Now that the weather has started to warm up, this is the perfect time to start looking for places with outside dining. If you are ever exploring the town of Westport, I would encourage you to try Tavern on Main, located at 146 Main Street.
Tavern on Main has won numerous awards, from Best Romantic Restaurant to Best American Continental. This restaurant is unique in every regard.
Whether you want to have lunch with a bunch of friends or dinner with that special someone, the food certainly lives up to its fame and glory.
As your eyes wander while you wait for your meal to arrive, you begin to develop mouthwatering sensations. I strongly recommend ordering something while you wait and bringing plenty of stories to keep you entertained.
For lunch, I would encourage you to try the grilled sirloin steak sandwich, made with sautéed onions, swiss cheese, sandwiched between garlic tuscan bread and served with a side of onion fries.
Don’t want meat? Try the grilled vegetable, goat cheese and roasted tomato sandwich served on toasted whole wheat bread. The portions are generous enough for two people.
If you are in the mood for a salad, I recommend the Tavern’s curried chicken salad, consisting of raisins, apples, carrots, red onions, spicy pecans and mango curried chutney served over field greens.
Another great option is the Tavern’s chopped salad of grilled salmon or grilled chicken and brown rice, tossed with a confetti of vegetables, olives, capers, herbs and lemon vinaigrette.
Dinner tends to be more expensive, so if you are working with a tight budget, you might want to limit dining here to lunch. If money is not a problem, there are some delicious entrees I would recommend. One such option is the grilled Atlantic salmon filet, served over lobster sweet potato puree, sautéed spinach and jalapeno cranberry puree.
The grilled baby lamb chops are also phenomenal. These are served with a rosemary parmesan crust, vegetables ratatouille and Tuscan Kale.
I would not leave this place without trying one of their exceptional desserts. Tavern on Main offers an array of choices to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. Warm pecan pie with chocolate sauce, French apple tart with caramel sauce a la mode and a vanilla bean crème brulee are some.
The wait staff is knowledgeable, efficient and rather experienced. Customers for the most part seem to be an older crowd.
Tavern on Main operates from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m to 11p.m., Friday and Saturday. This restaurant may leave your pockets a little emptier after your dinner bill and a day of shopping in Westport, but I would definitely say it is worth a try.