the bar. Maybe handle business during off hours and let people endure this over-rated joint in relative peace?

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Ginny
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I appreciate good food and pay attention to everything when I dine out. It out first time at The Mayflower Tap Room.
The wall at our table was dirty, it was drafty, the tables were worn and the chairs were dirty with food...

I had a Vodka and soda which was watered down.
Our Salmon was too rare and too over priced for a “Pub setting”

We won’t return. I wish you well and hope you will pay attention to these comments. I don’t like to write negative comments, but this time it was necessary.

Thank you,
G. Laviero

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viprphappy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We had a very nice Christmas Eve meal at the Mayflower. We felt bad for the servers, as they seemed to be short-staffed. No one waited on us for the first half-hour. No bread, etc. I usually don’t complain, but at these prices...

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vipBonnie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Anniversary

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vipFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

The Mayflower is a beautiful inn surrounded by a lush landscape. As you enter you feel the elegance of the place. We first sat at the bar and unfortunately we waited almost 15-20 minutes for the barman to even acknowledge us. There was only one other couple sitting at the bar but he was working on preparing drinks for the main dining room. There should have been another bartender or at least acknowledge our presence, apologize for the wait and give us a wine list to peruse while we wait. Big faux pas for this place. We were then seated in the taproom which has a fireplace and was very cozy. There was also live piano music which we very much appreciated. However, the food was terrible. The duck must have been cooked from frozen and was tasteless and difficult to cut through. The wine list was shockingly plain and uncreative. It was a list of wines that I could get at my local wine store. My suggestions would be to choose wines that are uncommon and perhaps even unheard of. Overall, I was disappointed. This is not the place for a foodie or a wine connoisseur.

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LiLi
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Overall a good experience. The food was good using fresh ingredients and healthy preparation approach. The service was slow. It took quite some time for our food to be delivered. The service team was professional and welcoming although at times it was difficult to get their attention.

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vipNormaA
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

It was a pleasant evening with friends from out of town.

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KenP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was amazing, the food was amazing and the service was outstanding! Our server Sawyer made us feel like we were the only people in the room! Absolutely loved it!

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Jane
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipSusan
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

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vipRD24
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Anonymous
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMiamiT
Miami
130 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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georgec
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipTomT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipMiguel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

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.

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vipteresab
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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Rsl212
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipNormaA
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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Durge
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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vipHollyW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

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.

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vipTomB
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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.

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KateW
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipstuartg
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipmarciaC
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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The Tap Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa is rated 4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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