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Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant

25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-9925
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Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 7
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.
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Easley, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When booking our stay at The Swift House Inn, they asked if we would like reservations at their on site restaurant. We decided to do that as we would not have to search for somewhere to dine that night. We made a very good choice! Our meal was very good and the atmosphere was very nice and appropriate for a... More

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Monroe, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Everyone loved their dinner but the breakfast was even more delicious with both cold and hot options available. Traveling with 4 young adults who are very health conscious, the variety of fruits, yogurts, oatmeal and eggs made everyone extremely happy. Will definitely eat here again.

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new york, new york
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were staying in Middlebury for 4 nights, and unfortunately only ate at Swift House the final night, It was August, so we sat on a pleasant screened porch surrounded by the beauty of the property on which Swift House is located. We were the last to arrive, and there were about 6 other tables of people. Unfortunately, there was... More

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Whiting, Vermont, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Two visits to Jessica's Restaurant in the past two weeks proved to be excellent choices. We have had many excellent meals at the Swift House Inn over the past few years. Tom the bartender and host is very attentive, recommends excellent wines and makes one feel at home. The owners, Dan and Michele, have a beautiful upscale B&B. Both times... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were a party of nine so I understand it's hard for the staff. This was an excellent meal and every entree was really good. Only low points were the slow service and the fries could have been awesome but they were over seasoned which masked the underlying excellent fries. These were minor issues and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal.... More

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Shoreham, Vermont
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I LOVE Jessica's Restaurant and Chef Rob - we are never disappointed and choose Jessica's any chance we get to go out for a nice meal. We recently celebrated our anniversary with dinner at Jessica's and enjoyed caesar salads, the special - center-cut beef tenderloin with a blue cheese and horseradish cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes... More

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I was looking for a reasonably priced but somewhat special restaurant for a birthday dinner. We made a reservation the day before for 6 and were placed in what ended up a private room. The decor is lovely - B&B/victorian style. The service was excellent and the menu had a wide variety of price ranges so we could all eat... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We arrived early and could not be seated - no problem; we just hit the bar and sampled one of the three local brews on tap when seated, instead of a packed dining room, we were seated along the edge in a room with three other full tables and four empty tables in the middle. It became clear they were... More

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

We missed on this occasion. There is never a good excuse for slow service, we just were not on our game and have discussed this night's service as a team. Compounding it with an improperly cooked burger never helps. I am happy to say that Chef Rob seldom misses the temps on his meats and the staff reacted properly with... More

Dayton, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We're lodging at the Swift House while spending a few days enjoying the good life in Vermont (review to come after we check out!), and so this highly-rated in-house restaurant had to be on the itinerary. We were not disappointed; everything was competent, and the food was on a par with the finest places we've dined. We arrived at our... More

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Jessica's is an excellent option when looking for a special restaurant in Middlebury (parent's weekend anyone). The service, albeit slow at times, is warm and accommodating and many menu items are truly excellent. The scallops, pan seared and seasonally paired with an appropriate sauce (butternut squash and candied pecans in the fall), are tender, buttery, and perfectly cooked. One is... More

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