Jessica's at Swift House

4.8
456 Reviews
$30 and under
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 are the recipients of the Best of Award of Excellence! There are fewer than 1400 restaurants world-wide which have won at this level!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 456 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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BruceE
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessica's continues to be the best dining experience in Middlebury.

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Pofer
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jessica’s. By far the best meal anywhere near Middlebury.
Lois and Max Kraus

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DaleB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at Jessica's knowing that we will spend a lot, but it will be worth it.

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fish376
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good meal with attentive service. Will go back.

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tdpg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious dinner in a wonderful setting. I can’t wait to dine at Jessica’s again!

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! We would recommend to anyone staying in Middlebury Vermont.

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BruceE
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual. This is our go-to restaurant in Middlebury.

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SamanthaS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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JasonS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I would definitely recommend going here for your next date with your significant other!

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RonnieC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was not our first time at Jessica's and it will not be our last!!!!!!

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MarkM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KPVT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipTimW
New Orleans
26 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our dining experience was excellent. We enjoyed chatting with David and his extensive knowledge of wine. It was a very memorable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Chris
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was phenomenal with the wine recommendation!! Beet salad, Brussels salad, amazing!! The food was delicious and service was awesomely timed! We loved it!

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Middskier
New England
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KristinD
New England
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine pairings with the entree' selections! So nice to have the expertise of a sommelier available!

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Tricia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast!! Very good! Pancakes so good!! Everyone very nice!!

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CindyS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful evening, as expected. An excellent meal with attentive service from Jodi.

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Chip
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always attentive
Always delicious
Always a wonderful evening
Thank you Jessica’s & Swift House Family
Margie & Chip

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RonnieC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful night out. Everything was so great. Can't wait to go back and enjoy another night out.

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Marty
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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DaniA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Thomas
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Jessica’s for roughly six years now and the service, ambience and politeness has been nothing but top shelf.

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bythelake
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served in an historic setting by caring talented staff.

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viparyry
New England
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Nicole
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal...everything was delicious: salad, turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie....yummmmm!

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ashleyd
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint and historical restaurant with AMAZING food!

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KathrynS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good but not a lot of food.
Everything and everyone was very pleasant. Great for special occasions.

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vipShannonS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MATTHEWB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was very good. Wine steward was very personable.

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sheldon
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food and presentation were rather ordinary. Hope you’ll be able to spiff it up in the coming months.

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MarcV
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming host and excellent food and Service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good meal, great staff & service...its our go to place!

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KatherineS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for an anniversary dinner. We had a lovely meal.

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vipCynthiaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were amazing. Had a great time

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SusanL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were all wonderful. Rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and was tender as could be. Others in my party had an excellent pasta dish with delicious and abundant shrimp, and the scallops which also got rave reviews. The lemon tart and flourless chocolate cake finished off a perfect meal.

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tomf
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a delicious dinner in Jessica's/The Swift House's very comfortably elegant Vermont setting. We all loved the crab cakes and tomato bisque, and our dinners (Ribeye Steak, pasta, Shepherd's Pie) were delicious although the plates could've benefitted from a few more veggies on the side. Dessert and lattes were indulgent. Service is awesome and welcoming, and the fact that there's a friendly sommelier, David, on hand always inspires me to drink more wine, and even learn a little about it.

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Anonymous
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The Rib Eye steak was too thin...and most of the pieces were tough to cut through...disappointed!

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 4.8 stars by 456 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.