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The Dorset Inn Restaurant

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8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-5500
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a rainy day...and the lunch in the Inn's sun room brightened our stay! Fresh salads, filling, tasty omelette. Service was friendly.

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Thank V B
New York City
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely pleasant meal here. Parmesan crusted cod was excellent. Service highly professional. Attractive surroundings.

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Thank TobyNewYorkCity
New Haven, Connecticut
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dinner menu was so inviting we had difficulty selecting what to order. Our server was especially helpful in describing each dish that we asked about. Even the hamburger was special. The strawberry shortcake with a homemade biscuit was better than any I've ever tasted, highly recommended. In the morning the corned beef hash was irresistible.

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Thank Devorah33851
Oxford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I and dear friends who were in VT from FL for the month of July went to the beautiful old (1796) Dorset Inn Restaurant for a wonderful dinner. The guys had steamed muscles with roasted tomatoes and Chorizo which made a delicious broth in which to dip the crusty garlic bread. The ladies had the chilled minty... More 

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Thank Jeanne T
long island, ny
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had the nicest dinner at the Dorset Inn Restaurant. The room is beautiful. Food and service couldn't have been better.

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Thank beachlover11702
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Beachlover, Thanks so much for your nice review. Hoping you can come visit again. The Dorset Inn More 

CONNECTICUT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

As a Dorset resident. I eat here several times a year. The staff is always friendly and the service is top notch. I always eat in the dining room but they also have a tavern. Food is always perfectly cooked and many use local produce. I would high recommend reservations.

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Thank MAJACKSON1970
Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely dinner in a small intimate room. Service was very good. Somewhat limited menu but good variety. We were there on Mother's Day and there was a special menu in addition to the regular one.

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Thank Bestfive
Northampton, Massachusetts
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300 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I made a reservation to sit in the Tavern- the more casual area of the Inn- and was not sorry. Not very busy when I arrived at 6, I enjoyed a Dorset Inn Cosmo (they have a very nice martini selection) before dinner while listening to the very interesting barkeep talk about solar systems! I ordered their rainbow beet salad... More 

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Charlotte, Vermont
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Had dinner here last Friday night and had a delicious meal. The food is solidly good ( really excellent crab cakes and a yummy tagliatelle dish with chicken ) and the dining room has a very classic New England tavern feeling but dressed up for fine dining. The service was good, helpful and cheery - I'd go back again. I... More 

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Thank megmelville
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Food was fantastic always . We love this place!! We had a great time with our family. The tables are set up just beautifully

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Thank Bill Cintia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Church St., Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-5500
Description
The Dorset Inn...always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.

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