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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%
Travellers talk about
“eggplant fries” (20 reviews)
“peking duck” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 5 days ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, myself and our friends were looking forward to this meal after reading the reviews. Unfortunately the experience did not hold up to the expectations. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. Beyond that our...More

1  Thank T W
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This place is a must stop on our way home from a day on the slopes. Great menu, great atmosphere, great service. They open around 430pm- and I recommend getting there soon after as this place fills up fast.

Thank richardpG3373VU
Reviewed 23 December 2017

We arranged to meet friends at this cozy, friendly restaurant near Manchester Center, Vermont, prior to the big holiday. The chef/owner is justifiably proud of her many accomplishments. I regret I was unable to upload photos, but the atmosphere is welcoming. Several country scenes in...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The Perfect Wife is a fun restaurant. Downstairs is a fine dining room, upstairs is pub style and more casual. This time we ate upstairs and had yummy nachos, a burger and a chopped salad. Drinks are good here with lots of options for locally...More

Thank mkcrane2016
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Although we had seen mixed reviews, we booked and didn't regret it. Thai spicy sauce spring rolls to start, wonderful. My wife had filet and I had lamb shank, delicious. Pumpkin cheese cake, ummm! Excellent wine list and although very busy, service was very good....More

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We spent three nights in Manchester. This restaurant was recommended to us and it turned out great. The seafood chowder --lots of fish--was superb. Crab cakes were OK--nothing special, but my wife's chicken saltimbocca was terrific. Good multigrain bread and the Microgreens salad --locally grown...More

Thank MikefromKentucky
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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