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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 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
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Dinner was excellent, with the service, exemplary. The menu changes with the seasons, but is consistently high quality. Very popular with local foodies!

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 12 July 2017 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
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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