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Brasserie L'Oustau

1716 Depot Street, Route 11/30, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-768-8538
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Ranked #5 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $32
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Bar, Brasserie
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1/4 mile East of Exit 4, Route 7
Description: Refined French brasserie dining, American style. Prix Fixe, Plats du Jour, Children's, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free menus.
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English first
Mansfield, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here while staying at the Equinox. I love French food and was excited to find Brasserie L'Oustau. We split a bottle of wine, my husband went a la carte and I ordered from the prix fixe menu. The roasted salmon was delicious! Our only criticism is that the restaurant was fairly quiet with many... More 

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Long Island, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First of all we showed up without a reservation and we were seated immediately buy a very courteous Maître De. The décor was very refined and soothing. The food was excellent as was the wait staff. I had the mussels appetizer, half chicken entre and of course chocolate mousse for dessert. My wife & I had a great time there... More 

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Vermont
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Brasserie L'Oustau is one of those few places that carries one back to the Old World. It is a brasserie, and except for its size and spaciousness, could be in many places in France. Perhaps I over-rate it for that reason as the food is true brasserie and few brasseries serve five star cuisine. Nonetheless, it is my favorite restaurant... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we ate here for my birthday. My husband and I both had the boullabaise and salads. We shared a nice bottle of French wine. The menu is comprehensive and wine list heavy on French wines...as it should be. we loved the ambiance. The staff was busy but very attentive to us. I highly recommend

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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Our family of six visited during the American Thanksgiving weekend which might account for the fact that the restaurant fell below expectations. On the positive side, the availability of nouveau Beaujolais, the escargot entrees and the onion soup all rated a thumb's up but the duck confit was served on a salad base, the steak tartare was unlike anything that... More 

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Hawkesbury
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

We went to Brasserie L'Oustau for a nice romantic dinner for two while visiting Manchester. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and the staff was very attentive. The food was excellent and well presented. The pace of the food was very good. Over all I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion from anniversary to just a nice... More 

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Cornwall, ON, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Was at Brasserie L'Oustau this evening to celebrate with my new husband. Was surprised to find such a good French restaurant in such a small (yet elegant) town. We checked out the amazing menu online and then made reservations--it was a Monday so I had the Coq au Vin and my spouse had the Stewed Rabbit. We also had appetizers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I choose this beautiful restaurant for my birthday dinner and couldn't have been happier. We started we a martini properly served in a large martini glass with some tasty prince island oysters. For my entre I had beef tenderloin which was cooked to a perfect medium with an amazing bernaise sauce and my date had a very tender and fresh... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Although I've been coming to Manchester for the past 30+ years, this is the first time I dined at this lovely restaurant and was pleasantly surprised to find such a delicious French meal so close to home. We were greeted by the owner and our waitress was very nice and helpful. After appetizers and main courses of foi gras, oysters,... More 

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Vermont
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90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We sat at the bar and had dinner on a Friday night in "slow season". We were told the bartender was on vacation and the wait staff would be taking care of us. They all of a sudden got very busy and we did not have good service. The meals came out luke warm at best and the service was... More 

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Beth W, Owner at Brasserie L'Oustau, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. That you chose to come for dinner after your first visit in March 2012, early in our opening, is a very nice compliment. We are sorry the circumstances this time were not as satisfying. It is true that a restaurant will reduce staff during off-peak seasons. When we do, we encourage all dinner guests into... More 

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Additional Information about Brasserie L'Oustau

Address: 1716 Depot Street, Route 11/30, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-768-8538
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: French, Bar, Brasserie

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