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Ponce Bistro

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Contemporary, Healthy
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4659 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05255
(802)768-8095
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a...
At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.
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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfortable, accommodating restaurant

In a town where too many restaurants are either tourist oriented or inattentive dining, Ponce was a step above. Hostess, waitress and chef went out of their way to make a late dining experience the best that could be had for road-weary diners there for a special occasion. Very good wne, and an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
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Ashburn, Virginia
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East Granby, Connecticut
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a wonderful breakfast at Ponce's - the food was amazing and beautifully arranged. All kinds of coffee and teas available and the staff was very attentive. The decor was very artsy with old-fashioned black and white photographs and covers of New York Times on the walls.

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Thank Carol L
Manchester, Vermont
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The service respectful ,competent and friendly.. The food was some of the finest food I have ever had the pleasure to eat... The price was less than what I would expect for the quality,service and taste.. Thank you Joseph Gagliano

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Thank Frosae
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious. The service was not too fast which we did not mind as we were looking for a relaxed evening. The staff was very pleasant and attentive. Good selection of appetizers and wines. We had gone on a night where there was jazz, it was wonderful and not too noisy.

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Thank Kriscans
Ashburn, Virginia
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

In a town where too many restaurants are either tourist oriented or inattentive dining, Ponce was a step above. Hostess, waitress and chef went out of their way to make a late dining experience the best that could be had for road-weary diners there for a special occasion. Very good wne, and an entree prepared as excellent as any fine... More 

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Thank WorkFamilyFun
Half Moon Bay, California
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I had dinner there tonight. Nicely furnished and decorated with comfortable and sharp furniture, a lovely fireplace, and well chosen art on the walls. Our food was delicious! We had the beet salad and the beef stroganoff. Nice local beer selection. Wines looked good also. The bread pudding was amazing! We had a very nice evening at... More 

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Thank Meche_C
New Hampshire
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120 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My wife and I recently went to this bistro in Manchester Center for lunch. In a somewhat chaotic front room I finally got someone's attention and asked for a table for two for lunch. We were shown to a table in the corner of the next room. There we sat -- and sat -- and sat. No one came over... More 

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Thank irawine
Destin, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This quaint restaurant does a great job with creative lunches. The meatloaf sandwich was outstanding.

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Thank GlobalTraveler8085
No. VA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had high hopes when we walked in; it looked nice and had a nice coffee menu. We had a very disappointing experience. First of all, there were flies all over. Yuck. Then it took a full half hour to get our meal - a simple order of salad and sandwich. The food was fine, not awful but not great.... More 

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Thank OutdoorsNo_VA
Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The wait staff couldn't answer questions about the food without running back to the kitchen. We started with a mushroom tart. What a surprise!! Two pieces of kale with raw mushrooms and red onions in between. Awful is the kindest thing we could say. I had a boneless pork chop that was huge and perfectly cooked. It came with red... More 

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Thank LakeErie939
Sarasota, FL
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Have visited Manchester for years and never noticed this lovely unassuming pleasant restaurant. The furnishings are smart, the menu was interesting and the food was delightful. Good service made the experience even better. Food is priced right and I will definitely return. Good choice for breakfast lunch or dinner. Try it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4659 Main Street, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: (802)768-8095

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Healthy

Description

At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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