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Ponce Bistro

4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
+1 802-768-8095
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (50 reviews)
“salad” (33 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is expensive. A piece of lettuce and some cheese and olives costs $18.00. On the other hand, they use produce from local farmers.

Thank Ingrid M
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Ponce Bistro is a quaint lil place on the main drag.... outdoor seating is available, but the car traffic always sends us inside. The food..... wonderful. My personal favorite is the Spanish Meatloaf and I get it every time we're in town. Others in my...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The owner is extremely knowledgeable and the quality of the food is outstanding.The pork chops are the best that we have had anywhere in the world. BYO

Thank mlrichter9
Reviewed March 10, 2018

A great spot for lunch. We had salads that were excellent. Funky atmosphere. It is BYOB which is nice and no corking fee. We will return.

Thank dal500
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I have tried Ponce Bistro twice over the course of a year and neither time have I been impressed. Having given it the benefit of the doubt, I won't try again. When there are customers it is very crowded seating and incredibly noisy, which is...More

Thank Br0wnster
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited for lunch and it was delightful. The warm atmosphere was just what we needed on a very cold day. The fire and comfortable chairs made you feel like you were in someone's living room. The food was delicious and the desserts are not...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Showed up 12:15 for lunch. We were told there was no soup yet. Then we ordered lunch and waited over an hour with no food. 3 other tables that arrived after us got their food before us. After witnessing 2 other tables leaving, and no...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

What a great surprise a fireplace that actually uses wood and wonderful food There quiche specials should be on menu all the time especially the veggie one It is a warm and cozy place for lunch and leave room for desert A must when in...More

Thank Terris F
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

After shopping in the very touristy area of Manchester, my husband and I decided to have some lunch. We happened upon Ponce and walked in. The atmosphere upon arriving was more of a coffee shop than a restaurant. We were seated quickly in the tiny...More

Thank frey98
Reviewed July 21, 2017

The food is ok. It's a hit and miss. But from what I have found out could be because the owner does not pay his staff for one thing and not pay for his order. The big thing to me as have worked in the...More

Thank jks336
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-768-8095
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At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.
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