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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Lovely Dinner and Outstanding Service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Melissa S
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Cleveland, United States
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Cleveland, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Cumberland Foreside, Maine, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We ate at Jessica's based upon the Trip Advisor reviews. We were not disappointed. I would say that all three of us in our party had one of the best meals we have had out in a long time. I had the brussel sprout salad and the porcini mushroom raviolis which were both out of this world. I tasted my... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I would highly recommend Jessica's while in Middlebury, VT. The food and service were both outstanding at this cozy inn restaurant.

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Panton, Vermont
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Dinner here was a wonderful experience. The service was superb! The menu offered a wide range of options starting at about $15 with most meals in the $20s. I've gotten some awful crabcakes in my time outside of Maryland but I decided to take a chance and that's what I ordered. They were delicious with large chunks of crab. The... More 

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

Thanks to all of our dinners for the wonderful reviews! We have such a great and fun staff, they all work hard! Chef Rob, he just keeps getting better and more creative every day! We get more comments on the crab cakes than any item on our changing menu. Guests are always surprised by how good they are. We lived... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

They have a very interesting menu. There are options for all tastes. The price is fair and the ambiance is very cozy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is recommended to make a reservation.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Jessica's is. A beautifully appointed restaurant in a lovely New England Inn just a block from downtown Middlebury. The menu is creative, with seasonal changes and local meats and produce. The crab cakes are second to none, even ones I have had along Chesapeake Bay !

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Berkshires, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying at the lovely, historic Swift House Inn near the end of foliage season in October. Our first evening, we dined at Jessica's, the Inn's charming restaurant. We enjoyed the warmth of the period touches in a small room with a marvelous view of the glorious sunset. Our server proved gracious, informative and attentive. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This past Tuesday I attended a wine tasting dinner that was unbelievably divine! Five courses carefully constructed by the hands of Chef Robert Fenn. The evening started off with warm and wonderful people and ambiance, and ended with perfectly filled stomachs and satisfied taste buds! If you haven't eaten at Jessica's Restaurant at the Swift House Inn, do your self... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We ate dinner here while staying at the Inn. We had relatively low expectations regarding the food and were very pleasantly surprised. The food was quite good, and the ambiance was very pleasant.

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Additional Information about Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant

Address: 25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753
Phone Number: 802-388-9925
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50

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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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