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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Comfortable

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Dorset, Vermont
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dorset, Vermont
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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New York, New York, United States
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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
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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
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Spent a night which I won at a charity auction. The people at the inn couldn't have been nicer. It is a beautiful New England spot. Dinner and breakfast were great. I hope I win next year's auction so I can stay a few days.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Excellent setting today. Snow outside, fireplace going, with girlfriend and future mother in law. Had the chicken livers. So tender in a brown sauce. Best I had in years!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Breakfast there was great with a large selection and daily specials. We also had dinner there and it was very good, but not exceptional.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I stopped by the Dorset Inn on my way to Manchester, Vermont. Although I had no lunch reservation, I was seated immediately and was provided excellent service. I highly recommend the hummus and vegetable wrap as well as their fine selection of wines.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There was a garlic appetizer that was divine. We all 4 loved our meals and our stay in this lovely well kept Inn.

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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?