We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chantecleer Restaurant

8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (13 reviews)
“spaetzle” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
17:30 - 20:30All hours
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (157)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar to dine and everyone we encountered could not have been nicer and more attentive. We basically ate off the appetizers menu because everything just sounded so good...and it was. Not sure our favorite but have to recommend the Cheesecake for...More

Thank EpicTravelPartners
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We tried everything on the menu I think. The seafood medley, the chicken, the sweetbreads the European salad, think someone had a vegan dinner, , steak tartare, veal, lamb chops, cheese board carrot cake, caramel ice cream, vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and more....More

Thank SagHarborAlice
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were on vacation in Manchester and looking for a nice place to eat. Not being familiar with this restaurant, we decided to take a chance. As soon as we entered we were stopped by a very snotty hostess who wanted to confirm out reservations....More

2  Thank daytripper1962
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Chose this restaurant on the advice of a local. Called one month ahead and said it was our 44th anniversary. Called the evening before to verify and woman said no note of anniversary but would note it. Our table was behind a post and small...More

4  Thank sheshechu1
1234swiss, Manager at Chantecleer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 28 August 2017

The food did not disappoint ... we had read the reviews and were excited to dine here. He had a beet salad to start, I had the mixed greens, he had the John Dory, I had the Halibut ... all delicious!! I gave it "very...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Friends who have grown up in Manchester are of Vermont rave about Chantecleer. We finally broke from our routine and decided to try a few new venues. Very glad we did. We made our reservations at Chantecleer - we were excited to venture out. The...More

Thank cburnssr
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We had a nice dinner with good food and service in a quaint rustic setting. I had the sweet breads appetizer which was excellent. My wife chose the mushroom ravioli which she rated just OK. Salads were one of their house offerings and we both...More

Thank john c
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We dined here at the bar recently while vacationing in Vermont. What a special treat! Lovely menu and extremely fresh ingredients. The fish and meat dishes were delightful and the ambiance was just perfect. We met a number of local people, and the owners. We...More

Thank SweeneyBoston_Ma
Reviewed 9 July 2017

You drive through the greenery and the trees and when you walk in the restaurant you find yourself in a wonderful place and feel yourself so good. the atmosphere and ambiance are wonderful, the distribution of tables, romantic lighting, all dressed in stylish black, vivid...More

Thank fethi d
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is a very nice place to eat on the upscale side. My son saw this on line and said I should try it out. The meals on the menu were nice, but I chose what I would feel comfortable with and know something about....More

1  Thank Bill C
Nearby Restaurants
1,040 reviews
5.53 km away
Ravens Den Steakhouse and Taproom
357 reviews
5.14 km away
Zoey’s Double Hex Restaurant
496 reviews
5.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Emerald Lake State Park
67 reviews
1.32 km away
Mad Tom Orchard
13 reviews
5.62 km away
Bromley Mountain
235 reviews
6.57 km away
H.N. Williams General Store
28 reviews
7.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Elle42002 | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely rustic restaurant, and I found most of the diners were in "dressy" casual clothes -- no shorts or torn jeans. The servers were charming and the real emphasis is on the great food.
18 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from marilyn d | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking lot which is FREE to park in. You are basically out in the boondocks so no nearby commerce to jam things up. I hope you enjoy your visit there.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing