Tavern On Main: Yesterday On “Today”

If you watch the “Today” show, you may know that Craig Melvin has made a commitment to a vegetarian, alcohol-free diet this year.

You may also have seen yesterday’s segment on his “healthy reboot.” Filmed at Tavern on Main, it showcased the restaurant’s emphasis on incorporating healthy, seasonal produce in its menu. The Westport Farmers’ Market, for example, is a frequent source of food.

Tavern on Main

Melvin and his wife, ESPN’s Lindsay Czarnink, are frequent Tavern guests. Click here to see the segment.

14 responses to “Tavern On Main: Yesterday On “Today”

  1. I have a differing opinion. My husband and I enjoy The Tavern on Main very much. The historic venue, kind and efficient service and consistently are served a very excellent meal.

  2. ..both times I went there, the service was terrible — like waiting 25 minutes to take an order. And after the 3rd request, excuses, excuses, excuses.

  3. Fabulous best go to restaurant the most yummy food comfortable delicious high and medium end love the maître d’ love the potato chips love the cup salad love the dock love the outdoor dining love the indoor dining love the ambience love love love
    Susan Tracy

  4. Audrey Demetres

    Tavern on Main is my favorite “go to”. I love the authentic CT colonial decor, the wonderful family, cozy warm ambiance. The food is beautiful and delicious. I think anyone who runs down a cornerstone of our Town is just “one of those” too difficult to deal with patrons. Westport is a town with a beautiful New England Main St and The Tavern is an anchor of our tradition. Congrats on the Today show appearance and wish the folks at The Tavern many years of continued success.

  5. Dave Feliciano

    The Tavern on Main is great, one of the few true local places left in Westport, and has always been a joy to take friends there. But I suppose everyone one is entitled to their opinion, no matter that no one else agrees with them.

  6. Tavern on Main is my favorite restaurant in Westport. The food is excellent and it is a great local place to meet and see your neighbors. My family eats there almost once a week. Tonight I had the salmon and it was delicious. Looking forward to seeing you all there and supporting our local businesses.

  7. Sad to see so much arguing about a beloved local institution with much of its original charm intact. All of us who remember it as “Chez Pierre” will hope that it stays in business forever.

  8. I have to weigh in! How terrific the “Today” show chose to feature vegetarian options at Tavern on Main. And thanks to Dan for finding yet another “Westport hook” we might have missed. Tavern is our “go to” place. If it’s summer on the deck, or winter, cozy near a fireplace, we are assured an ambiance we can’t easily find anywhere else. But all told, it takes more than that to keep us coming back. The lunches and dinners we’ve had over the years have been first rate. I won’t go into all our favorites (ok, the roasted root veggies), but many family and work celebrations (and the chopped salad with brown rice and salmon) have been successful wonderfully memorable experiences there (we love the créme brûlée too). The wait staff, as it was when we knew it as Chez Pierre, remains unobtrusively perfectly professional.

  9. Audrey Hertzel

    One of my favorites too! With all of the restaurants that come and go in this town in a very short amount of time, TOM was here years before them and remains many, many years after. That, in itself, speaks volumes in this town!

  10. Thankfully my experience at this restaurant is always only fantastic. I’m now only a visitor to Westport and this is the go to for me when meeting up with friends also from Westport but now also just visiting. The staff here treat us like we are regulars, and we appreciate it so much, makes our little reunions in Westport really easy and extra enjoyable.

    (and they never – and that includes even the many years before everyone had food allergies – flinched when it came to my food allergy questions about the menu).

    Susan Farley