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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, 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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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 34
    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
Nice night!

We stopped on our way to Ludlow from Manhattan . We were seated in the atrium which was lovely. Excellent sesame crusted tuna and good chicken. Our waitress was great. All in all a great stop and meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Hrvnyc
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  • Special occasions
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239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seward, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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MANCHESTER CENTER
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Essex, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Food was awesome, lots of good selections and beer was great. Also the night time entertainment was enjoyable. The eye candy wasn't bad either!

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East Hartland, ct
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was great and the setting was very comfortable there was a huge selection of fun beers. This place gets busy, even on a Wednesday night, so plan accordingly. A little on the pricey side. Located just outside of Manchester Center. We were staying at the Equinox and they shuttled us over - so it is not too far... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stopped on our way to Ludlow from Manhattan . We were seated in the atrium which was lovely. Excellent sesame crusted tuna and good chicken. Our waitress was great. All in all a great stop and meal.

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Boston
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for an early bite on Derby Day. The feel to the bar was nice. The restaurant area looked dismal, but we did not eat in there. I had one of the best burgers that I have ever had at a pub - if the roll had been better, it might have made the top of the list. Unfortunately, they... More 

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I want to thank you for taking the time to write the review of my tavern. While I am thrilled to hear that you loved your burger, I am not happy about how my staff behaved. I was away last weekend and while I love to think that all is well, it is obviously not. This letter gives... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was very good. We got the preserved lemon ceasar (loved the cornbread croutons!), house salad, (two!) orders of mac and cheese (nice breadcrumb crust and not super cheesy), meatloaf (average), and hot wings. I recommend the buffalo wings, not the garlic wings, which didn't taste as good as they sounded. For dessert, we shared the brownie with 3 flavors... More 

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NY
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We enjoyed a great night out of delicious pub fare at "The Other Woman" portion of the restaurant. The food is fresh and bright, well seasoned and cooked to order. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well.

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

& their beer on tap is always good. A noisy family place that is very welcoming, my husband and I like to eat at the bar and pretend we're locals.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This resteraunt was recommended to us by a couple of people. They had music Friday night so it sounded like fun. Both our entrees were greasy and almost inedible. I had turkey Parmesan and my husband had the Cajun popcorn (crawfish tales).Some people had salads that looked good...wish I ordered one of those. It was a good spot to get... More 

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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
  • 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?