At Tuesday night’s Passyunk Square Civic Association zoning meeting, Triangle Tavern presented plans for outdoor seating for the renovated tavern, in addition to debuting the menu for the establishment.
Although Triangle Tavern was not presenting a proposal for approval by the zoning board, they wanted to inform the community on the plans for the tavern, especially regarding the outdoor seating planned for the establishment.
Neighbors at the meeting voiced concerns about noise levels and the walkability of the sidewalk with this additional outdoor seating. Triangle Tavern still needs to apply for a sidewalk cafe license, which must then be approved by city council. The plans currently include 60 total seats along both sides of the establishment. The majority of those seats will be located on the Reed St. side. To accommodate for this outdoor seating, some structural changes will need to happen, including the roofline being extended. This roofline extension and the outdoor tables and seating would cut approximately 7 ft. onto the sidewalk.
Now for the exciting news. Here’s a look at the establishment’s menu:
Chef Mark McKinney created a menu that combines the charm of the old days of the tavern with some new food choices, as well. As you can see, the menu include mussels and roast beef sandwiches, just like the old days of the establishment. Lasagnas, burgers, clams, salads and more will also be offered on the menu, which also includes vegetarian and vegan options. Prices have yet to be determined.
There’s no word just yet on an exact opening date for Triangle Tavern, but it’s expected to be within the next few weeks.