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:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30-2:00
Dinner Wednesday through Saturday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (16)
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Fit for Foodies (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Organic (7)
Romantic (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
Seasonal (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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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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·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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 (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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·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 15, 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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·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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·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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·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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·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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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends celebrating our anniversaries! Super fun friendly staff and met the Chef/owner whom is also a very personal man! Thanks for a great night!😀

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Mary's is one of our favorite restaurants, the menu changes based on what's fresh in the garden making every meal different but equally delicious. The owner, Doug Mack and his staff treat you like family weather your a regular or first time patron. It's about an hour away and we'll worth the trip. They also offer cooking classes that are are lot of fun and end up with a 4 course meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had both soups (garlic cream & green gazpacho.) We love their garlic soup; it's world famous for a reason. The gazpacho tasted fresh and clean. My spouse had the fish special & I had the flounder. Both were excellent. The blackberry pie we shared for dessert was just fine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We ate here last summer and had been looking forward to returning all year. Their garlic soup is extraordinary and I had the best tenderloin I've ever tasted. Can't wait to come back to Vermont!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The first time I've been here. My mom has RAVED about the garlic soup for years, so last month my mom and I gathered up a friend and headed down from Hinesburg to the restaurant for dinner. So worth the drive and I will definitely be back when I'm visiting family and friends in Vermont.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We always try to eat dinner at least once a year at Mary's as it is a special treat - particularly in the summer when there are so many local options on the menu. Soups are always good - I had the green gazpacho and my husband had the famous garlic soup- again. I opted for the roast duck which was good but not great. Steve's beef tenderloin was perfect. I had the chocolate torte for dessert which I found disappointing - quite sure it wasn't made that day. Steve's local Lulu ice-cream was fantastic.
Mary's continues to be a favorite of ours for the occasional special dinner and we will return again.

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Simply put, Mary's at Baldwin Creek is a Vermont treasure. Comfortable and homey yet special. We were four vegetarians and our wait staff took excellent care of us. We shared three small plates, two entrees( steer clear of the tofu piccata) and two desserts. All flavors were different and for "foodies" like us we enjoyed most every bite. We thank everyone for a terrific dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

As usual Doug, Linda, Laura, Jay and Brenda were fantastic. The food and the food choices were amazing. I would suggest that any one dine there for any reason. The cooking classes are excellent and great fun.

Tags: Organic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We drove over from the Mad River Valley and in summer its only 30 mins! The food and signature cocktails were amazing. We had not been in about ten years and was happy to see the Chef is still cranking out incredible food, in fact I think his local farm to table repertoire has gotten even better.

I had a delicious signature cocktail of basil, tequila, Aperol, rose and sparkiling water, YUM!!
The avocado fries, lentil fritters, duck all really delicious.
it was worth it !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

best brunch we've had in awhile, highly recommend the eggs Benedict, oh and the crab cake benedict was amazing. Don't leave without their homemade blackberry jam/ so good. Bought extra for gifts

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 1, 2017

First time visit for us. Staff were welcoming and knowledgeable. Lovely experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My favorite Vermont restaurant. The good is fantastic, the service exceptional. Every time I visit I can't wait to come back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Doug & Linda are absolutely the best
The Inn is the best restaurant in Vermont bar none

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Mary's at Baldwin Creek is always a GREAT place to dine. This was a particularly rainy summer evening, mid-week, so it was quieter than usual. We got extra special attention from our server and the food, as always was perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We go there so often, they make us feel like 'family'. This was the first time my son could join us which made it special for us. Their signature garlic soup is amazing but the green gazpacho is a wonderful summer alternative.
A delightful experience, as always!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Exceptional in every way.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The hostess and wait staff were particularly good with the young boys who were with us, aged 9 and 5. I appreciate how friendly and helpful they were. As far as I know, everyone's meal was excellent, with one exception: my husband said his eggs were undercooked and his potatoes not hot enough. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the donut holes we had while waiting for the last of our party to show up.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We always enjoy our meal and conversations at Mary's. It is an annual event. Can I just say the maple bacon donuts are perhaps the best donut in the world?!? Loved the attention, the menu was outstanding, the chef accommodated a request, what more could we ask for...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The staff is great. Come early have a cocktail with Laura at the bar.

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

With the exception of the fresh-picked salad greens, the food was disappointing. It's possible for servers to seem pretentiously overly friendly and the staff here is. Plus to be asked 4 times, after you've said no 4 times, if you want dessert, is not what I consider good service. Tables are too close together, lots of noise, the shabby-chic farmhouse look is a bit over the top. That would be fine if the food was exceptional but it's not.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Once again my wife and I had a most marvelous dinner at Mary's...celebrating our wedding anniversary this time. It has been our favorite dining venue for ages. Doug and Linda, along with Martha and Laura and the rest of the wait staff provide a local flavor to a selection of menu items that always pleases. The garlic soup is my special favorite along with bourbon based cocktails that are always imaginative as well as tasty. Hats off to another memorable meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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