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Village Garage Distillery, Bennington, VT

Village Garage Distillery

4.8
4.8
51 Reviews
$31 to $50
Distillery
Over 200 years of Vermont tradition imbues every one of our spirits. Whether winding down after a hard day’s work or stopping by on a long journey, you’re always welcome at Village Garage Distillery. Pull up a chair, toast your glass, and taste The Spirit of the Green Mountains.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (802) 447-7663

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Studley

  • Neighborhood

    Bennington

  • Cross street

    Main Street and Depot Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Best Service

  • Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Vermont

    Best Value

  • Vermont

    Good for Groups

  • Vermont

    Hot Spot

  • Vermont

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Vermont

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JB

    JudithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance in this old town garage converted to a unique, attractive restaurant and distillery is fun. Great service, great food. The only confusing thing was when we went to make reservations, this site listed the options as "bar", "lounge", "barrels", and "dining room" (spelled "dinning") . However when we arrived, we realized it was just one big space - with tables/group seating at one end of the room (the "dining room"), a beautiful long bar on one side and 2 nice tables (for up to 3 people) tucked into a little alcove. Three barrels were just staggered along the floor between the bar and the alcove, allowing people to stand and drink/eat I guess. We arrived early so the noise level was fine but as the evening wore on, it did increase but can't be avoided with so much glass (the distillery can be viewed through the glass walls behind the bar). Well worth a visit and we wish them the best of success! A great addition to the Bennington area!
  2. EF

    EricF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, service is great. Food is delicious and different. Very creative. We love it there and would recommend highly.
  3. L

    Lila65

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I had the chicken and waffles, it was delicious. Everyone at our table loved their food. I would definitely recommend.
  4. LD

    LaurieD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome venue, outdoor seating is available. Menu has something for everyone. Drinks amazing. Staff was friendly, attentive and helpful. We will return.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    It was a birthday dinner. Food was tasteless, looked good but no flavor. Drinks were wonderful
  6. UO

    UncleOtto

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall a good experience but with menu and wine limitations. Very limited days of the week and hours open as well.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals and service. Thank you!
  8. DB

    DianneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, food was prompt, delicious and hot. Service was great.
  9. DR

    DeirdreR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks!
  10. NN

    NNXX

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable experience. Great drinks, food, and setting. Very friendly staff, which adds to the vibe.

    Village Garage DistilleryResponded on June 5, 2022Thank you, happy to hear you enjoyed it!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friends referred us here and we’re happy they did. Everything was wonderful and we were also happily surprised that they let our dog in.
  12. KS

    KathyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Thanks for asking. My brother & I came for the 1st time. I ordered the Smash Burger, he the Salmon salad plus two cocktails. Drinks were excellent, service - great. My burger was really good but the fries were undercooked, limp, white and soft. Tell the chef they should be golden brown and crispy. Ed's salad was also good except for the green beans. I understand not overcooking those but they were basically raw and not edible. You've done a beautiful job in rehabbing this building and starting to build your reputation so I am glad you asked for feedback so you can tweak anything necessary to be sure your reputation excels. We will be back again.

    Village Garage DistilleryResponded on June 5, 2022Hi Kathy, we're happy to hear the drinks, service and most of the food was good. Very sorry to hear about the fries - we agree that they should be golden brown and crispy, and your comment is noted! Hope that you try us again and we're dedicated to proving you with the fries you deserve. Thanks also for the comments on the space. We're excited to be part of all the great development happening in downtown Bennington.

  13. L

    Lzvt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sit outside on a beautiful night, the atmosphere is really good, quite and comfortable. Service was wonderful. Food was amazing, prices are reasonable except for the cocktail shrimp appetizer we ordered, I think it's a little too expensive for the quantity. Also was thinking it would be more match the whole restaurant if the outside seating is black than green. Overall it was excellent experience, I would say it's the best place in town so far to go out for dinner with friends. I will definitely go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cool vibe and attentive staff. Will def be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing! Lives up to all the reviews
  16. R

    Radtec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    2nd time visiting - both the bourbon salmon & Pork tenderloin were very good along with the service 👍
  17. LL

    LaurieL

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great place. The food is excellent especially the poutine & mac/cheese! The drinks are also great. The atmosphere and building are beautiful. This is my 2nd time going and I'll def be back :)
  18. DN

    DeirdreNYC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely meal and experience. So much thought and care has been put into this establishment. A game changer for Bennington. A must for anyone living or visiting Southern Vermont.
  19. TL

    TomL

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed the Chicken/Waffle; the meat was super moist with a crunchy exterior and the waffle was light with a wonderful maple sauce. My wife enjoyed the planked salmon; perfectly cooked with a wonderful bourbon sauce. Great drinks with their specialty liquors. All in all a wonderful experience. We will go back again and again!
  20. C

    Corey

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice /kind server. She went out of her way to make sure our food was correct. Didn’t catch her name but she had the carhart apron on. Great gal!
  21. LA

    LarryA

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique presentation of menu. Unique (at least to me) method of paying bill via QR code. In between, very good spirits, very good food, and excellent service. We'll be back!
  22. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A really great evening, it felt like a glimpse of Bennington's future. Wish they had a veggie burger on the menu, though.
  23. t

    tracieh

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The architecture and design is mind-blowing! These folks put millions into making an old garage into a world class distillery that you can see through the attached bar & restaurant. The service is remarkably good (at a time when restaurants are struggling with servers) and the food super tasty. The only issue is that because of the very high vaulted ceiling and hard floors & surfaces, the noise level is extremely high if the place is crowded. We had trouble hearing each other - so anybody with hearing aids or issues is going to be unhappy! Although the tasty drinks should lessen the pain!
  24. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space, great atmosphere, amazing food, quick and wonderful service!
  25. PH

    PhilH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way. Been there 4 times for drinks, dinner, and in between.
  26. ST

    StephanieT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time celebrating a friend’s birthday. They let us bring a cake and kept it in the back for us until we were ready. Great service, very friendly staff!
  27. KC

    KristinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu, great food, friendly and efficient service. Loved it!
  28. MO

    MeghanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, and our server was awesome, can’t wait to come back!! Very cool place
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great table, really enjoyed this place, great food and drinks
  30. B

    Bpez

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place in Bennington! Excellent service, wonderful cocktails and fun atmosphere
  31. V

    Vozzy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing job the owners did converting the old town garage into a beautiful distillery/bar/dining area. We started out with the mushroom with puff pastry appetizer and it was a wonderful starter. It was large enough for us to split and very tasty. Our entrees consisted of chicken and waffles and the pork tenderloin. Both were cooked to perfection, extremely satisfying and very filling. Would have loved to have tried one of the desserts but neither of us had any room left. We will definitely be returning to try the other offerings in the near future.
  32. KG

    KathleenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!! I didn’t want to leave! Food, drinks, atmosphere, service were all out of this world!
  33. p

    pandora

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    It was really nice. My very mild complaint was that it was rather hard to talk at a larger table because of the noise level
  34. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon was terrific! Drinks are great and wait staff is super kind and efficient. Atmosphere is also great.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday gathering. The ambiance, food, beverage and service was outstanding! We loved the playlist of music that was played all night long! We will be returning!
  36. KC

    KaraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food was good, beautiful space. Drinks were pricey! Overall a nice experience, and we'll go back. Happy to have a space like this in Bennington
  37. DY

    DonnaY

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Village Alfredo was outstanding and the homemade waffle (warm!) with strawberries and cream was incredible. My new favorite place to go!
  38. TS

    TamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was a 10. Food, drinks, service, ambience phenomenal. Will be back again and again! Highly recommend.
  39. TS

    TaraS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They have a nice selection of $5 Vermont beers - very tasty. Flight of house-crafted bourbons and rye was smooth and delicious. Dinner choices were good, with unique vegetarian options, lots of salads, and decadent mac and cheese. Overall it was an excellent experience and we can't wait to bring guests here!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Village Garage Distillery is rated 4.8 stars by 51 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 Village Garage Distillery

107 Depot St Bennington, VT 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street and Depot Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bennington

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Cocktail Bar, Dining Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Studley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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