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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
+1 802-649-2922
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck confit” (6 reviews)
“tater tots” (3 reviews)
17:30 - 21:00All hours
326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

I was part of a group of 11 parents, relatives, and students that went to this restaurant to celebrate the graduation of 2 students from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Carpenter & Main required an advance reservation and a per-person deposit. There was...More

1  Thank jandc8491
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Went to C&M for a business dinner recently - a group of us, I think 9 -- anyhow, our waitress was on the spot, drinks (bulleit rye) and a brief discussion of the specials - and revisited before we placed our entree order. I had...More

1  Thank oscar g
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant but were sorely disappointed. The wait staff were wonderful, but the food was truly awful. I ordered mussels that were undercooked and the edge of bad (I had to spit out the first two that I tried). When...More

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 11 April 2015

... For the steak frites. Menu selection is by different sizes of plates and you can easily put together a tapas style dinner at reasonable cost. We prefer the pub section to the main restaurant but the menu is the same. Best Manhattan cocktail around....More

Thank WhereAreMyGlasses
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were able to walk in on a Friday night with no reservation. It is a cozy place. Drinks were good, the basic tomato soup, the special, was really basic. Not great. The crispy calamari was okay, but the cornmeal overwhelmed the dish. The burger...More

1  Thank suzy b
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Typical of small-town, up-scale restaurants, this place has a nice blend of small plate and full-dinner choices. All we sampled was of fine quality and appropriately prepared. Be aware that alcohol prices are rather high - but the rustic ambiance is appealing (to some). Worth...More

Thank PCmonkey
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We have had intermittently fair service and food interspersed with good service and food so decided to give Carpenter & Main one more try. BAD decision. The service was lousy and we were within seconds of walking out when our waitress finally arrived. Unfortunately she...More

3  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Nice ambiance but the food is overpriced for the venue. Watch where you sit in the bar area, for you might get a shelf in your back, which causes an evening of very uncomfortable seating. Wine menu is good with a nice selection. But of...More

Thank Lana L
Reviewed 27 August 2014

My husband love to go in and sit at the bar with Max (bartender) he always makes it fun! We always have a good time. Love the bar snacks so different from regular bar snacks. Menu is always wonderful, usually do the specials because you...More

Thank MontyE_11
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Recently, we needed to attend a book talk, so we tried Carpenter and Main for their lite fare. it was fabulous!! We especially loved the cold soup, the flatbreads and burgers. Be sure to try this fantastic place.

Thank ReenL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 802-649-2922
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