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Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
1194 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.

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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 1194 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a great experience with this Father’s Day dinner. Food was delicious. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

You could not ask for better service; attention to detail, a gluten free substitution for even the bread, a non rushed , relaxing meal , enthusiastic and friendly staff.
The presentation of the appetizers and entrees, amazing.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite special occasion places. Almost weekly, we recommend this restaurant to family, friends and colleagues. When we went to celebrate Father’s Day and were looking forward to an awesome meal after a week of mourning a death in the family, imagine the incredible disappointment we had when our service was poor to fair at best. We had to actually ask to see if we had a server, they did nothing to accommodate our young, very well/behaved daughter (it was Father’s Day and didn’t offer to bring out her meal ahead of time), had to ask for bread for her twice (initially they brought out one slice!), and we had to ask for refills on our wine! The main entrees took about 90 minutes to get, and the manager, who knew about our frustrations, checked to see if we were ok, but did absolutely nothing to offer to accommodate us further and simply apologized for the delay (the restaurant was half empty!). The food was amazing, but the overall bill was sadly not worth $200. We will no longer be referring people to Arethusa and will likely not return. Incredibly disappointing for sure!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I have eaten here at least a dozen times for breakfast, lunch and dinner and I have never been disappointed at the quality of food and service, continues to be one of my favorite restaurants

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Once again we enjoyed a wonderful meal, this time outside on the patio which is lovely. Highly recommend Arethusa a Tavolo for great food, atmosphere and service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

There are no words - except Perfection; Bliss and Euphoria.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Celebrated my birthday there. Had an exquisite lunch from appetizers, entrees, and the most gorgeous dessert. They even accommodated a vegan diner in my party. Truly a wonderful outdoor dining summer experience.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, great atmosphere, the owers came and thanked us for visiting but our waitress was less than impressive. While she didn't do anything wrong she just wasn't personable and at times I felt she was arrogant. That being said it wouldn't stop me from going back...I'd just hope for a different waiter.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Arethusa is by far the best restaurant around. They make you feel like royalty, and the food is truly spectacular. I have gone there many times and am blown away every time. I feel so fortunate to have such a gem so close to home!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fab!! Enjoyed every minute of our dining experience. We will be back with our food friends.
Renee McManus

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing experience. Amazing food with superb service. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food (from the pretzel bread to the appetizers to the chef's treats and main meal) was all delicious - fresh and artfully prepared. Service was terrific. What an all around wonderful evening! Atmosphere is not stuffy. Its upscale casual if there is such a thing? Your only worry will be what to order - and save room for the ice cream next door!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Another excellent meal. All courses. Sea Bass was excellent. Lobster ap delicious. Service perfect

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Phenomenal!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

A wonderful meal, best yet- each time is amazing. So many wonderful menu choices, and excellent service. Everything was delicious. I only wish it was just a little quieter and just a touch brighter.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Everything from the beginning to end was phenomenal. Even the homemade (farm)butter was delectable. Can we make reservations for tomorrow evening? Ha, Yum!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Been here a few times. Never disappointed. Duck appetizer was delicious and pork trio had the best pork I think i have ever had. Decor is plain modern. Good service. I apreciate the complementary sparkling water.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Outstanding as usual! No special occasion, we just wanted to treat ourselves 😀. This is always a wonderful place to dine. Can’t wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was our second visit to Arethusa and the food did not disappoint. The service was much better at our first visit (not to say our service was bad...we just had to ask multiple times if our drinks were coming and remind our server that we had ordered them). I think we had a server in training. Didn’t matter though. We weren’t in any rush to leave. We love it there and can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was my 3rd visit to Arethusa and each time I have had an exceptional experience. The staff is friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Tonight myself and 4 sisters were seated in a private corner of the restaurant. The bartender (Hunter?) was our waiter for the evening. He was passionate about the cocktails, the wine and the food and took pleasure in answering all of our questions. The food is beautifully prepared and everything we ordered was excellent. We each ordered appetizers and entrees and there wasn't anything that disappointed. My previous visits were during the winter so I was pleased to see a lovely courtyard - too chilly for outdoor dining we went but I will come back this summer. Truly a gem of a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We had heard about this locale for years from friends, finally took the plunge. Hedged our bets by going for lunch. I don't mind overpaying for food and having an experience once - IF the food and experience is excellent. In this instance. Arethusa did not disappoint. We found the menu creative and inspirational, the food to be exquisite and nuanced, and the service to be impeccable. It was so good that we will likely return... rare air for this guy on the pricier venues.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This was our first visit to Arethusa al tavolo, and it definitely will not be our last. It was a wonderful dining experience in every way. The service is exceptional and the food beyond delicious from appetizer to dessert. The Scottish salmon was the best I have ever had and the lobster roll full of tender, flavorful chunks of lobster. Arethusa is well worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing. Everything from the blue cheese olives to the chocolate milk. Not to be missed!!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Always delicious! I tried to have something different each time and every time the presentation and the taste is top notch.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Arethusa is a continuing gem, having been going there for a few years when we know we will be in the area, and think about it far enough ahead to get a reservation. Food has always been beyond expectations as it was this time, the problem is choosing from the menu of too many good things. Really have nothing negative to say - Oh I know, the amuse bouche served in micro ice cream cornets, could the cornets be savory not sweet?

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful restaurant. An asset to those living in western Connecticut or eastern New York.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fine dining experience, staff great. Somehow I expected the restaurant to be in a barn or old updated farm house with rolling hills down to Bantam Lake. So my fault for not proper research. Also attire on some people could have been more "casual smart". Maybe it is for dinner. But would recommend for a special occasion to friends.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Outstanding in every way. Food had unusual combinations with subtle flavors. Staff was very friendly and professional. Nice ambiance. Worth the long drive.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Great place for a special occasion or special night out. Awesome!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Their combination of unique flavors is amazing! I heartily recommend

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our server was obviously unhappy about something, which brought the dining experience down a notch. Unfortunately. we weren't seated until 8:15pm for our 7:45 reservation. We had to ask for our table when we saw 6 already available for seating.

But, the food was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

A very nice experience. The lamb dish was excellent; the chicken dish ok. Appetizer and desert very good. Will go again and try something else.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A superb dining experience. The local, fresh dairy made it extra special.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

A great place

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Only wish it was closer to home, would go as often as possible!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely amazing - one of the best meals I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We had the same wait person as 2 years ago and she seemed to remember us! Excellent service, non pretentious, food fantastic.

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