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Brasserie L'Oustau

1716 Depot Street, Route 11/30, Manchester, VT
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $9 - $29
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Bar, Brasserie
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 1/4 mile East of Exit 4, Route 7
Description: * Rated #5 "Best French Restaurant in the U.S." by Travel+Leisure Magazine, August 2013 *Refined French brasserie dining, American style. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Short ribs were great ! Not to mention salmon 3 ways as an appetizer and creme brûlée as my desert. Loved it ! Service was also very knowledgeable and very professional.

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Brooklyn, New York
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182 reviews 182 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When at our Vermont house, we usually make sure to come here at least once while here. The food and service are always very good. This time we started with the Onion Soup Gratinee and the mussels for appetizers. Both were very good. Warm bread and butter always arrive at the table shortly after one is seated. The french bread... More

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Boston, Ma
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Once again, we had an excellent lunch here while visiting Manchester Vermont. The service is wonderful, the bar is gorgeous and the food is superb. We were sorry we didn't have the time to have dinner here but will do so when we return. Yummy!

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New York State
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'm usually not a big fan of French food, but we just finished brunch at this bistro and are still savoring the wonderful flavors. I had an omelet with perfectly grilled asparagus, accompanied by arugula salad and excellent shoestring potatoes. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the prix fixe menu--a real bargain at $25 for three courses: arugula salad with poached egg,... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'll believe that this is in the top five French restaurants in Vermont, but no way is it top five in the country. The food was good not great. The service was seemingly good around us but ours was average at best. I'd eat here again but clearly think the food doesn't live up to the hype.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We shared a pleasant outdoor dining experience with friends at this charming restaurant in mid July. Service was attentive and friendly but unobtrusive.The location is beautiful and the outside tables have umbrellas that are easily moved by staff as the direction of the sun changes. Please note the staff moved the umbrellas without our asking. In the garden area as... More

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Service is top notch from the minute you walk in. I had the duck - perfect and my wife had a Hamburger - Tasty but just a little over done for medium-rare. We dined indoors, but if you come with a group of 6 or more, sit outdoors at there beautiful fire-pit ( weather permitting) price is worth the dinner.

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New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had lunch on their patio which has a garden type of feel.... The service was excellent,... without asking they brought water for our dog... The table are spaced so not to be bother by other people conversations.... The food was excellent .... in fact are meal was a little delayed because the chef was not pleased with the outcome... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

To expect excellent food with a view is a lot. But then to get it, and excellent French Food, at that, is a true treat. What a terrific meal, with superior service. Classic French, but not pretentious. Great wine, entrees and desserts. A treat on all fronts!

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great French bistro decor and pleasant outside dining as well. Love the food and the service is very good. Plenty of parking.

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