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Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
4.9
2861 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

We look forward to serving you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (860) 567-0043

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dan Magill

  • Catering

    We offer “Take Out” Wednesday through Sunday nights. Please email your take out order and phone number by 1PM for the same day pick-up to orders@arethusaaltavolo.com. We will then call you back to confirm order has been received, process payment and confirm your pick-up time.

  • Neighborhood

    Bantam

  • Cross street

    Bantam Road (RT 202) & Doyle Road

  • Parking details

    Parking is located behing the Arethusa Dairy Store off of Doyle Road

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,861 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Contemporary American

  • Connecticut

    Best Overall

  • Connecticut

    Best Food

  • Connecticut

    Best Service

  • Connecticut

    Contemporary American

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  1. SD

    SarahD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arethusa was one of the highlights of our first visit to the area. The food was amazing. Dolly, our server, was perfection. The next morning we enjoyed visiting Arethusa’s bakery for a wonderful breakfast and the creamery for a scoop of ‘melt in your mouth’ ice cream!
  2. d

    davkron

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in the area
  3. RC

    RobietheCat

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food, very very expensive. The dishes we ordered - a crepe appetizer, duck breast and halibut - were sheer perfection. They simply could not have been improved upon. The service was friendly, and attentive but not hovering. The prices, however, are more Manhattan than Litchfield Hills - $50 entrees, $25 appetizers, and $20 glasses of wine. So, enjoy a superb dining experience, and be prepared to pay dearly for it.
  4. a

    almac

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been in two years and found the quality of the food and service as good as ever. We won’t wait so long next time.
  5. a

    anonymous

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food as usual.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always arethusa was incredible. My wife and I have been multiple times are always incredibly impressed by the food and service. It’s just such a great restaurant.
  7. t

    twain

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite simply, the best meal in the best restaurant in the state. It’s worth every penny.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and knowledgeable staff, but not overwhelming. Delicious and inventive dishes that made sense. Everything we ordered was cooked perfectly (pork loin, scallops, Uni toast, smoked trout salad, lemon tarts) and the extras complemented the meal well. Not so crowded that we were stuck hearing other people’s conversations but still lively. Loved it, will go back again if we can ever get a reservation lol.
  9. SR

    SeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and worth the extra. It's probably the best "fancy" restaurant my wife and I have experienced in CT. We highly recommend.
  10. FC

    FrankC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Everything was amazing as always!! I thought that based on the cost of the meals, they might have comped my wife’s dessert for her birthday.
  11. TG

    TartanGirl

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating as we arrived somewhat late, having experienced a tire blowout en route. Service was on point as was the food. The award-winning cheeses…can’t get enough! Deliciously incorporated into many dishes, my favorite was the Mission Fig and Prosciutto flatbread with Arethusa Blue. Quite possibly the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
  12. f

    franb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional. Staff are so polite, helpful and skilled.
  13. BJ

    BobJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We live in Chicago and have access to many outstanding restaurants, but this is one of our favorites, and we try to dine here when we visit CT. The food is creative and delicious. Our service was wonderful. The fact that our server has worked at the various Arethusa store fronts (bakery, dairy, restaurant) for 8 years is testament to the quality of the operation. We will definitely visit again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was top notch!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic birthday getaway for 2. Food, drink and service among the best we’ve experienced. Lively atmosphere, but not too loud! We’ll make it a point to return!
  16. R

    Richard

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals that we have ever had. Great service, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back (from New York).
  17. R

    Reny

    New York Area

    371 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    371 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arethusa al Tavolo was wonderful. The service was incredible, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The ambience was calming and the lighting was restful setting up for a relaxing dinner. The drive to Bantam is scenic and enjoyable. My compliments to the restaurant….
  18. LK

    LuisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely lovely evening! This was our second time dining at Arethusa al Tavolo and we could not love it more. Last night, we shared the smoked pork belly dumplings and an Arethusa cheese plate, then had the seared sea bass, the duck, and the braised short ribs. Everything was incredible, but the duck might take the cake for me -- tied with the dumplings, which were so juicy and flavorful with great texture and a delicious sauce. Service was impeccable as always, and the freshly baked ciabatta rolls were amazing! I hope we have a chance to visit again soon. Just be sure to book well in advance as this place is in high demand! :)
  19. F

    Floridagirl

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, food was not your normal flavors was such a great experience to have something different. Would definitely be going again.
  20. L

    Lily

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful from the service to the food.
  21. n

    nanc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening. Food, service and atmosphere were all delightful!!
  22. TM

    ThomasM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we tried was exquisite. Creative combinations of ingredients, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Perfect service. Excellent wine. It is very expensive, but you get what you pay for here.
  23. EH

    ErikaH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The absolute best!
  24. r

    robink

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    service and food was great. we will be back !
  25. CJ

    ChrisJ

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé enjoyed an amazing dinner as always. The cuisine, atmosphere, presentation and service were top notch as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always excellent
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, exceptional food and service. Can’t wait to go back
  28. PB

    PolarBear

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Great suggestions from our server when we asked. Food was excellent. As good as we remembered from a few years ago. And you know how memories seem to get better over time. Seated close to door, so a shot of chill when door was opened. But didn’t last long. We had duck and the scallops for mains, and we both would have again. Or have what the other had. Great meals. Below is the cheese selection we had for dessert. They own a dairy. Have to have their cheese.
  29. JC

    JudyC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We brought guests and they also loved it!
  30. C

    Caitlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire dinner was phenomenal from start to finish. Can’t wait to go back!
  31. G

    Geneva

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks and meals were fabulous. Service was on point.
  32. N

    Not1towritereviewstillnow

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely in the top 3 meals I’ve ever had. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. From their take on the classic manhattan with chocolate bitters (wow!) to the kale salad- most delish dressing ever! And our ravioli and scallops were just an explosion of fresh ingredients so artistically combined. We can’t wait to return. And the ice cream next door!!! If you’re a foodie don’t miss this place!
  33. JO

    JohnO

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best restaurants in CT and New England if not the US. Always fabulous.
  34. m

    michaelf

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my wife’s birthday. They really helped to make our dinner a magical and memorable experience. My wife was so happy at the end. They personalized her dessert, which she loved. Our server Jevgenij was so attentive and anticipated our every need. Very personable and knowledgeable. I’m so happy we were fortunate enough to have her as our server!! We are already looking forward to making our next reservation with friends!!!!
  35. P

    Pookie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions, in this case our 37th anniversary. The chef and staff provided a wonderful meal. I had the flat bread and Rita had the cheese plate which we thoroughly enjoyed. We both had the Peking Duck prepared to perfection and finished with very nice chocolate tort.
  36. W

    Wmw322

    New York Area

    274 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    274 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to eat at the bar. Mathew was amazingly knowledgeable about his wines and mixology. Though my dinner partner wasn't feeling well and we left b4 our main meals could arrive, the yellowing tuna tartar and beet salads were exquisite, beautifully presented. Thank you to Mathew for making our experience, shortened as it was memorable. We'll definitely return when next in the area. Thank you to Winvien spa for this recommendation
  37. M

    Mclovin

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We drive 45 minutes to get here and it is more than worth it. Love everything they do.
  38. t

    taximama

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always our experience was absolutely sublime. Consistency is the word that comes to mind - as our experiences over many years dining at Arethusa has been just that in every aspect. Perfection in the food; waitstaff; ambiance and all done with a smile and respect.
  39. j

    jomo

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 4th visit to Arethusa al Tavolo. It is always a treat to taste things that you're certain that you couldn't reproduce at home, and this restaurant always delivers on that. Had the parsnip soup followed by halibut with coconut milk. Wife had the beau soliel oysters and the butternut squash ravioli. We shared the smoked trout salad appetizer and the lemon tart dessert. All were fantastic. The room can be a little noisy when full, so our reservation was for 8:15pm, considered late in Litchfield county, and could speak at normal levels. We'll be back!
  40. m

    mistermb

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so very fit for foodies. It is eclectic . From the appetizers of tuna tartare, sprouts wrapped in prosciutto. To the dinners of Peking duck and pork medallions. All prepared expertly

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Arethusa al Tavolo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 567-0043.

Arethusa al Tavolo is rated 4.9 stars by 2861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Arethusa al Tavolo

828 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT 06750

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bantam Road (RT 202) & Doyle Road

  • Neighborhood

    Bantam

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is located behing the Arethusa Dairy Store off of Doyle Road

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Magill

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (860) 567-0043

  • Catering

    We offer “Take Out” Wednesday through Sunday nights. Please email your take out order and phone number by 1PM for the same day pick-up to orders@arethusaaltavolo.com. We will then call you back to confirm order has been received, process payment and confirm your pick-up time.

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