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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“meatloaf” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
1250 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-3329
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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
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
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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, 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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