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Melaza Bistro

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Spanish, American, Fusion
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71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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Hours:
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
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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
Nice spot to have apps & cocktails!

Enjoyed the food and service here! My husband and I loved the mussels, and the other appetizers on the menu!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dottie A
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the food and service here! My husband and I loved the mussels, and the other appetizers on the menu!

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Thank Dottie A
Woodstock, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always a pleasant experience to eat at Melaza. The atmosphere, food and service add up to a great night. The staff is friendly and warm; they make you feel at home. Tony, our server, was helpful and answered any questions. We were not rushed to place our orders. Unfortunately, the scallop dish was sold out. Thus, two orders... More 

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Thank LabLover61
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have reviewed before about how much I love this place and I cannot say it enough! I enjoyed another amazing meal here with a friend this past Friday, we sat at the bar and the bartender was lovely! She made fabulous drinks and gave us attentive and friendly service. I am so glad they have found a really good... More 

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Thank Alexias87
Niskayuna, New York
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hats off to Melaza for providing such a unique and delicious dining experience. We were in Woodstock for a long-weekend getaway; dining at Melaza felt like a getaway within a getaway. My rum punch immediately transported me to a tropical beach. Coconut shrimp were large and fresh, with very crispy and non-greasy panko and coconut that paired amazingly well with... More 

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Thank Ashley D
Hartland, Vermont
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their scallop dish is so good I have had it every time I go. The fruit drinks amazing. Nice atmosphere. Nice service. All the food is good.

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Thank vermonter57282
Asuncion, Paraguay
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's nothing to complain about this place. It's a unique place to have dinner in Woodstock: the food is delicious (OMG) and the staff is warm. You definitely have to check it out.

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Thank Rafael D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little restaurant with surprising Caribbean- Hispanic favors. Lovely tapas, order a few to try several, they were delightful. The food was very good and wait staff was so polite and checked in with us every stage of the meal to be sure we were satisfied. I ordered my filet mignon rare and it was cooked perfectly. Portions are just... More 

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Thank Lorraine B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Called without a reservation on a busy Monday evening before Christmas and they were able to find us a table for 4 after a short but most enjoyable sit at the bar (being served very efficiently by Sophie). The menu was very interesting and we all enjoyed what we ordered. Service was good and overall was excellent value for money.

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Thank Sally R
Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

What an incredible experience. We were greeted by the hostess who was jubilant and friendly. We laughed and joked all the way to our table. Our server Kirk (who I further learned may have been the owner who's last name was Kirk) was truly outstanding. He was knowledgeable, attentive, efficient and extremely friendly. The Washington wine was delectable and he... More 

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Thank CassidyAnne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 8 and had a reservation for another restaurant in town but that restaurant closed due to the weather and never bothered to call us . We were stuck without a reservation in a town where there are few restaurants to begin with. We tried the brick-oven pizza restaurant and they said they could not take... More 

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Spanish, American, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic

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
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 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?