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“Always WONDERFUL!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mistral's at Toll Gate

Mistral's at Toll Gate
10 Toll Gate Road, Manchester, VT 05255
802-362-1779
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Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Berkshire, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Always WONDERFUL!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I have been dining at Mistral's for almost 20 years and it has always been a wonderful experience. The food is simply delicious and Dana provides a fabulous gormet menu with daily specials. His lovely wife Cheryl is the hostess and manages the restaurant with elegance and grace. Cheryl and her staff treat every customer as if they have known them forever, and the food is always worth the drive from the Berkshires. Mistral's has been my family's favorite dining establishment for almost 20 years and counting...

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Intimate Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This is not a family restaurant, so leave the kiddies home and enjoy a romantic dinner with your significant other. The ambiance in the first room with the waiting bar is the most intimate dining experience in southern VT with excellent and professional service, innovative and fresh menu. This is a very special place for sure with a great view of the river in the rear of the building.

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, VT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A special place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Mistral's has been one of our special occasion choices for many years and we always wonder why we don't go more often. The setting is romantic next to a beautiful mountain stream and the food is always fabulous. Don't miss the coffee ice cream dessert - has been the same for 20 years, but it's always, always amazing.

Visited October 2011
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Albany, New York, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pricey but Very Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

NYC pricey but very good food and service. We had a table overlooking the stream and the windows were open......very Vermonty. Nicely decorated and well maintained.

I'd rate this place a tad below Bistro Henry mainly because of the prices but can't beat the setting!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rexford, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

While it's a bit out of the way as restaurants go, the location is actually quite incredible. You feel like you're in the middle of the woods. So the atmosphere is really unique.

What makes it even better is the fact that the food is truly fantastic. At least mine and my wife's meals were. The duck was one of the best I've ever had...truly. I could not have been happier with my meal. Perfectly cooked, incredible flavor, just the right portion. My wife's meal, the veal, was equally great. I was very impressed with our meals.

The wine list is excellent, awarded as well. A great selection to complement any meal. And some unique selections that you don't normally see by the glass. Desserts were excellent as well...and well worth saving room for.

Service was great, though it was a quiet night so I can't speak to what it's like on a busy night. But we felt very well taken care of.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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