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“Great experience at Ye Olde Tavern!”
Review of YE OLDE TAVERN

YE OLDE TAVERN
Ranked #2 of 60 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.
Reviewed July 20, 2013

My wife and I dined at Ye Olde Tavern while visiting Manchester, based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed with this historic old tavern from 1790. We were greeted by the owner, who asked us how cool we would like to be (it was in the 90's outside), as he had a number of rooms which ranged from mild to very cool. Once seated, we were greeted by our server, who provided us with a wealth of information on the cuisine and nightly specials. My wife was pleasantly surprised to find steamed lobster as a special, so her search was over! We started with shrimp cocktail and the venison sausage in raspberry sauce, both excellent. I had broiled scallops and my wife had the lobster, both presented and done to perfection. The side dishes were also done to perfection. My wife got an emergence phone call during diner which she had to take, and the owner came over and took her food back to the kitchen to keep it warm, a very nice gesture. Dessert was ice cream from a local creamery, also excellent. Whenever we are in Manchester, this is our place to dine, exceptional food, atmosphere and service!

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Thank Celeste S
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2013

It is great to know from the moment you walked in, to the moment you left everything was top notch. This is what we strive for every day. I remember your wife getting the phone call, are you grandparents yet? Thank you for spreading the word about Our historic tavern via Tripadvisor and dining with us. I look forward to seeing you again. Have a great summer. Michael

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a romantic New England dinner and this was a winner. The waiter was very knowledgable and helpful. I had scallops to start which were the best I've ever tasted. I then had the duck which was lean and tasty. My husband had the pork which he thoroughly enjoyed. We'd gladly eat here again.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

I turned on my computer this morning and there was your review. What a great way to start a Monday morning. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. Hopefully you will get another opportunity to dine with us. Thanks for the review and dining with us. Cheers! Michael

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

A window of 59 minutes was listed as the time for the early special. If you are looking for comfort food,you will find a good value. Service was pleasant.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Thank you for dining with us. I am not sure how to respond to this review. Our Early Bird Menu is offered to guests that arrive between 5:00-5:59pm (Sunday-Friday), you do not have to eat it within this time. It is nice to read that the service was "pleasant". Every diners review is a learning experience for us, if you could contact me and let me know how we could have gotten 2 more stars, that would be helpful. Once again thank you for dining with us. Michael

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

On a day trip to VT for my honey's bday, we decided to eat here and I guess you could say it just has that "something special" that spells success. We were very happy with the inviting atmosphere and warm service. Enjoying every bit of our menu selection, from the delicious cranberry fritters with maple butter and unique cocktails, to the phenomenal entrees. We will definitely go back!

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Thank you for taking your 'Honey' to Our tavern to celebrate a b-day. It is great to read that you enjoyed your evening with us. Glens Falls is not to far away, so we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for everything. Michael

P.S. Your review is a milestone for us, it is Our 250th.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Kevin at The Inn at Manchester made a reservation for us since we like historic places. Despite being busy our table was ready when we arrived, our server was very good and the meals very good at a reasonable price. Once of the best scallop dishes I have had in a long time. Everyone in our party was happy with their meal. We would absolutely go back. Ample parking.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to let everyone know about our historic tavern and for dining with us. It means a lot to us, when Inn's recommend us, it validates that we are doing a great job. I will have to call Kevin and thank him. Hopefully the next time you visit the northern side of the Mason-Dixon line, you will dine with us again. Once again thanks for everything.Michael

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