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“High quality food and fast service”

The Dorset Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Dorset
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“High quality food and fast service”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with the excellent food quality at the oldest Inn in Vermont. Everything was fresh and well prepared- by far the best meal we had in Vermont.

  • Visited August 2014
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Wilmette, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Inn and restaurant!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Just had our second meal there. Our first was dinner two years ago when we vacationed in Vermont. The bar is dark and cozy, a real step back in time. Dinner was fantastic as was their wine list.

We are visiting again this year and decided to stop for lunch. Same experience. Great. We brought our kids and they loved it as well. Great food, great, friendly staff....all around excellent experience.

Wonderful place for a romantic dinner or a great family lunch. We have friends who stayed there in the past and said their rooms were lovely. We'd go back anytime!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Heather H
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Dorsetinnkeeper, Owner at The Dorset Inn Restaurant, responded to this review, September 23, 2014
So glad you enjoyed dinner in our cozy New England tavern. It is the favorite for locals & regulars! Our culinary team is exceptional, so every meal in each dining room from breakfast to lunch is outstanding. Perhaps you'll come for lunch and enjoy the beautiful foliage and fall decorations in Dorset.
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Boca Raton
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Located on the lovely village green, you may choose to be seated either in the Tavern or in the more formal Dining Room. In either case, the food is delicious and ranges from a hamburger to a finely prepared fish dish, to a grilled steak, to a fabulous vegetarian entree, etc, etc. The wine, beer and liquor list is extensive and fine. The service is attentive and cordial. It can get pricey because everything is a la carte, but it is always delightful.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Carol B
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Outstanding dinner in Vermont!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed this past week for three nights at the Inn @Manchester. Based on their recommendations and previous experiences at the restaurant, we decided to take the short 10 minute drive up to Dorsett for dinner at the Dorset Inn. The Dorset Inn is Vermont's oldest continuously operating Inn. We have eaten there in prior years but the recent upgrades have made Inn even more beautiful. You have the option to eat on the front porch or in the main dining room but we chose to eat in the cozy New England tavern.The menu is the same as in the main dining room – you have the choice between classic Tavern favorites or the main courses from the Vermont Fresh Network. My wife and I both thought is a buttermilk fried chicken entrée, normally we do not get the same item but we were very pleased we did. It was outstanding. I started with the classic wedge salad and my wife had the Caesar salad – they were both excellent. The wine options were also very good. We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return when we're back in the Manchester area. The Dorset in compares very favorably with any of the better restaurants in the Boston area. I love the old New England charm.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Barry G
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Mendon, Vermont, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful food excellent service”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

We decided to have a special dinner and chose The Dorset Inn. Really all that we hoped for, super food friendly and efficient service and a selection do beverages that is truly incredible, great wine list ,a selection of single malt scotch that I challenge anyone worldwide to match all topped off by deserts that were awsome. If you enjoy great food and hospitality you have to experience The Dorset Inn.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Charlie R
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