We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Perfect Wife

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, International
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2817
Website
Improve this listing
Today
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 263 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A really nice place.

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a few years now. Something about the name intrigues me. We finally visited last night. and enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much. Lots of plants and flowers inside and out. They do have both a restaurant and a tavern menu.But unlike most restaurants, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Kevin1957
,
Vermont
Good for:
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing. Got the curry appetizer and their burger. Both were just out of this world. We did not go to the formal dining area, but rather stayed on the tavern side which was just lovely. Service was also amazing. Waiter was very patient and addressed all questions regarding the menu. If you find yourself in Manchester you have got to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Gracious setting in the Garden Room overlooking the garden. Specialty dish tuna (or salmon, your choice) crusted in sesame and served in a "secret" asian-style sauce with rice stick noodles. Also the seafood special of mussles, shrimp, scallops with potato and other vegetables is superb. If you are at all partial to Chardonnay, try the Grayson 2014, also a bargain.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, FL
Level Contributor
114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This Manchester restaurant is actually divided in two. There is the bar area upstairs and the main restaurant downstairs. I have eaten in both and enjoyed the place in the past. This time I opted to try the bar area. Nice layout, decent service, but the food was only fair. If you go, I suggest eating downstairs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vermont
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a few years now. Something about the name intrigues me. We finally visited last night. and enjoyed the food and atmosphere very much. Lots of plants and flowers inside and out. They do have both a restaurant and a tavern menu.But unlike most restaurants, you can't order from one, if you're in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This restaurant has a visual appeal, if you have to wait they have chairs by a brook that is very peaceful! The waitress was efficient and very friendly and helpful. The flowers gardens outside were beautiful. We sat in the window area and just loved the setting. The food was wonderful, the scallops were done perfectly, the filet Mignon was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to tavern for a casual dinner. Sat outside And enjoyed the lovely view of the garden while it rained. The Gazpacho was refreshing and the fish tacos were delicious. The French dip was just right. Took a walk and found the brook flowing by where chairs are set up just for listening to the water. All in all lovely.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Massachusetts
Level Contributor
136 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a hearty Vermont dinner in the downstairs dining area. The food is a mix of classic New England flavors fused with the farm fresh Vermont staples. The portions are large and well prepared. Staff was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was packed (Friday night) so I'd recommend a reservation. It's a nice, family-friendly spot. Would return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vermont
Level Contributor
55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Always a good choice, go earlier for a table on the patio on a nice summer's night. Lucky for me there was a special of lobster rolls, corn on the cob, and their cole slaw which was an excellent choice. I normally order the Howling Wolf, but had been longing for a lobster roll and was happy to see it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had dinner at the tavern,but we should have tried the restaurant which was offering an early bird dinner special. Our meal at the tavern seemed a bit expensive for the food we got. The burratta appetizer was exceptional, the romaine in the Caesar had begun to brown and our entrees seemed uninspired. Service was slow, but the patio dining... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
437 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went to an event catered by The Perfect Wife and the food was great. Their mustard glazed salmon was some of the best I have ever had.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Perfect Wife also viewed

Manchester, Green Mountains
Manchester, Green Mountains
 
Manchester, Green Mountains
Manchester, Green Mountains
 

Been to The Perfect Wife? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, International

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Perfect Wife staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?