The Treehouse Tavern & Bistro

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The Treehouse Tavern & BistroThe Treehouse Tavern & Bistro

Type: Bar, Eatery

1094 Centerville Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island, 02886-4209
United States

(401) 821-1447 | map

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Added by jodyvento on 10-31-2010

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of mpmcguire11
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Burt
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Capt_Yossarian
2.1/5  rDev -45.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Horrible service.
Wobbly tables/stools.
Smug management & atmosphere.
Save your dough, or go elsewhere in the neighborhood for a better deal, a sturdy table and good service. There's good live music from time to time (I've heard), and a few friendly staffers. That about sums it up. Last time I was there, the owner and management just doled over a computer at the register, and bitched about some business matters that had nothing to do with us customers. We complimented them on the place - and the setting. The manager just replied, "Yeah, we're a little eclectic". No 'thanks', or acknowledgement. Not even a look from the manager or owner. Food: WAY over priced. I think it was microwaved... Great job microwaving.

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Photo of DrunkPagan
2.43/5  rDev -37.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Having stopped in for some lunch and a beer, as I'd heard the place had an impressive beer selection, I found to my dismay that while the beer selection was, indeed, impressive for the little place, nothing else about the place really warranted my interest.

To start with, I was ushered quickly into the Tea House restaurant and sat at an incredibly wobbly table. I was one of three people in there at the time, and they got my order wrong.

And for the cost of the meal, and the beer, I had expected to at least be treated to good food. Nope.
The food wasn't any better than I could get at your average street cafe, and the prices on the beer menu made my jaw fall. If you wanted something pedestrian, it was fairly priced, if a bit high, but if you wanted something good, which was the appeal of the place, be prepared to possibly pay into the double digits per-pint.

I came away with the impression that this was the exact wrong way to run a beer bar, even if it is only a side business tacked onto your primary source of income.
Which brings me to my final point: No one there seemed to enjoy what they were doing. The people at the bar seemed to be poring over paperwork with frowns on their faces, and were quick to shuffle me off like riffraff instead of engaging me like a person and making me feel comfortable. It's not that much of a stretch, is it? Expecting to be treated with some kind of dignity? I mean, do you want my money?

Overall, I was less than impressed. Maybe they were having a bad day, but I expect at the rate they're going, it won't be their last.

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Photo of rshwayder
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We've been to Treehouse 3-4 times now after discovering it less than two months ago. The restaurant itself has a bit of an identity crisis (it's a flower shop, a bistro, a teahouse, and a tavern), but you'll forgive that once you meet the people here. Some of the best service we've ever had. The owner(s) are very friendly and we talk beer and other stories when we're in.

Let's talk beer. 5 taps of extremely well-selected beers. Last time we went, he had Southern Tier's Mokah on tap--what an astonishing beer that was. He suggested we also try it with ice cream as a float. De-friggin-licious. The 50ish bottle selection is also very good, with many of the top rated beers from Beer Advocate making their way on the list.

In short, you won't be able to go here and not find a great beer. You won't be disappointed. And the beer prices are more than reasonable--much better than most bars and restaurants.

As for the food, it ranges from adequate to very good. It's still a fairly new place, and you can tell they are trying to find their menu still, but some of it is quite good.

I hope more people discover this hidden gem among the same building's eclectic mix of offerings.

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Photo of JimmyK77
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Stopped here at the beginning of the holiday weekend. They had several (5 or 6) draft beers. Not a huge selection but each was a unique/one-time offering. They had Sierra Nevada Ovila, Long Trail Coffee Stout, and some others that I don't remember. Also, they had a bottle list with about 50 beers. All good selections. What really caught my attention was the atmosphere. This is an old farmhouse and there are many small rooms where a group of friends could go to enjoy good beer with privacy - not something we often find at a bar. There are also gardens with chairs/tables outside, two small decks and a three season deck/cigar room. Quite a nice location.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This used to be a gift store attached to a Tea House (Ferns and Flowers). A lot of the gift stores decor has been put to good use as the decor in this calming environment . I am going to suggest that this is more of an Eatery than just a bar. My wife and I were guests of my sister-in-law and her husband for our anniversary. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. On draft were Cisco Sankaty Light, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Grimbergen Abbey Double, Allagash White. The bottle selection included Stone Smoked Porter and Dogfish Head Palo Santo Maron. I talked briefly the idea man behind this nice place. He is excited about beer and enjoys traveling the county trying new beer. He had just returned from Arizona was bemused by some of the beers and laws on drinking there. I believe as more people discover this small gem, the food selections and beer list will continue to expand and improve.
reasonable as in a quality meal for just under $20

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The Treehouse Tavern & Bistro in Warwick, RI
3.88 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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