Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bell's Tavern - Lambertville, NJ

Bell's Tavern is one of those places off the beaten path in Lambertville, while on one of the main arteries, if you didn't know it was there, you would never stumble upon it as it is heading out of town. That said, I checked it out on a Sunday afternoon while relaxing and having the day to myself.

Walked in to a bar surrounded by locals. They actually looked at me as if I had 4 heads, wondering while I was in their establishment! OK, maybe not, but it was a bit uncomfortable. I grabbed a high top on the back wall and watched a little golf on the flatscreen across the bar, and ordered a glass of cabernet. Nothing too crazy on the wine list, and nothing inspiring at all really, but what can you do?

The server came over with some bread, and started with an appetizer of fresh mozz, some olives, and roasted reds. All good by any means, and something for a little tide over until the pasta course came out. Pasta course was a half order of the cheese tortellini with the Rosata sauce, a light tomato cream sauce with peas, prosciutto, and plum tomatoes. This was tasty, and the perfect sized portion.

Main entrée was chicken parm, which had 2 nice chicken breasts, and was smothered and topped by a melted mozz. The chicken was tender and juicy, and cooked perfectly all the way through with a nice breading. This came with a side of linguini, and there was plenty leftover for a little Monday lunch. All in all, the pricing here is cheap, and the food is a darn good value....and the service is good too!

Would I go out of my way to come here? No, but I wouldn't hesitate to go back either. Good Italian comfort food at good pricing. Worth checking out. Cheers!

Bell's Tavern
183 North Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530-1629
Phone: (609) 397-2226

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