Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
2105 reviews
$31 to $50
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.

We look forward to serving you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2105 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.9
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatalieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to Arethusa's multiple times. It does not disappoint. Great atmosphere, great food. Highly recommend.

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Valeriev
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Will definitely try to return.

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SMARTIN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was exceptional. From our first to final course our meals were prepared beautifully and were absolutely delicious. My wife started with a soup and I started with the octopus, for entree's I had the salmon and my wife a chicken dish. You can taste the freshness of the ingredients and how it infuses flavors in every bite. By far the best meal we have had in years. Loved it!!

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PhilK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Would recommend trying the Halibut main dish.

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CheyS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First of all, it was nice to see the staff taking all Covid precautions very seriously. It made us feel very comfortable dining there. This was our third time eating at Arethusa. The food is always amazing but this might have been our best meal yet! And the current cocktail list is fantastic! From appetizers to dessert, we were not disappointed in one thing we ordered. Can’t wait to go back!

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Lovebirds
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down best restaurant and service in CT. Plan ahead, the wait list is long but well worth it. Should be on everyone's bucket list (also very accommodating to GF - I have an allergy and it was no issue)

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Artman
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is fine dining at its finest. Great food exceeded our expectations

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vipAshley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food, service and dining experience in the state of Connecticut!

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BethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything at Arethusa is always amazing!

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MAUREENM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was on point! I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. The portions could have been a lot more generous for the price.

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Debra
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal. And I appreciated that they took into account my dairy sensitivity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous food combinations - perfect portions - very attentive staff -

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vipCloseenuff
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go, despite covid. The restaurant has all protocols in place so wear your mask as you enter. As ever, the food is delicious with layers of flavors and ingredients; my fave, the
duck. The staff is friendly and polite as well as efficient. The room is lovely and cozy, though I do sometimes need more light to read the menu. Go and enjoy!

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FrankReviews
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was amazing except, the bread let us down a bit. It was good, but compared to everything else, the bread we thought could have been softer and less chewy.

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LisaB
Austin
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had another outstanding dining experience at Arethusa al Tavolo for my husband’s 60th birthday. The food was wonderful and Brandon, our server, was helpful and made our night so fun with his food recommendations and a special birthday dessert. The covid safety precautions were handled well and didn’t detract from our experience at all. Arethusa is such a special place and we will certainly be back!

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vipSnacks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place in litchfield county

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were absolutely over the top!! Cannot wait to go again!💎❤️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!

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vipRiki
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service we’ve come to expect every time we dine here; well done!

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vipLemoney
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and spectacular service as always! We dined outside on their patio as it was a nice night. They had heaters and we were cozy and warm.

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CoryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal I have ever had. Food was fantastic, service was wonderful, atmosphere was covid friendly with outdoor seating with heaters for the colder months. Also importantly drinks were great (coming from a cocktail snob)

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JeffreyS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as always. Arethusa never disappoints.

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible; everyone was knowledgeable and friendly and you interacted with multiple servers throughout the night. Food was truly amazing - butternut squash soup might be the best thing I’ve ever eaten! And the entrees and desserts impressed, as well.

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Andy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This used to be my favorite restaurant and I would always recommend it to others. The attention to detail with the food was what made it special. They stood apart from other restaurants in that not only the main part of the entree was excellent, but they put the same amount of attention into the sides with the entree (no just basic garlic mashed potatoes and veggies). This was the first time we have been there since COVID and there was definitely a difference. The food was delicious, however portion size seemed to have shrunk and the sides were not a noticeable part of the dish. (You could potentially leave hungry) We have since talked to other people who share the same opinion. Also, in the past the management would come out to greet you and ask how you enjoyed your meal, but this was not the case this time. The restaurant is pricey and I just don't feel that it stood out from a lot of others this time which is unfortunate.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

27 years wedding celebration

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nank
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is our favorite restaurant in CT....a very special treat! Superb service, unimaginable food, and good service.

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DebS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous all around

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Hautebroad1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There simply is no better fine dining in Litchfield County! Dan, the talented chef combines flavors that explode.

The waitstaff is always top notch, 5 star. The ambience is warm and intimate.

Don’t hesitate to book here. It is my favorite in the NW corner!

You’ll never stop coming back!

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ShermanG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Expectations were high and we were not disappointed.

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TimothyS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best restaurant in the state hands down! Food is so good

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent; an experience. A treasure in the area.

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TylerW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Starters were incredible but entrees(steak dish and scallops dish) were lacking that special taste that sets Arethusa apart from other restaurants.

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GBNS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second visit to this restaurant and will be our anniversary go to forever! A dining experience like no other!

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Foodie2020
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was impeccable and more than accommodating. My partner had the sea bass dish and I had the duck, was simply amazing. Will definitely be returning soon! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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NYCfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly a lovely experience! From the front desk staff to the wait staff, just all-around perfection. The food was top notch and the ambiance was lovely. This rivaled our favorite NYC restaurants. Cannot wait to return!

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vipMiamiT
Miami
129 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, dining at this restaurant is an incredible experience in every way...outstanding cuisine, a truly great bartender, excellent service and a rlaxed/country ambiance. Having a reservation at Arethusa is always a joy to look forward to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is phenomenal. All of the food is outstanding. Wine list is on point. Will definitely return.

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KarenR
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice in every way. Wonderful servers not rushed at all very informative. Great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect

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 2105 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.