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Jessica's at Swift House

4.9
250 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:30am - 9:30am; Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Starting in May open Wednesday-Sunday
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Phone number
(802) 388-9925
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Fenn
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Cross street
Route 7
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Parking details
Free parking on site for up to 40 cars.
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
What 250 People Are Saying
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4.9
service
4.8
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Not on your list above, but what really impressed us was the list of local and Vermont growers and food/drink providers.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Romantic Valentine dinner enjoyed by us on return stay at our favorite B&B enroute to ski trip

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aryry (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Jessica's at The Swift House is a wonderful place. From the warm greeting you get from Jacqueline to the lively conversation with Tommy at the bar to the impeccable and responsive service from the waitstaff they simply do it perfectly!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a warm and welcoming restaurant with a nice selection of food and wines. I always go for the crabcakes and the brussels sprouts salad is delicious!

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Kidsdoc (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Our group of 4 had a wonderfully memorable meal at Jessica’s after attending a show at the Town Hall Theater. The wine selection was excellent and the salmon entree is amongst the best that I have ever had. And the chocolate flourless torte was a divine finish to a fabulous meal.

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vipMCTFO24 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

What a wonderful place! The food was excellent, the service personal and helpful, and the ambiance quiet lovely. I had the scallops special, and it was outstanding! My husband's pork chop, and my son's salmon were also very good, as were the appetizers, salads, and desserts. We will be back!

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MMac (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Jessica's is always our first choice for meals in Middlebury. We had our son's 21st birthday there and this weekend was my birthday (won't say which one) with another son and friend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Our favorite restaurant in Vermont. Perfect for special occasions.

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RobL (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Best restaurant in Middlebury these days! The quality of the food is consistently excellent. Jessica's is gem of a place.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and staying at the Swift House Inn. The meal we had was incredible, our server wonderful, and the food outstanding! We will definitely be back again when we visit Vermont. Thank you for helping make our anniversary special!

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Bill (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Always great food and great service. Been many times for dinner and never disapointed

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BlueMax (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been having dinner here for the last 8 years. As always, the bar was excellent, the menu eclectic, the service impeccable, the food delicious with ample servings, the ambiance warm, romantic and cozy. This is without a doubt our favorite restaurant in Vermont.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

We took my Dad here for his 89th birthday. We were seated in the library at a perfect table by the fire. The manager/sommelier is wonderful and greeted us warmly. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and helpful (and patient with dad). All of our entrees were excellent: Duck Two Ways, halibut, salmon and a ribeye steak for dad. The pate appetizer was WOW, with mustard and a raspberry jam sauce. The restaurant was packed by the time we left, but the noise levels were well controlled by the layout of the different rooms. We've been coming back here at least annually and always have a magnificent meal! Thank you!

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vipMiddDad (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

My wife and I took our Middlebury College sophomore out to dinner at the Jessica Swift House recently. We were very pleased with our overall experience. The food was wonderful, as was the ambiance. Davi, the Sommelier, was very knowledgeable, approachable and helpful. He assisted in making our evening one to remember.

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vipSteve (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Tasty, locally sourced food prepared very well in a relaxing, comfortable environment. Service is top-notch, friendly and unobtrusive.

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MBStephens (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

You simply must have the duck fat fries. I had the Swift house burger and fries. It was heaven.

My husband had the venison and it too was wonderful. At least that’s what he told me since he wouldn’t let me have any. And then he started in on my fries.

Quiet place and the sommelier was quick with suggestions and told me it was perfectly okay to drink white wine with my burger. Love him!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Everything was fabulous! The meals were absolute perfection! Service was impeccable. A wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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.

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