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Jessica's at Swift House, Middlebury, VT

Jessica's at Swift House

4.9
4.9
550 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

A meal at Jessica's is always memorable. Jessica's Restaurant is located in the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont, just two blocks from downtown Middlebury. Set in an 1814 stately home, surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens, Jessica's casual atmosphere is the perfect place for a dinner for two, or a celebratory dinner for four to forty!

Our Sommelier, David, can help you choose the right bottle of wine from the riches of our extensive cellar. We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list every year since 2006 and as of 2019 we have been the recipients of the Best of Award of Excellence! There are fewer than 1400 restaurants world-wide which have won at this level!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am
    Weekday Dinner
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
    Weekend Dinner
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (802) 388-9925

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Robert Fenn

  • Neighborhood

    Middlebury

  • Cross street

    Route 7

  • Parking details

    Free parking on site for up to 40 cars.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Soup & Salads

add grilled chicken to any salad $5, add grilled shrimp to any salad $10

  • Corn Chowder$8.00

    • Classic Caesar$8.00

      Crisp romaine, shaved Parmesan, fresh warm croutons

      • Summer$10.00

        Blueberries, farro, cucumbers, feta, toasted pine nuts, fresh lemon-mint dressing

        • Beet$11.00

          Red and gold beets, spinach, orange ginger honey dressing, blue cheese crumbles, spiced walnuts

          • Caprese$11.00

            Heirloom tomatoes, maple Brooke mozzarella, arugula, basil vinaigrette, balsamic reduction

            Appetizers

            • Cauliflower florets$12.00

              Light tempura-battered florets, clover honey-Dijon

              • Mussels Cioppino$12.00

                PEI mussels, spicy tomato-garlic sauce with grilled batard

                • Fritters$14.00

                  Shrimp, sweet corn, chives, chipotle-lime aioli

                  • Pate$14.00

                    Shallot and liver mousse, grilled batard, pickles

                    • Cheese Selection$15.00

                      Featuring Blue Ledge Farms Lake's Edge, Orb Weaver's Vermont Farm House, and Jasper Hill Farm Bayley Hazen Blue

                      Entrees

                      All entrees except the Burger and Pasta are served with the vegetable of the day. Dishes are prepared and served as described. We would be happy to add a side dish

                      • Vermont Burger$17.00

                        Char-grilled Boyden Farm grass-fed ground beef, Grafton Village cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, challah bun, choice of Belgian fries or field greens

                        • Pasta$17.00

                          Pappardelle, oyster mushrooms, baby spinach, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, cream, aged parmesan

                          • Roasted Poblano$20.00

                            Cheddar polenta, salsa, guacamole, black beans and rice

                            • Baja Salmon$28.00

                              Faroe Island salmon fillet dusted with baja spice, pan blackened, avocado citrus emulsion, strawberry gremolata, saffron rice

                              • Scallops$34.00

                                Pan-seared divers, mushroom risotto, heirloom cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, basil escabeche, feta

                                • Ribeye Steak$36.00

                                  Choice Angus aged to perfection, char-grilled, creamy horseradish sauce, crispy leeks, mashed potatoes

                                  • Duck Two Ways$38.00

                                    La Belle Farm duckling, seared breast, roasted leg quarter, Port wine gastrique, potato croquette

                                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                    What 550 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                    4.9
                                    4.9 based on recent ratings
                                    • 4.9Food
                                    • 4.9Service
                                    • 4.8Ambience
                                    • 4.5Value

                                    NoiseModerate

                                    Loved For

                                    • Boston / New England

                                      Contemporary American

                                    • Vermont

                                      Best Overall

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                                      Best Food

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                                      Best Service

                                    • Vermont

                                      Best Ambiance

                                    • Vermont

                                      Healthy

                                    • Vermont

                                      Notable Wine List

                                    • Vermont

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                                    1. S

                                      Superdupersecretguest

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                      Kindly request if Sommelier is going to have extended conversation with guest considering hosting a wedding, to do so quietly/not next to other tables. Paté was very tasty, though recommend artistic shape rather than a brown cylinder. Please don't change sticky ginger pudding. exquisite. Overall, very tasty, thank you.

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Grand Rapids

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined 2 days ago

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The filet was the best I’ve ever had. My husband had the lobster ravioli with scallops and he absolutely loved every bite.

                                    3. C

                                      Cindy

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      One if the best meals we’ve had…..from the food, to the service, to the ambiance!

                                    4. SH

                                      ShawnH

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had a wonderful dinner last night, i cannot recommend the duck highly enough! Excellent wine selection, professional service. Made the anniversary special.

                                    5. BH

                                      BrianH

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Meal was excellent, service was excellent. But the quality of the coffee didn’t stand up to the rest of it. Was a bit of a letdown. Same thing happened at breakfast the next morning. My wife went to the keurig machine in the lobby for her second cup… Other than that, nothing but praise. Job well done

                                    6. ID

                                      IrisD

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                                      The food was fresh and beautifully prepared. Our appetizers (salad and lobster bisque) were tasty. My friend ordered the Peanut Pasta which turned out to be quite spicy. I think they should mention on the menu that it is a spicy dish. My Steak Frites was well cooked but I thought the sauce was very bland. They should offer aioli along with catsup for the fries. I think the prices are too high and for that reason especially I will not dine there again.

                                    7. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We enjoyed the exceptional service we received from the mixologist Laura. She was very knowledgeable about the menu items and drink pairings to our individual preferences. The lobsters bisque was to die for! Our meals were outstanding with layers of favors and perfect presentation. We were excited to try Chef Rob’s new menu and it did NOT disappoint!

                                    8. BC

                                      BillC

                                      Chicago

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Very nice setting, excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

                                    9. m

                                      mulvey

                                      New England

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Seated immediately; great, prompt service; delicious food, good quantity; inventive cocktail menu; kimchini, anyone?

                                    10. R

                                      Robert

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great atmosphere, food and service. Best quality restaurant in Middlebury

                                    11. KC

                                      KimC

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The menu had options for all of us, the service was amazing and David the sommelier was so helpful and helped us pick the perfect wine. This will be a regular on our list of repeat places to dine.

                                    12. l

                                      localyokul

                                      Montreal

                                      11 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      11 reviews

                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The evening was wonderful from start to finish. The service and food was impeccable and we will be returning soon!

                                    13. SM

                                      SarahM

                                      New England

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Our evening was outstanding! The recommended wine was indeed, exquisite, and our meals were tasty! Service was fabulous with just the right balance of attentiveness. I had revealed, upon making the reservation, that it was our son’s 20th birthday and with no further mention….dessert came with a birthday candle! It was our first time at Jessica’s and it was a wonderful dinner!

                                    14. JD

                                      JimD

                                      New Orleans

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on March 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. We had a great time at a wonderful restaurant

                                    15. SF

                                      SFmama11

                                      San Francisco

                                      37 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      37 reviews

                                      Dined on February 25, 2022

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Jessica’s is a restaurant that feels like you are eating in the dining room or parlour of someone’s home.. Set in the Swift House Inn, it is a suite of rooms, some 2-3 tables and one larger room with maybe 6-7 rooms. It serves breakfast with homemade pastries and dinner. It is one of the nicest places to eat in Middlebury. The service is friendly and prompt. The dinner menu featured meals like duck and venison that aren’t on many menus. We had venison and a veal chop, both served with broccolini. Both were cooked perfectly but the veal could have used a more spicy sauce. The Sticky Toffee Pudding was wonderful. We left very satisfied!

                                    16. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      4 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on February 24, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      The entire dinner was wonderful! We feel fortunate to have gone to Jessica’s for dinner!

                                    17. s

                                      sarahh

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Impeccable food and the drink list is extravagant! Highly recommend for a lovely date night or special occasion evening!

                                    18. MK

                                      MichaelK

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Fantastic meal with excellent service.

                                    19. B

                                      Brett

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 18, 2022

                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                      Terrific environment for a couples dinner. Food is excellent. Service is great, in the easy-going, understated Vermont fashion.

                                    20. MB

                                      MaryB

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on February 12, 2022

                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                      Our meals were a little salty and we didn’t have a chance to look through the wine menu before we were approached with a tasting and pushed into a wine we may not have chosen without some more time. Our poached pear salad was delicious and they split it for us, Creme brûlée was mediocre.

                                    21. MB

                                      MaryB

                                      Baltimore

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on February 5, 2022

                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                      Service and food was wonderful. We were a bit cold - seated right next to a wall of windows.

                                    22. ED

                                      EricD

                                      New York Area

                                      14 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      14 reviews

                                      Dined on January 28, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Great celebration! We choose Jessica's to celebrate my wife's birthday with our close friends. We are very familiar with this restaurant and is one of our favorites. Their service never disappoints and the quality of food is top shelf. We all enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail which was fabulous and always enjoy trying something new. We will certainly return for the next celebration.

                                    23. X

                                      Xedo

                                      New England

                                      4 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on January 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Jessica’s is the perfect place for a special occasion. Being an inn, it has that warm cozy home feel. The fire side table was a nice treat. Food and service are excellent.

                                    24. WS

                                      WalterS

                                      New York Area

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 27, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Outstanding in every respect. The mussels appetizer was to die for.

                                    25. k

                                      kathy

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 14, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Such skilled and friendly staff. High quality food. Cozy fire. Safely distanced seating. Wine list staggering. Wonder-if the vegetarian offerings change?

                                    26. D

                                      Dodo

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our meal; everything was cooked to perfection. Great place for a special occasion.

                                    27. E

                                      1bigEd

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      vip
                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We had an excellent time at Jessica's celebrating a newlywed couple. Staff at the Swift House and Jessica's were incredibly warm and caring, making the dinner extra special.

                                    28. MZ

                                      MarkZ

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on January 8, 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      From the moment you walk in the staff is friendly and inviting. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service and food were top notch!

                                    29. PG

                                      PatrickG

                                      Miami

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 31, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend.

                                    30. D

                                      Derekc

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on December 31, 2021

                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food and service. Inn is beautiful. Portions were rather small.

                                    31. R

                                      Restless

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 31, 2021

                                      overall3food3service1ambience4

                                      Quaint dining rooms, well prepared conventional food options. Our server was a bit too informal and quickly familiar with our table, asserting himself too much into our evening and creating a couple of awkward situations for us and our guests.

                                    32. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      New England

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on December 27, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Christmas gift

                                    33. B

                                      Bomont

                                      Washington DC

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 26, 2021

                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                      The wine was excellent but the food, for us, didn’t measure up. My meat wasn’t cooked well and my mom didn’t like her pasta. It was also very noisy and with no rug to absorb the noise this isn’t a place for older people who can’t hear well.

                                    34. RL

                                      RobL

                                      New England

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 25, 2021

                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                      Service and food were very good, but the neighboring table was annoying.

                                    35. RC

                                      RonnieC

                                      New England

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on December 23, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We love it there. Everything is great for that special occasion. The only thing is I don't like that they had veal on the menu. I didn't have it and I would not as, killing baby cow and eating is not my thing.

                                    36. RS

                                      RebeccaS

                                      New England

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Warm and cozy on a snowy night; excellent food and service

                                    37. M

                                      Madison

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 18, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      I honestly don’t know where to begin. We ate in the bar with Laura and she is fantastic! She makes you feel like an old friend. She was one of the highlights of our trip to Vermont. The food was to die for. We had the mussels, beef tenderloin, duck and crème brûlée and were shocked that our bill wasn’t higher than what it is. You can tell so much care and passion went into those dishes. It’s hard to pick what was our favorite. And that’s when you know you’ve had an outstanding meal. We will definitely be making The Swift House Inn and Jessicas a tradition going forward.

                                    38. KD

                                      KathyD

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 12, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent, quiet dining. Absolutely beautiful restaurant as part of an Inn. Tables are strategically placed for privacy of each party. The wood burning fireplace was a welcoming touch. Everything was fabulous.

                                    39. C

                                      Capon

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on December 11, 2021

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Great time out with family. Fantastic staff, atmosphere and food.

                                    40. CM

                                      CarolineM

                                      New York Area

                                      3 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Jessica’s is my go-to restaurant in Middlebury. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and quiet, the food always excellent and the wait staff attentive.

                                    Safety precautions

                                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Physical distancing

                                      • Limited number of seated diners
                                      • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                    • Protective equipment

                                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                                    • Screening

                                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                    FAQs

                                    Jessica's at Swift House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 388-9925.

                                    Jessica's at Swift House is rated 4.9 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                    Google Map for Jessica's at Swift House

                                    25 Stewart Lane Middlebury, VT 05753

                                    Additional information

                                    • Cross street

                                      Route 7

                                    • Neighborhood

                                      Middlebury

                                    • Hours of operation

                                      Breakfast
                                      Daily 7:30 am–9:30 am
                                      Weekday Dinner
                                      Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
                                      Weekend Dinner
                                      Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

                                    • Cuisines

                                      Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Vegetarian

                                    • Dining style

                                      Casual Dining

                                    • Dress code

                                      Casual Dress

                                    • Parking details

                                      Free parking on site for up to 40 cars.

                                    • Payment options

                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Executive chef

                                      Robert Fenn

                                    • Additional

                                      Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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