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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

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food, wine and service. A very attentive staff from the moment you enter the restaurant until you leave. Highly recommend eating here and having a nightcap at the bar after attending a performance at Northern Stage.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious but skimpy. Waitress was great.

Tags: Disabled Access, Healthy, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Another incredible night at one of our top 5 favorite places to eat - worth the drive from anywhere!

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner at Elixir is extraordinary! No where in the Upper Valley is there better food or a nicer staff. I had the best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. Not too much sherry, not too much cream and a full 2 1/2 oz of lobster pieces. My entre of scallops on shredded potato was perfect. Both were crisp on the outside and melt in your mouth delicate on the inside. My husband's appetizer of lambchop "pops" was luscious and flavor filled. His veal saltimboca is his favorite item on Elixir's menu. My husband is an extraordinary cook and swears he will never be able to make saltimboca as perfectly as the chef at Elixir. The owners, Skip and Jane dedicate themselves to caring for their staff and their customers which pays off doubly for the customers. Elixir has the most cordial, knowedgeable, and enthusiastic servers anywhere. They clearly like their jobs and add a quality of enjoyment to the dinner that matches the quality of the food. Dinner at Elixir is the best you will ever have in the Upper Valley.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful evening after a long day

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our waitress was outstanding!! Extremely attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Creative menu for both food and drinks.
The service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive.
We will definitely return!

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·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was fantastic. The server was very polite and professional. She did get a bit busy and was delayed in bringing us the items we requested. The gentleman working the front desk was warm and friendly. Overall, it was a great dinning experience. Bravo! I will return anytime I'm in town.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another great meal at Elixir
The food is always strong, the staff is even better.
Especially love the bar (thx Sean)

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed a pre-theater dinner with friends. The servers were attentive, the menu offered good choices, and our dinners were piping hot. The bar is well-stocked and the wine list had a nice selection. Highly recommended!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

It's always good here...Elixir is one of our favorites!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I fondly remember the opening of Elixir many years ago - everyone was so excited to have a new, upscale restaurant in White River Junction. On a recent visit back to Vermont, my friends there suggested we go to Elixir again. The food was scrumptious - friends had the crispy chicken thighs and I had petit filets. Divine and cooked to perfection. Just the right amount of food, not too much, not too little. Our server was delightful and checked in often but not too often. We asked for a quiet area so we could talk and were seated in the small back dining room which was perfect. You can see out into the main restaurant but the noise level is much less! I am so glad Elixir has been so successful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great great food and cocktails. Service was fantastic too. The waitress and owner seemed to both be locals and were so friendly and appreciative of our business. Oh and the wine......we had a bottle that we know and it was like 20% less than we have seen elsewhere. I think we paid $72 and have paid $50 in a liquor store. Not a bad markup for a restaurant at all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This restaurant, in the heart of White RIver Junction, was really a treat. It is a farm to table restaurant which is truly delicious but not fancy. We shared the Elixir Salad with tasty roasted beets, celery root and carrots. It had a local farm feta and a warm bacon vinaigrette. YUM. For the main course we chose the shrimp scampi with mushrooms and linguini and the petite filet mignon. Both were delicious. Our waitress was simply delightful who answered all our questions easily. For dessert we opted for a homemade ice cream sandwich. It hit the spot. This is a great place to stop if you are heading up to the mountains. Very enjoyable. I thought the price point was excellent value.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great venue

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding food and great service. We’re dining there with a family and it exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

ELIXIR is truly a very fine restaurant. Skip and Jane work very hard to assure that everyone is very satisfied with service and food. They are committed to a high level of excellence. I strongly recommend this restaurant if you are in the VT/NH vicinity Routes 89/91.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Delicious from beginning to end. Portions just right and every taste a delight. Pleasant, caring staff. It was quiet due to a snow storm.. so can't speak to noise level etc if when crowded, which, I believe, it often is!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food (and drinks) and great service. The tiramisu was amazing - and so are the fries. I got the salmon and my boyfriend got veal and both were delicious. Really personal service, which is great. When my boyfriend and I go here, we go all out, so it's a more occasional visit. However, prices are fair for the food and experience. We are discussing going back just for a round of drinks, fries, and tiramisu =).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I have been here many times, am always very satisfied. The owner is great, the bartender very personable, and our server Teena is just wonderful. We live 40 minutes away, we come here generally as a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and wonderful service in a quaint atmosphere.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Another’s fantastic dinner - this is easily one of the top 5 restaurants in our book!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went for dinner with my husband and daughters (5&8) while staying in Quechee over the Christmas holiday week. Food was fantastic! Best meal of the week, and fairly reasonably priced given that we’d had dinner the previous night closer to Quechee the night before and it was awful (and the same price). So- not cheap, but worth every penny. No kids menu but very accommodating- made one DD homemade chicken tenders, the other had a mussels app with side of pasta. Monkfish special & veal were delicious as was calamari app. Waitress was attentive, accommodating, and just great all around! Would absolutely recommend and revisit if in the area again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

From being greeted at the door upon arrival to checking in with us as we were leaving, the experience exceeded all expectations. The food could not have been better prepared, and the special touches (e.g. the mussels in curry sauce) were both simple and elegant. The entire dining experience was just wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was a very pleasant find. The team there is amazing. The food very good. In general, the restaurant was very welcoming and had a good positive vibe. We will be regulars. Cheers.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

What a find! Best meal we’ve had in a long time - great food great price value great service - we can’t wait to go back!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 21, 2017

One of the best in the area. Extensive wine list, great cuisine, welcoming atmosphere. And the owners are charming.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I have traveled the world, italy too. The Risotto i had on Thursday was the BEST, ever. Elixir always exceeds my expectations. KUDOS to the chef!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have been here several times, as it has become our local favorite. The signature salad is amazing, the wait staff attentive, and the owner is very personable. Everything meal we have had here has been excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The owners, Skip and Jane, go out of their way to make every guest welcomed. Their bartender is second to none and the food is consistently delicious . . .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Owner operated with delicious food and very attentive service, but the noise level is very high. My husband has diminished hearing so it was very difficult for him to engage in conversation with me even though I was just across the table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

excellent, inventive and tasty creations. menu is full of great options. very responsive to dietary needs/allergies.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome food. Great ambiance. The red curry , coconut milk mussels are worth the drive.
Parking is a bit of a challenge. I’d gladly search for a place to park for another serving of mussels!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

As has been our experience at Elixir, it was a very enjoyable dinner once again. Service is excellent and the prices are very reasonable for our area. Wine prices are very fair and they offer great choices. Food is fresh and prepared to order. I checked the "anniversary" notation on the reservation and it was noted by Skip, the owner/host, as well as our server, who both offered their congratulations to us. I have hearing issues and do find that Elixir is noisy as there are no surfaces to absorb any of the sound. But we know that when we go there and just deal with it and enjoy everything about the restaurant. We are fairly regular customers and intent to keep patronizing the restaurant, which has become my favorite in the Upper Valley.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This was my first visit to Elixer,I wanted to entertain some business acquaintences and found everything from my bartender....the server and the food and great dessert to beat any expectation that I had in mind.I'll be back sooner than later. Greg K.

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! Food was great, service was excellent, and reasonably priced. We had the ice cream sandwich for dessert- simple yet creative. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Awesome meal- mussels are fantastic. Friendly service. Love this spot!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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