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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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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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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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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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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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Over the years we have made fewer and fewer reservations at RT because the food has not been consistent enough to justify the price. But last Monday we set out to try it again and were thrilled with our experience. Why? Because the chef/owner was cooking! It was just like the River Tavern I remember from 12 years ago...fabulous!
My Mexican fried chicken was wonderful...full of great flavors and not heavily fried.
Two people had the local CT blackfish which was outstanding. Again interesting and yummy flavors. The guacamole and Caesar ,which are generally pretty good, were even better.
If only Jonathan could cook every night.

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Thank nancyinct2016
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