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The Perfect Wife

2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2817
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Ranked #16 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $10 - $30
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Eclectic
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Saratoga Springs, New York
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Brunswick, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A very enjoyable evening! The food was perfectly prepared and Yummy. The service was impeccable. It was very nice to meet the owner (a lovely young lady) at the carving station, along with the other staff members. The entire staff went above and beyond, to make sure all the guests were happy and enjoyed their meals. The Perfect Wife Team... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The service was attentive and the food excellent. We had lots of choice, but both opted for the steak. For once I got no fuss about ordering "well done" meat. We had scalloped potatoes with horseradish --- they were so good I could have had a meal of those alone.

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Glenville, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We have dined here many times and have been treated very well by the staff and the food has always been excellent. Had to find a place for a wedding reception in 3 weeks and the Perfect wife stepped right up and provided our guests with fantastic staff and delicious food and EVERYONE raved about the service and food. They... More 

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We actually dined upstairs at the 'Other Woman', the tavern above the Perfect Wife which is owned and operated by the same people. The French Dip sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I ever had and the Howling Wolf (vegetarian dish) was so good that I could see myself going back just for that (I rarely find vegetarian dishes... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The food here was just about alright although we thought the vegetables a little too raw for our taste. What we didn't like at all was the noise! Too much clatter from the TV and too many people trying to make themselves heard above the racket. The atmosphere may have suited young people but we oldies found it a bit... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Went to the tavern portion. Everything was ok. Food was alright. Service was alright. Would go again.

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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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