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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

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326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
+1 802-649-2922
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went there on a date and had a wonderful little table in an alcove. Great service; food was good but not over the top great.

Thank Trekandmore
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the few restaurants in Norwich, it's a nice and often less crowded alternative to Hanover restaurants. Staff is very friendly and courteous, and the food is good. The tater tots are a recurring order, as is the burger on a home made english muffin.

Thank William V
Franklin, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Carpenter and Main came highly recommended by a few people. The food was good but the server was unattentive. There was too much time between the time we received our menus and the time we ordered. We wanted to order another bottle of wine, we asked for the wine menu but the waiter didn't come back for our order. The... More 

Thank Rokoren
Brooklyn, New York
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Our waitress ( Bridget) was inattentive. She took forever to serve us and then brought one wrong dish. To add to the poor experience, I thought we'd order desert but after giving us the menus she forgot us. It wasn't totally her fault. They were short staffed. If she had simply been gracious and explained it would have been acceptable.... More 

1 Thank Phillips3675
Hanover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

lovely drinks; incredible variety of small plates: recommend the liver, escargot, + anchovy; rich gnocchi for meal; for desert maple cream crepe

Thank stevejsmith1
Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Carpenter & Main Restaurant is a place for special events. The food is very good, it has small rooms.

Thank noSnow2
Cape Cod
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

When I decided to visit my daughter on Mother's Day weekend I had not planned on it also being Family Weekend at Dartmouth College. Reservations were scarce but we had the good fortune of meeting a couple who recommended Carpenter & Main in Norwich as an excellent local spot that had not yet been discovered by college families and alumni.... More 

1 Thank WampTraveler
La Jolla, California
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We went as a large group and there were other groups seated inside. There was a lot of noise, hard to hear one another, and if I were a couple hoping for a quiet dinner out, I'd be a bit disappointed. The food however is great, high quality and good-size portions . The desserts are delicious. Service efficient and professional.

1 Thank coutinho1993
New Hampshire
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Carpenter and Main is consistently one of the best restaurants in the Upper Valley. Everything - food, wine, service - is always excellent. We have never had a disappointing meal in this fantastic chief owned establishment. The front bistro area is louder than the back rooms should that be a consideration. And the bar is lovely to stop at for... More 

Thank NewHampshireMay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

All around absolutely superb!! One of the top culinary minds in the valley. Flavor procilea never cease to amaze

Thank Christopher B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 802-649-2922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?