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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pettibone's Tavern

4 Hartford Rd. (Hopmeadow St.) Send to Phone
860-658-1118
Though it calls itself a tavern, Pettibone’s is far more---no wonder there are a few ghosts hanging around.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pettibone's Tavern Restaurant Review

: The great thing about being a ghost is that you can eat all of the tender prime rib smothered in zesty horseradish sauce you want without fretting that you won't have room left for the molten chocolate lava cake you pre-ordered. That may just be why the spirits you'll find at Pettibone's Tavern don't all come in snifters. Rebuilt in 1803 after Indians torched the original 1780 stagecoach stop, Pettibone's is steeped in history. Ghost tales aside, the one story we can unequivocally vouch for is that this is one of the Farmington Valley's most charming and reliably enjoyable dining experiences. Steak and seafood dominate the regular menu and the long list of nightly specials, but they’re hardly chophouse standards---think blackened tuna with both a ginger-soy beurre blanc and a lemon vodka sauce or a bacon-wrapped filet mignon with a jalapeño shallot reduction atop a bed of smoked jack mashed potatoes. If you're in the mood for lighter fare, head upstairs to the tavern, where you’ll find a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as more pub-like items such as meatloaf and bourbon-grilled steak tips. Wherever you dine, however, don’t miss the lobster spring rolls, served with a tangy chili sauce worthy of the best Thai restaurants. It's named for the murdered Mrs. Pettibone, who may just be watching to see if you like it.

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