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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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Callicoon, New York
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2015

Two levels for eating. The upstairs bar area (didn't try) and the downstairs fancy area. That I did try. Nice looking place with great service and great food. A little pricey but all the places in Manchester VT seemed pricey. Heck your on vacation.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

Chef owned this is a fun, casual place with a very interesting and varied menu. Beautiful setting with a small outdoor patio. Definitely check it out

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2015

Don't miss this one if you are in the Manchester area. We ate in the tavern section, not in the Restaurant. Great food, friendly service. Good selections.

Thank paka456
Saugerties, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

We've eaten at The Perfect Wife a few times and enjoyed it each time. The food is creative, large portions, and includes lots of local ingredients, the waitstaff is friendly. Try the fried eggplant appetizer! Easily enough to share with two or more, though our son, who's a big fan, ate practically the whole thing by himself!

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Seward, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

On several occasions, while visiting the Manchester area, I have had the opportunity to hangout at "the wife" and partake. The local bands that play here are great and the local people that hangout here are even greater!

Thank Tstutzman
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Owned and operated by award winning chef Amy Chamberlin. It is really two restaurants in one. A comfortable tavern upstairs and a warm and charming dining room below each with it's own unique menu and daily specials. Virtually ever ingredient is locally sourced including some even grown on site. The tavern is also the local music venue on the weekends... More 

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Essex, Vermont
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2015

Food was awesome, lots of good selections and beer was great. Also the night time entertainment was enjoyable. The eye candy wasn't bad either!

Thank faddenr
East Hartland, ct
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food was great and the setting was very comfortable there was a huge selection of fun beers. This place gets busy, even on a Wednesday night, so plan accordingly. A little on the pricey side. Located just outside of Manchester Center. We were staying at the Equinox and they shuttled us over - so it is not too far... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on our way to Ludlow from Manhattan . We were seated in the atrium which was lovely. Excellent sesame crusted tuna and good chicken. Our waitress was great. All in all a great stop and meal.

Thank Hrvnyc
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for an early bite on Derby Day. The feel to the bar was nice. The restaurant area looked dismal, but we did not eat in there. I had one of the best burgers that I have ever had at a pub - if the roll had been better, it might have made the top of the list. Unfortunately, they... More 

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Susan, I want to thank you for taking the time to write the review of my tavern. While I am thrilled to hear that you loved your burger, I am not happy about how my staff behaved. I was away last weekend and while I love to think that all is well, it is obviously not. This letter gives... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
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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