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Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant

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25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753 (Route 7)
802-388-9925
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: A meal at Jessica's Restaurant is always memorable. The recently updated...
A meal at Jessica's Restaurant is always memorable. The recently updated dining room is a reflection of the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn. Jessica's Restaurant is located in the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont. Jessica's is just two blocks from downtown Middlebury, set in an 1814 stately home, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens. Jessica's casual atmosphere is the perfect place for an dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for four to forty! Come early and enjoy our bar; Tom, with his more than 30 years of bartending experience, can fix you a cocktail or help you choose the right bottle of wine. We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list for six straight years! We also have local beers on tap including Switchback, from Southern Vermont; and two brews from Middlebury, Wolaver's Organic India Pale Ale and Otter Creek Seasona.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great dinner

We were staying at the Swift House Inn and had dinner at Jessica's. The steak was tender and cooked to how it was ordered. The salmon was excellent. Service excellent. Pretty, warm atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robindo
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying at the Swift House Inn and had dinner at Jessica's. The steak was tender and cooked to how it was ordered. The salmon was excellent. Service excellent. Pretty, warm atmosphere.

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Barnstead, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ordered Beef Tenderloin and I gota tell you it was great cooked just the way I asked the wait staff was warm and friendly and helpful with suggestions

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Thank jim r
Biddeford, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Just returned from a wonderful stay at the Swift House and dined at Jessica's on New Years Eve. The food was excellent, the service superb and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly.The shallot and mushroom soup was delicious--the best I've ever had! We had the opportunity to meet the owners, Dan and Michelle who were very gracious and welcoming. I would... More 

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Thank Kathy M
Vermont25, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! New Years Eve was a fun night. More 

Sterling, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner. I got potato chip encrusted haddock. It was to die for. There were 4 courses and all were great. The wine selection is outstanding. We also had complimentary breakfast each morning. So many choices. I could have been happy with fresh fruit homemade granola and Greek yogurt. But i couldn't resist the crapes or special... More 

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Thank donnareusch
Biddeford, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

My family and I stayed at Swift House Inn and went to dinner at Jessica's last night, and it was fabulous. The personal touch was great, and the atmosphere was warm, welcoming, and relaxed (nothing pretentious about it whatsoever). Before dinner, we had drinks at the bar and the bartender knew his stuff. He turned us on to a fantastic... More 

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Thank malon41
Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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505 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Our daughter has relocated to Middlebury, we are retired owners of restaurants and a full service, multiple diamond, destination resort. We understand the business. We had been told that when local folks had "out-of-town" guests whom they wanted to impress, they would book a table at Jessica's. We visited over Christmas, had a 6:15 reservation, and were impressed that the... More 

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Vermont25, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

This is a tough one for us! We have reviewed every item of these comments with our Chef, service staff, and Guest Services staff, as we do with every review. It is important that we stay attentive even when busy, and offer the proper help, assistance and greeting from arrival to departure. There is no excuse for a service error.... More 

Naples, Florida
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It was a really nice meal in a really nice environment. Very highly recommend it. I loved the pasta with veggies in peanut sauce and my husband loved the pork chop with apple cider.

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Thank LaViajeraPR
New Haven, Vermont
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a historic type bed and breakfast in the great town of Middlebury VT. The meals are in the historic mansion and there is really nice attention to the details. The food and drinks were really good. We live in the area and this is on our favorites list.

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1 Thank Robert P
Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Excellent food, lovely ambience and pleasant service. Not much more to say. Prices are at upper end but commensurate with restaurant. Portions moderate, but, again as expected and welcome. Highly recommend for very pleasant dining experience. Casual but nice clothes.

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2 Thank sinicle
East Middlebury, Vermont
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Our evening at Jessica's started with a warm welcome from the staff and atmosphere. We enjoyed a cocktail at the bar before being seated. The menu was exciting and the wine list, expert! The server was delightful. Our meals were Pure bliss! Highest complements to the Chef! We can't wait to dine there again!!

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Thank eatgoodfoods
Vermont25, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the outstanding reviews! We take particular joy in the recognition that the staff receives. Tom who has been with us for 11 years, the wonderful service staff and of course Chef Rob and his food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
    (Route 7)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: 802-388-9925

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

A meal at Jessica's Restaurant is always memorable. The recently updated dining room is a reflection of the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn. Jessica's Restaurant is located in the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont. Jessica's is just two blocks from downtown Middlebury, set in an 1814 stately home, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens. Jessica's casual atmosphere is the perfect place for an dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for four to forty! Come early and enjoy our bar; Tom, with his more than 30 years of bartending experience, can fix you a cocktail or help you choose the right bottle of wine. We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list for six straight years! We also have local beers on tap including Switchback, from Southern Vermont; and two brews from Middlebury, Wolaver's Organic India Pale Ale and Otter Creek Seasona.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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