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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2817
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing...
Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room. Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert. Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.
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    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, very friendly staff

Chef owned this is a fun, casual place with a very interesting and varied menu. Beautiful setting with a small outdoor patio. Definitely check it out

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So yummy was in town three days and once I found ate there twice. The pub was where it was happening. I was delighted to be at the restaurant instead much more serene. Waitress Krislyn was a delight and made the good food even better. Cornbread after it has cooled a bit is so good I could have ate a... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We ate in the formal dining area in the 'greenhouse.' The menu was very creative using local fresh foods. Everything we had was very flavorful and the service was excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

On our recent trip to Manchester VT we ate at "The Perfect Wife". We were seated in the more informal tavern upstairs which was more lively. The downstairs was a little too serious for people with 2 tween kids. The food was good for the most part. My daughter had the nachos and they were great. My meatloaf was good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had an amazing time!! Ambiance was beautiful and quaint! Food and preparation was very impressive and delicious, service was pleasant and attentive. Owner, Amy, insured all guests were satisfied and enjoying their experience. The value for all mentioned was extremely equatable. A must "go to " if you are visiting or driving through VT. Wendy Keeler

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Callicoon, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Two levels for eating. The upstairs bar area (didn't try) and the downstairs fancy area. That I did try. Nice looking place with great service and great food. A little pricey but all the places in Manchester VT seemed pricey. Heck your on vacation.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Chef owned this is a fun, casual place with a very interesting and varied menu. Beautiful setting with a small outdoor patio. Definitely check it out

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Don't miss this one if you are in the Manchester area. We ate in the tavern section, not in the Restaurant. Great food, friendly service. Good selections.

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Saugerties, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've eaten at The Perfect Wife a few times and enjoyed it each time. The food is creative, large portions, and includes lots of local ingredients, the waitstaff is friendly. Try the fried eggplant appetizer! Easily enough to share with two or more, though our son, who's a big fan, ate practically the whole thing by himself!

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

On several occasions, while visiting the Manchester area, I have had the opportunity to hangout at "the wife" and partake. The local bands that play here are great and the local people that hangout here are even greater!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Owned and operated by award winning chef Amy Chamberlin. It is really two restaurants in one. A comfortable tavern upstairs and a warm and charming dining room below each with it's own unique menu and daily specials. Virtually ever ingredient is locally sourced including some even grown on site. The tavern is also the local music venue on the weekends... More 

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Additional Information about The Perfect Wife

Address: 2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
Phone Number: +1 802-362-2817
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2817

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room. Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert. Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?