Dorset Inn

4.7
394 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 394 People Are Saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steffilynn
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HilaryH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully quaint ambiance with excellent food and friendly attentive service-

Will for sure come back on next visit to Vermont-

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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Buzz
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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LawrenceL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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vipMelD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great food, excellent service

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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.

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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.

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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
14 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
74 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
2 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

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dining outside. Service was great. Food amazing!

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RobinK
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dorsey Inn is always delicious. We had a nice meal in the tavern. It was fun, un-rushed and food was great. Thanks!

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MaryAnne
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was great!

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RobinF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent!! We have been there quite a few times and this was probably the best meal yet. The hostess could have been nicer, she had an attitude, but our waitress and busboy were very nice.

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VirginiaH
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and reasonably priced. Wonderful service

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vipFoodFanatic
New England
60 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well after 15 months of reduced capacity, it was clear the Inn was as busy as it could be. Luckily our favorite staff were in the Tavern and we enjoyed the vitality. Food always consistently good.

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AlisonS
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dorset Inn is always a go to for us, for special occasions and dinner with friends. Food always great, super bar, and wonderful ambiance.

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vipDisappointed1
11 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A few minutes early so we went to the bar. The bartender was very personable and poured a nice drink. Got the drinks and we were seated. Meal took about 1 1/2 hours but was a good pace. The ambience was fine except for the table of 8 that had a child who was allowed to play under the table, adults put him on their shoulders at the table, etc. would have been better without that noise. Overall experience was positive. Very busy for a Monday. Nice menu.

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The dining room was quite busy for a Monday evening. This is a popular place to dine. It never disappoints.

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KathleenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed it! I had a burger and my husband had the bolognese special.

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Catdemar
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Traditional food served in cozy atmosphere. Open Sunday nights, which is hard to find.

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AmyH
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual. Dorset Inn is one of our favorites. Nothing better than sitting outside on a beautiful Vermont evening with a glass of wine accompanied by excellent food and friendly service. Highly recommend.

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GayleK
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was beautifully prepared and presented. We had a perfect night for dining outdoors and the Dorset Inn is an experience not to be missed.

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HMLynee
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, delicious traditional fare in a beautiful and historic setting.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dorset Inn was charming and very enjoyable. The food was excellent and service outstanding. We would definitely return as it was memorable.
Thanks to a great staff there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. The service was brilliant and food was amazing. The ambiance was lovely and everyone there was really happy, which in turn made us glad to be there. Highly recommend to everyone.

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Heath
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As far as historic charm is concerned the restaurant hits all of the marks while the food remains innovative and modern. Highly recommended.

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 4.7 stars by 394 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.