Elixir

4.8
729 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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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant. It's difficult to pick a favorite food because it's all outstanding!

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m
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific atmosphere

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FH
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration - lovely and just what we needed to enjoy and relax. Our favorite place.

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VO
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I think it is the best restaurent in upper Valley. I just would like the timing of serving the food better.
Cocktail time with bread and delicious oil
Appetizers with glass of wine
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SW
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening and the food was excellent.

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MA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often go to Elixir before attending shows at Northern Stage and it never disappoints.

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H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with very good service. We are vegetarians and they were very accommodating offering very interesting side vegetable dishes.

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RH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to set the standard in the Upper Valley!

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HA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I brought a group of six with me. This was my third time to the restaurant. I've always been happy with the ambiance, service, and food. This time, I ordered the Petits Filets Mignon for $25.75. Others in my group ordered salmon or scallops and all really enjoyed their meals. Mine was disappointing. It came with two small rounds of filet, which seemed a bit scant for the price but I don't usually find bargains in Vermont so it's not surprising. The part that was surprising is that one of the little filets actually had gristle in it. I've had filet mignon many dozens of times throughout my life and have never found gristle before. It was clearly a bad cut. I didn't say anything at the time because I was entertaining guests and the server was delightful. I didn't want to make a scene. I'd still recommend this restaurant as one of the nicer places to eat in the area. I think my experience was uncommon and I wouldn't hesitate to eat there again.

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OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have become fans of Elixir since moving to the area. Our most recent dining experience did not ddisappoint. The short rib and filet were delicious. They adjusted my salad precisely as I'd requested. The chocolate dessert with raspberries was a perfect way to complete a wonderful dinner. Staff were friendly, attentive, and professional. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Elixir is a standby restaurant for us...the place we choose first when we want to go out to eat. the owner/host always makes us feel welcome and the value is unbeatable.

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JY
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love going here. The food is always good ,the quality good and consistent which is hard to find other places. The Creme Brule is the best...the only time I could lick the dish.

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JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot, highly recommend. Nice vibe, attentive service. Rivals many options I’ve experienced in New York or Boston. Skip the owner gets it. Funky emerging White River Junction location makes it even more fun.

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RL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. We are local and eat here as often as possible. The food is always outstanding and the service couldn’t be better.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always!

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AS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is a must for us when we travel every year to Norwich for the cooking school; recommended to us by Brian at the Hanover Inn bar (another must), Elixir and proprietor Skip rate as high as any place you'll find in the area. Skip is always there, and treats every diner in his establishment as if they were locals and regulars.

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LG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go to dinner with friends and family. Great food. Friendly staff. Within walking distance to The Engine room if you plan on going to an event after dinner. Plenty of free parking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir is by far my favorite restaurant in the Upper Valley. They always have a great menu (delicious!), cocktail and wine selection. The servers are courteous and attentive to details. I enjoy it every time!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Uls in addition to regular menu which changes at least seasonallypper Valley. Excellent food and drinks. Service is outstanding and attentive. Specialties every night in addition to the regular menu, which changes periodically.

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DN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elixir continues to be our favorite restaurant in the Upper Valley. We went on a Saturday evening, which was unusual for us. Nearly every table was filled, and the noise level was higher than normal. As always, the food was excellent.....we both had monkfish, a special on the menu and it was superb ! Our friends with us had the Chicken Piccata and the Short Rib, and both were very pleased with them. The truffle fries as an appetizer is outstanding.......don't pass them up ! Thanks again to Jane and Skip for another great evening at Elixir.

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BW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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 on March 19, 2019
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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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
7 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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OT
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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OT
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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