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May 1, 2008 01:36 PM

Iron Gates or Tabard Inn for lunch

For various reasons, I will be having lunch at one of these places tomorrow with an old friend (hooray for re-connecting!)
Question is, do I need reservations? Any experience?

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  1. The food at Tabard is leagues better. Make a reservation. The patio at Iron Gate is lovely - too bad the food doesn't match.

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    1. re: dcandohio

      Tabard Inn all the way. I'd make a reservation though, it can be hard to get a table.

      1. re: beauxgoris

        ditto. And if the weather holds out, try to get a seat on the outside patio/ of the most charming spots in town.

    2. The ONLY reason to go to Iron Gate and put up with their consistently mediocre food and service is that at this time of year, there is a large, very old Wisteria vine covering the outdoor patio that should be in full bloom. Better yet, have a good meal at Tabard and stroll across the street for a peek at the vine.