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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
16:00 - 02:00
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Albany, NY
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had been wanting to try this Restaurant/Tavern for quite some after hearing good things about it. Not wanting a full formal dinner the other night, we decided to try the Tavern. We were seated in a timely fashion. Unfortunately, it was at a table for 4 (1 on each end and 2 on one side, the other side abutted the... More 

Thank WanderingFools007
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

I am truly sorry that you did not enjoy your meal here. I am going to spend some time working on managing the tavern to fix the service problems. I will also speak to my kitchen staff about the saltiness of the fries and make sure that recipes are followed. No excuses for anything that did not please you 100%.... More 

Sharon, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't eaten downstairs yet but our meals in the tavern when we pass through Manchester are always wonderful. The waitstaff was very attentive and received my praise for being one of the first to ever actually bring me a glass of ice with my wine when I requested it! Last year they were king enough to provide me with... More 

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the sparkling review! (Did you try to make the soup?) I am happy to hear that you stopped in again. We look forward to your next visit. Amy More 

New York
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they serve wonderful meals but the price is steep. Nice atmosphere. not very handicap accessible....

Thank DianeLBG
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Please let me know where you ate your dinner, tavern or dining room. I have a handicap ramp to the dining room and a moveable ramp for the threshhold in the tavern. I will speak with my staff to make sure that these are both pointed... More 

Dedham, Massachusetts
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481 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a disappointment given some reading and overall suggestions. Not bad by any stretch, but not as good as hoped or expected. Menu, service, and quality all do the job but nothing above average. Would return for music and entertainment as was very good and had been before for same reason.

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ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Coach K, Thank you for reviewing The Wife on Tripadvisor. I am sorry that you were not wowed by our service and food. I will make sure to instill in my staff, even more, how important excellent service and most delicious food is. I assure you that the next time you come in for music, you will want to... More 

Chester, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely, Had the French onion soup, steak sandwich and Thai curry with vegetables. It was a special eve for us since my grandaughter is staying with us during her break from Clarkson University. We went to an author at the Northshire and then had dinner there. Chasse Fine Art Gallery Chester

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Cohoes, NY
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209 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband surprised me with reservations to The Perfect Wife! We arrived a few minutes after our reservation time. We were warmly greeted and brought to our table promptly. My husband started with the French onion soup and I had the garden salad...both were excellent. My husband and I decided to have one of the specials for dinner: Shrimp with... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had the opportunity to visit The Perfect Wife this weekend based on the recommendations online. Was listed a a formal restaurant it was actually very casual, which is not a bad thing. Our server Kaiylan was terrific and could not have been more gracious. We both ordered the Crab-cake dinners.....we received our bread and within 5 min or so... More 

Thank mls8002
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review to Tripadvisor. I appreciate the feedback. I am sorry that our crab cakes were not the best that you have ever had. They are our most popular item on the menu. I assure you that we do not microwave them! They are sauteed fresh to order. They do cook quickly and can be sent... More 

Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Went to dinner after skiing all day and while it was snowing pretty hard but that didn't seem to keep anyone away. The tavern area was very busy. The seafood chowder was great and so were our dinners. Wait staff very good even though they were VERY busy.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

the sesame crusted tuna was done perfectly. my husband had the salmon, which was equally delicious. The pianist, while playing right next to us, performed in a lovely fashion that allowed for conversation, but was an artful backdrop. The waiter, however, was lacking in personality and rarely looked us in the eye.

Thank Sheila N
Chester, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We go often to Manchester and while we have not gone to that many restaurants, the Perfect Wife must be among the best. I had the crab cake appetizer and the Prime Rib, which was excellent. My Wife the Caesar salad and shrimp scampi. She raved about it. Service was quick and friendly and very professional. I highly recommend.

Thank Ken H
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to thrilling you on your next visit. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 8023622817
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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