Bistro Henry
Bistro Henry

Bistro Henry

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrohenry.com/
  • Phone: 8023624982x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary French / American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Henry Bronson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bistro Henry's Catering will make your party spectacular, delicious, and effortless. Whether it is an elegant wedding in a tent in the mountains surrounded by friends & family, an intimate dinner for 10 in your home, a formal corporate event for clients Bistro Henry Catering is your full service caterer. Our client list includes Mercedes Benz, Winemaker Alex Gambal, Manchester Music Festival, the Weather Channel, McKinsey & Co. and the Long Trail School. We offer custom menu planning, professional service and have our own pastry chef. In other words, if you can dream it, we can do it.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our East Dining Rooms accommodate 30 and 40 respectively. We offer our full menu, limited menus, buffets, family style or cocktail receptions.
    Our spacious deck is a great place to begin an evening with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres.
    We would be delighted to host your Holiday gathering, rehearsal dinner or a wine oriented dinner for clients.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Murphy 802-362-4982x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Manchester Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: A well maintained gravel lot with views of the green Mountains, Our solar panels, and our kitchen garden.
A word from Bistro Henry
BISTRO HENRY has been a cornerstone of the fine dining scene in Manchester for over 20 years. For our next 20 years, we are launching Bistro Henry Steak & Seafood... A More Relaxed Restaurant with our Legendary Commitment to Quality Featuring Great Steaks, Fresh Seafood, and Bistro Dishes.
We are adding a Craft Beer Menu and Our Smaller Dishes are Perfect for Lighter Dining.
We’ll Slo Roast Prime Rib on Wednesdays & Saturdays, keep favorites like Steak au Poivre, Lamb Shank, Duck Our Way and offer New ones such as hanger steak, Filet Trio, BBQ Chicken… Parmesan Crusted Sole, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Tuna, Salmon, Lobster Pasta!
This summer we will offer our $25 Three Course from 5-6 PM nightly. I hope to see you soon. - Henry Bronson, Bistro Henry
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Bistro Henry reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)special occasion (10)neighborhood gem (10)notable wine list (7)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • count on it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We eat well at home, so for us to be motivated to dine out, we have to feel good about where we're going. We've consistently left Bistro Henry's with smiles. Tasty eats and friendly and efficient, but not intrusive, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We go to this restaurant all the time but they recently changed to no white linens and a change in manager was not a positive one. The worst service we have had there and same prices and great food but less service and without the lines it made it seem like a diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Dining Experience
    AZDINEVT11
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Visited 7/11/14- Arugula salad was delicious, 9oz. Bistro Sirlon was cooked perfectly and the chimicurra I chose as the sauce was excellent so was my dates horseradish sauce! Excellent desserts- I had the cheesecake "pops" one was peanut butter- sooo good-it was my birthday, so it was nice to have a candle on top. My Cosmo was really good too. Our main server was lovely as were all of the young ladies that stopped at the table. An overall lovely evening dining out in Manchester, VT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • d105VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I love this place. Always! Can always count on a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    GirlFriday
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We've now gone twice for dinner and once to the bar, and each time it has fit the occasion perfectly. Great food, great service. It is rapidly becoming our favorite pot in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • like the new bistro henry menu
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A lot of the favorites still on the menu. Delicious as always. Not the best bee's knees cocktail I've had.. too sweet and needed to be able to taste the gin. Also maybe wanted a more reasonably priced, dry rose for the summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 231 reviews are from the Bistro Henry reviews archive.
  • Great food and consistent
    Nyceats
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful service and consistently great food! Seasonal options and an extensive menu! The decor needs an update though. A few minor changes could have a huge impact, like hard wood floors and window treatments. A local and tourist favorite regardless!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in Vermont
    ctgourmand
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Bistro Henry is a go-to place in Manchester if you are looking for good food, a cut above the regular fare usually available outside a metropolitan area. The food here is well prepared and very fresh. The service is good and attentive along with a very decent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It......
    neco
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The food was just delicious... The wait staff was great... Lobster bisque was the BEST... Will be back soon...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to please
    d105VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Bistro Henry is like an old friend: we visit once every 4-6 weeks and we are always glad we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent find
    Foodies
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We went there with friends on a Sunday evening, and we each had an excellent meal and the staff was great! They were very attentive and energetic
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manchester favorite
    love2travel
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We ate here on a Saturday evening in April. Too bad it was very chilly and we could not be outside to enjoy the wonderful VT scenery. The restaurant is obviously popular and they pack the tables in, but it was still comfortable. The waitress was very nice and attentive, albeit maybe a bit overwhelmed that evening. She did a good job trying to keep up with her tables. Unfortunately we never received any bread, but the appetizers were wonderful, and I enjoyed the Prime Rib (the special of the night). My husband had Halibut that he enjoyed. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CH1234
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food and service were good to very good, but the decor needs some updating or more color. I liked the PV electrical energy system they have installed (not part of the dining experience).
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Apres-ski Dining Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Bistro Henry was a charming apres-ski dining surprise at the foothills of the Green Mountains. It served an eclectic Mediterranean-style menu. I enjoyed the Prince Edward Island mussels, served in a generous portion. The linguine and lobster combination was very attractive in its warm cream sauce. Although there were several dessert choices, I found the smooth sorbet ices to be very soothing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Claudia
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a nice place for dinner, while in Manchester. We found that BH's reviews were very consistent with our experience. The bread and goat cheese salad were amazing, the wines delicious (merlot and cab) and we really enjoyed our desserts. My husband got the duck, which he enjoyed; however, he didn't find the noodles notable. I had the steak with fries -steak was just ok. I had to send it back to the kitchen bc was served medium, when I ordered rare. They were really nice about it. We also got the risotto, which was very well done. Overall, I'd say we had a great experience and would certainly return there for a meal. I would probably try a different main course, as the food flanking it were far better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect little place
    katie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    my husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Bistro Henry. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an interesting and varied menu. The service was excellent but still down to earth. The building itself is low-key, from what I saw, so don't expect anything too formal. If it was in my neighborhood I'd consider it my "neighborhood gem."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    JoniB
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is very good but the atmosphere is dated. I wish they had more grilled fish. More hearty meals but very tastey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal
    BarbaraWVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    This is the second time we have dined here, and we were not disappointed. Everything we had was just delicious, and the service was great. We especially liked the mussel appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never a Disappointment
    TheVans
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Great place to dine rather than just eat. Desserts are incredible so leave room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for a romantic
    tough2please
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Perfect place for a romantic dinner away and the food was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return to Bistro Henry
    md302VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Have been eating at this restaurant during President's Week annually for the past 4-5 years. Our last visit (2013) was not a very good experience as we had to wait an abnormal amount of time for our food and some of the orders did not come out. The management was not at all apologetic. We decided to give the restaurant another try and am happy to say they have improved quite a bit. Service was very good and food was good. I think some of the servers are more engaging and it just depends who you get that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in town, so far...
    HalVT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've explored a few of the restaurants in town, including a very highly regarded French restaurant. This has been the best of them, with high-end appetizers and entrees, good portions, notable desserts (of which we have heard but not sampled, as we could not comfortably have done so), and an impressive wine list. The price is good, as my wife and I each had an appetizer and an entree and shared a bottle of wine for just under $120. Bisque and crab cakes were excellent, duck was the best I've had in some time, and the steak au poivre was, if a bit zesty (they warn you on the menu!), also good. The tourist set disregards the "no electronic devices" request on the menu, but the atmosphere and service are also high-end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a cold almost snowy night
    FoodFanaticVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    It was a Wednesday night, and the restaurant wasn't at all crowded; the welcome was warm, the fireplace made the room inviting, and the service was friendly and efficient. The menu contains something for everyone. The foie gras medallions melted like butter once inside my appreciative mouth, and my main course of lamb chops was delicious. Sadly, I did not make it clear that I liked my lamb on the rare side, but even cooked to medium it was tender and flavorful; the fault was mine not the chef's. My companion loved the rabbit, which seldom appears on a menu. We shared a pecan pie with cranberry ice cream for dessert which would satisfy any southern-born diner (which I am!). Not an inexpensive meal, but the quality was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great value.
    Chris
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had not been to Bistro Henry's for some time, so I was very surprised that in a town where dining is becoming increasingly out of my budget, that I could still have a full-course gourmet meal with excellent wine for $40 per person. This included appetizers and aperitifs for all, main course, a $70 bottle of wine, and a shared dessert. The atmosphere is upscale casual, as is the food. The specials we had, lamb chops with thyme sauce and veal braised in ale, where generous and delicious. The service was efficient, friendly, and patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Henry
    happymemberVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Manchester Vt...definitely my favorite!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food here!
    2cats
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was fabulous. And the atmosphere is quaint. Great that it is moderately kid friendly for well-behaved kids. Small kid menu, but not over priced like other places on a holiday evening(New Years eve) where other places charge $20 for a hot dog ! This is a definite place to go back to. Friendly service with a genuine interest in the customer. Not phony like other places . Well-done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve and seamless
    Muffin52
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Despite being a busy time, this was a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highpoint of weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We traveled to Southern Vermont for the weekend to celebrate my husband's birthday, and I picked Bistro Henry for dinner after looking at many restaurants in the area -- and I'm glad I did! My husband declared that his meal (the gnocchi with beef ragu) made his (short) list of "best meals ever." I had the duck which I thought was fabulous, too, and the small plates provided great options for our 11 year old. The simple green salad was also perfect -- fresh and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner with family after Ski
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Great spot 15 minutes down the hill from Stratton and Bromley. All four in our party, including 2 teenagers loved every course of their meal, The food was outstanding and the service very professional and friendly. Not inexpensive, but worth the price and they offer early bird and other specials to keep the total bill in control if you plan ahead. My wife and i have been here before, but first time with the kids and they really enjoyed a nice night out. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem of a Find
    joditheartist
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The Bistro Henry is chef owned. He cooks divinely and his wife makes the most fabulous hot fudge sauce you'll ever taste. Our meal was the linguine with lobster, crab and scallops. There was NO SKIMPING on the seafood ingredients! The meal was outstanding as was the dessert. Our server, Katarina, was just wonderful! She was attentive but didn't hover. Her smile was delightful. We really enjoyed the tutorial she gave us on the different types of wine glasses. A wonderful experience and will definitely make it a point to dine there again. Also recommended it to friends and our family!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent experience
    Neil
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was average the resturant was pricy for the quality of food. Due to there being some many great places in manchester I would not recommend this place very average
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A certainly wonderful place to dine
    escape4frankali
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My husband and I went back here after being here in May. We were not disappointed in the least. Hubby had a steak, cooked to perfection and I had the pan seared sea scallops with lemon/ginger risotto which was excellent. The wait staff was very courteous and accommodating. An overall excellent dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were disappointed because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We were disappointed because we have had very good food there. We made a reservation based on the restuarant week promotion and when we were seated we had to ask for promotional menu, very uncomfortable. The choices were good and my wife and I a very good first course, for the main course my wife and I chose the swordfish. The server said that we could mave the swordfish two ways because the chef wanted to try something new. We both liked the traditional preparation with the pesto on top but thought the piccata preparation was slimy. We told the server after we ate and their was no response, like they really didn't care. My wife chose the blueberry/pear crisp and the top wasn't very crisp. So overall, it was not a great experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food in a setting that
    dealwalkerVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Good food in a setting that need a huge upgrade. This is a drab space with wires hanging out and window air conditioners, faulty lighting. Food is good but I can't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, atmosphere
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We dined here on a Saturday night. Our server was friendly and informative. Since this was our first time here, we asked our server for suggestions. She highly recommended the mussel appetizer, and the lamb entree'. The mussels were excelllent, the best we've ever had. The escargot was good also, but i have had better. The lobster bisque, as the menu suggested, was really, really good. As far as entrees' we hade the lamb, crab cakes, spinach and garlic ravioli, and the steak frites. All were excellent. The steak was slightly over cooked ( medium istead of meadium rare), but was tender and flavorful. For dessert we had the berry crisp, which was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a bistro gem
    BobM
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We began with dinner salads which were a bargain and were Caesar salads with white anchovies. Next came steak au poivre. If you don't want the full experience (which I thought was great) ask them to hold back on the pepper. The pommes frites were great. Half bottle of Merlot was a steal at $25. With dessert and a cocktail before dinner the meal came to $135 including tax. If bistro Henry were closer, we go every month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Proceed with Caution......
    KEP7
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Based on the reviews I read, I expected the food and ambience to be better. It was okay....the waitress was delightful.... but it certainly didn't live up to the reviews that brought me there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Not what we expected, given the local reviews and recommendations. An old and tired building and décor perhaps living on past glory. Food was so/so, given the price. Much better choices in the Manchester Vermont area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awsome EVERYTHING!!! :-)
    Yvette
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We have been going to the Bistro for almost 4 years now. My 'now' husband took me there on our first date and we had the whole back room to ourselves. We go back to Vermont on our anniversary every year and go straight to the Bistro for dinner! We just spent the weekend there, had dinner there on Friday night, and had the whole place to ourselves! It was early, and felt just like it did the first time we went there on our first date! The food is AWSOME!! Service is OUTSTANDING!! And your absolutely treated with respect the entire time! I would recommend The Bistro to EVERYONE!! ;-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great "find" in Manchester, Vermont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Bistro Henry consistently serves delicious and creative food in a lovely setting. The wines are always excellent and the servers help you fit the wine to the food. Henry designs delicious appetizers and entrees and his wife Dina creates fabulous desserts. The early bird dinner can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate