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Claire's

41 Main Street, Hardwick, VT
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Ranked #2 of 8 restaurants in Hardwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: reviewed in NYTimes
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: reviewed in NYTimes
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  • English first
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English first
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This restaurant closed last winter. What more can I say... What more can I say... What more can I say...

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Morrisville VT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Started with the Barr Hill Gin drink special,-ooh la la that was good...and brussell sprouts sauteed in a balsamic reduction....we all ordered different dinners, from the ribs coated in a coffee rub special, to fried chicken and I had the black bean burger with a bulgur and sautéed green salad. It was all yummy. we split two decadent desserts--amazing chocolate... More

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Craftsbury, Vermont
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30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We live nearby and went to Claire's last night to try the new chef and new menu. We had a very enjoyable dinner and will definitely be back. I tried the special appetizer of fried green tomatoes with jalapeño sauce which was very good but we thought my husband's fried risotto appetizer was even better. Delicious! For an entree I... More

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Birchrunville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We just love Claire's.We arrived early to enjoy their boutique bar where unique cocktails are made from Vermont spirits and house made infusions. The Tossed Salad Martini is incredible, made from cucumber infused Vermont vodka with tomatoe shrub and basil lime salt rim, yum! On to dinner. We started with a bowl of delectable brussel sprouts, braised with guanciale and... More

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Hardwick, Vermont, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Monday is Trivia Night, which means a great $15 burger and draft beer special to power up your brain, followed by trivia with a room full of good natured goofballs. Creativity counts in your answers and plenty of fun is had by all. Check out their dessert menu!

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Vermont
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

6 of us went for a birthday dinner. The food was great (we had 4 appetizers, 6 entrees, 7 dessert) and the drinks were awesome (including Hill Farmstead beer on tap)! Poutine, tomato salad with smoked mozzarella, rainbow trout, and Germain chocolate cake to name a few. The prices are considerably lower than Chittenden country. The place was packed, but... More

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Hardwick, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Don't miss Thursday "smoke" night. Every Thursday the special is meat that's been smoked in the outside smoker. Honestly, the best chicken I've ever had was served at Claire's. Juicy with a cherry, smoked flavor. I've also had smoked ribs and grilled fish- all were wonderful.

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Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went there a couple of years ago, but they wouldn't serve us because they said we didn't have a reservation, though at the time there was few customers in the room. Just a not to trip advisor that Claire's is not 4.2 miles from Village restaurant, but is in fact "right across the street". So we haven't eaten there... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Were there 3 times in 3 days! Better than any restaurant Boston offers. The incredibly beautiful ingredients were prepared in the most amazingly tasteful ways. And we tried many items over three visits. Thrilled with every choice. Wish this place and it's people great success. Wish we could get one of these near us! Will add that Hardwick and it's... More

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Johnson, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have always enjoyed Claire's, but with the new chef Harrison Littell the experience is so much better. I have been several times since the change over and the food honestly does get better and better. We had a wonderful watermelon/tomato salad with a beet vinaigrette, an amazing combination of flavors. You can not go wrong with the poutine. The... More

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