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“Great salad bar”
Review of Iron Lantern

Iron Lantern
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Castleton
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Ph: (802) 468-5474 ~ Fax: (802) 468-2362 ~ Email: ironlanternrest@aol.com
NH
Level 6 Contributor
397 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,160 helpful votes
“Great salad bar”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We tried the Iron Lantern Inn when we were on vacation in the Castleton area. There are many photos around the dining area depicting the granite mining industry in the area’s history.

For privacy sake, we were fortunate to be seated at the end of a row of tables. Since the tables were so close together, it was possible to clearly follow any conversation at any table around the dining room.

We were both quite pleased with the salad bar—it featured many unique items, including German potato salad, marinated mushrooms, and tabouli. My companion ordered a special breaded chicken with asiago cheese entrée. I selected the charbroiled salmon. The server was quite accommodating of my dairy allergy—she allowed me to substitute rice pilaf for mashed potatoes, which were made with milk. The veggie was butternut squash mashed with carrots. The fish was flavorful. The chicken was a bit rubbery and the breading greasy. My companion could not finish the chicken and vegetable, so we had it packaged to take home. We were both too full to eat dessert.

If we ever return to the Inn we will probably order a couple of appetizers and the salad bar. The salad bar is definitely their best feature.

  • Visited March 2013
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5 Thank StarWeez
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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your review We do find that since adding the salad bar our diners do become full and have to take their dinners home. Glad you enjoyed the food and service and we hope you will return again soon.

David and Lisa
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New Haven, Vermont
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Would not try again.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Really wanted to like this place but ended up NEVER wanting to go back!!! The 2 of us ordered steaks (pricey at that) medium-medium well and they both came back rare, yuck! They were sent back, and still came back rare and by the time we got them back our VERY tiny sides were done so we were more the ready to leave! We will not try this place again, which more often then not, we try to give places a second chance.

  • Visited April 2013
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4 Thank Familyfun000
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Middlebury, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“What a let Down!”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went here expecting not to be disappointed and that's exactly what the chef/owner made us feel. My girlfriend and I ordered steak (she had the flat iron) ordered medium/medium well and BOTH came out rare! We don't like to send things back (who knows what they do to it ;{) but the waitress came over and saw it and was so dismayed she grabbed our plates and took them back. That left us sitting there with our sides, which was nothing short of child sized portions of mashed potatoes and squash, literally a few tablespoons of each. By the time our steaks came back, which were still not as originally ordered, we were ready to leave! No adjustments were made to the bill or offers made for perhaps a cup of coffee on the house. Nothing against the waitress, she at least noticed that we were not going to eat the under cooked steaks, but from what we heard of this place and the chef being a chef "Ramsey" we just expected sooo much more and were just soooooooo let down!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank LandB802
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Massachusetts
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Great Tavern”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

They had a very good salad bar and entertainment on the weekends with great specials. It was close to the B&B so we actually went there both nights.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Mata_hari2
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davidandlisaironlant, Owner at Iron Lantern, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and dinner with us. Hopefully you will be able to return soon.

Lisa
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West Rutland, Vermont
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“Dont Miss this place”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great meals everytime. Good service,food, atmosphere. Always consistent . Worth the drive... Great quantities for the $.. and the salad bar is a must,.,.there is always a drink special

Visited November 2012
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Thank catcota1
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