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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
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Ranked #13 of 278 Restaurants in Chico
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Chico, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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Paradise, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We'd tried Red Tavern over the years and found it not to our liking until now... The most recent visit was a pleasant surprise. Both the food and service were much improved over our past experiences. This adds to the top flight lineup in Chico's mix and we are very happy indeed.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I always have loved the RedTavern. Then, there was a ownership change a couple of years ago and we stopped going there quite so much. I'm happy to say that the most recent ownership change has brought back the quality, innovative cuisine of the original. The mixologist offers thoughtfully made cocktails, whether your order is for a... More 

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Seattle, Wa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Came to Chico for a business trip and our group went to Red Tavern for dinner. Nice quiet neighborhood with close parking. Nicely furnished, with attentive staff. Atmosphere allowed us to talk easily. Ate the meatloaf which was excellent. Portions were not l,argue - just right. Great place!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had dinner here last Saturday night first time since new owners. I enjoyed my meal had the chicken breast very moist great rice. Everyone enjoyed their meal would come back again. Good wine list and wonderful service. Nice touch with the new owner coming to the table to check on our meal.

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Nederland, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a upscale New American kind of place. The food especially the food and the exquisitely prepared vegetables bring my time after time. I the " I am California" tastes and service. I like to linger over a meal here and have some Coffee and an original Desert as the end of a lovely time with the right friends.

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Chico, California, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant for fine dining. I have eaten here for a number of years. During 2013 I became dissatisfied with the meals. The quality went downhill. However, a new owner took over in late 2013, and the food is now excellent. Restaurant decor is very nice, service is excellent. This is a gourmet restaurant. It's pricey for... More 

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Redding, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Red Tavern has been my favorite Chico restaurant since they opened in the late 90's but on my last visit I felt like something wasn't quite right, The ambiance and the food seemed different.I found out shortly after that the original owners sold the business about a year ago. The food was different but good, what bothered me was... More 

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Danville, Callifornia
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We were on a two day trip to Chico and visited the Red Tavern for dinner with another couple. The appetizers, entrees, desserts and service were excellent.. We were so impressed we returned the following night and had the same outstanding experience. The atmosphere is also wonderful - low noise level and great soothing ambiance inside and out. We did... More 

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Additional Information about Red Tavern

Address: 1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
Phone Number: 530-894-3463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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