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Dorset Inn

4.7
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Dinner at The Dorset Inn…always a treat! All of us here love food and enjoy sharing that with you. The warm and welcoming ambiance of the historic red dining room, cozy New England tavern and al fresco dining on the front porch allows guests to relax and enjoy the food, the wine and the friendly hospitality. As a member of Vermont Fresh Network, we support as many local farms and businesses as possible. Our cuisine is an uncomplicated, bistro-style that demonstrates classic culinary techniques and traditions with regional influences and reflects the freshest ingredients available. To showcase Vermont’s four unique seasons, the menu changes frequently.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday Serving daily 8:00 - 9:30am
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 - 10:00am
Brunch: Serving Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Serving nightly 5:30 - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(802) 867-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Gatewood
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Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 163 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.8
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4.5
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

What a great dinner and the ambiance was wonderful. Charming!! The prices were reasonable and the food was first rate. Delightful evening!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Dorset Inn never disappoints, no matter what time a year. Every dining area is beautiful nd chocked full of historic character. The food is always delicious. It has long been a family favorite, and well worth the drive from Albany or Saratoga.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a nice dinner in front of the fireplace, very good service, very good food.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Whenever we and our friends go to VERMONT, we try to have lunch at the Dorset Inn. The food and the ambience is great; the staff is warm and friendly

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely venue. Attentive staff.
They didn’t have our open table reservation, however; we were accommodated right away.

A wonderful brunch spot on a winter’s day. Several fireplaces. We actually stayed and relaxed in the Inn’s living room after our meal. Terrific!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Cozy spot in charming village. Great service and delicious food. Kid friendly. Great beer and wine choices.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Love the atmosphere and service by bar tender and waitress. Food is very good. Best part for us is sitting by the bar and having authentic drinks and talking to both locals and travelers.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Dorset inn. It is off season so we had ample seating choices. Not a lot of patrons so noise level low...everything was perfect. Service and food was wonderful.
Would highly recommend and definitely return to.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Restaurant is in a charming and historic inn, with a pretty dining room and fireplace. Very cozy. There is also a tavern for drinks or more casual dining. I had a delicious Caesar salad, and ordered the filet, with whipped potatoes and winter veggies. My steak was overcooked, unfortunately, but the waitress was very pleasant and took it back to the kitchen. When she returned with my new order, she apologized and said to save room for a complimentary dessert. My husband had a tasty beet salad to start, then their classic turkey croquettes, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service, and delicious food. What more can you ask for!

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Very Nice and Quiet for a meal near a fireplace. 2nd time there and both were excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Simply - perfect.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We enjoyed another delicious lunch in the cozy tavern room. Great atmosphere and service.

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3.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Great service but the cod fish was almost not cooked and taste bad. Lady who is welcoming and showing the table was rude. Waitress was great and helpful.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

We had a reservation at Dorset Inn but they had work going on that prevented us from eating there. However, they also own Dorset Rising which is about 100 yards away and serves great sandwiches and soup for lunch. Dorset Inn owners had called ahead and made sure we got free gourmet cookies for dessert. Great ownership and great food. Highly recommend for a casual lunch.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

I eat in hundreds of restaurants every year.....this is one of my top 5 favorites.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

By far one of the best dinners we have had in a long time. I would highly recommend and return to this restaurant

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a delightful experience at the Dorset Inn. The food was appetizing and nicely presented. The service was warm and friendly and the staff was knowledgeable about options. The atmosphere was charming and the views from the window
s were lovely. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2017

We have had several meals at the Dorset Inn, and they are always wonderful experiences. The courteous, professional waitstaff serves excellent New England fare in one of the oldest inns in Vermont - you can't get more authentic than that. For a more casual evening, dine in the tavern and try the Dorset Inn burger. It's one of the best anywhere.

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2017

Been to the DI hundreds of times. Almost always on the mark. But on this particular occasion, the service was non-existent. We had to go find our server several times. Then we were charged for a birthday cake that was already paid for. So a bit disappointing. But everyone is entitled to an off-night.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Our group of four ordered various cocktails - delicious - and a variety of dishes. All great! The pasta of the night - penne with roasted shrimp - was my favorite, but we left thinking it would be hard to go wrong. Recommend+++

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

We love this place and recommend it to anyone who is visiting southern vermont. Dorset is the most perfect vermont village. Wish we could live there! And the Inn is storybook wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2017

Tavern is outstanding! Food was terrific. Enjoyed it very much.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2017

We have enjoyed dining here many times over the years and this time did not disappoint.
The food is always well prepared and delicious. Service is always friendly and professional.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Noise level was higher than usual due to a family with small children.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

I ordered the veal chop ($34) that came with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. The chop was very tough. The potatoes and fresh veggies were fabulous. My wife had the salmon and was very happy with her meal. The waitress was very nice and told me another customer complained about the veal. He sent it back. She spoke to the manager and they took it off our check and game me a free dessert, which was very good.
I would go back but order something different.

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2017

We had lunch at the Dorset Inn before a show at the Dorset Theater. The crab and corn fritters were delicious. I enjoyed every morsel!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Tasty meal with a comfortable setting in a charmingly restored inn. On the expensive side but worth the cost.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

We've dined at the Dorset Inn several times, and it's always a great experience. The food is top-notch, and the service is always pleasant and professional. We enjoy sitting in the vibrant tavern, although the more-formal dining room is lovely.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

Charming and delicious. Quaint setting. Relaxed atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

particularly loved the spring pea soup, which was probably the best pea soup I ever ate. All dishes were well seasoned. Service was great and very friendly. Highly recommended and close to DorsetPlayhouse

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Was a lovely setting for Mothers day Dinner! Save room for dessert the Strawberry shortcake is delicious :-) The ice tea was very refreshing;-)

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful Mother's Day brunch! Our party of 6 had a lovely round table in the beautiful dining room. The service was both friendly and efficient. The menu was as varied as it was delicious, with a lot of local options. Leave room for dessert! I will be back!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Had dinner in the Tavern which is a cozy, what you expect at a historic Inn in Vermont kind of place. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared. It's a little on the pricey side, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

As always, an outstanding dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

As always..amazing. great food. Great service. Great weekend.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Very Nice old historic inn located on the green in Dorset VT

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

We enjoy dining at The Dorset Inn when we visit VT several times a year.
This visit did not disappoint. The Sunday brunch was delicious and the garden Room as lovely and as inviting as ever.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Wonderful meal! The dining room was quaint and elegant. We had mussels, Caesar salad and two specials -- cod and short rib ravioli. All was delicious. Don't hesitate to drive a little bit to dine here!

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2016

We ate in the Tavern part of dining options at the Dorset Inn. It was friendly, comfortable and relaxed. The food was very good and the waitress (Darcy) was outstanding. The dining room was decorated for the holidays and was lovely and I'm sure we would have had an equally enjoyable experience there. We were staying at the Inn for a special occasion and the staff were very willing to help us celebrate.

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