Arethusa al Tavolo

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1971 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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4.9
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Penny
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words cannot describe the incredible dining experience we had at Arethusa al Tavolo. We were impressed from start to finish with service and food and will definitely go back for another fine dinner.

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karaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! I would 100% recommend it! The service was great also!

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Wesley
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience! A must experience for any foodie out there and for anyone who appreciates quality, locally produced food.

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PeterC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went out for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was wonderful and we look forward to coming back. They treat you like family. We love this restaurant!

Peter Cordeau

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StephanieL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was unique and beautifully presented BUT the restaurant was so dark that we had to use our cellphone flashlights to see the menu and although the food looked like pieces of art the room was too dark to really appreciate it.

JC
JudyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to fine dining experience in Connecticut.

CS
CheyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at Arethusa al Tavolo and it didn’t disappoint. Prices are average for fine dining but the food and service are outstanding which makes it completely worth it. Can’t wait to go back again!

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EricaP
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from beginning to end. Our favorite restaurant hands down! From the food to the service!!! Just absolutely incredible. Love our date nights at Arethusa Al Tavolo!

JP
JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Usually the veggies play 2nd fiddle in the entree, not here, they were just as much a star of the meal as the rest of the dish. I know they grow their own vegetables on the their farm, but the preparation was fantastic. We are definitely going back.

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ChathamNY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely destination restaurant...people travel from miles for good reason. Suggest making your reservations well in advance. Be sure to check out the Bakery across the street to bring a bit back home (and because you may not have room for dessert) also the Ice Creamery and Cheese shop next door...

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LoriE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Drinks, food, atmosphere are all top notch. Highly recommended!

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StephenH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Overall I would give a good rating. the service was excellent with there attention to detail . The menu was pretentious and difficult to understand, too many things in each dish. Less is more would be my recommendation. The ambience is not great with the tables to close together and no evidence of sound abatement. It was noisy and difficult to carry on a conversation. How ever I did enjoy the dinner and would recommend to anyone who does not mind the negatives.

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AlanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always

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amycaroldominguez
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, this has been the first dining experience I've had in a while where every single step of the meal was noteworthy. We sat down and both my father and husband (who were celebrating their birthdays) were presented with hand written birthday cards from the owner. The wine selection was perfect, the gluten free bread was dynamite. And every part of the meal was amazing. Nothing was wasted. The dynamics of all of the flavors were flawless. Seriously. Incredible meal. Thank you.

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DelRosario
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really very good and we enjoyed it. Thanks also for the thoughtfulness as we celebrated our anniversary - the card and ice cream were unexpected so thanks again. Overall we had great experience and will recommend this to friends too.

JD
vipJuneD
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently excellent food and service! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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Perfect
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

This is such a FABULOUS restaurant and the food is delicious. We just picked the wrong night and got seated in the bar area. There were people standing next to our table pretty much the whole night. It was hard for the waitress to serve us it was so crowded. They did try and ask people to move they just kept coming back. I would definitely go back it is my favorite restaurant. I would just ask for a different table OR not go by a holiday ( Valentine's day).

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LindaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful valentine lunch. Great service and delicious meal. We so enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend having a special lunch or dinner.

TM
vipTomM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always great. We feel like they treat us like family. Great food, service and never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Lovely atmosphere and exception all food

MS
MichaelS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without exaggeration, this was the best dining experience I've had in a long time. Everything about it was superb from the terrific quality and sophistication of the food through the excellent service and overall classy vibe of the place. The prices are appropriate for a high-end restaurant - it's worth the money. We will definitely be going back regularly.

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vipJaferd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best fine dinning experience I have had. It was so good that I feel I could have randomly been brought anything from the menu aI would love it all. Worth every mile of the drive from Simsbury.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all the way!

MR
MissR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The unique combinations on ingredients are put together to make the most amazing dishes you will ever eat! Food and service is OUTSTANDING.

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ekjw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a real gem. Everything about it is quality- food, service, ambience. The menu is diverse and creative. It all works to stimulate the senses and make each dish better than the sum of the parts. While the preparation is inventive it remains appealing without being over the top or too fussy. This is one of the best restaurants anywhere.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service was impeccable, food and drinks excellent and Robert made our dining experience very personal.

JJ
JJVJR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous lunch! Service and food 2nd to none.

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EricW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, period.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word... WOW! This was by far the easiest & fastest review I’ve ever written. This place is special from the moment you enter. There is a palpable ‘pride’ in the restaurant for all the employees - they are part of a terrific experience and make the diners feel it. The maitre’d, Robert, was extremely attentive, but not intrusive throughout the meal. The servers knew what to recommend (this was our first visit), and the food was delivered quickly and steaming- perfect!
Our entrees were the sea bass and chicken - could not have been more pleased with the choices. My feeling is that everything on the menu is superb! Before dinner, we traveled next door to the Arethusa Dairy and purchased a pint of their ice cream. They kept it frozen for us during dinner - a nice ‘service’.
This is my favorite restaurant in Ct and we will be back for more visits! Bravo!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous,wonderful,delicious.....Everytime
Consistent epic food and great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LonnieQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! The food is an 11 on a scale of 1-10.
Do not miss trying their ice cream. It is the best you’ll ever have.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I frequently dine at Arethusa al Tavolo and we always have a consistently wonderful time with delicious food and fantastic service!

AB
AlanB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cooking , menu , pace of thd meal and exceptional service
A trademark of this restaurant. The wine list is balanced and well thought out, the menu and cooking excellent ( and we are both lactose int),
Great pleasure as always.

Highly recommended

AB

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scandiavianexsplorer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegant setting with lovely service and very fine food. Just a little bit pricy for me with only compliments on our experience there.

CL
CarolynL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food outside New York City hands down without a doubt at all!

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vipLisa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special place, I love the ambience, food is delicious and always good service, It is a bit of a drive for us, but worth it, Love it here.

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HelenT
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely delicious! Kudos to the chef. Robert and Brandan were wonderful.

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vipKelly
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious. Lovely staff.

FAQs

Arethusa al Tavolo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 567-0043.

Arethusa al Tavolo is rated 4.9 stars by 1971 OpenTable diners.

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