A New American Tavern, Russell House Tavern is a comfortable gathering spot for every occasion-from casual lunch breaks on the patio to after-work cocktails in the upstairs tavern to functions in the private dining room and everything in between.
Executive Chef Sebastian Navarette delivers a seasonally-inspired menu of modern interpretations of American classics, including signatures like the crispy fried Cape Cod Oysters with Miso Broth and Ginger Aioli, Smoked Lamb Belly Meatballs with Roasted Tomato, Taleggio and Crispy Sage, a selection of Tavern Pizzas and Heritage Pork Five-Ways with Smoked Shoulder, House-Made Linguiça, Grilled Loin, Crispy Belly, Spanish Chorizo and Anson Mills Grits among other dishes.
To complement Chef Navarette’s menu, Bar Manager Joe Slavinski serves an interesting collection of all-American wines, including two regional wines on tap, and a locally-driven craft beer selection. The cocktail menu strikes a balance between familiar classics and modern hand-crafted recipes using only fresh juices, homemade syrups and infusions. Joe’s current conceptions include the Glastonberry Grove (Glendalough Wild Gin, Cardamaro, Cocchi Di Torino, Green Chartreuse, Lemon Ginger Tea, Cardamom Bitters) and the Red Light District (Deacon Giles Original Gin, Aperol, Becherovka, Lavender, Cranberry Bitters). A true cocktail historian, Joe enjoys sharing the story behind each drink he concocts.