Nosh Tavern is a new venture from Jim MacDonald & Michael Morway. We will be serving creative comfort food with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. All our items will be made from scratch, in-house. Laid-back, cozy, "feel at home" bar and service.

Nosh Tavern: 15 Main Street Ext. Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel: 508-747-3700 ~ email: info@noshfoodgroup.com


Hometown Original:
Nosh Tavern keeps things interesting with flavorful bites and creative cocktails

In a town that has become synonymous with cozy bistro pubs, Nosh Tavern has carved out its own piece of Plymouth’s bustling dining and drinking scene. Located on the south side of town, just off Court Street and adjacent to a Cumberland Farms, it’s the kind of place you could easily drive right by without knowing what you were missing. Luckily, the restaurant’s easygoing vibe and creative American fare have made it a popular place with the locals. I recently had the chance to sample a few items from the new winter menu.

The restaurant has a no-nonsense yet welcoming décor. Large windows shed sunlight on the tavern’s pumpkin-colored walls and chalkboard menus display the day’s specials over prominently situated bar. As the restaurant’s name suggests, executive chef/owner Michael Morway (previously of T-Bones) designed the focus of Nosh Tavern around good eating, putting a spin on traditional American favorites

Sliding into one of the window-side booths, my companion and I decided to start by sampling from the list of “Share-ables.” We chose the meatloaf bites and buffalo chicken rangoons. The appetizers arrived at the table beautifully plated and the meatloaf bites were an instant hit. Made with house-ground beef blended with savory spices, each bite-sized meatball was wrapped in a thick slice of crispy bacon and drizzled with an Asian-style grape-chili glaze that delivered sweetness and heat. The buffalo chicken rangoons had a more subtle but still satisfying flavor punch. Inside each lightly fried wonton wrapper was a warm blend of braised buffalo chicken and cream cheese that begged to be enjoyed with a beer. Luckily, the restaurant’s bar menu features a wealth of craft brews to choose from, including Mayflower IPA, which is brewed just across town.

For those looking for something a little stronger to warm up on a cold winter day, bar manager and cocktail master, Matt Tiso, has just what you’re looking for. Watching Tiso whip up a Peruvian Pisco Sour looks a little like alchemy, with its unique blend of Don Cesar Pisco, simple syrup, lime and lemon juice, egg white, and Angostura bitters. It’s the kind of 20s-influenced frothy concoction that would make the Great Gatsby proud. Other specialty drinks include the New Fashioned, which combines bacon-infused Maker’s Mark, Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters, and brown sugar simple syrup. Garnished with a strip of crispy bacon, this drink is guaranteed to attract attention across the bar.

After enjoying out hearty appetizers, we decided to split an entrée. We went with the cozy-sounding apple-cinnamon brined turkey tenderloin, served with butternut risotto and cranberry coulis. Each slice of turkey was moist, rich, and flavorful, and when combined with the delicious accoutrements the dish was a home-run. Other hearty menu options include the intriguing Grown-up Pasta with Butter, pancetta macaroni and cheese, fried green tomatoes, and stroganoff. It isn’t every day that a restaurant dares to go beyond the tried and true staples that are common on most New England menus, but when they do it deserves recognition. So far the local community seems to be in agreement, saddling up to the bar each week to nibble on tasty snacks and belly-busting main courses as they watch the big game or listen to local acoustic act. With so much left to experience at Nosh Tavern, I know I will return

Nosh Tavern: 15 Main Street Ext. Plymouth, MA 02360
Tel: 508-747-3700 ~ email: info@noshfoodgroup.com