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Barrows House Restaurant

3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before I start the review, I'm compelled to warn you: do NOT park in the back of this restaurant in the dark without some sort of flashlight. There is very little lighting & it's a small miracle we made it into the building without getting...More

Thank tmh_longisland
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We appreciate the feedback on the lighting in the parking lot and always strive for improvements for our guests. While we are a casual restaurant, we do expect a level of...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

Dinner for 8 on a beautiful cool Vermont evening. We dined on the new fall menu. I had a delicious seafood risotto, one of our diners had poutine-tasty. We kept the waitress busy with several bottles of wine and she was prompt and friendly. Good...More

Thank 3october
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Nothing good about this place. Food ordinary to poor, service terrible, priced like a first class place. With so many good restaurants in the are, no reason to eat here. Didn’t stay in the hotel, which looked like cottages on a common property. Not inviting...More

Thank Uncle1111
Reviewed 29 August 2018

For a week, day and night, the service was spot on and the property managed to provide solitude and comfort by room, conviviality and music by bar and terrace. It became the perfect spot for several martinis and several more glasses of wine. I particularly...More

Thank timeghost11
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

What lovely words -- thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're delighted you enjoyed our eclectic and thought out wine list during your stay with us. We are beyond proud to offer a Wine Spectator Award Winning wine list. We have...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Actually was there summer 2016. Good atmosphere, good food. More casual than the Dorset Inn Restaurant, but owned by the same people.

Thank Judy P
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

You'll have to come back and visit us again! We are indeed a part of The Dorset Inn family and while we are two completely different dining experiences, we do ensure the same level of quality in all guest interactions.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Preparing italian risotto is an art and a good chef knows how to. When you suggest fine dining we expect best food This chefs succeeded in doing it all wrong and served what I now call at best an American fast food risotto. Risotto with...More

Thank Diamond-Guitars
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your constructive feedback with us. We've had a summer of transition and are learning each day so are constantly striving to improve all aspects of our guest experience. We would love to have an opportunity to show...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We recently had dinner here while visiting family in the area. We have been here many times. As usual, dinner was great. I had their flatbread special. We also tried many of their small plates. All very good. It was their Thursday night trivia game...More

Thank lbglendinning
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We had a really lovely dinner at the Inn. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. I highly recommend.

Thank Nancy G
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We can't wait to welcome you back next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We came to the Barrows House on a very busy President's Day weekend. Parking and driveway to the restaurant are a little confusing. A little too much snow and ice and not enough lights outside. However, once inside, the restaurant is charming and much larger...More

Thank Richard H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for joining us and taking the time to leave us such nice feedback. So glad you enjoyed your Scallops and had such a positive experience with Amy. Holiday weekends certainly are busy times in our area for every restaurant!

Reviewed 12 January 2018

My family and I spent new years evening at Barrows for dinner, drinks, and bringing in the new year. The crab soup, fried oysters, and roast duck were spectacular. Between bottles of champagne and fabulous mixed drinks from Scott at the bar we rang in...More

Thank Ken P
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

We are delighted you were able to spend such a special night with us! We are beyond proud of our culinary and bar staff and are pleased you had such a wonderful time. Don't be a stranger!

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9 April 2016|
Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do have a lunch menu. Very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-4455
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Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
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