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Red Tavern

1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here for dinner as we have many times before. We got the rib eye steak for 2 with a couscous salad. It was delicious!!! The menu changes seasonally so it's nice to have that variety!!! Great service as well nice...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Whether we choose to dine indoor or out, as a couple or with friends, the atmosphere, food and wine of this restaurant has been drawing my husband and I back again and again for a number of years. The owner and servers are friendly and...More

Thank maryanne287
Reviewed 2 June 2017

A friend and I have been dining at the Red Tavern once a month for a number of years, and I also dine there on other occasions. The food is consistently good, and they willingly let us order an item to share. There are appetizers,...More

Thank judy_collinshamer
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

Thank Annie32634
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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
Reviewed 26 February 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...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 23 February 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
Reviewed 2 February 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...More

Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 25 January 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...More

Thank terry p
Reviewed 18 December 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,...More

Thank Ladd S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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 Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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