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The Common Man

3209 German Flats Road, Sugarbush, Warren, VT 05674
+1 802-583-2800
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Warren
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Common Man Restaurant is located in Warren, Vermont, in the heart of Mad River Valley, between Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen. Sited in a 19th century barn, the dining room is elegant in its simplicity. With hand-hewn beams framing an open hearth fireplace, the 100-seat restaurant is inviting and intimate. Since the original owners, the Orsini family, opened their doors in the 1960s, 3209 German Flats Road has been a popular place for locals, visitors, and skiers to gather for a quality Vermont dining experience. Now in its fourth generation of operation, the current owners, Chef Adam Longworth and Lorien Wroten, are working hard to re-energize this Vermont dining institution with small town hospitality and world class cuisine.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We happened to be there for the wonderful 4 course dinner that chef Adam selected as his favorites. Perfectly cooked fresh pasta and NY Strip. I'm bringing you home and opening my own restaurant.Fine dining in a casual barn atmosphere. Everything on the menu is fabulously cooked...Delicious. Heather and Patrick

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Lancaster, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Sat at the bar since they were not seating people in the empty tables, still not sure why. The best food and wine around

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Salem, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The chef/owner prides himself in his Halibut dish. The menu isn't extensive which allows them to take great care in what they are preparing. The dining room is inside a refurbished barn with a fireplace twinkling with tea lights to give it a warm atmosphere. The bar is a great place to dine alone where the conversations are always interesting... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I lived in the Valley for the last 2 years and we fell in love with the Common Man. They have subsequently ruined all our other dining experiences! I am half kidding here but truly we have NEVER experienced a restaurant that hits it out of the park EVERY TIME!!! I first brought my husband here on... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I've been to the Common Man several times over the years, but this was the first time I visited with the new owners. After the previous experiences here in years past, I was a bit disappointed this time around. The food itself was very good. I have no real complaints there. Everything was cooked perfectly and tasted good. Nothing stood... More

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Old Chatham, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Common Man gets wonderful reviews here for both the ambiance and the food, and we agree with both. We had two dinners here mid-week recently, so it was rather quiet, which we enjoyed. The wood-timbered great room was warm and inviting - important in the bitter cold of winter. The first dinner we had a lamb sausage special over pasta,... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Loved the brussell sprout salad, the pasta was spicy and a little overcooked. I would say some dishes were excellent and some were eh.... But great wine selection. Try to get a table near the fireplace and if you have kids, skip the glass tables. Way too nerve-wracking for a relaxing dinner hearing the clattering of utensils and glasses.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

One of the pricer places, but food was good. Menu not big. We went with a big group and the accomodated us with no issues. Server was good. Desert was so so.

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Food was outstanding and the quality of service was very, very good. Our innkeepers recommend this restaurant and made reservations for us. A must go to place if in the Sugarbush, Warren area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a wonderful restaurant for a couples nite out or special family occasion. plenty of waitstaff to attend to your needs; cozy ambience in a restored farm house with a great fireplace as focal point; Vermont dining at its finest. The owner is an experienced chef from the area; and it shows in the quality of the food. Thursday... More

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