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“Way out of the way and worth the trip”

SoLo Farm and Table
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is just a few weeks old.
Reviewed August 3, 2014

SoLo came highly recommended, and was recently covered in the NY Times. We got reservations and headed out to the restaurant (staying in Manchester, it was about a 25 minute drive) for an evening. It is really almost at the end of the world, or so it seems. Parking is beside the restaurant, and it isn't a prepared lot. We walked by the gardens on the way in, and the little tomatoes were beckoning. It is a beautiful and simple space; think early US but all well thought out and clean. I thought the floors were perfect. There are modern touches, like the beautiful wine room. Service is as good as anywhere. People are so wonderful, and know the menu and their wine. We split a salad and a second course and each got entrees. They make a big deal about their farm to table philosophy, and the very tomatoes we saw on the vines outside were in several dishes. Great wine selection, the bar was actually phenomenal, and we completely loved the evening. Don't skip dessert. If only it was a bit more convenient. Well, when we are back there it will be on the list.

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tucked away in the beautiful village of South Londonderry is Solo, a new favorite of ours. Fortunately we are able to dine here during the peak of the summer harvest. I was immediately impressed by the conversion of this lovely old home with its multiple rooms into a warm dining environment. Well lit and spacious the ambiance is inviting and comfortable. Service was excellent! Each server had a meaningful comment to make and did so without sounding rehearsed. Again....very comfortable.
We were four for dinner. We ordered drinks from the bar. The bar menu is fun. Try the Spiked Solo Lemonade. The wine list is good and fairly priced. If you were to make the salad from your own backyard it wouldn't be fresher. Excellent dressing! Also try the House Made Burrata. The clam and tagliatelle was simple, fresh, and beautifully balanced. The striped bass is a nice portion and ours was perfectly cooked. The spring lamb deserves more than one sentence. The chops remain attached to part of the body making the portion very generous. Don't miss it if available. We are Californians with family in the restaurant business (Starkrestaurants.com). We are familiar with fine food, and this restaurant serves it par excellence. Can't wait to get back!!

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Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located in small Vermont village in a restored farmhouse -- that could easily be in Napa, SoLo is an excellent restaurant -- excellent in that the food is well-prepared and presented; the menu is understandable; and the wine list is reasonably price and presents some unusual but fine alternatives. For first courses, the cold gazpacho was delicate but filling; the burrata with Vermont trout was an explosion of taste -- and the seasonal vegetable salad with green goddess was heavenly. For main course, the pork chop (a special) was prepared perfectly. The spaghetti with pork sausage was unusually fine. The striped bass was interesting with a garnish of garlic tempura. For desert we especially like the ice cream with espresso. For all courses, the portions are reasonable -- but designed to enjoy the food. SoLo would measure up to restaurants in any major city.

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wonderful fresh food with beautiful presentation is the hallmark of this dining experience. Fresh from their garden to your plate!! The atmosphere is lovely in the small village of South Londonderry and the service very good.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had a terrific overall experience at SoLo. Hidden away in on a side road in a small Vermont town, this relatively new restaurant provided an top-notch taste experience in a charming setting. All the food was very, very good. I had an appetizer of lovely, fresh raw oysters with two toppings to choose from. My sea bass entree was perfectly prepared. The dessert was probably the highlight of my meal: a fruity pudding that was to die for (can't remember the name). I had considered to rank it Excellent, but there were some very minor issues with the cocktails being too boldly flavored (too much citrus or ginger added) and a few dishes being purposefully over salted (I guess to give it a surprise factor). Everyone at the table raved about their dishes. Service was attentive, friendly and unobtrusive.
There is also a fun back story on the owners/operators Chloe and Wesley who have escaped from their remarkable restaurant successes in NYC to create their own restaurant success in upstate Vermont (much better place to raise the growing family). Keep up the good work!

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