Arethusa al Tavolo
Arethusa al tavolo offers a progressive dining experience to the Northwest Connecticut dining scene.
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al Tavolo is always 100% perfect - My husband and I always look forward to our meals there and it never disappoints! Thank you very much!
This was our first time eating at Arethusa. We were very impressed by the offerings on the menu. our cocktails recommended by our server were created at Arethusa and were delicious. Our appetizers were creative, served at the correct tempeture and delicious. The entrees were also creative and delicious. We were both quite sated after the meal but had to have desserts to see what they were like. Fortunately the desserts were small in size but large in quality and creativity. We thoroughly enjoyed them and the entire meal. I can't wait to go back.
Beautiful food and very attentive service - i highly recommend visiting the shop to buy the dairy products after lunch.
Excellent! Would go again. Only comment is that -because it was full it was rather loud. Hard to have a conversation with all parties at the table.
I used to be in the restaurant business, high end dining, fresh organic ingredients etc.
I am a foodie.
The food and service were bothe awesome.
The prices for lunch were ridiculously and unnecessarily high and the portions small, therefore pretentious.
I was celebrating my birthday with my cousin from NYC and was so excited to get a reservation for brunch on Sunday ! We enjoyed every bit of it ... the atmosphere was lovely, with tasteful holiday decorations & dim lighting , and holiday music as well. First we ordered beverages - I had Prosecco & my cousin a Cosmopolitan. For our meal , I ordered Eggs Benedict with salmon , and she ordered Blueberry Pancakes .. both cooked to perfection & the presentation was picture worthy! We also had a mouthwatering dessert that was brought out with a candle &" Happy Birthday" scripted in chocolate without even having to request it - our server was very attentive ! Our next visit will be for dinner .. better get on the calendar sooner than later , since , by no surprise, it is very booked all the time! Overall , a wonderful experience !
This was our first visit and we were overwhelmed with our meals, service and quality of attention that this restaurant pays to their customers. There is such a wonderful feeling when someone with food allergies can eat almost everything on their menu and even have desert. We can’t wait to return to this little gem of a restaurant.
The food here is amazing! My husband and I went for my birthday dinner and we loved it. We’re both chefs and thought the food was beyond delicious. The cocktails and service were also amazing!! Can’t wait to come back here
Excellent staff, interesting menu, cheerful atmosphere, though noisy. The food was attractively presented but a bit bland for my taste. Wonderful chocolate desserts.
The pros: the food was absolutely delicious, starting with the salted, creamy butter and fresh bread. Artfully presented appetizers, mains, and desserts. Good wine. Top quality food overall.
The cons: noise level is very very high. Tables near the kitchen are bothered by constant staff talking and walking. Our waitress whipped our plates away within seconds of finishing, while the other person was still eating. And the cocktails had way too much ice.
But acoustics where horrible. And charging 6.00 for a bottle of water brought to the table unannounced was rediculous
I would definitely tell my friends about that
Excellent and professional service. Food was unique and full of flavor. They really gave us an experience.
Wonderful as always. Special shout out to Brandon who always makes our day when we go.
Date night :)
Delicious food, so many amazing flavors in each bite from appetizers, main course to dessert! Service was warm, friendly and attentive!
A great overall experience. The creativity and flavor in the food is a 10! Kudos to the chef and his staff! I would recommend taking suggestions for any wine they might recommend, we are two for two now and both have been terrific wines I wouldn’t normally drink. In addition to the culinary experience the staff is on top of their game very well trained attentive professional and very pleasant enjoyed our experience for the second time now and will definitely plan on dining Arethusa again, soon I hope!
I hesitate to say how amazing it it because i want to to able to get a reservation!!
It is exquisite and a regular treat for us though an hour drive.
The food was delicious , the service was impeccable, we enjoyed our time there and will definitely go back 👍👍
Everything was more than perfect as always at Arethusa al Tavolo!
I sound repetitious but as usual everyone and everything was superb.
We always look foreword to our time at Arethusa a Tavolo.
Great staff, very attentive to smallest of details. Food crafted to highest standards. Simply, a wonderful dining experience.
I always leave saying the same thing--that was the best meal I have ever had! The food is extraordinary, and the service is tops. It is always worth our 1 hour 45 minute drive to the restaurant. We have never been disappointed and try to get there at least twice a year.
High quality food Outstanding flavors, excellent wine list and superb service. Definitely they know what they are doing and how to pleased food connoisseurs. Booking another reservation soon!
What we ordered:
Chicken Liver Dumplings
Brussel shaved salad
Lamb and Duck entrees
My husband and I have been wanting to try Arethusa for quite some time now. We we not disappointed. Everything was amazing. This restaurant is on the more expensive side but you get what you pay for here. A true culinary experience. We will return.
Noise level detracts from otherwise outstanding restaurant
One of our favorite places to have a special dinner. I wish I lived closer!
We enjoyed a fabulous meal - the food and service were perfect. My only quibble (and it’s minor) was the dim lighting. As a 60-something adult, I had to use the flashlight on my phone to read the menu, and it was difficult to visually distinguish the various vegetables served with my salmon. Didn’t deter me from savoring the flavors, though. An A++ experience.
This restaurant has never disappointed us The food and service are outstanding
This was, far and away, the best meal I have ever eaten. I would recommend it to anyone to mark a special occasion. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Every detail was perfect - and delicious!
My wife and I had another excellent dinner at Arethusa al Tavolo. The Artichoke soup, Beet and Goat Cheese Salad, and Ravioli I had were all excellent, as was my wife's Brussels spouts salad and Scottish Salmon. In addition to the excellent food, the service was of high quality as well. Our server was very good, and the servers who brought us our bread and amuse bouche (a delicious sugar cone filled with Arethusa Blue Cheese) were energetic and happy to be serving us such excellent food! In addition, one of the two owners (George) stopped by our table to ask how we were enjoying the food. The ice cream (made from their cream from their own dairy farm) is also excellent. The location in Bantam is an hour away, but well worth the drive!
My favorite restaurant of all time. I have been there tons of times and am never dissapoonted!
It is a dining experience not just any lunch or dinner out. Everything my friend and I sampled was like a party in your mouth. Awesomely delicious!
Another incredible meal and experience can’t wait to come back. Everything was perfect from start to finish. Our friends said it truly tasted like so much care was put into each and every bite. Spectacular!
The food was fabulous. The wait staff very polite and efficient. The noise level was awful. Conversation was made with much effort. Sometimes we could not hear the description of the food the waitstaff was saying. If I go again it would be at an off peak time so we could enjoy each other’s company as well as the wonderful food.
I love the full experience. Each item on the menu has a unique combination of seasonal flavors. Everything is special. The staff are very knowledgeable. And, the restaurant and menu are sensitive to dietary restrictions (gluten-free, in my case) - with many choices that work.
The food was amazing. The menu has a great variety to suit every taste. Service is excellent. Our server was very personable and helpful. Fine dining in a warm and cozy setting. Perfect for any special celebration. I can’t wait to go back!
Service was impeccable. Food was fantastic, I dined on the
Grilled Prime Strip Steak with Black Garlic Crust prepared Medium Rare best I ever had. My significant other ordered the Rohan Duck Breast Glazed with Apple Cider Syrup prepared Medium Rare cooked just right. The comment was would order that again. We shared the Valrhona Chocolate Trio. Compliments to all the staff.
Loved it! The entire experience was amazing!
Best restaurant in Connecticut period. Congratulations.