A more casual venue that still maintains its style and high standards
This remake of David Burke's Townhouse is less formal and very well appointed. The menu can be described as American with strong French influences. The dishes are not heavy but still very flavorful, a good balance between the two styles. Tavern 62 has a more relaxed feel to it vs the old venue, but still maintained its excellent style. The service was also very good.
For appetizers, my wife had the west coast oysters and I had the angry lobster dumplings in a spicy tomato sauce, both were excellent. The dumplings had a good balance of spice that added to the dish without taking away from the flavor of the lobster. For the main course I had the risotto with scallops and the wife had the halibut with asparagus in an artichoke purée. The risotto was flavorful but light and not overpowered by the scallops. Overall, I would say the risotto was excellent, especially as it is not the easiest dish to make. The halibut was perfectly cooked with sliced baby carrots, asparagus and artichokes. The wine, Paul Pernot - Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2015, paired very well with the food. Rating TBD, corkage $50/Bottle.