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“Haute cuisine in small-town Vermont” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SoLo Farm and Table

SoLo Farm and Table
95 Middletown Road, South Londonderry, VT
802.824.6327
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Description: This restaurant is just a few weeks old.
New Hampshire
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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“Haute cuisine in small-town Vermont”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

While traversing southern Vermont we somehow ended up in Manhattan: An astonishing dining experience on a par with NYC's finest. From start to finish, a delightful evening. Owner and hostess Chloe was absolutely sweet, utterly charming, and very very knowledgeable. This is a quintessential country inn dining experience with exemplary cuisine and sophisticated yet relaxed, friendly and unpretentious service.
The wine list was modest but with something for every palate and pocketbook -- and a reasonable choice of wines by the glass.
The menu was sophisticated and diverse. The salad tasted like it had been picked within the hour. Oysters were very fresh, served with an interesting tangy sauce.. We shared the midcourse special -- stuffed roasted calamari -- quite exotic for the Green Mountains, dontcha know, -- savory and inventive.
We shared the côte de boeuf entree. The "presentation" was not the table-side carving by the chef we anticipated but rather the server bringing out a big unappetizing slab of cooked meat then quickly disappearing and returning a while later with a platter of sliced beef.... tasty and done perfectly, nonetheless. Accompaniments were excellent.
We are not dessert eaters but enjoyed a tasty blueberry and ice cream dish.
In summary, a remarkable sophisticated dining experience in a lovely relaxed Vermont country setting provided by a knowledgeable and friendly team which takes pride in what they do -- and deservedly so.
We are looking forward to our next visit.

  • 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
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wonderful surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Who thought a restaurant this good could be found in the middle of Vermont? We loved the rabbit, the quail, both were very tender - perfectly cooked. We also had the papperdelle with rabbit confit and peas- lick your plate! Delicious gazpacho wonderfully spiced. Yes, service is a bit amateurish at times, but this is not manhattan. Relax!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent & Creative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

We came to SoLo after seeing th great reviews on Yelp and speaking to the inn keeper at Windham Hill where we were staying. The food was all amazing, we had a wonderful asparagus dish with Parmesan broth, and then squid and rabbit. All of it was absolutely top notch. We also had a lovely conversation with one of the owners, who is a former New Yorker and worked at Per Se for years. She and her husband left the west village to start this restaurant and the attention to detail shows. They had beautiful plating, and lovely springs of something green on the tables and really nice dishware. Since we are from Brooklyn we were really able to have a nice chat wither her, and she spent a lot of time talking to us. My only complaint was that it was extremely slow, and perhaps this is intentional, and it is a slow food restaurant. We hiked seven miles that day, and were exhausted and hungry. We arrived at 8, and didn't get our main courses until 9:30. We originally were planning to stay for dessert, but we got tired and decided to skip dessert. I would still completely recommend this place, and I would even go back, just plan for it to be a relaxed pace.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Delicious and Innovative meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

The ambience was lovely Vermont casual but still upscale, food was creative but not fussy, and delicious and fresh.

Visited May 2012
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Breath of Fresh Air!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

These two young people are making a wonderful difference to the communities surrounding their restaurant. The restaurant has been a fixture for many years in the area but had recently deteriorated. The new owners have revitalized the menu, taking the localvore spirit to heart. The Spanish influences of the chef are exciting and the familiar faces of the wait staff make the experience familiar yet innovative.

Visited March 2012
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