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“Prime Rib To Die For” 5 of 5 stars
Review of White Dog Restaurant & Tavern - CLOSED

White Dog Restaurant & Tavern
1759 US Route 7, Danby, VT 05739
802 293-5477
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Price range: $11 - $21
Cuisines: Italian, American, Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our 200 year old Farmhouse sits back off Route 7 and rests on five beautiful, manicured acres with exceptional views of the Green Mountains. We endeavor to do all we can to ensure high quality food as we are passionate about providing a positive, delicious dining experience in our old farmhouse. Deck dining available in the summer months and three roaring fire places in the winter months ultimately allowing you to relax while enjoying the company of others, so please enjoy a friendly glass, home cooked meals and good conversation. Tom and Lisa Musso
Rutland, Vermont
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Prime Rib To Die For”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

My wife and I have enjoyed dinners here for years. Their prime rib is to die for, especially, but don't try to ask how they make their au jus! That's a secret!

The horseradish dressing is special on the salad, too.

And have Tom make you a drink! As he will tell you, he makes drinks the way HE would enjoy them!

Oh -- and you will never have the server ask if you'd like to keep your fork! (How stupid is that, really?) They expect to clear your table -- flatware included -- and bring you clean utensils. Perhaps a small point, but nice.

All in all, a lovely, quaint, relaxing place to have dinner.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Collinsville, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
“Cool old tavern building with nice owners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The restaurant has a very local New England feel, with wide wood plank floors and a lovely ancient fireplace and wood bar. The menu tends to be Italian with just a few choices otherwise. The food was very good, and you get a lot for your money. Not too expensive; a prime rib was $25, chicken parm $18 and a pork bracciole $19. the entrees came with a small salad. Interestingly, you do not get bread other than with certain entrees, so if bread is important to you, ask. We also did not get any water, so again, ask. We were too full for desert, but the choices sounded nice. The owner's dogs parade through, which did not bother us - but if you are allergic or don't like dogs maybe go elsewhere.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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philadlphia/atlantic city
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“AMAZING ATMOSPHERE AND FOOD.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

great little place. fine food and great ambiance. very real inside, they kept the huge 3 sided fireplace, floors, walls etc from 1800's 'toll house'.
menu changes to reflect local harvest, but 'chicken tom' is a staple-try it! tom will probably serve to you himself. wife chef lisa aways has a local story. this is a 'family affair'
bonus--tom makes the best martinis and manhattans north of nyc.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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at the beach, nj
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Get a Taste of Authentic Vermont Cooking at a Local Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

In 1994, The White Dog Tavern was recommended to us by a few locals from the Danby, VT area. We were immediately smitten with the rustic yet cozy restaurant that also houses a convivial little bar, and have made many visits back over the last 15 or so years.

Located inside a snug farm house that was built in 1812, Tom and Lisa Musso have created a welcoming restaurant that features delicious food, friendly conversation, and terrific service. In the summer months there is an outdoor seating area and in the fall and winter, a fire is usually blazing.

Though the menu isn't that extensive (hence the 4 out of 5 stars for food), Lisa will try to accommodate special dietary needs, per a note on the menu. My husband has been a devoted Chicken Tom fan for many years. On our last visit in July 2009, the baby carrots that accompanied my prime rib were straight from The White Dog garden! Produce doesn't get much more local than that!

If you're visiting Vermont and are looking for an authentic and delicious Vermont meal with the locals, give The White Dog Tavern a whirl!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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