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“How Do I Love ThyBurger Plate, Let Me Count The Ways”
Review of River Tavern

River Tavern
Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Its the aces. A FIVE STAR hamburger? Yes. Stopped in for LUNCH today and as its holiday time, this bistro was alive and chock-a-block filled with happy patrons. The barkeep most pleasant, I chose a lovely Riesling [yum] and ordered a hamburger platter. Oh, wow to the holy cow. A plate with perfectly done pommes frites. How can one ever tell? When a french fry is thin and cooked to perfection, it never loses its great taste or crispy bite, even if its still on your plate after five minutes. And this burger? Grilled to perfection. Juicy, juicy, juicy and beyond flavourful, The texture alone was like a buttery warmth melting into my tongue. This burger is as good as it gets in Middlesex County. No one else matches it. Why wander anywhere else?

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Thank Elise L
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's often hit or miss with River Tavern since the menu changes daily, but when they are on they are ON. The farm to table menu is creative and the food is always well-prepared and professionally served. River Tavern is a terrific restaurant. And don't forget 1/2 price bottles of wine on Mondays!

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Thank v0yageur22
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Just got back from Tavern. Drink was great, bartender great, service was great, music awesome and then they sat me next to kitchen and I had an eyeful. Ordered ceasar salad and rare burger. While I was eating great burger I watched the guys in the kitchen. They drank right out of the bottles of water that they served the customers.Then one of the cooks/helper? proceeds to floss his teeth right over the food, picks his teeth and then picks his nose and rolled around his two fingers, something not good I guess. Never washed his hands after his great find. I stopped eating, threw money on the table and walked out. Never again. MHO

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1  Thank Dana E
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

Stopped here for lunch and had some sandwiches and fritta. Everyone enjoyed their dishes, and the service could not be more prompt and courteous. It is a bit on a pricy side, but it is a nice place for a special occasion.

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Thank merryl8
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was the first visit to the River Tavern. A fellow worker has raved about the place for awhile. We had reservations for 6:30 on a Saturday evening. The service was just fine, not fast, not hurried but fine. The food was prepared well, two of us had the Arctic Char, one the spaghetti dish, and one the NY strip. We all enjoyed these greatly. For dessert the Date pudding and the Souffle. We enjoyed the experience and will return

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Thank DWS177
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