Amazing Dining Experience
I've been to dinner at the Hermitage Inn in Dover, Vermont several times in the past but this was one of the most memorable. The chicken, andouille and shrimp gumbo was spicy and excellent in a rich broth. The seafood stew contained lots of fresh fish in a light saffron tomato broth all served over homemade fettucini. The saffron garlic aioli crostini was the perfect accompaniment and ready made for dipping. The sommelier helped us pick a spanish Laxas Albariño to complement the meal. For dessert try the rum raisin bread pudding. The maple walnut ice cream was one of the best I have ever eaten. The service was attentive and professional. In short, an amazing meal in a relaxing country inn setting.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Hermitage Inn had much
The Hermitage Inn had much New England charm in its tastefully subdued dining room. The wait staff was cordial and efficient. The Island Creek oysters on the half shell and the salmon entree with asparagus, potato and mushrooms were very good and served with an elegant yet understated presentation. The maple walnut ice cream was a treat. My only wish was that more bread had been served to take advantage of the very creamy and soft churned butter; one slice of bread was a little too parsimonious.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
So glad it is here.
We are all so glad to have this place so near our home. Whenever we want to treat ourselves to an outstanding meal this is the place we go. The staff are just a wonderful as the food, and the dining rooms are luxurious, yet comfortable. See you there!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Vermont Dining Experience
A real gem. Wonderful setting, great service and outstanding food. Clearly the best restaurant we have dined in in VT.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful year round!
Never hesitate to drop in here, always beautiful and great and folks there year round!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect late summer weekend
The Hermitage is the quintessential New England inn with every comfort, beautiful gardens with spectacular views and a lovely restaurant. There's formal dining and a less formal pub with a beautiful veranda for dining al fresco or sitting around a campfire in the evening. The service is impeccable - any need is anticipated and all questions responded to promptly by a young, friendly staff.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The room is elegant, the food
The room is elegant, the food was quite good, with fresh ingredients. I was disapponted that a poached lobster on rissoto came without rissoto; when I told our server, he said they weren't doing it with rissoto. I told him that's what the menu said, he laughed and said rissoto should have been in quotes, which made no sense to me. Grudgingly, he did take it back to the kitchen and returned with some fettucine, but the fettucini was bland. Fortunately, when i told the hostess, she was very apologetic, and ended up giving me a partial credit on my bill, and otherwise, the food and service were great, with a very good and reasonably priced winelist, but this problem with my dish is not something that should happen in a high class restaurant..
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place was great. Went with friends after proposing to my now Fiancée and the staff was awesome and treated us right. Great food and awesome wine list.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughters and I ateThanksgiving dinner at the Hermitage, a meal that rarely shows off the chef's skills. The butternut squash bisque was the highlight of the meal: delicate flavor and beautifully presented. The second course, the arugula salad was very good. Too often arugula is bitter but this had a lovely nutty flavor. I do not recall the dressing but it was flavorful without being overwhelming . The dinner was okay. Turkey is turkey. The whipped sweet potatoes were the best part of the dinner. The gravy had a very subtle peppery flavor. The dessert was okay but it did not go beyond that. The meal was traditional but we would have enjoyed a meal that highlighted the chef's abilities more.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Hermitage is a beautiful Inn with excellent service and well prepared food. The views were spectacular on a snowy Sunday morning. Love their bloody marys. My only complaint was that their website said the brunch was one price but when we arrived the price for brunch was almost 20% more. A little expensive for what you received.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM