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About Arethusa al Tavolo
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.
We look forward to serving you.
Bantam, CT 06750
Contemporary American, Continental, American
Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:00PM
Bantam Road (RT 202) & Doyle Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking is located behing the Arethusa Dairy Store off of Doyle Road
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Arethusa al Tavolo Ratings and Reviews
hands-down still the best restaurant in the area, New York included. Perfect service, and excellent touches throughout dinner, from the amuse bouche to freshly baked pretzel bread to shooters of milk and chocolate for dessert, also can't go wrong on any of the appetizers or entrees, especially the steak for a main course. Make sure to have the Arethusa ice creams, either next door or in the restaurant, creamiest around. Make your reservation way ahead.
Dinner and appetizers were good. The potatoes and dessert was very dry. Service was good but we were not asked if we wanted more drinks. We were only given one piece of bread while other tables got extra. The tables were a little to close together and it was to dark.
Was pleasantly surprised to find gourmet dining in the mountains of CT
Other then the not so friendly host at our arrival it was a five star experience
He certainly could have been more welcoming ,hopefully our next visit will find a more personable host
The service and food was very good
Worth a visit !
Had Sunday lunch here on a rainy day. First time at this restaurant. Great food, efficient and courteous service, nice inviting atmosphere. We’ve had ice cream at their shop next door multiple times in the past. After lunch , we went across the street to their bakery to take some treats home with us. Highly recommend all three places. Quality products. We’ll definitely be back for dinner at the restaurant. Five Stars.
Excellent on all accounts! This was our first time to Arethusa al Tavolo and it didn't disappoint. We recently moved from Toronto and lived in NYC prior to that - the food rivaled some of the best spots in either city. Look forward to getting back there soon.
My husband surprised me for my birthday after reading about your farm and restaurant online. It was our first visit but definitely not our last. Service was impeccable and we loved the little extras. Even the butter was amazing. Possibly the best food we’ve ever eaten. Thank you for making my birthday extra special. We will definitely recommend this to friends and will be back for our anniversary as well as our daughter’s high school graduation dinner.
Service, food and presentation were exceptional. I am lactose intolerant, and when I said very sadly that I could not eat the amuse bouche - which was a creamy blue cheese (from Arethusa) in a miniature cone - the server immediately offered an alternative. A wonderful chopped beet salad served on a porcelain spoon. The monk fish with root vegetables was prepared to perfection.
It was also a pleasure to see Robert as the Maitre D'. Looking forward to our next dinner at Al Tavolo.
Among one of the best restaurants in Connecticut! From the exceptionally professional service to the five-star quality food, Arethusa is flawless in delivering a spectacular culinary experience in the Litchfield Hills. We will most definitely recommend to friends and family as well as make a return trip soon.
I have been here twice for lunch and once for dinner. The food is very well-prepared and artfully presented. The appetizers are quite nicely done but a bit small and a little more taste creativity is conceivable. Prices high but not insane for the level of cuisine. The room at night is lit too darkly for my taste, and the noise level is loud since there are no evident baffles. Service is excellent and complimentary items are an added pleasant surprise. Their dairy products such as ice cream, cheese and milk are fabulous. Arethusa does not disappoint.
Superior - A unique and creative menu, a very gifted kitchen that does an amazing job of combining a plethora of flavors that sing in your mouth! Just look around at all of the smiles, ohs and ahs, a five star dinning experience. Excellent, attentive and engaging staff and a dynamite mixologist behind the bard to top it off!!! We will be back and soon.
We went to dinner at Arethusa al Tavolo the other night to celebrate our anniversary, and we had a most wonderful time. From the moment we were greeted by the friendly hostess through the last morsels of our delicious dessert, the staff was bright and warm, attentive and helpful (we had a magnificent bottle of wine that I wouldn't have known to pick). We simply couldn't have asked for a better experience. And of course, the food was top notch. The sea bass with black garlic crust, and it was the best seafood meal i've ever had. We can't recommend this amazing establishment enough!
We came to Arethusa al Tavolo for a birthday celebration. We were not disappointed. Had to request not to be next to front door, which they happily complied with.
Food and service exemplary, with the extra touches I look for in a fine restaurant. Homemade bread, butter and clever amuse bouche to start puts one in a pleasant state of anticipation.
Appetizers of octopus, chicken liver dumplings, crab salad and salads all delectable.
Mains of duck, pork and lamb all thoughtfully prepared and presented- delicious!
Only suggestion I would have is to get rid of the dishware with uneven edges... my utensils were constantly slipping into my plate, an unnecessary distraction from such amazing food!
We look forward to returning!
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