Upon entering Compass Tavern, the first thing you see is a huge mahogany, square-shaped bar surrounded by exposed brick walls that are decorated with sports pictures. You also see a blackboard with the evening’s drink specials. At first glance, Compass Tavern looks like the perfect place to eat and watch a sporting event–there are TVs everywhere.
We were seated immediately. Our waitress greeted us warmly and requested to take our drink order right away. The menu consisted of typical pub fare with a large appetizer section that made my mouth water.
For my meal, I selected a bowl of the Chicken Vegetable Soup and the Mozzarella and Tomato Salad. The tomato and mozzarella arrived stacked high and surrounded with mixed greens tossed with plum tomatoes. There was a basil balsamic vinaigrette drizzled on top too. The tomatoes were fresh and the mozzarella was delicious. The mixed greens added the perfect touch. Plus, the salad was so large that I left some to take home. My soup had plenty of chicken and a lot of squash, which I am a huge fan of, however, I wish there were some green vegetables in the soup. It also could have been much hotter.
Our waitress was funny and attentive. She answered all of our questions and shared her favorite menu items. She specifically pointed out that all of the appetizers were amazing. Overall, the service was fast and she was always there to fill our drinks.
I would definitely come back to sit at the bar and watch a game. With all the TVs and a super large bar, I don’t think there would be any issue finding a good seat. As for the food, I would definitely order one or two of those amazing-looking appetizers!