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The Perfect Wife

2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
+1 802-362-2817
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab cakes” (22 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife, myself and our friends were looking forward to this meal after reading the reviews. Unfortunately the experience did not hold up to the expectations. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arrival. Our waitress was attentive and very pleasant. Beyond that our...More

Thank T W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must stop on our way home from a day on the slopes. Great menu, great atmosphere, great service. They open around 430pm- and I recommend getting there soon after as this place fills up fast.

Thank richardpG3373VU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged to meet friends at this cozy, friendly restaurant near Manchester Center, Vermont, prior to the big holiday. The chef/owner is justifiably proud of her many accomplishments. I regret I was unable to upload photos, but the atmosphere is welcoming. Several country scenes in...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The Perfect Wife is a fun restaurant. Downstairs is a fine dining room, upstairs is pub style and more casual. This time we ate upstairs and had yummy nachos, a burger and a chopped salad. Drinks are good here with lots of options for locally...More

Thank mkcrane2016
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Although we had seen mixed reviews, we booked and didn't regret it. Thai spicy sauce spring rolls to start, wonderful. My wife had filet and I had lamb shank, delicious. Pumpkin cheese cake, ummm! Excellent wine list and although very busy, service was very good....More

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We spent three nights in Manchester. This restaurant was recommended to us and it turned out great. The seafood chowder --lots of fish--was superb. Crab cakes were OK--nothing special, but my wife's chicken saltimbocca was terrific. Good multigrain bread and the Microgreens salad --locally grown...More

Thank MikefromKentucky
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

There was a wait for the main dining room on the lower level, so we opted to eat upstairs at the tavern. Their Vermont cheddar cheese macaroni and cheese was the best we've ever tasted! There was music outside on the patio but we chose...More

Thank BUCKLEUP2017
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We recently went to dinner here with a small group of others to celebrate a special occasion. We did have a reservation. Our waitress was excellent, and the breads served with our food were also delicious, but the kitchen seemed otherwise inadequate. The restaurant was...More

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 5 September 2017

delicious offerings. service is great. would definitely return. great specialty drinks. varied menu to include gluten free offerings.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of friends and locals. I am sorry to set we were let down. the parking lot was packed and we thought that was a sure sign of how great the experience was going to be, not so! The staff...More

Thank amg722
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Lynn J
19 May 2017|
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Response from Lu-Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there in winter but during the warmer weather I believe there is outdoor seating so check with them first.
Lynn J
19 May 2017|
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Response from WanderingFools007 | Reviewed this property |
While I wish I could give a definitive answer off the top of my head, I can only say that there were no dogs present the evening we were there. As nothing about pets appears on their website, I would suggest calling the... More
14 November 2016|
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Response from AgentNick | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free dishes & desserts although we are not a gluten free kitchen. Ask your server for assistance and we will be happy to have you as our guest. Visit our website for our Restaurant and Tavern menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2817
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Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room. Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert. Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.
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