Audrey's at the Johnson and Wales Inn
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Audrey's at the Johnson and Wales Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jwinn.com/aud.htm
  • Phone: 5083364636
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:00am; Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Paul Dobish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: With over 23,000 square feet of function space divided between eleven meeting event areas, the Inn is capable of handling groups from eight to 800. With world-renowned culinary instructors and apprentice chefs, the Johnson & Wales Inn is ready to provide you with the first-class service you expect!
  • Private Party Contact: Sales office 5083364636
  • Special Events: Breakfast Buffet every Sunday from 7:30am to 1pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt 44 and Rt 114a
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: over 600 spaces of free parking
A word from Audrey's at the Johnson and Wales Inn
Audrey’s, “Where Johnson and Wales shows it’s class” The flagship restaurant of Johnson and Wales University is an arena to showcase the talent of the universities staff, faculty and student body. The dining is casual but elegant, the menu is traditional American cuisine with flair, which changes seasonally, focusing on local ingredients. Our local dishes are produced with the influences of our diverse ethnic population. Audrey's service staff and students deliver relaxed but attentive service while functioning as ambassadors of the university. Audrey’s is the quality and value people expect from every dining experience. The menu offers monthly educational information, focusing on local food products or producers. This feature helps educate students and customers about the quality and value of local products. Audrey's also features monthly wine specials. Samples will be served to guests as they are greeted and related information will be highlighted on the menu.
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Audrey's at the Johnson and Wales Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Always a wonderful time here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Always a wonderful time here. The food is consistantly good! The wait staff and servers are friendly and efficient. Overall a nice dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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  • While service was very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    While service was very pleasant it was a bit slow. Server seemed inexperienced. The food was great and the ambiance very warm and inviting. Tables are well placed to allow for privacy, which is something you don't often find today.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • the food was good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    the food was good but the wait was over 45 min. after we ordered.
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  • Service was slow, even with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Service was slow, even with only four tables occupied and three servers. Food was very good except for one entree which was over-seasoned (both the protien and the side dishes). Portions are small. Cheese sampler only came with three pieces of grilled Italian bread and when we asked for me, our server brought out grilled rolls instead (useless with the cheeses).
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    romantic
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  • Service was great except for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    Service was great except for one thing, I felt like we waited a long time to get our appetizer, once that came, everything else fell into place on time.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing Thanksgiving dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    This was a Thanksgiving dinner that I/we will remember for a long time for all the wrong reasons. Not only was the food in no way extraordinary, it reminded me of the sort of Thanksgiving dinner one might find at a church or Salvation Army Thanksgiving meal for the homeless: tastless turkey, big globs of boring unflavorful mashed potatoes and stuffing (neither one of us felt motivated to taste more than a bite or two), and uninspired accompaniments (soup too sweet). The service was poor: we had to remind the server three times to bring the rolls that had been promised; one of us would probably have ordered a second glass of wine had the opportunity presented itself. All in all, lackluster to the extreme. And to top it off, the cost was high
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  • Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We went to Audrey's for Thanksgiving dinner and had a wonderful experience. The service was impeccable, as always, and the food was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
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  • Portions were appropriately
    bunnyq
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Portions were appropriately sized. Nicely presented.
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  • Lovely room and building,
    soundmeal
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Lovely room and building, pleasant staff, and very nicely done entrees. Moderate price and a good value. The offerings were more limited than expected at a culinary arts facility. We understand that the downturn in economy led to a shift in offerings, something that is quite understandable. However, though lovely and delicious, it does not stand out as "special destination" location other than the novelty that is the workplace for a culinary arts and hospitality management academy.
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    romantic
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  • Students who love what they do
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    Audrey's was a restaurant that I'd never heard of until I discovered it on Open Table. Our server Blake was excellent, very attentive and seemed to love what he was doing. We started the meal with the calamari, which ended up being the best calamari that I have ever had. Now I'll be disappointed with any other calamari that I eat anywhere else. He recommended the Salmon dish and I loved it. My date got the chicken breast dish and she really enjoyed it as well. This restaurant is run by students, one that was working that night (she was Asian, I don't remember her name) stopped by to give us drinks and said it was her 1st night. She seemed confident despite this. Overall I was very impressed, and will recommend Audreys to all of my frien
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I celebrated our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at this resturant, we enjoyed everything from start to finish. Although it is a training resturant for culinary students we found it to be very professional and charming at the same time. we will return.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful experience Wonderful
    Jana
    Dined on 9/5/2010
    Wonderful experience Wonderful kitchen staff wonderful wait staff. Can't be beat!
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    notable wine list
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  • Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!!
    Jana
    Dined on 9/5/2010
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!! Can't praise the staff enough!
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  • I just love being here at
    Jana
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    I just love being here at Audrey's. This is my treasure--finding happy, people, wonderful front dest staff, restaurant staff, and kitchen staff. I know my stay for a few days will be one of the best!!!!! Plan to return in a few months.
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  • We were in the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2009
    We were in the restaurant on Halloween night so we were only one of 4 or 5 tables. The service was very good as was the food.
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • I was disappointed because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2009
    I was disappointed because the menu in the restaurant was very different from the one shown on their website. The descriptions of the items on the actual menu were not very appetizing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • We had a party of 10 which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2009
    We had a party of 10 which you seated together and all were extremely pleased with the choice and quality of foods on your brunch tables. Particularly good was the eggs benedict, the lobster omelette and the bread pudding and sauce... We would come back when we are in town again and highly recommend it to our friends and acquaintances.
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    great for brunch
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  • This was my family's first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2009
    This was my family's first time at Audrey's. We went there for their Sunday brunch...it was excellent. The best cooked bacon I've had in a long time. The staff were very friendly. We'll be back.
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    great for brunch
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  • Audreys is a hidden gem. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/28/2009
    Audreys is a hidden gem. The food is excellent and the wine was superb! Service is atttentive and appropriate. Everything was extremely professional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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  • food was very good. only complaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2009
    food was very good. only complaint i would have is that the orange juice is from concentrate. i appreciate that juice that is not from concentrate is very costly, however I think that there are better grades of concentrated OJ. Other than the OJ everything was very good.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My experience at Audrey's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2009
    My experience at Audrey's was one that I will never forget. My waitress was Vanessa and she was quite the waitress; conversational, very positive, and provided excellent service. My special request was fulfilled with out any confusion. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was just perfect for the occasion. My first year anniversary was made very special by the people at Audrey's restaurant. Thank You.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • There for dinner in the evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2009
    There for dinner in the evening and then country breakfest next morning. We had dined in Montpelier culinary school restaurant several times and had great meals with great service. However, very disappointing for a restaurant operated by J & W culinary school. The dining room temperature was set to an uncomfortable cold. Had to ask several times to turn the AC down and finally to turn the AC completely off in the section of the dining room where we sat. The short rib dish with the gravy was overly salted and googey. The next morning we had the country breakfast buffet was worst than the dinner. Everything looked and tasted institutional i.e. fake scrambled eggs, etc.
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  • It's probably hard to find,
    Dissatisfied
    Dined on 7/1/2009
    It's probably hard to find, but it's worth the effort. That was the best herb-encrusted salmon dish I have ever had.
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  • We had a wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/16/2009
    We had a wonderful experience here. Our waitress, Izzy, was fantastic and the food was exceptional. I wouldn't hesitate coming back for any occasion, special or not.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • the waiter needed more training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2009
    the waiter needed more training on customer service.
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wait staff seemed in a hurry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    Wait staff seemed in a hurry to move us along even though the restaurant was almost empty. after ordering we waited an inordinate amount of time between our appetizer and our main course being brought out.
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  • Excellent food, pleasant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2008
    Excellent food, pleasant, well-informed service, lovely place. Diners serious about or curious about food should try it. Talk to the staff; they have all sorts of information about the food and the profession. This place is special. I can't figure out why the local press doesn't even mention this place.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was creative and
    drwojoVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2008
    The food was creative and prepared well. The restaurant is run by the students of Johnson and Wales, and they do a noce job. Service is good and the food tasty. Not spectacular, but good. The braised short ribs were very good. I had expected that the school would subsidize the restaurant some to keep prices down, but this is not the case. It's a little overpriced but I would go again because the students work very hard to make this a nice romantic restaurant.
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  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/11/2008
    The food was excellent. The only negative was that the dining room really needed a good dusting. There was also a raucous retirement party going on, but the staff made every effort to seat us as far away as possible so as not to have the party interfere with our meal. In all, it was a nice experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Sunday breakfast.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/29/2008
    We went for Sunday breakfast. Food was very basic - eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. with an omelet station. Omelet station went slow with only one person making them. Service was mediocre - at first coffee was refilled and dishes were cleared, but for one round only. After that we were left to fend for ourselves.
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  • We had a wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/23/2008
    We had a wonderful experience. It was several years between visits and we were very pleased J&W still provides excellent service, food, etc. Thanks so much.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The service wasn't very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    The service wasn't very good. Although there were very few people in the restaurant, our waiter forgot to bring things. Also, he wasn't very knowledgeable about the menu or if we could make substitutions. While the other three meals were OK, my lobster saute was off. I think the lobster was old and had a bad (spoiled) taste to it, so it was inedible. Also, there was too much oil in the sauted vegetables.
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