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Ponce Bistro

4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
+1 802-768-8095
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (43 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
“baguette” (5 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a day trip to Manchester and asked a local for a non-chain recommendation for lunch. Ponce Bistro turned out to be a good choice. The restaurant is small with a limited menu but we found 2 good choices, the tuna wrap and quiche....More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having trouble finding a lunch place with good gluten-free options, we were happy to stumble upon this restaurant! Good gluten-free bread is offered along with some already gluten-free options (chef told us afterward the Puerto Rican rice and beans is good for next time),...More

Thank Leah M
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I've always appreciated the creative, fresh and beautifully served plates here. My favorites are the rice and beans; the salads are outrageous (kale and berries) the coffee and tea selections are excellent and there are always GF options and fresh gorgeous tempting baked goods at...More

Thank abstractmuse
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Our reservation was made after peak ski season so the restaurant was not busy. Upon arriving we were offered the choice of a regular table or the "couch table" which we selected (see picture attached). The restaurant is BYOB and there is no corkage fee....More

Thank RSBerry
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We have visited this town for more than 20 years,always looking for a place to have lunch.We have tried nearly every place in town with results ranging from disappointing to inedible. Ponce is a city in Puerto Rico and so I ordered the rice and...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I were in Manchester, VT for a sightseeing day trip and, strictly by chance, stopped at Ponce for lunch. We are so glad we did. Great food and atmosphere, and their prices are very reasonable considering the high quality of the experience....More

Thank JFrustere
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was a cold, snowy night in Manchester. My husband & I were the only customers. Ron, the owner & chef came out to talk to us. He and his server, Analicia, were very friendly and informative. We started with a Seafood gumbo, which had...More

1  Thank Terri C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place New Years Day. We decided to have lunch here because they were listed online as gluten free. To make a long story short they have gluten free bread for sandwiches and we waited an hour total to be seated and for...More

Thank Lindseyrc
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate here a few years ago and were happy with our experience. However, today's experience was the complete opposite. My husband ordered the chicken noodle soup. It was barely warm, so he asked to have it reheated. It returned to the table only marginally...More

Thank LGGGNewHampshire
Reviewed 20 November 2016

As a Wine professional and Sommelier anytime I see a BYOB, I get goosebumps ! My wife and I decided to try Ponce bistro out while on an overnight in Manchester. Very small and intimate this place packs a wallop ! We sat in the...More

2  Thank Glenn S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-768-8095
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At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.