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Chantecleer Restaurant

8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“spaetzle” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (8 reviews)
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8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is our 4th visit to Chantecleer. It never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is so very charming. The Misty Knoll chicken; halibut special; caesar salad are all extraordinary and the desserts rock! The bar is lots of fun too. You MUST...More

Thank Marie P
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Having enjoyed Chantecleer in past seasons, we made sure to reserve two of our four nights in the area for the great food and service. We have never been disappointed . and these two special evenings were no different This restaurant is a "local's" favorite...More

Thank RomanticJB
Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is simply a lovely restaurant and the most memorable meal. The service is stellar as well. My husband enjoyed the duck and venison medallions - so good we purchased a venison roast from the Manchester Butcher Shop in an effort to duplicate the recipe...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed October 17, 2016

As always, the Chanticleer did not disappoint. The food was excellent (Try the weiner schneitzel) and the service outstanding. If you enjoy fine dinijng and a very nice atmosphere, try the Chanticleer...but bring you wallet!

Thank IKnowFood928
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant after an afternoon of driving Not to far from albany and the area is beautiful. It is in an old barn and has a lot of character and ambience I had the octopus appetizer and it was prepared superbly...More

Thank superg2015
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We struggled to find the restaurant in the dark so were late for our booked time, but they were very gracious and we had our table. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal with good service in a busy well-heeled popular venue. If you...More

Thank Clive T
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This restaurant is off the beaten track but worth the effort. The space is very nice with a comfortable, well-stocked bar and separate dining areas that are attractive and easy for conversation. Diverse menu and and excellent, attentive service.

Thank George J
Reviewed October 10, 2016

My wife and I went to Chantecleer after a 20-year hiatus. We used to vacation in Manchester, VT. regularly when we lived in Albany, NY with no kids. Three moves and three kids later, we found our way back. Without reservations, we sat at the...More

Thank flintj60
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Loved the place and the owner had real style as a host. Compared with restaurants we had eaten in in NYC and London recently, we didn't consider the food exceptional (e.g. the duckling was quite tough) and the prices are comparatively high. We still rate...More

Thank philnash
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Stayed in Manchester, VT and dined here at recommendation of hotel owner. So very glad they steered us to this facility as we would not have found by using TA for Manchester. Located in an old renovated barn this place has been chef owned for...More

Thank Ajolder
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November 2, 2016|
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Response from Elle42002 | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely rustic restaurant, and I found most of the diners were in "dressy" casual clothes -- no shorts or torn jeans. The servers were charming and the real emphasis is on the great food.
February 18, 2015|
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Response from marilyn d | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking lot which is FREE to park in. You are basically out in the boondocks so no nearby commerce to jam things up. I hope you enjoy your visit there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  East Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-1616
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