Elixir

4.8
689 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Elixir Restaurant is located in the old Freight House in Downtown Historic White River Junction, Vermont.

Our menu features creative, approachable food, freshly prepared using local ingredients. Our wine list complements the food and will satisfy a variety of tastes.

Whether you simply want to relax with a glass of wine or enjoy dinner from our ever-changing menu, we offer a warm, inviting atmosphere with friendly service.

Reservations suggested.
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Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner ALWAYS makes you feel welcome. The food is excellent and the service superb.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, the new favorite place.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, best in UV!

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixer is consistently reliable in ensuring great cocktails, food, service and ambience. Skip & Jane are wonderful hosts.
Everyone was particularly accommodating on Thursday evening when I managed to linger with a new friend past hours which was very much appreciated.
Thanks so much, Carol

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JS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were excellent. I was so focused on my shrimp scampi that I forget what my wife had. The fries we had as an appetizer were fantastic, and the bartender made me 2 of the best dirty vodka martinis I’ve ever had.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated an early Valentine's dinner and were delighted with another outstanding meal at Elixir! Superb cocktails and the cod special that evening was extraordinary. The wine list is extensive and some very good wines are offered for $18 per bottle as part of their special promotion. Great service too...attentive and we were allowed to enjoy a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed. Bravo!

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ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, a little crowded. We had a service issue that was corrected to our satisfaction.

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EF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff and ownership. Fantastic cocktails at very good price as compared to other similar restaurants/bars in the area. Great location and great food in downtown White River Junction!

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DN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Elixir many times and it has always been excellent, but overall, this was probably the best visit we have had. Everything was perfect ! Food was delicious, especially the salmon, and the truffled fries were to die for....the best I have ever had. Our friends both had the filet mignon, which they loved. As I have said in past reviews, Skip and Jane have developed a wonderful restaurant with excellent food, a well-trained and courteous staff, and a very fair-priced wine list. This visit was on an extremely busy weekend evening, which made it a bit noisier than normal, but but the number of patrons did not cause issues with the kitchen or waitstaff. What more can I say....just a great dining experience whenever we go there....we highly recommend it.

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The gentleman greeting us at the entrance was so pleasant and welcoming it set the tone for a wonderful evening out! A nice table for two, very professional wait staff, good menu, good food. We were never rushed and ended our evening with a great cup of coffee and dessert. We'll be back!

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d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service was outstanding. We always enjoy going back to this restaurant

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VG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Such a cool space. Severs friendly and attentive. “Skip” was a lot of fun and made sure to check in and chat. Our soups - fish chowder and a fennel soup - were both super. My husbands fish was well prepared and presented and my steak was tender and cooked as I asked. Well worth it to go out of your way if you need to but it seems a popular place for locals as well.

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c
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my birthday but had been to this restaurant a few times before. The meal was wonderful we had the Salmon and the Cod special.

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SV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From Skip's warm welcome at the door, to the charming and helpful waitstaff, to the delicious food - including readily accommodated vegan requests - and the understanding when one has to get to the theater in good time: just superb!

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu other than appetizer selection. Would like to of seen more sharing type apps on the menu.

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SE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question Skip Symanski runs one of the finest restaurants in all of Vermont. As foodies, we say this with assurance. The food is not quite good, it is outstanding. So is the ambiance and vibe from stat to finish. Above all you feel so very well taken care of at every turn and it starts with Skip.

In every way Elixir is killing it!

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MA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Elixir is always a pleasure, from the well-prepared food to the friendly and professional servers, to the warm welcome from owner/maitre d’ Skip, who always makes us feel special.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in White River Junction. Perfect for pre-theater at Northern Stage.

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s
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was professional and friendly. The food and drinks were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently celebrated my wife's birthday and no better place than Elixir. Great food, great wait staff and very friendly. The owner greats you at the door and makes you feel very welcomed. We had the Cod fish special which was very decelouis, light and just the right size portion.

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K
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! It was our first time there but definitely go again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way....as usual!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great!

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WJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at Elixir a number of times, and I have consistently had a delightful experience. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. The service is top notch.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elixir never disappoints! We are always greeted warmly, served nicely, thanked after our meal...and did I mention, the food is always excellent!

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Inviting atmosphere as you walk in. Very friendly host. Attractive bar and dining area in the same room. Lots of wood, well done.
Extensive wine list with some real bargains. The food was excellent. Two clean plates. The desserts were excellent. Two absolutely clean plates.
Service was friendly and efficient.
It was a cold night. We sat next to an out side wall. We were warm and comfortable except for our feet which were a little cool. It’s an old building with heat circulation issues I guess.
It was a great meal and an excellent experience. We will be back.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great prices and wonderful staff!!!

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is one of our favorite restaurants - beautiful space, friendly & knowledgeable staff, outstanding food & service. Awesome!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! It’s our go-to place for date night.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, food, service, ambience, and very reasonably priced. An exceptionally good restaurant!

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife & I favorite restaurant in the states of Vermont & New Hampshire

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! We will be back.

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TH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and service. I have dined with friends and brought my family and every meal has been delightful, Scrumptious!

Thank you....

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WL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management is superb... they have high standards and obviously great training for their people. This is the best restaurant in the UV and no "attitude."

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MR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely after-Christmas-dinner at Elixir; the food was absolutely fabulous, the atmosphere was warm and inviting and perfect for conversation, and the service was spot on. A really really special place. Go!!!

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff, and good prices!

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AM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir has been our go-to restaurant for special occasions and date nights for years. We are always greeted with a friendly smile by the owners, and the servers are always terrific. The seasonal rotation of the menu is creative and takes advantage of local ingredients. The food is delicious. Our favorite appetizers are the mussels in curry sauce and the truffle fries. The salads are always fresh and unique. Amazingly priced wines. Accomodating to gluten free diets, including gluten free bread. Delicious desserts. Can't say enough good things about Elixir!!!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was attentive and food was delicious. Portion sizes were just right, not to big and not too small. Very tasty and a creative cocktail menu to top things off. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal! Will be back again!

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PD
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Elixir many times over the years, and they never let us down.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were great. Scallops is a rare treat, and nobody does them better. The lamb shanks were very tender, with the meat literally falling off the bone, juicy and nicely seasoned. Bravo.

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