Dorset is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,031 at the 2010 census. Dorset is famous for being the location of Cephas Kent's Inn, where four meetings of the Convention that signed the Dorset Accords led to the independent Vermont Republic and future statehood. Dorset is home to America's oldest marble quarry and is the birthplace of Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. East Dorset is the site of the Wilson House and the Griffith Library.
Things to do in Dorset
4.5 based on 164 reviews
We tried everything on the menu I think. The seafood medley, the chicken, the sweetbreads the European salad, think someone had a vegan dinner, , steak tartare, veal, lamb chops, cheese board carrot cake, caramel ice cream, vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and more. It was all good, wine very good and service friendly and thoughtful.
4.5 based on 223 reviews
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 and cozy New England tavern 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.
This restaurant simply does things right. Reservations are prompt, the menu is outstanding, the food is well prepared and is delicious. Staff are prompt, helpful but professional. We ate in both the restaurant and the Tavern and found many locals dining there which is always a good sign. We hope to return.
4.5 based on 133 reviews
We stop in occasionally for a dozen donuts and an egg sandwich. It's not fancy, but the food is fresh and the staff is friendly. It's so much better than a chain donut.
5 based on 568 reviews
Small unique restaurant run by the chef/owner and wife. Wonderful selection of starters and entrees. Bread pudding with coconut anglaise is a winner. Wine selection is small but completely compliments the menu. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. By far my favorite restaurant in Manchester for one or two couples.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
In this ever-changing and hectic world, we invite you to escape to a place where traditional simplicity is cherished. Enter the doors of Dorset Rising located in the heart of Dorset, VT and find yourself emerged with the best fresh breads & baked goods in the region.
This bakery is a very nice addition to the village of Dorset providing very good breakfast and lunch options in a very well appointed atmosphere.
You walk in to a very friendly environment whether you are getting a coffee to go or sitting down for lunch.Easy walk to from the Dorset Inn or the Barrows House.
Completely renovated by the Dorset Inn owners after being purchased from the previous owners.
Definitely recommend !
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.
With a roaring fire blazing on a winter’s night, there’s nothing quite like the coziness of the historic Ye Olde Tavern. This is not a restaurant for nouvelle cuisine, but rather American comfort food. The dinner menu boasts American favorites such as Roasted Turkey with Dressing, Twin Lobster Tails, Liver with Bacon and Onions, Yankee Pot Roast, etc. All entrees are served with salad, a hot loaf of bread, and cranberry corn fritters with housemade delectable strawberry butter. Ye Olde Tavern has a charm all its own that hasn’t diminished since we discovered it on our first trip to Manchester more than eight years ago.
4.5 based on 72 reviews
Mio has reopened as a takeout only food truck restaurant parking at JK Adams in Dorset. We will be serving our soups and chowders, gourmet pizza and daily specials such as curries, seafood, and meatballs using organic/local and humanely raised meat and poultry, and GMO-free items. We will list each local farm, organic and GMO-free ingredient in order to be completely transparent about the food we are preparing.
This is a great little restaurant overall. It is one of the few places that offers outdoor (covered) dining which is lovely on a nice evening. The food is excellent and the menu is varied enough to have something that would appeal to most everyone...seafood, poultry, veal shank, beef, vegetarian and so on. Organic ingredients and creative preparations. Very friendly service. Prices are on a par with most every restaurant in the area.
4.5 based on 115 reviews
Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
We really enjoyed everything about this restaurant. Our B&B owner recommended it and we are so glad. The truffle popcorn, beet and cheese salad, homemade pasta noodles and the bacon jam on the burger were all favorites!I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves! The homemade pasta is a new venture for us and we are truly excited about it -- thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We'd love to have you back!
4.5 based on 359 reviews
A casual dining experience offering exceptional meals at breakfast and dinner. All of our sauces, soups and dressings our handcrafted on our property. We serve prime cut steaks, fresh seafood, pork loin (one of the favorites after the steaks and seafood) at dinner, along with hamburgers, salads and panini's. Nipper's has become popular amongst the locals and tourist for serving up outstanding fresh food. Whenever possible we use all local produce or preferably the vegetables come from our own organic or hydroponic gardens. At breakfast we offer 11 different kinds of eggs benedicts and you are able to choose from 2 or 3 eggs. We offer a variety of griddle items (cinnamon french toast, pancakes and more) with mix or max options. Of course our corned beef hash is homemade. We have a variety of omelettes and you are able to have them prepared with egg whites if you like. We are located 1.5 miles North of town on route 7A - Go the extra mile, we do.
We came here on a whim and both thought the food was pretty good for the money. Our waitress was also the server, hostess, busboy and probably cook. The only odd thing about Nippers is the unusual policy of automatically tacking on an 18 percent gratuity. Mind you, this was not for large parties only. Our 31.00 check was inflated to cover the "expected" tip. Since I usually tip 20 percent it was their loss though. Still, I hated the concept and will not be returning,
4.5 based on 48 reviews
Modern Asian Cuisine served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
This restaurant, open to the public, was the best part of staying at the Inn at West View Farms. It looked elegant. We enjoyed being seated at the circular end of the dining room, which had large windows & a lovely view. While there were a few entrees available, the menu consisted mainly of tapas with an Asian influence. The chef owner, Raymond Chen, who had worked in New York City for Chef Jean-Georges, one of the world’s most famous chefs, served dishes with strong flavors. Even the salad we'd ordered had a distinctive dressing which I thought tasted like miso. I asked & was told it was a citrus-soy dressing. I enjoyed the many tapas that we'd ordered, although I hadn't expected the scallion pancakes to be so crispy. FYI, as we were overnight guests at the Inn, our breakfast in the dining room was included. While the food was very well prepared, I was a little surprised that there were only 2 choices offered the morning we were there: a spinach, tomato, & goat cheese frittata (which was moist & excellent) & pancakes. Lastly, you could have juice as part of your breakfast but we weren't offered any fruit. Anyway, I thought the food was the best part of our inn experience!
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