8541 Veterans Hwy
Millersville, MD 21108
By request I checked out the new “tavern” on Veterans highway for lunch. When entering the lobby area it was not what I expected. This did not seem like a tavern at all. I felt like I was entering a hotel which you would never guess from the outside. Everything was very upscale and nicely done even the bathrooms made me feel like I was in a high end hotel.The bar area was exceptional.
We were seated immediately and there were only two other tables seated at around noon when we arrived yet there were about 10 employees in sight. As a customer this is great but in a business point of view not so much. The dining area was much like the bar, more like the dining room side of Hella’s but with a fireplace and modern lighting etc….
Our server Lauren was very nice and made a few suggestions and checked on us frequently. After looking over the menu I ordered the fish and chips which came out in about 5 minutes which was great because I skipped breakfast. I did look at the grilled cheese but I find it hard to pay $10 for a grilled cheese sandwich when I can make it for less than $2. The fish was very good but not a lot of food (2 pieces of deep fried fish) and it was $12 which was not outrageous but also not filling.
I know I keep repeating myself but it had the feel of a high end hotel lounge and dining room with high priced bar food. If they were to add a few floors on top of this and make it a hotel it would probably do very well.
This is a nice place to go have a quick bite and visit once in awhile but doubt it will be a regular destination.
Food: Excellent bar food
Price: A bit higher that it should be
Service: Very Good
Environment: Very nice but confusing- maybe turn into a piano bar