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The Hermitage Inn

25 Handle Road, Dover, VT 05356
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Ranked #8 of 28 restaurants in Dover
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Price range: $29 - $31
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hermitage Road
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43 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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197 reviews 197 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely place, dead at this time of year but menu didn't suffer. Good wine list, excellent food, friendly and efficient, if not polished service. No problem with gluten-free for the celiac member of our party. Very good cocktails, even on a quiet night. Portions a little large - a plus for some, we prefer smaller.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We absolutely love the fine dining restaurant. I know there is also food service in the pub, but we always go to the back for white glove dining. Service is impeccable and the food is oh-so-good. Menu changes frequently and lots of times depends on what is fresh and available. Well worth the higher tab.

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Sand Lake, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This trip was the result of a "special invitation" to spend a day at the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain. The designated meeting place for the invitees and the days activities was at the Inn. The activities included a cross between a continental breakfast and full breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and drinks, and dinner, skiing, snowmobiling, skating, and cross country... More

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Rumson, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Love the ambiance but the menu rarely changes and next to nothing healthy on the menu... forget about masking a reservation on a holiday weekend unless your a Hermitage member ...and that's not a cheap ticket

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We have had brunch at the Hermitage in the past and love it. We decided to go again only to be hugely disappointed. They have change from an a la carte brunch to a buffet. When we arrived for our reservation they were unprepared, food was not in chaffing dishes, stations were not yet staffed and ready to go. Our... More

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Picton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I had an outstanding meal at The Hermitage last weekend. What made this special is that I am on a restricted diet and -- because of a communications glitch -- the chef didn't hear about my diet until the morning of my dinner. When I arrived, I was presented with a menu that incorporated my restrictions. I've never experienced this... More

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Danville, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I am so glad we found this and would love to stay here next time we come. The grounds are beautiful and we were fortunate, since it was a slow night, to eat in the cozy Tavern. Food was great; service was fun. We came back the next day to see one of the world's largest collections of Michael Delacroix... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Very nice country inn in southern Vermont with top notch restaurant. Chef is clearly one of the best in the region. Pumpkin soup, scallops, smoked pork chop, poached lobster were all fantastic. Food menu in my opinion should be expanded by some degree however wine list is extensive. We had a very nice sparkling Italian wine. Nice big tables with... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Here on a Sunday evening - so fairly light on business. Food wonderfully prepared - interesting combinations, good use of fine ingredients. Substantial and great wine list. Lovely people and tremendously comfortable.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My wife and I REALLY wanted to like this place, we went 2 years ago and had a great lunch at the tavern. Since then it's been consistently downhill - tasteless food and average service and a loud bar are the norm. If you want a nice casual place with good food try the 1846 tavern in Dover instead. The... More

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