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About Leslie's The Tavern at Rockingham
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)
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Contemporary American, Seafood, French American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Route 5. 2 miles north of Bellows Falls at Exit #6 I-91
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
On premise parking
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
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Leslie's The Tavern at Rockingham Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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