212 Division Street, Northfield     507-663-0342

Whether you are looking for a casual dining experience or wish to celebrate an important event The Tavern offers many possibilties with a menu diverse in selections and rich with locally sourced and seasonal products. Patrons can also enjoy a full service bar with appetizers and live music at The Tavern's upstairs Lounge. Returning diners boast quality menu selections, great service, and fair prices. One cannot miss this truly unique dining opportunity.



Welcome to the Tavern of Northfield – Restaurant and Lounge

The Tavern of Northfield restaurant serves as one of Northfields landmark restaurants.  Located in the historic Archer House River Inn, the Tavern provides a relaxing atmosphere with a touch of small town charm.  Since 1984 this unique dining establishment has provided thousands of locals, students and visitors with a wide variety of menu selections ranging from hearty entrees and vegetarian options to delicate homemade soups.  Being a true scratch kitchen, the Tavern prepares fresh bread, soups, sauces, desserts and many other items daily. 

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Restaurant Hours:
Monday - Thursday 6:30am -10:00pm (breakfast served until 11am)
Friday/Saturday: 6:30am -11:00pm (breakfast served until 11am)
Sunday: 6:30am-10:00pm        (breakfast served until noon)
Lounge Hours:
Daily 3:00pm - 12:00am  
~Upcoming Holidays~
Thanksgiving/ 6:30am-11:00am - *Serving breakfast only* THE LOUNGE WILL BE CLOSED
Christmas Eve/ 6:30am-12:00pm - *Serving breakfast only* THE LOUNGE WILL BE CLOSED
Chrismtas Day/ Both the restaurant & Lounge will be CLOSED



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quite impressed with the variety of cuisines
The smell of freshly baked bread wafted outside to the street from the Tavern Restaurant as we walked around Northfield. After getting a recommendation from one of the local shopkeepers, we stopped for lunch there on our way to the airport. As we were feeling pressed for time, we mentioned this to the waitress. She then made sure that we were served as quickly as possible and brought the check before we were finished so that we could leave quickly. The food was great. We tried the Bleu Cheesburger, Tavern Dunker (French Dip with Rosemary), and Chicken Stew. I'd pass on the stew next time. Definitely go for the potatoes with the sandwiches, they were unique and very tasty. We were quite impressed with the variety of cuisines on the menu as the restaurant is labeled "American." The restaurant is located in the basement of the building that houses the Archer House and is accessible from the river side of the building. The interior is full of little rooms and halls - very publike. Getting to the restroom was quite an adventure, but gave us a chance to explore the building.
CovingtonMom reviewer