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When the weather grows cold, nothing is as warm or inviting as casual comfort food. 

”I’m an electrical engineer, my wife is a software consultant,” explains Bruce Iacovelli, who owns Riverstone Taverne with his wife Joyce Hicks. “We had a passion for food and decided to become restaurateurs in 2007.” 

When the Riverstone Taverne opened in Valley City, it delighted locals with its high quality, made from scratch meals. Nothing delights like familiar food with fresh high quality ingredients, realized Iacovelli, and he and his team set out to create a welcoming menu composed of American comfort food with a delicious twist. 

”We take familiar food and do it one step better,” says Iacovelli. “Our staff roasts chicken, turkey, and corned beef for sandwiches, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are purchased from local farmers markets. When you’re using good, fresh, quality ingredients, you don’t have to do a lot to make them flavorful.” 

Such elegant simplicity is reflected in the stunning décor of the cozy restaurant, which has been located in Brunswick since 2014. Its lodge-like setting creates an inviting atmosphere, complete with candle chandeliers, a soaring stone fireplace, and masterfully mixed woods, that perfectly complements the comfort food your palette craves. 

”We aim to keep the menu exciting without going over the top,” says Iacovelli. “Our Taverne Cheeseburger, homemade meatloaf, and pasta prove that simple ingredients go a long way.” 

The homey and inviting restaurant allows Iacovelli the opportunity to interact with customers, where he receives feedback that allows his staff to build their menu around tried-and-tested fan favorites. An updated menu appears two or three times a year, debuting creative comfort foods that will please even the most discriminating foodie. 

”My favorite dish is the Grilled Salmon,” admits Iacovelli, offering a glimpse into the creative passion that fuels the Riverstone Taverne. “Simple, wild-caught fresh Norwegian salmon paired with either Pico de Gallo, Bourbon Orange, or Maple Soy sauce.” 

Though the food always takes center stage, weekly events are also a commodity at the Riverstone Taverne. Every Wednesday, patrons can participate in an unforgettable trivia night. On Thursday nights, guests can participate in a music Bingo night that pairs perfectly with a fresh, warm meal. And the Bingo night prizes aren’t too bad either; a Riverstone Taverne t-shirt or gift certificate await those with a lucky streak. 

Whether you visit Riverstone Taverne on an event night or just for an intimate family dinner, your experience is sure to be memorable. Great ingredients speak for themselves, and a rustic restaurant setting offers a most desirable escape from the cool and dreary autumn weather. 

Located at 5288 Center Road in Brunswick’s Drug Mart Plaza, Riverstone Taverne is open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Sundays, the restaurant is open from 1 to 9 p.m. For a menu, visit RiverstoneTaverne.com.