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Red Tavern

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American, Californian, Mediterranean, Pub
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 32
    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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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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80 reviews
55 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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4 reviews
4 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
2 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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18 reviews
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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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 reviews
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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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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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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Chico, California
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The tavern features nice , small spaces that feel intimate. Great food, although on the lighter side and nice cocktails but no bar area really. In the summer there is bocce ball and outside seating too.

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Chico, CA
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My husband and I have enjoyed the Red Tavern for years however the dinner we had the other evening was the best ever and the service was excellent. I had the Butternut Squash Salad which consisted of of Little Gem Lettuce, house cured bacon, walnuts with a brown butter cranberry vinaigrette. Also enjoyed the the new york steak served over... More 

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Additional Information about Red Tavern

Address: 1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
Phone Number: +1 530-894-3463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian, Mediterranean, Pub

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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, Californian, 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?