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“Very homey”

The Dorset Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Dorset
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: The Dorset Inn...always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room and cozy New England tavern allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont's four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were there in the fall and the first thing we noticed was the wonderful scent from a pumpkin candle. We even bought one. The atmosphere is very warm and cosy. The food was delicious and the prices fairly reasonable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

As part of my package a complimentary breakfast was provided at the Dorset inn which was a short walk away from the barrows house inn. The food was delicious and appeared lovingly prepared. Like my granny was in the kitchen. Homemade sausage patties topped off my meal of French toast. The ambience was very country inn meets city chic. Service was impeccable and I was treated like a paying customer.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Arriving without reservations w/ we still able to obtain a seat outdoor on the veranda and looking over the village green. We were early for the curtain time at the local summer stock theatre in Dorset and we were in no hurry. Having expressed this to our waitress she allowed considerable time between drinks, appetizers, and the entrees. All were served with explanation and descriptions of their better qualities. the evening was a treat; good weather, good food and good service. I hope to return soon.

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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thank you so much for your kind words. Our culinary team and service staff work very hard to create great exceptional dining experiences for our guests. We will share this review with all of our staff. It is idyllic on the Dorset Village Green and made even better when the weather makes sitting on the porch magical!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to the Dorset Inn for our anniversary dinner. The inn is lovely and the dining room is a great atmosphere with antiques and a nice fireplace. The waitress was excellent and provided great service. The wine menu had sufficient selections and we both had wines which were very good. The menu has some nice selections and there were also specials. I had the swordfish special which had great flavors and side dishes but was a little over cooked. My husband had short ribs which were good. We went for dessert also and I loved the bread pudding. All in all it was a nice evening.

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our family of five, with specific dietary preferences was celebrating a special occasion. We entered the classically appointed dining room past the marble sidewalks in this historic spot where we were very cordially greeted and seated. Each of our specific requests was quickly responded to by a very capable waitress. The food was excellent as well as the cocktails and the superb wine list. The carrot ginger bisque soup was the best I've ever had and I do make it a point to always order it wherever I go that offers it. The unusual salad offerings and creative entrees were delicious and well presented. All five of our usually hard-to-please family members were delighted with our experience and we can't wait to return. Had we come in the day time, we would have asked to be seated in the beautiful solarium type room; had we come in the winter, we would have asked to be seated by the wood burning fireplace; had we come in from skiing for a quick bite, we would have definitely asked to be seated in the convivial and lively bar room with the huge fireplace. As it was, we were seated by a beautiful floral arrangement in the center of the main dining room. We'll be back!

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Thank Lawrence Z
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