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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value

Visited on a weekend getaway. Good value and above average food. Sat in conservatory and enjoyed the view. Would recommend for an above average meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Njbob53
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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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Farmingdale, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a weekend getaway. Good value and above average food. Sat in conservatory and enjoyed the view. Would recommend for an above average meal.

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Manchester, Vermont
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two separate restaurants in this charming building. Downstairs is the fine dining called The Perfect Wife. The food is VERY good and well presented. The upstairs Pub offers good bar food and a more casual atmosphere. My only complaint is that I do not care for the wine by the glass offerings. My preference is for a smooth,... More 

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Thank Claudia B
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Claudia, Thank you for the nice review on Trip Advisor. I would like you to know that we do offer three Chardonnays by the glass. If you are eating in the tavern, you are welcome to order glass wine from the dining room. I spoke with my manager, Andrea, who orders the wine and she let me know that... More 

MANCHESTER CENTER
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times and haven't had less than an excellent meal. The menu is eclectic, the meals prepared with care. The owner/chef focuses on local products and organics.

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Thank GERALD C
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took me to the Perfect Wife for Mothers Day brunch. It was our first visit there and were we ever pleasantly surprised! They had a brunch bar offering and it was SO good. The items were unique with a little twist from the usual. We enjoyed it tremendously. Highly recommend you try this restaurant!

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Thank caelove
Tabernacle, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We make sure we eat here every time we make our way trough Manchester center. Very warm atmosphere. Two places in one. The other woman is the tavern. Menu is similar. Different atmosphere compared to the perfect bride. Good deal of variety for the vegetarian meals. The Turkey schnitzel is a real winner. Sauce is very good. True Vermont feel.

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Thank Chuck K
Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My meal was delicious (scampi) but my husband's (crab cakes) didn't meet his expectations. We had crab cakes at Bistro Henry the night before and they were outstanding! We've eaten here in the past and it all was delicious, though!

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Thank Theartist313
London
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The restaurant is slightly out of Manchester VT and has a wonderfully warm ambience when you walk in through the door: soft lighting, tables not on top of one another and a live pianist. It has an extensive wine list, with wine also by the glass and a superb cocktail list ("libations"). We both had corn fed chicken breast for... More 

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Thank hesiod58
Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Third visit, and again, superb! Wonderful evening, delicious and beautifully presented meal for party of five. Very accommodating to food allergies. Highly recommended!

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Thank CTShore
Bayside, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Good food and interesting choices on the menu both as far as food and drink. The bartenders are awesome and fun to be around...the place itself has such a fun vibe on nights where they bring in a DJ!!! Especially on Halloween...the party was one of the better Halloween/pub/bar parties that I have been to! But it's still a relativity... More 

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Thank M C
Millbrook, New York
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Perfect Wife was also the perfect reward for a long drive from NYC, with a menu that makes you want to come back for what you couldn't eat. The risotto was topped with braised seasonal vegetables, and just the right amount of a local cheese to give flavor but not heaviness. Coq au vin was tasty, with each ingredient... 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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

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?