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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)
“peking duck” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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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
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

There was a wait for the main dining room on the lower level, so we opted to eat upstairs at the tavern. Their Vermont cheddar cheese macaroni and cheese was the best we've ever tasted! There was music outside on the patio but we chose...More

Thank BUCKLEUP2017
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We recently went to dinner here with a small group of others to celebrate a special occasion. We did have a reservation. Our waitress was excellent, and the breads served with our food were also delicious, but the kitchen seemed otherwise inadequate. The restaurant was...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 6 September 2017

delicious offerings. service is great. would definitely return. great specialty drinks. varied menu to include gluten free offerings.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of friends and locals. I am sorry to set we were let down. the parking lot was packed and we thought that was a sure sign of how great the experience was going to be, not so! The staff...More

Thank amg722
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by the hostess at Wilburton Inn. We loved it! The lamb special was outstanding. Others in our party of four loved their dinners and the Malbec we ordered was a good value. We returned 3 nights later and as often happens,...More

Thank CaptMakai
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We go every year mainly for the eggplant fries. Highly recommended! One area of the restaurant has reservations and the other does not. Significant bar scene and good solid menu. Great for a group.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had a steak dinner here and I would say it was very good, not quite excellent. Would definitely go back. Good service.

Thank luv2dive51
Reviewed 11 August 2017

OK first thing that needs to be said is that we didnt have reservations...was happy that they were able to accommodate us....The following dinner got rave reviews..Duck 5 stars, Chicken 5 Stars, everyhting else, particularly the fish dish and the prime rib got so so...More

Thank wconnor
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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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