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The Hermitage Inn, Dover, VT

The Hermitage Inn

4.5
4.5
79 Reviews
$50 and over
American
The Hermitage Inn’s award-winning cuisine celebrates the best regional products that New England has to offer, served with our unique brand of mountain elegance.

Our menus, created by Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier, borrow from haute cuisine and local artisanal foods creating a unique gastronomic experience that is both rustic and refined.

Our wine program delights beginners and connoisseurs alike with thousands of bottles to choose from our Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence wine list. Led by our expert team, guests can explore regions, varietals, producers and vintages from local to all over the world in an elegant yet unpretentious setting.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (802) 618-0051
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chris Bonnivier
  • Neighborhood
    Dover
  • Cross street
    Coldbrook Road
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Peter Michael Wine Cellar Dinner

    $250.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 13, 2024 only
    Join us for a special evening in our Wine Cellar for a six course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier paired with wines from Peter Michael Winery. Saturday, July 13th 6:30 -9:30pm $250 per person++ Sir Peter started Peter Michael Winery in 1983 with a singular vision: to make wine in the terroir-driven tradition of Burgundy and Bordeaux, under the California sun and in California soil. These wines are made from estate grown mountain vineyards. Production is limited and hand crafted. Morgan Melkonian from Peter Michael Winery will be our guest host for the evening and provide us history and information about the wines presented. Many of these wines will be available for retail purchase at the end of the evening.
    Peter Michael Wine Cellar Dinner Photo
  • Fly Fishing Clinic at the Hermitage Inn

    $159.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jun 29, 2024 only
    Join our professional fly fishing guides at the Hermitage Inn Trout Pond for an intro to fly fishing, which includes casting instruction, explanation of flies and then fishing in the pond stocked with brown, rainbow and brook trout. This clinic is perfect for the beginner to intermediate angler. Saturday, June 29th | 9:00 am - 11:30 am Adults and children ages 12 and over: $159 per person. Limited to 10 people. Reservations are required. Includes all gear to get you fly fishing: Thomas and Thomas fly rods with Nautilus reels, flies and nets.
    Fly Fishing Clinic at the Hermitage Inn Photo

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Hot spot

  • Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Vermont

    Romantic

  • Vermont

    Great for scenic views

  • Vermont

    Good for special occasions

  • Southern Vermont

    Innovative

  • Southern Vermont

    Hot spot

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Southern Vermont

    Romantic

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for scenic views

  • Southern Vermont

    Good for special occasions

79 Reviews
  1. MARH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was disappointing, not like in the past. Couldn't get the trio of ice cream correct as an example.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed-feel the food and Tavern menu was marginal-has changed negatively since inception.

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  3. Disappointed10

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed. Bread and appetizer came out before the cocktails. I order olives with my cocktail. Drink came without them and then the server took 10 minutes to find olives and she gave me Kalamata olives. Not what goes with vodka Ordered the tuna nori and the tuna tasted as if it was frozen too long. Split the entree of filet mignon and we were charged $6 to split but were not told that before. The filet had no taste. The piece of cauliflower that was served with the dish was so over spiced that it was inedible The best part of the meal was bread and butter I felt the chef wanted to show off some of his culinary skills but they go lost on lack of taste Wish the Hermitage was like it used to be. Wasn’t worth the drive

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining at the Hermitage. We always visit Mount Snow and we always eat there probably once every time. It’s a beautiful setting, very professional staff, everyone is nice, and the food is amazing. The chef there made a little tweak to something I wanted on the menu and it was delicious. The deviled eggs are amazing. They have an amazing wine list. I couldn’t recommend it more. So glad they are open again May 2024.

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  5. parig

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and impeccable service. The Hermitage is the best restaurant in the valley. We like to sit in the bar area as it has a more casual menu. We had Oysters Rockefeller, duck confit, and the burgers. All were amazing. We always look forward to treating ourselves to a nice meal at The Hermitage whenever we are in the area.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a beautiful location. Service was excellent.

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  7. WilliamD

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Restaurant. We try to go to the Hermitage Inn every year we go to Mt. Snow. We prefer the tavern menu to the main dining room, but both are amazing. A little pricey for the area, but normal for New York dining.

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  8. MatthewM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The shrimp cocktail (and sauce!) we had was the only thing that made it to our table worthy of praise. The kitchen said it would be "impossible" to offer a tuna tartare app even though they have tuna tartare in a smaller portion on the menu. When talked into beef tartare even though I was getting the steak, it was either seared (I hope) or several days old - came out gray, a little chewy and not very tasty. The oysters were dry and stuck to the shells and we were told were purchased shucked because it's too much work to shuck them in the kitchen. My filet was medium or medium-well when ordered medium rare and my wife's lamb was fatty and completely unimpressive. The wine was delicious, but way over priced (nearly $40/glass for a rather short pour). The entire time we were treated to a loud dining room with hip=hop playing too loudly on the stereo. I don't know what happened here, but there are pubs in Wilmington with better food... this place used to be soooo good. The service was off, too, but at least in a charming and sometimes funny way.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal at the Tavern. Our server, Alex, was great. The food and ambience was outstanding. The only reason why it’s 4 stars was because we ordered the skillet cookie dessert and it came back overdone and burnt. However, the did not charge us for the cookie. Thank you Alex for a great experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible experience. Drinks took about 30min food came out before we even got our drinks or bread. Food was mediocre. Not like it used to be and for the price not worth it . No one came back to check on us. If you want to charge this much you probably have to hire more people and amp your food. It used to be great

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  11. skantown

    New York City

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The Inn is beautiful and everyone very friendly but it took 15 minutes for a server to come to the table. It then took 35 minutes to get our cocktails-our appetizer appeared before our drinks by 15 minutes. A large table nearby had about 3 servers rotating around them. A couple came in and no one waited on them for 15 minutes as well. 2 of our 4 drinks were comped which helped but very poor service. Food was excellent.

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  12. DonnaL

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience all around. You get what you pay for.

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  13. yummy

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful start to finish. I always love the hermitage!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lamb chop special is amazing. Some crazy manhattan with a smoking wooden board was outstanding!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting food. Wonderful server. But they need more vegetarian options that are a complete meal. (Add some pasta or rice to the cooked veggies).

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  16. ShaneH

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service is good, but the prices are outrageous. Also despite having made a reservation well in advance and requesting to be seated in the pub, we were seated in the main dining room.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner. The ambience is simply beautiful and inviting. The staff was super friendly and efficient.

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  18. WendyJ

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, excellent service, really good food. Will definitely go there again!

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  19. ChipA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal which was a special meal for Valentines Day. Would of liked a couple more gluten free options, but the waitress was very helpful in suggesting alternatives with the help of the Chef.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Duck was cooked to perfection, very hard to do. Thanks.

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  21. JohnA

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Inn has been beautifully renovated and it was really well done. It captured a farmhouse vibe with modern flare. It was cozy and inviting. From the drinks to dessert, it was fabulous. Highly recommend. Chef Chris is top notch.

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  22. LOUISR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, Hermitage was excellent in all categories! Absolutely the best restaurant in the area!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely always a perfect experience! Best bartender and staff. Food is always off the charts. Best place to spend our anniversary

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  24. AnthonyG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the wine selection was exciting Looking forward to our n St. visit

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  25. Stephane

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I am glad we gave it a second chance! Our first experience there was a mixed one but I am glad we returned as the food was a complete different experience this time as we dined in the main dining room. The Chef Chris has an innovative menu and very good execution of it. We loved it and we will be back! thank you

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant looks beautiful with its wood burning fireplace and beautiful big windows. Our waitress was fabulous and the food delicious however it was very pricey. They should offer some entrees that are less expensive. If you are not worried about prices then this is the restaurant for you.

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  27. JayS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced, inexperienced/distracted waitstaff. Food fair, small portions and overpriced. Service does not match the intended upscale vibe. Waitstaff inattentive, inexperienced, lack finish. Errors on order, water not filled when empty, coffee arrived cold without sweetener and teaspoon on side. Asked waitress for check and 10-15 minutes later she came back and asked if we would like anything else, huh? If they want repeat customers, management needs to put more effort into training waitstaff.

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  28. Popo

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Beautiful atmosphere. Great service

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  29. Stephane

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The concept is unique and we liked the innovative idea to be dining in a gondola 🚠 and the service was great and Katiya made us feel special but unfortunately the food was not to the same standard despite a fairly high price tag Do better food quality and less quantity

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  30. ShaunC

    Vermont

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant and enjoyable family dining experience. Additionally, I left my credit card and the team contacted me via OpenTable and made arrangements for it to be posted to me in the city. Thank you
    The Hermitage InnResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you Shaun for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are so happy to hear that is was enjoyable, we look forward to seeing you in the future and thank you again for choosing the Hermitage Inn for your dining experience.

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  31. Kykahuba

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite when in West Dover. The food and service was fantastic.
    The Hermitage InnResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you Kykahuba for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are so happy to hear that is was enjoyable, we look forward to seeing you in the future and thank you again for choosing the Hermitage Inn for your dining experience.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was inconsistent… staff was excellent … 2 stars for value… way over priced.

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  33. hillaryk

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The fondue was $58 and horrific----the worst fondue I have ever had! We asked for regular bread for it and they would not give it to us---only stale croutons. The taste was terrible. I would not recommend the restaurant except for the excellent bar tender.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I know it’s not customary to list the prices of the specials but if you have one that is 4x the next highest priced item on the menu the guest should be notified before placing the order. $225 for vermont Wagyu beef is a little crazy.

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  35. KaraC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating.Pleasant staff. Brussels were delicious- could be a meal itself. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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  36. RichardH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    It took 15 minutes before the waitress came to our table (we did get water). Then it took another 7 before she took our drink order followed by 15 minutes before 3 of the 4 arrived with the announcement that there was no SoCo. Another 10 expired before the Maker's Mark Manhattan came. Meanwhile she took our appetizer and entre order. The appetizer came in 10 minutes followed 4-minutes later by the meal. The lacquered duck was disgusting pieces of skin and fat. We have had 20 very good to great meals at the Hermitage since re-opening, but it will be a while before we come back.
    The Hermitage InnResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you Richard for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We are so very sorry to hear that is was not enjoyable, if possible would you have time to discuss with our management team your experience ? My direct cell number is 413 663 4051. We thank you again for taking the time to tell us about your experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. celestes

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    awful experience. this was the best restaurant years ago with a five star menu. It is a disaster now. so disappointing!!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were pretty terrible. We had many awesome meals there but all of a sodden it was not the same. Not sure what happened.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. MaryW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Christmas Eve dinner! Everything was really good from apps to dinner to dessert and the bottle of wine the new sommelier helped us select.

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  40. Elizabeth

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love the Hermitage and the owners continue to improve the offerings throughout the property. We had a lovely experience in front of the fire for an early Christmas Eve dinner (both my mom and her partner are in their 90's). We had fabulous service and really enjoyed our appetizers and our meals. A few small things - I would prefer that for a high-price entree that bread was served at no charge. The bass was delicious but it would have made my 6' (hungry) partner happier if he had the whole bass on his plate. (We made it up with the leg of my pheasant pot de feu). My mum's 90 year old beau really enjoyed the French Onion Soup with the marrow bone. Excellent. The staff was attentive and helpful. We always recommend the Hermitage. Thank you!

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FAQs

The Hermitage Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 618-0051.

The Hermitage Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 79 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Hermitage Inn

25 Handle Rd, Dover, VT 05356

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Coldbrook Road
  • Neighborhood
    Dover
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Bonnivier
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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