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“Spectacular meal”

Red Clover Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Mendon
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to dinner with friends. We all decided to have the tasting menu (though the quail with chorizo sausage was calling to me). We loved not knowing what dishes we were getting and were surprised and pleased that we were given two different appetizers, entrees and desserts so we could taste even more dishes. The wine selections were fantastic (took pictures of bottles so we could remember what they were) and went well with both dishes though they were dissimilar. Our server Thomas was wonderful, and it was nice to be greeted by the chef during the meal. I can't begin to pick which dish was my favorite, but the key lime pie with chocolate walnut crust was certainly near the top. We are already planning to make the menu tasting dinner scheduled for December and a trip back with our boys when they are home from college.

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Thank Erin K
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TheRedCloverInn, Innkeeper at Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for your glowing review! The chef tasting is a fantastic option for foodies who love the idea of handing over the reins to the chef for a culinary adventure of taste and surprise. Because the tastings are based off the daily menu guests have a general idea of the type of food they will be served. However, it is only after Chef Colin receives the tasting order ticket that he starts to create the special course set for each table. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you and your boys back to the Red Clover! Best, Charlotte

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at the Red Clover Inn for one night on our way home from a vacation in Canada. We had Maggie's Room which was very nice, clean, well decorated, but has some access challenges: steep stairs, low doorways and the in suite bathroom is up a 3 step flight of stairs of its own.
The highlight of our stay was having dinner at the restaurant. We both had the 5 course chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. It was a lot of fun being surprised by the choices served, and the wines chosen were very well matched to the food. Everything was excellent, standout dishes were the 2 perfectly seared scallops served over a parsnip puree with a butter thyme/chive sauce and the amazing Portuguese steak, spicy! The whole lobster prepared Tempura style and paired with an amazing Gruner Veltliner from Austria was the best wine match. The bright, fruity notes in the wine paired perfectly with the creamy, luscious texture of the lobster.
If you are in the area definitely eat here.

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Thank RobRx
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TheRedCloverInn, Innkeeper at Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thank you for your beautiful description of Chef Colin's five-course tasting menu accompanied with Thomas' professional wine pairings! Guests enjoy the anticipation and delightful surprises of a Chef's tasting menu. It was a pleasure hosting you and your wife at the Red Clover Inn on your way home from Canada. Next time we hope you will be able to stay for a long weekend in one of our more spacious rooms and enjoy another dinner off our ever changing menu. Best wishes, Charlotte

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had the 5 course chef's choice - both of us had to order. I thought that would mean a different menu than the regular menu but it really means selections from the regular menu, so make sure you both like everything on the menu. The choices were fine for me, but the chef chose all the options my husband is not so happy with. The mussels in cream sauce were delicious, green salad good, soft-shelled crabs excellent but duck breast with Brussels sprouts hash was a strange pairing in late June, chocolate mousse was very good. I did not approve of a service charge being automatically being added to the bill - the menu said one would be if there were six or more but there were only the two of us. Maybe I would have left more - but not after it was already added.

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Thank Susan G
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TheRedCloverInn, Innkeeper at Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant. We appreciate your review! The Chef's tasting allows guest's to experience the full range of our menu with smaller portions and greater variety of flavors. Our waitstaff recommends for the less adventurous eaters to order off the menu something they know they will like! To clarify about the gratuity; restaurant.com coupon holders and parties of six or more receive an automatic 20% gratuity to the bill. (The coupon's used to inform the guests. We had not realized this had changed. Thank you for pointing this out as it is now clearly on our menu.) We look forward to your return visit! Best wishes, Charlotte

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Reviewed May 17, 2013

My wife and I took our niece here for dinner tonight. It was excellent! I had the Portugese steak and my wife had the smoked salmon tartes. Our niece had the rainbow trout. We were all very impressed with the creative cuisine and the service was also extremely professional. We will definitely return on our next trip to Vermont.

Thank EdKast
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TheRedCloverInn, innkeeper at Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2013

We are thrilled you chose the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant to bring your niece for a special dinner. The house-cured and smoked salmon in your wife's tarts will frequent the menu throughout the summer season. For your next visit to Vermont consider staying in one of our 13 beautiful guest rooms! Thank you for your review.
Charlotte

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Reviewed May 11, 2013

If you like great food using the best local ingredients money can buy prepared expertly with an emphasis on bring out the best in food ,you will enjoy the Red Clover. The wine list is incredible and has lots of moderate priced great wines thoughtfully selected. Not a cheap place to dine but I will say a great value for the money spent.

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Thank Charlie R
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TheRedCloverInn, Innkeeper at Red Clover Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2013

Thank you for your review! Chef Colin spends much of his time (even on his days off) searching for the best available products and new ingredients for his menu. The unbelievable flavor and quality of every dish is a result of his dedication. We very much appreciate your continued support as a local resident and look forward to your next dinner with us.
Best wishes, Charlotte

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