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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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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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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
Most recent review
Best Meal on our College Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Liz V
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Cumberland Foreside, Maine, United States
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cumberland Foreside, Maine, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were staying at the Inn for a night and decided to have dinner here. I ordered the steak and my husband ordered the ceasar salad with chicken. The steak was good but the fries didn't seem fancy enough for a pairing with steak. Maybe I should have asked for the potatoes as a substitute. Apple crisp needed more ice... More 

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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 via mobile

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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?