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“Indoors or out, a neat experience for dining pleasure.”
Review of Storm Cafe

Storm Cafe
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Middlebury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Warren, Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
349 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Indoors or out, a neat experience for dining pleasure.”
Reviewed May 8, 2011

The menu shows great balance between avant garde and sensible bistro selections. Soups are neither too concrete-like nor too thin. Sandwiches are perfectly prepared with gorgeous tomato slices from summer gardens. The place is bright and cheerful and outdoors is next to the falls. Bird watchers should delight in the water birds that hang out nearby. Locavores will cheer for the chicken, veggies, and lamb from Vermont sources. Vermont cheeses with the desert are an excellent option. Thank God that the coffee is not extreme, but always fresh brewed and smooth in taste and aroma. Wait service is reasonable and satisfactory, and most of all politely friendly. Take a date.

  • Visited August 2010
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1 Thank Hanschen
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Windham, Maine
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Storm Cafe is an excellent little restaurant!”
Reviewed January 1, 2011

My wife and I have dined twice at the Storm Cafe and have loved it both times. The restaurant itself is quite cozy, and the emphasis is clearly on great food and good service. We loved our meals! We had the soup du jour, a pasta and sausage entree, and split a banana cream pie that was to die for. We love the fact that the use local ingredients when possible, and we think the chef is excellent. We will definitely eat there again!

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1 Thank bejonline
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
364 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Good value and good service”
Reviewed October 14, 2010

Set by the waterfall/weir in central Middlebury. The food was very good and the waiting staff were very friendly and helpful. A casual and enjoyable experience

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1 Thank Nick G
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Vienna, Austria
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent food, nice staff”
Reviewed October 5, 2010

We had dinner at this restaurant, and it was not so easy to find but with the GPS it worked. The parking lot is a little bit dark, but okay. The restaraunt itself is small but we got seated immediately even without a reservation.

The waitress was so nice, she joked around and was totally nice. I ordered vegetable soup and we also got some bread and olive oil. As main course we had Penne Alfredo (I do not remember how it was called exactly) and I ordered grilled shrimp to it. The food was simply delicious!!! The size of the meal was large and it tasted so good!

As others said it is a little bit more expensive than other restaurants might be, but it's totally worth it.

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1 Thank winodino84
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Rochester, New York
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Meal!!”
Reviewed August 28, 2010

Lily our waitress was lovely, very accomodating! Food was excellent! Penne Pasta, steak, & the sea bass were all perfectly cooked. It is a bit pricey, but well worth it. If it's nice....eat outside.

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1 Thank daintyboy
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