Elixir

4.8
623 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Bar open at 4:30pm, last call at 10:00pm
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Phone number
(802) 281-7009
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Brewer
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Public transit
Amtrak station nearby.
Additional
Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking
What 623 People Are Saying
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our third time there. Aside from the excellent food and contemporary surroundings, the management is extremely accommodating. We live in CT, but make a point of dining at Elixir every time we are in White River Junction.

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PB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual...very attentive, great food....perfect place for a slow casual celebration meal!!

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L
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were vacationing from Florida and so happy we found this restaurant. The cocktails were exceptional as were the twin filets and chicken that we ordered. Our server was very special. Wine prices were very reasonable. If we lived nearby, this would be a recurrent visit.

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EB
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, outstanding service and a nice menu and quite convenient to Northern Stages theater

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V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always welcoming with great food and service. Sometimes tables feel a little cramped but noise level no bad. Might not be the best place for an intimate meal.

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Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A must do every October when we are in Vermont; the food is always fabulous. Never take the cocoa dusted filet off the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and environment. Wonderful staff!!!

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G
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Their truffle fries are a must! We ordered seconds because they were so good. The aioli is just right: not too garlicky or overpowering.

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is amazing! Drove an hour and 15 minutes just to eat here!

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SK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is consistently excellent on all counts. Owners Skip and Jane are hands on and attentive to every detail. They take special care to make sure I get a gluten free meal, and the gf rolls they serve are among the best I have ever had. Good wine list and cocktails.

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K
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought friends from out of town and they loved it as much as we.

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DA
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A GREAT MEAL ;-)
Enjoyed everything about the evening.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit and we'll absolutely go back. The salad, appetizers, entrees (one salmon, one scallops) and desserts were all excellent. Our waitress could not have been nicer.

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FF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and it's a pleasure chatting with Shawn at the bar.

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BR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always amazing food, service and ambience! Skip and his staff make you feel like your a guest at their home for dinner!

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JA
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is our favorite restaurant. The owners are dedicated to making sure their customers are happy

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DT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a small menu, plus a specials menu. They make great drinks-with some unusual cocktails. The food is local sourced here in Vermont. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants great locally sourced food. Folks often go here before the theatre.

MAKE A RESERVATION!! No walk-ins were available-even during the week!

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DM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Elixer. They were highly recommended by a woman at Northern Stages box office. So glad she was upfront. Everything about our pre theatre dinner was great; initial greeting, table location, appetizers, salads (got to have The Elixer salad), dinners and desert. Can’t forget the drinks and coffee. The waitress was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Elixer is our go to theatre night dinner spot.

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DR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best spot in White River Junction hands down. They do a tremendous job and food is always spectacular.

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, service was superb, don't miss out on this gem of a place!! Make sure to book reservations. Was there at 5PM and the place was full by 5:30!

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OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely tops in the Upper Valley. Every part of the evening and the venue helped to make a family rendezvous into a superb time. We had visitors from Connecticut, family from Piermont, family from the Lakes Region, and we all got together at Elixir after a superb experience last year.

Tina Marie was our waitress and her energy and disposition helped the event. Food was delicious. Reservations were honored immediately and as a matter of fact, we changed them on short notice and the restaurant was very helpful even though it was a busy night.

one outstanding evening in one outstanding place.

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PT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Sat at the bar for dinner. Friendly atmosphere.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great martinis! Excellent food! Excellent server. And the host was very friendly.

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New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff who go overboard to make you feel welcome,and give you great individual service. Great food at a good price.

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OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

With the bare hardwood floors, wooden furniture and exposed drop ceiling the overall noise level made it hard to have a conversation without shouting. Not condusive to intimate dining.
Perhaps a consultation with an acoustical engineer would help alleviate the noise level.
However, the quality of the food and exceptional service will keep us coming back.

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner, everything we ordered was excellent.
wonderful waitress and staff. will definitely be back when I am in town

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B
New England
30 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as always... The mini-filets mignon are excellent. The salads good, and the soups delicious, as is the luscious molten chocolate cake. Highly recommend!

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were very good. White River Junction is in a good tourist area.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I’ll gladly go back for more. I would have given 5 stars but my filet was served significantly over cooked two visits in a row.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Limited menu choices but what they do they do very well.

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Had a very nice meal ... the beet & goat cheese salad was great as was the lobster corn chowder. Our entrees- petit fillet mignon and the special risotto were very good. And the molten chocolate cake was a wonderful end to the meal.

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B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently very good. It is one of our favorite places to dine. Skip the Owner is always gracious accommodating & happy to see you. A neighborhood gem.

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h
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir's food and service is always consistent and does not ever disappoint!

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CW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated a little before actual time of reservation. Menu isn’t too big but good choices. Scallops special was excellent as was the shrimp scampi. Creative preparation and fresh ingredients. Service by Jim was excellent and nice that the owner came over to see how we enjoyed our meals. Very reasonable wine list. Many wines by the glass for $6. Would definitely recommend and will return when in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and server! Loved the atmosphere!

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KZ
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped on way to Stowe. Felt lucky that we selected this restaurant and that we were able to get reservations. Didn't want to spend a lot and were dressed casually - this place fit the bill. I had the salmon and a delicious cocktail. Husband had the petit fillet. Both were delish. Loved the ambience too - comfy. Everyone was really nice.

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n
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the filet mignon and lamb shank for dinner, and oysters and pommes frites for hors d'oeuvres. All perfectly cooked and presented. The service is always top notch. One of the best and most attractive dinner and bar venues in the Upper Valley.

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D
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner with customers. Very enjoyable and delicious food. Nice little bar area for dining if tables aren't available. Would recommend reservations. I've been there 3 times and never go away disappointed.

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for twenty five year wedding anniversary. Nice atmosphere and. Small but creative menu.

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SG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir never fails to please. Inventive menu, five-star attentive service, and a genuine welcome. It's no wonder every table is filled every night.

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