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About Bistro Henry

BISTRO HENRY has been a cornerstone of the fine dining scene in Manchester for over 20 years. For our next 20 years, we are launching Bistro Henry Steak & Seafood... A More Relaxed Restaurant with our Legendary Commitment to Quality Featuring Great Steaks, Fresh Seafood, and Bistro Dishes.
We are adding a Craft Beer Menu and Our Smaller Dishes are Perfect for Lighter Dining.
We’ll Slo Roast Prime Rib on Wednesdays & Saturdays, keep favorites like Steak au Poivre, Lamb Shank, Duck Our Way and offer New ones such as hanger steak, Filet Trio, BBQ Chicken… Parmesan Crusted Sole, Crab Stuffed Shrimp, Tuna, Salmon, Lobster Pasta!
This summer we will offer our $25 Three Course from 5-6 PM nightly. I hope to see you soon. - Henry Bronson, Bistro Henry

1942 Depot St.
Route 11/30
Manchester, VT 05255
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
East Manchester Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 362-4982

Website:
http://www.bistrohenry.com/

Catering:
Bistro Henry's Catering will make your party spectacular, delicious, and effortless. Whether it is an elegant wedding in a tent in the mountains surrounded by friends & family, an intimate dinner for 10 in your home, a formal corporate event for clients Bistro Henry Catering is your full service caterer. Our client list includes Mercedes Benz, Winemaker Alex Gambal, Manchester Music Festival, the Weather Channel, McKinsey & Co. and the Long Trail School. We offer custom menu planning, professional service and have our own pastry chef. In other words, if you can dream it, we can do it.

Parking Details:
A well maintained gravel lot with views of the green Mountains, Our solar panels, and our kitchen garden.

Executive Chef:
Henry Bronson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
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Authentic (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
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Seasonal (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent wines selected personally by Henry!

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·Dined 5 days ago

We don't treat ourselves to a night out very often but when we do, it's Bistro Henry hands down. The food is fabulous, the service is always excellent and the atmosphere is just what we need after a hectic day (hectic life?!?).

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

This is our second time to Bistro Henry, and we had just as good of a meal as the first time. Staff is warm and attentive. Food is absolutely delicious and reasonably priced, given the quality/caliber of the food. Atmosphere is quaint and welcoming with the fireplace.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a fabulous meal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, the food was creative and delicious.
The service was excellent as well. We go there every visit
To the area, and will return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great meal, service and atmosphere. Our first time there and will be back!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

One of those places where you can't decide what to eat because most of the items on the menu sound delicious, and the items we did order were!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We have been to Bistro Henry several times over this past years on our ski trip visits to Manchester and it was always a great dining experience. On this occasion it was just not up to par due to the quality of the ingredients and preparation of the main courses. Linguine with seafood was soupy with an oddly sweet sauce and seafood that tasted like it was out of a can, with the exception of a lone crab claw. The filet of sole dish was mediocre at best and did not taste or look like sole. Also the table cloths were gone making it feel like a more basic ambiance than in the past. While the appetizers and desserts were fine the whole meal was not up to expectation and it seems that "Henry" is no longer there to deliver the experience he originally established.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great, except the kids food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We hadn’t eaten here in a few years but it was as delicious as we remembered! We now will have to go back sooner to try out more of the delicious sounding things on the menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We visit the are every December and Bistro Henry is always open no matter what the weather and the food and service are great!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We always have Christmas Eve dinner at Bistro Henry every year in Vermont. They NEVER disappoint! Just wonderful. Charming place. Great chef who occasionally will bring your meal to your table himself! Love it here!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Service was great..but it was WAY too hot inside which made the evening very uncomfortable!
Food was very good but we sent our martini's back.
We asked for Kettle One which they did not have, then ordered Tito's ICE ICE ICE COLD....they came toooo warm,the glasses never even chilled and we could swear the vodka was watered down. We are both VERY familiar w/martini/vodka so it was disappointing. Ended up with Grey Goose which was at least cold.
Attention to details is my advice.....

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

An excellent and authentic French Bistro - best in town of Manchester Vermont - family own and run - Bistro Henry has been there serving up the true restaurant experience for many years, great select menu with thoughtful attention to local and special ingredients

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great local food, expertly prepared, along with a cordial, welcoming staff made for a pleasant dinner experience in Manchester, VT. The Half Chicken was uniquely smoked and delicious, and the Linguine Lobster was rich and sweet in a brandy tomato cream sauce. Flourless chocolate cake was awesome and provided a fitting ending to a great meal.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Special occasion dinner, getaway weekend..walked in, was seated in the back room with only two other occupied tables, away from the fireplace and main room. Hostess literally ‘stamped ‘ her foot and turned away from us in a huff when I asked if we could be seated in the main dining room.
I was quite embarrassed for asking and for her behavior. Our table was near her hostess station and we saw her huffing and becoming angry with other patrons as well. An older woman walked over to her to tell her to calm down. We found out from our waitress it was her mother, the bartender.
Food took a very long time to be served too.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent in every regard. The food and service is superb.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Dinner at Bistro Henry was terrific! The food was delicious, the atmosphere nice and casual, and our server Rachel, was delightful!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Middling stars earned by steak au poivre being both overdone and with a poor sauce. The peppercorns must always be cracked for the sauce or else it's bitter without the bite. Which is what this was. Squash soup was very good. So was french onion. Fair choice of well priced wines. Ambiance is nicer outside than in.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My wife and I wanted dinner someplace other than typical chain dining. Looking at reviews we made a reservation at Bistro Henry. Driving up to the restaurant it is nicely lit with a patio for outside dining. Little cool this night. Walking in the front door met with by the greeter who promptly took us to our table. Nice atmosphere with lighting and decoration. Fits the area. Menu is excellent. Not overwhelming with choices. Everything came out piping hot as you would expect your food to be. I had potato Leek soup and my wife had the baked onion soup. Both were fantastic. I had the Rib Eye and my wife the Chicken Francaise. The Rib Eye was cooked perfectly. No need for onions or mushrooms to help the flavor. The chicken was super tender and the accompanying pasta was cooked Al dente. Fresh baked bread and whipped butter to accompany. We weren't rushed with nice timing between courses. This may have just been a slow time not being during ski season where more attention was paid to diners be we were impressed, had a great meal, and would visit again in the future.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It's too bad that Bistro Henry's set up makes it noisy, but maybe that's just our age. We like the food and the friendly staff and will go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great dinner. Excellent food and service. Dessert was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our family went for Saturday evening dinner. Liver was on the price fix menu. The first piece of liver was raw, the second attempt (same piece of liver) appeared to have been thrown into a deep frier and came back inedible . When I finally got up to speak to the owner she finally made it right, however the 4 others in my family had already finished their dinners. I wasn't pleased with my dinner! When the bill came, there was no concession to the two prior failures, no small price reduction for eating a half hour after everyone else, I would have expected to have my dinner comped for having to eat my dinner after my family had all finished theirs, they did not charge for 2 cups of coffee however.....wow, and it is not about the money. It's about what the idea of a nice dining experience should be and how it is rectified if it's not.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Tired decor and uninspiring, yet not inexpensive food left us disappointed. There are better dining spots in Manchester at similar prices.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very poor seating. Banquet seating, looking at a wall the whole meal, right next to a person wearing a baseball cap, dirty jeans and dirty boots. Asked for another table, but they said they were full. Paid $100 for this

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great selection of entrees. Large wine list. Great salmon, halibut, ravioli and Rare tuna. Excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first time in Henry’s Bistro and we will for sure be back again. You could visit here every night for a week , eat a different dish and still have something left to chose from. Great range of food on the menu and a wonderful wine list. Rachel, who served us, was excellent, attentive when we needed it, a great guide through both the menu & wine list, but also allowed us to spend a quiet time. Cannot tell you how good she was. I had Oysters to start and my wife had Crab cakes. Then I had Parmesan Crusted Sole whilst my wife had Seafood Linguine. Bottle of Muscadet, it was perfect. Then to top it all Henry came out to bring our desserts. I had Grande Marnier Creme Brûlée. Great service and a great place

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic food. Great find! The food was great, the service was pleasant and the restaurant was nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We spent a lovely Autumn, dining outside with friendly attentive service. The exotic mushroom appetizer was memorable; squash ravioli excellent.

A winner!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great service, excellent food (filet mignon sliders, prosciutto and melon, Caesar salad and chicken Francaise were terrific) and desserts were great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Visiting friends. Food very good and price range acceptable. Good lobster bisque & excellent prime rib-- tender. Creamed spinach flavorful but could have been warmer. Service was friendly and capable. Pleasant decor of French travel posters.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The meal and the service were both excellent. I will go back when I return to Vermont.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a favorite, we keep going back. We like everything about it - the food is delicious and well presented, the service excellent, and the wine list great. Nice outside patio area too and plenty of parking.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Not sure why this restaurant had so many positive peer reviews but the ambiance was lacking, service slow (although our server was very nice and trying her best) and food just okay. Pretty unremarkable experience but priced too high for what was delivered. My ravioli special of the day was okay but $28? Mixed green salad was tasty.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Came to enjoy relaxing weekend in VT Bistro Henry's was recommended on a few sites so we thought we would give it a try . Wow blown away by how excellent the food is . If every you are visiting Manchester I highly recommend a dinner here . ( Side note I must have passed the place 50 times many years ago we I skied thinking it was run of the mill eatery wow was I wrong ) Save room for dessert !!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Great mid week dinner or anytime! Super specials and reasonable pricing. Staff is outstanding, as is creative food. Good presentation too. We always return when in the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Healthy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

A little expensive for the quality of the food/experience. Staff was wonderful. Overall enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food selection and preparation were outstanding... a nice surprise!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We had a wonderful meal and excellent service at Bistro Henry. The food was classic French bistro , including escargot, hand cut frites, sweetbreads and delicious steak options. The desserts are fabulous and all made by the chef/owner's wife.

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