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About Leslie's The Tavern at Rockingham

So who and what are we? Husband and wife team;chef and pastry chef respectively in our 28TH year at Leslie's. Located in a 218 year old Vermont colonial farmhouse, we serve "local-world cuisine" that we like to think is both unique and delicious. No pretenses, just quality food and very friendly service. We do cooking classes ( five + course mini-meals) on Monday evenings..

VT Rte. #5 Rockingham Road
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Cross Street:
Exit #6 I-91

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 463-4929

Website:
http://www.lesliestavern.com/

Parking Details:
On premise parking

Executive Chef:
John Marston

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining rooms available to groups up to 75. All dining rooms available for private daytime events.

Private Party Contact:
Leslie Marston: (802) 463-4929

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Leslie's The Tavern at Rockingham Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Seasonal (5)
Authentic (4)
Organic (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·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.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great food! Tasty

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Just what we had hoped to have. Food was creative and fresh. A real find!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fabulous meal, very good service. Would definitely stop in again when in the area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We could not have been happier. Leslie herself made our reservations possible - on a difficult crowded schedule - and was charming in her communications and welcome. The meal, the staff, the setting, the whole experience reflects her special style and hurt husband's - the chef - professional hand. Recommend very very highly.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very nice casual dining in a rustic setting. Food presentation was as excellent as the flavor of the food. Dining area was quiet, well spaced, and easy to have a conversation. Owner/host/service was very friendly and took time to get to know guests. Owner/chef was also friendly and accommodating. Considerably less expensive than in the big city but of the same quality. Because owner operated, a little slower than a typical meal out but we enjoy that. If anywhere near the area, I am certain you will enjoy an evening at Leslie's Tavern.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Just a down to earth , comfortable, homey setting, with excellent food, service and wait staff. A bit pricey, but worth it. Owners very much present and available.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Second time there and again the evening was perfect. The food selection is excellent and the preparation and presentation outstanding. Look forward to visiting again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome meal and service. Our first time to Leslie's. We will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

A hidden gem that we found on our way to New Hampshire. Food was incredible and the owner, who wore many hats was lovely. Food was farm fresh and so tasty. We definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

There is no such thing as a poor meal at Leslie's. Her husband is an awesome chef. Leslie herself makes desserts worth saving room for. Leslie waits tables and talks with her guests, putting people at ease and making it a fun experience. We always choose Leslie's for special occasions. And while the menu is great, the specials are truly special. Serving size is perfect too.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been going to Leslie's for most of its 31 yrs and have always found it excellent quality, interesting recipes, fun ambience, and wonderful personal service. Nothing is "not good", everything is worth a try and maybe a full meal if possible. Desserts are also excellent ...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Organic, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

A very pleasant tavern, excellent food and warm friendly owner and staff! A place worth the visit and return for another!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Absolutely one of the best restaurant treasures around! I've been driving by this establishment for years, always thinking I'd make a reservation. When my children returned home from all around the country I made the reservation online, very quick and easy. The overall "feel" in that old home was warm and welcoming. We had an excellent meal, awesome service - I cannot say enough about how Leslie's will now become a regular place to dine out. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

we were camping and came across this very nice restaurant. The owner Leslie is a very nice and friendly person and her husband is a great chef. We definitely will be back again. I would also like to mention the food was very good.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The carrot cake!!! Omg, we had to take two pieces home because we were so full and is amazing, just had to get that out there. Leslie was a peace and a ball of energy and positivity, we hope to have you and your husband down to Rhode Island soon so we can show you the same hospitality you showed us, thank you for a great experience and please tell your husband, chef to chef he did an amazing job.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our anniversary dinner was fantastic, as is every meal at Leslie's! Great conversation with Leslie herself, special creative drinks (Make me a fun drink, ok?) and John's creativity in the kitchen is unmatched anywhere else we go! Corn risotto, to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Quiet and friendly atmosphere. Leslie is so personable and pleasant and the food was great. You can visit with your friends and not be constantly interrupted by wait staff . The courses came promptly and the ingredients were the freshest. It is pricey but worth it. So many restaurants are so noisy that you can't visit with your friends. What's the point in going if you have to shout across a table? Try Leslies.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent! One of the best restaurants in New England.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Leslie's. I've eaten in nearly all of the area's fine restaurants and this is probably the best! Generous portions of delicious food - especially beautifully prepared veggies.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was good but a bit pricey. The wines on the other hand were completely affordable. We were a large group divided in to 2 tables with all the teenagers at a separate table. Our server took dessert orders from the kids without checking with us. I think we should have been asked especially since it ran our bill up another $80.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Lovely find! Beautiful service from Leslie herself. We had a really nice meal in this long time neighbourhood treasure. Thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We've been dining at Leslie's for years. Great as always. Steaks are excellent. Food is always prepared to perfection. Leslie is the best hostess. You're treated like you're the only customer.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great meal!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The best meal I've eaten in years. The chef is truly, truly gifted. The restaurant itself has a rich history, and is beautifully decorated. The people who work there were wonderful and accommodating of my food allergy, and all of them are really fun. Everyone we spoke to was a true delight. Do get the carrot cake. The pre-dinner rolls are AMAZING. And our dinners were out of this world.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This is a favorite restaurant, John the Chef makes delicious and filling meals. Leslie is friendly and makes delicious desserts.
We always enjoy John's soups. One of us had the wild mushroom & thyme soup and I had the crocked onion soup. WOW!
Even enjoyed the roasted Brussel Sprouts along with our potato and beef dishes.
This visit was to take my 83 year old mother out for her birthday. She enjoyed her meal and for dessert when they brought it out with a candle the entire restaurant sang to her. Made her very happy.
I figure any place that makes fresh tuna steak and my Mother who dislikes fish orders the steak and eats all of it, is a place to continue to take her back to.
We continue to go back with guests or by ourselves to enjoy the meal, the ambiance and see what new item John has come up with for us to try...

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent service overall. Leslie's atmosphere, staff and service were above expectation

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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Found this restaurant on the Internet a great find and great food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We have been to Leslie's many times and always find the food and service to be exquisite not least due to the personal service provided by Leslie herself and the great attention paid to everything.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Spectacular service, Fantastic Food. Chef John is amazing and Leslie is so friendly when waitressing. We love visiting Leslie's Tavern for family get togethers. This is a great find!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We live in CT but travel to VT often. Leaving on Fridays generally implies traffic. We look forward to finally getting off the highway and having our relaxing dinner at Leslie's. It been there for the 30 years we have made this trip and never disappoints. Food is excellent, staff is warm and the decor is country and cozy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Always a great meal. Never rushed. The owners are very particular about their ingredients and it is loud and clear in the end result. A tucked away five star restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2017

I was given a gift certificate to Leslie's, and it was so nice to be able to dine with
my granddaughter once again at Leslie's. It really is a "special" place that my
entire family loves.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2016

A new Christmas Eve tradition! In this historic colonial, we found a cozy and tastefully decorated dining room of about 10 tables. There was a room labeled as a special functions room, but we did not see the inside. Seated by the fireplace, we were facing the Christmas tree that added cheer to the seasonally decorated space with lights and greenery. A broad menu of American Cuisine was supplemented by an expansive list of terrific specials. All items served were absolutely delicious. Pick anything from the menu and have faith it will be carefully and skillfully prepared. The freshness of the ingredients was apparent. The Chef/Owner clearly brings both talent and heart to his kitchen. The Dining Room Manager/Owner also skillfully and cheerfully kept a dining room of well served guests. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and as relaxed as the atmosphere in the room. Within the space of one dinner, we have found a new favorite restaurant, and in the land of chef/owner establishments, there's lots of competition for favorite restaurants!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Organic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Vegan, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I went with friends. The venue was lovely…old inn. The service was, at first, friendly. I ordered an appetizer and salad for dinner and requested that it be brought with the dinners of my companions. It was brought early and I had to send it back to be reheated when everyone else's dinner was brought. I asked for salad dressing options but was served the salad with the house dressing-no option offered. Tasty but not what I had hoped for. My appetizer/dinner was ok but not 5-star. There was a problem with the bill…confusion. They couldn't figure it out. They said a few times that something was not working out but this evolved into ignoring us as they continually went by our table. We waited VERY patiently. We waited…waited..waited…waited and were ignored. Only one early explanation was given but with attitude. If this had been my restaurant and there was THIS MUCH of a problem paying, I would have offered complimentary coffee or dessert. Nothing like that transpired. We had been looking forward to this dinner and it is a shame that this is the way it went. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will never return as there are many wonderful restaurants in the area. Too bad.

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