According to most restaurant critics, the perfect tavern meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic, sustainable tavern eats the way they were meant to be served with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of drinks and dining at Maribelle's Tavern, a riverside bar in the historic East End.
Maribelle’s Tavern provides by-the-glass wine, drinks, and hearty tavern food that’s also fresh, sustainably sourced, and friendly to vegetarians and omnivores alike. Pull up to a menu and consider a starter such as the lamb sliders, topped with goat cheese, roma tomato, romaine, and house pickles on brioche ($11). Try out a sustainably produced dish to alleviate the environmental burdens of a growling appetite with a hormone-free and antibiotic-free beef burger, crowned with lettuce, tomato, and onion ($11), or have a vegetarian dish of brie polenta with roasted seasonal vegetables ($15) and avoid the debate entirely. A glass of Spanish grenache ($7) goes admirably well with Maple Leaf duck, served with shiitake cornbread, eggplant, blackberry and orange demi, and a side such as the cheddar-jalapeño grits with cream ($25), or eat light with a Scottish salmon salad, which is hooked together with a tartan pattern of romaine, tomato, red onion, egg, fried caper, and creamy parmesan (half $11, full $14).
Bring some friends to capitalize on Maribelle's chic, relaxed dining atmosphere, which is aided by simple décor, walls of muted red and neutral cream, and dark wood tables. Alternately, pull a Lone Ranger and saddle up to the full bar to savor some solitary flavors with the best of the bartender's craft.
Must purchase at least one food item; dine-in only.