What’s with the Square part of Tavern on the Square? In Lansing, the answer to that question is that it is on Washington Square. In Grand Rapids, it’s on Ionia Avenue – no square there. But I went to the Lansing location, so it doesn’t really matter – I just like to ask questions like that.
The menu isn’t large. I wasn’t feeling it until I saw the entry for the daily burger special. Curiosity being what it is, I went for that day’s creation, the teriyaki burger. Topped with spinach, ginger, and teriyaki sauce, it sounded bizarre, and I wasn’t sure how that lunch was going to turn out. But variety is the spice of life, or so I’ve heard, so I went for it.
The burger was amazingly good. The teriyaki sauce with the beef was perfect. The ginger added a little gingeriness that every teriyaki burger needs. It was cooked perfectly, and I haven’t come down with Mad Cow Disease yet, so that is a plus. Though I was full by the end of the meal, I could have eaten another just because of the greatness that was the burger. Add on some excellent fries and it was a mighty good lunch, partner. Yes, they do have $2.50 Coke, but we have to face the reality of restaurants overpricing sugared water. I’ve already started switching to water when I eat out.
I can’t speak to anything else on the menu, as I don’t eat there often, but the teriyaki burger should be a regular. You hear me Tavern-people? Put it on the menu because it rocked.