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Dorset Inn

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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat! All of us here love food and...
Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont’s four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 31
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  • 10
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really Delicious

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner in the Tavern of Dorset Inn. Our waitress, Nonie (sp?) is fabulous. She has been there long time. Great at recommending dishes and she friendly too. Love the atmosphere at Dorset Inn and have eaten here many times. Food is delicious. Thanks Dorset Inn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Patricia C
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Sherborn
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sherborn
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner in the Tavern of Dorset Inn. Our waitress, Nonie (sp?) is fabulous. She has been there long time. Great at recommending dishes and she friendly too. Love the atmosphere at Dorset Inn and have eaten here many times. Food is delicious. Thanks Dorset Inn; we will be back.

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Manchester, VT
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Although I've been to The Dorset Inn once before and had an excellent burger and superb drink in its lovely environment, this visit didn't live up to my previous experience. My chief complaint is the salad I ordered was substantially smaller than my friend's. I don't usually complain about portion size, as every restaurant has its own criteria, but my... More 

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Berkshires, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had landed reservations at a popular Manchester restaurant for my birthday, but their chef suffered a serious injury days before our reservation. We searched the Manchester area for an alternative and soon agreed to try the Dorset Inn, where my companion had enjoyed a lovely lunch last summer. We've had a tough winter, and March is going out like... More 

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and detailed review! We are so glad you were able to find your way to us and that we exceeded all of your expectations. We are very proud of our team -- from culinary all the way to service, and are so glad you were able to... More 

Dorset, Vermont
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

On of the monthly specialty dinners presented March 26th at the Inn was fabulous. Although I am not a hearty scotch drinker. The dinner was extraordinary and the 5 scotches were paired perfectly with each course. Patrick gave informative information and commentary about each sampling. It was interesting to experience the scotches of the 5 regions. Chef Jon was very... More 

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

We are so delighted you were able to join us for one of our Chef's Dinners! Our entire culinary team, led by Chef Jon, is extraordinary both in their creativity and their final plated masterpieces! We will be having Chef's dinners monthly and look forward to you joining us more often. Don't forget to look at our specials on our... More 

Manchester, Vermont
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have eaten here dozens of times over four years, and never been disappointed, except when our favorite dessert runs out! We always take our friends and family, because everyone - 80 year old aunts and 15 year old nephews - love it. Food - they use local VT ingredients, and this makes all the difference in the world. The... More 

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review! We will stock up on desserts next time you're in town :) We can't wait to see you again! More 

Dorset, Vermont
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's very warm and friendly. Food is good. The dining area in the bar is full of locals and is quite the trendy spot in the summer.

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience! Both locals and houseguests alike seem to love both the ambiance and the food at The Dorset Inn. Another great local trendy spot to try in the summer is our sister property, Barrows House, right down the road with a big patio and wood burning firepit! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

good place to eat. I had Chicken pot pie and it was great. maple bread pudding for desert . excellent will return and may stay there

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the Pot Pie -- it is one of our favorites! If you are interested in lodging there are photos of each room right on our website! Feel free to always give us a call with any questions! More 

New York, New York, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great ambiance and great food. The staff is always so nice and friendly. Cozy and comfortable atmosphere.

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Dunstable, Massachusetts
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The best beet salad and chicken pot pie ever! The waitresses and the bartender are superb! Couldn't ask for nicer or friendlier people.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Met friends for lunch and good conversation! Our waitress was cheerful, helpful and very attentive. Food was delicious and the Bloody Marys were delicious. Set in the VT village of Dorset, which, is charming. Be sure to drive around a bit to look at the gorgeous New England architecture! Will return hopefully sooner vs later.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont’s four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?