The Tree House Tavern & Bistro photos by George Evans Marley
The Tree House Tavern & Bistro photos by George Evans Marley

On a whim I tried The Tree House Tavern in Warwick. I’ve heard a lot of great things and against my better judgement, I left the big city for food.

After passing the topiaries of Scottish Terriers and Labradors, the stairway led to the frosted glass of a sliding door. It reminded me of a country store, where one could purchase patriotic bunting, ceramic cats dressed as pioneers and countless non-functioning bird houses. Inside, it looked like I was in a northern New England lodge, whimsically decorated for the holidays.

I was in the right place.

The menu was loaded with craft beers, signature cocktails, an assortment of wines and aperitifs.

Dessert tray alert! A two-tiered dessert cart greeted me as I walked through the door loaded with cakes, pies, cookies and suggested after-dinner drinks. Though I didn’t try them, I’ll be back to do so soon.

An interesting thing about this place: it advertises it’s menu items along Route 117. It was no coincidence I chose the pulled pork nachos to devour.

The warm crispy tortillas topped with tender pulled pork, diced butternut squash, black beans and corn was big enough to split but I didn’t want to, it was so good!

I took a farro salad for the road to dive into later. It was rad. Seasonal ingredients helped this gnarly grain, served over a bed of mixed greens, hit the spot!

If I was to award this establishment a first place title, it would be, “Most Fish Surrounded By Pine Cones and Christmas Lights,” and if that doesn’t get you through the door, I don’t know what will.

If you’re a big city mover and shaker, Don’t get nervous. There is a diverse crowd of clientele who just want to snarffle down some delicious goodness!

Be sure to visit their web site to make sure they’re open! Their hours are listed below!
Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Brunch menu
Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for our Regular menu
Monday Closed
Tuesday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ~ Breakfast
Tuesday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. ~ Regular menu selections.
Cocktails and dessert to 10 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ~ Breakfast menu.
Friday 11:30 10 p.m. ~ Regular menu. Cocktails and dessert until midnight.
Saturday Breakfast at 8 a.m. to Noon.
Saturday noon to 10 p.m. Regular menu.
Desserts and Cocktails until midnight.

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