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The Perfect Wife

2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
+1 802-362-2817
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“eggplant fries” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (23 reviews)
“salad” (30 reviews)
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 9:30 with a group of 12 people and they didn't bat an eyelash. They sat us and took our orders knowing it would cause them to stay open late. The food was fantastic. I had the crab cakes and they were delicious

Thank KellieAnn A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, it's confusing what the place is now called, as is seems like the restaurant closed, and the tavern is open, but still called The Perfect Wife, not The Other Woman Tavern. Something like that. They do not take reservations. We did not have to...More

Thank HSR112
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday night around 8:30 and it was a lively atmosphere with a band playing. It wasn’t too far off the exit which was nice because we were traveling to Warren that night. Our waitress, April, was spot on with her...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food and drinks at the tavern (connected to Perfect Wife). We had the chicken pot-pie (served in a bread bowl around salad) and meatloaf. Both were excellent but we left feeling hungry. We also had the crab cake appetizers, which also...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Sunny was our server and she was delightful. This place has a tavern with pub food and a dinning area with comfort food, daily entree specials, small plates, salads, cocktails, wine and desserts! John the managers greeted us and the whole staff was just plain...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 20 February 2018

My family and I had dinner at The Perfect Wife this week and what a treat! The food was delicious and Emily, our server, was so accommodating and professional. We were in Vermont for a few days of skiing and look forward to dining at...More

Thank Georgie_H50
Reviewed 14 February 2018

The Perfect Wife is only open 5days a week so when we visited on a Tuesday, we ate at the adjoining tavern which has a very si Ilan menu. The space is a bar with booths and tables and is nice. We sat at the...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the Perfect Wife with a group of 25 celebrating a birthday. The staff were very attentive and our meals were delicious. I had the curried chicken breast, and my husband had the New York Strip Steak with horseradish potatoes. Everyone was very pleased.

Thank CTKoerner
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are so happy that you all enjoyed the birthday dinner. We appreciate your business and look forward to creating more memorable meals for you.

Reviewed 2 February 2018

Decent atmosphere but friendly service. Food is tasty but it is a throwback to the 80s when more more flavors meant it was 'fine dining'. I was surprised that the chocolate soufflé was actually a piece of flourless(?) cake with ice cream. $150 that we...More

1  Thank LeTerrible
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This us an out dated spot and the food was tired. Most items were cooked well enough but the seasoning/flavors in general were flat at best. With such a small menu there is no excuse to be that off with all the dishes. They need...More

Thank armccaffrey
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Lynn J
20 May 2017|
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Response from Lu-Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there in winter but during the warmer weather I believe there is outdoor seating so check with them first.
Lynn J
20 May 2017|
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Response from WanderingFools007 | Reviewed this property |
While I wish I could give a definitive answer off the top of my head, I can only say that there were no dogs present the evening we were there. As nothing about pets appears on their website, I would suggest calling the... More
15 November 2016|
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Response from AgentNick | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free dishes & desserts although we are not a gluten free kitchen. Ask your server for assistance and we will be happy to have you as our guest. Visit our website for our Restaurant and Tavern menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2817
  • E-mail
Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room. Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert. Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.
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