Dorset Inn

4.8
331 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 331 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
BB
BabsB
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

An elegant intimate place. Food beautifully served. Just the right amount. Low lighting. Friendly staff
Extensive list of single malt whisky .

LG
LuannG
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal! Our starters and meals were delicious, creative and flavorful. Impressive wine list. Our server, Jasmine, was friendly and attentive. We will be back!

S
vipSteffilynn
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Doret Inn was better than we expected. There was plenty of space, a lovely ambience and exceptional food. We brought friends who had never been to the area and they loved it, too. We will definitely go back next time we are in the area.

S
Sheri1049
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We have dined many times at The Dorset with wonderful experiences. This is the second time that two in our party ordered the grilled filet mignon, ordered medium rare once then more rare this time - as it was overdone the first time. The meat had no taste and, topped with the lemon butter, was even less appetizing. The meat obviously was not seasoned prior to grilling. We were guests of the Inn for the weekend but we’re seated in the breakfast room rather the dining room or pub room. We won’t make that mistake again!

L
Love2eat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely surroundings and food. Everyone was very cordial and attentive. Have dined here before and never been disappointed!

VT
VTFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely fantastic! Can't wait to return!

JF
JohnF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had wonderful birthday meal. Nice ambiance and service. Had the filet which was fantastic. My wife chose a burger because of the description of the ingredients and it was equally good. Grea experience.

K
vipKikina
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible and the table was perfect near fireplace on a cold and romantic evening is the best!
The food delicious and accommodating because we do not eat garlic.

Definitely will return for the liver!

CR
vipCindyR
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Called for reservations no time available! Used app during phone call to Dorset in all tons of times . Confronted when arrived no excuse !!!!

MS
MichaelaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with wonderful service! Everything was fresh and delicious! Will certainly be back

s
vipsoundpuke
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful calves liver and duck breast will well cooked veggies and started with the crab cakes
Issues with new wine list but that will be remedied
Love the room very revolutionary with the fireplace very romantic
Looking forward to next time there
Never disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Second time here. Enjoyed our meal, service and ambiance. More importantly, an elderly woman sitting at the next table was choking on her food. Our server, who was walking by at the time, administered aid by performing the heimlich (forgive me if I spelled it wrong) and was able to help her dislodge whatever was in her throat. Idk her name but thought she should be lauded for her quick thinking and action. I hope mgmt reads this and recognizes this lady for her selfless act.

M
Mb23
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh butternut squash salad with grilled swordfish - maple creme brûlée with seasonal berries dessert was top notch. My sister noted the salad ingredients tasted home grown and freshly picked.

GM
GaryM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was out of this world. Can’t wait to go back

R
vipRblanks
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. The food was future forward as compared to the setting which was beautifully rustic.

GF
GaryF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At the top of our list of favorite restaurants in Vermont. Excellent food and service and variety of rooms to dine. Great location and ambiance and always feel as if stepping back in time in history.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual - the meal and service was amazing! We have a puppy and have to dine outside - even in the rain they made everything so lovely and comfortable!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Dorset Inn - amazing food and team! And we can bring our puppy and sit in a perfect setting on the green outside.

BO
BOBBIEsBESTBETS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance,, delish food, terrific, friendly service Our 3rd visit...not our
last.

JK
JuliaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently excellent cuisine with an impressive whiskey and wine list

a
aroberts613
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great Easter Brunch and we will definitely be back.

D
Diva
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Dorset Inn is an experience worth having. The food is locally sourced and very good. The service is personable and efficient.

L
Lisa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic fare that respects the term "dining" in both cuisine and in service. Both the Tavern and the Dining Room are top notch - in particular the house-made pate, beet salad w goat cheese, pork chop special and filet mignon were outstanding. Likewise the buttermilk fried chicken with just a hint of sriracha sauce is worth a repeat visit. Breakfast served in the Garden Room of the Inn was creative and delicious without being obscene in portion size. The brioche french toast, corned beef hash, and omelette w cheddar and spinach were delightful, as was the coffee and friendly service. Out of all the area restaurants we ate at over the long weekend, Dorset Inn stood out as flawless. Kudos to the kitchen and front of house staff - see you again!

TO
TOMEVA
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining in a quaint old inn.

P
barbaraP
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waitress spent too much talking to other tables while neglecting our table. She broke cork in wine bottle and spilled wine on our table and we waited too long for the check. Mussels were great, pasta dish hardly had any short rib meat and was basically pasta with a sauce. My wife did not like the vegetarian dish stating that it was too heavy. Meanwhile, we will be back to support local restaurants

S
vipSusan
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have dined here a few times. Food and service are consistently very good. Many good choices, fresh food and wonderful cocktails. You cannot beat the ambience for a country inn.

P
Psbt
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Fabulous service. Great atmosphere.

MR
MillieR
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect sitting by the fireplace. Our waitress was delightful. Dinner was so good.

We definitely would return.

KT
KarenT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frendly server who made expert suggestions about the evening diner specials. The table was situated near the fireplace and the wood fire was a nice addition to the room's old tavern decor atmosphere. The Dorset Inn dates back to the 1790's and it definitly has the old New England charm. The food was excellent

DI
DIWL
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming place to visit in Vermont

MO
MargotO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is great place to have a really nice dinner at this Historic Inn. Food and service is always good.

C
vipCaptkev
Las Vegas
70 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu at the Dorset inn

BC
BestClearwater
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. Our meal was perhaps the best we've ever had in Vermont over many years. Each course was truly excellent and super-tasty. Service was spot on. The old inn ambience was perfect on a snowy winter night. We felt safe. Our only struggle was over what to order (every choice was appealing). We will go back soon!

PT
PatriciaT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give ten stars I would
Each time we’ve been to the Dorset inn for dinner they have outdone themselves. We will definitely be back.

m
vipmcmelissamc
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. The food was delicious, service superb and the atmosphere was perfection-the quintessential New England dining experience.

C
vipCaptkev
Las Vegas
70 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i took my daughter on a daddy daughter weekend and i chose to eat here ....it is a wonderful place for dinner the staff was fantastic as was the food ,,,,i think I'm going to take my wife for dinner here for valentines ....i highly recommend the Dorset inn

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening! Everything from the beautiful setting by a fire and congenial wait staff to the incredible food made it memorable. Thanks so much from a dining out starved couple!

NY
vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved how charming the Dorset inn was. They had a delightful menu and robust wine list. Hearty fare with lots of cheese and big meat dishes but a good variety of options. The different rooms to eat in are all charming and very VT. We had the beet salad and raclette plate and the raclette plate was to die for!! If I had one recommendation, our hope was to be in the tavern and there wasn't an option on open table to choose that specifically. They had all the precautionary measures in place for COVID and we felt very safe and well taken care of!

KT
KelleyT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved having dinner at the Dorset Inn. The dining room is quiet and classic in that traditional New England sort of way. Elegant and inviting but not stuffy. The food is very good and well-priced but think more homey than haute cuisine, which is exactly what one would expect here. As always, the staff is exceedingly friendly and the service is nigh on perfect. Overall, an excellent example of traditional Vermont country inn dining. I highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot and best food!

FAQs

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 4.8 stars by 331 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.