Over the years, I have gone to political events and school awards events at the tavern and my husband enjoys having dinner there once a month with the Lions Club. Their Christmas party is always there. He usually orders liver with onions and bacon because they cook it just the way he likes it.
Lunch appetizers are $1.50-7.95. Salads run between $2.75-8.95. Sandwiches $5.95-$7.50 and entrees $7.95-10.95. The last time I was there for lunch I ordered a special for $6.95, soup and salad. It was French onion soup topped with delicious melted Mozzarella cheese and the salad was very fresh and delicious with a wonderful raspberry dressing. I especially like the way the table was set and the food was served. Some of the offerings from the dinner entrees include Roasted Duck, Veal Francaise, Prime rib and Baked Stuff Shrimp. There are some great dinner specials for $14.95 if you arrive before 6:00pm.
For reservations call 860/295-8229
Marlborough has another historic-like restaurant. From the Four Corners turn right onto North Main Street. The Sadler's Ordinary is only a few minutes down the road on the left at 61 North Main Street. It is part of the Marlborough Country Barn complex (a great place to shop for reproductions of Colonial styled furniture and household needs -- excellent quality).
Sadler's Ordinary was named after a previous restaurant located nearby in the early 1600s. In appearance it looks much like the tavern inside, but the ceilings are 8' high instead of the 6'4" in the tavern.
Lunch menus are slightly higher in price compared to the tavern but are very interesting. Grilled Fresh Salmon Salad, Chicken Pot Pie, Quiche, Eggplant and Roasted Peppers Foccacia to name a few. Dinner entrees are exciting also, Veal and Portabella Mushrooms $14.95, Chicken Florentine $13.95, Pecan Duck Breast $15.95, Grilled Leg of Lamb $15.95 are part of the list. They change the menu weekly. Everything is delicious and beautifully served.
For reservations call 860/295-0006.
by Mary Dickinson
August 23, 2003
From journal Connecticut At War 1776