About The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's

"A visit to Vermont and missing Mary's is like visiting Paris and missing the Eiffel Tower" -Vermont Magazine

1868 North Route 116
Bristol, VT 05443
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

Cross Street:
Route 17

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 453-2432

Website:
http://baldwincreek.net/

Catering:
Please email for our catering menus.

Parking Details:
On-site parking lot

Executive Chef:
Chef-Owner Doug Mack

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings and special catered events, on-site and off-site, are available.

The Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Organic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our 3rd Valentines meal. Excellent as always. I was looking foreword to the duck but upon seeing it served on other tables it looked like it was dumped in a fryolater. We both opted for the beef tenderloin and it was perfect. The roasted potatoes were not browned enough and it looked like they might have been held and then microwaved.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, Mary's is a gem of a restaurant - delicious meals, great service, and warm, inviting atmosphere! We keep coming back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We are long-time customer's of the restaurant and have never been disappointed. The food is always terrific and locally sourced. The fire in the fireplace makes the atmosphere wonderful for a February night in Vermont. Of course my wife of 33 years made the conversation, as always, fantastic. Cheers to everyone at Mary's.....another great dining experience and evening out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were accommodated on very short notice, had excellent service and delicious food! Another great night at Mary's!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The Mack family took great care of our special wedding gathering. Hospitable and fun inn keepers, Doug, Linda, Laura and their staff anticipated every need and made us feel welcome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good, locally grown food, well prepared in a cozy country environment with outstanding service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Enjoyable, relaxing, good food, welcoming environment, and good service.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Exceptional previous dining experiences at Mary's drew me to share this beloved spot with out-of-state relatives on the last evening of their visit! Slight issue with entre was remedied IMMEDIATELY and cheerfully. Super friendly and knowledgeable wait-staff impressive and much appreciated. While Mary's is generally at the top of my budget, I continue to feel the choice worth every penny! Of course I'll return - as will my guests - hopefully MANY times.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Unfortunately, the idea behind Mary's (all local foods) is better than the actual eating experience. I would say the main complaint both my husband and I had was that the chef seems to be heavy handed. If he'd lighten up with his sauces and spices and let the freshness of the food come through, it would have been a five-star experience.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Worth the drive for outstanding ‘farm to table’ dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our family of eight had a post Christmas dinner at the Inn. We had adults and kids, carnivores and vegetarians, millennial and seniors. The menu is always varied and offers something for everybody. We particularly like the garlic soup and the roasted, pickled vegetable appetizer. Three of us had the burger special this time, but my daughter had the crab cakes and two had the vegi-burgers. There is a kids' menu as well.
Mary's is in a sprawling old home with a bar in the middle. There are party rooms and intimate spaces, all nicely appointed . The service is low key and friendly. We go there fairly often, particularly with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Beautiful inside and out. Delicious food including vegetarian options. Good wine by the glass selection. Excellent, informed service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Mary’s is a quintessential Vermont dining experience. Lots of locals, thoughtful menu, entertaining wait staff. We’ll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a lovely meal at at table by the fireplace which we enjoyed. The staff are very friendly and also knowledgeable about the menu.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Mary's never never disappoints! Every single item we ordered was delicious and unique, and the service was as personal and enjoyable as always. We love Mary's!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always have loved the chef's food, especially the ice cream selections.

Cheers!

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Organic, Vegan, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Mary's is simply our favorite local place to stay and eat. Their Thanksgiving buffet is legendary--and for good reason. The variety and quality of the offerings can't be beat. Doug Mack has been 'farm to table' from long before it became a trend. He has sustained a high-quality operation for decades. Linda, who oversees the front of house, is warm and wonderful. Laura at the bar is a hoot and a half, and one of those craft-cocktail folks, in the best way.

Meanwhile, Doug makes the best omelette on earth (this is a bit of an in joke for us).

Meanwhile, the rooms are gracious and spacious. It's our splurge to stay here a few times a year, as it's a wonderful family who run a wonderful family place. GO.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had Thanksgiving dinner at Mary's and it was amazing. The turkey, the sage stuffing, the beets were perfect and the garlic mashed potatoes with turkey gravy were some of the best I've ever had. Service was polite and prompt.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the second time we have had Thanksgiving dinner here. It is outstanding in every way. Our waiter, Jay, was flawless. they have the best turkey ever.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous service. We had Sunday brunch...WOW! Crab cakes were more crab & less breading, boar meatballs were out of this world, the other two meals, well I can't spell them but we were delighted. We had an 11 month old and his meal was brought out in advance of ours...that was a first and it was a saving grace. Happy baby, happy guests...kudos to our lovely server. My cocktail was remarkable. Wish I could remember the name of it...but our server was also the bartender and she gave me exact ingredients. Perfect birthday for this lady. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Mary's is a great place to eat. They are creative with their food and drinks. They also make sure that they please the customer. Very friendly staff. Their Garlic Soup is out of this world. Yum!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Celebrating our 30th anniversary. Have been here before and knew it was the perfect place for such an occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Outstanding ambience, location, waiter and cocktail special was delightful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

My favorite Vermont restaurant. You feel at home the minute Linda greets you, the food is exceptional, the service fantastic and knowledgeable and you can’t wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best Vermont Inn & restaurant bar none
Doug & Linda are fantastic hosts and cooks
Couldn’t ask for better

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Fargo)·Dined on October 20, 2017

been here several times (10-15) throughout last 11 years. This past time was not up to par. Slow service, perhaps understaffed. 25 min to get a beer after placing the order; empty water glass for 20 min. Food was fairly good, maybe slightly less so then in the past. Bypassed dessert.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We have visited Mary's several times and three things about the restaurant stand out: the setting is peaceful and lovely, the service is efficient and friendly, and the food quite good. Our recent visit for brunch was on a very busy morning with lots of college parents and scions dining. Nonetheless, our food was delivered promptly and our server did not seem stressed. There did seem to be some confusion in the kitchen (we were told they were out of selection and then told they had it) but not a big deal. The restaurant's ambiance also was not as sedate as usual, a bit noisy, the large dining area was reserved for a bus load of "leaf peepers" and other guests shunted to a smaller room.

The food was generally up to its usual standards: as described and tasty. My order of garlic soup was not as warm as it should have been and seemed to have a different consistency than normal, but still very good. Our entrees (breakfast burrito and farm-hand scramble) were good (we finished all of each) but seemed to lack the usual presentation flair that Chef Doug provides.

All in all, our brunch was pleasant, it was a beautiful fall day, and my dining partner was lovely. We will definitely go back -- just perhaps not on parent's weekend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Perfect meal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The service was awful. Waited over am hour for dinner. The food arrived cold and was average at best. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Absolute fantastic service, wonderful food and the New England ambiance is spot on. A very special place for a special event or to entertain special friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious! The pork loin absolutely delicious. The service was great! Perfect place for friends to catch up, the tables were not close together and it was quiet and relaxing, good place for conversation. The drinks were a fun touch, we would especially recommend the "He Who Should Not Be Named." We will definitely come back when we're next in Vermont!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Menu nicely diverse and includes better than average vegetarian options. Could use more fish choices and some simpler preparations, e.g., grilled meat or fish with lightly adorned vegetables. Lovely spaces and friendly service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

outstanding! Fresh food, skillfully seasoned, seasonal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Exquisite. Flawless. Delightful. Everything was fantastic. I went with vegetarian choices. The special enchilada with black beans and butternut squash was an unusual combination that was perfection. I requested the rainbow salad in place of the salad offered. The server graciously made the substitution. Hubby had the pork loin and was as pleased with his as I was with mine. We each had the individual bundt cake with bourbon glaze. Yummy. It's been a long time and many meals since I've enjoyed dinner this much. I was as pleased with the bill as I was the meal. It was a perfect evening. Thanks Mary.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very much enjoyed our experience there with my wife, brother and his wife! Took advantage of the "Burger Night" which proved to be a wonderful choice for each of us. Has been too long since our last visit and won't let that happen again. Love that it's local, great ambiance, engaging waiter, and great food! Thank you Linda and Doug!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were there for a 100-year-old's birthday. The folks at the Inn could not have been more accommodating. My mother loved it -- except for the noise level, because most tables were full that night. Otherwise, it was a complete hit.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our anniversary dinner Saturday evening was delicious. So glad we chose Mary's. I had the cod which was very fresh and my husband had the burger with goat cheese sauce. Both of us were thrilled with our dinners.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A lovely restaurant with the most delicious food! The garlic soup is so good, I bought a quart to go home with!

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 (Corpus Christi)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and Jay, our server, was a pleasure. Loved the dining space, it was quiet, food and drink very good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always terrific....food, service and ambience. Our favorite place for special occasions

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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