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Leslie's The Tavern at Rockingham

307 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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We are located in a 1795 Colonial with small dining rooms, fireplaces and beautiful Vermont ambience. Our success over 31 years can be attributed to consistently excellent food. As your chef, I cook every meal and oversee every aspect of our kitchen. We specialize in American Contemporary with a focus on the highest quality, local Vermont ingredients. Our main dishes always include premium grass fed beef, duck two ways, double thick pork chop, rack of lamb, cedar planked salmon, jumbo sea scallops and vegan specials. Desserts are made in house daily by Leslie and are both unique and delicious.

Our service is directed by Leslie, my wife. She greets every guest and is constantly monitoring the dining experience. We like to think we are the total dining experience as evidenced by our being one of the highest graded restaurant in New England on Open Table (2017)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, French American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Phone number
(802) 463-4929
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Marston
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Private party facilities
Private dining rooms available to groups up to 75. All dining rooms available for private daytime events.
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Private party contact
Leslie Marston: (802) 463-4929
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Cross street
Route 5. 2 miles north of Bellows Falls at Exit #6 I-91
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Parking details
On premise parking
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 307 People Are Saying
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Ardgroom (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasure dining at Leslie’s! My husband asked me what I was going to have before we got there. This is one restaurant where I can say I need to wait to see the menu. There are definitely items always on the menu like the amazing crab cake appetizer. But I look forward to the dinner selection as it’s always got some interesting surprises. And I ALWAYS save room for dessert. The dessert selection is as good as the main course! My husband has known Leslie and John a long time. We are so very fortunate to have a restaurant of this caliber in a small town. We will be back, again and again!!

JoAnn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Absolutely love this restaurant I love the owners . Feel like you are dinning in a comfortable and family atmosphere.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Had seared scallops on noodles with cream sauce and it was flavorful. Good, attentve service.

tori26 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We had pot stickers for appetizers, Delicous!
I had a ceasar salad that was amazing in its flavor.
WE had NY strip steaks and steak tips, they were all delicious, add the fingerling potatoes, the squash, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal with Mom.
Mom enjoyed the Orange Broule and we shared a carrot cake.
We love taking our time, Leslie waits until we are finished with one part of the meal before she brings out the next portion.
John cooks a delicious meal, we really love coming for special occasions or sharing with family from out of town.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018


OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We drive by this outstanding restaurant regularly but had not been there till recently. It was so nice to not be rushed and able to talk and even enjoy the soothing music. The food was very good from the starter course to the desert. My steak was wonderful! I highly recomend this cozy fine dining establisment

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was excellent and the wait staff is friendly and efficient. The mushroom soup was delicious. The rack of lamb and the duck were both done perfectly to order. The downside to the evening was since it was New Years Eve the kitchen, while turning out excellent food, was overwhelmed by the crowd and therefore extremely slow.

Pastrygirl04 (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been to Leslie's twice and both times the food was absolutely delicious! I highly recommend it. The wait staff is attentive without being hovering. I love the ambiance of the place also. The price is a little high for our budget, so we save Leslie's for special occasions. It's tiny, so I suggest a reservation.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We all loved the food and atmosphere. Great interaction with Leslie and staff.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We were on a winter getaway in Vermont and stumbled upon Leslie's while looking for a nice spot for dinner, and we're glad we did! The restaurant is super cute, and everything we ordered was delicious. I had the mushroom soup and lamb, while my partner had french onion soup and veal. We split a lava cake for dessert, and left full and satisfied. The wine list was short but full of good options.

As noted in other reviews, service was a bit slow on the slow side, but not annoyingly so. The waiter and Leslie herself were both extremely nice, and clearly working hard. A couple extra minutes to linger over the last glug of wine certainly isn't the worst thing in the world.

If we ever find ourselves in the area again, we'll definitely be back!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable dinner, and we did not have to drive far. Would recommend Leslie's for any occasion.

JimFromCTandVT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a winner, Leslie's is great, warm, comfortable, tasty, cozy and not to be missed.

Jaxson (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I LOVE Leslie's. Took my father and sister this time. My sister said it was the best meal she's ever had in Vermont! It's also relaxing and you never feel rushed. This is a hidden gem!

Jaxson (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We love Leslie's and have had many great meals there. The owners (the chef and his wife) are very accommodating if you have special dietary needs/restrictions. The atmosphere is warm and cozy, and most likely Leslie will be your server so you'll get very personal attention. We only wish it was closer to home so we could go more often!

KJFarber (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff. The food (all of it) was creative and delicious. The sauce from my piscatory was so flavorful I wanted to lick my plate! The triple chocolate delight that we had for desert was sumptuous! A great place for a special occasion.

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

Amazing. That's all i have to say. Amazing all around.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food! Tasty

vipVermontFoodie1948 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Mushroom soup is excellent! Good food using great ingredients served in a casual atmosphere at very reasonable prices!

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a party of 9 for a family birthday and were given a room to ourselves. Food was really good with a large amount of choices to choose from. The lamb chops are especially well done and the lava cake dessert was fantastic. Server was as attentive as possible while slammed with tables to wait on. Overall a very good place to eat with a group.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Food and Staff were great!!! Wonderful place for a special Date!!!