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Dorset Inn

4.5
157 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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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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Patti (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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Babs (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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KateJ (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipMills (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 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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Newton47 (Adelaide / SA)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Simply - perfect.

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vipEllen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 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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vipmdmusketeer (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 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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vipBruce (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 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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wyab (New England)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 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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vipDavidJ (Miami)
3.0  Dined 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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vipGeometryGirl (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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