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“New owners; better food”
Review of The Common Man

The Common Man
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Warren
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Common Man Restaurant is located in Warren, Vermont, in the heart of Mad River Valley, between Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen. Sited in a 19th century barn, the dining room is elegant in its simplicity. With hand-hewn beams framing an open hearth fireplace, the 100-seat restaurant is inviting and intimate. Since the original owners, the Orsini family, opened their doors in the 1960s, 3209 German Flats Road has been a popular place for locals, visitors, and skiers to gather for a quality Vermont dining experience. Now in its fourth generation of operation, the current owners, Chef Adam Longworth and Lorien Wroten, are working hard to re-energize this Vermont dining institution with small town hospitality and world class cuisine.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“New owners; better food”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

The new owners have ramped up the quality and presentation of the food. The halibut entree has a tantalizing combination of flavors with the lemon coconut cream sauce on jasmine rice. My grilled octopus reminded me of the dish I had in Santorini this summer; tender and full of greek flavors of lemon & pepper. My husbands lobster linguini was flavorful too with meaty chucks of lobster meat in a mild but tasty red sauce. The ambiance has not changed and still retains the Vermonty barn rustic feeling.

  • Visited August 2012
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Boynton Beach
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Used Tripadvisor and our B & B hosts to find this fabulous restaurant. Can't recommend it more highly if you want an excellent meal surrounded by true Vermont charm. Bon appétit!

  • Visited July 2012
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Sharon, MA
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Very Good Food Near Sugarbush”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Although things started off slowly, our meal got better as it went along. Our appetizers were just so-so -- a less-than-flavorful corn soup and a bibb salad with surprisingly bland-tasting apricots -- but our main meals were excellent (very tasty halibut with a light coconut sauce served over jasmine rice, corn ravioli topped with lightly sauteed vegetables) and our dessert (fresh seasonal berry tarte) was terrific. Service throughout was attentive and pleasant. Though it wasn't a great value, this was still a very enjoyable meal, and we'd probably return on our next visit to the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

We have been dining at the Common Man for over five years at least six times per year. It recently, late 2012, changed ownership and the excellence continues. Do not pass on the fish here because of the location. Fish is brought in fresh from Boston markets. The talent in the kitchen is incredible and the front of the house is well run. We have tried everything on the menus and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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3 Thank OKWilly
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Columbia, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

We had a wonderful dinner here - everything was delicious, and the service was wonderful. Drinks were priced like NYC, but... Just suffered through my 12 yr old scotch.

Visited June 2012
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