Monday, January 12, 2009

The Tap House: Nice!

Had a late lunch with my buddy yesterday. We found ourselves in Tuckahoe, after a friend told us about an upscale Gastro Pub called The Tap House, which prides itself on an extensive list of premium imported beers, and a great sandwich menu.

The Tap House is immediately across from the Tuckahoe train station which makes it an easy destination no matter your means of transport. The interior is very pleasing and elegant, and you can choose from a casual ground floor, to a more formal dining room upstairs.

To start, we split a salad:

Roasted beet salad with haricot verts, walnuts, crumbled goat cheese and mesclun greens in a honey beet vinaigrette: $12.00
The picture is only my portion of the salad, so I thought it was a very generous helping. Everything was fresh, crisp, and well-seasoned. Beets and goat cheese go great together.

Then, we ordered two sandwiches and split them.

The Hudson Valley Duck Reuben
Panini rye bread, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss and Saurkraut: $12.50
This was delicious. Never had duck inside a Reuben before, and now I wonder why not—tender, moist, less salty than a regular Reuben. I also appreciated that the bread wasn’t greasy at all.

Next we had:

Seared Ahi Tuna BLT on Focaccia Bread with wasabi mayo: $14.00
This sandwich is supposed to have 7-grain bread in it, and I kind of wished it had. I think the Focaccia was a bit too thick, and the tuna didn’t quite meet the ends of the sandwich. There was just a bit too much bread on there. Still, the quality of the tuna was real nice and fresh, and the wasabi mayo added a very subtle kick. To be fair, our server alerted us they were out of 7 grain, and out of the options presented, we went with Focaccia. Still, fresh and enjoyable.

And those chips you see on the side? Very nicely cooked. Not greasy, a little thicker than average, with a good crunch.

Glad we stopped by. Everything I look for in pub food: fun to eat with your fingers, and not too greasy. Casual, but still prepared with care and elegance.

The Tap House
16 Depot Sq
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 337-6941

1 comment:

  1. Sharon hit the nail on the head with this one. Recently, my fiancé and I went to try the food in research for a rehearsal dinner spot. First, the place was pretty full for a Wednesday evening during "tough economic times." That is always a good sign. Second, the service was as if we were eating at at an upscale restaurant. Pricing was fair, and as Sharon mentions, who doesn't like bar food? Taphouse gives you the comfort food you love with a Culinary twist definitely leaving you satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.