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Ponce Bistro

) #23 of 42 Restaurants in Manchester $$ - $$$ American, , Healthy
4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
+1 802-768-8095
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (47 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wide variety of good lunch options in the old home on the main street leading into Manchester. The outside patio is a lovely spot for a meal, despite the traffic (and the mention of winter fireside dining sounds nice too). We found more choices...More

Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy going to Ponce for dinner, lunch, or a coffee on the go. The atmosphere, service and food is always pleasant (although sometimes on the slow side). I also love the new color choice on the exterior of the building, but for the life...More

Thank march312017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful place for lunch after shopping the outlets. We each had a cup of homemade soup; mine was pumpkin-butternut squash, and my companion had roasted red pepper soup. Both were delicious. I ordered a kale salad with craisins, apple and sunflower seeds with peanut-ginger dressing...More

Thank Mary Alice N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stopped in for lunch. Cool decor and a unique menu with interesting and delicious sounding sandwiches. Both had smoked salmon sandwich which was excellent and had a generous amount of salmon. Service was slower than I wanted but we weren't in a hurry so it...More

Thank Julia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant with a nice outdoor sitting. I had my 2 little dogs with me and it was perfect. Menu isn't extensive but the food was good.

Thank Claudine E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did a day trip to Manchester and asked a local for a non-chain recommendation for lunch. Ponce Bistro turned out to be a good choice. The restaurant is small with a limited menu but we found 2 good choices, the tuna wrap and quiche....More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

After having trouble finding a lunch place with good gluten-free options, we were happy to stumble upon this restaurant! Good gluten-free bread is offered along with some already gluten-free options (chef told us afterward the Puerto Rican rice and beans is good for next time),...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I've always appreciated the creative, fresh and beautifully served plates here. My favorites are the rice and beans; the salads are outrageous (kale and berries) the coffee and tea selections are excellent and there are always GF options and fresh gorgeous tempting baked goods at...More

Thank abstractmuse
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our reservation was made after peak ski season so the restaurant was not busy. Upon arriving we were offered the choice of a regular table or the "couch table" which we selected (see picture attached). The restaurant is BYOB and there is no corkage fee....More

Thank RSBerry
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We have visited this town for more than 20 years,always looking for a place to have lunch.We have tried nearly every place in town with results ranging from disappointing to inedible. Ponce is a city in Puerto Rico and so I ordered the rice and...More

Thank Michael L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-768-8095
  • E-mail
At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.
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