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About The Hermitage Inn

The Hermitage is a culinary experience to relish, featuring exceptional ingredients in Chef Bonnivier's savory and refined cuisine. Start your evening with a cocktail in our Pub, where you may enjoy lighter offerings for lunch or dinner. Fine dining in our Main Dining Room provides the foundation for a memorable evening.

25 Handle Road
West Dover, VT 05356
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French American

Hours of Operation:
Winter Hours of Operation are as follows;

Presidents Week February Thursday 16th-Saturday 25th
5:00pm-10:00pm

March 3-End of Season
Friday-Saturday
5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Hermitage Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 464-3511

Website:
http://www.hermitageinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live music in our pub Friday & Saturday nights.

Parking Details:
The Hermitage offers facilities for large and small groups in a superb country inn setting. Weddings, family celebrations, special events, corporate meetings, and large groups up to 200 persons may be accommodated. With the option of several venues to choose from, like hosting your event outdoors or in our exhibition wine cellar, you’re sure to create lasting memories.

Executive Chef:
Paul Eschbach

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Hermitage Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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4.0

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4.3

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3.2

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (142)
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Scenic View (64)
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Neighborhood Gem (52)
Good for Groups (50)
Kid-friendly (37)
Great for Brunch (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for a Date (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Live Music (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was generally good though some of the entries arrived undercooked. The service was decent, but the place is not very kid friendly. So, net net it’s good for one time but we’re unlikely to repeat.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was very mediocre. My wife and I had the Noodle soup , she with shrimp my self with chicken Had zero flavor in need of some salt . They added chairs in the bar area that whole cozy not meant for dining, I sunk so far in the chair that my dish was level with my face . This was a favorite but not sure I would return

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The Hermitage is a restaurant I have frequented since a child. Our second home was in Vermont and my parents used to love this restaurant. The restaurant holds a special place in my memory. I took my boyfriend to The Hermitage on a Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary and I hyped up the restaurant to what I remember of it from years past. It's definitely under new management & ownership. Our server was fantastic but the rest of the staff was disconnected. The duck is why I wanted to go back but it didn't hold up to it's past recipe or what I remember it being. The crispy pork belly was great. My boyfriends spare ribs were great too. Cozy atmosphere but, I think it's lost it's charm and character.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

No special occasion the food was no tasty and bad presentation. Our server is good do
A diner no personality rude and don't know nothing about food.
We stay at the hotel very nice location and quiet
Very disappointed about food and service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Always a great dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The place is great. You can get fine dining or pub fare in a roomy comfortable chairs next to a fireplace. If you need to adjust the menu to more of your liking they will without hesitation.
The service usually is very good but not last time.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Ginny the hostess was very sweet . Our seat was cozy and comfortable right next to the fireplace. Fabulous cheese plate

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The Hermitage-super comfortable seating by the fire, attentive and nice servers and delicious food. Overall a lovely evening. And if you want a more relaxed meal, the tap room/tavern looked very inviting!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

A great setting for any date or anniversary. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

This property has gone downhill dramatically over the last year as the menu became more complex, over priced and less approachable. What used to be one of the crown jewels West Dover dining, is now an also-ran exhibiting the effects of horrendous mismanagement.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

The Inn has a fine dining area and pub seating. You can order off either menu wherever you are seated. Menus have something for everyone. Food was excellent and Service was appropriately attentive. A very positive dining experience. We will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Very disappointing, the kitchen did not properly prepare the food and waitstaff did not know the menu.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I have been to this restaurant in the past and it has a famous well-known wine listing. It is set in a beautiful inn set on a beautiful well-known property in the area. In the past, it was an independent inn and restaurant but has become part of a membership club resort but outsiders are still welcome to make reservations. Since becoming part of a club the restaurant has changed and looks more like a clubhouse than the original quaint inn/restaurant which it was. The service is excellent but the atmosphere is now more family oriented. The food attempts to be haute cuisine but is average at best. It used to serve an excellent pheasant which was locally raised but this was no longer on the menu and has been replaced by more fancy but less tasteful entrees. I had the duck which came pre-sliced and seared with a fairly raw center which was unlike the less fancy typically fatty crispy duck on the bone which I favor. It should go back to the local basics.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We dined at the Hermitage over 30 years ago, and recalled a very special evening. This experience was a real let down, with chaotic service, poorly conceived and executed dishes, incompetent wait staff, high prices, and an overflowing bar crowd at the entrance to the dining room. Our waitress Sarah, did the best she could, but the rest of the team were almost comically inept. At a nearby table, someone dropped most of a plate of food on the carpet and no one picked it up, and the waitstaff just trampled all over it all night long. The sommelier recommended several fish dishes which were not available on the menu. The white wine was not chilled, and they ran out of any sauvignon blanc. Need I say more? It is actually painful to recall the experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

For appetizers we ordered the fish tacos, excellent, a flatbread - also excellent and a dozen oysters - very good. For main dishes we had the salmon, skate, duck and the young chicken- all were very very good. We will be back there soon to enjoy another wonderful meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

I had the French Onion Soup And Rabbit Pot Pie. Both were excellent. Great comfort food on a cold night in a great New England inn. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2016

The atmosphere was pleasant near a ski area. Nice scenic drive to get there. Food was very good but pricey. Lunch was 20 to 36 dollars. Dinner $30 and up mostly $40 and $50. Nice place to go for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2016

My husband and I were the only patrons. I ordered the rib-eye rare and it was more medium rare and it was not a rib-eye. The steak was more like a NY strip - when I said something to the waiter he looked at me like I was crazy. The steak was served with french fries and felt it should have been accompanied by another type of potato or vegetable.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Cozy bar side table. We had the place to ourselves and enjoy our food even though it did come out somewhat underrated the first time. Great wine at a great price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We used to love this place. But, once again, there was a mix up with our reservation - despite having confirmed it TWO times. Plus, we really miss the more reasonably priced (and delicious) pub menu items.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2016

My family went for dinner there a few days ago. We were a group of 6 including 3 kids ranging from <1 year to 9 years old. The staff was friendly and accommodating toward us. The food was pricey but delicious, as was the wine and cocktails. It was our last dinner out during our mini vacation and the restaurant was fitting for a celebration. Adults shared two appetizers and 2 entrees (the entrees left a bigger impression - trout and venison). Overall, a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2016

One of the worst meals I have ever experienced. Our order was never submitted and after an hour I finally asked the supervisor, the one who actually took our order after the waitress failed to do so. He had nothing but excuses. When I told him to skip the 1st course they brought it anyway and of course charged us as well. We did not receive our meal until 1hr and 45 minutes after we arrived. They did not offer any apologies and not even a cocktail on the house. Evidently they have not heard that amateur hour is over. In my opinion, The Hermitage service and food has gone steadily downhill the last few years. That will be my last visit ever. I will not miss it in its current form.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Great food in a relaxed atmosphere after a long day of skiing.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2015

While the food was good the menu choices were very limited. The wine list was extremely short and didn't have great choices. First wine send back and the second white wine was served at room temperature. Hopefully the restaurant will improve because the location and decor is beautiful.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2015

This is our fourth visit. Great food ans service. Expensive but not outrageous and worth it. Service was excellent, attentive and personable. Great desserts.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2015

We love coming here as there is music also to accompany your dinner. My husband had a burger which was delicious. I had fish which was fresh and presented well. It was a quick dinner out. My only suggestion would be to change the tavern menu seasonly or offer some specials. The selections are limited. More pub food items would be great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The formal dining room is very elegant. The server was very attentive to our needs but did not rush us. The food was well presented and delicious but a bit overpriced for the portion size. Went back again and ate in the bistro. Again the food was very good but the service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't very busy. We sat at a table by the bar and it was a bit noisy. Our server smelled like cigarettes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2015

Overall the Hermitage Inn in West Dover, Vermont, would be a place we'd frequent if it were easier to find the first time. Because of road construction and insufficient signage we had to drive miles out of our way and ask for directions more than once. Our arrival at the Inn was further spoiled by hitting a giant pothole in the unpaved entrance to the parking lot. However, once we had arrived at the restaurant, the food and the service in the busy pub were quite good, made even better by the local musicians who played and sang Fleetwood Mac songs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 1, 2015

We were a group of eight. We came early because we had a concert to attend. The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive. The food varied between excellent and good, with our only real complaint that two of our party had only appetizers because we had a late lunch and they wished they had ordered an entree. It was a gorgeously beautiful view with spectacular well maintained grounds. We liked it and will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2015

We stayed at the Hermitage Inn and dined at the restaurant at the Inn, sometimes called the Hermitage Inn but also sometimes called Nonna. They are in transition as Hermitage bought the Inn recently. The Inn needs lots of work with the rooms, the common area and the service, but the restaurant was surprisingly good. Real homemade pastas, well done sauces, fresh vegetables not overcooked, high quality meats and seafood, all done very nicely. We had breakfast there the next morning and everything was equally as good. So if you are staying in the area, stay someplace else, but eat there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant on a lovely summer evening for outdoor dining, except it just started to rain. We ate in the pub section with the pub menu. We had a delicious salad of shaved vegetables with a light and delicate dressing. I had a wonderful trout dinner while my husband had a fabulous burger, a great selection. The inn has a warm and charming atmosphere with a friendly staff. It was an enjoyable evening. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on July 5, 2015

We arrived to the Handle road restaurant with a reservation for brunch. The staff told us that they did not do brunch there and directed us to the club house. Upon arriving at the club house, we found the entire place empty, and the brunch barely set up even though we arrived at 10:15 (the time was listed as 10-3). Alex, one of the servers, told us he had no idea why the staff at the other location sent us there, since we were not members nor staying at the inn and that the other location could have served us just as well. Despite this, he was very welcoming and offered us to stay as long as we wanted, taking very good care of us the entire time. The food was great, just wished there were more options, and just a strange overall experience. Probably won't be going back. We were very appreciative of the service from Alex though.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2015

The Hermitage is known as one of the better restaurants in the MtSnow vicinity. The Dining Rm is a little dated. Good was good. Venison was delicious. Price was right. Very professional staff. The bar area also serves dinner...recently renovated and a lot livelier!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 12, 2015

We have wanted to dine here for years and we were definitely impressed with the whole experience. We were celebrating our 44th anniversary which we used to do at the White House Inn and this was by far better. The food was delicious and the service was great. The ambiance was about as good as it gets. This has to be the classiest restaurant in VT. we have seen to date. Will definitely return at the earliest possible time. Ou compliments to the staff and the owner for a job well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

The good thing about the Hermitage Inn restaurant was that we could make a last minute reservation for the New Year Eve. The surprise was to find out the only option available was the tasting menu, which was forced on all of us while we wouldn't order so much food. The food itself was good, and perhaps the price was not too excessive (over 1K bill for the party of two parents with two small children) given the timing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2014

We went based on the website sample menu only to find they only had the pub menu. Told it was early in season and fine dining menu would begin next week. Not the first time we were mislead by their website but it will be the last. This restaurant is becoming a hotel like place so if you like kids running around it's your place for finde dining forget it at least during ski season. Food good but not a place for quiet fine dining.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2014

Desert was overlooked; ravioli entree did not taste freshly cooked and seemed to be simply warmed up; martini served straight up should have been colder. Prices were too high for the value food provided

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner at the inn, from the appetizers to the dessert it was all fantastic and beautifully presented. The servers couldn't have been more attentive and we had a beautiful view of the garden. I am sure it is the best restaurant in the area. We can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2014

Had dinner here with my husband and 11 yo daughter, and everyone loved their meal. We all had different meals, and each one was unique and delicious. The dining room is beautiful, the staff attentive, and the food consistently high quality. It is our go to place for any occasion or even a casual night in the tavern area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2014

I have been many times and the food has been fantastic every time. They pay attention to detail and it pays off. Would recommend highly for anyone looking for great food in the deerfield valley area.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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