Tavern in the Square - Cranston
This was my second time doing Sunday brunch at Tavern In the Square. The food was amazing and I have no complaints about that. However, my two friends and I experienced some of the worst service ever. Our waiter was a little sarcastic right off the bat but I didn’t think anything of it at first. Then he rushed us during our entire visit. I’ve never felt so rushed in a restaurant in my entire life. I really didn’t appreciate being rushed when one of my best friends who I haven’t seen in two months drove 40 minutes to have brunch here. The waiter was constantly asking if we were done, trying to take our plates away, giving us the check while we were still eating, trying to take the check multiple times when we hadn’t even touched it, asking if we needed anything too many times, and asking if we wanted dessert when we clearly didn’t because it’s a BUFFET. He was already giving us the check before we even decided if we wanted to go back to the buffet for seconds (we ended up not going for seconds). After spending about $65 and giving him a 20% tip in addition to that, we did not appreciate being rushed out in such a rude manner. After he took the check, we wished we could have taken back some of our decent tip because of the way we were treated especially after he had already taken our tip. There were not any people waiting to be seated and it was consistently busy while we were there. There was no reason to rush us out like that other than him being greedy. It was truly appalling and I cannot understand how he has a job.
Overall, we loved the food but I’m not sure if we’ll come back after the horrific service. Maybe we would come back and request not to be seated in his section (which would be nearly impossible to actually do when making a reservation online and when the restaurant is so busy for brunch). I think I’ll stick with other local breakfast restaurants with great service and better prices.
We have dined at Tavern in the Square many, many times and were thrilled with it. This is the very first time that we were somewhat disappointed in the brunch buffet. It is basically due to the new set up. There were 5 adults in our party and we never really sat together simply because we waited in a long line for every course or for something we forgot to get initially. This NEVER happened with the previous set up since it was easy to just pop in to a section and get what we needed. It seemed like we ate cold food as compared to the past. I was not the only diner who expressed these feelings based upon the discussions between other diners as we all waited patiently in line, even when we did not want bread, fruit, or salad at that point in our eating experience. Please, management, rethink this set up. We have recommended this venue so often to so many of our friends and extended family and now, we are finding that to be a bit uncomfortable due to our experience this past Sunday, February 23rd.
Great Menu and Gluten Free Options
Salmon wAs undercooked
It was a Girls Night out I felt the table was a bit tight for the group. The server did a good job, but I wish she had a bit more personality, The food was great.
We were seating exactly as requested through Open Table.. Our waitress was fabulous! Great service!
Food is good but a little pricey. Our waitress, Kayla, was excellent.
Brunch is excellent! We all loved it.. will be back for more, soon!
Excellent service and delicious food!!
Great food and atmosphere. I would definitely go again!!!
Food was amazing! Great atmosphere. Love how water comes in different liquor bottles.
Food was good, drinks were good, but the bartenders seemed a bit overwhelmed. We went in around 4:45pm and it really wasn’t busy. Had some apps, and wasn’t asked if we were all set by our original server for a main course. Spent an hour there, which could have been longer, finished our apps(only), then left.
I love the mac n cheese! So tasty! The service was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere toob
This place has a BARRY interesting menu that I am happy with. Many people think limited menu but I always find something I like! I do wish they’d bring back the best Cobb salad!!!
We have been to the buffet on a Sunday many of times. However, this Sunday was not very enjoyable. The buffet was set up in one long line instead two lines, One for breakfast items and one for brunch right now. This caused a much longer wait time. Also only two people were working the omelette station. The restaurant was packed and it took over 25 minutes for the omelette to make it to our table and out of the three omelettes that we ordered two were wrong. It seemed as though there were too many people dining and not enough food or service people on.
Great food and great service! Would definately go back!
Waitress served a beer glass with a chip in it. She pointed it out to me so I could have avoid it!!! Beer glass should never be served with a chip in it. This is picky but she also reached across the table when clearing the table to ask my adult daughter to hand her her silverware when clearing the table . It won’t prevent me from coming back but the chipped beer glass was unacceptable
Had a business lunch there yesterday. Staff was friendly and efficient. Space was larger than I thought it would be looking at it from the outside. Menu had plenty of options. We both had the steak and avocado salad which I found to be tasty. I’d definitely add it to the rotation of places to go in the area.
Everything was amazing and my husband’s birthday was successful
Noisy place, but full of TVs and large portions. The beer menu was vast and the server was knowledgeable. Tasty food, mac and cheese was wicked huge, could have been smaller, I can only imagine how many calories was in that one...Very loud place that quieted down after 9 p.m.
Been to the Brunch several times now, It's a family favorite!!
We were seated right away, which was great. The food was ok, nothing terrible, but the waitress was awful, not very pleasant and tried taking our food away without asking if we were finished. Staff needs better training.
I ordered the fish and chips. It was perfectly cooked! Crispy and hot! The fish was moist, and the chips and sides were delicious.
Great place for meeting up with friends. Had a late lunch with friends. The waiter did not rush us. Service and food were great.
It was my first time at your establishment, & the experience was very good. I hope to visit again.
Went there for the Sunday brunch. There was a wide variety of different offerings. Everything we had was well prepared and fresh. Service was really good as well although the place was a bit loud. Would definitely return and recommend!
The food and service was great. I will be back. I will recommend the brunch to my friends and family.
Good food and drinks
The staff was extremely accommodating!! Food was very well presented and really fresh!
We made a whole dinner just ordering the appetizers! Highly recommend the sampler!
We went there for the first time yesterday for the brunch and were pleasantly surprised by the assortment and deliciousness of all the food. We will definitely go back.....price was also great!
already recommended the brunch to several people. plan to come back in a bigger group. our waiter Marc was exceptional and so was the whole brunch, our first time at that brunch, didn't know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised!
Fantastic array of breakfast, salad, entrees, and desserts. It is such a challenge to decide what to eat so that one does not get too full too quickly!! Cleanliness is well maintained throughout the brunch hours from 10AM to 2PM. One cannot ask for more at this venue!
Place was busy. Server had to say “I am sorry” 4 times during our meal. First for our Sri is taking so long to get out of the bar. Second for our appetizers not coming out in a reasonable amount of time. 3rd for not bringing ketchup and side vegetables that came with the meal. 4th for charging us the wrong total after she brought us the bill. Would I recommend, possibly buy other restaurants in area that are better.
1/16/20. Service was great - food delish - loved it
Just slow uninterested waiting, food was bland
Good food and service, just a bit loud.
Definitely make a reservation.
Tavern in the Square has something for everyone! We visited after making reservations on the morning of New Years Eve. It was wonderful to easily make a reservation for such an amazing restaurant spot. The waiter was informative and courteous and the food was perfection. We had two guests with us that have Celiac disease and the manager made sure the gluten free items came out first and correctly. The drinks were fantastic and the entire meal was exactly how we pictured ringing in the new year! We will be back many more times in 2020!
New Year’s Eve dinner with family