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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)

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

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, French American

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

Cross Street:
Route 5. 2 miles north of Bellows Falls at 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, 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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (11)
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Cozy (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fantastic!

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 (New England)·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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Healthy, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·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!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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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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 (New England)·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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 (Adelaide / SA)·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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 (Salt Lake City)·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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 (New England)·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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 (Tampa)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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 26, 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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 (New England)·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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