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Permanently Closed - White House Inn

4.1
67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Executive Chef Chris Bonnivier carefully selects his dishes for the White House menus using top quality, fresh ingredients and sourcing locally whenever possible. His menus are creative, with bold flavors and new twists on old favorites. Come enjoy this culinary adventure!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table, American
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Hours of operation
Wednesday-Thursday
Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm

Friday-Saturday
Lunch/Dinner 11:00am-10:00pm

Sunday-Brunch
10:30am-2:30pm
Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(802) 464-2135
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Bonnivier
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
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food
4.0
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

One of my favorite all time restaurants, not only in Vt, but anywhere. The food is incredible and the menu is creative. They serve classics like burgers and chicken, but offer creative twists. Their sushi is amazing. The staff is attentive. Definitely get the ice cream sandwich with homemade chocolate chip cookies and ice cream for dessert. Great drinks and ambience.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fantastic food, and a warm ambience. Perhaps the best burger I have ever had. Server was fabulous, and I tipped him in cash after being told he might not get his tip if I put it on Visa, due to management who have told staff they were closing and let them go. This was unfortunate and clouded our visit, because in every way this was a fabulous experience, with excellent food and service. Hopefully the Hermitage will treat this staff ethically, because they did a great job and represented the establishment very well. Any employer would be glad to have them.

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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The bartender switched our wine for the cheer option and we not changed us for more expensive. The manager was not helpful and even rude.
We not recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Sushi and Burgers are terrific. Have also tried the scallops and they were delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great view and setting - had a wonderful brunch - stellar Bloody Mary

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Avocado bomb was delicious
Salmon burger too

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2.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was terrible. Food was okay. Left unimpressed

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been coming to the White House for 35+ years. It has changed so often over the years. Now, the dining room is much more informal. The options are geared to families — which is fine. But, it is no longer a nice date night place. The entrees are more informal. I would suggest this to young families or if you are a couple, eat at the bar. The have added a sushi menu which is nice. My wish....decide what you want to be and stick with it.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Our first time to the White House Inn and we enjoyed it very much. The menu is small but innovative and certainly offers something for everyone. The Korean spiced chicken wings were fabulous as was the kimchi served with it. Burgers were delicious and had some unique offerings. The fried chicken and waffles looked great and the mole sauce was outstanding.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

The waiters we very attentive but we were very disappointed by the food. The restaurant tried too hard to be creative but failed on the most basic level. Our appetizers were average but our entrees lacked flavor, were over cooked and dry. I don’t recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

Farm to Table. Great Menu.

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4.0Dined on October 5, 2017

It was a great way to end a long drive to Vermont. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Both of our dinners were delicious. Wine was reasonably priced.

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2.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was extremely slow, the menu was limited and strange, and the food was just ok.

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2.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Server did not know the details of the preparation of one of 2 meals. Service was slow despite the restauant not being particularly busy. My husband's pastrami burger was good but my chicken was just ok. Very pretty setting, but between the service and just adequate food I can't recommend.

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2.0Dined on August 7, 2017

Our dining experience at the White House Inn was very disappointing mostly because of the pervasive pretentiousness. I believe that it would be a major improvement if the chef ditched his overwrought creations and instead prepared simple but well-prepared dishes. The maître d' and the receptionist should stop being haughty. The staff actually serving the tables did its job well, but the next level up was imperious and snooty. While the White House Inn is a nice-looking establishment, there is ample room for improvement.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Disappointed. Service was slow and they messed up my order. The salmon was very bland with no taste--actually, a bit fishy. However they did take the entree off the bill. The menu is kind of odd for the formal white table cloth atmosphere. A bit snooty without the exceptional menu. With other great dining options in the area, no reason to return.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2017

We always enjoy our meals at the White House. The views are beautiful and the food is very good. The service is normally very good, but unfortunately this time the restaurant was quite busy so our service was not as good. We had to wait quite awhile just to get our first drink and then long wait times in between courses. Our server was very pleasant though.
Overall we enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

One of the best meals I have had in a long time!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2017

Staff is outstanding. Food is top shelf. Definitely recommend to anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

We shared a stone fruit salad, burger, and ice cream cookie for dessert - good portion sizes, best Burger ever! Our waitress was fabulous - she was from the island of Jamaica, but can't remember her name, I'm sorry to say. Our experience was top-notch, from start to finish.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2017

We had a 6:30 reservation & got there on time. The people standing in line ahead of us had a 6:45 date & were immediately seated. We were asked to wait. When I spoke up, we were seated.
My friend's salad had a plastic spoon in it.
The dining room was extremely noisy, so much that we could not hear each other.
3 strikes. We won't be back.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Always love dining at The White House. The food is delicious, the service is exceptional and the atmosphere is truly a Vermont experience.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2017

We were so excited to try White House Inn. We were very disappointed. The wait times for everything were extensive. The menu was out of a lot of dishes. The food was subpar. Unfortunately, not sure we will return or recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

Excellent presentation surpassed by great taste. Good variety. Burgers are exceptional - don't miss them. Duck was delicious. Sushi was also superb. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2017

This was the best meal my husband and I have had in years. The use of unusual yet complementary ingredients and creative, sumptuous sides worked beautifully. The wines by the glass were superb. And the best part is that the prices for this unusually creative and delicious food are super reasonable. Wow, what a gem!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We had breakfast before heading home and the food was amazing. The service was great and the eggs and pancakes were all excellent. The restaurant is very pretty and the hostess gave us a tour after our breakfast. There are secret passage ways and it was so much fun. I would definitely eat here again and even stay here.

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2017

Service was very friendly but a little on the slow side. The food took quite a while to come out. Both the wings and the duck were very dry and overcooked. The burgers were average. The horseradish crusted steak had a thick coating of horseradish mustard on top, which was excessive and overkill. The menu is very fancy, with many fancy sides with each dish. We felt that it would have been better if less time was spent on the many complicated sides and the entree was better executed. Dessert was average, except for the s'mores milkshake my daughter had. The only flavor you tasted was burnt marshmallow. We had to send that one back. Very disappointing for a meal that cost over $200.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Love eating at bar. Delicious vegetarian options as well as hard core animal based food (pigs' ears, short ribs and burgers). The sushi is good as well. Interesting cocktail menu. This is one of the best Wilmington choices.

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2017

Disappointing quality of food, and entrees not served properly.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2017

Second time visiting this week since we were in VT for a week skiing and liked it so much the first time. We had the same salad and it was good but last time it was excellent. It was a Caesar salad and it wasn't prepared as nicely and was not as large, but still good. We were splitting it and had to ask for another plate. We ordered burgers this time both Lamb and short rib burger, we liked both but as is typical lately, hard to eat due to the size. The French fries were great and so was the dessert of ice cream which was a very large portion.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything about our experience at White House Inn was perfect. The place was small and quiet and the staff was very attentive and described the dishes so well on the menu that we wanted everything. The food was soo delicious. I had the short rib gnocci and my fiance had the ribs and both were amazing. I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The staff at the Inn were extremely friendly. They made sure both the kids and adults were comfortable. When waiting for food they let the children watch TV in a lounge downstairs so the adults could talk. At the end of the dinner, they let the kids walk through the hidden passage which made their night. Thank you for a magical night.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We have passed The White House every time we visit Mt. Snow but this is the first time we dined here. We wanted some place special for Valentine's Day and we weren't disappointed. Everything was wonderful and it made for a great special dinner. We started with the Caesar salad and then we both had the duck, we loved both. We finished with a great dessert of beignets and we ordered ice cream to go with it. The beignets were good, only thing I would suggest is that they would be lighter. They have a small menu with a wide variety of choices all sounded great, will not pass by in the future.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We started out in the Tavern for a beer. While the service at the bar area was something far less than responsive by one bartender, another bartender "stepped-up" and helped us out (we waited 10 minutes with not even a glance of acknowledgment from the first bartender - disappointing). However, our experiences were really great thereafter. Our server in the dining room, Jillian, was just fantastic. She was so responsive to our needs, and enthusiastic about the menu - sharing ideas with us regarding choices. We have been here several times before, and continue to really enjoy the food, atmosphere, and generally the service in the Tavern is good.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was a pleasant surprise as it was exceptional. The steak was nicely complemented by the horseradish sauce. The duck melted off the bone and the toed in the hole appetizer was memorable. Definitely coming back!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Great meal! Everything very tasty and presented well. Chef Chris is a true talent. Newly renovated so ambiance is excellent. A must visit if you are in the area.

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Initially they had run out of a popular brand of liquor--they were understaffed--they had run out of a particular entree, they had run out two of the wines by the glass-they had run out of blue cheese- table not set properly- and finally--what restaurant that features burgers as most of their menu runs out of ketchup? Staff did their best. And all this was on a Wednesday--wonder what happens on the week-end?

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2016

Pretty location and space, we also had a lovely waitress BUT the menu needs to be retooled. Caesar salad is a grilled chunk of romaine, my son was served 15 fries in his order and chicken entree was 3 odd turds of chicken. It's trying to be different but not in a good way. We came once when there was a sushi option and that was better.

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2016

Recommend more selection on the menu for dinner. The service was excellent and the cozy seating was terrific.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The Inn is beautiful and the staff exceptional.

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