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Jessica's at Swift House
Jessica's at Swift House

Jessica's at Swift House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jessicasvermont.com
  • Email: info@swifthouseinn.com
  • Phone: (802) 388-9925
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 9:30am; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Starting in May open Wednesday-Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Robert Fenn
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 7
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking on site for up to 40 cars.
A word from Jessica's at Swift House
A meal at Jessica's Restaurant is always memorable. The recently updated dining room is a reflection of the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn. Jessica's Restaurant is located in the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont. Jessica's is just two blocks from downtown Middlebury, set in an 1814 stately home, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens. Jessica's casual atmosphere is the perfect place for an dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for four to forty! Come early and enjoy our bar; Tom, with his more than 30 years of bartending experience, can fix you a cocktail or help you choose the right bottle of wine. We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list for six straight years! We also have local beers on tap including Switchback, from Southern Vermont; and two brews from Middlebury, Wolaver's Organic India Pale Ale and Otter Creek Seasona. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "good selection of food choices, great wait staff services."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is comfortable dinning experience. A quiet evening out with your significant other or a group of friends and great food is what you will experience. The ambiance is quite nice. We all enjoyed our evening and found the staff friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious and skillfully prepared and plated. We will go back again soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Food was excellent; well prepared and presented and service was good. Liked that they used locally produced food and products."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had dinner at Jessica's just after Valentine's Day. The décor is very quaint, focused on the New England country house with the key elements which give it a warm, lived in, but extremely well kept appearance. We ate in the study room, complete with the built-in bookcases and beautiful crown molding. The dinner was excellent. The appetizer cheese plate was very well done, with a nice selection of local cheese and meats. The salad was quite good. The filet mignon was cooked to expectation and very tasty. The venison shank was amazing. It fell off the bone and the gravy complemented the flavor of the meat. Very well done and a place one needs t oexperience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I have been meaning to try Jessica's, so we made Valentine's Day dinner reservations. As we approached the restaurant I was struck by the setting - candles glowing in every window, a bright and inviting covered entryway, snow falling lightly -a quintessential Vermont setting. We had a wonderful dinner, topped off with a single rose at the end of our meal. What a nice touch!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Good food, wonderful service. The wine list is exceptional. I love this place."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Outstanding cuisine, knowledgeable and capable staff, a gem..."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner on a cold, snowy night in Middlebury. The fire was glowing in the fireplace and the food was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special dinner when they are visiting Middlebury."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I have enjoyed several fine meals at Jessica's and dinner on Sunday was no exception. Rob Fenn's menu is imaginative and well-prepared, using a wide range of local ingredients. My dinner of divers scallops with lobster and a light cream sauce scented with thyme was delicious."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "My family and I celebrated the start of the Thanksgiving season at Jessica's, our favorite place to eat in town. My mother, not always easy to please, was thrilled with the Misty Knoll chicken with tomato ragout. We also had the special, diver scallops with lobster. Scallops on special, whichever way, are always a must. With the delicious aromas surrounding us, it was hard to choose. Jody was the perfect blend of attentiveness and helpfulness. And as always, Tom chose the right wines to accompany our feast."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Jessica's. The staff was very hospitable and welcoming from the moment we entered. Everyone congratulated us on our anniversary and they even brought us a special dessert and champagne! When I mentioned seeing an appetizer on their online menu that was no longer on their current menu, the chef prepared it specially for us. That made our anniversary very special."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The scallops and lobster were succulent! But the caramel homemade ice cream was to die for!!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "We were amazed at the quality of the food here! Every thing from the appetizers; butternut squash risotto cakes with an apple cider reduction, Hen of the Woods bisque (shared), and cesaer salad, to the entrees; homemade mushroom stuffed ravioli and venison shank (one of the most delicious sauces I've ever tasted). The ambience was comfy and romantic, with our table facing the fireplace. Service was good, portions were more than sufficient, and the specially ordered Cosmo was spot on. A special place for sure, you will not be disappointed in the quality of the food served here. Great job Chef Rob! And thank you Dan and Michelle for hosting us for a complimentary Veterans stay, you go above and beyond."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Jessica's is one of my wife and I's favorite restaurants to travel to in the country. They have a phenomenal wait staff who can answer any question and the food preparation and presentation are amazing. Whether having a classic dish or a newer creation, the food is fantastic."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Wonderful setting. Great service. The lamb and sea scallop specials were excellent."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Outstanding food, one of the best meals we've ever had! The back of the menu said where and what farms the meats, cheeses, vegetables, etc. came from. Selections were great, from the soups to salads, appetizers to main courses...all the way through to the desserts. Atmosphere perfect! Unfriendly server, she appeared as if she'd rather be doing anything else but serving us a meal. Some time went and my husband asked her to repeat the two dinner specials. Her reaction was such that I thought she'd ask us to leave, as if how dare we ask her that! She was the only negative I could say about the restaurant."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Based on reviews, we expected a much better dining experience. First, we chose a wine, but it was out of stock. The bread was very good. The tomato caprese had good cheese, but the tomato was sliced so thinly, they might as well not have bothered. The steak was ok; the steak frites were soggy. The "half" duckling was the real disaster. First, it was not crispy. Second, they served two legs & two thighs...no breast. Then, they had the audacity to insist it was a breast. Big thigh bones don't look like ribs. My husband clearly had two legs & two thighs...no breast or wing. The coffee was good. I would assume any Middlebury restaurant would have better food than this one."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "Exceptional wine list & service by the sommelier. He picked some wines to compliment our dining choices & plates & glasses were split to create a lovely tasting menu. I would highly recommend this excellent restaurant."
    Dined on 9/17/2013