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 !
Was here many years ago. Same great experience!
Ordered Poutine, Faroe Salmon and Rabbit Bolognese pasta. Nothing disappointed. Make sure to dine here when in the area.
The food is always consistently very good at the Dorset Inn. We started with a not too creamy artichoke dip and flat bread. Two of us had an amazing special pasta with scallops and shrimp. One person had the calves liver which he says is the best he can find. Another got the filet that was cooked perfectly. We also ordered a selection of desserts that were all very good. We greatly prefer the ambiance of the bar area but it was not available so we were in the dining room.
We had a wonderful 3 course dinner, everything was exceptional and amazing wine list.
amazing dinner- we were greeted like old friends - even though it was our first time there. Everything was veyond delicious and the right value for the money. Hostess gave us a tour at the end of the historic building. Only small complaint ( and please know I am from NY) was service was a tad slow but was impeccable.
Loved it - will check my impatince at the door the next time and sit back and enjoy.
Perfect Vermont setting, friendly staff and delicious food! We LOVE this place!
The food was amazing! Everyone was very pleased :) Service could of been quicker, we waited 25 min for dessert. Will be back because food was that great.
I brought my family here during the holidays to add to a true Vermont experience. The Dorset Inn did not disappoint! The lobby and dining room were decorated for Christmas and was warm and inviting. Each of our meals was excellent, from the vegetarian dishes to the filet and duck. We didn’t have room for dessert, but we’ll be back another time and try again. Our waitress, Carol, was friendly and professional. Dining at The Dorset Inn just makes for a lovely evening.
I loved the food, service and ambiance! NOONIE!
The restaurant was filled with locals who were very friendly.
We will visit again the next time we're in Manchester, Vermont.
The food at the Dorset in is always delicious
Never has a bad meal there and the service is always outstanding!
Whenever we go to VERMONT we try to schedule lunch at the Dorset Inn. We’ve gone there for years and we’ve never been disappointed.
The Inn never disappoints. A warm welcome upon entering, efficient and friendly service, very good food with a seasonal menu (but the favorites always available). Feels like home but with better food and no clean up!
It was excellent- stayed at the Inn for a quick get-away for my GF’s b-day and everything was perfect.
Good food attentive service!
Charming, iconic New England inn. The dining room was cozy and beautifully decorated -- the pervasive smell of maple didn't hurt at all! Service was pleasant and efficient but not overdone. The food arrived promptly and was very good. The wine list is extensive and there is a huge selection of craft beers. I would definitely recommend the Dorset Inn for a special occasion or an anytime meal. Look forward to visiting again.
Food was very good as was service. Kitchen was obviously overwhelmed with number of diners Food arrived slowly. Would return
Always a great meal. Home cooking. Excellent service in dining room & tavern.