Restaurant: Pope’s Tavern at the Oxford Inn
Location: 504 S. Morris St, Oxford, Maryland 21654. 410-226-5220
Date: May 25, 2014
Rating: Solid modern Bistro
Oxford only has 4-5 restaurants (we ate at 3 of them in our short visit) and Pope’s Tavern is almost certainly the best.
It’s located inside the historic Oxford Inn (nearly every building in Oxford is historic).
A fried rice ball with chipotle sauce.
1997 Remoissenet Père et Fils Romanée St. Vivant. 87 points. While this was a properly mature wine with characteristic RSV terrior, our bottle was mildly corked. Not the undrinkable level of cork, but enough to be annoying.
Lobster bisque. Rich and as it should be.
House salad. Baby greens, champagne mustard vinaigrette, parmesan crisp.
Beet Carpaccio. Greens, blood orange, cider vinaigrette.
Special crab cake on succotash. A pretty awesome crab cake.
Pope’s Tavern has a nice kitchen. It’s not the lightest fare, but it is darn tasty.
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