Jessica's at Swift House
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Pan-roasted diver sea scallops, wild mushroom risotto, beet vinaigrette
Duck Two Ways
La Belle Farm duckling, seared breast, roasted leg quarter, Port wine gastrique, potato croquette
Roasted Scottish fillet, pomegranate, molasses, pink peppercorns, spearmint gremolata, cous-cous
Jessica's never disappoints. A local inn with charm and elegance awaits.
The food and service were excellent; unfortunately, although I had made our reservation 3 days in advance my son and I were seated at a tiny table situated practically in a doorway in the bar room which had never accommodated diners under previous owners. I was told that in the future I could ask to be seated in a dining room. I strongly advise that no once should have to be seated at this table, which is much smaller than any other and in a most undesirable spot- it totally kills any sense of ambiance in this otherwise lovely restaurant
Rebecca - Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry you didn't like your table in the bar. Everybody has a preference and we have regular guests who specifically request the table at which you sat. We have three other dining rooms - the Main Dining Room, the Library and the Porch. May I suggest on your next visit you use the Open Table Special Request function when reserving to request your preferred seating. We can't promise we can honor all requests, but we will always try our best.
This was such a special and perfect night out for us! The food was incredible and the service was so attentive. I had the duck 2 ways and it was cooked to perfection and the crusted mashed potato’s are my new favorite side. A perfect spot for a special quiet date night.
Jessca’s offers good menu choices, for food, cocktails and wine, with a sommelier handy for advice. We had an excellent dinner in front of the fire, and lingered long into our conversation with only gentle offers of further drinks or anything else. The leisure of dining out was welcome, and enjoyable. A good place to dine and visit.
The wait staff wasn’t as welcoming and friendly as in previous visits and the food wasn’t up to the usual standard. Not sure if the new ownership has anything to do with it or if it’s just covid related. I’d hate to see Jessica’s go down hill!
Love this place! Our server, Jodi, is the best! I would highly recommend Jessica’s Swifthouse in Middlebury, VT.
At the suggestion of the sommelier we tried a wine I’d never heard of before...and loved it. Great atmosphere, caring service and delicious food made for a delightful evening. And the bar is well stocked with single malt whiskeys, including some rlelatively rare Japanese bottles. Very special!
Excellent dining experience in a Covid cautious, welcoming environment - we felt safe, service was impeccable and the food speaks for itself! Highly recommended!
Such a lovely historic place, kind & fun staff, food was delicious!!
Jessica's continues to be the best dining experience in Middlebury.
We love Jessica’s. By far the best meal anywhere near Middlebury.
Lois and Max Kraus
We love to eat at Jessica's knowing that we will spend a lot, but it will be worth it.
Very good meal with attentive service. Will go back.
A delicious dinner in a wonderful setting. I can’t wait to dine at Jessica’s again!
Wonderful dining experience! We would recommend to anyone staying in Middlebury Vermont.
Excellent meal as usual. This is our go-to restaurant in Middlebury.
My boyfriend and I spent the night at the Swift House inn for a little staycation and we booked dinner at Jessica’s the same night. The food was delicious and the staff were all very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely come back!
Great food and great service! I would definitely recommend going here for your next date with your significant other!
It was not our first time at Jessica's and it will not be our last!!!!!!
We dined at Jessica's for Thanksgiving and it was the BEST traditional thanksgiving dinner we ever had We decided to try again for Valentine's day. EXCELLENT!! The atmosphere was quiet and pleasant with the wood fireplaces burning. The food was top notch and the service was wonderful. We will certainly return for dinner and not wait for a 'special' occasion.
Our first time here. The restaurant was charming, the ambience of the decor with the warm fire was just the right touch and our server (I believe her name was Jodie) was appropriately attentive and so pleasant. David helped us to pick out an appropriate bottle of wine. I typically like Italian Reds, but wanted to Explore the Riojas. I was able to find a delightful bottle that was pleasant to the palate and at a reasonable cost for such a fine tasting wine. The room wasn’t too noisy, the food and homemade lemon tart for dessert were delicious!! Definitely a place we look forward to going back to!
Our dining experience was excellent. We enjoyed chatting with David and his extensive knowledge of wine. It was a very memorable experience.
Spectacular evening at Jessica’s! Cozy atmosphere with a fireplace and an even warmer and friendly staff. Really incredible dining experience with our sommelier David and waitress Jodi. The scallops and the short rib special were fabulous, the sticky toffee pudding itself was worth the drive from Burlington. We will definitely be coming back!
David was phenomenal with the wine recommendation!! Beet salad, Brussels salad, amazing!! The food was delicious and service was awesomely timed! We loved it!
Delicious food and wine. David the sommelier is terrific and has great recommendations for wine pairing for your entree. We go there regularly and just love the experience.
Great wine pairings with the entree' selections! So nice to have the expertise of a sommelier available!
Went for breakfast!! Very good! Pancakes so good!! Everyone very nice!!
A wonderful evening, as expected. An excellent meal with attentive service from Jodi.
Always a wonderful evening
Thank you Jessica’s & Swift House Family
Margie & Chip
What a wonderful night out. Everything was so great. Can't wait to go back and enjoy another night out.
Jessica's at Swift House is an excellent venue for dinner. The kitchen is excellent, the service is great and the wine steward is very knowledgeable. Sitting in the library with a fire blazing is an ideal setting for dinner anyway or for special occasions.
I live locally- first time there.... Can't wait to go back!
Hoping new owners will advertise to the locals more, I feel like a lot of folks who live in town need to know more about how great it is!
Have been going to Jessica’s for roughly six years now and the service, ambience and politeness has been nothing but top shelf.
Excellent food served in an historic setting by caring talented staff.
Even during a global pandemic, Jessica's restaurant pulls off an amazing experience. The staff is wonderful and goes above and beyond to ensure the safety and comfort of their guests. Do not hesitate to make a reservation!
Enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal...everything was delicious: salad, turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie....yummmmm!
Quaint and historical restaurant with AMAZING food!
This brunch was a gift of my 2 adult children and husband for my 7birthday 70th birthday so it was an especially lovely time in the beautiful dining room. And I was gifted a box of Lake Champlain Chocolates!
Very good but not a lot of food.
Everything and everyone was very pleasant. Great for special occasions.
Fabulous restaurant with great food (pate, beet salad, scallops and steak) and great cocktails (gin-ger gimlet) and wonderful, extensive and well-priced wine list. The service was exceptional and I appreciate the fact that Jessica's takes COVID very seriously and has numerous precautions in place. I can't wait to return during my next visit to Midd. This will be a regular stop for us when visiting our son at Middlebury College.
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 4.8 stars by 465 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.