Arethusa al Tavolo

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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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EC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious , the service was impeccable, we enjoyed our time there and will definitely go back 👍👍

NA
Denver
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was more than perfect as always at Arethusa al Tavolo!

TM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I sound repetitious but as usual everyone and everything was superb.
We always look foreword to our time at Arethusa a Tavolo.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very attentive to smallest of details. Food crafted to highest standards. Simply, a wonderful dining experience.

DP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always leave saying the same thing--that was the best meal I have ever had! The food is extraordinary, and the service is tops. It is always worth our 1 hour 45 minute drive to the restaurant. We have never been disappointed and try to get there at least twice a year.

GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food Outstanding flavors, excellent wine list and superb service. Definitely they know what they are doing and how to pleased food connoisseurs. Booking another reservation soon!
What we ordered:
Chicken Liver Dumplings
Brussel shaved salad
Lamb and Duck entrees
Coconut dessert

KR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been wanting to try Arethusa for quite some time now. We we not disappointed. Everything was amazing. This restaurant is on the more expensive side but you get what you pay for here. A true culinary experience. We will return.

n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite places to have a special dinner. I wish I lived closer!

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has never disappointed us The food and service are outstanding

LB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was, far and away, the best meal I have ever eaten. I would recommend it to anyone to mark a special occasion. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Every detail was perfect - and delicious!

DW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had another excellent dinner at Arethusa al Tavolo. The Artichoke soup, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, and Ravioli I had were all excellent, as was my wife's Brussels spouts salad and Scottish Salmon. In addition to the excellent food, the service was of high quality as well. Our server was very good, and the servers who brought us our bread and amuse bouche (a delicious sugar cone filled with Arethusa Blue Cheese) were energetic and happy to be serving us such excellent food! In addition, one of the two owners (George) stopped by our table to ask how we were enjoying the food. The ice cream (made from their cream from their own dairy farm) is also excellent. The location in Bantam is an hour away, but well worth the drive!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant of all time. I have been there tons of times and am never dissapoonted!

F
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a dining experience not just any lunch or dinner out. Everything my friend and I sampled was like a party in your mouth. Awesomely delicious!

LH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another incredible meal and experience can’t wait to come back. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Our friends said it truly tasted like so much care was put into each and every bite. Spectacular!

D
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was fabulous. The wait staff very polite and efficient. The noise level was awful. Conversation was made with much effort. Sometimes we could not hear the description of the food the waitstaff was saying. If I go again it would be at an off peak time so we could enjoy each other’s company as well as the wonderful food.

CT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love the full experience. Each item on the menu has a unique combination of seasonal flavors. Everything is special. The staff are very knowledgeable. And, the restaurant and menu are sensitive to dietary restrictions (gluten-free, in my case) - with many choices that work.

P
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The menu has a great variety to suit every taste. Service is excellent. Our server was very personable and helpful. Fine dining in a warm and cozy setting. Perfect for any special celebration. I can’t wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was fantastic, I dined on the
Grilled Prime Strip Steak with Black Garlic Crust prepared Medium Rare best I ever had. My significant other ordered the Rohan Duck Breast Glazed with Apple Cider Syrup prepared Medium Rare cooked just right. The comment was would order that again. We shared the Valrhona Chocolate Trio. Compliments to all the staff.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The entire experience was amazing!

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Connecticut period. Congratulations.

j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd visit. The food is outstanding, and in most cases, different from what you might normally experience at a high-end restaurant in Litchfield County CT. Arethusa is is on a par with the best in NYC.

We were seated immediately at the time of the reservation. We shared Beausoleil oysters from New Brunswick, that were excellent. Wife had their vegetarian ravioli, which was terriffic and I had the short ribs, also wonderful.

This is a loud space, but there was sufficeint space between tables so much of the sound became background noise. Service was very attentive and knowledgeable. We'll be going back!

SR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely lunch!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always, friendly atmosphere and a leisurely meal with dear friends.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The quality of the food was incredible. The service was impeccable. Price for lunch was very expensive

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very accommodating and the food was delicious. All the servers were knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations. We will definitely be dining here again!

HV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was our first time at this restaurant. We drove an hour to get to the restaurant as we heard this was an amazing place. The octopus and arugula salad were very good. My husband ordered the steak which was very average. I got scallop which was very good. We for the fall desert which we didn’t like at all. The service was excellent though. I don’t think we will go there again given the distance and good but not great food.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to! Everything was perfect.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Arethusa al Tavolo was simply amazing. The servers were wonderful, the food was fantastic, the ambiance was delightful. I will be returning and would recommend to a friend/family member.

O
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here several times and each time the entire experience has been fantastic. This time we brought family to celebrate a birthday. As usual the food was outstanding with beautiful presentation. Everyone in our party raved about the food. In addition, the service was outstanding.

SP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it!! Food was excellent, beautiful display, loved the extras! We look forward to going back soon.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came from Kansas City to spend the weekend with my daughter who lives in New Haven. Enjoy a day of fall foliage and fine dining with a visit to the dairy farm. It felt like home.

TM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful dining experience. Words can not do justice for the overall experience.

AA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food were outstanding. They made my birthday very special!

JF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was a “10” on all accounts— the taste, quality, presentation, and service. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in my entire life. The one slight downside was the noise level in the room, but everything else was so fantastic we forgot about the noise. We will definitely be back when we want a very special dining experience.

L
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated to a great table by the front window, the service was friendly and very attentive. The table next to ours was quite close and the party of three were very loud. The food however made up for the noise big time. Presentation was artistic, the flavors perfect on the palate. A delicious night.

KP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an anniversary dinner at Arethusa al Tavolo and we had such a great experience. The food was all amazing and we were very impressed with all the flavors of the dishes. The butter alone was extremely good! The service was excellent and they even gave us a handwritten card for our anniversary celebration. We could definitely come back!

PD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and the service perfect.we will be back!

AS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! The gluten free bread is savory and fabulous, I totally loved the beet soup and short rib ravioli. Can’t wait to return!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening - very pleasant, knowledgeable staff and fabulous food.

SF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing food and service. Highly recommend.