Knowing that you sitting in a house built in 1894, and that a family lived there from the mid 1940’s to 2004, sets the stage for a different kind of dining experience. The aptly named Century House Tavern does a fabulous job of creating an old world feeling with new taste cuisine.
In addition, they add to the sense of nostalgia by serving unique cocktails that include recipes dated prior to Prohibition. They have a Martini, but think Jim Bean and Makers Mark served with sophistication. They also have draft beer and a great wine list as well.
Leave the children at home, and enjoy this place with friends for a dinner, a special anniversary, or a lovely afternoon lunch. If weather permits, enjoy eating on the patio and there is room to wait outside without being smothered at the bar.
Their starter bites offer nice little appetizers such as cashews with honey and chili or the marinated olives. Chef Richard Wilt is a veteran of Roswell restaurants INC Street Food and Salt Factory and knows how to prepare food with style.
For lunch, everything looked good so my girlfriends and I shared some of the small plates. The roasted beet salad with chicken was full of flavor, the crispy calamari was perfectly spiced, and the braised short rib was tender and tasty. Customer next to us received the beautiful butcher platter of meat and cheese reminiscent of eating in Italy. Another friend suggested ordering a cup (you have to ask for the cup size) of the Ode to Onion soup, which she loved and the fabulous Kobe Beef Patty Melt.
Artwork, alcohol, and ambience come together successfully because the food is appetizing. Enjoy and tell them Scoop sent you!