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The Perfect Wife

2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
+1 802-362-2817
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had an EXCELLENT experience at the Perfect Wife on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The manager, Tom Siegle went out of his way to take a reservation for 10 people and set us up on the beautiful patio. Our waitress, April Stevens was phenomenal in...More

1  Thank Mary O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 for dinner. Was so hot outside so we ate inside. AC felt nice. Lobster roles were delicious. Salads were average. The rose wine was tasty as was the beer. The lemonade cocktail was awful. When we told our waitress...More

1  Thank Shari M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with another couple because we heard the food was good. It was. But the place was deafening, just with conversation, and it was almost impossible to talk. If we had sat outdoors, I think we would have liked it better. Service was...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually enjoy dinner here once a month. This last time however was our best meal here-maybe ever. My wife and I always share our meals. Going into it one thing for sure-one of us will order the turkey schnitzel. This time for apps we...More

1  Thank Geno B
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Geno, for the stellar review! We are having so much fun in the kitchen this season with all of the local produce. I am off to the kitchen to make Cauliflower Tabouli right now! See you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at the tavern last night. What a fantastic atmosphere! The food was fantastic and service wonderful! Do not miss if you are in the area!!

Thank elizabeth r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had my wedding rehearsal dinner (40 ppl) at the Perfect Wife, and it was a splendid evening. The private dining space is in the walk-out basement, and it is cozy and comfortable. Andrea, the events manager, was great to work with, helping me put...More

Thank Jenn A
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The Tavern at the Perfect Wife is a really fantastic restaurant and bar. We have been going there for years, and are always very impressed with the food , service and atmosphere. We particularly enjoy Friday nights when they have live music. The manager Tom,...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We are a family of 14 here in Manchester for our annual family vacation We made the reservation with Tom who was easy and a pleasure to deal with. The menu was creative and all the food from appetizers to dessert was excellent Our server...More

Thank Marty714032171
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, fine wine and good desserts. The adjanct Perfect Wife Tavern serves cool beer and hast love music on Fridays. Great to hang out with locals. For a special occasion the Perfect Wife Restaurant is the place.

Thank Srinchen
Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is by far one of the best restaurants we have EVER been to. The outdoor grounds are just gorgeously manicured and landscape. We had a ball just taking pictures by the babbling brook and flowered arches. The food was so delicious and the cocktails...More

Thank NMS971
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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