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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: Lunch, Breakfast, 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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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
Makes me want to come again when there is a fire in the fireplace

3 of us visitors walked over and sat at the bar and had a fun time with Patrick. I had the mussels and the pasta special. The food was splendid. The setting is a perfect Vermont inn. The woman server in the room sparkled and remembers all of her orders without writing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Timothy5
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Hull, Massachusetts
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

3 of us visitors walked over and sat at the bar and had a fun time with Patrick. I had the mussels and the pasta special. The food was splendid. The setting is a perfect Vermont inn. The woman server in the room sparkled and remembers all of her orders without writing.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent dinner in a historic inn, beautiful dining room. Good menu choices, excellent service. Also had breakfast here while staying at nearby Barrows House, itself a historic and scenic place to stay.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We enjoyed a very relaxing dinner last Monday at the Dorset Inn in Dorset,Vt-a easy 10' drive from Manchester Center on historic route 30.We have been staying at the Inn at Manchester for the past five years and always have dinner one night at the Dorset Inn.We were joined by my wife's sister and her husband-first time visitors to the... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What can I say? If you are a regular, drive a Maserati, and are rich, the wait staff and bartenders treat you like gold. If you are just a regular guy, you'll get ignored. Save your hard earned dinner money and try the other wonderful restaurants in town and adjoining Manchester. Dinners are overpriced, as are the rooms. This place... More 

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Wooster, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This made our last evening in Vermont exceptional. Beautiful decor. Excellent waitress and phenomenal food! We got the fried chicken, which truly was the best we've ever had! The vegetables were done to perfection. Truly, these folks are culinary experts! The only downside is it is very expensive, but it was worth it.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I shared the beet and goat cheese salad with my sister. Then I had the baked haddock while she chose the turkey croquettes. Both meals as well as the salad could have been photographed for a gourmet food magazine. Even better, they tasted great. Fresh. Fresh. Fresh. I don't think I ever ever tasted new spring peas as god as... More 

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Sherborn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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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
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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 

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Additional Information about Dorset Inn

Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
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
Average Prices: USD $30 to $30
Cuisine: American

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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 to $30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, 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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