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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Redefining American and Mediterranean Cuisine Based on influences from...
Redefining American and Mediterranean Cuisine Based on influences from all over the world, the Red Tavern menu is renewed every six weeks utilizing the freshest, locally grown, seasonal, organic produce and meats. We have Chico's best outdoor patio, featuring a bocce court, twinkling lights, and mature trees. Our full bar offers an extensive wine list, exciting craft beer selections and creative, signature cocktails, served in a warm and charming atmosphere. We host a wine tasting on the first Thursday of each month. We feature a Prix Fixe Dinner on the last Thursday of each month. From April 1st through October 31st we feature smooth jazz out on our patio. Come to Red Tavern to dine, drink and play
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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food in a mellow setting

Order the peach salad with the homemade burrata - it's memorable. After I ordered it, at least three of the staff told me it was their favorite item on the menu. That evening someone had a birthday, and the staff sang - in beautiful harmony! Very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
tigressj
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Chico
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been enjoying meals at Red Tavern for a number of years but returning with a couple of girlfriends last week reminded me of what a charming patio they have. The sun dappled terrace, twinkling lights and bocce ball court make this a wonderful spot to spend the evening. The quality and diversity of the cuisine has really expanded... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great little find in Chico on the Esplanade north of downtown! Manager was very polite and friendly as was the waitress, and the food was really delicious. Big focus on seasonal items - peaches in this case. Had a great peach salad with housemade burrata, and an Oregon shrimp stuffed avocado - yum! Chicken w so many capers I was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Order the peach salad with the homemade burrata - it's memorable. After I ordered it, at least three of the staff told me it was their favorite item on the menu. That evening someone had a birthday, and the staff sang - in beautiful harmony! Very nice.

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Chico, CA
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

great place to eat. Quieter than many venues with great food and nice outdoor dining. Worth regular visits and a nice venue for date night.

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Chico, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Seriously, Mothers day brunch, with a reservation and not crowded for the early reservation and it takes 1 hour 15 min for the food to arrive. The reason was - "a back up in the kitchen". Food ranged from fair to good but after a bad experience it never quite rings the bell. The staff's solution - subtract $3.50 from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stopped in for a small plate before an event. It was right at 5PM. We were practically fogging up the windows waiting for them to open. Even while they were preparing for an important wine dinner, the staff was friendly, professional, and on task. I was even poured a taste of a wine featured that night. Very nice touch... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a chance to drop in for a light dinner while staying at a B&B nearby. Weather was ideal so we took a table in the outside courtyard. In fact, everyone there that evening was outside. Service was great, food was too. Just about the best relaxing dinner in years.

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Chico, California
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wonderful seafoods, locally grown meats, salads, and exceptionally reasonably priced wines served indoors or on the patio. Service is competent and thoughtful; attention to needs during dinner an obvious commitment of the management.

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Chico, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

New ownership comes with a new menu, better flavors, great staff and wonderful bar tender! Cocktails were excellent and the braised short ribs were spectacular! Tamale appetizer was delicious and would order both again. My husband ordered the chicken saltimboca and loved although I think I had the better choice. Didn't love the greens but I am not a fan... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

I went there last night with my husband for dinner. We went there around 5:45 pm because we had a movie to catch. We did not have reservations, so it's a good thing we got there early since, even though it was a Thursday, the restaurant started filling up pretty quick. If it were a Friday or Saturday I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-894-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Redefining American and Mediterranean Cuisine Based on influences from all over the world, the Red Tavern menu is renewed every six weeks utilizing the freshest, locally grown, seasonal, organic produce and meats. We have Chico's best outdoor patio, featuring a bocce court, twinkling lights, and mature trees. Our full bar offers an extensive wine list, exciting craft beer selections and creative, signature cocktails, served in a warm and charming atmosphere. We host a wine tasting on the first Thursday of each month. We feature a Prix Fixe Dinner on the last Thursday of each month. From April 1st through October 31st we feature smooth jazz out on our patio. Come to Red Tavern to dine, drink and play
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?