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Chantecleer Restaurant

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8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
17:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed 17:30 - 20:30
Thu 17:30 - 08:30
Fri 17:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Ghent, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rustic building but was highly recommended. Food and service turned out to be a great value, with a good wine list.

Thank Rich W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personal attention, excellent menu, never disappoints. A great place for a special meal-the owners are hands on and the staff is solicitous.

Thank Kathryn F
NYC and Greenwich, CT
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just up the street from the VT outlet mecca of Manchester VT, this restaurant doesn't disappoint. We were initially a bit reluctant to book a reservation, expecting a dining experience out of 1980's, but we were pleasantly surprised. The food here is traditional, but very well prepared, updated to be lighter and more vibrant. The caesar salad drew raves as... More 

Thank NYCandCT
Rockford, Illinois
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is fine dining through out. Starting with the romantic decor and the huge fireplace in the front of the restaurant. The staff was excellent, and the food was absolutely divine! It is located just on the outskirts of Manchester. If you are visiting the area, do not pass up this exceptional restaurant. Make sure to make a reservation... More 

Thank GlasaG
New Canaan, Connecticut
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is our 4th visit to Chantecleer. It never disappoints. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is so very charming. The Misty Knoll chicken; halibut special; caesar salad are all extraordinary and the desserts rock! The bar is lots of fun too. You MUST come here if you are in the Manchester area. Don't miss it.

Thank Marie P
Westlake Village, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Having enjoyed Chantecleer in past seasons, we made sure to reserve two of our four nights in the area for the great food and service. We have never been disappointed . and these two special evenings were no different This restaurant is a "local's" favorite so you will need reservations, but the food choices, preparation, service and fun atmosphere are... More 

Thank RomanticJB
Princeton, New Jersey
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is simply a lovely restaurant and the most memorable meal. The service is stellar as well. My husband enjoyed the duck and venison medallions - so good we purchased a venison roast from the Manchester Butcher Shop in an effort to duplicate the recipe (ours was good, but obviously nothing like Chantecleers!). I was amazed by the octopus appetizer... More 

Thank Lisa S
Manchester, Vermont
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As always, the Chanticleer did not disappoint. The food was excellent (Try the weiner schneitzel) and the service outstanding. If you enjoy fine dinijng and a very nice atmosphere, try the Chanticleer...but bring you wallet!

Thank IKnowFood928
Albany, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We decided to try this restaurant after an afternoon of driving Not to far from albany and the area is beautiful. It is in an old barn and has a lot of character and ambience I had the octopus appetizer and it was prepared superbly followed by the european salad.which reminded us of Germany also excellent For a main course... More 

Thank superg2015
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We struggled to find the restaurant in the dark so were late for our booked time, but they were very gracious and we had our table. My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal with good service in a busy well-heeled popular venue. If you are in the area visit this restaurant.

Thank Clive T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 08:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  East Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-1616

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