Cozy escape from the mundane

Students often gather in the bar of College Hill Tavern.

Photo by Austin Drucker ‘17

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A review of College Hill Tavern

By Anastasia Gayol Cintron ‘17 and Maria Otto ‘17

Collaborative Writers

In the midst of the brutal cold front, nothing can warm a heart (and a belly) quite as well as some greasy heart-clogging college town food. College Hill Tavern, frequented for its weekend late-night alternative to Milo’s Place as well as karaoke Wednesday jam sessions, also has an impressive menu offering breakfast and dinner specials. Having heard of the beloved bar’s newly refreshed atmosphere and kitchen, we trudged the icy sidewalks for an indulging meal.

The dinner menu comprises appetizers, flatbread pizzas, wings, entrees, sandwiches and burgers. Each night has a different $6-$5 special. We lucked out—Monday night had burger specials for $6 each.

To kick-start our comfort dinner, we ordered the spinach and artichoke dip and the fried calamari. While the size of the dip was a tad bit on the small side, the warm naan bread, carrots and celery it came with made for a tasty and filling start. The calamari was fried to crispy perfection and, although I prefer mine less battered, I could taste the freshness of the seafood—an homage to the quality and care taken with the food here.

The CHT burger, the popular burger choice, was prepared with coleslaw, with secret sauce (which kind of tasted like a garlicky, sour barbecue sauce) and served atop a brioche bun. Each bite was oh-so-scrumptious, even though the sauce flavor was slightly off-putting at first. The meat was soft and flavorful, more than one could ask from a small college bar. And here’s more: for an additional $2 each, we received a large plate of good ol’ fashion fries. The kind you crave late in the evening, early in the morning, in the middle of the day—you get my point. And the serving was very generous.

There is also something to be said about the service at CHT. The two waitresses taking care of us were both extremely amiable and willing to help. As college students taking a food break from reality, it was nice to be taken care of in such a way.

 

3.5/5 Stars

 

College Hill Tavern

420 Cattell St Easton, PA 18042, United States

(610) 252-9456

Open Mon – Sun: 11: a.m. – 2 p.m.

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