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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
8023622817
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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the sesame crusted tuna was done perfectly. my husband had the salmon, which was equally delicious. The pianist, while playing right next to us, performed in a lovely fashion that allowed for conversation, but was an artful backdrop. The waiter, however, was lacking in personality and rarely looked us in the eye.

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Chester, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go often to Manchester and while we have not gone to that many restaurants, the Perfect Wife must be among the best. I had the crab cake appetizer and the Prime Rib, which was excellent. My Wife the Caesar salad and shrimp scampi. She raved about it. Service was quick and friendly and very professional. I highly recommend.

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Thank Ken H
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to thrilling you on your next visit. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

Swanton, Vermont
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a group. Place was fairly busy. They could improve on hospitality, but they are busy so perhaps they don't need to. I had the salmon, very good. My buddy had the pan crusted fish which was just a fish stick. Drink refills we few and far between my no one pet peeve. Everything else was fine. Great name.

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Thank Big_Daddy_VT
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Big Daddy, Thank you for taking the time to review the Tavern. I will have a meeting with my tavern manager to make sure that we are more welcoming and that no one will have to wait for a drink. We hope that you come back to try us again. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went there with another couple in late January on a Saturday night. had reservations, They were busy but not full. food was OK but the service made me feel very rushed. ( no one waiting, ) silver ware was missing but was brought OK. As soon as we sat down immediate drink order taken then when delivered after a little... More 

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Berwyn, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Ate at the tavern associated with the restaurant, The Other Woman. Good food, comfortable atmosphere.

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Thank haroldt274
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us on your trip to Manchester, Harold. I appreciate that you took the time to write us a good review. Happy New Year! Amy Chamberlain More 

Albany, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice ambience, good selection of craft beer. Waitress was mediocre. Other staff friendly and professional. Food was luke warm. Ordered burger medium, came rare. Took forever to get check. Will try another Manchester restaurant next time in town.

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Thank Dave J
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Dave, I am sorry to hear that things were not up to par on your visit. Any chance you can tell me who your server was? I will speak to my manager about the check time and to my kitchen staff about proper cooking. I do hope you give us another chance. Your experience is not the norm, I... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Have been to both the restaurant and the tavern and recommend both. Last time was Christmas eve dinner and it was delightful. Food and service was great, beautiful ambiance. The tavern has a less formal menu and offers live music some nights. A local great choice either way.

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, Ellen. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed yourself here and look forward to seeing you again. Amy More 

Connecticut
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and casual, home style decor and service. Good food and fun attitude. Great for casual stop, beer with friends or a nice dinner. Recommended!

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Thank ShashBB
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. I am happy that you enjoyed your experience here. See you again soon! More 

Huntington, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Called to make a reservation and they rudely said that they were booked and then hung up. They didn't even ask us what day we wanted to place the reservation.

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Thank whocaresimblond
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

I would like to apologize. That is not at all how things are done here. Can you please tell me who answered the phone? I ask all to say their name when they answer the phone. I can't imagine who would speak to you like this. I assure you that we do everything in our power to accommodate everyone here.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family, consisting of four adults (two restaurant industry professionals and two people who dine out frequently) and a child, recently had dinner at The Perfect Wife. Everything on the menu sounded appealing and we all really liked what we did choose. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't get reservations for the following night. The décor is lovely in... More 

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the praise. It means so much coming from those in the industry. I so appreciate the review. Happy New Year to you and your family! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 02:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 8023622817
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?