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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: Redefining American and Mediterranean Cuisine Based on influences from all...
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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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid service in elegant but understated setting where you can visit and converse

Locally sourced produce and meat with extensive wine list and a relaxed and peaceful srtting make this one of the very best places in town to bring that special person, relatives, and folks you are interviewing for a job. Consistent quality, with service in either room on outside some of the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
JoelZ195
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Chico, California
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Yucca Valley, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend in Chico suggested this venue while we were visiting. The menu was eclectic and engaging providing something for meat eaters as well as vegetarians and those looking for something light in between those two. Of course, when our orders arrived, we had to sample from each others plates. All of our selected meals were outstanding. The restaurant also... More 

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Thank KManSafetyDude
Chico, California
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184 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Locally sourced produce and meat with extensive wine list and a relaxed and peaceful srtting make this one of the very best places in town to bring that special person, relatives, and folks you are interviewing for a job. Consistent quality, with service in either room on outside some of the best in chico.. Red wines particularly imaginative.

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Thank JoelZ195
Sutter Creek, California
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211 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I cannot even remember the food because the service was so poor. There were 6 of us, we had reservations, there were probably only 30 people dining that evening. We were seated outside, wonderful atmosphere and then forgotten. Someone finally came over for our drink order, the whole meal took 2 1/2 hours, and we waited between every course for... More 

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Thank RLRaceGirl
Aptos, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently had our son and new daughter’s rehearsal dinner at the Red Tavern. What an excellent experience! It was perfect in every way! To begin, we live out of town, which could have made plans/communication difficult. Rich returned every call quickly and efficiently. He had wonderful suggestions to enhance our evening, like live outside music-which was fantastic! We had... More 

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Thank kare0004
Portland, OR
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were on a leisure trip with a stop in Chico. A search for a dinner spot revealed mostly oriental foods and pizza because Chico is a College town. One review stood out, the Red Tavern. The reviews were good but the name led us to expect 'pub food'. To our delight, what we found was an intimate bistro with... More 

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Thank FrankEPortland_OR
Chico
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Thank Heather L
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Michael W
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank tigressj
Chico, CA
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?