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
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.
Delicious food and great service! They've just added heaters outside.
Good food, great staff, but took way to long to get dinner served.
Great place to eat. Cozy dinning area, friendly waitress, great drinks and good food.
The food was amazing, our drinks were delicious, and our server was friendly and perfect for even our pickiest eater. Always a favorite place to go!
What an amazing experience! I called ahead to ask to be seated inside and Amy gladly said she would seat us at the bar. We were seated at the end on the corner and Laura was bar tending. She is amazing! I wanted to try one of their specialty cocktails and she suggested the Orono margarita that was perfect with a cinnamon rim. My fiancé had the clam cakes as an app and I had the smoked beet humus. Both good, the humus was amazing! For our entrees, he chose the pan seared pork chop and I had the seared scallops. We loved both-no leftovers! We split the key lime pie for dessert. When I say that the whole experience was amazing, I mean the whole experience. The atmosphere inside, the decor - simple, clean, the friendliness of the waitstaff, the timing of when our food was brought out - no rush, a slow, easy pace allowing us to really relax and enjoy. We weren’t even going to have dessert, but Laura said the key lime pie was Grandma’s recipe, so we had to try. It did not disappoint! We loved our date night and will definitely be back!
Amazing service. Food came out quickly, hot and delicious. Love this place and will be back again!
We had a great night! The food and wine were delicious! We felt safe and well protected and cared for!
First time back since March! Food delicious, service wonderful!! Glad to be back.
From the drinks to the food to the friendly staff this is a class act all the way!
Delicious steak dinner. The bartender was also very good with mixology. Enjoyed my drink and watching her make cocktails for others.
Amazing food and cocktails.
Very tasty. Our first visit. We will be back.
Staff was incredibly friendly and accomodating, food was fresh and delicious! The cocktails are incredible! Had a great time, will definitely come back.
Service was amazing. The team of 3 were buzzing all around keeping everyone happy. Will definitely be back again.
Awesome as always!
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 4.7 stars by 173 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.