River House Tavern Saugatuck Restaurants

You’ve been waiting and planning for your vacation all year. You’ve chosen as your destination Westport, Connecticut because you want to experience a taste of New England first hand. After hours and hours of research, you’ve found that perfect little B and B or hotel. You’ve got your itinerary for what sights to see, and what activities to try. Yet, you have left one of the most important parts of your trip to chance, where you are going to eat. Finding a great food establishment can supply you with sustenance for those long fun filled days and nights, give you a place to unwind, and enhance your whole vacation experience. Choosing the best restaurant is as important as picking the perfect hotel.

While the Saugatuck area of Westport has many fine dining establishments such as Tutti Invitati with its small family type atmosphere and great cooking, or Da Pietro’s, with its intimate atmosphere of ten tables and its romantic ambience’s, The absolutely best restaurant for a great New England experience is the River House Tavern.

The River House Tavern is located at 299 Riverside Drive. This two story eye catching Gray building with floor to ceiling windows sits right along the Saugatuck River. The parking is spacious, and they even have outside dining for those who want to enjoy brunch or dinner Au fresco.

The inside, is large, warm and welcoming. The birds eye maple walls and floor to ceiling windows gives the River House a feel of airiness not found in many restaurants. The mahogany and Walnut floor glow with warms, and the river stone fireplace, adds both a touch of coziness and class to this wonderful place. Every seat has a view of the river, and the boaters going up and down it. The atmosphere is relaxed, fresh, and romantic without being trendy. It is the kind of establishment that you can feel equally comfortable stepping into wearing jeans or your Sunday best.

The food runs the gambit from down to earth fares such as fish and Chips, and stuffed pork chops to such gourmet delights as Seared tuna over greens with curried peanut dressing or Sauted baby Calamari in spicy yellow tomato broth.

One of the owners is also the chef, so you can be sure that the meal will be enticing and delicious to keep you coming back.

The fully stocked bar, allows you to have a cocktail before dinner, wine with your meal, or an after dinner drink while relaxing and enjoying the view and quiet conversation.

Whether you choose to eat brunch, or dinner, inside or outside, the River House Tavern, offers you a wonderful dining experience and a truly great feel for New England Hospitality.