A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to check out West Town Tavern with a couple friends. I had heard great things about this place and was eager to try it for myself. Because I am quite a few restaurants behind on my reviews, I'm going to make this short and simple.
A minus for ambiance. It's very cute and cozy in WTT, perfect for a nice meal with family or friends. Minus only because it's not particularly unique.
A minus for service. Our server was friendly and helpful. I like to ask the servers for their thoughts on the menu and he was happy to comply:) Minus only because there was nothing outstanding about the service. It simply met my expectations.
A minus for the food, with a caveat. WTT's focus is on comfort food. And they do it well. 'Comfort food', for my non-foodie readers, refers to food that have a nostalgic element of some sort, or remind people of meals they had when they were young- things like mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, pot roast, casseroles- think of your favorite meal growing up and unless you were a really strange kid and liked sushi the best of all, your favorite meal was probably a "comfort food". In recent years, the trend has been for restaurants to do gourmet twists of traditional comfort foods. Here's what we had:
Pot Roast: Zinfandel-Braised Short Rib with Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Pennsylvania Dutch Black Vinegar Sauce. This was my meal. With those ingredients, how could it be bad? It was very tasty, w/ fresh ingredients. No complaints from me.