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“Pleasure is in the details!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Wilburton Inn Restaurant

The Wilburton Inn Restaurant
Ranked #42 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: River Rd.
Transit: Train stations, Albany, NY; Brattleboro, VT or Rutland, VT Airport Albany, NY Bus Albany, NY; Williamstown, Ma
Description: The Wilburton Restaurant features New American Cuisine, inspired by Mediterranean influences and local and organic ingredients. Committed to sustainable agriculture, the Wilburton partners with Earth Sky Time Farm, its source for heirloom organic vegetables and fruits as well as hearth breads and pastries. Enjoy this bounty in the turn-of-the-century ambiance of the Billiard Room, the floral Green Room, or the Terrace Dining Room. In the summer and fall, relax with a cocktail on the marble veranda overlooking the Green Mountains. In the winter, enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the Billiard Room. Our restaurant is only open on select occasions so please call in advance.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasure is in the details!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Tuesday Vegetarian Farm Night..........is definitely NOT gourmet fare or a relaxing experience.

Our group was seated 45 minutes after our reservation. The table was not prepared; the owner was scurrying around to place water glasses and utensils on the table as we were seated. Drinks were not readily available, even after multiple requests. When we were told to queue up to serve ourselves, there were no plates. A member of our party finally assigned herself as our waitress to refill water and to fetch extra silverware and dessert.

The food! It may have been grown on a luscious organic farm nearby, but it was prepared for the masses! Aside from the fresh tomato salad and coarse cut-slaw, we helped ourselves from huge steam trays of casserole-like mixtures. Frankly, it all tasted the same, no matter what ingredients poked their heads out of the saucy pans! The highlights: vanilla ice cream with a few fresh blackberries for dessert and gentle riffs of guitar music.

Since there was no designated wait staff, unless you had ready cash in hand to pay the bartender, we had to scramble around the tables to find the operator of the hand held credit card machine to pay the bill.

Very strange and chaotic evening for what is described in reviews as a fine estabishment. In all honesty, we were told "it would be a zoo" when we made our reservation for 12. Unfortunately, it proved to be a prophetic description!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
New Jersey
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Initimate setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

The dining room at the Wilburton Inn is in the mansion's former billiard room. It's a lovely setting for very good cuisine. The breads are provided by the innkeepers son, a professional baker. And the French chef, who sources his ingredients locally, turns out delicious meals.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Dick M
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cambridge ma
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Evening Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

I attended the Wilburton Inn's Farm Night event this last Tuesday and it was wonderful. All food was grown by the innkeepers' family farm and was accompanied by great selection of Vermont mircobrews. We dined on the marble terrace and enjoyed looking out at amazing views. There was great live music and dancing too. Prices were very reasonable. This is what makes Vermont special.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wegrowbig
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“gourmet fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

great food, setting is that of an English club, nice views

Visited June 2012
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Thank arubalad
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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Romantic evening by roaring fire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

See my review of Wilburton Inn. It describes dinner by a roaring fire, delicious duck. My companion had the steak equally wonderful. We were encouraged to relax, take our time and make an evening of our dinner by the fire. How often does that happen anymore?!

Visited March 2012
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Thank Ronnie L
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