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“My favorite restuarant in Vermont!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of YE OLDE TAVERN

YE OLDE TAVERN
5183 Main Street, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-0611
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Ranked #3 of 63 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $16 - $31
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open daily for dinner from 5pm with last seating at 9pm.Reservations are suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat.Ye Olde Tavern has facilities for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Specatator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Jeannette Garneau- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef
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“My favorite restuarant in Vermont!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I have been eating here since 2002 and it was love at first bite. I recall the first thing I ate was stuffed mushrooms and they were fabulous! This restaurant is one of the reasons I go to Manchester. The owner Michael (i think is his name) is always there. He has a superb memory, seeing i usually only go up during the winter months. I really am not a meat eater, nor do I eat pot roast, but I love love the ale braised pot roast. It is probably my favorite item on the menu besides the apple cobbler dessert and the lobster mac and cheese. I've never had a bad meal there. Service is always top notch as well. So if you are in Manchester it is a must go.

  • Visited February 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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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Last review states "favorite restaurant in Manchester" and your review states "favorite restaurant in Vermont", now we have to shoot for the trifecta, "favorite restaurant in the USA". Thank you so much for taking the time to spread the word about our historic tavern and dining with us. I must agree the pot roast is great, it melts in your mouth and the cranberry & apple crisp is such a great way to end an evening. It is great to read that you have been dining with us, since 2002 and we look forward to another 10 years. See you next time. Michael
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“My Favorite Restaurant In Manchester”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

This is by far our favorite dining experience in Manchester, we have never be disappointed here. The food is superb!! I always order a seafood dish and the stuffed mushroom appetizer. The specials are excellent as well! Ask your server for their recommendation, they are usually spot on!
TIP: For a special dining experience, reserve Walter's room!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Can I open by saying, "Thank you for making us your favorite restaurant in Manchester". I couldn't be more thrilled that your evening was to your liking

Our Staff all have their favorite dishes and are not shy in helping you decide on what to have. The entire kitchen and dining room staff are great and I am very lucky to work with them. Walter's Room is a very cute nook, that is perfect to celebrate an anniversary or specai occasion for parties of 2-4 guests.

Thank you,for taking the time to write a review, and I look forward to your return. Michael
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“Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I have eaten here before and this will be by third return. It is worth the hour drive. I can't remember a meal yet that I have had that was bad and I am looking forward to my meal this evening as well. This is a quiet little place in Manchester that once you walk inside, you are walking back in time. It is quiet, comfortable and very cozy. The best meals I have ever had have been here. I highly advise anyone to try the Almond & Brown Sugar Encrusted Brie, the filet and lobster, followed up with the Cranberry Apple Crisp. The food just melts in your mouth!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for celebrating your Birthday at Ye Olde Tavern and letting future guests know about us.. It is, indeed, like taking a step back in time, and I love when our guests appreciate that aspect of our restaurant. Many thanks for taking the hour drive and we look forward to your return sometime soon. Michael
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“Early Bird Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Up to 6:00 P.M. you can get an excellent 3-course dinner for $16.00. Our friend Edie had the pot roast which was tender and plentiful. We had the liver which was also tender and fresh. The setting is quaint and inviting. Service was great and prices outstanding. A must place to dine if visiting Manchester.

Visited January 2013
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you for making Ye Olde Tavern a "Must place to dine, if visiting Manchester". I must agree the Early Bird Menu is a great value and more people should take advantage of it.. I couldn't be more thrilled that your evening was a to your liking. Thanks for the great review and dining with us!!! Cheers, Michael
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“Best Dinner in Many Months - Great Service, Food, Management”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed at the Inn at Ormsby Hill and had already made a reservation before checking in. When we told Yoshi (Ormsby Hill owner) we had made a reservation at the Ye Old Tavern (YOT) upon checking in, he said "excellent choice", you'll really like it there. We made a reservation for 6:30 and first had a drink at the bar which was great - bar is very small and sits only about 5-6. We were then seated at booth in the bar area which was perfect.

The service, food and ambiance were amazing. We ordered stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer which was cool and not cooked with the initial serving. We informed them of this 'issue' and the manager/owner and server could not appologize enough. The 2nd order, which was piping hot, came out of the kitchen within minutes of our voicing the complaint/concern (this is the way all restaurants should handle issue - with class and genuine concern for the patron).

We ordered the steak and salmon and the flavor of both dishes was superb. All of the sides were fresh, tasty and well balanced with the meal. We eat out about 70-80% of the time and this was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. I would go back to the YOT in a heartbeat when back in the area.

  • Visited December 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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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
I remember your visiting our historic tavern. . My staff and I take great pride in making sure that every guests evening a special one. If your appetizer or any course of your meal is not to your liking, it is our job to correct it. Thank you so much for listening to Yoshi's suggestion and dining with us! It is great to read that you enjoyed yourself, and greatly appreciate the review. See you next time. Michael
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