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“Really worth it”
Review of Elixir Restaurant

Elixir Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Contemporary American Cuisine
Westport, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Really worth it”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

The exterior neon "Elixir" sign is your first clue you're in for something unexpected in sleepy downtown White River Junction.

From the location in a converted factory, one might assume this could be a mom & pop storefront joint. But it's a gem--fresh, creative cuisine, warm, inviting staff in a comfortable yet upscale, creatively converted space in the former freight house. Some windows overlook the still active rail lines.

Deliciously creative cuisine--unexpected in a quiet middle-Vermont town. Large open bar area, creative wine list, good beer selection and mixed drink specials.

It can get a little noisy on a crowded Saturday night but the cuisine and big-city ambience is well worth it! Kudos to chef, staff and owners!

Don't miss!

  • Visited August 2013
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Grantham, New Hampshire
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167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Update”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Just want to confirm previous strongly positive reviews. Have eaten here many times since last review , most recently last week (first week in August of 2013), and enjoyed generous cocktail, good service, excellent food.

Thanks, Skip and Jane, for providing a consistently excellent dining destination in the Upper Valley. Worth a trip.

  • Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
“Great fun to discover”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Travelling... Looking for a place to stay then looking for a restaurant in White River Junction. Wow we were to go to a fast food but googled restaurants in WRJ and came up with Elixir and read reviews then went to web site and read menu! Wow again there we are and were impressed! The only downside is odor of tar in building!
Quite busy for a tuesday night

  • Visited July 2013
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phila, Pa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food, nice people”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Read reviews and figured...sounds good. The reviews are accurate. The food was fine but we were really impressed with the owner, Skip. He seated us and we said "Thank you". He countered with, "Thank you for coming, we appreciate it" huh?.. This does not happen in our home town...which we love...but big cities are different. Our waitress was terrific and though I don't recall her name I noticed that all the staff appeared friendly and competent.

The bill was so fair. Example...I had two martinis and the charge was 14 dollars...total. 7 bucks for a Tanqueray martini. I'm moving there! Maybe not, but if you are in the area...eat here. You'll have a real nice night.

Also, our hotel said they do not take reservations. Skip said they do and I would advise it. They are deservedly popular.

  • Visited July 2013
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Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Diamond in the rough!”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly place. Had to sit at bar due to all tables reservered on a Friday night. Keith, the competent bar tender, took good care of us. Locals sitting at the bar, along with the manager were very friendly and informative about the area. Menu was limited on number of entries, but intriging. We fully enjoyed our food and chose to complement it with local drafts. Did I mention their ice cream sandwich for desert! Nice find after a long day on the road. Would definitely return if in the area again.

  • Visited July 2013
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