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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 1/18
Time
10:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at The Reluctant Panther Restaurant.
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The Reluctant Panther Restaurant

4.7
304 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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. With excellent service and outstanding ambiance, the Panther Restaurant boasts the highest Zagat rating in northern New England. The Reluctant Panther is happy to accommodate well behaved children but does not offer a children's menu.
Reservations Recommended
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(802) 362-2568
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sigal Rocklin
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Private party facilities
The Panther Pub is a lighter fare dining venue at The Reluctant Panther. Warmly lit and comfortably furnished, the Pub is used for special events and private party bookings. Business dinners, wedding rehearsal dinners, and "after parties" (the ideal thing to do after a rehearsal or wedding reception) are particularly effective in The Panther Pub.
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Private party contact
Matt Mandino: (802) 362-2568
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Cross street
Seminary Road
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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.
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Special events & promotions
The Restaurant at the Reluctant Panther is a fantastic, elegant site for special dining events. Ancillary event spaces include our outdoor patio and gardens and a two-room, Tuscan style pub space with full bar. Please call the front desk for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 304 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNancyDrew (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Lovely room in a beautiful inn. Service good and wine list has a great selection at good value. Disappointed in the fondue losbster appetizer as it was all cheese with one paltry lump of lobster. Steak was fabulous as was the fish.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience. We were greeted by friendly and attentive staff who make you feel comfortable the moment you walk in. Our server was also friendly, knowledgeable and made some great recommendations. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious!! This is the best restaurant I’ve dined at in the Manchester area and my family and I can’t wait to go back!! Thank you!!

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Ellenl (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

It was perfect! Weight staff Michele was knowledgeable, attentive. Food was superb! Fireplaces and snow what could be better!

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vipJMBTGB (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Very nice setting, service and the food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Great meal, great service! Can’t wait to go back in February!!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

There were two large groups that were making so much noise that we could not talk. Ruined our evening. Coffee was terrible

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vipGreenMountainGourmet (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 5, 2017

Fabulous dinner at a gem of a restaurant! This was our first visit to The Reluctant Panther and we were thrilled to discover that it is one of the best restaurants in Vermont! The food is fantastic and the ambiance outstanding - it's so cozy, with two fireplaces and wonderful holiday decorations. Friendly and attentive service. I had the sweet potato soup to start, and it was sublime. My husband had the seasonal salad and he really enjoyed it. For entrees, he had Venison Osso Bucco, which was excellent, and I had the Switchback Ale braised shortribs, which was fantastic. Very good wine list, and inspired desserts round out the experience. We had the yummy deconstructed carrot cake. The evening included several special touches, like an amuse bouche before the first course and chocolate truffles after dinner. Can't wait to go back!

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Denise (New England)
4.0
Dined on November 25, 2017

We were there celebrating a birthday on gals weekend. All of us are foodies and can cook marvelousy. We found our dishes to be a bit average and in particular, my steak was below average. A bit too fatty and grisly texture for a rib eye. Overall, the atmosphere is nice and the cocktail list is creative. I would visit again and give it another try.

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Tami 
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

We went here for Thanksgiving dinner on our honeymoon and had a spectacular dinner. Everything was amazing! We are still talking about the meal and how perfect it was. From the moment we arrived we were greeted and met with hospitality. We were seated at the best table for two that looked out onto a pond and the service was impeccable. Everything was perfect down to the host putting my coat on as we headed out the door. We look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome in every way!

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