Elixir

4.8
579 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We have eaten at Elixir in several occasions and it is consistently fantastic. I think we have had almost everything on the menu. Service is great, friendly. Great value and pricing for food and wine. We have dined at many top end restaurants in cities large and small and Elixir is one of our favorites!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very satisfied with our dinner, we talked about going here for months, finally made the time. We will be back soon

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Delicious dinner and appetizers. Drinks were good. Dessert did not live up to the fabulous entrees, but was good.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Interesting menu; food exceptionally tasty; would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We had drinks and ate at the bar. The bartender, Sean, was terrific. We have no complaints. Food and ambiance were amazing. We are here once a year. We wouldn’t miss it.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Always one of my favorite spots! Great drinks and food.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We all enjoyed our meals tremendously. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Dessert was amazing! Everything about Elixir was great!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

On August 8, 2018, my wife and I had dinner there with two friends. It was excellent. One of the owners took very good care of us. The food is special. It was quiet, which we like. We have been there many times.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Always good food, and you're well taken care of. What more could you want?

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We eat out a fair amount and this was one the best meals we've had in the Upper Valley in some time. The food was delicious and inventive. The cocktails were also v high quality.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Wait staff was friendly and timely. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious with local ingredients. The desserts are all hand crafted in house, including the ice cream! Try the banana foster bread pudding! Yum!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Fabulous food in a wonderful setting! This is our 3rd time here and we've never been less than amazed! Great staff that makes you feel very welcome! We can't wait to go back!!!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The salmon was delicious. Prepared properly and perfectly complemented by the black bean, tomato, peppers and red onion relish. Superb! The tastiest salmon dish I've experienced in New England.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The food is always very well prepared and beautiful to look at. We go for the petite filets which are ALWAYS cooked to perfection!! The fries with garlic aioli is also a special treat!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wonderful dinner, excellent service. Scallops special was among the best treatment of scallops I’ve had in years. Service was warm and friendly...I appreciated that as I was dining alone. Wine was an especially excellent value...it has been years since I’ve had an excellent $6 wine (by the glass). Thanks!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I always make a visit to Elixir whenever I am anywhere in the area - the area being, in this case, the New London NH area - so there was a bit of a drive, but I made it gladly.
I was disappointed the year before when my NH visit happened during the time that Elixir was closed for the Fourth of July holiday. I made sure that the concurrence would not be the same this year and, happily, I was able to have dinner there this year after a year's absence. When I told the owner about my previous year's bad timing, he apologized profusely - as if my visit should have taken precedent - and was sincerely sorry that I had missed out the previous year.
Not to worry as the meal this year certainly made up for my being away two years. And my server Teena was charming and gracious which complimented the excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was well presented and prepared

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We regularly drive 40 minutes to have dinner here and often bring out of town guests. Every meal has been consistently delicious. Moreover, the owner and serving staff are welcoming and extremely professional. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Second time there. We drive from CT worth every mile. Going back in August for our Anniversary. Diamond in the rough.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Great place. food and service always top notch
Save room for their home made ice cream

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The service was very good, and all 4 of us enjoyed our meals. I had scallops which were very fresh and cooked just right.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Very pleasant service. They were accommodating on gluten free items; we had plenty of choices.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is one of our favorites in the Upper Valley. We especially like Skip and Jane, the owners and managers. They always take good care of us.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Elixir never disappoints. The cocktails were wonderful and the food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend Elixir for that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Outstanding.......as usual. Great tasting food, terrific service. Best place to entertain friends and family.
Can’t beat selections and choices.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Always feel welcome at Elixir! Food and service are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Very nice dinner in a fun setting. Will definitely return. Nice to see Skip, the owner again

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great food and well priced. We often like to meet friends here for dinner. Pre-theatre dinner works well.
The bar is great-excellent bartender.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Great place, food excellent, all 4 of us cleaned our plates, cant wait to go again, veal, steak and shrimp scampi superb.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

What a great find while traveling for work and a quick 8 minute drive from Dartmouth Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH. EXCELLENT food, service, and cocktails in a great space-a converted train depot! Petite filets were amazing! Look forward to returning next time I'm in the area.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

By far the most enjoyable restaurant we go to - consistent quality that’s off the charts, terrific staff, creative menus, superb cocktails! Discover it for yourself it’s an incredible place!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We’ve wanted to check out Elixr since my family and I moved to the Upper Valley a year ago; now that we’ve been there twice I feel like I can give a pretty good review of the place overall. It’s somewhat casual, but my husband and I don’t feel uncomfortable when we get all dressed up for a date. We have 4 kids, so dates are few and far between, and we embrace any opportunity we can to get dressed up and have an adult night together.

The first time we went they were clearly having an off-night. Everything that could go wrong pretty much did, but the Elixr staff were apologetic and we certainly understood that sometimes you just have a bad day. One of the owners (Skip, I think–super nice guy BTW) gave us a coupon to come back another night and we did just that a few weeks later. He remembered us and even gave us our same great waitress, Holly, from last time. The second time around, everything we ordered was available and it was cooked perfectly. I absolutely loved their petite filets and as a native New Orleanian, I couldn’t get enough of their bananas foster bread pudding and the sazerac, as well. My husband devoured his crab-stuffed calamari and veal too.

Overall, the food was fantastic, but the service was even better. The Elixr staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had a positive experience and they deserve to be commended for that. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

They were so accommodating to complicated food allergies and intolerances. Truly incredible and a pleasure. Great for anyone with a gluten or dairy intolerance, and likely for anything else. Delicious food with or without the altered food.

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This restaurant is just OK. My friends and I use it because of its convenience; geographically it is between all of us. The problem here is friendship. We came here to be together, to chat, to enjoy our seeing one another every month or two. We were rudely kicked out of our table because the management believed we overstayed; they needed the table for someone else. We had, unfortunately, paid our bill. Two minutes after paying our bill the maître d' came to our table and asked us to leave. The advice here is this: NEVER PAY YOUR BILL BEFORE YOU ARE READY TO LEAVE YOUR TABLE!!! Elixer's food is mediocre. OUR SERVER WAS EXCELLENT; He was friendly and efficient. The maître d' spoiled our occasion. The food is not good enough to overcome our disgust. WE WILL NEVER EAT AT ELIXER AGAIN!!!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Both mussels and veal saltimbocca were excellent. Decent selection of wines by the glass all < $7. Waiter had too many tables to refill water glass so they should leave a carafe- my only complaint

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We had a lovely time at Elixir. The service was outstanding and the food scrumptious! When they did not have enough mussels to complete our order, they comlted us some delicious fries to round out our meal. I would recommend this restaurant for a fun evening with friends or just a leisurely meal at the bar. (The bar tender makes a great FRENCH 75😉)

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Delicious and gracious as always!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Thanks to Elixir WRJ is a new go to destination just to dine there. Outstanding in every way from the friendly attentive service to the perfected cocktails and incredibly delicious entrees . The Elixir salad alone is worth what will be a 3 hour ride and a nights stay for us. Thank you Skip for elevating our trip north. We will return for sure. Forgot to mention the incredible sunset views.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service amazing, food delicious, value unbeatable!

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I saw reviews online so we came here when we were in town. It was very noisy because there were many hard surfaces and nothing to dampen the talk and laughter. We had a salad that had a dressing that appeared to be mainly bacon grease. I like bacon but too much upsets my stomach. Then I had scallops with a mix of corn and risotto, but again it had a lot of bacon grease included. My husband had fillet mignonette and really enjoyed it. I would give it another try and make sure I didn’t have anything with bacon.

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