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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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80% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Disabled Access (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 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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·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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·Dined on November 12, 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 12, 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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 (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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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Hawaii)·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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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Anniversary

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 (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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 (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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·Dined on August 16, 2017

My wife and I had a GREAT meal served by a GREAT waitress, Rochelle! A great place and a great meal. Never felt rushed either, very relaxing!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Lovely restaurant in Manchester VT. There is a dining Terrence during warmer months. The inside is cozy and inviting. Service by the wait staff is friendly and professional. I was taken here to celebrate my birthday and it was a good choice.

We had a very tasty gazpacho and a wonderful corn chowder as appetizers. I had the duck confit for my main course. It was a generous portion, nicely plated with crisp julienne carrots and string beans. My dining companion had the grilled swordfish which he said was delicious.

I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Absolutely awful food for very high prices! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband had the Chicken Francais over pasta it was delicious. The crab cakes were meaty and yummy. The chocolate flourless cake WOW!! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Bistro Henry. Our server, Jessica, nailed it right from the start when my husband couldn't decide which entree to have. She asked what wine we were thinking about. Since we had decided on a bottle, she steered him to the entree that would pair the best with the wine. Perfect choice. Food, service, ambience, friendliness...all good. Definitely worth a visit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We were greeted in a very welcoming and friendly manor by a lovely hostess. The prime rib was our initial reason for choosing Bistro Henry and it was excellent and cooked perfectly. We also had the chicken francaise which was some of the best I've tried. I will surely go back to try some more dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

HAVE BEEN 3X BEFORE....travel world wide to eat...big city's and small towns.
BROUGHT MOTHER AND A FRIEND FOR 89TH B'DAY, PEOPLE VERY NICE BUT WAS SHOCKED NOBODY EVEN OFFERED HER A CORDIAL OR PC OF CAKE/COOKIE FOR HER B'DAY??
HAD BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE AND APPETIZERS, MAIN COURSE DESERT ETC...

WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN $18 FOIS GRAS WHICH I ASKED WHY IT WAS SO TINY? I HAD IT BEFORE AND IT WAS TERRIFIC AND LARGE...SHE SAID IT WAS "WEIGHED'???? SOOOO SMALL...SIZE OF MY THUMB MAYBE? VERY SAD!!! (Thought MAYBE they would add a small pc to my dinner?? No way!)
MOTHER HAD SWEETBREADS...OVERSIZED AND DRY. I HAD HANGER STEAK WHICH WAS OK AND MY FRIEND HAD THE SPECIAL FISH WHICH SHE LIKED. Menu VERY EXPEPENSIVE for local area, WHICH IS FINE IF THE VALUE WAS THERE. IT WAS VERY QUIET SUNDAY EARLY EVE, I ORDERED $8 GLASS MUSCAT de BEAUMES de VENISE at the end...SENT IT BACK AS IT WAS WARM; YUK. CAME BACK IN A CHILLED GLASS STILL WARM! Still yuk!
IT SEEMS THIS PLACE IS TRYING TO BE SPECIAL AND TO APPEAL TO SOPHISTICATED CITY TASTE BUT FALLS SHORT. THE STAFF WAS VERY NICE...EXCEPT I HAD TO GET UP TO GO PAY THE BILL AS NOBODY CAME...WORK ON THE ISSUES AND IT COULD BE A GREAT PLACE...FALLS SHORT FOR $200 DINNER IN VT!

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Presentation and quality were first rate. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Dining at Bistro Henry was a delightful experience. Our server was Rachelle and she did a great job, but the cool thing is they have pooled service so if we could not find Rachelle any other server could help us.
The food was excellent. Jim had sirloin which he said was perfect. I had a filet trio with three different sauces. The steak was great. The sauces were gorgonzola, peppercorn and bernaise. They were all excellent. The only thing I found strange was that they were all on the same plate and were blending into each other. I would have put that in small sauce cups. Other than that, excellent. For dessert, oh my goodness, the profiteroles were absolutely awesome!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

AMAZING!!! We were looking for a place near Bromley Mountain, but also on our route home to Essex Junction, to have a nice family dinner. We were blown away! Staff opened a few minutes early for us, we were able to get a gluten free menu for my husband, the host and waitress were knowledgeable, friendly and seemingly proud to be working at Bistro Henry's. The food was scrumptious and beautifully presented. The portions were generous. The experience left us wanting to come back! If you pick this place, you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Dinner was delightful ... the menu is extensive, with choices to please everyone and anyone. Everything was prepared perfectly. The service was wonderful, professional, attentive, but not hovering. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered and had a wonderful dinner!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Very good as usual that is why we come at least every 2 weeks

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The food was totally fabulous. I had a roast beef that is easily one of the best I have ever had. My colleagues concurred as to their meals. The atmosphere is a bit too pedestrian for the elegance of the meal, however. The lights are too high and the decor too bland. The noise level made conversation difficult.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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