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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

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326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-4418
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely drinks; incredible variety of small plates: recommend the liver, escargot, + anchovy; rich gnocchi for meal; for desert maple cream crepe

Thank stevejsmith1
Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Carpenter & Main Restaurant is a place for special events. The food is very good, it has small rooms.

Thank noSnow2
Cape Cod
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

When I decided to visit my daughter on Mother's Day weekend I had not planned on it also being Family Weekend at Dartmouth College. Reservations were scarce but we had the good fortune of meeting a couple who recommended Carpenter & Main in Norwich as an excellent local spot that had not yet been discovered by college families and alumni.... More 

1 Thank WampTraveler
La Jolla, California
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We went as a large group and there were other groups seated inside. There was a lot of noise, hard to hear one another, and if I were a couple hoping for a quiet dinner out, I'd be a bit disappointed. The food however is great, high quality and good-size portions . The desserts are delicious. Service efficient and professional.

1 Thank coutinho1993
New Hampshire
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Carpenter and Main is consistently one of the best restaurants in the Upper Valley. Everything - food, wine, service - is always excellent. We have never had a disappointing meal in this fantastic chief owned establishment. The front bistro area is louder than the back rooms should that be a consideration. And the bar is lovely to stop at for... More 

Thank NewHampshireMay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

All around absolutely superb!! One of the top culinary minds in the valley. Flavor procilea never cease to amaze

Thank Christopher B
Telluride, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Service was great. Food was French. We enjoyed it. I will go back. It is a little loud for older las in the Bistro area for older folks. But bustling and fun.

Thank dgbreed
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We ate on Valentine's Day with a fixed price menu. When we made reservations we were not advised of this. Luckily we were not concerned about the $65 price, but others who came in, even with reservations, were not aware of this. Also, the area where we sat was very cold, and though they said it would heat up, it... More 

Thank JerseyShoreGma
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We enjoyed our food at Carpenter & Main, but were hoping for a somewhat more flavorful meal. For me, it's the extra perks of flavor that move a dish from the mundane to the excellent. Carpenter & Main didn't quite make it to excellent, although the service, ambience, and our meals were good.

Thank VermontGrannie
the hinterlands
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This is one of the area's standby restaurants: you know it will always be good and the service will be outstanding. They do the little stuff well. I ordered a salad without cheddar cheese (it was cauliflower, grapes and walnuts) and the server came back out to find out if I wanted a dressing different than the buttermilk. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-4418
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: 802.649.2922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?