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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
Price range: $31 - $50
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 7
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
1 review
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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 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
111 reviews 111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Canandaigua
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117 reviews 117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We dined at the Swift House graduation weekend, another big night that can test a restaurant's mettle. I made the reservation 2 months prior, and confirmed the week before. We had a part y of 8 and were given a dining time of 5:30. Of course a large party is hard to organize, especially if they haven't seen each other... More

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

Thank you for your comments on your dining experience. I apologize for our mistakes that evening. When you made the reservation I should have told you that we most likely would be using the table later that evening for other guests; however, the server should never have said this to you! It is not her job to do so, and... More

San Diego, California, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Although we had read the great reviews, we were still amazed at the quality of food we ate. Everything we ate from the chicken liver w/ perfect toast points, to the maple glazed pork belly was done right. Our only complaint was that we were so full after our appetizers and main courses and had no room left to try... More

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allentown,pa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My son and I ate dinner here while doing the college tour scene. The service was very good. Food was all enjoyable. The oysters were a very unique preparation which we would both would highly recommend. For those of you who enjoy wine. They have a great list of well priced wines. I am always happy when the restaurant markup... More

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East Middlebury, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Hit it out of the park! This was my second wine dinner at Jessicas. The pairings were perfect and the proportions just right. What a WONDERFUL evening.

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