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Red Tavern

1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is hands down he best place to eat in chico. Staff is super attentive and knowledgeable . The food is over the top delicious, and consistently great. Im always surprised with how amazing each dish is every time i come there. Would highly recommend...More

Thank 525jamie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff was on their game. The pork belly appetizer and the steak were incredible. Would highly recommend this restaurant. The drinks were also interesting and varied.

Thank Boterodan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended a large graduation party at the Red Tavern, and it turned into a special night. Hostess greeted us nicely, wait service was excellent and food was tip top. My only quibble: Earlier in the afternoon I specially dropped off a couple of bottles...More

Thank ivordavisbeatlescom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The experience at the Red Tavern was just incredible. The atmosphere was great and the service was wonderful. But the food, the food was amazing. Chef Caleb Jones and his team really create beautiful and absolutely delicious dishes. I suggest making a reservation, it starts...More

Thank Rand-ol-man
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The food was excellent. Best I've had in the northern area. We would expect this in the Bay area, but not Chico! Everything was prepared and cooked just right. The wine selection was superb as well. Expect to pay more, but also be prepared for...More

Thank Patricia Q
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Loved the service but the food was not super great it was ok. Be careful of the dish of the day.They overprice it cuz usually people dont ask what’s the price when they are told about the special dish of the day.

Thank Reem R
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Our server,Boyd was fantastic!!Had an amazing Valentine dinner!! I had the crab salad,sea bass and chocolate creme for dessert.All were amazingly delicious!! Bread was sour dough and soft and very good! Husband had the leek soup,sea bass and creme.He thoroughly enjoyed them all!! Highly recommend...More

Thank Lainers60
Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

We have searched in Chico for quite some time for a nice meal, prepared well, and good service. I will say we have never had bad service in Chico but have not had many decent meals. Our dinner of salmon with a Caesar salad was...More

Thank Kkoleary
Reviewed January 25, 2018

I can not speak highly enough about last nights dinner at Red Tavern. The service was impeccable, our meals were excellent. I typically do not order salmon in restaurants because it can sometimes be dry. It was wonderful, and the chef made certain that my...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed December 22, 2017

It was a very pleasant atmosphere, respectful and considerate. The servers were helpful and friendly, a quite lovely evening. Our food, however was just average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $34
Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 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
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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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