Everything here shouts "classic New York"; this is the sort of iconic Village aesthetic that makes you forget that not all of Manhattan is quite so relaxed, cozy, and filled with people you'd be eager to befriend.There’s a curious and inviting atmosphere inside New York’s many hallowed halls. Investigating old façades and well-worn passageways is a beloved pastime, and over on the edge of Greenwich Village, Tavern on Jane's low-key, cottage-like exterior is no different. It opens up to a time-honored neighborhood watering hole with the friendly service we’d expect out of a local institution, along with some surprisingly delicious dishes and drinks that we wouldn’t. Hungry guests are shown to tables nestled along the restaurant's exposed brick walls or seats at the venerable wooden bar. Everything here harkens back to the classic New York dining experience. It’s the sort of iconic Village aesthetic that makes us nostalgic for the city’s past but excited for its present.
After settling in, choose from Tavern on Jane's array of American comfort standards, all executed with innovative flair. Even after 18 years of satisfying discerning locals and food critics alike, the menu here remains alive, ambitious, and exemplary. Think Oven Roasted Herbed Salmon and Crispy Fried Oysters, or Charred Rare Tuna Handrolls and Double Cut Pork Chops. Snacks like pizza and tacos also get an inventive update. Try a Tavern Grilled Shrimp Pizza with pepper jack cheese and mango salsa, or the Tavern Tacos with grilled yellowfin tuna, guacamole, black beans, corn relish, pico de gallo, and jicama slaw. And things get even more exciting on the sheet of daily specials, a constantly updated list of dishes we'd cross town to get our hands (and mouths) on. Yessir, this is far more high-reachin’ than the standard pub fare. Don't get us wrong, though: if we’re hankerin’ for a beer, they'll hook it up. But stop by for just a brew, and we’d miss out on one of the area's most rewarding meals, a generous wine selection, 20 single malt scotches, and an extensive list of bourbons and ryes. So, order up a stiff Manhattan to go with the day’s respite from the island itself. The bartenders make a mean one, and food this good deserves something more stately than a bottle of beer.
Crispy Fried Oysters, $13
Charred Rare Tuna Handroll, $14
Tavern Grilled Shrimp Pizza, $15
Tavern Tacos with Grilled Yellowfin Tuna, $16
Double Cut Pork Chop, $20
Oven Roasted Herbed Salmon, $24
Monday - Friday, 12 p.m. to 1 a.m. (Bar ‘til 4 a.m.)
Saturday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Bar ‘til 4 a.m.)