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2594 Depot St / Rte 11 - 30, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-2817
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Ranked #16 of 62 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
New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 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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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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