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About Jessica's at Swift House

A meal at Jessica's Restaurant is always memorable. The recently updated dining room is a reflection of the casual comfort and style of this New England country inn. Jessica's Restaurant is located in the Swift House Inn in Middlebury, Vermont. Jessica's is 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! Come early and enjoy our bar; Tom, with his more than 30 years of bartending experience, can fix you a cocktail or help you choose the right bottle of wine. We have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list for six straight years! We also have local beers on tap including Switchback, from Burlington,Vermont; and two brews from Middlebury's Otter Creek Brewery or Drop-In Brewery.

25 Stewart Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 9:30am; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Starting in May open Wednesday-Sunday

Cross Street:
Route 7

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 388-9925

Website:
http://www.jessicasvermont.com/

Parking Details:
Free parking on site for up to 40 cars.

Executive Chef:
Robert Fenn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jessica's at Swift House Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Organic (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, service, and bar! We celebrated a birthday, and enjoyed a lovely, perfectly-paced meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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food5
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a delicious meal at Jessica's. The service was warm and friendly.
It was truly a special night out for us.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Each dish was delicious and flavored with originality. Service was warm and friendly.
Great spot for a nice meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband and I were looking for something different locally since it was our 38th anniversary. Jessica’s was the perfect choice for a quiet romantic meal with delicious food, great service, a nice wine selection and an old Inn atmosphere. Just what we were looking for to make our evening special and not just another night out. To top it off the prices were reasonable. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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food5
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

We were treating our Middlebury grandsons - we all throughly enjoyed our dinners and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

For special occasions, you can't beat Jessicas. Staff is wonderful (especially Tom, wine expert extraordinaire, and Jodi, a flawless wait staffer. Then there is the food--always beautifully prepared and presented. Atmosphere charming New England Inn at its best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very nice dinner in a quiet Select Register inn in Vermont. Food was well presented and tasty - a very good clam chowder starter and the rice pilaf side dish with the main courses were standouts. I gave fewer stars for ambiance as the restaurant is in the same area as the inn breakfast area and lacked the character a good dining room should have.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and breakfast. The team was amazing from the moment we drove in the parking lot. The bar was awesome,and the room was spotless. Thank you for a wonderful getaway!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

We wanted to go somewhere special for our 44th wedding anniversary. We had never been to Jessica's but heard favorable reviews. It surpassed our expectations.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

It was our 5th anniversary, and we needed a great night out in our new home. Arriving a bit early was not a problem, and everyone was fantastic. Our meal was perfect, and the staff was available when needed (or wanted). It's not priced to be a local weekly place, but we'll worth it for a great meal for special occasions (or first impressions). We didn't get the chance, but tapas at the bar might be a good place to start. The patio looked nice, but it was a it cool during our visit. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Had a wonderful meal, from the food to the wine to the great service, a totally enjoyable meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Good food in a nice atmosphere with friendly service. Had the excellent cheese plate as an appetizer, followed it up with a nice steak afterwards

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

We arrived early to have a cocktail on the screened porch and walk around the grounds. The bartender is very helpful and personable. The flowers and herb gardens are colorful and well maintained. Our table was ready as promised. We started with the fried calamari and the french fries with the dipping sauce. Both were very flavorful. The homemade bread was delicious as well. Everyone was very pleased with their entrees. We had the diver sea scallops, tenderloin steak, crab cakes and the pork chop. Everything is locally sourced and fresh. Our meals were cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. We finished with the maple creme brûlée for dessert which was smooth and creamy.
We had dined here three years ago and returned because we were in the area again. We would highly recommend dining here. Five forks!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I wanted to treat myself for my 60th birthday. I decided that this place was fancy enough to be a treat, but that the food would be great. Not only was the food great, but so was the service and atmosphere. I had a lovely time and highly recommend this place for any occasion. I am from Florida so this Vermont local food restaurant was even better than I anticipated. It was a great birthday gift to myself!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

It was our first time to Jessica's. Everything was spot on, the food, the wine list, the service, the friendliness of the staff, the beautiful outdoor setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Jessica's. The service from beginning to end was excellent and the David the Sommelier stole the show. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely setting. Wonderful use of local ingredients. Lovely Inn. Wonderful porch dining.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I was thoroughly impressed with the dining options and overall atmosphere. It delivered a country Vermont setting with elegant food and friendly service. It's a perfect place and is attached to Swift House Inn which makes it the perfect weekend spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Jessica's is the best restaurant in Middlebury, VT. There were 4 of us and we shared wonderful appetizers and each had a different entree and dessert - everything was fabulous

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Jessica's is always excellent, with interesting specials as well as well-prepared standard dishes. The servers are experienced and very attentive at all times.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent food, professional service, lovely dining room. Made for a memorable vacation dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Jessica's is our favorite restaurant in the Middlebury area. The restaurant is situated in an old country inn. The entire dining experience is very classy. They have won several wine awards and they have an extensive offering of wines. The food is always delicious and artfully presented. The service is also wonderful. The pace of dining is attentive, but not rushed. This is a wonderful place for any type of special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The Swift House is a lovely and charming spot for indoor and outdoor dining. Great food, great atmosphere, creative cuisine with a traditional touch. We loved the porch one night and came back a few days later to eat in the library. Nice wine selection and great local cheeses and produce. We watched one of the kitchen helpers cut fresh chives and parsley for our meal. We'll be back on our next trip from Pennsylvania.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent Food and great service. We both loved our meals .Never had a bad meal at Jessica's

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Surprisingly good food. Every last thing was delicious. We really loved the local cheeses. The wait staff was lovely.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Wonderful experience! Go early and enjoy the well appointed Bar. Tom knows his stuff and we had a wonderful conversation/drink prior to our outstanding meal!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Jessica's is a fantastic restaurant, we love dining there.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Jessica's is on of the finest restaurants in Middlebury. The food is always delightful, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the space is charming!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

There is no better restaurant in Middlebury VT, hands down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

A Vermont gem!!! The food is fresh, great ambiance and great wine list with reasonable pricing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We always have a good meal at Jessica's. The menu is always imaginative and the preparation is just right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Have never been disappointed at Jessica's. Very welcoming and efficient service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Quiet, elegant, intimate. This is a beautiful spot, and the food was delicious and beautifully prepared. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Laid back but sophisticated. Excellent menu complemented by wine selection.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great food and service . We always enjoy going here for dinner. We had our son's rehearsal dinner here as well. They did an excellent job.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

I love to have my business dinners here. The staff is amazing and the food is fresh, local, and fantastic! Must try!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

When we want to celebrate a special occasion, Jessica's is our first choice. Food is always exceptional, featuring local produce when possible. Service is non-intrusive yet very responsive. Atmosphere is New England charming, complete with fireplace and white table cloth. Duck and lamb chops are the best ever!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2017

This was our first visit to Jessica's, which we had driven past for years saying, "we've got to try that sometime. The building looks lovely!" Well we finally tried it and were delighted with the whole experience. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, the service was very good, and the food was excellent. I had the raw oysters and osso bucco and my wife had the chicken liver pate and crab cakes. The first three were excellent and the crab cakes were OK. (Disclaimer: we both grew up on the Chesapeake Bay so the crab cake bar is pretty high for us.) We will definitely be returning regularly!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Nice dinner with a few friends before a show. Service was little slow and just barely made it to the show on time; we did notify the waitress ahead of time that we were on a time constraint.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Everything about our meal was exceptional. What we didn't know was that it was winter graduation weekend for the college. There was a very lively group on each side. Not enough to harm my experience, but with the same knowledge, I might pick a different time to come and eat. Definitely worth going. I'll go again, but I'll check the college calendar first.

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