Treemont Tap House

Last night we were looking for a new place to try for dinner in Cleveland.  I’m always looking for unique restaurants and bars that have a mix of comfort, good food, and a diverse beer selection.  My research on Yelp and Urbanspoon led me to the Treemont Tap House.  It’s a small gastropub located in Treemont and we decided to check it out.

Treemont Tap-House-BarWe walked in at about 7pm on a Saturday night and quickly snagged seats at the bar.  The wait for a table was about 30 minutes which isn’t bad, but I thought our spot at the bar was pretty cozy so we decided to stay there.

There were so many craft beers on tap I had a hard time choosing.  But naturally I gravitated towards the IPA’s and at the recommendation of our bartender, I started with a Langunitas Sucks Holiday IPA.

Lagunitas-Sucks-Holiday-IPA

It was pretty tasty and surprisingly smooth for an IPA.  There were a lot of items on the menu that caught my eye.  A dinner salad with butternut squash, goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds, a roasted chicken dish with butternut squash risotto (I think I have a squash craving), burgers, and I could probably go on and on but I think you get the point.

Treemont-Tap-House-MenuIn the end we decided to go with the small plates section of the menu and started with sharing the I Heart Moules Frites aka PEI mussels and fries.Moule-Frites

It’s a good looking bowl of mussels right?  The mussels had blue cheese, bacon, and shallots along with the a belgium beer broth.  The mussels were tender and cooked perfectly.  I really liked the punch of flavor when I got a bite of blue cheese.  The sauce at the bottom was kind of bland.  In my opinion it either needed a bunch of herbs or some spice.

For my next beer I decided to try the Green Flash West Coast IPA.

Green-Flash-West-Coast-IPA

It was delicious!  It was a little hoppier than the Langunitas and had a citrus taste to it.  I’m not really into fruity beers but it really worked for me in this IPA.

My friend talked me into ordering our next small dish and I’m really glad he did.   We got the Beef Tongue & Oyster Tacos.  I’m always game for trying new dishes, but I have to admit I was a little nervous about the beef tongue.

Beef-Tongue-Oyster-TacosHoly cow were they good!!  The beef was really tender and there was pickled onion on top with a little lettuce that gave the taco the perfect amount of crunch.

Kate-and-her-TacoI sprinkled a little hot sauce on my taco so there was just a little bit of fire in each bite.  The pickled onion nicely balanced out the spice and the beef.  I didn’t really taste the oysters (or see them on my taco) but everything I did taste and see was so delicious it didn’t matter.  I’d definitely order this dish again and am so glad my friend encouraged me to try it!

Overall we had a great meal and beers at the tap house.  I really enjoyed how comfortable and relaxed the atmosphere was and am looking forward to trying more beers and items off their menu next time I go!

Have you ever tried an “off the beat path” dish like Beef Tongue Taco’s?  What was is and did you like it?

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