Dorset Inn

4.9
319 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room, cozy New England tavern and al fresco dining on the front porch allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont’s four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 319 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.9
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.6
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Second time here. Enjoyed our meal, service and ambiance. More importantly, an elderly woman sitting at the next table was choking on her food. Our server, who was walking by at the time, administered aid by performing the heimlich (forgive me if I spelled it wrong) and was able to help her dislodge whatever was in her throat. Idk her name but thought she should be lauded for her quick thinking and action. I hope mgmt reads this and recognizes this lady for her selfless act.

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GaryM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was out of this world. Can’t wait to go back

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Rblanks
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. The food was future forward as compared to the setting which was beautifully rustic.

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GaryF
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

At the top of our list of favorite restaurants in Vermont. Excellent food and service and variety of rooms to dine. Great location and ambiance and always feel as if stepping back in time in history.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual - the meal and service was amazing! We have a puppy and have to dine outside - even in the rain they made everything so lovely and comfortable!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Dorset Inn - amazing food and team! And we can bring our puppy and sit in a perfect setting on the green outside.

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BOBBIEsBESTBETS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance,, delish food, terrific, friendly service Our 3rd visit...not our
last.

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JuliaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently excellent cuisine with an impressive whiskey and wine list

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aroberts613
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great Easter Brunch and we will definitely be back.

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Diva
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Dorset Inn is an experience worth having. The food is locally sourced and very good. The service is personable and efficient.

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Lisa
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic fare that respects the term "dining" in both cuisine and in service. Both the Tavern and the Dining Room are top notch - in particular the house-made pate, beet salad w goat cheese, pork chop special and filet mignon were outstanding. Likewise the buttermilk fried chicken with just a hint of sriracha sauce is worth a repeat visit. Breakfast served in the Garden Room of the Inn was creative and delicious without being obscene in portion size. The brioche french toast, corned beef hash, and omelette w cheddar and spinach were delightful, as was the coffee and friendly service. Out of all the area restaurants we ate at over the long weekend, Dorset Inn stood out as flawless. Kudos to the kitchen and front of house staff - see you again!

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TOMEVA
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fine dining in a quaint old inn.

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barbaraP
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Waitress spent too much talking to other tables while neglecting our table. She broke cork in wine bottle and spilled wine on our table and we waited too long for the check. Mussels were great, pasta dish hardly had any short rib meat and was basically pasta with a sauce. My wife did not like the vegetarian dish stating that it was too heavy. Meanwhile, we will be back to support local restaurants

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vipSusan
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have dined here a few times. Food and service are consistently very good. Many good choices, fresh food and wonderful cocktails. You cannot beat the ambience for a country inn.

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Psbt
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Great atmosphere.

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MillieR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was perfect sitting by the fireplace. Our waitress was delightful. Dinner was so good.

We definitely would return.

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KarenT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Frendly server who made expert suggestions about the evening diner specials. The table was situated near the fireplace and the wood fire was a nice addition to the room's old tavern decor atmosphere. The Dorset Inn dates back to the 1790's and it definitly has the old New England charm. The food was excellent

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DIWL
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A charming place to visit in Vermont

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MargotO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is great place to have a really nice dinner at this Historic Inn. Food and service is always good.

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vipCaptkev
Las Vegas
69 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at the Dorset inn

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BestVTmeal
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. Our meal was perhaps the best we've ever had in Vermont over many years. Each course was truly excellent and super-tasty. Service was spot on. The old inn ambience was perfect on a snowy winter night. We felt safe. Our only struggle was over what to order (every choice was appealing). We will go back soon!

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PatriciaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If I could give ten stars I would
Each time we’ve been to the Dorset inn for dinner they have outdone themselves. We will definitely be back.

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vipmcmelissamc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular. The food was delicious, service superb and the atmosphere was perfection-the quintessential New England dining experience.

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vipCaptkev
Las Vegas
69 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i took my daughter on a daddy daughter weekend and i chose to eat here ....it is a wonderful place for dinner the staff was fantastic as was the food ,,,,i think I'm going to take my wife for dinner here for valentines ....i highly recommend the Dorset inn

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening! Everything from the beautiful setting by a fire and congenial wait staff to the incredible food made it memorable. Thanks so much from a dining out starved couple!

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved how charming the Dorset inn was. They had a delightful menu and robust wine list. Hearty fare with lots of cheese and big meat dishes but a good variety of options. The different rooms to eat in are all charming and very VT. We had the beet salad and raclette plate and the raclette plate was to die for!! If I had one recommendation, our hope was to be in the tavern and there wasn't an option on open table to choose that specifically. They had all the precautionary measures in place for COVID and we felt very safe and well taken care of!

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KelleyT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved having dinner at the Dorset Inn. The dining room is quiet and classic in that traditional New England sort of way. Elegant and inviting but not stuffy. The food is very good and well-priced but think more homey than haute cuisine, which is exactly what one would expect here. As always, the staff is exceedingly friendly and the service is nigh on perfect. Overall, an excellent example of traditional Vermont country inn dining. I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite spot and best food!

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NCS18
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining/stay experience at The Dorset Inn. Felt catered to the moment we walked in until we left. Kim, our server, was fantastic and went above and beyond. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was cozy and inviting. We sat next to the fireplace which was the perfect ambience on a cold winter night. The Dorset Inn is a MUST visit and hidden gem!!!

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PaulM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant that never disappoints. Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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vipPyxedust
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a very nice restaurant. Food was excellent. I had duck which was so smooth, tender and delicious.
Huge wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Live it ! Food was good the service excellent.

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vipBillE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently outstanding food and service in a perfect New England setting. I love this place !!

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vipMaristMom18
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, warm ambiance and incredibly nice staff. Highly recommend!!

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AlecMc
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as always! Making good use of space and being innovative during COVID restrictions and maintaining the classic, charming dining experience that has always existed at the Dorset Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Food and drinks outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been dining here for years and have never been disappointed! See you again!

Dorset Inn
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for our anniversary and had a wonderful experience from the decor to the special attention from servers to the delicious food. Great beverage selection, and the food is amazing. Both got the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly and got the brownie Sunday for dessert which was incredible!!

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vipMdaley3
New England
39 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This place is like stepping into a Hallmark Movie! We chose the restaurant based on reviews. It’s very close to Manchester and a nice drive. The food choices are very extensive. We had cod wrapped in prosciutto, the turkey croquettes and a burger. Appetizers (salads and mussels) were also unique and delicious. The bar has a wide variety of cocktails and a nice (and economic) wine list. Service was wonderful and the ambiance is lovely with fireplaces going and a porch setting for dining. Don’t miss this place. It’s a treat.

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MatthewB
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I felt Very Safe eating at the Dorset Inn. Service was great and the food was amazing. Given the restrictions, they are doing an excellent job and I will be sure to return!

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You can order delivery directly from Dorset Inn using the Order Online button. Dorset Inn also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 867-5500.

Dorset Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.