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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best restaurant in Middlebury!

Beautiful location, gorgeous dining room - and great crab cakes! Tom is the best bartender as well. There is an outside deck that overlooks the gorgeous grounds. Fireplace in the dining room adds ambiance in the winter.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Vermont
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location, gorgeous dining room - and great crab cakes! Tom is the best bartender as well. There is an outside deck that overlooks the gorgeous grounds. Fireplace in the dining room adds ambiance in the winter.

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Bergen County, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful room, sophisticated wine list, delicious dinner. We were a group of 6 and happened to be seated in our own private room, a library with dark wine-colored walls. Lovely setting and perfect for our little reunion group.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

After a day of kayaking in Middlebury, we wanted a place that seemed casual enough for our quick change, but suited to our 9th anniversary. We sat on the porch overlooking the terrace to avoid the mosquitoes at dusk, but had the peaceful view of the lawn and gardens of the inn. The service was attentive and well-informed. Other than... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I come to Jessica's for dinner out. Several great choices for vegetarian meals. The Brussels sprout salad is very good - and I HATE Brussels sprouts! :) They always have a wonderful suggestion for wine. Friendly staff and a relaxed dinning atmosphere.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After having had a poor experience in a neighboring Inn, we visited for dinner and it was lovely in every way. From the wine list and wine suggestion for dinner to the food quality and service. Excellent excellent

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

There is absolutely no excuse for rude service and it is not acceptable in Jesseca's or the Inn. Chef Rob works way to hard to have a dining experience ruined by a rude waitstaff person. This incident has taken care of with the staff! More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Eclectic menu that worked and mostly Vermont grown. Unfortunately, the waitress really could have cared less, rarely made eye contact, didn't ask how the meal was and couldn't be troubled to say "you're welcome" anytime we said "thanks".

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This was our second visit to The Swift House with friends from Middlebury who rate it #1. The food and service were excellent. My husband and I ordered the braised lamb shanks and were not disappointed. Also, the delicious flourless chocolate cake was perfect for someone like me on a gluten-free diet--and don't miss their plate of local Vermont cheeses!

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was a nice inn, cozy and well kept. you need to make reservation its very popular. The service was good.

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Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everything at this lovely place is excellent. Set inside the former governor's mansion, Jessica's at Swift House Inn, is a rare gem. The atmosphere of a beautiful Federal period mansion combined with award winning food creates a lovely evening for all. The chef uses fresh, local foods and a creative approach to the menu. Their wine menu was great and... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Middlebury, VT. The menu is outstanding, the food incredible, and the service impeccable. Highly recommend the steak and scallops. Enjoy!

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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

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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