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About Elixir

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.

188 South Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Bar open at 4:30pm, last call at 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 281-7009

Website:
http://www.elixirrestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
Amtrak station nearby.

Executive Chef:
Chad Lumbra

Additional:
Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking

Elixir Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (34)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
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Special Occasion (26)
Casual (24)
Bar Seating (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Healthy (9)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great Beer (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

First-rate food, great service and nice ambiance. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent and the service superior. We really enjoyed our dinner, we will return! Jim was an excellent waiter!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been to Elixir many times. We are always so pleased with the delicious food. It is always high quality, beautiful, and they support local food for many dishes. The staff is very welcoming and accommodating. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Elixir is always delicious. Best place to eat in the Upper Valley.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food, nice ambiance, and great service by Elena.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. The food is interesting and tasty. My husband ordered the filet, while I ordered the shrimp scampi. Both were delicious. My favorite thing about the restaurant, however, is the service - attentive yet not obtrusive. Elixir is a favorite place to linger over a mean and enjoy conversation. Very private.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. A lovely evening was had by all.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The yummiest, tasty and flavourful meal i've eaten on our holiday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were in the area for a meeting, and searched for the most highly-rated restaurant serving "New American" cuisine. The setting is nice enough considering the conversion of previous industrial space, the service was terrific, and the food was the star. We had the vegetarian risotto and the shrimp scampi. Both were excellent and contained creative and unusual ingredients that harmonized well. Clearly a lot of thought goes into the recipes and preparation. We don't visit the area often, but when we are anywhere nearby we will make a detour to eat at this excellent restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

You can depend on always having good choices to pick from; good service; great martinis; and reasonable prices. All of that is because the owner of the restaurant is always there and taking care of customers.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this place and should go more often. Its very cozy and I like the food a lot. The waitress was really excellent, getting in our little order before the huge tables going to the theater, keeping us on schedule. Very pleasant. The Upper Valley can be pretty bad for professional wait service, but this place is an exception (they CRUMB the tables!). Also very inexpensive and good wines, which is so nice to find. Jane and Skip really kick it here.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

One of my go-to places in the Upper Valley. The wine list is interesting and fairly priced, the kitchen knows what it is doing. Don't miss the petit fillet mignons!

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We go to Elixor frequently, and have never had a less than stellar meal. The owner welcomes every customer, he's charming, as is the wait staff. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Perfect combination of lively, relaxed atmosphere and creative food. Specialty cocktails were weak, but interesting wine and beer selections made up for this miss. The special roasted sugar pumpkin risotto was a huge hit, as were the salads, mussels and fries and desserts. Duck confit appetizer lacked flavor. Server was busy, but knowledgeable and attentive. All in all an enjoyable meal; we will surely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were warmly greeted and offered several table locations in claiming our reservation. The restaurant was very busy with pre-theatre diners, but the waitstaff was able to bring us our drinks and bread/olive oil while we settled in with the menu. The wine list was both very interesting and affordable, by glass or bottle. We ordered "antipasto for two" which was tasty, but skimpy to share. Another starter was duck confit which was very good. The petit filet steak was ordered rare, but tended almost to medium which detracted from the experience. Food was of good quality, well-presented, and with good, pleasant service. It was a birthday celebration and a surprise ice cream with candle was a very nice ending, along with attentive goodbyes from staff and owner. We'll certainly visit again, but may consider a less-busy evening or time without theatre crowd.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. A wonderful find. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Best filet EVER--We visit annualky while on vacation and drive 40 minutes each way--well worth it!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Elixir consistently serves excellent, appropriately sized meals. The waitstaff is attentive without being intrusive and the atmosphere is very nice. I highly recommend Elixir!

Tags: Vegan, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

From the owner greting you at the door and sitting us to the outstanding service , everything was perfect . The antipasto for two fed three with everyone satisfied . The onion soup with carmalized onions was delicious as was the perfectly prepared steak . We will definitely return soon .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great restaurant, a little out of the way, but worth finding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 11, 2017

This place never disappoints. Always a well-prepared good meal. In a region with not a lot of good restaurants, this is a gem.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Traveling through again for Fall Foliage tour.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My wife and I go here every time we are in the area. Food is always very good. Prices are good for the quality of the dishes. Our server was just ok but others seem much better. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent menu cooked from scratch. Elixir is ideal for a special occasion, the service was second to non, our waitress Lyn was excellent, providing advice regarding where we should visit while we are in the area. The best meal I have had in a long long time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Their filet is always terrific. Wine special was special, and great value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is a gem hidden off the main street of White River Junction. My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised not only by the quality of the food (and drink) but the very interesting and different menu items.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great meal in a fun atmosphere. We split pumpkin risotto special , petit filet mignon, salad with bacon dressing. Steak was perfectly cooked and a good value for the price, pumpkin risotto was delicious. Service was friendly and professional. We would be regulars if not a 6 hour drive!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service was great, bartender and our waitress were wonderful and patient with my parents especially. That was a plus and kept our family dinner less stressful.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Cosmopolitan, lively but not noisy, atmospheric (dark wood, soft lights, good art), terrific food, comprehensive wine list, excellent service, and hosts who are welcoming. Great for a special occasion or an evening out. A New York buzz in an up and coming Vermont town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner with friends who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. The Elixir salad was unusual and delectable. Also unique was the onion soup served with a small ball of cheese rather than the normal provolone on top of the bowl. The best part of the evening was our wonderful server. We told jokes at the table and she joined in with her own. Absolute "hoot".

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food with local ingredients and brick-walled ambience in an authentic “freight house” setting. Worth the trip!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delicious food and cocktails. Veal saltimboca was awesome

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always worth the trip no matter what occasion. Nice wine list. The waitstaff are fantastic and food delicious! Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The cocktails were wonderful, the entrees were a dream, and desert was heavenly!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We stopped by Elixer for a late dinner while in town for a work conference. The location made us a bit skeptical but our experience once we got inside was outstanding. The service was excellent and the food was even better. Would absolutely recommend this place to anyone considering it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great service, great food, a memorable night. Will return! A feast!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Simply excellent in every respect, my fourth visit

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a most excellent dinner! Of course it's always wonderful to see Sean, and his creative cocktails.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 7, 2017

A delight! Skip so welcoming. Well-prepared food and excellent service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Absolute surprise with great food and great wines. The veal was perfect and the owner has an excellent wine selection

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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