we put "quiet" although when
we put "quiet" although when we arrived there was a huge party of loud obnoxious business people. they left fairly soon after our arrival though thankfully. the food was great, very good pasta, the meatballs were a bit dry but the fish and vegetables were great. desserts were really exceptional too. will definitely go back!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent service. Beautiful presentation. Nice ambiance. Go!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an excellent dinner
We had an excellent dinner at The Reluctant Panther. It was our first visit and we will definitely return. My only suggestion would be to provide more choices of wines by the glass and to include on the menu wine suggestions to accompany the entrees.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Ambiance, but Pricey
We stayed at the Inn, and had dinner there one night. The ambiance and service are very good, but the menu is limited, and the prices are a bit high. All of the appetizers are in the high teens, and the entrees are over $35. It is a good option if you are staying at the Inn and don't want to drive to a locally-based restaurant. Otherwise, I think the prices are too high for the area.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine, food, and service were
Wine, food, and service were excellent, although we spent somewhat above our budget. Nice for a special night out!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely July 4th dinner :)
My boyfriend and I went for July 4th dinner and had a very lovely time. We both love food and we were very happy with all we ordered. Our waitress and other staff were lovely as well. We would definitely be going back when we're there :)
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every aspect of the meal is carefully prepared and served at the Reluctant Panther. We have eaten there twice and both times the food has been exquisitely prepared and delicious. The foie gras torchon was complemented by the strawberries, mascarpone and balsamic sauce. The chicken was perfectly cooked and complemented by the hazlenut puree, risotto and jus. The halibut was tender and perfectly cooked.
The dining room is large and beautifully decorated, and the tables are separated enough so that you don't have to hear your neighbors' conversations.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Reluctant Panther has become our favorite restaurant in Manchester for a nice night out. Great dining room, excellent food and great service.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience ... maybe,
Wonderful experience ... maybe, in my opinion, the finest restaurant in all of VT. A little on the pricey side but worthy of any special occasion. My date and I cannot praise this establishment enough. Service was outstanding, ambience was perfect and the food was beyond expectations. If you're in the Manchester, VT area (near Stratton Mountain) and looking for that really special place for dinner, The Reluctant Panther is a sure bet.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet and charming room with impeccable service.
Our meal was outstanding from start to finish.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stayed at the Reluctant Panther Inn and were looking forward to our dinner there, and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and creative and the service was outstanding. We were told this was the first day for the fall menu, but noticed that most of the items were ones I had seen on the online menu example. The restaurant is beautiful and the ambiance great for a romantic dinner. Would certainly recommend and return.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Special Place
Wonderful food, attentive and cordial service. Our new, favorite spot in Manchester.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, service, atmosphere, all were terrific! As special spot for a special night for us. Next time, we'll stay overnight!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A whole new Reluctant Panther.
We stayed at this lovely Inn many years ago and wanted to visit it this past October while in Manchester. We heard it had a terrible fire and the whole inn was rebuilt. As soon as we entered we saw a whole new look. The restaurant was decorated beautifully. Very elegant but with that Manchester charm. The food was amazing and the service was also. Everything we had was terrific and a top of the list visit while in Manchester. Check out the lodgings too. A very memorable evening.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food. Super-friendly service. I highly recommend this restaurant next time you are in Manchester!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM