Helmed by Chef/Owner Chris Kleyla, the kitchen celebrates the bounty of some of the most talented growers, farmers, and fishermen in New England and beyond. Our ingredient-driven cuisine of heirloom vegetables and grains paired with responsibly raised meat, poultry and fresh caught fish highlight the ever changing cuisine we serve.
Our style of hospitality is simple, if we can make you feel happier than when you came in, we have done our job. It's that simple, and it's that hard.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
seared hanger steak, green salad, crispy fries, garlic aioli
R.I. Style Calamari
banana peppers, roasted garlic butter, fresh herb marinara
Please be advised that this restaurant is Closed. Went for yesterday’s reservation and it seems to be permanently closed at this time.
Had dined there in the past and enjoyed it. Please update the restaurant’s profile.
Despite booking an 8:00 PM reservation we found the the place was closed when we arrived. Confirmed with the vendor next door that it was not open all day. Is there no communication with the restaurant and Open Table? Left us out cold with no dinner.
They took a reservation on Saturday night and when we got there they were closed for vacation. We had nowhere else to eat since we were vacationing and everywhere was booked. So upsetting and ruined our evening. Rude and bas customer service.
GREAT food, fantastic drinks - truly had an amazing experience here!
Great drinks and food! Very friendly staff.
Our first time here and everything was incredible.The staff was friendly and the drinks and food was amazing .We will be back !
Great experience! Food and drinks are amazing
Fine food - great wait staff - amazing location and well worth detouring out of the way for!
excellent food and drinks - love the menu of fun new drinks and the pulled pork sandwich was amazing!
We had a large party that arrived before the restaurant got crowded. The food was okay but there was nothing that was a stand out dish. The service was overwhelmed and we asked for water 3 separate times after sitting for an hour. If you go, I suggest a small party of two rather than a group. There are a lot of fried options but most were not properly cooked (schnitzel and fried chicken). We liked the calamari but on the whole I think we won’t be returning.
They had a vegetarian dish on the menu but they changed it and it was not good butternut squash with spinach but there was not much else to choose from how can you take mushrooms with pasta off the menu
It is not like mushrooms are a seasonal veggie
Very limited menu
We arrived at our reserved time and ordered our meal at 6:00 PM. Within ten minutes we got our stuffies. On the other hand, we had to wait 45 minutes plus for our entrees. That was unacceptable. I had ordered shrimp scampi and my partner ordered a hamburger and the restaurant wasn't really busy yet. I told the bartender that we had a reservation at another restaurant for drinks and had to walk there since Bristol was mobbed and there were few parking places. By now it was 6:45 and our reservation was for 7:15.The bartender said she didn't know we were in a hurry! Usually restaurants want you in and out as they make money from quick turnover. She offered to cancel the order which we accepted, so kudos for that! I hated to cancel like that, but we've ever had to wait so long for a meal! The food was good but the wait was too much!
Great food and service. Loved my cocktail!
We had a great night at a special place. The flavors were fresh and interesting. The service was exceptional! It was a perfect evening to be outside in Bristol. They welcomed our husky and were so kind. We will be back, for sure.
Date night with the husband. Food was fantastic! The staff was friendly and attentive. The owner made us feel very welcome.
Fabulous experience! Great food and service was spot on!
Perfect as always
As a first time visitor to Bristol RI, my choice to dine at the Statesman Tavern was the right one.
The ambiance, attentive service, food and excellent beverage offerings were all fabulous.
Told my wife about the place and she and I will surely dine there again in the future when we both visit Bristol together.
Excellent food and great service!
Food was impeccable and bartender was amazing
Ate outside under the tent. Warm enough that we didn’t need the available heaters. Food was outstanding. Blackened cod and steak frites both tasty and cooked perfectly. Carrot soup and key lime pie both superb. The Statesman never fails to impress.
Everything was very good, except the price was unexpectedly high.
The food was outstanding as were the cocktails and service. We had the calamari, shrimp scampi w past and the blackened cod. Can’t wait to go back!
We really wanted to enjoy this place for dinner. They were understaffed and our food was a disappointment. If you go just for drinks and sit at the bar you will probably enjoy your time there.
Good food, great drinks and fabulous service. We will be back. Highly recommended.
Excellent food and drinks I did think we were a little close to the next table but I did enjoy the atmosphere
Great personalized service, a very good banana old fashioned to drink and very well prepared steak frites.
Food could have been better at that price point
Always a great meal!
Drinks were great, service attentive. Food took a while to arrive and wasn’t really hot so that was a bit disappointing.
Comfortable friendly setting
Always a perfect night. Craft cocktails. Great service. Foodie perfect
By far the best restaurant in Bristol, R.I. Great food and the best old-fashioned drink!
Had dinner here with my boyfriend, we both enjoyed the wines and other drinks we ordered. I ordered the veggie pasta, it was homemade pasta with squash and spinach. Absolutely delicious!
Love the food and the fun attitude towards making new and interesting drink combinations. Excellent night out I loved it
After my bowl of chowder and two drinks. I immediately felt sick. Causing me to box my meal and continue only with Water and wasting my third drink. Later that night i was sick all night. One of the others at the table was also sick all night. Something was wrong with the drinks, water or food. Because we were both sick and poisoned that night ... otherwise was great. So disappointed and unfortunately will never come back. And threw away my $26 steak frites plate and wasted a drink ...
excellent food and service- look forward to returning when at full capacity with more of a jovial atmosphere
Food is always delicious! We had a wonderful Christmas ladies get together!
Never disappointed here, the staff atmosphere and food are at the highest quality.
Outstanding food and service with a welcoming atmosphere.
You can order delivery directly from Statesman Tavern using the Order Online button. Statesman Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 396-5115.
Statesman Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.