Award: Best Brunch (tie), (my ranking: #3)
Atmosphere: 3 – Really, really cool. Fantastically well done place that is a perfect “city cousin” to the “countryside” Rockmill Brewery. Enjoyed an absolutely stellar brunch – the “chaquilles” was/were OUTSTANDING, as was the breakfast biscuit. Both dishes were in the $12-$15 range and when first delivered to us, I thought, hmmm that’s expensive. Then I took a bite. It’s a bargain – worth every penny.
Beer: 3 – One of very favorites is the cask aged noir, and I’d heard a rumor that it was being discontinued. I inquired, and was so happy to hear that they are not done with the cask aged noir; it will just take about a year for it to be ready. So it won’t be readily available in bottles, but the Tavern expects to have it on hand. Fantastic – crisis averted. I savored a glass of that.
Service: 2. We sat at the bar, and there were 2 bartenders… one who thoroughly acted like he was too good for us, and the other who was quite congenial.
Would I go back? +1, yes I’ll absolutely be back here. Rockmill Brewery and Rockmill Tavern are probably the only 2 same-ish stops on the Trail that make sense to deserve a double stop. While they serve the same beer, they are really different experiences, and they are both excellent.