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DeWolf Tavern

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259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
+1 401-254-2005
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: DeWolf Tavern serves Contemporary American Cuisine in a beautifully...
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
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    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 19
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  • 32
    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
Beautiful Venue

The menu might not be for everyone, but it certainly suits me. The building is in an old mill that has been remodeled and whoever designed it did a fabulous job. The only thing I found off-putting is the fact that both times I went there I found the staff inattentive and I suspect that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Eleanor02842
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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Middletown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu might not be for everyone, but it certainly suits me. The building is in an old mill that has been remodeled and whoever designed it did a fabulous job. The only thing I found off-putting is the fact that both times I went there I found the staff inattentive and I suspect that understaffing is the issue.

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Thank Eleanor02842
Nantucket, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It was a perfect day for al fresco dining so we skipped the inviting indoor area and walked right out to an attractive patio. We might have opted for the second floor outside dining but it didn't open for seating until a bit later (5:00pm?). No matter, as dining at dock level was perfect: surprisingly quiet with comfortably spaced tables.... More 

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Thank Edward S
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

De Wolf Tavern is still near the top of our list of places to dine in Bristol. Our most recent experience could have been a disaster had it not been for the managers intervention. Our waiter(Logan) was totally inattentive to the point of taking 45 minutes to bring the wrong drink to one of our guests, dropping an appetizer on... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here recently hosted by the previous owners of our new home. All I can say is they were hoping to impress us with this unique restaurant and they most certainly did. Excellent cuisine in a fascinatingly historic New England building. We'll be back soon!

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Thank Steve E
Bristol, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Had lunch at the tavern at the end of our walking tour in Bristol, and didn't really know what to expect. My husband and I were very happy with the experience. The entire meal was delicious, the spinach salad a surprise, but very good, the main dishes flavorful and such good size portions that neither of us was able to... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your great experience. We strive to provide the best service and experience possible for every guest. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Boston, MA
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We love DeWolf tavern, from the award winning chef to the creative cocktails, there is something for everyone. The cuisine is a delicious blend of New England and the Far East. They have a lovely dining room, with a cozy fireplace upstairs. Great banquet rooms and a happening bar. I highly recommend making a reservation as the place is very... More 

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Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our great restaurant. We appreciate feedback so much so that we can improve ourselves and provide a better experience for all of our amazing guests. Thank you and come back soon! Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Rye, NY
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My wife and I dined at the DeWolf Tavern in early October and very much enjoyed the ambiance, the service, and the food. However, most dishes have an Indian influence despite the claim of being basic American. Prices are typical. It's hard to find; it's down an alley off Thames St - much like a pier off Thames in Newport.... More 

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Jchapman3, General Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you so much to take the time to write us a review! We appreciate all feedback and apologize for the inconvenience of getting lost. Our great town of Bristol only lets us post so many signs for the restaurant unfortunately. We will try to work on that. We have a great new map that will be... More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We enjoy this little gem tucked away of Thames Street. The lower level has a lovely, cozy bar, Shawn the bartender could not be nicer. We have 2x in the last month. Each time we enjoyed drinks made to perfection. We had dinner upstairs - the lobster soufflé is divine - the freshly made Naan is yummy - I had... More 

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Thank Love2travel1960
Jchapman3, General Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, Thank you so much for writing us a review. Sean is a great bartender and quite the mixologist, we are so glad you enjoyed his drinks! we hope to see you soon, Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Our first time to Rhode Island and the first of many restaurants stops. We did our research, and we're pleased with both the quality of the recommendations from Michael and he food itself! A great Indian fusion restaurant on classical local dishes. We had a varsity of dishes...shrimp potura was a great mix of spicy and sweet, seafood "chowda" was... More 

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Thank dfaughn
Jchapman3, Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for dining with us and sharing your great experience. We strive to provide the best service and experience possible for every guest. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon! Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

Bristol, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Had a 31 year wedding anniversary dinner and we were treated like royalty! Very romantic table upstairs by the window. Waiter, runners, hostess and chef were all incredible. Food was excellent, served very warm and each dish was explained to us. The menu is different and interesting! I can't think of anything they could have done better!!

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Thank LizPCV
Jchapman3, General Manager at DeWolf Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our great restaurant. We appreciate feedback so much so that we can improve ourselves and provide a better experience for all of our amazing guests. Thank you and come back soon! Your friends at DeWolf Tavern More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 Thames St., Bristol, RI 02809
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 401-254-2005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Indian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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