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The Reluctant Panther Restaurant, Manchester, VT

The Reluctant Panther Restaurant

4.9
4.9
1122 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Reluctant Panther Restaurant features locally sourced American cuisine in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. Menus are complemented by a multiple year Wine Spectator award winning wine list
The Reluctant Panther is happy to accommodate well behaved children but does not offer a children's menu.
Reservations Required.
Please Note: We do not allow dogs in the restaurant, inside or out, with the exception of service animals.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (802) 362-2568
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Sigal Rocklin
  • Private party facilities
    The Panther Pub is Warmly lit and comfortably furnished, the Pub is used for special events and private party bookings. Business dinners and small wedding rehearsal dinners are particularly effective in The Panther Pub.
  • Private party contact
    Matt Mandino: (802) 362-2568
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Cross street
    Seminary Road
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our private lot or in public spaces nearby. We have handicap access parking both in the front and rear of our buildings.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,122 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vermont

    Best Overall

  • Vermont

    Best Food

  • Vermont

    Best Service

  • Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Vermont

    Best Value

  • Vermont

    Innovative

  • Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Vermont

    Romantic

  • Vermont

    Good for special occasions

  • Vermont

    American

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Overall

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Food

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Service

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Vermont

    Best Value

  • Southern Vermont

    Innovative

  • Southern Vermont

    Healthy

  • Southern Vermont

    Neighborhood gem

  • Southern Vermont

    Great for fine wines

  • Southern Vermont

    Romantic

  • Southern Vermont

    Good for special occasions

  • Southern Vermont

    American

1,122 Reviews
  1. LeslieE

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as usual. Fantastic food, lovely, elegant environment. Do not miss.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, my husband and I both enjoyed our selections. And the Squash Blossoms appetizer was amazing! I highly recommend eating here!

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  3. BobS

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy to return to this darling spot, fine dining but casual and fun. Lovely room, cool patio, beautiful views, all served up with a smile. Food always good, can’t wait to come back.

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  4. TomH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very, very good place. Staff are excellent. Menu caters to all tastes - veggies, carnivores, seafood lovers, etc.

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  5. WineGuy

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and wine were all exemplary, The room is beaufiful.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A second excellent visit to the Reluctant Panther. My dining companion and I shared the lobster and brie fondue appetizer, which could make an enjoyable meal for one. Companion enjoyed her braised short ribs and I had excellent scallops. Ended the meal by sharing the chocolate cake for dessert. Service was outstanding throughout the dining experience. I cannot recommend the Reluctant Panther highly enough. 5 stars across the board.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was innovative, healthy and beautiful. Service is attentive without being overwhelming. Love this place!

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  8. Vermontfoodie2023

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food better than ever. Great service. Good pour on the drink.

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  9. TeresaB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food. Perfect service. Nice atmosphere.

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  10. JeanneC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the most charming places in Manchester. The food is absolutely delicious- beautifully presented and the service excellent. If you are looking for a wonderful night out- you have found it.

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FAQs

The Reluctant Panther Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 1122 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 11 times today
Google Map for The Reluctant Panther Restaurant

39 West Road, Manchester, VT 05254

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Seminary Road
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is available in our private lot or in public spaces nearby. We have handicap access parking both in the front and rear of our buildings.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sigal Rocklin
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (802) 362-2568
  • Private party facilities
    The Panther Pub is Warmly lit and comfortably furnished, the Pub is used for special events and private party bookings. Business dinners and small wedding rehearsal dinners are particularly effective in The Panther Pub.
  • Private party contact
    Matt Mandino: (802) 362-2568
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