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About Dorset Inn

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.

8 Church St
Dorset, VT 05251
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 867-5500

Website:
http://www.dorsetinn.com/

Executive Chef:
Jon Gatewood

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Dorset Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (5)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Good for Groups (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·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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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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·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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (London)·Dined on July 7, 2017

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

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 (Naples)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 3, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Charming and delicious. Quaint setting. Relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined 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;-)

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2017

As always, an outstanding dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

What an awesome Inn, phenomenal service, delicious food, romantic, quiet, pet friendly, worth every penny spent. Highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We sat in the pub area rather than the formal dining room. It was a little loud but a great place to be, next to the fireplace was a big plus. The food and drinks were great.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We are fortunate to live in the area. The Dorset Inn has never disappointed us.
The bar is warm and cozy and the main dining room is elegant. The food and service
have always been excellent. The only thing that I would change are the dining room chairs.
While they may go with the decor, they are not the most comfortable.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2016

It was a quiet night as it was offseason after Thanksgiving but the waitress was really attentive food was very very good and the atmosphere was very quiet and cozy and romantic which is what we were looking for. We sat in front of the fireplace and had a spectacular meal with a creative menu. Breakfast the next morning was also excellent in fact it was one of the best breakfast I've had in a long time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Best restaurant in the area; best calves liver ever.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Delicious brunch!! Great selection...wonderfully prepared; and, nicely presented! We will be going back!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Great atmosphere and great food. We were at Dorset inn for the 2nd time back in october.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Weekend getaway

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2016

The most charming restaurant and by far our favorite on our long weekend in Vermont. From the time you walk in and you are warmly welcomed to the very homey classic decor. We started with the mussel appetizer and we had the trout and short ribs. Very well presented and accompanied by fresh local vegetables. The dessert special sundae was delicious.
Can't wait until our next visit.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2016

This was our the umpteenth visit; never disappoints!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2016

A rare restaurant that understands it all, customer service, ambience, extraordinary (and local food)....a restaurant like this can really not be described, it just hums along and it makes you (and everyone else) feel special and privileged, and very lucky to have gone there....went one night of our vacation and again the third and last night.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2016

This is a wonderful inn. The food was good, the atmosphere lovely and the staff a delight. I would highly recommend dining at the Dorset Inn.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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