Tavern on 2 (Gastropub)
There’s a new place on second street in Belmont Shore CA that has made this foodie a very happy Hapa. Tavern on 2 is a new Gastropub that just opened. The people there are friendly and the service is fantastic! You might even get to speak with the owner who is a real sweetheart!
He came by and talked to our table and even gave us a bottle of the most amazing champagne. Rebello Charlotte Strawberry champagne. So delicious and refreshing!
We started off with their Beef Oxtail Poutine. Oxtail braised in ale, with cheddar cheese curds and duck fat fries. You’re probably thinking Oxtail? Wtf?! Seriously, don’t diss it until you’ve tried it. The duck fat fries are exactly what they sound like. French fries cooked in duck fat. Very rich and not at all gamy.
For my main course I had the Tavern on 2 Burger. Paso Prime Rance Beef, Brie cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato. Served with their signature ketchup sauce on a brioche bun. Oh make sure to get it with avocado!
To go with this delicious burger I got an order of the Pomme frites
Shoestring fries with sea salt, truffle oil, served with 2 dipping sauces: honey asian mustard and Harissa sauce. There’s something about truffle oil that just makes a side of french fries something much more.
Besides all the wonderful food, Tavern on 2 has a wide variety of beers and wines, including one of my favorite ales
Sam’l Smith Organic Strawberry Ale.
The only down side to the Gastropub is the place is pretty tiny. But don’t let the long wait put you off, cause it’s totally worth it!