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“Two hour wait!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of American Flatbread

American Flatbread
46 Lareau Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673-6010
802-496-8856
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Ranked #3 of 32 Restaurants in Waitsfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Floral Park, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Two hour wait!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Along with many other families that arrived around the time we did (roughly 7 PM on a recent, cool Sunday evening in mid-August), we were put on a wait list and told we'd get a table in 30 minutes, maybe 60 at worst. After an hour I asked how long we'd still have to wait. "A table should be ready shortly," they told me. Half an hour later and fuming, I asked again. Same answer: shortly. Witnessing others who were similarly screwed and who pressured the table assigner, I blew my stack and finally got a table -- after a frustrating 2 hour wait. My party had considered ditching our quest, but stuck with it when we realized that most other nearby restaurants were too far away and likely would be closed due to the late hour if we tried them. Bottom line: Flatbread misled us and shut us out of alternatives. When we were finally served we were too angry and flustered to enjoy the experience. We saw other families that were similarly screwed and looking glum. To its credit, Flatbread reduced our bill. But that didn't do the trick. We'll never go there again. Flatbread should have known our wait would last an extremely long time and thus should have told us so that we could find another restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
North Canton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Chanced Into a Table”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Upon arrival in Waitsfield on a sunday afternoon we were told to try to get to eat at American Flatbread, since they wouldn't be open again during our visit. We rushed over, during the Arts Festival, not believing we would get a table, and we lucked out and got a great seat near the prep-station and oven! It was great to see the production of what turned out to be our favorite meal of our vacation!
Excellent value for the money!

Visited August 2013
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Wayland, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The BEST Flatbread you will ever have.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Delicious delicious delicious! Outstanding Farm to Table creative cooking with organic and wholesome ingredients. Atmosphere is lively and so Vermont. The team and service are just fabulous. I spent my birthday there with my family and it is one of the most memorable evenings of my life!

  • Visited July 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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Palm Beach Gardens
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hi, Hi, American Pie! Pizza in VT is Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great atmosphere, Amazing toppings: think very local farm grown/raised :), make these pies worth eating at American Flatbread. The salads are even more amazing with several daily specials based on the freshest, finest ingredients available that day. We had no wait on a Thursday night. Met up with friends and just had a great meal.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great pizza with a one-of-a-kind atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Super tasty pizza, reasonably priced, in an amazing environment. We were seated outside by campfires in the shadow of a large barn, surrounded by a field. Doesn't get more "Vermont" than that. Staff was friendly, wait time was short. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're visiting the state and looking for a memorable experience. Great for families with kids, too - plenty of space to run around outside.

  • Visited June 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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