Pangaea Restaurant

4.3
34 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Pangaea Restaurant and The Lounge are now operating as one! One creative and diverse menu offering a range of internationally inspired cuisine available in all seating areas: The Dining Room, The Speakeasy, and The Deck (weather permitting). All available for curbside and dine-in, Tuesday through Saturday starting at 4pm. Make a reservation or visit our website to order online! http://www.vermontfinedining.com

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 34 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Quiet
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun place to go when you’re in the area. Reliable kitchen for excellent food. We received great service and intend to return. Everything was upbeat and friendly.
I ordered Sea Bass and was very impressed with the food handling and seasoning. Very satisfied guest!

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Lolly
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the lamb. Pricey but was the best lamb I have ever eaten so considered it worth the cost. Moist, flavorful, no grizzle, perfect! The accompanying potato dish was also out of this world. The green beans, no so good. Hubby got salmon and was excellent, quinoa delicious, green beans were average. The chardonnay was horrible. Dessert, chocolate mousse cake was excellent. Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly.
Can't wait to go back.

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CathyK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this little gem of a restaurant. Fine dining at a reasonable price.

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Gene
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every part of our meal was superb, from the salad to the entry to the potatoes. the food rivals the best inn any Manhattan restaurant. Highly recommend it. Everyone who was there including some neighbors, each had a different meal yet every person bragged there's was the best.

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CynthiaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pangaea is my husband's favorite restaurant. We usual dine in the lounge area but it's holiday time and we splurged a bit! Food and service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice DR, varied menu. We ordered from the 3 course menu that was a good value. The onion soup was outstanding; the green salad was a tasty appetizer leaving us ready for the entrees. My skirt steak was prepared to order with a yummy topping and vegetables. The shrimp scampi was good, but not great. The tiramasu was very good, served with fresh berries. Overall, a good value for a Carmel restaurant.

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vipBethW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved for their local restaurant week menu, and the $30 we spent for 3 courses could have been double that and we’d be okay to pay it! The branzino was light and flakey, soup savoury and rich, scallops perfectly seared and pork chop flavorful and robust. ... Strawberry Panacotta and maple creme brulle to go off my diet for! We’ll be back, and many times!

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MarshallC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good. I have been to the restaurant many time and i always enjoy myself. My only complaint is the portions. For example the soup, which was delicious, was disproportionally miniscule, to say the least. Overall, i enjoyed myself there very much and will return.

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Dskv
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great, staff was great. Really the only negative which is my opinion is that the main dishes should come with another side for the price you pay. Would definitely eat there again. The flavors in the dish were outstanding.

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vipJT102216
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pangaea was fantastic. FAR exceeded every expectation and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Our server was also the co-owner and she provided such a wonderful personal touch to our experience and we could not have been happier with our meal. If you are in the Bennington area you simply must enjoy the fine dining experience served in this local, family, friendly atmoshphere. EXCELLENT!!

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Maryann
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pangaea is our ‘go to’ choice for every occasion...special or ordinary. It never disappoints.

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion and I wanted to treat him to a nice dinner. I had been to Pangea years ago and remembered the food was amazing. I made reservations for the lounge side online by mistake but was greeted warmly in the fine dining side with no problem. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet just what we wanted. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! I wish we lived closer because I could see myself eating here often. I would highly recommend the wine list as it was varied and had several high end selections.
The food was beautiful, well portioned and attention to detail was apparent! A+

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We were the only couple there for almost two hours. Food was average, but very overpriced. I felt sorry for the server; she was very competent and friendly , but only two other couples came in as we left. Do yourself a favor, and eat at the Lounge next door. About half the price with a more varied menu. Pangaea has really gone downhill.

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DanaV
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

If you are going- definitely go to Pangea Lounge. The fine dining was quite a let down. I got the surf and turf. The steak was fine but nothing to write home about. The lobster was rubbery and flavorless and the au gratin was mealy and salty. My friend got the Chilean sea bass and seemed to enjoy it. Not planning to return.

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vipNytitan
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the probably the best restaurant in Bennington. I enjoyed the lobster bisque and sea bass. The lounge next door has a nice feel outside.

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Jaco
New England
22 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal, as always - one of our favorite local restaurants. Ate there this time with out-of-towners who also were very impressed.

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CharlieR
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Major problem was that the service was absurdly slow.

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guitarplayer126
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Pangea and it was delicious. It was a quiet Tuesday evening when we arrived, only one other table was occupied. Food was prepared exactly as menu and our informative server expressed. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass and my veal short ribs were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return there.

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BraytonH
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic little restaurant in North Bennington couldn’t get any better loved it loved it loved it

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catherineb
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we have ever had at Pangaea. The butternut squash soup was excellent and the edamame salad was extraordinary. I thought about it all the next day!

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vipAltair
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always a great place!’nn

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Jimmy
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were the only people in the restaurant, and yet it took forever for food and drinks. The waitress was completely unfamiliar with the dinner and drink menus, and had to comeback to the table multiple times to ask what we ordered. The appetizers were not cooked properly, the pork chop entree was mostly fat, and the lamb torchon was just shaved lamb made into a tower on the plate. We will not be back, especially with the prices they charge.

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GinnieJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a wonderful meal here. Server was excellent. Food is always creative, ever-changing, and tasty.

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libby
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice setting, good food, good wine list. Service was friendly. We liked everything from the amuse bouche (Granny Smith apple slice topped with goat cheese and sprouts), the rice paper-wrapped salad, the tomato coconut soup, and all the entrees our group ordered: duck breast, haddock, filet mignon, and shrimp. House made sorbet (peach, champagne, or cucumber were offered) was a nice light finish. A gorgeous chocolate cake was also available along with other items.

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vipNebraska
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, nice ambience in North Bennington.

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vipJayR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food in a quiet Vermont spot! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Portions were small in comparison to the prices. Tasty, though.
Need a few more options for entrees and appetizers.

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vipJules
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent. The carrot ginger bisque was delicious but the portion was small and the bowel was huge.

I ordered the Long Island Duck with saffron rice and cherry sauce. Personally I don’t think the saffron rice goes well with the cherry sauce. Chef recommended medium rare for the duck. It tasted delicious and juicy but it didn’t look like the medium rare I’m used to have..

The chocolate cake was tasty.

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css1
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience3

This was a return visit for us. The food is AMAZING--delicious, unusual, beautiful presentation. The place is cozy-elegant. There were not many diners the evening we were there, so maybe too quiet. They could definitely benefit by some good music to elevate the ambiance.

The only downside was the service--it wasn't bad, just not "service" befitting a restaurant of this caliber. Our young server did not provide information about the food, make suggestions or set the tone.

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YorkGirl
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Creative, delicios menu, impeccable service. Quiet and charming. Made last minute change of plans traveling back to Maine feom Saratoga and decided to go thru Bennington. We will be back!

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vipNoFo
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pangaea is a classy restaurant. It's attention to detail and sophistication is remarkable. For a memorable fine-dining experience in Southern Vermont, visit Pangaea in North Bennington.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always tasty and never over-crowded or too noisy. Good, attentive wait-staff.
Excellent salad and soup. Love the halibut and the scallops. Wonderful berry sorbet! Coffee crème brulee could use a little more flavoring, but that's really just a minor flaw....Everything else is superb!

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Polishbill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First rate service and wonderfully prepared and tasty food. We’ll be back

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Bennington -- have eaten here half a dozen times with superb food and service each time. The fish dishes (scallops, halibut) are to die for - always perfectly cooked. Meat dishes (duck, steak) equally outstanding. The salads are creative and tasty, and the soups are amazing. The wine list is very extensive. Not to mention that the desserts are made in-house and are as good as the meal.
Service is very attentive without hovering.
In one word - SUPERB every time we've been there. And for those of us who are Boomers, the restaurant is one of the quietest restaurants we've been in lately - you can actually hear your guests talk!

FAQs

Pangaea Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 442-7171 ext. 1.

Pangaea Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 34 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.