RTP Restaurant Review: Tribeca Tavern (with bonus review section!)

Gentle Readers, the time has come to expand the site just a bit. The Practical Cook is often asked for restaurant recommendations in the RTP, NC area, which was once a vast wasteland of fast food establishments and few other options. This is no longer the case. There are some places which I travel to of my own volition, even when not in the office.

I spy bacon! Burger, southern style, at Tribeca Tavern.

I spy bacon! Burger, Mastering Augusta, at Tribeca Tavern.

Today I’m reviewing one such place, and for the sake of simplicity, I’m creating a landing page that will point to reviews and suggestions for RTP dining. Welcome to the world of multi-culti cuisine. And burgers.

Tribeca Tavern Restaurant Review

Though I have been to this place several times, I will confess that I have focused primarily on the beer and burgers portion of the menu. Tribeca Tavern serves other stuff, but I think the bar food is the sweet spot.

A little bit of everything burger, with onion rings FTW!

A little bit of everything burger, with onion rings FTW!

Things I like:

  • Good beer selection, and usually a special at lunch. Do not judge, a lunch beer during work is one of the greatest inventions ever. Our founding fathers did it all the time.
Mmmm beer. There's a reason that's a saying.

Mmmm beer. There’s a reason that’s a saying.

  • Interesting burger toppings that actually work. They have a series of different toppings, ranging from the deeply southern fried green tomato and pimento cheese to the spicy to the standards. I have enjoyed all the varieties so far, which is rare.
  • Nice range of side items! If you feel healthy/guilty, have a side salad or fruit. Otherwise, try the sweet potato fries. They are waffle cut, nicely fried, and fabulous with hot sauce. I do not believe in sugary sweet potato fries, and that sin is avoided here.
Hello burger options, nice to meet you. #tribecatavernnc

Hello burger options, nice to meet you. #tribecatavernnc

  • Outdoor seating. Office life requires fresh air on occasion. Their upstairs deck is shaded and awesome.
  • Housemade Veggie Burger. Again, don’t judge. Believe it or not, a woman cannot live on bacon alone. Though you could put bacon on your veggie burger. Far better than a frozen monstrosity (I don’t mind a frozen veggie burger at home, I mind paying for it at a restaurant). It’s satisfying and messy, and goes well with beer.
Tribeca Tavern Veggie Burger, it's not too sprouty, it's just right.

Tribeca Tavern Veggie Burger, it’s not too sprouty, it’s just right.

Give it a try, let me know what you think. If you have suggestions for the RTP Restaurants page, feel free to post a comment! It’s so very easy, and your fellow commuters will appreciate it.

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