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Chantecleer Restaurant

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8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
17:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed 17:30 - 20:30
Thu 17:30 - 08:30
Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Chesterfield, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I know. The bulk of this restaurants reviewers either (a) have been paid off, or (b) have never been to a good restaurant, or (c), were born 90 to 100 years ago (corroborated visually at the time of dining). Had dinner here last year on our anniversary. Following some slightly past-prime pate, were served good onion soup, so-so "homemade" rolls/bread,... More 

Thank abobharris
Roseland, New Jersey
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734 reviews
516 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. A classic Vermont restaurant with a combination of old Yankee vermont with modern touches, like the oil/hurricane lamps; nice bar. The food was terrific. We went for the three course prix fixe meal at $38. What a buy. Tasty mushroom bisque, as good a wiener schnitzel with spaetzle that we have ever had, and nice desserts: a... More 

Thank Conseiller99
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in an old refurbished barn. It has character and very cozy. Food was delicious and staff friendly. I would suggest a reservation. Open wed-sun and call after 2:00 for reservations. We had late reservations and I called after 2:00 the same day to see if something earlier opened and it did. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Chris L
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

i can't say enough great things about this restaurant. the food is amazing. the atmosphere charming and cozy. ABSOLUTELY get a table here if you're visiting.

Thank thishawn
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Excellent all the way around. They have a very charming bar and have a pre-fix night for those on a budget. Much of the food is procured from local and/or small family farms. High-quality food and a great bar. Chef-owned.

Thank Leo B
Ghent, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Rustic building but was highly recommended. Food and service turned out to be a great value, with a good wine list.

Thank Rich W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Personal attention, excellent menu, never disappoints. A great place for a special meal-the owners are hands on and the staff is solicitous.

Thank Kathryn F
NYC and Greenwich, CT
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Just up the street from the VT outlet mecca of Manchester VT, this restaurant doesn't disappoint. We were initially a bit reluctant to book a reservation, expecting a dining experience out of 1980's, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food here is traditional, but very well prepared, updated to be lighter and more vibrant. The caesar salad drew raves as... More 

Thank NYCandCT
Rockford, Illinois
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This restaurant is fine dining through out. Starting with the romantic decor and the huge fireplace in the front of the restaurant. The staff was excellent, and the food was absolutely divine! It is located just on the outskirts of Manchester. If you are visiting the area, do not pass up this exceptional restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation... More 

Thank GlasaG
New Canaan, Connecticut
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is our 4th visit to Chantecleer. It never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is so very charming. The Misty Knoll chicken; halibut special; caesar salad are all extraordinary and the desserts rock! The bar is lots of fun too. You MUST come here if you are in the Manchester area. Don't miss it.

Thank Marie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 08:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  East Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-1616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?