Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel

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$31 to $50
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The Copper Grouse serves regionally-inspired, soulful dishes from the kitchen. Not to be missed, our beverage program of classic cocktails, artisanal spirits and a wide selection of Vermont craft beers.
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New England
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were so happy with our visit to the Copper Grouse! Brunch was absolutely delicious (I had the apple butter french toast and my husband had the eggs benedict). The flavors were amazing! The ambience was gorgeous as well, with the cozy decor and the beautiful fall views out the window. Our server, Sheila, was so kind and attentive. We will surely be back! We've already recommended your restaurant to friends and family!

CB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service was a problem. The reservation app asked if we wanted high top seats or standard. We opted for standard but were seated at a high top table because it was all that was left. After being seated it took about 10 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order and another 20 minutes to actually get the drinks. The food was good but the place was too busy and noisy to fully enjoy.
Overall, for the price, the service and the whole experience should have been better.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Having visited the Manchester area for over 40 years, we have come to expect very good dining experiences in many places, this was not one of them. My swordfish entrée was quite good, my wife's lamb shank must have been boiled to remove all traces of flavor. Our Caesar salads were also tasteless and did not include the anchovies I asked for. The bread was promised twice but did not arrive until well into our dinner. My after dinner scotch was barely enough to wet the bottom of the glass, NOT a $20.00 pour for certain. Service was inattentive at best. Overall a real disappointment in a restaurant we have been before but unlikely to ever return.

JK
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

I would recommend but I wouldn’t go during Columbus Day weekend. I would go to VT on this holiday weekend. They don’t have enough staff for such a busy weekend. We saw this everywhere we went in the area. This happened to us last year too

DJ
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very mediocre for brunch. Have had dinner here several times which was much better. Staffing was not adequate, tables had not been cleared.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

It was crazy loud and a wedding party was there- 20 people standing next to our table. Too loud. We left.

AC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very nice experience, food was the best, ambiance was nice, felt the lights could have been dimmed a bit more . Drinks are a little pricey, some cheaper wine options would be good.

JH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Visiting. Our order was misplaced so we waited a long time forgive food. It was good and we were comped dessert to compensate fifths wait. Enjoyed the visit to the restaurant and hotel.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

10 year wedding anniversary. Amber was a lovely server. Food was outstanding.

JF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

This is a hard review to write. I thought the food was very good, a nice selection of locally sourced ingredients, nice seasonal menu. BUT, the service was so epically bad that it really detracted from the whole experience. We waited forever for our drinks, our appetizers, our entree, our bill. I had to ask twice for spoons for our soup, as it was getting cold. My wife got the wrong entree. Just painful. We skipped dessert because we didn't want to spend another hour waiting.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere and the vibe is cool for Vermont.

D
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were seated and started seeing other tables seated after us receiving their meals. Our server spent most of her time in other areas of the restaurant. When she came by our table we asked her to check on our order. Our food arrived soon afterwards, although the salmon was dried out, perhaps by having been under a heat lamp for a prolonged period. We were not asked about the quality of our meal while we were eating.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a very nice dinner. We go here often when in Vermont. Keith

IH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not worth the money. Worse ceased salad I ever had,

GP
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Waitress made a mistake on bill. The mistake was to my advantage. I called it to her attention. She thanked me for my honesty and then gave me attitude and was not polite at all.

PI
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ice cold beer. Can’t wait to come back

PV
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I was not aware that "burnt" was a flavor. Had an entree composed of Pan Seared Sea Scallops,
Corn pudding, pork belly, baby zucchini, peaches, and fresno chili jam for $37. The scallops were burnt, the zucchinis were burnt, the peaches were burnt, the pork belly was burnt. It's one thing to slightly char items to impart some color and flavor. but this was completely over done, especially for a dish as light and delicate as scallops. My wife had the same dish and her's was likewise burnt. Service was very svery slow. While we were seated right away, it was about 20 minutes before they came to take our order. I've eaten at Kimpton properties a number of times over the years and this was the first truly bad experience.

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Good morning Peter. On behave of the management team at the Copper Grouse, we deeply apologize for our poor performance during your stay with us. We pride ourselves on the quality of service, and the quality of our kitchen. We would like to have you and your family return in the future to show that we are better than what you experienced. Reviews such as this allows us to improve, and implement additional training for our staff. We hope to see you again.

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CM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this place. Great menu, with such a laid back and comfortable atmosphere. I highly recommend it!

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you Chris! We appreciate the kind words.

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c
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and atmosphere were wonderful Enjoyed a romantic dinner in a beautiful hotel

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for the kind words. On behalf of the management team at the Copper Grouse, we always enjoy hearing wonderful experiences such as yours. We hope to have you again.

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DC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, nice menu. Server was not very good, but whatever. He wasn't offensive, just not very warm or engaging. Dining room full of NYers, maybe that's why...but hey. That's Fall here in the foothills.

I would recommend they lower the volume of the music so people are not yelling over it...and that the dining room be kept at "Guest Temperature", not "Server Temperature." It was really chilly--everyone was wearing jackets. People went to their rooms/cars to get jackets; it was that cold.

Good beer; Mac and Cheese VERY excellent; Brussels sprouts app excellent but a little over-seasoned; BEST burger I've had in a long time. Fries were not edible for me, too salty. I am an excellent user of seasoning--I use salt regularly, and I am not a crusader about sodium or anything--but this food, while excellent, was overly salty. Not to single these folks out, but kitchens need to season to GUEST taste, not Chef Taste.

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience, we are always working hard to improve as a team and will use such a review for further training. We hope to see you again.

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j
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Very slow service!

L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Alora was AWESOME!!!

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

We think so too!

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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

KM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great, warm and comfortable spot. Food and service is always top notch !!!

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Kevin, thank you for the kind words. We would love to host you again in the future!

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s
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

they couldn[t seat us at our scheduled time.. what was to be a quickish lunch was almost 2 and a half hours... however portions are very large which was fine as we didn't leave until almost 3 and our dinner reservations were late

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Hi Susan, on behalf of the management team we apologize for not meeting your expectations. We hope to have you stay with us in the future, and we will use your review as additional training to improve the quality of service.

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BC
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our 2nd visit to Copper Grouse. The first visit was excellent. This one just so-so. Primarily because it took almost an hour for our buger and salad dinner to arrive. Both were average in quality. I suspect they're short of help in the kitchen and it showed. I will be happy to visit again if the service improves.

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Greetings Bob, on behalf the management team we deeply apologize for our slow service that evening. Reviews such as your serves as a wonderful training tool, and we will work tirelessly to improve our quality and speed of service. We hope to have you again in the near future.

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TA
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was wonderful, server engaging, atmosphere charming.

Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
Responded on 3 October 2019

Thank you for time! We are so pleased to hear about your dining experience and hope to have you again in the near future.

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B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My family loved their dinner at Copper Grouse. We have been coming to Manchester for over 20 years and we've seen restaurants come and go. This one is a keeper. Everyone loved their dinners, and we loved the ambiance. Even the toddler meal tasted delicious! If we weren't with grandchildren, we would've sat outside at the fire pit and enjoyed a cocktail!

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was unfortunately burned on the underside of the scallops and vegs. What a shame, I have had this meal before and it was great. Someone wasn't paying attention in the kitchen.

DM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and hotel. We sat outside on the porch. Great experience all around. Beautiful setting, good food and decent value.

DL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We ate at the Cooper Grouse twice. The first time was fine. The second time was less than acceptable. We waited 1/2 hour for lunch when the restaurant was empty. We had to ask our server about the delay & when our food finally arrived we were told the chef burned the first hamburger & had to make a new one...and the order came out wrong. The kitchen & wait staff need work at getting the simplest things right.

RC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at this bar and restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was fantastic. Our server Michael was an outstanding waiter and the food was also very nice. I would highly recommend the Copper Grouse when in Manchester

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

The food we tasted was good, but after two hours our mains were still not ready. We cancelled after that. The restaurant indicated that they were short one chef, but didn’t seem overly concerned with our experience.

S
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

We have been to the Copper Grouse several times over the past few years and have always enjoyed it. However, tonight was a different experience. It took quite a while to be seated and the service was poor. It would have been helpful if a manager or someone would have addressed these issues in some fashion.

AP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming dining room and bar. Food was above average and cocktails well done, but save room for dessert. Outstanding!

BG
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting. Pleasant wait staff. Limited lunch menu and they were out of two things.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was not good. Always either way under or over cooked. Beautiful porch but truly underwhelming food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was friendly but over solicitous. No fewer than 3 members of the waitstaff interrupted our lunch 5-6 times to ask how it was. If people are deep in conversation - don't interrupt them! The food was good but a very limited lunch menu.

GT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. We went back a second night because we enjoyed it so much. The food was excellent again the second night, however it took a very long time for everything. From having a drink order taken to receiving any food.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The mussels were spectacular!

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