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“Great smoked food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Claire's - CLOSED

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Claire's
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: reviewed in NYTimes
Hardwick, Vermont
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great smoked food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Don't miss Thursday "smoke" night. Every Thursday the special is meat that's been smoked in the outside smoker. Honestly, the best chicken I've ever had was served at Claire's. Juicy with a cherry, smoked flavor. I've also had smoked ribs and grilled fish- all were wonderful.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank karen2863
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48 reviews from our community

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English first
Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Probably need to try again.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

We went there a couple of years ago, but they wouldn't serve us because they said we didn't have a reservation, though at the time there was few customers in the room. Just a not to trip advisor that Claire's is not 4.2 miles from Village restaurant, but is in fact "right across the street".
So we haven't eaten there yet, but have heard good things about them.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Allen S
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Incredible food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

Were there 3 times in 3 days! Better than any restaurant Boston offers. The incredibly beautiful ingredients were prepared in the most amazingly tasteful ways. And we tried many items over three visits. Thrilled with every choice. Wish this place and it's people great success. Wish we could get one of these near us! Will add that Hardwick and it's region are breathtakingly wonderful.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Elle848
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Johnson, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Claire's is great again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have always enjoyed Claire's, but with the new chef Harrison Littell the experience is so much better. I have been several times since the change over and the food honestly does get better and better. We had a wonderful watermelon/tomato salad with a beet vinaigrette, an amazing combination of flavors. You can not go wrong with the poutine. The spiced nuts are a great starter. Any of the supper dishes are fabulous, a summer favorite is the asparagus and lemon ravioli. You also have to get desert. Even if you just split it. Any of the baked fruit dishes are my favorite and are served in charming little mason jars. One more thing....get a cocktail. They are delicious and very reasonably priced.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank VT-transplant
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fresh feeling with lovely food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Had dinner there Saturday night and enjoyed a tasty pork belly. Yummy! Small but satifying portion which allowed me to go for the dessert of the day - a lovely blueberry tiramisu. I love the fresh, clean decor and unpretentious feel of this place and wish it was closer to where I live!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jtmh89
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