Objective & honest Restaurant & Wine Reviews by F. Scott, AKA "Jersey Foodies!" Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Black Horse Tavern - Newtown, PA
Well, tonight I had an appointment out this way, so I saw the signs for Newtown, and decided to take a ride into town to see if there was a little pub in town to grab a burger and a beer. I have to say that driving into town, State Street, which seems to be the main drag, and all kinds of charm. It reminded me of a little Princeton, or Bordentown, or even Collingswood. Nice main drag with a few restaurants, bars, storefront, etc. Very charming to say the least!
Walked in the side door, and realized there was a bar tot he left, as well as a bar to the right. The bar to the right looked bigger, so I grabbed a seat at the bar and ordered a glass of wine. They actually have a nice selection of wines. Nothing crazy or over the top, no big names, but a nice selection. I had a Napa cab, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was, and their wine list online is not updated.
The bar had a good buzz for a Tuesday night. Nice little crowd and people having conversations at the bar, and at the high tops surround the bar. The bartender was friend, and quite honestly I don't think she was even old enough to drink herself.
Lots of great options on the menu, and my original thought was to have a burger. Instead, they had a thin cut rib eye on the menu served with a mashed potato and asparagus, and I just couldn't pass it up at $20 or whatever the cost was.
My steak came out within minutes, and looked great! Really nice char marks, and cooked absolutely perfectly. While the steak was thin, it had a nice hot pink center.
This was a nice cut with nice flavors, but come on, who doesn't like a good rib eye? The highlight here were the flavors from the grill. The grill here is very nicely seasoned, with great smokey flavors that really added to the deliciousness here. My bartender asked if I wanted some fresh ground pepper, but why ruin a good thing?
The mashed potatoes were good and buttery, and the asparagus had a nice flavor and texture to it as well. All in all, what can I say other than the fact that I found another great little place with good, affordable food. I'll definitely be back! Cheers!
Black Horse Tavern
101 South State Street
Newtown, PA 18490
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Born in Illinois, I spent my younger years as a local Chicago Foodie checking out restaurants in the city, and working as a waiter at many of the finest restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. Look for me visiting a restaurant near you, or at one of the many local wine offlines throughout New Jersey