Jessica's at Swift House
Duck Two Ways
Long Island duckling, leg confit, seared breast, Port wine gastrique
Pan roasted, Faroe Island fillet, pomegranate and sweet chili molasses, French couscous, gremolata, vegetable du jour
Pan seared diver sea scallops, hand-made lobster ravioli, sherry cream sauce
Jessica's is one the best place for dinner in Middlebury and one of the best in the state of Vermont. Great food, solid wine list and excellent service.
Lovely spot on the deck, great service and great food. Our favorite place to dine!
The food was delicious, starting with the Maryland crab cakes, our entrees of Salmon and local pork chops, and the wonderful desserts of Flourless Chocolate Cake and a Strawberry Puff Pastry. The service was excellent and with great care as we dine under the new normal protections. Masks and social distancing was in force in a very positive way. An evening at Jessica's in the Swift House Inn is a very special treat and dinner. It was our 51st Wedding Anniversary celebration.
Really nice dinner and treated like royalty. Wonderful evening on the porch.
Jessica's is the perfect place for a relaxed, upscale dining experience. The food is so tasty, they have a great selection of wines (and a sommelier on staff!), and the service is excellent. They are also following precautions for COVID-19 times and the outdoor seating is great for the summer, on their screened in porches, safe from bugs! If you're looking for a wonderful dining experience, I would highly recommend booking at Jessica's!
FAthers day. We asked for porch and Jody and got deck and new waitress . It wasn’t an issue, but would prefer waitress requested.
A wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the service exceptional. Asked for advice in pairing wine with my dinner, and I couldn't have been more pleased. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We highly recommend Jessica's at the Swift House! It was delicious!
Jessica’s is a quaint Victorian inn in charming Middlebury in a quiet neigborhood with an excellent menu and a strong chef. The wine list and David, the sommelier, is personable and knowledgeable. It’s a pleasure to dine and drink at Jessica’s.
Always great. And the wine menu is fantastic
Very nice Inn with a lovely restaurant And cozy little bar. Really enjoyed chatting with the bartender who was very friendly and interesting. Staff was professional and fun. Highly recommend.
Lovely ambiance and excellent, welcoming service
Beautiful building, great atmosphere - engaging, friendly, knowledgeable staff, fantastic food. Limited menu, but it doesn't matter because the choices are so good. The rating says it's a "$$$" restaurant, but it's so classy, and the staff treats you so well, you'll feel more like your at a "$$$$+" place. Highly recommended.
Fabulous meal, wonderful service, sommelier was personable, friendly & gave a great wine pairing!
Jessica’s is our go to place for great food with friends. It is quiet so it is easy to have a conversation, the acoustics in so many restaurants have an echo that makes hearing difficult. We are both vegetarians and we are never disappointed with the changing menu.
We love Jessica's Restaurant. Always an excellent meal, great wine list, friendly staff and classic Vermont charm.
We love the Swift House Inn and stay there regularly, but this was actually our first dinner at Jessica’s! We had no idea what we were missing...great wine and fabulous food in a relaxed, charming VT setting.
SUPERB, Absolutely Wonderful Place. Food, Drinks, Service, Atmosphere were Unmatched!! Highly Recommend!!!!
Our food was delicious. The service was excellent. And the drinks exceedingly well made.
This place is a gem! So lovely from the host/sommelier to server to the food. All was wonderful!
This was our first time dining at Jessica's Restaurant. Everything was exceptional. Our daughter enjoyed sharing Belgian fries, Greek salad and even the Duck two ways. We will definitely return.
Small portions. Food cold. Waitress snippy. Husband got sick that night from bad piece of Salmon. Sad to say, won't be going back.
Can't wait until next time
LOve the fireplace
Always a delightful experience at Jessica’s. The braised lamb shank melted in the mouth. The Argentinian Malbec was not very good. Disappointed that they took the Meiomi Pinot noir off the list.
A wonderful place to dine. One can go out to eat at a multitude places but this is one of those places where one can truly dine. The food was exceptional as was the service and atmosphere. When you leave you will only be thinking of when you can make it back. Treat yourself to this experience. The food alone will blow you away but the rest of the whole experience will only make you want to come back.
What a great evening with close friends who were visiting from Texas. The atmosphere was great, service was stellar and the food was fantastic. More good memories from Jessica's and the Swift House Inn
This was my first experience at Jessica's, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone desiring fine dining! My only issue was the noise level in the room we were in, and I have hearing issues regardless! All other aspects of our experience were superb, and I can't fault Jessica's for noisy patrons who were also enjoying their high-quality meal!
Everything went smoothly, the staff couldn't be better
A very special evening. The service set the stage for an exciting dining experience and the food was lovely. Thanks so much.
Nice homely vibe and feel , good wine list , cheeses excellent, mains ok
Great meal and what a wine selection!
Lovely dinner at a Vermont Inn. The food and service were excellent. I had a vegetarian entry of stuffed squash. The seasoning was spot on and I left feeling full. Of course, topping it off with the banana bread pudding helped.
Great food & service! The menu has a bit of variety for anyones liking. Always a great experience!!
Food was delicious and sommelier quite knowledgeable when helping us choose a bottle of wine. As to ambience, white tablecloths would help. Also we had requested a table by the fireplace when making reservation, but were not even offered a table in that room. As we walked through, we saw the fireplaces weren’t lit anyway - a bit strange for October in VT! Overall though, we enjoyed the food and wine and feel it was a good choice for a special occasion.
We stayed at the Swift House Inn (which we highly recommend) and ate at Jessica's. The meal was absolutely lovely. The food was delicious and we felt that we were dining in someone's home. The manager walked table to table to talk to guests, which was a nice touch. Highly recommend! We only spent one night there but it was the highlight of our trip as far as accomodations and food go.
David, the sommelier, was very knowledgeable about the extensive wine list. Our waiter, Drew, looked after us very well and tuned each course to perfection.
Our meals were delicious.
We plan to return!
We were on vacation and looking for a memorable local restaurant. This was a great choice with an outstanding wine list and great service.
Stayed at the Swift House Inn
One night in Middlebury, we decided to give Jessica’s a try, having heard good things. We are glad we did. This was certainly the best meal we had in Vermont during an extended vacation. Menu was nicely varied, allowing diners to just graze, or have a (very good) burger, or enjoy something more elaborate, many things incorporating regional ingredients. While food was upscale, setting was relaxed and informal. Clientele was a combination of locals, inn guests and visitors to the college.
Wine list was a pleasant surprise, featuring some overlooked gems, both American and European. Beer drinkers would be happy with something from the short list of craft beers.
I have only given 3 stars for service. The host and server were both very nice, but we were ignored for some time after being seated, and had to wait quite a while to get the bottle of wine we ordered, while the manager was busy bussing tables and scurrying back and forth to the kitchen. I can only assume they were under-staffed that particular evening, and this is not the norm. We would definitely return.
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 393 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.