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“Good food lots of character” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DeWolf Tavern

DeWolf Tavern
259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-254-2005
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Ranked #18 of 79 Restaurants in Bristol
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: Friday to Sunday 7am to 11:00am Full Menu: 11:30 am-10:30pm Monday through Saturday Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm
Annapolis, MD
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good food lots of character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a party of 6 for lunch. Just the lower restaurant in the bar was open. Lucky for us it was restaurant week and we had the $15.99 3 course lunch. We all had the same thing, a sliced tenderloin sandwich with homemade chips, which was delicious. We had soup before the entree and both types, a seafood and a vegetable kale, were outstanding. The bartender served us so service was a bit slow. She was nice, as was the hostess. We would definitely return!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Charm with great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The ambience of early American architecture and great food is what you get here. The service is outstanding, management pays attention to the staff and the customers. The menu is exceptional for both lunch and dinner. The group ( a birthday celebration) chose a variety of entrees, all were satisfied and claimed the food was done perfectly. We will return often, great food, service and very friendly.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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89 reviews 89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Well, other than the beautiful atmosphere, fabulous food, and wonderful service, it was rather nice (understatements.)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

What a location; right on the bay. A beautifully restored building with a very interesting (yet unfortunate) history.* The food was excellent. I had a steak, perfectly done. My wife had the duck and she said she can't remember having a better one. And the service was even better. Very attentive staff. You have got to go here!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My favorite place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but DeWolf Tavern never lets me down. I can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks at the bar (the upstairs bar is my favorite) and I always leave satisfied. I try to go back at least once a month.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brockville, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal and friendly staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We enjoyed dinner here as part of an anniversary celebration. Initially we were seated across from each other at a small table off to the side, but when we asked, we were moved to tables that used loveseats so we could sit together. The meal was well prepared and the Asian inspired touches were unexpected but very tasty. The staff were friendly, albeit somewhat disorganized and frenzied and at times the service seemed slow given the number of people working relative to the number of customers in the dining room. It was after 8 pm when we arrived and the restaurant was no longer full, so we didn't understand why it took 20 minutes to get a drink from the bar. Still, the wait was worth it, the food was delicious, the willingness to accommodate our seating request and a complementary dessert for our anniversary, made the evening memorable. The historic ambiance is worth the visit as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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