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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-4418
+1 802-649-2922
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck confit” (7 reviews)
“tater tots” (3 reviews)
“calamari” (4 reviews)
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326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-4418
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Reviewed September 21, 2015

I really like C & M, especially sitting in the rear dining room with its good acoustics (carpet) when I want to talk easily with friends. And the food was excellent: I had the steak au poivre (Thursday special; I didn't know flank steak could...More

1  Thank PeterBrink
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Main gripe was the service. Were there recently (August 14 I believe) celebrating my father in law's 86th birthday. We were in the front formal room and there were eight of us. While the food and wine (and beer) were good, the waiter was surly,...More

Thank Desmond S
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Carpenter & Main is the perfect spot for a relaxing and delicious cocktail and dinner in Norwich. There are several rooms at the restaurant -- we prefer the warmth of the room where the bar is (especially the tables up front), but the other rooms...More

Thank khakio
Reviewed July 12, 2015

was recommended by a friend who lives in Norwich. Wonderful meal, locals think it's pricey but for us Bostonians it was a bargain. Appetizers of Ratatouille and Gazpacho were well executed and tasty. Main of crispy duck confit and poached cod were delicious tho the...More

Thank rpctown
Reviewed July 2, 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 June 30, 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 April 27, 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 April 10, 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 February 14, 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 November 6, 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
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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
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St, Norwich, VT 05055-4418
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 802-649-2922
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