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Barrows House Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a drink at the bar and ended up getting food! We decided on one of the Indian week appetizers, the lamb kabobs, and the mussels frites. Both were excellent! We finished with the Samoa sundae which was excellent- just like a Girl Scout cookie! Great draft list and delicious wine. Modern and spunky-... More 

Thank Pamela H
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled you decided to stop in and are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! The Indian specials this week have been amazing and next month we'll be "visiting" the United Kingdom for a week of specials (Shepard's Pie? Yum!) You'll have to come back and visit us again! More 

North Bennington, Vermont
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The dining room has turned into a noisy bar scene. Prices are very high for the bland ambience, noise and my husbands poorly prepared meal. This is a change from our past lovely dinners we have had at Barrows House. I am glad we did not bring any of our holiday guests here. There are better dining choices in the... More 

Thank Jennifer F
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

While we thank you for choosing Barrows House, we certainly apologize for not meeting your expectations. The holiday seasons are extraordinarily busy for everyone, including restaurants, which definitely leads to noisier than usual atmospheres. We are incredibly proud of our culinary staff and would implore you to come again, maybe when it's a slower time of year. More 

New York City, New York
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very disappointed in our dinners on a return visit to Barrows House. They all were sub par. Hope they get their act together and offer the kind of experience we have enjoyed in the past. We have enjoyed dining there on our visits with friends in Dorset.

Thank SuQue
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

SuQue, We are so sorry to hear in your disappointment with your recent choice to dine with us. We are incredibly proud of our culinary staff and would love to have an opportunity to prove ourselves to you once more. As you have dined with us previously, you are aware this is certainly not the norm. Please give us a... More 

Vernon, Connecticut
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Always delicious specials and seasonal food prepared by great chefs and always with a great presentation. Its Vermont fine dining at the top of all Inns.

Thank Ibikemountains
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you I Bike Mountains. Looks like you really experienced why people come to Barrows House Food, Fun, Family and Fresh air. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fabulous venue! Excellent food! Love the outdoor dining and heat lamps! The service was excellent as was the venue and the food.

Thank Jill S
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks Jill. We enjoyed having you. Can't wait to see you again soon! More 

Clifton Park, NY
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328 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

After a very enjoyable experience a year ago, we decided to return to the Barrows House. This visit stated with a couple drafts from their brief but craft intensive list of beers. Since they had tapped out of the porter on the list that I was interested in, I decide to try a 14th Star Valor Ale ($6) from Burlington,... More 

Thank Roger K
Dorsetinnkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Roger. We appreciate your feedback and will share with the team. They always like to hear reviews of travelers and guests. Looking forward to a 3rd visit. The Team at BH. More 

Hilton Head Island
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I had drinks and dinner at Barrows House. What had bee a charming inn dining room has been transformed into a setting more suited to New York. Bar is large, modern and unexpected in small Fermont village. Service was good but food was average and comparatively expensive.

Thank George J
New Jersey
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had dinner at this restaurant one night while staying here for two nights. Before dinner, we enjoyed a cocktail while sitting by the fire pit on the patio which was perfect and romantic on a cool fall evening. My husband and I each had the rib eye special with a brandy lobster meat sauce which was beyond delicious, but... More 

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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! I have been eating myself around the USA on Pub Chips and these ones...... AMAZING!!! (Please. No comments on how round I am getting on chip! Lol) Waffle-cut and a nice sharp dipping sauce make this "snack" worth a visit. They have an ever-evolving cocktails menu and the dinner specials are always fresh and a little edgy. One of... More 

Thank Josh W
Lexington, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This restaurant truly surprised me, while passing thru looking for a place to have dinner we were originally drawn in by the outside fire pit and dining on an evening that would have been truly wonderful to dine under the stars. Once inside we were originally disappointed to learn that reservations had been made by others to dine outside for... More 

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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
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?