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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is such a beautiful location in this gorgeous town of Manchester Vermont. Tuesday food and service are simple but good a most enjoyable stop off in Vermont. Walking around the town is a delightful experience and a simple lunch at this very Typical Vermont hotel restaurant a very good idea. The bread was delicious as was the local Vermont... More 

Thank Jelswiss
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went above and beyond our expectations. Opened for our conference for lunch when they are not usually open. The Cheddar Broccoli soup was amazing. The turkey sandwich were out of the world. We can't wait to go back some other time. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

Thank Sparish01
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real disappointment. We stayed in Manchester over Columbus Day weekend, which was quite busy. One would think the local restaurants would be prepared with staff and servers, The Other Woman was not. I found the bartender wearing a baseball cap to be inappropriate, even if it is a "local eatery," and my 1st martini was horrible. Once... More 

Thank Lisa S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a weekend of excellent meals, dinner at the Perfect Wife stood out. Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh tasting. My duck was one of the best I've ever ordered; the salad tasted so fresh. My son very much enjoyed the prime rib and their take on Peking duck was outstanding as well. Service was a bit slow but... More 

Thank ted s
Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Birthday celebration for about sixty people. Excellent meal and service, especially the Tuna and Rack of Lamb. Freak spinach salad. Very good wine with dinner, a delightful desert. Very nice evening and meal in a comfortable setting.

Thank mokeypvt
Valhalla, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That's my wife of course. We ate in the tavern. The restaurant was a cozy tavern atmosphere. We had the salmon dinner and house special meatloaf plate. Both were excellent. The maple glazed Salmon was perfectly seasoned and cooked and the meatloaf had a nice flavor and texture. A noticeable hint of thyme in the recipe made it unique. I... More 

Thank 10595
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had to try The Perfect Wife! Enjoyed the yellowfin tuna! Great service. Decor needs some updating to match the quality of food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has an interesting and appealing 'brand'. The food was good but did not meet our expectations.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came during the most crowded "leaf peepers" weekend. We chose to sit at Tavern bar since it was a 30+ minutes wait. Both of us had the "miracle meatloaf", we're still wondering why it's called that! Apple crisp was good tho. Bartender Trevor was quick and attentive.

Thank Crystalfox1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food not memorable. Good service not memorable. Didn't feel we got to know the place or its story the way we did in other Manchester areas establishments.

Thank Robin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 8023622817
Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room.

Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert.

Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?