Richardson’s Tavern

4.5
59 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The essence of Vermont and flavor-driven plates are paired with a bar featuring local craft brews and spirits at Richardson’s Tavern. A relaxed atmosphere invites warm conversation and friendly company among friends and family. Dine al fresco on the porch in the warmer months or sink into the oversized lounge chairs fireside for a casual drink or meal.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 59 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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MaryR
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

It was the worst. Waited hour and a half
For dinner. Poor quality

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Jootbox8
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food- best meal I've had in a while. Great service and beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

HD
HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The tavern was warm and inviting on a cold winter evening, especially by the fireplace. Great ambiance and service! The fondue was perfect for sharing, the garden veggie sticks were delicious as usual, but the shepherd's pie was perhaps a bit too rich. Excellent wine and cocktails. Prices were just a little too steep to win a 5-star across the board rating.

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ScottC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at the Tavern with our two grandsons and had a wonderful experience. All of the staff were very attentive and were certain all of our needs were met. We each ordered a different entree and loved each one. Our grandsons ate like champs which made us feel like super grandparents.
We felt completely safe with all of the precautionary measures in place due to covid.
Thank you to the entire staff we can not wait to go back!!
The Clearys

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Disappointing
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The door service at the restaurant was less than acceptable. Snarky attitude from start to finish. Food was less than acceptable. Had the Hunters Stew, it was frozen and reheated, meat was chewy, the supposed wild boar was dry beef cubes and duck was dry chicken breast. And the whole dish was just digusting not to mention expensive. What a horrible experience. My girfriend ordered a harvest stew which had seasonal vegetables over rice. The rice was mushy and the vegetables just melted as they were thawed from being frozen for so long. The plates were reheated and not properly. On top of it we were charged a $30 service charge for our $200 less than acceptable dinner. What a let down for the Griswold Inn. I dont recommend this place nor will I revisit this place ever again. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts that serve real food and great character all round.

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JessicaL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Richardson's for our anniversary - they were super welcoming and accommodating, seating us right by the fire place and giving us each a glass of champagne. This certainly made us feel special and very appreciative of the thoughtfulness! The food was also excellent.

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Cait
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt completely safe with COVID precautions, I was early and the staff sat me early. My waiter was amazing and accommodating, and the food was absolutely delicious.

JT
vipJoanneT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great ambiance and great service. Good distancing from other tables as well

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TammyC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great meal. We love coming to Richardson’s Tavern whenever we are in Woodstock. Look forward to our next visit!

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DennisD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy check in. Waitstaff was excellent and food was plentiful and tasty.

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LindaP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Am on a Spa weekend following a business trip to Burlington VT earlier in the week. Travelled to the Woodstock Inn and Resort thereafter. Richardson’s Tavern was casual, welcoming with comfort food.

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vipcolleenm
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

our first time dining was very good, cocktails good, food good service good. second time was a bit more crowded so service somewhat slow. menu changed, no more burgers and they were sold out of harvest bowl which was what i wanted. had to wait very long for dinner to be served, dessert almost didn't show up, so they comped that. overall misses the mark, this could be exceptional dining if management was on top of all things restaurant and food.

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vipatownchic
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table ordered several different things. The salads were very fresh and well presented and everyone commented that they were pleased with their entree.

MR
vipMargeR
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Items a delicious dinner, super friendly and courteous staff. We felt very safe and everything was really clean.

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BarbaraO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always like dining at Richardson's Tavern. With Covid-19 its hard to find a place to go where you feel safe to be out, having a meal. So we enjoyed ourselves very much. The food was gret. I wish they had more offerings on the menu but understand why it is limited. Cocktails were good, french fries were delicious, and the Haddock I had was very tasty. Short ribs with Mac & Cheese was really great, too!

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JACKIEF
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a cozy meal. The food was great, staff was attentive and the drinks were generous!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Guests at the hotel.

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RonL
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would definitely eat there again and recommend to friends

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ReneeW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Loved it! Comfortable dining in a warm and inviting tavern. Very good food and very good service.

JK
JeanK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside which was very nice. Baked haddock was very good

KM
KrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The Hotel is beautiful and the waitstaff is attentive the food however leaves a lot to be desired. The meals were basic at a premium price. We had a much better experience with the in town restaurants.

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LizM
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner was a fish stew. It was excellent!!! My husband had the Cornish hen also delicious! The best was the maple syrup cake and ice cream

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Jtandy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service very slow.waited 15 minutes until beverage order taken then waited 15 minutes more to receive them.delay continued with appetizer and entrees.

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GregG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and a pleasant dining room. Social distancing was adequately observed.

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Roger
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were promptly greeted and seated at a table outdoors. The service was attentive. We asked if we could see the restaurant menu for the Red Rooster in addition to the tavern menu and received it right away. The two of us ordered from both menus and the meals were both delicious.

I will add that we have eaten at the Red Rooster and had a similar enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice spot for a more casual date night. The food is good, not amazing, but still a good. The atmosphere is nice

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Chuckster
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Asked for no feta on salad ,GOT FETA

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RobertW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fun for all ages!! I highly recommend it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tavern food and well maintained.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Matre’d was very helpful. Staff very professional. Food very good and a good value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Didn’t even stay because the women checking us in was very rude and gave us a look for having a toddler in a stroller. Yes we had a reservation. Sad.

Don’t bother going if you don’t have a reservation. Front desk is not accommodating at all.

Found another great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the staff was attentive

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EdANDKristy
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was efficient and friendly. Prices appropriate. Only complaint was that it was a little dim.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The kitchen was very slow, it took over 1 hour from the time we sat at our table to the time the brought our entrees

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our dinner at the Richardson’s Tavern while staying at the Inn. Our food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating. We got the mussels, seafood stew and bbq steak tip salad! Couldn’t save room for dessert but got a chocolate chip cookie with ice cream for room service later and loved it!

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

menu disappointing. would not recommend this place for dinner.
overpriced

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GaryS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a relaxing last night at the Woodstock Inn at Richardson's. Great ending to our mini vacation 😀.

GS
GaryS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Once order was placed took a while. Good place to go after long drive here from New Jersey.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and drinks.

MD
MDionne
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening sitting out on the terrace! Food was excellent as well as the service!

FAQs

Richardson’s Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.