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Red Tavern

1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
+1 530-894-3463
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 7 February 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 25 January 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 23 December 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.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

We decided to splurge and try the Red Tavern. It was very busy on a Friday night. We Ate outside on the patio since most of the tables were taken. Since there were heaters, it was quite comfortable. We tried an appetizer, a pastry with...More

Thank Laura H
Rich G, Owner at Red Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi Laura, thanks so much for your recent review. We put a lot of work into our restaurant, from our amazing executive chef to our servers to our dishwashers and more. We really do appreciate it when someone takes the time out of their busy...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Red Tavern used to be my favorite restaurant in Chico. Food was good, atmosphere was nice, service was adequate, prices were reasonable. My wife and I went there for our anniversary Thursday and there were definitely ups and downs. Started with a house salad,...More

Thank Larry G
Rich G, Owner at Red Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi Larry, Thank you for your review. It is disappointing to hear of your experience and all points will be shared with the staff. We aim to do much better then this and would love to invite you to return as I can tell you...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I love everything about this place: fast and friendly service, delicious food, environment, options to sit inside or outside. I had dinner there long time ago and then lunch this month, and both times really liked everything. The food was delicious, and they accommodated my...More

Thank apple77733
Rich G, Owner at Red Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thank you apple77733! We appreciate you taking the time to give us this positive review. Have a wonderful day and see you soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Five old guys from Chico State met to reconnect and catch up. To cap the evening we needed a restaurant that could accommodate us and enable us to yak, while satisfying our varied palates. I'd been to the Red Tavern on a couple of previous...More

Thank Mike O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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