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River Tavern

23 Main St, Chester, CT 06412-1311
+1 860-526-9417
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • 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 4 weeks ago 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 18 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
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Was in E.Haddam for a special event at Goodspeed and met friends here for dinner. The service was excellent and the food was equally as good. They open at 5 for dinner and we were there at 5 since we had a 645 commitment at...More

Thank animaleyedoc
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This was a farewell dinner after spending the holidays with my son and family. Great ambiance, wine list, and menu. My son told me the kitchen staff was primarily Honduran so we started off with a the Guacamole and chips. This was perhaps the best...More

1  Thank 206rickl
Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have been to River Tavern over 10 times and ever time I enjoy myself. It is a bit tight but the food is second to none.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner was amazing, we had both chicken and swordfish. The flavor was wonderful, both dishes tender and perfectly cooked. We started with the fresh bread which had a crunchy crust and tender interior. The main courses came out and they were delicious, best swordfish I...More

1  Thank Anne M
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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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