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Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
1071 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, American
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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
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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 1071 People Are Saying
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4.9  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Hi restaurant was great food amazing staff attentive ambience great. Not cheap but nothing well done is. Definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We drive two hours to dine there for lunch. In my opinion the best restaurant in the tri-state area. Never disappoints and always exceeds expectations.

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viptymelyron (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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StephanieM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Arethusa is always a treat and never disappointing.

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June (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I am always treated with respect when I dine at Al Tavolo and have a wonderful experience here. The food is delicious, the manager is friendly and every time I have been here has been perfect!

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vipPerfect (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Never a bad meal! Food is outstanding.Service is friendly and professional !!!

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vipLiketoEat3845 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I drive an hour to eat here. Came for lunch for the first time. Excellent as always. One of our favorite restaurants, period.

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tommyb 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One of the best dining expierences I’ve had in my life.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I’ve been to Arethusa three times and they never disappoint. A little pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Long wait between appetizer and main course

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305Miami (Miami)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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 !

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is our favorite place for special dates. Wonderful food and service.

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Ronzo (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything was perfect. The food was delicious (try the lobster avocado salad) and the service was great. Can’t wait to go back.

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PLAF (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always as great meal

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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MartinQ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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vipPamela (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Connecticut.

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Debras (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the winter menu and the new emphasis on Arethusa-grown vegetables! The octopus appetizer and monkfish entree were superb.

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vipJuniper (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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vipMarD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A gem of a restaurant. Food that would be too difficult or imaginative to make at home. So many different tastes in one dish ; yet they don’t seem to compete
Our service was thoughtful and attentive.
We requested a table change and they accommodated us.

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salpsichi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Arethusa matches the best of Manhattan restaurants. The food is delicious, inventive, and artistically presented. The service is attentive. This is deservedly one of Open Table's top 100 restaurants in the country.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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AmySutherland (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely phenomenal as always. Amazing food, service, ambiance. Best restaurant in CT.

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PatR (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Flawless experience. Food and service were both exemplary.

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lawrenceC (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Menu was refreshing . Ambience quite interesting. Service a bit inattentive. Maitre d’ Robert very engaging and thoughtful.

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JessieD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Incredible food with impeccable service. Staff was knowledgeable and kind. An unforgettable meal which included compliments of the chef.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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