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Sawmill Bar & Table, Dover, VT

Sawmill Bar & Table

4.7
4.7
94 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sawmill Bar & Table, Southern Vermont’s culinary gem, uses the local agricultural bounty to create world-class farm-to-table fare. Executive Chef Christopher Lauinger brings his wealth of culinary offerings to provide a menu driven by the seasons for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy your evening in our modern rustic Great Room by the fire, in one of our 2 beautiful dining rooms, at our 18th century historic bar, on our beautiful Bluestone Terrace, or in our private dining areas; The Emerald Room & Candlelit Wine Cellar. We are equipped to accommodate events of all sizes, from intimate dinner parties to full-scale weddings. Sawmill Bar & Table welcomes you to the Inn at Farm Road Estate and looks forward to offering a fine dining experience in a casually elegant atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (802) 464-8131
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Lauinger
  • Neighborhood
    Dover
  • Cross street
    Located at 7 Cross Town Rd, directly off VT Route 100, West Dover Vermont
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Vermont

    American

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Food

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Southern Vermont

    Romantic

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for scenic views

  • Southern Vermont

    American

94 Reviews
  1. DebraP

    Rhode Island

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous time celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday. Every staff member was friendly and attentive. There was live music that we loved. Food was delicious. Ambiance was cozy but fun. We will definitely be back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place doesn’t dissapoint every time we eat here

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Live music on Thursday nights was awesome. Food was great. Ate at the table by the fireplace which was really nice.

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  4. Stephane

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very goos food and service and a vibrant atmosphere. One of our favorite spot in the area!

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  5. DeniseL

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Waitstaff terrific. Had dinner in the back dining room which was cozy & quieter than front dining room which had larger groups. We have been there several times & have always enjoyed our meals.

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  6. Sami

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was a bit slow and lacked rounding to refill water glasses, refresh drinks or remove finished courses, aside from waiting for half an hour for someone to return to run our card. Everyone was extremely friendly and the food was delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, but not on par with nearby restaurants such as Two Tannery Road, in terms of both quality and quantity. The biggest disappointment was the service. We arrived at 6pm and did not leave until 9pm. After we finished our entrees, our waitress did not come back to our table for one full hour, not even for a water refill. Paying our check took about 50% of our total time at the restaurant. Not a good experience. Will not go back unfortunately, even though the food was pretty good!

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  8. Getoutalot

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot. Food was great. Service warmed up, a little frigid at first. Highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience l! Food was incredible! Recommend

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is beautiful! I love the ambience! So rustic, and such character. The food is delicious! Must try! One of my favorites in the area.

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  11. Jacqueline

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVE Sawmill Bar & Table. It is a must stop for us every visit to Vermont. The food is delicious, five stars.

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  12. EdwardH

    Vermont

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, the food is always consistent with several menu selections and specials to chose from.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous dinner and one of my favorite restaurants

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  14. Stephane

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very good food in a very traditional Vermont Inn and we liked it ! we will be back

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  15. Spang

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A don’t miss dining experience in S Vermont. Much more than we were expecting

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  16. MicheleD

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at the Sawmill was incredible! Complex flavors blended together for a delicious meal. Same price as neighboring restaurants but overall better quality in every aspect. Can’t wait to go back

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  17. Foodie

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Terese completely made our evening so perfect. Food was fantastic. Sorry we haven’t been sooner!! Will be back for sure!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    While the food was good, our wait for the food was disappointing. First, we had to ask for bread even though bread plates were set at the table. Second our food arrived over an hour after we sat down. When we asked about our food we were told we were behind a large party.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite local fine dining go-to! You will not be disappointed!!

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  20. BrookBoundInn

    Vermont

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sawmill is a fantastic local restaurant with an amazing venue. The large wood fireplace in the dining room is wonderful! Food quality is of the highest!

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  21. CharlesF

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Therese was an amazing server & food was fantastic!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place Great menu - loved the meal and drinks desserts and drinks by the beautiful fireplace was a great way to end the evening

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  23. LinsayY

    New York City

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    2nd time going here. We loved first time- this time was just ok. Out waitress seemed frazzled, they didn’t have a drink menu? But they had one before? Meal was good

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  24. TravisR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sawmill is our newest favorite restaurant in the Wilmington/ Dover area. It is definitely a don’t miss.

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  25. TinaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite places!!! Always a wonderful experience!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love the atmosphere, this Inn is phenomenal! So adorable, with so much character, and ambiance. We walked in, and said, YES!!!! This is our new favorite place! There is also a speak easy here, which looks amazing! Our dinner was delicious, but the waitress we had was horrible. This is why I only gave it 3 stars. The helpers were amazing, and we loved all of them. It was our waitress that wasn’t great. Give this place a try, but be warned about some of the wait staff.

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  27. melissaa

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambiance…giant fireplace with cozy couches! Food was delicious! Hot honey ribs were outstanding! Pumpkin salad was perfection!! Seafood stew was light and full of flavor! Hanger steak was incredible! Always delicious and never disappoints! This chef is on the top of his game!! Servers friendly and on point!

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  28. Doctorj

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner Ambiance and service was excellent.

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  29. SociK

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The blackberry Negroni was very good. It was nice to spend sometime in the Speakeasy before our reservation. Everything on the menu is delicious!

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  30. Natella

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I didn’t feel welcome by my waiter. Unfortunately

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  31. RoseannA

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the service, the music, and the atmosphere.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. Our waitress was fully loaded with large tables, but still managed to make it over several times. It is clearly an upscale restaurant, just a shame they did not have enough help!

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  33. DonnaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The corn bread was delicious. For appetizers we had the special cauliflower soup which was bland and a disappointment but we also had the hot honey ribs which were outstanding. They were tender and fell off the bone with a great flavor. For our entree we both had the grilled hanger steak and the steaks were perfectly prepared and the sides that came with steak were delicious as well but tiny portion. Our waitress was very stressed and seemed to be annoyed at times but then would constantly apologize. She had a bit of a strange attitude. The hostess who sat us was super friendly and very welcoming. Prices were high but the food overall was worth it.

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  34. PamelaR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went with a group of 7 and all of us enjoyed our entire experience. The service was exceptional- our water glasses never went empty, the staff engaged us in fun conversation and the recommendations were on point. The ambiance was cozy and beautiful, wonderfully decorated for the holidays with a winter wonderland lodge feel. The food was good, albeit a touch expensive. I ordered their homemade pasta dish which was light and delicious, but cost just over $30. Overall the experience was highly pleasant.

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  35. Dinner4two

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Two of our guests said their meal was just OK. The chicken dish was served without any vegetable or potatoes. Another was served an odd vegetable dish with the pork chops vs roasted vegetables-which were described by the waiter. Had our guests mentioned this when they were served -we would have spoken up -but they told us later that night

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  36. hmballz

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I usually love this restaurant and it’s been consistently good but this visit was greatly lacking. We were in the Emerald Room and forgotten about. Long wait for drinks and food. Took burger off the menu and mussels were undercooked.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are a family of travelers and this restaurant had the freshest and most tender shrimp and filet migon ever! The cheeses were extraordinary and oh so creamy. And the service was extraordinary! Best Christmas brunch (and meal in years)!

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  38. Chef

    Jackson Hole

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal from a Chef. Beautiful restaurant, great service.

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  39. Icook4u

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this place. So quaint and cute. Everything was perfect. I can't wait to come back

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  40. Nikki

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our dinner was wonderful. The service was very friendly, attentive and helpful with selections about the food and drinks. The harvest salad was fresh and tasty, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The Hangar steak and filet mignon were cooked to perfection and all the sides were fresh and flavorful. We dined on Xmas eve and the ambience was festive and elegant. We would definitely come back!

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FAQs

Sawmill Bar & Table is rated 4.7 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Sawmill Bar & Table

7 Cross Town Rd, Dover, VT 05356

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located at 7 Cross Town Rd, directly off VT Route 100, West Dover Vermont
  • Neighborhood
    Dover
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Lauinger
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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