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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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Ranked #5 of 27 Restaurants in Woodstock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Sun - Tue 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Latin, Tapas, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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.
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English first
Montreal, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our food at this bistro. The waitress we had too was absolutely amazing. She described the menu in wonderful detail and our mouths were watering before we even saw the food.

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

What an unexpected surprise! We found Melaza in the small town of Woodstock, Vermont. It's quite a trendy place, with many upscale dining opportunities. Some way overpriced, and others good but not impressive. Filling in this gap is Melaza. Reasonably priced, the food is a bit out of the ordinary and it adds to the flair. The service was excellent... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Sat outside on Sunday, Sept 28th with my wife and truly enjoyed our meal. We started with the empanadas, plantain cups with pork and garlic shrimp. All hit the spot perfectly. The black bean soup was tasty as well. We split the braised pork shank with a guava sauce, which was recommended from Amy our great server. It was perfect.... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

We have been coming up to the Quechee/Woodstock area for years and were so pleased to see something so different here. My sister visited first & still talks about the skirt steak she ordered and the pork shank her husband enjoyed. I went with a friend in May and also was delighted. Our server was VERY thorough with her descriptions... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The friendly bartender was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about his beers and wines. We ate a fantastic pork shank, very tender and tasty. Good atmosphere and no tv-screens :-).

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I visited in early September. Difficult to quantify why but we came away mildly disappointed. The menu was Caribbean and every dish seemed to mix sweet and savoury tastes. I appreciate that some Caribbean cuisine is like this but not all. It therefore presented my wife, who like her sweet and likes her savoury but not on... More

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Quechee, Vermont
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

While we knew about the owner/chef from a previous country club chef position this is the first time we stopped by this Woodstock VT restaurant impromptu without a reservation. We found a friendly atmosphere and a competent staff. The decor is matching its Caribbean flair and the variety of the menu is supplemented by innovative specials. While the majority of... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has an interesting Latin menu. Delicious black bean soup, empanadas and coconut shrimp. The scallops over saffron risotto was excellent. The service was really spotty with an undertrained server.

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Lawrence, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I always make this a stop on our trips to Woodstock. The salmon is wonderful and the carribbean flank steak is too. The drinks are delicious too.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Melaza Bistro is in a great location of Woodstock. Great outdoor seating and plenty of seating inside. We were seated indoors and upstairs. We had some time to review the menu before our waitress came over to our table and took our drink order. After our pricey bottle of wine came out, she asked to take our order. About ten... More

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david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for letting me know about your experience. While I'm glad you enjoyed our food, I'm sorry you felt about our service. On that evening I noticed that particular server walking to the kitchen confused and disoriented, I got really concerned, I sat her down in my office to see if she needs medical attention, right at that... More

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