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Barrows House Restaurant

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3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Hoosick Falls, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a warm spring evening and sat at the bar and had delicious, high quality drinks. It was obvious that the bartender cared deeply about how he presented each and every drink even when he was a bit busier. We sat near the service area and could see his interactions with the servers. He was very friendly and... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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244 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a couple gateway and end up in manchester; we did not know about the "mud season" were almost everything was closed. All the best rated restaurant we had identified were closed as well. Luckily someone suggested to is that place in Dorset, just a 10 min drive away. Place was also very empty, but was cozy and... More 

Thank Alain L
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted that you were able to make your way to us! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words. Now that you know where we are, make sure to come back and visit us next time you're in town! The patio in the summer is fun for the whole family! More 

Millis, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

So being a gastro pub, I wasn't sure what to expect . We were staying at the Barrows House for the weekend and it was perfect that this restaurant was right on site. The food was amazing! This is a place you'll want to come back to simply for the food options. It was very difficult to choose. We had... More 

Thank Karen S
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

There's nothing that makes us happier than exceeding expectations! We are extraordinarily proud of our culinary team and we're so glad that you had an opportunity to enjoy yourselves while you stayed with us. We update our menu every season to reflect all of the local and wonderful options that open up to us, so you should come back and... More 

Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice this past weekend while staying on property. We had dinner right at the bar both nights and we both ate every bite. Good selection on menu items as well as beverages. Service was great and quick. Scott the bartender was attentive and super nice. Definitely on "The we will return" list.

Thank trisha f
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed yourselves and we are delighted that you'd like to join us again! Our bar, and bartender, are definitely something special! You'll have to come back in the summer to enjoy the patio, firepit, and lawn games! More 

South Dennis , MA
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant from the moment we walked in and were greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. We had a choice of tables and opted for the main dining room. It was very comfortable and cozy. Our waiter Luce was perfect. He was informative with the menu and very attentive but gave us plenty of time to relax.... More 

Thank phdianeroy
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so proud of all of our staff and are delighted to hear that you felt right at home. Our culinary talent is so impressive and always brings an incredible level of creativity to the table. We hope you come back and join us soon! More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, great choice of craft beers. Had the mothers milk draught ( great choice). Appetizers were mussels ( on the spicy side but delicious) truffle popcorn , spring rolls. I enjoyed cup of lentil and lemon grass soup and also had clam chowder on the table as well. Entrees selected short rib. Delicious and fell off the bone. Tuna... More 

Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the culinary talents of our very talented chefs! The outdoor fireplace is even more fun in the summer -- hoping to welcome you back to Barrows House soon! More 

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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a drink at the bar and ended up getting food! We decided on one of the Indian week appetizers, the lamb kabobs, and the mussels frites. Both were excellent! We finished with the Samoa sundae which was excellent- just like a Girl Scout cookie! Great draft list and delicious wine. Modern and spunky-... More 

Thank Pamela H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled you decided to stop in and are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! The Indian specials this week have been amazing and next month we'll be "visiting" the United Kingdom for a week of specials (Shepard's Pie? Yum!) You'll have to come back and visit us again! More 

North Bennington, Vermont
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The dining room has turned into a noisy bar scene. Prices are very high for the bland ambience, noise and my husbands poorly prepared meal. This is a change from our past lovely dinners we have had at Barrows House. I am glad we did not bring any of our holiday guests here. There are better dining choices in the... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

While we thank you for choosing Barrows House, we certainly apologize for not meeting your expectations. The holiday seasons are extraordinarily busy for everyone, including restaurants, which definitely leads to noisier than usual atmospheres. We are incredibly proud of our culinary staff and would implore you to come again, maybe when it's a slower time of year. More 

New York City, New York
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very disappointed in our dinners on a return visit to Barrows House. They all were sub par. Hope they get their act together and offer the kind of experience we have enjoyed in the past. We have enjoyed dining there on our visits with friends in Dorset.

Thank SuQue
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

SuQue, We are so sorry to hear in your disappointment with your recent choice to dine with us. We are incredibly proud of our culinary staff and would love to have an opportunity to prove ourselves to you once more. As you have dined with us previously, you are aware this is certainly not the norm. Please give us a... More 

Vernon, Connecticut
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Always delicious specials and seasonal food prepared by great chefs and always with a great presentation. Its Vermont fine dining at the top of all Inns.

Thank Ibikemountains
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you I Bike Mountains. Looks like you really experienced why people come to Barrows House Food, Fun, Family and Fresh air. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-4455
Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.

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