Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel
The Copper Grouse serves regionally-inspired, soulful dishes from the kitchen. Not to be missed, our beverage program of classic cocktails, artisanal spirits, Vermont craft beers and a wide selection of Wines from regions spanning the globe. Reservations are required for all dinning and all meal periods. Last dinner seating on Fridays and Saturdays is 9:00pm.
In accordance with our governors Covid-19 mandates, all guests are required to be out of the restaurant at 10pm. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, as we strictly adhere to the 10pm mandate. Thank you!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Wedge Salad & Copper Grouse Cajun Salmon
Cherry tomatoes, bacon lardons, pickled red onion, blue cheese dressing
sea salt, herbs
new york strip steak, melted spring onions, house steak fries, fermented chili aioli, black garlic butter
We have come to The Copper Grouse a couple of times now and it is always incredible. The food is excellent, and the service is always above and beyond. It's familiar and comfortable, with the staff anticipating your needs and available to help with anything. We are already making plans to come back.
Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us at The Copper Grouse, we greatly appreciate the kind words and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future.
Beautiful dining room, great artwork ... the chips and dip with smoked duck was a big hit
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We enjoyed our dinner immensely and our server was very nice.
So pleased to hear of your enjoyable dining experience at The Copper Grouse.
Nice food selection. Service was less than stellar.
Thank you for providing feedback regarding your dining experience, we truly apologize for our poor performance from that evening. A private message has been sent, and our management team would like to have a more detailed conversation. Thank you.
very nice dining experience, with solicitous service, and a lively, yet safe and comfortable ambience.
It was our pleasure to serve you. We look forward to hosting again soon.
From start to finish everything at Copper Grouse was wonderful. It was storming outside and we came in looking like drowned rats. The hostess was gracious and didn't blink. We were seated immediately in an immaculately prepared dining room with Covid safety in mind.
Soon after getting settled, our friendly and appropriately welcoming server came to see what he could get us. The service was well paced, and the meal was delicious. My husband is on a restricted diet right now, and they were very receptive to his request. Both of us thought our entrées (Seafood Rice Bowl and a modified Caesar Salad with Salmon) and our shared appetizer of asparagus and mushrooms were really above and beyond. We would have been satisfied with a decently executed preparation and presentation, as these aren't particularly difficult dishes, but we were pleasantly surprised at how truly gourmet and subtle the flavors were.
My martini was perfect, and the server made sure he got the details right when I ordered it, repeating what I had asked for which I really appreciated. The check came in a timely fashion, not too quickly and not too slowly. Overall, a perfect first indoor dining experience in a year! Looking forward to returning soon.
On behalf of management we truly appreciate the glowing review, it was our utmost pleasure to serve you and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
The food was terrible! We had the special chicken and wild rice soup which hardly had any chicken in it, and was more of just broth. Both of our dinners were terribly over salted, and the steak was unevenly cooked. It was ordered medium, and 2 bites were medium the rest were medium well or well. For $42 steak I expected better, but the real problem was the salty food. My husband had the colossal shrimp special (2shrimp over risotto) and that was salty with undercooked risotto. I know risotto isn’t supposed to be soft, but our dinner was served within 20 min of ordering so it makes sense why the risotto was crunchy. Drinks were good, and service was prompt.
On behalf of the management team at the Copper Grouse we deeply apologize that your expectations were not met. We have sent a private message regarding the next steps we would like to take, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Very overpriced for the quality and experience. Service is rushed and curt. We saw the take out menu later and found that the QR code menu in the restaurant is lacking descriptions. Would have been helpful to know what our choices were in more detail. Overall it felt far too crowded for COVID times. Would not recommend!
Food not cooked properly, sent back and still came back wrong. Not a good wine selection
We deeply apologize for our poor performance that evening, our management team would like to hear more about your dining experience.
Absolutely delicious food and cocktails and lovely cozy setting. Our waitress was very good and the hostess was fantastic, so friendly and warm.
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Food not as good as normal but FoH top notch.
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If you order the Chips and Dip I strongly recommend you ask them to serve the Dip on the side. Else it's too hard to get to.
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Good pub food
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We went to the copper grassroots Sunday night dinner after three days in Manchester. The service is very good, the servers are super casually dressed which is fine. It cost more than our five star dinner at the Silver Fork which was a slightly shocking and the same wine we had at the Silver Fork was $25 more expensive per bottle. Some thing they might want to consider… Otherwise super great casual atmosphere and lovely setting.
Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, we will take into consideration the friendly advice regarding pricing of our wine program. We always appreciate the feedback.
Felt a bit rushed throughout our meal; we were seated at 8:30 (when our reservation was), and were told by the hostess that all guests needed to be out by 10pm due to state ordinance. Our waitress told us this multiple times and then as we went through our meal asked about dessert and final drinks before we'd finished eating. We still left by 9:30, but just felt a bit like we were being hurried out, despite plenty of other people still being in the restaurant when we left.
On behalf of the management team, we deeply apologize for our less than tactful communication regarding the state mandates. This will be addressed with our front of house team on how to gracefully address these mandates. Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us!
Great waitress, excellent drinks, incredible food! Will return and stay at the taconic!
Thank you for the kind words, we look forward to hosting you in the near future.
A casual/chic restaurant that is both comfortable and sophisticated. We enjoyed delicious food and wonderful service. We also felt that the restaurant is doing an exemplary job in keeping their guests safe during the pandemic. Highly recommend.
We appreciate the great feedback regarding your dining experience. Our staff and management takes the safety of our guests very seriously, we are thrilled you took notice. Thank you!
Delicious food and ambiance! Some of the best i've seen in southern VT.
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It was soo good we had to go again the next night. Vegetables were plentiful and fresh. Meats were tender. All of us were very happy. Service was also outstanding.
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I went to The Copper Grouse for my birthday & it was amazing! The service was great too.. our waiter Jon was so friendly and made the night so fun!
We are pleased to hear of your wonderful birthday experience at The Copper Grouse.
Easter brunch, not busy, quiet actually. Staff was attentive. Drinks and food were great and we spent less than expected.
It was our pleasure to host you at The Copper Grouse for Easter Brunch. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner. Food was great and service was even better!
It was our pleasure to host your anniversary dinner at The Copper Grouse. We look forward to hosting you again!
We had our favorite waiter John ...
we never stay in Manchester without a dinner or 2 at the copper grouse
The cocktails are always different and amazing
We had a great app , 2 adults and 2 kids- all left very happy and full
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Food and service were wonderful! Aiden our server was on the ball and had a great disposition :)
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We were looking forward the Copper Grouse, the decor was very nice, the service hospitable and the food (lunch) even though a limited menu, the burgers were super. The unfortunate part was the final bill. For 2 small salads, 2 burgers and a few cocktails, we were stunned by a $300+ bill!!!
We asked for clarity as there must have been a mistake, only to be angered when we were told our afternoon cocktail order had been billed as 2 drinks in 1. We had asked for a splash of St. Germain to be added to our Tequila/Lime mix, and without being informed, the restaurant practically charged us a full drink for that splash that went into each cocktail. We are from NYC and know all too well how pricey cocktails can be...but this is no city bar/lounge and a $30 drink where ever you go is an OUTRAGEOUS & OFFENSIVE "RIP-OFF".
We will never go back! Save your aggravation and go to the "Silver Fork" or "The Reluctant Panther", those were wonderful and even though pricey, the ambiance was nicer, food great, and both were $100 less for dinner for two.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We apologize for the miscommunication on our end regarding the price of cocktails, our prices are indeed on our menu and sounds like we will provide additional training to our staff.
My first experience at the Copper Grouse left me feeling underwhelmed. The service itself was just okay - I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and believe we caught them on an off night. The ambience was pleasant enough and it is probably even more inviting when the outdoor porch is open for dining. The food was average and some dishes seemed to have a little too much going on (i.e. Halibut). The drinks and entrees were extremely overpriced for the quality and, combined with the average service, did not feel it was worth the money.
Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, we deeply apologize for the inconveniences of that evening. Reviews such as yours provide an opportunity to provide additional training to our staff, we will share your comments regarding price and the quality that night to our culinary team. We look forward to host you again in the near future to show you that we are better than what you experienced.
Amazing experience great atmosphere would recommend
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service and atmosphere were great, food was decent, however we felt that less was more as far as ingredients and presentation, purple potato puree was not appetizing, neither was the rye in the cabbage for corned beef, these foods can shine on their own, don't try to over power them. otherwise a decent meal
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Server was excellent. Hostess was intrusive several times telling us our table was only available til 8:30 due to another reservation. Turned out they didn’t show. So she said???Great setting/vibe. Food was good but all items were over priced for the quality and quantity.
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The food was fantastic and service was great. I would definitely be going back the next time I come to Manchester.
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Made a reservation for 5:30 called to tell them that we are running late made it there 5:45 to be told that we could only stay at the table 89 mins from the original reservation. Service was just ok. The price was ridiculous. Don’t waste your time or money. Too bad they just don’t get it
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Food and server were excellent.
Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone.
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Food was good/solid but not noteworthy. There wasn’t much to differentiate this from other dining experiences and found to food perhaps a touch bland. My short ribs were very soft but the barbecue seemed like it came from a bottle - without accents of anything interesting. So the food was good but not at the price point.
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Begins with excellent service. Ends with a pretty good dining experience albeit slightly on the expensive side.
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love this place for lunch, dinner or a drink at the bar. Nice staff and great decor and ambiance
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Modern but comfortable , great food, great ambiance ......
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The food was not great. The clam chowder had too much pork so it tasted like bacon chowder. The crab legs were over cooked and dry. The seafood bowl was ok. The food was way overpriced for the quality. The waitress was fantastic and it’s a beautiful place to go and have drinks. I would go elsewhere for food.
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Had a great meal with great service, had apps and entree all food was prepared wonderfully with great flavor combinations. Service was fast and efficient. Specialty cocktails were also very delicious. Great experience, it is a bit pricey but definitely worth it.
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Loved the salmon. Delicous flavors. Really nice waitstaff.
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The Copper grouse was a wonderful experience. Started with the cheese board as we were quite hungry from a day of skiing. Followed by a Winter Green salad and then the seafood rice bowl. My husband had the salmon. My husband and I shared the starters. Everything we were served was absolutely delicious. We enjoyed our meal with draught porters. We had the bread pudding for dessert, again a share, which was the perfect ending. Our server was very attentive. The ambiance is lovely. Although we did not stay in the Taconic hotel, where the restaurant is located, we like what we saw and definitely plan to stay there in the future. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
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Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 362-0176.
Copper Grouse - Taconic Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 807 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 bookings at the moment.