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River Tavern

23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1311
+1 860-526-9417
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“date pudding” (32 reviews)
“guacamole” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Friday night, the area is hopping, so parking can be a challenge. The hostess for this restaurant is located halfway through the restaurant and doesn't check to see if someone is waiting at the door, the more usual place to check in. The...More

Thank Peg O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are semi-regulars at River Tavern. The service has been slow the last couple of times that we have eaten there, but nothing like this experience. Today we had reservations for lunch. We sat down as directed. No menus. No water. Five minutes later a...More

Thank BroomerParker
Reviewed 3 June 2018

My husband and I had dinner at River Tavern last week. We have been going to this restaurant since it opened. We have always enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere. Unfortunately, our recent visit has us shaking our heads and wondering if we'll ever go...More

Thank chrissyc5885
Reviewed 30 May 2018

We had a team meeting in the area and wanted a good dinner. On fairly short notice they reserved a table for 8 of us. It was delicious! The food was spectacular, the wines outstanding and we had a great time. The next day several...More

Thank lkbparis
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We have been dining at River Tavern for many years. Friday evening we decided to go and have an early dinner.We were greeted with a warm welcome from Sara, then decided to sit at the bar and have a couple of Miller’s amazing Margaritas.We both...More

Thank Cooper883
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great place. I don't normally write reviews, but we had a holiday lunch here today and the food and service was excellent. Everything tasted so good and the warmth and friendliness of the staff was very nice. We'll be back!

1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Be sure to ask for a date pudding at the start of your meal. Perfect atmosphere for a small New England town.

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 17 March 2018

River Tavern, just as great as ever. Today's visit was towards the end of their luncheon service; I caught the kitchen just in time. Happy that I did. An Irish coffee, of course, of course. Then a Caesar salad to make all Brutuses past, present...More

Thank Elise L
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

This WAS one of our favorite restaurants in Chester, CT, a very unique, beautiful foodie establishment in Chester, CT. However, changes have transpired since our last visit which unfortunately culminated in a less-than-stellar recent experience. For those patrons who have frequented this eatery in the...More

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent drinks and food. Clean bathrooms and cozy atmosphere. Great drink menu and food menu. Not ordinary at all.

Thank Jackie D
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Robert G
26 April 2017|
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Response from Morganna | Reviewed this property |
I'm gonna say 5:30 food there is cooked to order.. and it's a relaxing place that will give you time to leisurely get to the opera house ENJOY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1311
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-526-9417
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