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Bistro Henry
Bistro Henry

Bistro Henry Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrohenry.com
  • Phone: (802) 362-4982
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
  • 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) 362-4982

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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was just delicious... The wait staff was great... Lobster bisque was the BEST... Will be back soon..."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Bistro Henry is like an old friend: we visit once every 4-6 weeks and we are always glad we did!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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.""
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is very good but the atmosphere is dated. I wish they had more grilled fish. More hearty meals but very tastey."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great place to dine rather than just eat. Desserts are incredible so leave room."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Perfect place for a romantic dinner away and the food was exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in Manchester Vt...definitely my favorite!!!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Despite being a busy time, this was a most enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "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"
    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!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "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!! ;-)"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "A gem in Manchester, VT. Really engaging menu and outstanding quality."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant--especially on a most gorgeous evening in August--the service was attentive and helpful. The menu choices were to our liking (would have loved to have their barbeque but was not a Sunday!) We enjoyed our tuna cooked perfectly made with Thai noodles--we would return."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Excellent food. I think it is one of the best steaks I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/6/2013