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The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's
1868 North Route 116
Bristol, VT 05443
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The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's Details
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:00-1:00
Dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5:00-9:00
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Chef-Owner Doug Mack
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Please email for our catering menus.
Private Party Facilities:
Three various sized dining rooms available for private dining. Groups in size from 8-50.
We also have a 1800's historic Red Barn for catering from June-October. The Barn seats up to 72 guests. Add the outdoor patio and add a tall tent just outside the Barn and groups of up to 150 are comfortably accommodated.
Private Party Contact:
Linda Harmon (802) 453-2432
Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings and special catered events, on-site and off-site, are available.
On-site parking lot
A word from The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's
"A visit to Vermont and missing Mary's is like visiting Paris and missing the Eiffel Tower" -Vermont Magazine
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We've been going to Mary's for a
couple of decades now. We first started when it was that little gem on Main Street, Bristol, and followed Doug and Linda as it blossomed into the wonderful garden it is now. Doug never ceases to come up with new and exciting dishes (though, to my daughter's delight they still keep their signature garlic soup on the menu). The ambiance is one of a cozy welcoming home, I always feel at peace there whatever room we are seated in. For this particular occasion we were celebrating our birthdays (all during the summer when each of the three of us had been on a different continent) as well as our wedding anniversary. Where else would we choose for such a special meal than Mary's? The food and service was divine."
Dined on 8/17/2014
Wonderfully rich lobster poutine,
tasty mussels in sauce, and fresh garden veggies with pasta were all very delicious. The homemade bread is also fantastic, with a hint of sweetness. My only disappointment was the cost of cocktails. I would expect to pay $10-12 in a city, but not in Bristol, VT, particularly with the small size of some. Service was great. Nice country feel."
Dined on 8/16/2014
My husband and I were celebrating
our anniversary. We loved everything about the night- we decided to go back every year or more! This is my new favorite place!"
Dined on 8/15/2014
We went to Mary's to celebrate our
10th wedding anniversary. We ordered an appetizer and a cocktail which was brought in a timely fashion. At that time we ordered dinner. We were long done with our drinks and apps and realized that our waitress had taken the wine list. We got one from another waitress. With our waitress still non-present, she suddenly showed up with our dinner and we asked if we could order some wine. My husband's dinner was good, but mine was a huge pile of uncooked zucchini with a small amount of pasta, sausage and cherry tomatoes. The waitress asked if I like zucchini, which I do, or I would not have ordered it, but not so much and not uncooked. Not worth the price of the dinner in quality, or service."
Dined on 7/31/2014
Our dining experiences are always
enjoyable at Mary's for atmosphere, service quality, and awesome pairing of local farmers with your seasonal menus. The combination of venison and blueberries was delicious and the offering of a tasty venison appetizer earlier was a pleasant experience."
Dined on 7/23/2014
Mary's holds a special place in
our hearts. Warm and welcoming, local slow food done right."
Dined on 7/20/2014
Took Grandma here for her
birthday. Surprisingly quiet for a friday night. Always great food. Were in a room all by ourselves. Think they put us there cuz they knew Grandma gets a little rowdy after that 1st glass of champagne."
Dined on 7/12/2014
This is our second year
celebrating our wedding anniversary at Mary's. We love the food, the service is terrific and the atmosphere is soothing and relaxing. This visit, we enjoyed the Summer Salad, grilled Romaine salad and oysters as the prelude to a beautiful piece of salmon (my husband) and a fabulous pasta dish for me-rich and delicious with ricotta and basil. We each had a dessert featuring LuLu's ice cream - so delicious! We were also treated to a small split of Champagne on the house, which was a delightful gesture. I would heartily recommend Mary's to families and couples as all are treated so well and it is just a gem of a restaurant!"
Dined on 7/5/2014
Food was "fine"; menu too
eclectic; every entree had been "fussed with" too much. A beer each; one had salad; one had cup of soup; bottle of medium-priced wine; two entrees; total was almost $140, without tip. NOT worth it. Could have dined @ Pauline's, same dinner, twice for that price."
Dined on 7/2/2014
Food for me is like coal in a
furnace; I consume it so that it will provide energy to my body. I care about ambiance and service. Both ambiance and service excelled at Mary's! The setting is beautiful, both interior and exterior. An old inn, its guests (both overnight and more temporary than that) are treated royally. Everything is possible; nothing is too difficult. The service excelled in competence, pleasantness, and professionalism. Oh, and the food was magnificent, even to a non-foodie. It was prepared just right; the variety was superb; and the mix of flavors was subtle and profound. We celebrated an anniversary there, but any excuse to dine at Mary's will do!"
Dined on 6/20/2014
The chef seems to have a knack for
matching subtle tastes. The emphasis on subtle. We all noticed that certain flavors that we were expecting, from having the read the description in menu, did not jump out. Even in the "world famous" creamy garlic soup, which was by the way delicious, the flavor of garlic, which was very much present, did not slap you in the face. We found the same with most of the dishes we had, and although at the end, remarked on what a wonderful meal, the word subtle, describes the well paired flavors best. Our son, the culinary student, currently working at a catering establishment in Burlington, was very enthusiastic about the "poached fried egg". Wonderful flavor, and amazing consistency!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
Always a good meal but this time
not much on the menu for entrees and prices seemed higher."
Dined on 6/15/2014
The had a seafood omelet but I had
really wanted eggs benedict. I asked for a seafood benedict and it was the best ever! Loved it!"
Dined on 6/15/2014
We arrived to a no power evening
at Mary's. they had spread candles across the tables and were relaxed and light about the lack of power. They had a generator that didn't fire. WE enjoyed lovely wine and local beers with our lucious oysters and warm bread. The summer menu is fun and delicious. Steak, salmon cooked gently and a lobster roll! Great fun. Too bad it was not an evening to enjoy the out door terrace."
Dined on 6/12/2014
Baldwin Creek was fantastic again.
We had dinner this time. The menu choice are wide and so appealing that the only problem for us was choosing what to order. The food was just right for flavor, preparation and presentation. We had appetizers, 4 dinner entrees and desert. They could NOT have been better. Service was friendly, prompt and thorough. Whenever we get to this part of Vermont we dine at Mary's place and have never,ever been sorry about our visit."
Dined on 6/11/2014
There are good reasons why this
was not our first visit to Mary's!"
Dined on 6/4/2014
We "found" Mary's more than twenty
years after we'd enjoyed meals at its earlier location in downtown Bristol. In about 1992 we went there and saw that it was closed. Not until yesterday did we learn that in 1994 they moved to an old farmhouse about 5 miles away. We stopped there for dinner and had the same glorious cream of garlic soup we'd enjoyed two decades ago together with extraordinary main courses. The craft beer on tap was such that we decided to stay the night, and luckily a room was available. Tasteful, clean, quiet, delightfully soft bed, all the trimmings. Breakfast in the morning was once more spectacular. Thanks Linda, Mack and family. GGD"
Dined on 5/30/2014
Our recent brunch at Mary's
continued their tradition of serving consistently great dishes, while adding some fun and innovation. The atmosphere is unusually relaxed for such a fine establishment. Wandering outdoors to check out the creek, or see the hoophouses where your salad comes from simply adds to the pleasure."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Well worth the drive. Will try to
do it more often."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Pleasant old country inn
atmosphere. Great garlic soup, but really heavy stuff. Excellent broccoli/cheese appetizer. Swordfish special - the heavily creamed pasta was too rich and overpowering for the fish. Arctic char was OK, but not the same type you see in most fish stores. Looked and tasted different."
Dined on 5/10/2014
Going to Mary's is an experience
we always anticipate and we are never disappointed. The maple bacon doughnut holes were delicious."
Dined on 5/4/2014
Our experience at Mary's was
amazing ! Never before have my Wife and I felt so welcomed by a waitstaff or by the general atmosphere . From the time that we walked into Mary's restaurant until we left 2 hours later, we felt appreciated . The food on the other hand was amazing. It could not have been fresher or tastier. The cream of garlic soup had such an amazing reputation , my only regret was that I didn't order enough . I noticed on the menu that it was available to go, so I know what I'm buying my family for Christmas this year! The ambience was comforting and relaxing. There were several other groups there at the time and it never seemed crouded . This is our new go-to place!"
Dined on 5/3/2014
We went to Mary's for our
anniversary dinner. It was our first time there. It's a beautiful old farmhouse converted to a restaurant and inn. We did not stay at the inn. Aside from the rainy night, everything was fantastic. I had the scallops over a bed of puréed cauliflower and my husband had the vegetable lasagne. Both were cooked perfectly. Many local craftsman beers on tap. Dessert was a to-die-for chocolate brownie sundae. We can't wait to try out their brunch menu."
Dined on 5/3/2014
Love the 'Farm To Table Concept'.
We had Stuffed French Toast and Eggs Benedict. The Eggs Benedict was good. However the Stuffed French Toast was nothing to write home about so to speak. Tasted like toast dipped in too much egg, non of the traditonal hint of cinnamon & vanilla.The stuffed part was Banana, Walnut, Chocolate and arrived looking like pudding mixture oozing out. And would have likely tasted better had it been real pudding.Or better yet, fresh slices of banana, chopped nuts with melting chocolate chunks.The fruit cup starter was nice, hard to come by super fresh fruit this time of year so we'll let the quirks about that slide. The Cream Of Garlic Soup appitizer was EXCELLENT! "
Dined on 4/20/2014
We spend a good amount of time in
Vermont and are always looking for nice places to eat. The meal we had at Mary's on Saturday night was amazing. We tried the mussels, calamari and garlic soup for apps. All delicious! For main courses we had the mushroom risotto, vegetable lasagne, vermont burger and the chicken breast with maple mustard glaze Each of us were very happy with our choice. Sadly we had no room for desert! This is a little gem of a restaurant and we will be back!"
Dined on 4/19/2014
Mary's is our family's most
favorite spot for a special night out. The food always prepared to perfection...lots of local selections and wonderful variety. It is the best find in northern Vermont, where fine dining is a found in many establishments and excellent chefs abound."
Dined on 4/18/2014
I've been to Mary's a number of
times and had excellent meals. However, I was very disappointed in the entire experience Saturday night. It was my mother's birthday and I had called a week before to arrange for a special cake to be made. In my conversation with the pastry chef, she asked what I would like written on the cake and I told her "Happy Birthday Mary!". Not only did we have to wait a half hour after we were finished eating for the cake to be ready, but then it came out with nothing written on it. Additionally, they had a rib eye special for the evening which my mother and I were very excited about, but even though we were there at 6 pm, they were already sold out of it. I ordered my burger medium-rare, it came out medium-well."
Dined on 4/12/2014
Doug and Linda have been operating
Mary's Restaurant and one of two locations for 30 years or more but you would never know it by the way Linda greets you at the door as if this is all fresh and new and the menu that Doug constantly up dates and improves with every passing year. The food is sourced locally if not grown right on their property and is prepared with flare and always plated beautifully. And of course the flavors that Doug brings to each dish ....... remarkable. If you live locally and have not yet tried Mary's , shame on you. If you are just passing through you have to check out what the locals in the know have been enjoying for years."
Dined on 3/16/2014
This restaurant is consistent in
both the diversity of menu and quality of food."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This place was wonderful to dine
after graduation. The food was delicious and the ambience was just breathtaking, from the entry way all the way until our table. Our waitress was the kindest I have ever encountered. Definitely recommend this place."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Our dinner at Mary's was, as
always, excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant and the waitstaff attentive without being overbearing. The garlic soup is amazing and the chocolate bar was terrific. Mary's is and has been our favorite spot for a special dinner."
Dined on 1/25/2014
For the last several years a group
of us have made an annual event of the Christmas Eve buffet at Mary's. Once again this year, Doug and Linda did not disappoint. We enjoyed being seated by the fire in the garden room, and the food exceeded expectations, especially the quinoa crusted salmon. Doug and Linda are always welcoming, and we feel like friends rather than patrons. We feel so fortunate to have this outstanding establishment just a short drive away."
Dined on 12/24/2013
We were somewhat disappointed in
the food, I've always heard it fabulous and it seemed very bland and a bit disappointing that you serve French fries instead of something a bit more "refined" like new red roasted potatoes or something similar. The noise level was off the charts, there was a holiday party going on, perhaps the restaurant should confine the parties to a different part of the restaurant during regular hours?"
Dined on 12/7/2013
Afternoon high tea was wonderful.
We'll definitely return for dinner."
Dined on 12/1/2013
This restaurant served a special
Thanksgiving buffet for the holiday and was filled with families. There were delicious hors d'ouerves in the reception area for those to enjoy before being seated. The cream of garlic soup was wonderful. Desserts were abundant and the pumpkin roulade a favorite."
Dined on 11/28/2013
My family and I really enjoyed our
experience at the Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's. The food and the menu was very good. I highly recommend it."
Dined on 11/22/2013
Husband and I always feel welcome
at Mary's. We start at the bar, and Chef Doug comes from the kitchen to say hello and talk about hockey (with my husband) and photography (with me) and a bit about food, of course. It feels as if we're friends rather than patrons. The food is invariably delicious. Husband had the hamburger and beer special. He enjoys a fine burger, and Mary's doesn't disappoint. I started with kale salad sprinkled with candied walnuts and shaved gouda and then had the gnocchi, a generous appetizer. With homemade bread fresh from the oven, I was delightfully satisfied. But there's always room for a scoop of Lulu's ice cream, and you can't do better than salted caramel. Every visit to Mary's feels like a special occasion."
Dined on 11/20/2013
We have been to this restaurant a
number of times and it has never disappointed. Located in a cozy Vermont Inn, you might not even know it's there, but is absolutely worth a visit. Warm, welcoming atmosphere. Excellent cocktails! Seasonal menu highlights the best Vermont has to offer. There is a garlic soup that has been on the menu since the restaurant opened - you must try! Romantic, comfortable, a true Vermont foodie experience."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Overall a nice place. Beautiful
farmhouse and great ambiance. Food is good, but nothing exceptional."
Dined on 10/25/2013
Had dinner on a very busy Saturday
night. Waitress was very nice but talked too much and built up our expectations of food and dinners -exceptional, unbelievable, etc etc. Food was mediocre. Fish was dry, steak was overcooked, ribs were greasy, fatty and terrible. Heard great things about restaurant. May have been just been an off night."
Dined on 10/12/2013
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