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Dorset Inn

8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
802-867-5500
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Ranked #3 of 7 restaurants in Dorset
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
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.
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Made reservation last week for dinner in honor of a special and rare visit with my son. When we arrived they were closed for renovation. They should fire their reservationist.

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry for the confusion. These renovations were on the books for at least two months and all of our staff knew that dinner would not be served at The Dorset Inn. However, our sister property, within walking distance, Barrows House, was serving dinner every night that we were closed. There was a sign posted outside The Dorset... More

Elkton, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Rooms clean, Inn quaint (old, charming), people at front desk very helpful and kind. Bed was comfy, bathroom spacious, breakfasts AMAZING!! Went with a Groupon Deal so it was a great bargain. The area is beautiful - a must see!! We did eat in the restaurant one night - a bit overpriced for what you get - food was really... More

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Glens Falls New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Dorset Inn continues to surpass our expectations! The food and ambiance are great. We go back again and again.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've eaten here multiple times, and I've never been let down. The food is always great, and the room is so quaint and charming. My Valentine's Day dinner here was great! If you're in the area, don't miss the chance to eat here for a quintessential and elegant Vermont experience.

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innfan1796
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

While staying in Dorset at Barrows House we wandered over to our last visit's favorite, The Dorset Inn. The tavern is just real Vermont with a wood fireplace. Very cozy on a cold winter's night. Patrick, the bartender, and Nuni, our server, have been with the inn for ages. They're knowledgeable and fun. The filet was mouth watering and the... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your evening at The Dorset Inn. You were lucky enough to meet two of our favorite staff members who always provide a fun evening for our guests. We hope you will be able to visit us again soon! More

Yonkers, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Ate dinner at The Dorset Inn the first of two nights we were staying down the street at Barrows House Inn. Before we were done my wife and I agreed we were canceling our plans to eat in Manchester the next night and were coming back here again. The food, from appetizer through desert, was absolutely delicious. The staff was... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write of your dining experiences with us. We do like that we offer the same menu in our dining room and tavern -- each with a very different ambience -- guests love them both for different reasons. We look forward to seeing you again when you are in our area! More

Niskayuna, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Outstanding food, excellent wine selection, reasonable price. Very nice ambiance. Very good dining experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were looking for a quiet dinner with nice atmosphere on Christmas. When we arrived for our reservation, the room had windows on 3 of 4 sides and we had a table near an exit so very drafty since it was about 10 degrees outside. When I asked for them to turn up the heat the woman said "I will... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your dining experience. Of course, we are dismayed that you were disappointed. We would have loved it if you had found our dining room manager and discussed your frustration with her in real time, so that we could correct the situation on the spot. This is always the best... More

Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and had a nice meal. We were one of two tables in the dining room. Everyone was very nice and friendly. My husband meal was perfect, but my ham and cheese sandwich was served to me very well done (aka burned). With the hard toast it was painful to eat. I did return it and... More

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Beacon, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband, Yorkie and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Vermont this past weekend. We were dismayed that there were no hotel accomodations in our beloved Manchester Village. We called the Chamber of Commerce and a very lovely woman there (Christine) recommended we try the Dorset. It was less than 5 minutes from Manchester Village.... More

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at Dorset Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We will certainly share them with our staff. We pride ourselves on having yummy food paired with great service. From breakfast to dinner, our culinary team thrives on creating tantalizing specials. So glad you found us in Dorset and hopefully we'll be checking you in again real soon! More

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