Arethusa al Tavolo

4.8
1390 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in quaint Bantam (CT) in the scenic county of Litchfield, Arethusa al tavolo offers an innovative farm-to-table menu that celebrates the products of the Arethusa Dairy Farm. Chef Dan Magill’s cuisine is modern and comfortable; it features daily-chosen farm ingredients and the freshest and most select products.

Arethusa al tavolo offers a progressive dining experience to the Northwest Connecticut dining scene.

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, American
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Hours of operation
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
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Phone number
(860) 567-0043
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dan Magill
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bantam Road (RT 202) & Doyle Road
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Parking details
Parking is located behing the Arethusa Dairy Store off of Doyle Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1390 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the area.

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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is amazing. The food and the service.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here for our anniversary recently and we're just very impressed with the restaurant on a whole. Food was great, service fantastic, beautiful space. We will definitely be back and in time to buy some goodies from the shop next door!

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you expect excellence, you will receive it at Arethusa.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chef creates uniquely inspired pairings and delicious crafted foods for your enjoyment. A wonderful meal.

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TS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Sunday brunch celebrating my wife’s birthday. Food, service, and ambiance were terrific. Always look forward to dining at this restaurant.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff treated us like royalty. It was a great way to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday lunch. Food was amazing and service excellent. Just wish it was closer.

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B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Presentation, servers, ingredients and completed dishes....all great. No issues at all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out experience was amazing. We loved the cocktails and food, the best part was the bartender came out and described the teas to us. We love tea and we had an amazing time conversing about what teas they had. The manager came around a few times and chatted with us about the food. We will definitely come back!

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a
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome!! Our whole meal was amazing from start to finish!

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful-- the food, the service staff, and the value. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there. It was simply outstanding.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful. Food, service, atmosphere all very good.

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d
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! Delicious - we were treated like royalty for our anniversary!!

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y
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

a perfect dinner:creative and expertly executed.dining at its finest

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NEVER disappoints!

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SL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid place. Just perfect all around. Went for Saturday brunch and quite a varied menu.

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g
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav restaurant in Connecticut. Fresh and delicious food. Everything is first class...New York style !

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DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The buttermilk chicken sammie was outstanding and other members of our party enjoyed the pancakes, eggs benedict, butternut squash ravioli and short rib flatbread. The food was fresh and beautifully presented. The restaurant was cozy and perfect for a fall afternoon. The service was a tad cold, but fine. We would definitely return again! ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

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m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! We were totally WOWed! Cozy, quiet, excellent staff-knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Food was beyond amazing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Looking forward to returning soon.

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K
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing attention to every detail from the welcoming reception, fabulous service (Jenya) and the amazing cocktails and wine list (thanks Brian!). We all ordered different appetizers and entrees and they were all declared THE BEST! We enjoyed every bite and every moment of our evening as there is such an understated, warm and friendly atmosphere. Incredible presentation and creative thoughtful combinations of flavors in every dish. We had not told them we had a "gluten free" friend with us, and Jenya easily recited every dish that was or could be gf, and of course they delivered gf "bread" to her. My favorite birthday and anniversary.

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BB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! We save Arethusa for special occasions and not only is the food fantastic, the service is as well.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a big fan of Arethusa dairy products we went with high expectations and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful. The service was friendly and attentive and we really liked that our “take home leftovers” were kept by the hostess desk and only handed to us when getting to leave.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb brunch! A favorite.

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I found our new, favorite restaurant nestled in the northwest hills of CT. I can’t say enough good things about Arethusa al tavolo. From the moment we entered the door, our every desire was meet. The hostess, bar staff, waiters and support staff were simply outstanding and went out of their way to insure an excellent dining experience. The food was innovative, beautifully presented and beyond delicious. Such a lovely restaurant.....we can’t wait to return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! The complimentary intermezzo with blue cheese cones was a nice touch, and so was the treat at the end of the meal! We ended up buying the butter and the cheese with some ice cream at the store next door, the butter was the best we ever had!

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n
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arethusa al Tavolo is the French Laundry of the east coast without the crazy prices and long wait.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Arethusa. We brought friends from IL. We and they raved about the wait staff, maitre di, taste good of food, presentation of food, and ambience. We will definitely be back.

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing food! Awesome service! Can’t wait to come back and try other dishes on the menu.

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r
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding creative food and superb service.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super. Best place in the state!

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m
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An altogether exceptional restaurant, with not only locally sourced ingredients but the skill to do something with them. The sauces are rich and intense; this is not a good place to come on a diet. The service was impeccable, attentive but discreet, not a false step the entire time. I had the rich but subtle chicken liver dumplings and the trio of porks, my wife a salad and the short rib, long-cooked and very flavorful. This is a not-to-be-missed place if you find yourself in northwest Connecticut and are serious about food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Came highly recommended by several people and was worth a little extra drive. Plan on getting reservations more than a week in advance if not 2!

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MR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Creative food and professional staff. One of our favorites!

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating At Arethusa never disappoints! From the warm greeting to fantastic food. There is always a surprise in the presentation display.Everything is always perfect.Cannot day enough good things about the dining experience there.

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A
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Desserts were outstanding!!! There are very few restaurants serving quality plated desserts, these desserts delivered on flavor, creativity, seasonality, and technique. I plan on going back just for dessert!

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GG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous meal in Litchfield County! Will definitely return.

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L
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food. Every course ordered by everyone in our party was just delicious. The presentation is beautiful as well. The restaurant is very attractive but the noise level is VERY LOAD even when the restaurant is only 2/3 full. Best to avoid Saturday nights and go on the early or late side whichever day you dine.

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JR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this restaurant before so knew what to expect. As usual, it was an excellent evening.

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