The Tap Room at the Mayflower Inn & Spa
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.
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...
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.
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.
It was a pleasant evening with friends from out of town.
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!
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.
We sat outside overlooking the gardens for lunch. The food and service were spectacular. I was sorry to see that Abdo had retired.
Beautiful setting in the bar, extremely nice food, and very in different service. We dine here often and that is always the case.
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.
Always a very enjoyable experience, from the valet greeting to the creative and beautifully presented meal
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.
Beautiful,relaxed atmosphere, fun piano player, terrific food and attentive, excellent service.
another great visit to the Mayflower Inn. Great place to take out of town guest.
Awesome ! The best lobster rolls we have ever had at the Mayflower !!! We ate at the bar, and Orlando was outstanding as always.
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.
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.
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.
A great meal was made even better by the live piano music! That's a rare treat.
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.
The service was impeccable. Such a peaceful, lovely place!
First visit by my best friend to my new home in Litchfield.
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.
I assume the waiter meant well, but was overly attentive and it seemed artificial. Otherwise a lovely evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Fantastic. Staff went out of their way. One of the best in the county
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.
You can not go wrong here!
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.
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.