Love this little gem of a restaurant. Fine dining at a reasonable price.
Every part of our meal was superb, from the salad to the entry to the potatoes. the food rivals the best inn any Manhattan restaurant. Highly recommend it. Everyone who was there including some neighbors, each had a different meal yet every person bragged there's was the best.
Pangaea is my husband's favorite restaurant. We usual dine in the lounge area but it's holiday time and we splurged a bit! Food and service is always excellent.
Good food, nice DR, varied menu. We ordered from the 3 course menu that was a good value. The onion soup was outstanding; the green salad was a tasty appetizer leaving us ready for the entrees. My skirt steak was prepared to order with a yummy topping and vegetables. The shrimp scampi was good, but not great. The tiramasu was very good, served with fresh berries. Overall, a good value for a Carmel restaurant.
We reserved for their local restaurant week menu, and the $30 we spent for 3 courses could have been double that and we’d be okay to pay it! The branzino was light and flakey, soup savoury and rich, scallops perfectly seared and pork chop flavorful and robust. ... Strawberry Panacotta and maple creme brulle to go off my diet for! We’ll be back, and many times!
Food was very good. I have been to the restaurant many time and i always enjoy myself. My only complaint is the portions. For example the soup, which was delicious, was disproportionally miniscule, to say the least. Overall, i enjoyed myself there very much and will return.
The food was great, staff was great. Really the only negative which is my opinion is that the main dishes should come with another side for the price you pay. Would definitely eat there again. The flavors in the dish were outstanding.
Pangaea was fantastic. FAR exceeded every expectation and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Our server was also the co-owner and she provided such a wonderful personal touch to our experience and we could not have been happier with our meal. If you are in the Bennington area you simply must enjoy the fine dining experience served in this local, family, friendly atmoshphere. EXCELLENT!!
Pangaea is our ‘go to’ choice for every occasion...special or ordinary. It never disappoints.
My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion and I wanted to treat him to a nice dinner. I had been to Pangea years ago and remembered the food was amazing. I made reservations for the lounge side online by mistake but was greeted warmly in the fine dining side with no problem. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet just what we wanted. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! I wish we lived closer because I could see myself eating here often. I would highly recommend the wine list as it was varied and had several high end selections.
The food was beautiful, well portioned and attention to detail was apparent! A+
We were the only couple there for almost two hours. Food was average, but very overpriced. I felt sorry for the server; she was very competent and friendly , but only two other couples came in as we left. Do yourself a favor, and eat at the Lounge next door. About half the price with a more varied menu. Pangaea has really gone downhill.
If you are going- definitely go to Pangea Lounge. The fine dining was quite a let down. I got the surf and turf. The steak was fine but nothing to write home about. The lobster was rubbery and flavorless and the au gratin was mealy and salty. My friend got the Chilean sea bass and seemed to enjoy it. Not planning to return.
This is the probably the best restaurant in Bennington. I enjoyed the lobster bisque and sea bass. The lounge next door has a nice feel outside.
Great meal, as always - one of our favorite local restaurants. Ate there this time with out-of-towners who also were very impressed.
Major problem was that the service was absurdly slow.
First time at Pangea and it was delicious. It was a quiet Tuesday evening when we arrived, only one other table was occupied. Food was prepared exactly as menu and our informative server expressed. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass and my veal short ribs were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return there.
Absolutely fantastic little restaurant in North Bennington couldn’t get any better loved it loved it loved it
This was the best meal we have ever had at Pangaea. The butternut squash soup was excellent and the edamame salad was extraordinary. I thought about it all the next day!
As always a great place!’nn
We were the only people in the restaurant, and yet it took forever for food and drinks. The waitress was completely unfamiliar with the dinner and drink menus, and had to comeback to the table multiple times to ask what we ordered. The appetizers were not cooked properly, the pork chop entree was mostly fat, and the lamb torchon was just shaved lamb made into a tower on the plate. We will not be back, especially with the prices they charge.
Always a wonderful meal here. Server was excellent. Food is always creative, ever-changing, and tasty.
Nice setting, good food, good wine list. Service was friendly. We liked everything from the amuse bouche (Granny Smith apple slice topped with goat cheese and sprouts), the rice paper-wrapped salad, the tomato coconut soup, and all the entrees our group ordered: duck breast, haddock, filet mignon, and shrimp. House made sorbet (peach, champagne, or cucumber were offered) was a nice light finish. A gorgeous chocolate cake was also available along with other items.
Excellent food, excellent service, nice ambience in North Bennington.
Great food in a quiet Vermont spot! We will return!
Portions were small in comparison to the prices. Tasty, though.
Need a few more options for entrees and appetizers.
The service was excellent. The carrot ginger bisque was delicious but the portion was small and the bowel was huge.
I ordered the Long Island Duck with saffron rice and cherry sauce. Personally I don’t think the saffron rice goes well with the cherry sauce. Chef recommended medium rare for the duck. It tasted delicious and juicy but it didn’t look like the medium rare I’m used to have..
The chocolate cake was tasty.
This was a return visit for us. The food is AMAZING--delicious, unusual, beautiful presentation. The place is cozy-elegant. There were not many diners the evening we were there, so maybe too quiet. They could definitely benefit by some good music to elevate the ambiance.
The only downside was the service--it wasn't bad, just not "service" befitting a restaurant of this caliber. Our young server did not provide information about the food, make suggestions or set the tone.
Lovely place. Creative, delicios menu, impeccable service. Quiet and charming. Made last minute change of plans traveling back to Maine feom Saratoga and decided to go thru Bennington. We will be back!
Pangaea is a classy restaurant. It's attention to detail and sophistication is remarkable. For a memorable fine-dining experience in Southern Vermont, visit Pangaea in North Bennington.
Always tasty and never over-crowded or too noisy. Good, attentive wait-staff.
Excellent salad and soup. Love the halibut and the scallops. Wonderful berry sorbet! Coffee crème brulee could use a little more flavoring, but that's really just a minor flaw....Everything else is superb!
First rate service and wonderfully prepared and tasty food. We’ll be back
Our favorite restaurant in Bennington -- have eaten here half a dozen times with superb food and service each time. The fish dishes (scallops, halibut) are to die for - always perfectly cooked. Meat dishes (duck, steak) equally outstanding. The salads are creative and tasty, and the soups are amazing. The wine list is very extensive. Not to mention that the desserts are made in-house and are as good as the meal.
Service is very attentive without hovering.
In one word - SUPERB every time we've been there. And for those of us who are Boomers, the restaurant is one of the quietest restaurants we've been in lately - you can actually hear your guests talk!