J Timothy's Taverne
143 New Britain Ave, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: (860) 747-6414
Fax: (860) 747-6414
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Specialties: Buffets, Golf
Outdoor Seating: No
Takes Reservations: No
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J. Timothy's is warm and inviting, and always lively. (The bar and loft can get a little loud on the weekends, so choose one of the dining rooms if you're looking for a more intimate setting.) Whether we order from the seasonal specials menu, or fall back on their fabulous burgers and wings, we're never disappointed with our meal. Portions are generous, so come hungry. My personal favorites are the "Dirty Style" hot wings and the onion straws. Pair these with a hearty beer, and I'm a happy camper.
Visited J Tim's for the first time tonight. Called ahead and was told there was no wait. Arrived and was seated immediately. Looked over the menu and waited for a waiter/waitress to come and take our drink order. 5 minutes pass, I'm wondering what's up. 10 minutes pass, a couple gets seated next to us and a waitress immediately takes their order. I don't appreciate being ignored so I get up and head to the reception counter to ask for a manager. I tell the manager what happened, he says merely "OK". I have no tolerance for a service business to be run in such a way, so I simply left and will never return.
02/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been here before and while it was good, it wasn't the best. And forget about making reservations... I called early and was told that they only take them for parties of 6 or more.
On this trip to J. Tim's, my boyfriend and I opted for their famous steaks. To be honest, we were pretty dispointed. Having started with onion rings as an appetizer, we were both put off at the fact that the server neglected to mention the pile that would accompany our steaks as well.
In addition to the second heaping helping of fried rings, the steaks came with your choice of rice, mashed or some other starch. Unfortunately, fresh veggies would cost extra. I don't know about you, but when I'm paying upwards of $20 for a steak, I expect a choice of veg or some tasy potatoes. And the small salad with tasteless dressing didn't count. I opted for the mashed potatoes which were bland and the plate it was served on was small, almost bowl-shaped which made it very difficult to cut my meat. As for the meat, my filet had a good flavor which I believe is thanks to the gorgonzola cheese that cost me an extra $3. My boyfriend wasn't so lucky. His NY strip left his taste buds begging for more flavor.
As for the service... he was slow to greet us and then piled our apps, salad and bread on the table in one lump sum. Apparently the serving dish for the onion rings is quite tricky, as he dumped half of them in my boyfriend's lap. A few minutes later, we had our entrees to add to the mess of plates on the little table. Slow start and a rush to the finish.
It goes without saying that our experience left much to be desired. I'd recommend it for families or a bunch of friends out for beers and wings after work.
08/23/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I love J. Timothy's. I haven't been since their recent renovations, but their wings are always delicious -- both the buffalo and the terriyaki. I also love the honey bread they serve with dinner entrees -- delicious! Every time I've been to J. Tim's I have had great service. If you can, get seated in the downstairs/basement area. It's an intimate room with a fireplace -- it's very cozy, colonial and romantic. Their steaks are also really good, and their shepard's pie is one of my boyfriend's favorites. If you're thinking of dinner and a movie, think of Plainville and check out J. Timothy's.
06/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Being from out of town, we had our local wing place back home, and wanted to find one here. We did just that, we read about Hartford areas best wings so we tried it out. The wings were meaty and so flavorful! We raved about the buffalo and the teryaki were wonderful too for something a little sweeter. Live music and a lively atmosphere... A definate must try! We will definately go back for , I m pretty sure,the wings Ive ever had...
03/11/2003Provided by Citysearch -
The place gets packed quickly during dinnertime. I highly recommend making reservations. If you are unable, seating is available upstairs, on a first come-first serve basis... so plan to arrive early!!! (well worth the wait if you do encounter a line)