My family stopped here for dinner on the way back from JFK, looking for a no-fuss dinner option and a drink (for the non-drivers only!) At 6;30 on a Saturday night, it was easy to get a table. My daughter wanted a beer and the server was more than happy to let her taste a couple before placing her order. I had wine and while the wine list wasn't awe-inspiring, I was able to get a glass of Josh Cabernet. Clearly, taproom is the definitive term in the name; the beer list was way more interesting than the wine list. They also had what appeared to be a creative list of craft cocktails which looked pretty tantalizing.
Wings were a large platter of meaty bone-in, not too spicy but delicious, and a bowl of blue cheese dressing. Chicken Alfredo was a bowl of pasta with alfredo sauce and a grilled chicken breast on top. My crab cake sandwich was wonderful, with lots of crab in the cake. It was served with a goodly portion of mixed salad greens and a tangy vinaigrette. I'd go back just for the salad dressing; it was that good. My daughter had pulled pork sliders with coleslaw on top and some of the best homemade purple potato chips I've ever eaten (yep, mom got the chips ;-) ) Against our better judgement, we all ordered dessert. My husband had the cheesecake, plain as he prefers it and was pleased with his selection. My daughter and I couldn't decide between the chocolate decadence and the chocolate truffle cake, so we ordered both and took half of it home. The servings were generous, the chocolate decadence was amazingly dense, and the truffle cake was three layers of deliciousness. Way too rich for either of us to finish but we enjoyed them just as much the next day.
Service was good, maybe not perfect but about what you would expect for this kind of restaurant on a Saturday. While the place was fairly empty when we arrived, it filled up rapidly as the evening went on. Clearly, it's a well-liked place in Norwalk. A bit too far for us to travel there regularly, but we'd definitely stop in again, when we're in the neighborhood.
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