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Chantecleer Restaurant

8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are heading to the Manchester, VT area, please make reservations at this restaurant. What a delightful, quaint and wonderfully delicious surprise. Who would know that in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. Situated in...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ambience is wonderful, food is delicious and this is one of my FAVORITE places in Southern Vermont. A must place to go.

Thank Lucydog53
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Not sure how we didn't find this restaurant sooner as we've been spending long weekends in Manchester for a few years now ! The rustic atmosphere lends to a casual, but upscale experience. Wonderful service, food and conversation at the bar. Just listening to the...More

Thank jjenny2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Living here in beautiful Manchester. I have had the opportunity to have dined here dozens of times , never to be disappointed from apps to dessert all is amazing. Although hard to sway away from the venison / duck combo. But have had several other...More

Thank nyg142
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Love to sit at the bar and tonight was no exception. Steak Frites is always a favourite combined with Asian appetisers. We decided to take home a dessert - 20 Layer Crepe Cake. First thing tomorrow morning I am calling to see if they have...More

Thank AnnieRabat
Reviewed 13 May 2017

First time to this restaurant. Definitely not the last! We frequent Manchester and love the area, especially during high fall foliage season. But we are here this weekend for my husband Orvis fishing lessons and our Anniversary. We decided to try something different upon the...More

Thank Krioux48
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I know. The bulk of this restaurants reviewers either (a) have been paid off, or (b) have never been to a good restaurant, or (c), were born 90 to 100 years ago (corroborated visually at the time of dining). Had dinner here last year on...More

Thank abobharris
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. A classic Vermont restaurant with a combination of old Yankee vermont with modern touches, like the oil/hurricane lamps; nice bar. The food was terrific. We went for the three course prix fixe meal at $38. What a buy. Tasty mushroom bisque, as...More

Thank Conseiller99
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2 November 2016|
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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|
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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