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(530) 894-3463 Located at 1250 Esplanade, Chico CA 95926

The Perfect Dining Destination in Chico

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Redefining New American Cuisine

In an Upscale Comfortable Atmosphere

The Red Tavern is where big-city dining meets Chico’s amazing pace of life. We are a restaurant oasis based on unique dishes and top-shelf libations, where service is catered to your group, whether that be lively and fun for a celebration or reserved and professional for a business meeting. Our dining rooms and patio offer many different settings for every event. From a night out with your significant other to a corporate event, retirement party, wedding rehearsal dinner or even a wedding reception, we have the space to satisfy any occasion.

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Best of Chico 2017

Red Tavern has been awarded Editor's Choice for Best Sporting and Drinking Combo! Come visit our patio and enjoy a glass of wine while playing a game of Bocce Ball with your friends!

Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence for Red Tavern

We’re excited to announce that Red Tavern was a recipient of Wine Spectator’s 2017 Award of Excellence! This award is given to selected businesses which have wine lists that typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu.

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Red Tavern now accepts reservations for 8 or less online. If you would like to make a reservation for over 8 people, please call us at (530) 894-3463. PLEASE NOTE: This feature is not available for holidays or special event evenings. Please make your reservation by calling (530) 894-3463.

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Happy Hour


The owners of Red Tavern would like to invite you to experience our Happy Hour featuring delicious, seasonal small plates and appetizers prepared by our creative kitchen staff and offered at a discount price. Enjoy Margaritas, Moscow Mules, and Dusty Roads for 5 dollars, draft beer for 3 dollars and all signature cocktails for 25 percent off. Happy Hour is available all night long on Tuesdays, and from 5PM–6 PM Wednesday through Friday

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Wednesday Night Music


Come enjoy live music every Wednesday either inside or out on Chico's most charming patio. Music begins at 6:30.

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Nightly Bar Specials

Join us every weeknight in the bar and enjoy amazing/fun specials.

Come enjoy Happy Hour all Night on Tuesday, Wine Wednesday with half off all wines by the glass, Three for Thursday (three appetizers/bites for $25) and Friday Night Flights (each Friday enjoy an appetizer and a new flight of three wines for just $20).

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Sunday Brunch

10am - 2pm

Sunday mornings we are open from 10am - 2pm for Brunch. Come enjoy delicious, gourmet items while sipping on mimosa and champagne. The price for brunch mimosa and champagne is only four dollars while you enjoy your brunch. ABC rules do apply.

  • “Hands down the best place in town. Service is consistently good, and so is the food. We brought our family in and they were able to make something special for our vegan family member. So accommodating! The service is always great. The owners are always present and always such a joy. This place has the best food in town, with a menu that changes seasonally there's always something different. The short ribs and beer salad are to die for. My husband always gets whatever pork they have, right now it's the pork chop. Only place I like to recommend for a great night.”

    Janet S. Submitted via Yelp
  • “Whether we choose to dine indoor or out, as a couple or with friends, the atmosphere, food and wine of this restaurant has been drawing my husband and I back again and again for a number of years. The owner and servers are friendly and welcoming. Especially important to us is Lisa who knows wines that we like, understands our palette, is attentive to timing our meals so there is no rush and no waiting.”

    Maryanne Submitted via Trip Advisor
  • “Always eat here when in Chico. Awesome food, service and very nice people! Year or so ago, my wife ended up in the hospital in Chico from a bicycle accident, and they insisted on sending over a dessert on the house! Atmosphere is great inside, at the bar and on the patio. Had dinner during the holidays, and they were slammed, but the service did not suffer and the food was spectacular. Highly recommend you stop here if you are in the area.”

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  • “This place is amazing. Ambiance is beautiful, intimate and relaxed, they patio is beautiful, a little something for everyone; service was a 10. The owners were phenomenal, very personable and you can tell they love what they do! The menu selection was great, and food was unbelievable. I definitely recommend it and will be back again!”

    Sina H. Submitted via Yelp