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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.

828 Bantam Road
Bantam, CT 06750
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental, American

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Lunch: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Cross Street:
Bantam Road (RT 202) & Doyle Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 567-0043

Website:
http://arethusaaltavolo.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Dan Magill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Arethusa al Tavolo Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (78)
Local Ingredients (77)
Worth the Drive (69)
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Special Occasion (68)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Authentic (35)
Romantic (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Seasonal (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Healthy (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Organic (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Cozy (16)
Business Meals (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fun (12)
Tasting Menu (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Groups (7)
People Watching (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

extraordinary food, the best in Litchfield (CT) and Dutchess County (NY)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent in every aspect.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My absolute favorite restaurant. A special place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

What an amazing gem of a restaurant only 15 minutes from Washington, CT where we stayed. The menu was creative and interesting and we couldn't make up our mind which of the many appealing appetizers and entrees to order. We were not disappointed! The homemade sourdough bread with butter from their own dairy farm could have been a meal in itself. We started with the salmon crepes and ribs. We then had the open short rib ravioli and the squash aglanotti. Portions were generous and the food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent and gracious. I am already planning my next visit! Truly a memorable meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining at your restaurant to celebrate our 60th birthday(s) on Thursday, Dec 7, 2017. The food was incredible and the service extremely professional. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. After our dinner, we immediately made a follow-up reservation for the evening of the 28th, can't wait to go back!!!! Len and Susan R

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a phenomenal experience, but in particular because when told about 2 birthdays in our group, they provided such thoughtful and personal touches. The somolier / bartender was attentive and thoughtful and skilled. The meals are always exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Manhattan experience, wonderful- food,service, extras, charm in small Ct. town. TY

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Parsnip soup, Cod potato fritters & Scottish Salmon were excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We really enjoyed the restaurant, everything was smooth and flawless and the food excellent, we thought it a very special place.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had another great meal at Arethusa. The salmon main course was excellent as was the lobster/avocado app!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great destination restaurant--the food was outstanding and the atmosphere of the room was warm and inviting. Most liked dishes included Yellowtail Tartare and Lobster and Grapefruit Salad. The Eggs Benedict and Steak and Eggs with Gem Lettuce were also good dishes at our table. We were discussing all the dishes with the table next to us and will have to come back to try the rest of the menu! This was a great choice for afternoon lunch with a small group of friends. We also went across the street to the Arethusa Coffee shop and next door for ice cream at the Dairy Shop. Both great places as well!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is beautifully served; European bass served atop two rods of chickpea fries like piers supporting the fish. It is presented proudly by knowledgeable wait staff who offer suggestions when asked but are never intrusive. I thought the eggnog dessert was a bit overly fussy with too many ingredients. We love Arethusa and look forward to our return in the near future.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food is so fresh it’s amazing, great service and incredible presentation by the chef

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great experience. Loved all the details and food was divine. I can’t wait to dine here again. Best meal that i’ve had in a long time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another outstanding meal and impeccable service. There is nothing like Arethusa, everything on the menu is great, the seasonal egg nog dessert is spectacular, don’t miss it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant was phenomenal, the staff was very friendly and let us know their favorite menu options as well as helped us pick the best wine. The food tasted amazing and I would highly recommend coming here for any special occasion or date night. The food and menu were pricey but it was very worth it for how delicious it all was. Their homemade butter and ice cream was fantastic and I will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is really terrific--creative and delicious and fresh. We requested low sodium and the kitchen was very accommodating and the waitress very patient and accommodating. The only complaint is that one of us had the salad as an appetizer and it came in a bowl with a hollow not more than 3 inches in diameter with one lettuce leaf and a few pumpkin seeds and craisins. They really need to use a normal salad-sized plate with a normal portion. It was tasty, however, despite the minute size. Otherwise, the food was really terrific and I recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous food. Wonderful hospitality. We had a great time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The autumn menu is outstanding.... the Pate dumplings were amazing... recommended by our server.
Another fabulous dinning experience and we can’t wait to visit again!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner was superb. Service was excellent. A great dining experience. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was wonderful, extremely original and flavorful. Service was impeccable and warming. Worth going back a second, third, fourth etc etc

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A gem in Litchfield County! We drove an hour just to go here and to Arethusa Farm, and it was completely worth it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Coming from a foodie Arethusa is a great place to dine. Will return and recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Don’t pass up the cheese plate!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Arethusa al Tavolo is deservedly one of the finest restaurants in Connecticut.

A great room with very creative food and extremely friendly and attentive service always leads to an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Best service of any restaurant around and the food is amazing

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

food just wonderful, so is the service.
it is very loud, though

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

What an amazing experience. From the minute we walked in we were provided with outstanding service. Definitely will be coming back. The food, cocktails and the staff were just exceptional. Just perfect!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Organic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food is presented beautifully and was beyond delicious. We all agreed that Arethusa tops all other restaurants that we have been to. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing. Easily the best dinner we've had all year. Every bite was an experience. Fantastic, attentive waitstaff, too!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Connecticut. It's located in the quaint town of Bantam, a beautiful drive through the Litchfield Hills. They specializing in farm to table cuisine, everything is fresh and delicious. The staff is professional and very friendly. We absolutely loved everything we've eaten there!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very friendly and superb service. Great menu with choices to keep everyone happy. Nice wine list. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, start to finish. Staff very attentive, but without being stuffy. Loved the atmosphere & the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food. Had the monkfish, and it was perfectly tender and so flavorful. Wait staff was top notch. Definitely going to return!

Tags: Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The most impeccable service. our waiter Hunter was so helpful and caring. He explained everything to us and suggested items sometimes without any questions being asked! he really dedicated his time to us, the most I've ever experienced. without him we wouldn't have enjoyed ourselves nearly as much. the food was very good. obviously the prices are on the higher spectrum i.e. very small cheese platter for $26.00 but it was good to share and experience. they made us feel special for sure with complimentary tastings of a bite size appetizer and a shot glass of Arethusa milk with a small chocolate truffle for dessert (accompanied with appetizers and desserts we ordered). they do a good job of giving great service. i ordered the beef strip-loin for my dinner priced at $38.00 and although it was not the best steak I've ever had in my life (i prefer aged cuts) i definitely could taste the freshness and quality. the sides that came with it made the meal amazing. I would recommend ordering some type of appetizer before your meal because they are on the smaller size but for once i didn't leave a restaurant feeling overstuffed and sick. for 5 of us it was 320.00 each of us with 1 round of cocktails $12.00 each so figure around $65.00 per person w/ appetizer & meal as well. overall we really enjoyed the food and service, i'll definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Magnificent food, cocktails and service! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I enjoy the ride from Avon to Bantam the restaurant is great the service is excellent and the people are very friendly. Great atmosphere eccellent food good wine menu. A fun place for Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seriously such amazing quality great service ,nice quiet peaceful dining- they really take time putting effort into your food ! Will be back :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was exceptional. Waitstaff was very good. Only issue was we got there 15 min early and maitre d sat us but made us wait until our reservation time before giving us our menus. Odd to say the least. Never been punished for being a few minutes early before.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything excellent.only problem is getting reservations.superb chef.

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