Elixir

4.9
709 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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BW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, very good food, quiet, classy atmosphere. We will definitely come back when we are in the area.

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m
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, lovely service, had delightful evening. I was dining with a close friend whom I had not seen for a few months, and our wishes to take time and enjoy conversation as well as the meal, was respected
by our servers and since there were tables available, we didn't feel rushed . The choice of courses is great, and not overwhelming, and the wines are so well priced and varied, you can have a delicious experience without feeling financially challenged.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cod special was exceptional. The fish was the very best quality cooked and presented perfectly.

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had an awesome dinner! Love our seat by the window. Food and ambiance were wonderful.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our meals were superb and the service was outstanding. My salmon was the best salmon dish I have ever eaten and the Elixir salad is delicious.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, and the staff was very friendly.

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CB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal

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SV
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thrilled to find that the chef had created a vegan dish, even more thrilled to find it was an absolutely delicious one - red pepper stuffed with rice, onion, garlic, perhaps artichoke heart, on lentils with a balsamic reduction.
My husband, an omnivore, had the tomato-roast fennel soup - vegan, so I tasted it, oh so good - followed by crispy chicken thighs piccata on polenta. Another happy member of the Clean Plate Club.
Chef: congratulations and thanks.

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SG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always, always, always a pleasure to have dinner at Elixir. The urban buzz and small town friendliness are the perfect combination. The food is always terrific.

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C
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had not been to Elixer in some time, it is often fully booked. Open table made the reservation process easy. There was a warm and sincere welcome from the host and the staff were equally friendly. We were impress with the food choices and quality and reminded why we had tried to go back after our initial experience. Will hope to return soon.

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

We had a lovely evening at Elixer! Our meal was amazing from the appetizer through dessert and our Server Lana was excellent!
Easily this best meal we have had in the Upper Valley in years. We will be back. Thank you!

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great and the food was awesome. Highly recommended.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to Elixir! Love especially the Arlini-tini!

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L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A good change from other restaurants around. The food is good but quite expensive for the portions. The noise level was acceptable the evening I was there. Generally good, but a larger and more inventive menu would be much appreciated.

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JE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Always like this restaurant, But salmon dish very disappointing.

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d
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in town! Always gracious staff, food and drink are aleays on point!

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AD
New England
74 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greeted with warmth, served like a friend, and fed beautiful tasty meals. What more could you want?

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is our favorite restaurant. Whenever we go somewhere else for a change we are sorry.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, the new favorite place.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, best in UV!

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CR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
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 on February 13, 2019
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 9, 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
21 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
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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