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Melaza Bistro

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American, Latin, Tapas, Fusion
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining...
Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets with subtle tropical flavors. !Let Melaza be your Place for Dining.....Enjoy Melaza's relaxed and refined atmosphere featuring outdoor seating on the front patio and back terrace. (Weather permitting). We offer Gluten Free, Tapas and Diner options.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 119
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply Amazing !!!

We were recently in Woodstock, Vt for a week and went to our usual places. On our last night there we decided to go out of our comfort range and try something different. With the help of TripAdvisor we found Melazo Bistro. It was wonderful !! Not many dining experiences that I have had will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
kpfjadip
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Petersburg
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Petersburg
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were recently in Woodstock, Vt for a week and went to our usual places. On our last night there we decided to go out of our comfort range and try something different. With the help of TripAdvisor we found Melazo Bistro. It was wonderful !! Not many dining experiences that I have had will stick in my mind forever…but... More 

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New York
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Reasonable prices, imaginative dishes, excellent service, all in a very comfortable setting - what's not to like?

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Had a great meal on New Years Eve with the family. Very warm environment and great food. Well worth it.

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Norton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The restaurant was amazing! My husband said "one of the best dinners of my entire life!" I totally agree!! Our waiter was super nice and knowledgeable about the food. I was raised on PR food so I when I find a Caribbean restaurant...I must try it! The selection was very unique as well. We went cookoo and ordered yucca fries... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I didn’t know quite what to expect when we visited Melaza Bistro in Woodstock VT. I need not have worried however as it turned out to be a great meal. The Inside is a little on the chintzy with the walls painted with palm trees etc. The service and food however more than makeup for the decor. As a main... More 

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woodstock, vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We live in town so Melaza is one of our regular restaurant stops. We had company from Boston and this was there first visit. Our friends know good food & raved about their meals, and the service. All 4 of us had something different and everything was delicious. I had a signature dish; a generous Pork Shank which was tasty,... More 

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South Pomfret
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had been a few years ago to Melaza and am not sure why we waited so long to return. The Carribean theme is intriguing for its Woodstock setting, but what counts most about a restaurant is its FOOD. As a group of four we sampled several items and all were delicious. This chef makes everything and this comes out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Ventured to this restaurant for our last night in Woodstock based on the positive tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We tried the scottish salmon and the paella specials which were delightful. Even their garlic and cilantro dipping oil for the bread was tasty. We shared the tres leches cake for dessert which was decadent and the perfect ending to... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

An easy walk from the Woodstock Inn and a taste of the Caribbean in a town where you'd least expect it. Try the Chicken or Beef Empanadas and the Mariquitas Chips (crispy green plaintain & mashed avocado) for appetizers. Try the Coffee & Chili dusted Filet mignon or Pan Seared Sea Scallops for entrees. I found the Coconut Panko Crusted... More 

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Meriden, NH
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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is hard to find a restaurant that repeatedly meets the need, whether a table for two or for a gang, whether vegan or carnivore, Melaza puts out interesting food in a pleasant environment. I have not had a bad meal, a bad server or a bad time and I have been there many times.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Latin, Tapas, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets with subtle tropical flavors. !Let Melaza be your Place for Dining.....Enjoy Melaza's relaxed and refined atmosphere featuring outdoor seating on the front patio and back terrace. (Weather permitting). We offer Gluten Free, Tapas and Diner options.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?