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Bistro Henry

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458 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary French / American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(802) 362-4982
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Henry Bronson
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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.
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East Manchester Road
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A well maintained gravel lot with views of the green Mountains, Our solar panels, and our kitchen garden.
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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
What 458 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.1
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Another Gem in Manchester! Fantastic meal, drinks, dessert & service. If you visit this great town you really need to get a table.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We have been to Bistro Henry many times. It has become our favorite go to place. The food never disappoints!
We enjoy bringing friends and family to enjoy as well. Henry and staff do a great job. Will be back very soon

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We enjoyed the Wednesday night prime rib special which included a large salad, a 12 oz. delicious cut of beef and a good-sized hot fudge sundae. Dina’s hot fudge sauce is wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was amazing and the service was exceptional
It was our first time and we will certainly be back
Amazing Filet trio !
Great prices too !
Best deal on wines too , lots of specials on rare wines you never see on most wine lists

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We loved Bistro Henry. Everything was wonderful from the service to dessert. I liked the option to order a bowl or cup of soup. My wife selected the trio of filets each with its own sauce. Each was outstanding. I had the steak au poivre which was forceful and delicious. Veggies and sides were excellent too. The desserts were exceptional. Our server, Rachelle, was warm and professional helped us have a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a great time at Bistro Henry’s this past Friday. The food was great and the service impeccable. A great choice and worth the trip from either direction !

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

not a good experience--long, long wait for dinner to be served . Two of the six meals were cold and sent back to the kitchen. When they came back to us, the meat was still raw in one meal while the prime rib was now overcooked. The meat was sent back again. By the time the last meal arrived at the table, some of us were finished eating (didn't want our food to get cold). We left without getting dessert or coffee since we'd been there so long. Owners/chefs would be wise to offer an after dinner drink or dessert on the house when multiple mistakes are made --a little good will would have gone a long way.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

All four of us loved all the dishes from salad to dessert. Fish, duck, veal chops, all done perfectly, served beautifully. Lots of interesting choices on the menu and a good wine list as well. Service was outstanding. We were there for hours and had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very enjoyable and food was great. Always a good choice

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Bistro Henry has been our favorite restaurant in Manchester, VT for over 20 years. The food is always consistent and excellent. This family owned and operated business offers the highest quality of food with friendly and prompt service. Go for the parmesan crusted sole. It's exceptional and one of my favorites. The steaks are also always come out perfectly and are flavorful. You can't go wrong dining at Bistro Henry.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We have been going to Bistro Henry's for some years and the food has been consistently good. When I made this reservation, I indicated that it was for an Anniversary. I expected some type of acknowledgement, i.e. a Happy Anniversary wish or a complimentary small desert , as a well wish. Unfortunately we were disappointed that this was not acknowledged. In addition, we were disappointed that the chef did not deliver our dinner or desert which has in the past been customary. We did observe the chef delivering other meals to other diners. Perhaps next time we'll call for a reservation and speak to the hostess when there is a special occasion as opposed to making an online reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A little pricey but I thought it was a great dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent wines selected personally by Henry!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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?!?).

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 8, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 2, 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!

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great, except the kids food.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.....

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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