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DeWolf Tavern

259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
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Ranked #20 of 76 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully situated, historically renovated stone warehouse, located on the Thames Street Landing waterfront in the heart of downtown Bristol, Rhode Island. Our guests can enjoy the bay breeze with cooling cocktails on our casual patio, come inside for a glass of wine and a light meal in our downstairs Tavern or head upstairs to enjoy the view and fireplace with a bottle of fine wine and a special meal prepared by Chef Sai Viswanath. Open Seven Days a Week. Breakfast: 7:00am - 12:00pmFull Menu: 12:00pm - 10:30pmSundays: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
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Kinderhook, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Expectations were high... I wanted to love this place, but everything was just slightly off... The hostess was new and uninformed. The much touted prix fix menu that day was uninspired, so we reverted to the regular menu. The posted menu outside did not match with the menu offered once we were seated.The wine we initially ordered from the wine... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My girlfriends and I came this Sunday, trying to avoid football and WOW! We walked into an awesome three course with lobster or filet minyon(and wine!! whooo) for $32. We got another round of drinks and I added shrimp to my filet and it stil came out to a steal. our waiter was great, food was awesome, and we'll ne... More

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Very nice place for breakfast and dinners, close to the Bay and the Hotel. The food is incluided in the price and you have a lot parking lot space available.

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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

While we were in Bristol, RI we decided to stop for dinner at the DeWolf Tavern. It is in a restored stone warehouse. The menu looked good and had a decent variety of entrees and lighter dishes. My husband wanted to try the Naan Pizza and I got the Hake stuffed with crab and baked in a banana leaf. The... More

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

the fish was RAW, sent it back and all they did was cover it with more sauce, it was still RAW!!! IT IS ON THE WATER, they should be ashamed to serve this.

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Bristol, Rhode Island
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Came here with some friends on a saturday morning and sat at the bar. I got a bloody mary (fabulous) And my friends got two beers and a mimosa. They got tavern breakfasts which looked really good and i got the duck benedict. I like that they have many choices on the breakfast menu. It has something for everyone. Worth... More

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Boston, MA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The DeWolf drips history, as it's located in one of the oldest buildings in Bristol. Exposed fieldstone walls, ceiling beams, candlelight all add to the charm and comfortable ambiance. We were attracted by the fact that the chef is Indian and brings some of that sensibility to many of the dishes we had, which included mussels and flatbread pizzas. The... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My wife and I were in Jim G's party and his review is very accurate. Unless there is a change in ownership we will not be returning. What once was a great place no longer exists.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Six of us were visiting Portsmouth , R.I. on the weekend of July 19 2014. As we had been to DeWolf Tavern previously with good food and service we made a reservation for Sat. The 19th. What an absolute mistake ! A totally ruined evening. Appetizers and drinks were fine. We ordered entrees and thats when the problems began. Enjoying... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped in for drinks. The bartender (random college student) on duty was bratty and churlish at best – downright rude is my personal opinion. I would expect a place like DeWolf’s to staff their bar with an experience bar person who could make drinks both on and off the menu with less attitude and better style. Poorly disappointed in... More

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