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YE OLDE TAVERN

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5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are...
Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat.Ye Olde Tavern has facilities for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Specatator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Jeannette Garneau- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 297
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
After some hesitation, we returned!

We returned just a couple of weeks ago. Michael, the Manager, was at the helm. It was as we had experienced, time after time there. Excellent service, excellent food, wonderful beverages, cozy room for two. Wonderful! We believe our one bad experience out of many, many great ones was a once in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Judith H
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Raymertown, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Raymertown, New York, United States
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We returned just a couple of weeks ago. Michael, the Manager, was at the helm. It was as we had experienced, time after time there. Excellent service, excellent food, wonderful beverages, cozy room for two. Wonderful! We believe our one bad experience out of many, many great ones was a once in a life experience. Keep up the good work,... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Rustic Decor with multiple fireplaces. Great service. Cassandra was our waitress. Made us feel right at home. Manager was very nice too. Food was very good. Can not wait to come back.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Paul, Looking back, I noticed that you have written a previous review of our tavern and I am thrilled we made your 2nd visit as special as your 1st. I am pleased you enjoyed the surroundings, the excellent service and of course the fabulous food. We agree, Cassandra is amazing and that is why she has just been promoted to... More 

Harwinton, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had come for a wedding and stayed for the food. YOT had a very nice twist on some of the olde comfort standards. The veal sausage was delightful, and the porterhouse...I didn't think people could really eat that much. The wedding party was a bit more than what they restaurant had expected and they did their best to recover.... More 

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Keith, Thank you for your review and joining us for an after wedding dinner. We appreciate your comments about our food, ambiance and staff. I have to admit, we were caught off guard by the extra 5 guests that showed up for the dinner. We met with the wedding party months before their date and went over the dining-room guest... More 

Hewitt, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The staff is spot on. Very detail oriented. The food is delicious. Do not be deterred by the white table clothes as they are what add to the charm of this lovely restaurant/pub.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Mary, Thank you for your review and of course spending an evening with us. Compliments like yours are what inspire us to create memorable dining experiences for our guests. We look forward to your return visit. Sincerely, Michael More 

George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I think in 2015 its time to lose the doilies and serving dishes and chef "didn't realise" he'd cremated my fishcakes but overall the Ye Olde Tavern was the classic charming American tell a tale about this historic building type of restaurant. The service was friendly and efficient, the Taproom beer absolutely great and the main dishes were well cooked... More 

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Bonnie, Thank you for including us in your visit to Vermont. I remember your table, since on very rare occasion, do we burn something and then serve it. This is one of those times and I apologize and I did remove it from your bill. We pride ourselves in everything we do and correcting anything that is brought to our... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ye Old Tavern has been around a long time. The building dates from the 1790s and the current owners have maintained the old colonial character of this place. The two meals we have enjoyed there recently have been supurb. Excellent food, prepared to our taste including, scallops, pork chop, salmon, and pot roast. Very good wine list as well. Service... More 

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

Douglas, This review is precisely what I love to read, thanks. I can't tell you how much we love being able to put together an amazing dining experience for our guests. You are right, there is nothing better than sitting near a fireplace to keep one warm and cozy on a cold Vermont evening. Thank you so much for letting... More 

Austin, TX
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

While staying in Dover for the summer we drove over to Manchester frequently, and made the trip 3 times specifically for dinner at Ye Old Tavern. The setting is so cool, just like the name promises! The early bird fare is a great deal - though dining that early is more like lunch for us since we are late night... More 

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

I am blown away that you would drive 40 miles on 3 different occasion specifically to dine at Ye Olde Tavern, thank you! It is wonderful knowing that you enjoyed the your meals, beers, service, ambiance and able to take advantage of our Early Bird Menu. You've really made my day! We can't wait to see you here again. Cheers!... More 

Manhattan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Friendly service. Food is tasteless masked by cheese in everything. Sorry to say over cooked and bland with no nutritional value.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

I am so sorry about your evening at our historic tavern. We don't get many negative reviews and when we do we take them very seriously. Without knowing what and when you ate with us, I can't investigate your review. I wish you had mentioned it while you were here, so we could have corrected it and learned from your... More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This restaurant is in an old house and they have multiple dining rooms that are small and cozy. We sat next to the fireplace which was perfect on a rainy cold evening. The service here is excellent and the staff are welcoming. You first receive 4 delicious cranberry fritters served with maple butter. Then a small loaf of bread arrives... More 

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

This restaurant is in an old house and they have multiple dining rooms that are small and cozy. We sat next to the fireplace which was perfect on a rainy cold evening. The service here is excellent and the staff are welcoming. You first receive 4 delicious cranberry fritters served with maple butter. Then a small loaf of bread arrives... More 

NATALBRAZIL
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I just enjoyed everything on it. Our dinner was delicious: sausage as starter,our sirloin as entree was very tasty and a distroied apple pie with vanilla ice cream deserves a bis. If you like great food in a romantic ambiance don't miss Ye olde when you are in Manchester.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review

I believe you are our 1st review from Brazil, obrigado and of course dining with us! Your review is precisely what I love to read. Nothing puts a smile on my face like knowing that we checked all the boxes for you, our treasured guest. Our entire team hope to see you again soon when you're back in Vermont. Cheers!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat.Ye Olde Tavern has facilities for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Specatator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Jeannette Garneau- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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