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The Publyk House

782 Harwood Hill Road, Bennington, VT 05201
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Ranked #2 of 63 restaurants in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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79% Recommend
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English first
Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We were surprised at the horrible service and poor food, as the "Publyk House", as it got such favorable reviews. The food was bland, poorly presented, and everything lacked any form of seasoning. After waiting for 30 minutes, the soup came out with the entrees. Our waitress was inattentive and would disappear for twenty minutes before returning to check on... More

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

We are so sorry to hear about your experience at The Publyk House this week. We thank you for taking the time to write down your observations. We can assure you that this is not the norm and that we, too, have much higher expectations of ourselves and our staff. It certainly sounds like we were understaffed and lacked the... More

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was for a business diner ... nice view overlooking Bennington. Good food .. a little on the pricey side. But the meal was good. Nice atmosphere. Old-style barn converted into restaurant. Pretty full with both locals and out of towners. I would definitely recommend.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of our "go to" restaurants for a nice dinner in Bennington. We especially love their salad bar, which we think is the best in town. They have a lot of "toppings" like dried cranberries and pecans, for the salads, which makes them seem a little extra-special. They have nice portion sizes and tasty meals -- I don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I brought my manager and two other business associates here for dinner. I for one have always loved the Publyk House so I thought they would enjoy it. They did!!! All three really loved the atmosphere and the FOOD! They travel a lot and eat out a lot. From the meatloaf to the steak and of course the salad bar,... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The folks in Dorset suggested a stop here en route back home. Restaurant is in a terrific old red barn. It's super rustic and very welcoming. There's a large tavern and bar and a dining room with a fireplace. We missed the views of the mountains as it was already getting dark. Looks like there's a large outdoor deck for... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love the lounge/bar area, nice and roomy, comfortable. Decent menu, always love the salad bar here! Half-price bottles of wine on Tuesdays. Beautiful views, great for the leaf-peepers in the Fall.

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

spent the weekend in bennington with family and friends for a ski trip to Stratton. went to eat here Saturday nite and it was so good decided to go back on Monday for wings special. the bread with maple syrup butter was fantastic. Excellent salad bar. Burgers were awesome. negative temps outside but nice warm fire inside. Been staying in... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Please make reservations.. This is a delightful place to eat, the food is exquisite and the views are beautiful even in the evening. I can only imagine what you'd see in the daylight. We started our dinner with the Spinach Artichoke Dip , and then some delightful treats from the Salad Bar. There were so many choices it's difficult to... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The food and service were great as was the atmosphere. We got there around 6 so did not have to wait for a table. During our stay in Bennington this was my favorite of the places we ate.

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The bread and maple butter were excellent. Salad bar is what you expect in a salad bar . . . greens were fresh and crisp, no sanitation issues mentioned in other reviews noticed. Service was a little slow, but not exceptionally so. Liver and bacon was average. Liver was tasty and cooked as ordered (med/rare) topped with crispy bacon and... More

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