Located in historic Marblehead, a picturesque coastal
town located 15 miles north of Boston, Jack-Tar
American Tavern captures the very essence of this
seaside community that treasures value, quality and

Marblehead is widely regarded as the birthplace of
the U.S. Navy and boasts a rich tradition of sailing
and maritime commerce. In this spirit, Jack-Tar offers
creative takes on traditional American dishes in a
warm, friendly environment that appeals to the sailor
in everybody.
Scott Brankman and Emily Farnsworth-Brankman are a husband-wife team that bring extensive restaurant
experience to the new Jack-Tar American Tavern.

About Scott:
Scott is the Chef at Jack-Tar American Tavern.  He has been in the restaurant business for 17 years. He most
recently was the executive chef and assistant general manager at Cityside Bar & Grille in Cleveland Circle on the
Brighton - Brookline line.

Scott began his cooking career as a line cook at The Westport Country Club in a small town located in NY's
Adirondack Mountains.  As soon as he began to cook, Scott knew that this was what he wanted to do with the rest of
his life. After two summers at the club, he enrolled in the culinary program at Johnson and Wales University.  Scott
later returned to the Westport Country Club as executive chef.

Before Cityside, Scott's experience includes stints at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, and The Greens at Valencia in

About Emily:
Emily supervises, directs, and organizes all front-of-house operations and service standards for the new Jack-Tar
American Tavern.

She began her career as a server at the Westport Country Club.  Since then Emily has continued to acquire the
knowledge and skills to run her own business.  She has worked at restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston,
having gained considerable experience in positions of increasing responsibility from hostess, server, assistant
manager and general manager.  

Their Story:
Scott and Emily met at the Westport Country Club, began dating and eventually married in 2003.  The couple
currently resides in Boston.

Scott & Emily shared the dream of owning and operating their own restaurant.  This is now a wonderful reality...
Food Allergies, No Worries
Monday, November 23, 2009

Hi -  
I just wanted you to thank you for the pleasant experience we had at your restaurant Friday night.
Two of my children have food allergies, which usually makes dining out a white knuckle experience.  We were in
Marblehead visiting my brother when he suggested we go to your restaurant for dinner.

Parker provided us with great service and a nice woman came by and explained that our burgers would be
prepared special to avoid cross contamination.

The meals were excellent and I was very appreciative of the extra effort your staff put in to make our visit a
positive one!

Jayne S.
A Break From Bad Weather
Monday, January 25, 2010

I wanted to thank you for your kindness on our recent visit Saturday, January 23rd.
We are the couple who had our vehicle get stuck on the icy incline parking space
in your lot. Thank God for AAA and the ease of using them, along with your
staff being aware my husband would be getting up during our meal to go out when AAA came.
The waitress managed to time our tapas to come as he came back in.
It meant a lot when you came over to apologize for our inconvenience even though it wasn't your fault.
I have been to your establishment before but this was my husbands first time.
After you came over he said he had planned on coming back here more just because he like it and the food is
good but now this only shows how well the owner cares about her customers.
Thank you for the dessert (we had the molten cake, ummm and coffee. That was kind of you.
Madeline R.
Jack-Tar American Tavern -- 126 Washington Street -- Marblehead, MA -- 01945
(781) 631-2323 -- www.jacktarmarblehead.com -- eat@jacktarmarblehead.com
Phone: (781) 631-2323,
Email: eat@jacktarmarblehead.com
Picky Eaters Welcome!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I had dinner with a friend tonight at your restaurant. Since I am a picky eater I suggested a Mexican restaurant
we had been to before and he said we have to go to Jack-Tar. I had such a great time and experience that I
had to write. I have never sent comments before (see picky eater)
Entering, we were warmly greeted and were told it would be just a minute as you were seating other guests.
While we were waiting my friend walked me around the restaurant to see where I wanted to eat. There was
casual outdoor dining, a cozy bar area and more formal dining. We chose the more formal dining area are
were seated at a table for four so we could have more room even though the restaurant was almost full. When
I opened the menu I was in heaven. Without any exaggeration I could have chosen 95% of the items on the
menu. We chose a little of everything; Thai style Chicken Lettuce wraps (that blow away P.F. Changs), Baby
Spinach Salad, two pizzas and our course the Lobster Macaroni. Everything wasn’t just good….it was
amazing. Even at the end of the meal when there was a minor mix up about leftovers ( I had asked to take
home my remaining salad) you offered to make me a new salad to take home. A total class act.
On my way out I told my friend that we would have to come back soon with our wives. I even took a menu
home with me to show my wife.
If happen to think about a second location, please think Metro-West..preferably Lexington.
Best Regards,

Eric P.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I wanted to let you know that I was there a few days ago. I made a few modifications to my order and the
waiter did not make a single mistake. He also didn't have any problems whatsoever with my substitutions. I
am glad that I can make changes with my order. This is a really great restaurant with some great staff.

Hope you had a great 4th of July.

Mark C.

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