After a fabulous consultation with the florist for the wedding (It's So Ranunculus in Marlborough--support her business! She's wonderful!) we walked over to the Marlborough Tavern for dinner. We were the first and only dining room patrons at 530pm (another party arrived as we were settling our check) and the entire feel of the place was cemented in their history, from the wooden floors to the paintings and fireplaces. After starting with nice warm bread with an olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip, we moved on to our entrees--Tom had the Roasted Half Duck, semi-boned with a cranberry-orange sauce--he said the duck itself was nice and tender, but felt that the sauce was a bit bland. I had the Veal Picatta with a lemon-butter and caper sauce, which was well-executed and was a decent portion size even though it was their "light fare" menu selection.
While this restaurant may be a nice choice to take parents to, for example, I would say that I would stop here if we were in town or had another dining offer as we did tonight but wouldn't go out of my way to dine here.