Simply wonderful food and service. The waitstaff was knowledgeable and efficient. The atmosphere lovely New England elegance. Will go back!
Perfect New England setting. Not terribly busy as it is pre-holiday. Beautiful room, warm ambiance. Excellent food.
A perfect country inn, with exceptional service and some of the best food we have ever had. The scallops were done to perfection and served with lovely vegetables done just right. The pork loin chop was tender and juicy. For this quality of food, the prices are quite reasonable
Birthday celebration dinner did not disappoint. The food was very good but I would not say it was outstanding. Charming and well decorated for the holidays. Our server was very good. Attentive but not overbearing.
We came to Manchester for the day. I asked several local people where to eat. The 2 restaurants that were highly recommended by several people were closed on Sunday evening. This was a 3rd choice by one of the people.
There were 2 couples in the restaurant at 5:30 on Sunday evening when we ate. Our waitress was slow, seemed like she was high. She kept walking by us from the other table and did not ask if we wanted anything or even to stop and take our order.
We ran a B&B and understand the value of service. If the place had been full it would have been understanding but with only 2 tables this is not acceptable. We will never eat there again nor will we recommend it. If service is important to you, do not go here.
I had made reservations for the main room by the fireplace. We were seated in the back room in the corner and by a doorway . We kept getting Hit by passerby's and waiters. When I asked the Receptionist she said opps.
Best food and service in all of VT. It’s second to NONE!
Great old space with wonderful food and staff
We had several meals ate the Dorset Inn. The breakfasts were great with various daily specials to please anyone. The dinners were outstanding - large enough to be filling but not overwhelming. Daily specials were varied, complementing a solid menu. The apple fritters for desert were decadent and were complimented by pumpkin martinis. The wait staff were pleasant and responsive to any need. Reservations should be made if you want to eat at the best restaurant in the area
The vegetarian dish that was recently put on the menu was delicious. If you are vegetarian I recommend it!
My husband had his Dorset Inn burger that was ordered medium rare and it was delivered medium rare!
We ate in the bar and every table was taken. It was a bit noisy and did make it difficult for us to hear one another.
Prepare for a wonderful dining experience. Whenever we visit the area we make sure to dine here. Everything is beautifully prepared and presented.
The whole dinner from apps to dessert were great. Super service. Thank you!
Wonderful restaurant and Inn. Leave time to walk around and see the rooms downstairs. The dining room is beautiful, feels like an upscale pure-Vermont dining venue. The food is very good and the wine list is extensive. We loved our dinner here and will definitely come back.
We love the Dorset Inn, and we are never disappointed after a visit there. The staff is welcoming; the food is delicious; and the drinks are generous! This time, I had the braised rabbit which was moist, tender, falling off the bone, in a wonderful braising sauce. Instead of the mashed potato accompaniment, the kitchen met my request to substitute the cheddar polenta from another dinner choice. It was fantastic.
An authentic Vermont inn experience in Northern New England.
Our group enjoyed salad and steaks, plus wine and dessert.
The portions were not large, but we thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience.
Just perfect! Setting is classic upscale New England antique, every morsel of food seemed lovingly prepared and was served by efficient, professional and friendly staff. We had the melt-in-your-mouth cod plus the pork ribeye( which my husband said was the best pork he ever had) and then a wonderful breakfast the next day. A truly exceptional dining experience.
Excellent waitstaff! Delicious food. Charming atmosphere.
Food was delicious as always! We live it here, definitely one of our favorite restaurants!
The Dorset Inn is one of my favorite places on the planet. The food is consistently delicious and the dining room staff and ambiance are delightful. Perfect for couples, to celebrate a special occasion , pre-theater or just as a treat . I would not hesitate to recommend the Dorset Inn to anyone. GO!!
We had a lovely evening at The Dorset Inn. Our table wasn’t quite ready when we arrived so the hostess sent us to the bar to get a cocktail on her. All of our meals were wonderful and the desserts were heaven. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Exceptional food and service in a beautifully maintained inn in Vermont!
Absolutely delicious and great ambiance for a cloudy, rainy vacation day. We are making this a new tradition when in the Dorset area for our summer vacation.
Everything we had was lovely. We went on a busy Saturday evening and everything was prepared perfectly, the wait staff was friendly and attentive, the place is adorable. I have no complaints and would definitely recommend.
We have been going to Dorset inn for years. It is always lovely. The bar excellent. The service perfect.
We thought the Dorset Inn dining room was very quaint and period decorated. The food was excellent and prepared exactly as requested. The staff was very professional, attentive, and pleasant. We definitely will return, and maybe stay overnight in the Inn.
Dinner with houseguests was terrific. Food and service excellent.
We have eaten at the Dorset in 4 or 5 times in the past two years. The service is always thoughtful, prompt, attentive and helpful. The food is delicious. We have not tried everything on the menu, but what we have tasted has been among the best of that item we have had. Beef, chicken, pork entrees are all top notch. Appetizers are easy to over order. They are very good, very generous portions that may make it hard to save room for dessert.
I was looking forward to going since I saw it on the show Chronicle. The experience was exceptional, from a pre meal cocktail at the bar to an outstanding dinner, highlighted by a Honeydew Gazpacho. We will be back!
Good wine list. Good appetizer selections. Good main course choices. Delightful desserts. Wait staff carefully observant and responsive. All the food was prepared with flair and art. Taste and quality were at the top of the Dorset Inn's goals
Celebrating my Mother’s 80th Birthday. Great meal everyone was quite happy. I will go back.
Everyone ordered a main course except me. The lobster looked out of this world. it was out of the shell. My veggie burger was excellent. We split strawberry shortcake for dessert. Only complaint: Need to have real whipped cream instead of whipped cream out of a can. I can be a stickler for those little details.
Excellent food. Always consistently good. Love eating in the Tavern for dinner. Breakfast is the best in the area.
Classic charm in a classic inn. A little noisy but fine for talking. Food was quite good, as was the service.
Went there for a special birthday dinner and it couldn't have been more perfect. We loved the maple vinaigrette on the dinner salad, shared the pasta bolognese special which was simple and yummy, and one of those dishes that got even better the more you ate. We moved onto the baked cod and strip steak, both were divine, and we finished our meal with creme bruelle. Our server was sweet and attentive, professional and lovely. Another fabulous meal at the Dorset Inn!
Pasta Bolongnaise was just so, so. Red Sauce was watery...did not taste like a good rich pasta sauce. I loved the veggie cakes....mixed berry dessert was so so, no bread served.
The Dorset Inn is usually much better than this (I am speaking about Food only).
Excellent food and we love the setting! Staff are wonderful!
Love the cozy tavern and comfortable high back seats. Never noisy and fantastic Dodd with an interesting variety each time. Chef Gatewood rocks it. Highly personable service. We love dining here.
Love their weekend brunch. It is not a buffet, but the choices are excellent
There were six people in our party and the staff greeted us and seated us immediately. The ambiance was wonderful, the dining room cozy and inviting. The food was delicious !
Our waitress was very accommodating and pleasant. I would return and recommend anyone with a penchant for fine dining to The Dorset Inn !