Dorset Inn

4.7
409 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 409 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dorsey Inn only get better over the years. Lovely inn. Food wonderful.

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vipAlKey896
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

it was open on a Monday night! a rarity for the area. lovely setting, average food. nice people

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JohnC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn the restaurant and tavern are beautiful. The menu selections and specials were great. The food and service was spectacular. We have dined at The Dorset Inn many times over the years and have always enjoyed our experience!

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kp923
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with cozy rooms and fine dining service. Our waitress was personable and friendly. I had a delicious medallions of duck. The pasta was al dente. We will definitely return.

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TomG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

With the pandemic, this was some of the best service and food we have enjoyed in the last 18 months. We ordered the filet and the cod entrees and were not disappointed. Pleasant room. Upscale prices. Minor complaint was that the dessert descriptions were incomplete.

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Capers
7 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting, waitress knowledgeable and very pleasant, food excellent.

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add1
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Good to very good…service very slow

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We’ve dined here many times over the last 30 years and never had a bad meal. Service has always been good and one could not ask for cozier ambiance than the tavern. On a winter’s night fireplaces are lit in the dining room and the tavern. It is obvious that great care is taken with the menu and preparation of the fare.

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vipGregM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner at the Dorset inn Tavern is always a great time! Food was good and the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine. We enjoyed eating on the patio. Our server had perfect timing.

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the Dorset Inn did not disappoint. Beginning with our before dinner drink in the Tavern and fun banter with the bartender to our pleasant waitress and of course the meal.

The Salmon and Scallops were done to perfection and the side of mashed potatoes and green beans were delicious with aioli.

Can't wait to go back.

Thank you for continuing to surpass our expectations.

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arcticjammer
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exactly the type of place we wanted for a romantic, intimate dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Food was delicious and had an outstanding wine list.

MB
MitchB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent traditional New England restaurant, sometimes lively bar

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vipmdmusketeer
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night at an outdoor table. Waiter was attentive and highly professional. As always, the food was superb.

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vipShaneS
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place to have dinner. Food is chef inspired. Noise level can be a little much due to the hardwood floors.

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SusanK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tranquil outdoor seating on the lawn, extensive menu, great wine. A pampered experience.

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Steffilynn
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely place for a romantic dinner. Great food, ambience and service.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you for a wonderful review!

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HilaryH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully quaint ambiance with excellent food and friendly attentive service-

Will for sure come back on next visit to Vermont-

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

So glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We look forward to see you again soon! Brianna Restaurant Manager The Dorset Inn

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The meal was delicious- best I've ever had in this area, and I've been here 4 times. The very salad was amazing and the chicken was in the top 10 of all time. Highly recommend!

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Our garlic roasted chicken is one of our best sellers! We hope to see you again soon!

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Buzz
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dorset Inn continues to amaze with great food and ambiance. A special shout out to Tom and Kim who go above and beyond to provide outstanding customer service.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you for your kind words! Tom and Kim are truly assets to the inn and we love to see that it’s recognized.

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LawrenceL
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The menu was limited, food was fair and the service was slow. Drinks were overpriced and the two and a half hours it took to eat a full dinner was not worth it. Ordered the cheesecake to go and you needed a magnifying glass to find it for $12. Don't know if it was just a bad night for the Dorset Inn but we will not recommend it in or go back.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

We appreciate the feedback and I apologize that this was your experience. I have responded privately with our email address so that we can invite you back for a true Dorset Inn experience! Brianna Restaurant Manager The Dorset Inn

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MelD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food, excellent service

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you!

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JimMcC
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a traditional New England Inn and dining room with an updated and beautifully prepared and served traditional menu.

Over many years, we've made numerous visits and looking around the dining room, it's clear that many patrons are similarly situated.

Well worth a visit.

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BillA
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice old inn in the center of town, near the green. Nice bar, drinks only at the bar.
Tavern is an option for dinning, same menu. We ate in the dining room, the food
was really exceptional. Great wait staff, would definitely go back again.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thanks for a great review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, service was also very good. Historic building, so interesting environment. We enjoyed our food and the experience.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 2 August 2021

Thank you for a wonderful review. The inn was build in 1796 and definitely has lots of character! We hope to see you again soon!

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RyanS
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good spot if you’re in Southern Vermont. Great food and service. Great atmosphere. Have some outside dining if you need it. One of the better places in the area.

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DanF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and evening at the Dorset tnn

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CatherineT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Enjoyed the meal very much and would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is excellent
Quality of food is very good

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BeckyK
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal at the Dorset Inn - our recent visit was no exception!! Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere, staff all friendly. Love this place!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, the bread, every veg.,was well prepared and delicious.The staff was very good. The best meal we have had in some time.

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LarryS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the excellent food, friendly service, and classic ambiance. Dorset is a historic Vermont town and the Dorset Inn reflects the town perfectly.

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vipHMJFINEDINE
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner here while staying at the inn. Hannah couldn't have been more lovely and helpful. It added to the delicious food and cozy and historic atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely the best high-end restaurant in the area—Dorset and Manchester.

We’ve eaten their 4 times this year. They consistently do an amazing job—even when they’re super busy.

The staff is so professional, attentive and nice. The food is delicious and fresh. The ambience is comfortable. And the prices are reasonable for the experience—and competitive versus comparable restaurants in the area.

This place is a gem.

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue they ran out of Rose wine

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and wine list. We went 2 nights in a row!

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Mirasol5
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food in a historic charming setting with very attentive staff and a fine wine and cocktail menu. A+++++

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again another delightful dinner at the Inn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outside which was blissfully quiet. Wonderful venue and great food. Staff was kind but missed a few things — like responding to questions and filling water glasses

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They only had one cook in the kitchen so we had to leave prior to our meals being ready. We waiting an hour and a half and only had our salads. The view was spectacular but unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy our food.

Dorset Inn
Responded on 6 July 2021

Hello, I believe you have the wrong restaurant.. if not please call or email us! Thank you!

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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 4.7 stars by 409 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.