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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Another exceptional dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
JoelZ195
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Chico, California
1 review
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 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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?