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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Special occasions
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Special food and memories!

Went with my husband to The Perfect Wife to celebrate my birthday! As always, the service was excellent -- without hovering -- the food was yummy. The menu had recently been changed & I was disappointed that my favorite item (filet mignon) was no longer there. When I mentioned this to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
DGB50
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Manchester, Vermont
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Manchester, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went with my husband to The Perfect Wife to celebrate my birthday! As always, the service was excellent -- without hovering -- the food was yummy. The menu had recently been changed & I was disappointed that my favorite item (filet mignon) was no longer there. When I mentioned this to the server, she said she would check with Chef... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After a day of skiing we had some drinks here and it was very nice. The service was great and the drinks as well. The appetizers were also very good.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Ate here this past summer and loved it. I had quinoa balls that were fabulous and they even told me how they made them so I could make them at home. We ate outside under the pergola with a view of the garden and then went into the bar to listen to great music. Fun place, great food! Will go... More 

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very nice overall dining experience from food to staff. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Bread pudding, one of the best I have ever had. While they except families, and there were a few there (us included), families better off upstairs (Tavern). Either way get in early or make a reservation during ski season. You will not be disappointed.

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Westchester County, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good food and service located outside of Manchester Village. The bill was a bit over the top, but it was well worth it!

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Oisterwijk, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

All American, what else can I say. Cold beer, and nice affordable food,what else do you need? Next time inManchester I'll be back!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I arrived in Manchester at night and looked up restaurants on TripAdvisor. The reviews for the Perfect Wife were great, including raving reviews of the French onion soup, so I was intrigued. The ambience is beautiful, service is great and, as expected, the onion soup is absolutely wonderful. For the entrée, my boyfriend and I split the chicken, and although... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Six girls traveling together and we all enjoyed this restaurant. Kind of a home style menu, well prepared and served nice and hot. Bartender make delicious drinks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Decided to go to The Perfect Wife for our last night in Manchester. That atmosphere is nice, quaint and the staff is very friendly. We had a peach bellini and jalapeño gimlet to start... both were good, the jalapeño not as strong as my liking, but it was a solid drink. We both had the onion soup... (worth the trip... More 

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Peru, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have eaten in the downstairs restaurant and also in the tavern. I do prefer the tavern although the food was very good in both places. They send you a FREE meal on your birthday. How nice is that! I have never been disappointed.

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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?