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Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$16 - $32
CUISINES
American, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Menu

SOUP
6
Soup du Jour
SALADS
Make any salad entrée size: add grilled chicken for $6, add grilled shrimp for $10, add poached Faroe Island salmon for $8
7
Caesar
Romaine, parmesan, and fresh, warm croutons tossed with house made dressing
8
Caprese
mesclun mix, heirloom grape tomatoes, ciliegine mozzarella, basil vinaigrette
8
Chopped
bok choy, napa cabbage, leeks, radicchio, tart apple, cashews, chow mein noodles, sesame dressing
8
Sedona
romaine, black bean salsa, creamy avocado lime dressing, crispy tortilla chips
8
Beet Salad
red and gold beets, spinach, orange ginger honey dressing, Blue Ledge ash veined chevre
APPETIZERS
6
Belgian Fries
Natural cut, fried in rendered duck fat, dusted with sea salt, malt vinegar aioli
9
Kalette
crispy Brussel-kale blossoms, sweet chili aoli
12
Chicken Liver Pâté
Local, all natural, accompanied by assorted pickles, grilled toast points
14
Add Cured Meats For 6
Vermont Farmhouse and Artisanal Cheeses
fresh fruits and a warm French bread
15
Crab Cakes
Maryland style, pico de gallo, buddha's hand scented crème fraîche
16
Oysters
Half dozen, daily selection and preparation
ENTRÉES
16
Swift Burger
Local grass-fed ground beef, chipotle espresso rub, char grilled, Boucher Blue cheese, onion rings, challah bun, choice of Belgian fries or side
16
**Peanut Pasta
Sauteed julienne vegetables, noodles, creamy Thai style sauce. Can be made vegan and/or gluten free. (Add grilled chicken breast $21.00)
18
Grilled Vegetable Stack
Zucchini, portabella mushroom, Spanish onion, sweet bell pepper, eggplant, layered with Maplebrook mozzarella atop fresh basil pesto.
22
Chicken
Statler breast, cast iron roasted, creamy polenta, rustic tomato ragout
26
Pork Chop
10 oz. bone-in loin, maple bourbon barbeque sauce, carmamelized onions, fingerling potato salad
26
Salmon
Roasted Faroe Island fillet, quinoa, cucumber fennel salad, maple ginger emulsion
30
Diver Sea Scallops
Bread crumb crusted, lemon basil escabache, tomatoes, handmade feta
31
Duck Two Ways
Long Island duckling, leg confit, seared breast, Port wine gastrique
31
NY Strip Loin
USDA prime grade beef, char-grilled, creamy horseradish
DESSERTS
6
Maple Creme Brulee
Rich French custard, burnt maple sugar top
6
Lemon Tart
Fresh berries and whipped cream
6
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Fresh whipped cream, dark chocolate sauce, seasonal berries
6
Cappuccino Cheesecake
Mascarpone, dark roast espresso, mocha crumb crust, cocoa powder
6
Banana Bread Pudding
Warm, rich caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream
6
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Served with a chocolate-dipped pretzel rod
6
Sorbet
Inspired by fresh seasonal ingredients, inquire for today's flavor
ARTISANAL CHEESE SELECTIONS
$3 Per Selection
3
Blue Ledge Chèvre
Fresh, Goat's Milk, Salisbury, VT
3
Boucher Blue
Blue-Veined, Cow's Milk, Boucher Family Farm, Highgate Center, VT
3
Vermont Brie
Soft, Cow's Milk, Blythedale Farm, Corinth, VT
3
Vermont Clothbound Cheddar
Cave Aged, Cow's Milk, Grafton Village, Grafton VT
3
Maple Smoked Farmstead Gouda
Semi-Hard, Cow's Milk, Taylor Farm, Londonderry, FT
3
Crottina
Aged Chevre, Goat's Milk, Blue Ledge Farm, Salisbury, VT
3
Pyramid Scheme
Triple Cream, Cow's Milk, Boggy Meadow Farm, Walpole, NH
3
Fiddlehead Tomme
Semi-Hard, Cow's Milk, Boggy Meadow Farm, Walpole, NH
3
Handmade Mozzarella
Fresh, Cow's Milk, Maplebrook Farm, Bennington, VT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and food. Huge wine list. Offerings run from burgers to ultra gourmet. Chicken liver pate appetizer is out of this world.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lawrence B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had dinner at Jessica's and loved it. The food was great across the board and desserts were great. The wine list was incredibly large. There are gluten free and vegan options (the peanut noodles were amazing).

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Geobiscuits
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jessica's is located at the Swift House Inn in MIddlebury Vermont. You don't have to stay but can just visit the restaurant. My wife loves the scallops, served several different ways depending on the season. Prices are medium to high but have great value. The...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank danielbarrett416
Dan B, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chef Rob tries to have scallops on the menus when he can get them and varies the preparation! A majority of our dinner guests are not staying at the Inn. We have a strong local following.

Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

I had the French fries as an appetizer & they came out in a bucket. Fresh out of the fryer & really tasty. They also serve fresh baked bread. I had the chicken & it was very flavorful. I’d definitely recommend eating here.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank bethbO7595EZ
Dan B, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh those fries cooked in duck fat are so good!

Reviewed June 17, 2019

We stayed at Swift House Inn (Gate House), but walked up to the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast the next day. Dinner was particularly delightful, with an interesting menu and a well stocked bar. I like beer, and they had a nice assortment from...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Sharon P
Dan B, Owner at Jessica's at Swift House Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bartenders Tom and Hopa keep keep a large assortment of beers and beverages at the bar! Hey we just one the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, only 3 awards given in Vermont. Great recognition by our "Wine Guy" David and Chef Rob's food!

Reviewed May 31, 2019

beautiful spot, terrific breakfast, pleasant visit with owners, wonderful spot to eat and or stay any time of year.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank PricklyPear088
Reviewed May 30, 2019

Well deserved reviews ! Food was expertly prepared, delicious and plentiful! Service was excellent, the wine list truly amazing and recommended wine choices were spot on. The menu was thoughtful with choices for everyone from vegetarians to gluten free to hungry! Courses were nicely timed,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ccquohog
Reviewed May 17, 2019

This place definitely lives up to it’s billing as a gourmet dining restaurant and is definitely the best place in town to eat. The service was wonderful and the menu a delight.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank john s
Reviewed February 5, 2019

We enjoyed a lovely dinner with a large group of friends last weekend. The restaurant was crowded because it was the February graduation from Middlebury College, yet everything was running smoothly. The service is always great here. Our server, Jodie, was a real professional, handling...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank JMA07
Reviewed November 27, 2018

My wife and I experienced fine dining in a quiet nook of this lovely restaurant. The wait staff are clearly professional, polite and interesting. It seemed that we could not go wrong with our food choices. We shared a salad and my wife had the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SamLLev
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