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Red Tavern

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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Live Oak, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Red Tavern a handful of times in the last few years and I always leave happy. I consider it a more expensive night out, but a true treat. The atmosphere is simple, yet comes across as understated upscale, and the staff has always been pleasant and helpful. And we love the food. Love the local fresh approach... More 

Thank Annie32634
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quite slow. I had a few appetizers. The scallop appetizer though ok... it is not worth the price.

Thank Stephanie S
Chico, California
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350 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Another wonderful dinner in the upper dining room (a little more quiet, and a little less traffic) the other night. Exceptional seafood dishes--petrale sole and shrimp--along with great white wines. The salads are alway crunchy and fresh. And service is attentive, understated, but always on target and friendly. Listen to your waitperson when they make recommendations--I've benefitted from their insight... More 

Thank JoelZ195
Chico, California
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends as the food was delicious, our server Lisa, is so personal & professional and the 3-piece combo music was so enjoyable.

1 Thank Scott C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Our group of work colleagues ordered a family style meal and it was fabulous. We had a choice between two salad types (we chose a Caesar) followed by two entrees (chicken/vegetable dish and pasta) and a plate of a variety of desserts--all for $25 per person. But this was not your typical Caesar, chicken, or pasta. Each was prepared with... More 

Thank Mimi M
Chico, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We always enjoy the red tavern we almost always eat in the bar area. It is fun to have dialog with the bar tender and get better service, food is always very good and the wine section very well done We try to go twice a month. One of the owners is always there and some times both.good service good... More 

Thank terry p
Arnold, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Always eat here when in Chico. Awesome food, service and very nice people! Year or so ago, my wife ended up in the hospital in Chico from a bicycle accident, and they insisted on sending over a dessert on the house! Atmosphere is great inside, at the bar and on the patio. Had dinner during the holidays, and they were... More 

Thank Ladd S
Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

This is a beautiful farm to fork fine dining experience...truly enjoyed one of the best meals and service EVER. Outstanding food and comfortable white tablecloth atmosphere with no pretentions....just delightful.

Thank VJKirk
San Francisco
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Creative food selections, warm and friendly staff, terrific owners on site every meal, make this dining experience a must-do if you are in town, or a local foodie. Locally sourced ingredients add to the excellent quality of their meals.

Thank Bob K
Chico ca
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 31, 2016

A little pricey and portions not very big, but the quality is top notch,. They use fresh, often local ingredients in a wonderful, tasty way. It's great fun to sit on their tree-shaded patio and play Bocce ball -- or just watch the fun.

Thank Llynny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $34
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-894-3463
Based on influences from all over the world, the Red Tavern menu is renewed every season. Our cuisine is New American and we utilize the freshest, locally-grown, seasonal and organic produce and meats. Our dining room is upscale, yet comfortable and charming. Our large patio is absolutely stunning. It features a bocce court, twinkling lights, and mature trees. We offer an extensive wine list, which is balanced with New and Old World wines from both largely-popular wineries to small, interesting boutiques. We offer over one hundred selections at any given time to include wines locally-produced. Our talented bartenders create exciting signature cocktails based on classic recipes but often with a twist while utilizing seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs. Come to Red Tavern to dine, drink and play.

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