New Jersey sea scallops top green-onion-and-mustard spaetzle—one of the best dishes at the Tavern at River Falls. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Seared Gulf shrimp top thick chipotle-Gouda grits in the Tavern at River Fall's riff on the classic Southern dish. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
The dining room—noisy when crowded (and it's often crowded)—is decorated in a straw-and-leaf-green color scheme. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Opened this spring, the Tavern was an instant hit with the locals, who were more than ready for a new neighborhood spot to have dinner or a drink at the bar with friends. Photograph by Scott Suchman.