Spotted Horse Tavern
26 Church Lane, Westport
Spotted Horse Tavern - with a lively bar, delicious food, and consistent service - has won over the hearts of foodies and divorcées alike. Painstakingly re-constructed from a dilapidated (“historic”) home, the tavern-chic interior compliments the upscale American comfort food and moderate prices. There’s no kiddie menu, but the entrees are palatable for picky nippers and the generous pours from the bar help increase tolerance levels among adults dining with them.
So come for the cozy meals and big cocktails, then migrate to the bar to watch men dust off their pick-up lines for women in short skirts.
Robin’s note: It’s not, technically, a cougar bar: older women are not trawling for wide-eyed innocents here. Our experiences indicate it’s more of a manther bar, even though I cringe at perpetuating the term “manther.” (Pumale? Catamant?) But an occasional lonely-heart one-liner doesn’t detract from the fun.
Their specialty: Lobster & Avocado BLT, Maine mussels, “Under a Brick” Grilled Half Chicken
What you should eat: Lobster BLT, Atlantic Salmon
What you may not know but should:
- Parking is a teensy problem, but drivers who illegally park in the neighboring pre-school lot seem to have created an unsustainable solution
- The Spotted Horse is owned by the same people who own The Grey Goose in Southport and The Little Goose in Fairfield
- Food is organic and locally-sourced
- Live music on Thursday nights