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Woodstock, VT suggestions

jmol11 Oct 14, 2012 07:14 PM

Hello all! Looking for dining suggestions in Woodstock, VT. From gastropub/casual dining to fine dining suggestions please. Thanks!

  1. Melanie Wong Mar 4, 2013 11:37 PM

    Sad to report that Bentley's has closed.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      kdlalib Mar 9, 2013 09:57 AM

      Really?! That's so sad. I've gone there for years when I've been in Woodstock.

      1. re: kdlalib
        Melanie Wong Mar 9, 2013 09:54 PM

        I've never been to Bentley's, in fact, never been in Woodstock myself. But some friends who are Dartmouth alums seemed sufficiently saddened at the news that I thought I should post here too while the info was at my finger tips. I figured someone would want to know.

        1. re: Melanie Wong
          Shann Mar 12, 2013 05:29 AM

          Owners of Bentley's filed bankruptcy. It is expected that someone will buy\take over and reopen soon.

    2. didactic katydid Jan 20, 2013 03:53 PM

      what about good sunday brunch/lunch options in Woodstock?

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        Anastasia Nov 10, 2012 06:39 AM

        We are in Woodstock now and have eaten our way around the area, here are some of the weeks highlights...
        Long Trail Brewery-for the special porter garlic wings they were YUM!
        Bentley's- Basic bar food with an excellent bloody mary, and nice upbeat staff. Good sandwiches, meh flatbread.
        Simon Pearce- Always the gem of our visit. Fab staff and views. Had the special trout with home made hash, so good....and HB had Sheperds pie which was good.
        King Arthur Flour- AMAZING treats, bread and salted caramel cupcake. Delish sandwiches and coffee! A MUST visit. Took a baguette home (multi seed) it was amazing.
        Yama (Hanover NH) So good Bibmbap (got it with raw egg) and excellent sushi in the land of meat and potatoes!
        Going to Mariams today and Harpoon brewery.... enjoy!

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        1. re: Anastasia
          jmol11 Nov 14, 2012 12:29 PM

          Hello all, thank you for all the suggestions.

          Our time was limited as we were in the area for a wedding, but we were able to enjoy wonderful meals during our stay. We had dinner at the Parker House Inn, which had an inventive menu, beautiful ambiance and the food was delicious. Every dish that each member of our party ordered was just exquisite.

          We had after party drinks the next day at the Bentley, which had a great atmosphere and good bar food. We had breakfast at the Mountain Creamery; good meal, although we got there 5 minutes past breakfast hours and they refused to let us order breakfast. (It really was only 5 minutes past...seemed a bit rigid.) Regardless, we look forward to returning to the area! Thanks again.

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          bugsmum Nov 9, 2012 08:15 PM

          Definitely Simon Pearce, which isn't far from Woodstock. The Mountain Creamery in Woodstock used to be good for breakfast, not sure if that's still the case.

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            jackiew Oct 30, 2012 11:36 AM

            We never miss the Prince and the Pauper when up for Dartmouth football games.
            Best bar around and outstanding bartenders.
            We eat at the bar and I'd give you some eating suggestions but everything on the menu is wonderful,especially the appetizers.
            Some nights we just eat our way through the appetizers.
            For fun afterthe game we head to bentley's.
            A loud,fun crowd and lots of chatter with interesting people.
            The menu is more of a bar menu if you're bar-sitters like our gang is .
            Great burgers,meatloaf, and their specials are usually different and wonderful.
            This is the place you want to wind up the night;theyserve late,and the location is perfectly downtown Woodstock.

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              zootsi Oct 18, 2012 07:48 PM

              Lots of options - Simon Pierce in Quechee (just east of Woodstock) is perhaps the best, and best known. It's upscale and in a very scenic setting.Excellent food and service. I've heard a lot of good things about Prince and Pauper, which would also be considered fine dining. Bentley's is another well known spot in Woodstock - Victorian decor, mid priced, food is usually good. For something very casual and different, the Ankgor Wat is fun - a byob Asian place a few blocks east of the downtown. Interesting menu, very friendly staff, just a few tables. If you're will ing to drive a bit, the Jasper Murdoch Ale House in the Norwich Inn in Norwich Vermont is an interesting place. It's a tiny brew pub with some nicely prepared, eclectic dishes.

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