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All 64 Bennington Restaurants

The Publyk House

782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201
802.442.7500
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Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Pros - looks like a nice view if its warm enough for al fesco. Inexpensive. Friendly. A decent and hearty meal. The apple crisp was the best part of the meal :-) Cons - stuck in the '70s with a standard chain-type salad bar (think of gut-stuffing sides like pasta salad) and "fresh baked" bread that is more like brown-toned... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

And the salad bar is excellent, the wait staff are great people and the sirloin steak dinner is great too!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

the menu surprisingly lacks vegetarian selections since its in granola Vermont, except for the salad bar. did not like the sugary, maple sugary, sugary butter served with the bread. whats wrong with just plain butter? had the tacos once before. nasty, don't get it till they know what kind of cheese to use and how to put on a few... More

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed our extensive salad bar, delicious crab cakes, local live music and outdoor seating during the warm months. It's unfortunate that you did not enjoy our famous maple butter but our servers are always prepared to bring plain butter immediately upon request. While our menu has a variety of vegetarian options we also easily and happily... More

Bennington, VT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Friends took us out as a thank you for putting them up. 3 prime rib meals not served as ordered. Too rare and one almost mooing. My seafood stuffed shrimp must have been frozen then reheated. Never looked/tasted like that before. Hope management checks up on the kitchen staff who worked Friday 11-7-14. Given what our friend paid for our... More

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your dinner experience was less than perfect! Since you regularly enjoy dining with us you know that we always strive to give our customers the best possible experience. It is our policy to fix any mistakes that might occur *before* our customers leave the restaurant. We do understand your hesitation in bringing your dissatisfaction to... More

Thomaston, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unpretentious yet very well prepared American cuisine. The lobster bisque and "Blue Ox" (a 12oz New York strip steak topped with grilled onions and slightly browned bleu cheese) were excellent. Good salad bar too.

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review! The Blue Ox and the Lobster Bisque are two of our most popular menu items and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal, as well as our bountiful salad bar. Please come visit us again next time you are in the area! More

Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We ate dinner here, sat outside on the deck and had a nice view of the Bennington monument and the sunset. The steaks were good, there was a nice salad bar and the service was excellent.

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Our delicious food, excellent service, extensive salad bar and gorgeous views keep customers like you returning time after time! So glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you come again next time you are in the area! More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The Publyck house has not only chef inspired dishes but wonderful atmosphere, great servers and beautiful views. The butternut squash apple spice soup was beyond incredible!! It is definitely worth the trip!

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you once again enjoyed dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in town! More

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Staying in Bennington on business and always like to eat local. I drove by and the exterior caught my eye so I looked it up on TripAdvisor and the eight of us went for dinner on Sunday evening. We arrived at 7p and they were out of two of their specials, one of us got the last available of another... More

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are terribly sorry that your visit with us didn't meet your expectations. We make certain our customers enjoy their meal from start to finish even if they are in our establishment past closing hours, which is our firmly followed front of house policy. We will be sure to address this with our staff and sincerely apologize this happened during... More

England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We ate dinner here several times whilst staying nearby. The food was very good and service was very efficient and friendly. The home made bread was tasty. The events mentioned on the website are held in the bar area rather than the restaurant although some sound did travel during quiz night but not so that it impacted our enjoyment.

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! It's extremely pleasing to know that you enjoyed multiple visits to our restaurant when you were staying in the area. Knowing you came back several times means we are doing our best, which is what we always strive for! Please do come see us again next time you are in the states! More

Newark, D
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I really enjoyed this restaurant. We were passing through Bennington on our way to Canada. One member of our group read good things about the Publyk House, so we gave it a try. We ate out on the deck, with a beautiful sunset. Good beer. Great food. Our waitress was very friendly, and provided great service. Not to be missed... More

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ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! It's delightful to know that you enjoyed the beautiful views, great service and our food and beer selection! Please be sure to visit us again next time you are driving through! More

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Additional Information about The Publyk House

Address: 782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201
Phone Number: 802.442.7500
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
Cuisine: American

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