Elixir

4.8
649 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 649 People Are Saying
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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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E
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal as we have come to expect and appreciate.

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r
New England
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have eaten here many times and always had a great meal. Service was solid during this visit but our server was spread thin and never poured our wine and only checked in on hour our meal was as we were finishing.

Parking is really an issue so be prepared.

Highly recommend.

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JK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a fabulous meal here and the salmon entree was especially sublime.

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RK
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for seating prior to a local concert in Woodstock, VT. The food, wine and service were all excellent. The owner strives to make sure everyone is totally happy with their dining experience. Will come back as often as we can...and will recommend Elixr to friends and relatives.

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FB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very good. We enjoyed ourselves! We found a very good wine pairing.

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JB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Elixir for our first time and found the entire experience memorable. The food was excellent, whether the starter course, the main course, the sides, the dessert, everything. Service was attentive but not overbearing and bartender mixed me a custom drink and delivered it to the table in a couple of minutes despite a busy night.

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DN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elixir is our favorite local restaurant, so it was an easy choice where we could celebrate our anniversary.
The calamari was a bit spicy, but we were warned about it when we ordered. We had scallops with a delicious sweet potato hash, and the lamb shank served on mashed potato and a delicious sauce. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and wonderfully presented. We topped off the meal with a delicious warm apple crisp with ice cream. The wine list is extensive with a lot of variety. Best of all, it is priced fairly ! Jane and Skip have created a wonderful restaurant with imaginative cooks and a serving staff that is attentive, friendly and efficient. We recommend Elixir highly, but do make a reservation so you won't be waiting to be seated.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their salmon dish was exceptional. The sauce along with lightly cooking made the difference
Also the Lobster Chowder was amazing
My wife had the Filet Mignon also excellent.
It was our 30th anniversary so much appreciated

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MA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Elixir is always a pleasure, well prepared food with excellent specials, reasonable choices on wine list, professional and friendly servers. Skip and Jane are stellar hosts and always make us feel welcome.

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GC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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GS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Elixir three times and had three outstanding meals, along with attentive and cheerful service, pleasant decor, and an excellent wine list with fair prices.

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OT
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Food was very good. Service was great.

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NO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. Food is usually great. Service is friendly attentive and polite.

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VT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding dinner with friends. We always enjoy their eclectic menu. The Elixir salad is wonderful. Wine prices by the glass are very reasonable. Loved our waitress.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing one of the best steaks I’ve ever had i didn’t make myself. The service was lovely and the vibe was just right. Definitely do yourself the favor and make a reservation.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambience with first class service. Prices are fair for the quality of the food.

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of many visits to elixir and it was great as always. The owner meets you and takes you to your table and we are there enough that he chats with us sometimes as we are leaving.

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TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal. Excellent food and service. I've been wanting to go here for a while and I'm so glad we did.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treated graciously when we arrived by the host with even a tip for parking on weekends. Enjoyed the wine list even good french wines. Food was excellent. We were going to the theater and our entrees were delayed and the host gave us 2 complimentary entrees for our next visit. Totally unexpected but appreciated.

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AW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. The service was attentive without being overbearing, and very considerate of getting us out in time for the theater. The entrees were delicious, and none of us left any food at all on our plates as the portions were just right. The sound level was a bit loud, but we were still able to talk comfortably.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was attentive. They made the birthday evening special in a nicely quiet way. Thank you!

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JB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Salmon was excellent. Great beer from River Roost Brewery which is in adjacent building.

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DW
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to go back for dinner. Great food and was very tasty. Proportions were just right. I had shrimp scampi, husband had lamb shank, friend had beef tenderloin, and other had chicken picata.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner experience ! A little “tight” on the table space . However , we were there on one of your busy nights .

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LF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time back in a month. Only place in the area that you can get a decent antipasto. Inexpensive but good wine makes them a standout as well. The food is elegant and not overdone. ALSO the waitstaff does not appear to have "McDonald's cashier" recently on the resume. Sorry, was that snotty?
They know how to wait tables at Elixir. This is a grown up ambiance, not designed for a cattle feed nor a museum, both of which our area has far too much of. Elixir is something that the Upper Valley sorely needed. Thanks, Skip and Jane!!!

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LL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
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 on October 12, 2018
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
4 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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