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Countryman's Pleasure

4.3
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29 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
Our shuttered farmhouse opens its doors to you. Come relax and enjoy a delicious meal. We take pride in serving fine food. Chef Robert takes a creative approach in preparation & presentation of traditional Continental dishes and Countryman's Pleasure Bavarian favorites featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 29 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmyP
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! My friend and I were visiting from Boston and we stopped in for a lovely dinner. We were greeted so warmly, such friendly, kind people. And the food. Oh my goodness. It was incredible. My friend just had her third meal of leftovers :) Our compliments to the staff and the chef!!! We are thankful that they are open and grateful for their hospitality and out of this world food. Make sure you arrive hungry!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Most of the dishes tasted like they had too much sugar. Most notably the bread, which didn’t taste German at all, but even the sauerkraut.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 9 March 2020

Thanks for joining us on Saturday. Our sweet marmalade rolls are a restaurant favorite going back more than 40 years, but you are correct that they do have sugar. I regret that you did not enjoy the sauerkraut and Chef Robert will take your comments to heart in considering his recipe. We would be delighted to welcome you back and hope that you will come to join us for dinner again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was awful. Beautiful building. Pleasant waitress. Strong cocktails. Sour Bratten awful.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 27 February 2020

I'm very sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience with us and that the Sauerbraten was not to your liking. I will share your feedback with our Chef & we hope to have another chance to showcase our cuisine for you.

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BrettD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Having been to Austria and thoroughly enjoyed the food, I was hoping for something far better than what I got. Perhaps Hans was a good chef, but his replacement does not know how to cook Austrian food.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 27 February 2020

I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with us. Chef Chalmers strives to create exceptional authentic European cuisine & would like another opportunity to showcase that for you. Please contact me & I will be in touch shortly.

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TomLu74
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

the restaurant was lovely, great ambiance. The potato pancakes were a little heavy but tasty. The salad was great! My chicken cordon bleu was delicious but my husband ordered sauerbraten which he loves and was disappointed since was tough. However, the restaurant was gracious to take half off the price of his entree.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for visiting with us this past Thursday. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our restaurant and apologize that our Sauerbraten was not prepared to your liking. Chef Chalmers will make sure that it is up to your standard for your next visit, which we hope is soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. New chef but they have kept many of the old favorites.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed Chef Bob's menu and look forward to seeing you again.

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Asprimera
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time going in a short time.. waitress was pleasant, hostess was funny.
Cocktail drink was cool, and the meal was very enjoyable on a cold and snowy night. Two fireplaces kept it warm.
I will be back..

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 23 January 2020

Thank you for joining us! We're glad you like our cocktails using local ingredients and that you enjoyed your meal! It was a pleasure having you in & we look forward to seeing you again.

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AnnaG
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for the first time with my family, and it was fantastic! Staff were awesome, and the food was delicious!!! Such a cute space and homey! Definitely will be returning!

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 16 January 2020

Thanks so much for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed it & look forward to seeing you again!

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vipAndrewWG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! We enjoyed items from the 3-For-$30 prix fixe menu. Worth the trip down the mountain.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 9 January 2020

Thank you for joining us! It was a pleasure having you & your family in!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quaint and quiet setting

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 9 January 2020

Thank you for joining us for dinner. We're glad you enjoyed your evening!

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BillG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Generous portions and very good service. However, we missed the greens salad and garlic mashed potatoes that used to be included with dinner and the appetizer of stuffed mushrooms.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 10 December 2019

Thank you for joining us! We're glad you enjoyed your evening & that we could be a part of a birthday celebration. It was a pleasure having you in.

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RitaM
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great and patient with my dad who asks all of the questions
Was a bit loud for a moment while a large 20 person group came in but once we got eating I didn’t notice

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 20 November 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner! It was a pleasure having you guys in & we hope to see you again soon!

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Candipedia
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so delicious!! The braised red cabbage is addictive!

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 13 November 2019

Thank you for joining us! It was great having you in. We're glad you love the braised red cabbage as much as we do!

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MJFalco
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our party of 8 was greeted warmly and we enjoyed professional and attentive service throughout the evening. We were celebrating a birthday and our table was decorated with a birthday theme, and we were informed that the birthday guests dinner would be "on the house!". Such special touches! Our meals were very good, the German chocolate cake amazing. Please support this new business.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 2 November 2019

It was a pleasure having you in & being a part of the birthday celebration! Thank you for your review & support.

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vipJonathanB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Long our favorite restaurant it changed hands in the last couple of years and has experienced growing pains but this visit was a pleasant experience and things appear to now be going in the right direction. Food was very good and the menu offered some of the dishes that we loved in the past along with new options- I'm still missing the fiddlehead toast........ We now look forward to continued visits.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner. We appreciate your kind words & it was a pleasure having you both in. The Chef will look into fiddleheads next season. We look forward to seeing you again!

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SandyB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

So so food. Cozy restaurant but waitresses were a little too loud. That apple strudel dessert looked and tasted like it was a week old..

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you for your feedback & for joining us for dinner. We are sorry to hear your dining experience wasn't to the level we strive to meet. I will share your feedback with our Chef & wait staff. We hope you'll give us another chance to showcase our fine cuisine.

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DavidT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Countrymans Pleasure. It will definitely not be our last. We went there to celebrate a birthday. We were greeted very warmly upon arrival. When shown to our table, it was decorated in a birthday theme. That was quite a nice surprise! The food was exceptional, as was the service. One of our dinners was comped because of the birthday celebration. Yet another reason we had a great dining experience. Great ambiance. Great service. Great food. We will definitely return. Have already recommended the restaurant to some friends.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 19 October 2019

Thank you for letting us be a part of the birthday celebration! It was a pleasure having you both in & we look forward to seeing you again.

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great!! The manager toured us the restaurant, awesome place!! We ordered a chicken Schnitzel to go for dinner, it was amazing!

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 26 September 2019

It was a pleasure having you both in for brunch! We look forward to seeing you again!

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vipregular
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I went with friends. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. Of the 4 meals ordered 1 was described as bad, 1 wasOK, 1 had tough meat and 1 was very good. I really wanted to like it but I guess I wouldn't hurry back.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 26 September 2019

Thank you for your feedback & for joining us for dinner. We are sorry to hear that not everyone enjoyed their meals & we hope to have another chance to showcase our fine cuisine for you & your friends.

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KMo1
New England
49 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends visiting who had lived in Germany for 2 years so we were excited to find the Countryman's Pleasure. It is a hidden treasure. We have lived in the area for 2 years and had never heard of them! Handicapped accessible (our friend has trouble walking) and a very pleasant staff. Old world charm. Diverse main menu and they had recently added a pub menu which we could order off of. The pub looks to be a fun place to hang out and the dining area is spacious although a bit on the darker side. We had veal schnitzel - which was light in tasty batter, topped with crabmeat and soo delcious. Others had the Sourbraten, which was also tasty. The dishes come with sides and are plentiful. A great experience.

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 30 August 2019

We're glad you found us! It was a pleasure having you & your friends in for dinner. Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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ETROOK
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times. We always enjoy the ambiance and the food is great. Never crowded and is always fairly quiet.Dsfi intel recommend for an Old World experience in Mendon Vermont!

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 30 August 2019

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you again soon!

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LexiM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were excellent and the service was friendly and prompt. We look forward to returning again!

Countryman's Pleasure
Responded on 30 August 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner! It was a pleasure having you & we hope to see you the next time you're in our area!

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It took quite a while to get our food. That time was close to 1.5 hours. No one came to our table to say anything or just check in either. Great food but very untimely service.

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vipgsfoodie
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Countryman's Pleasure overall is a wonderful restaurant. Ambiance is quiet, casual good for anything from a date night to a larger family dinner. It is an older house with various rooms, quite quaint and a bit rustic. If you get seated on the porch it is more cozy but also a bit cold on a cold night. Food is very good quality, prepared well - overall a mid-upscale meal and fairly matches the price you pay. Wine list is good with a decent selection of wines by the glass. Menu is a bit on the limited side but that keeps the meal options focused and there is always a pasta or other specials. On this visit we had the Duck, Salmon and Chicken Cordon Blue. The Duck (a single breast) was excellent (as was the beet salad special), prepared correctly (medium rare) with a blueberry compote and a side of hericort verts and fingerling potatoes which were perfect. All very tasty and satisfying. My aunt had the Salmon which she said was very good. Although the chicken was very good, it along with the mashed potatoes came to the table somewhat luke warm. They re-prepared the chicken from scratch and it was fine. Service was great (although it is typically a little slow here), everything came out quickly including drinks. Bread service was nothing special as the biscuit like bread were a little dry and overdone on the bottom. Again, overall the food is very good and that is why we won't hesitate to come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite calling ahead two times to confirm our reservation, when we arrived, we were told that they could not accommodate us. No apologies no trying to make it work. Worst customer service I have ever seen.

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Mathewb
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waited one and a one half hours for food to arrive on Valentine's Day.

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MattL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Valentines dates can’t be the excuse for our poor service because we arrived at 5:15 for a 5:30 reservation and were the second party to be seated. The staff seemed frantic from the start. Timing between courses was somewhere between haphazard and rude. When two of our entrees arrived luke warm and our requests for refills for water went unanswered, we were anxious to get the check and look to eat desert elsewhere. We were intrigued by the menu, were excited for our evening, and hoping for return trips to try other dishes. Alas, we won’t be risking a return trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good but very very slow service!

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CaroleG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were good although onion soup was rather salty It's no longer serving mainly German food if that's what you wanted bot our Chicken Cordon Bleu and Salmon with dill sauce were very good. The restaurant was not very crowded, especially for a Saturday night, so the noise level was low. We would try it again although it seemed a bit pricey.

FAQs

Countryman's Pleasure offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 773-7141.

Countryman's Pleasure is rated 4.3 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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