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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“plantains” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Grill, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We walked into Melaza without reservations on a Friday evening, so we were expecting to wait. We sat at the bar instead because there were two open seats. The bar surface itself was sticky, the liquor bottles/shelf behind the bar were dusty, and the decor...More

Thank PDE86
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Dear PDE86's, I wanted to thank for your feedback that you have submitted. Guest feedback is vital for improving our restaurant and maintaining the service level that we strive for. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service/food you received...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016

This restaurant labels itself "Caribbean cuisine"; I can't tell you whether it was "authentic," nor how much is specifically Jamaican food (as asked below) vs. other Caribbean, but it was wonderful. This is a challenging time for me, choosing a restaurant with menu options that...More

Thank justwannahavefun
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had dinner here on a Friday night in September and were glad we made reservations as it became very crowded that night. We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer which was not all that flavorful, it didn't really taste like coconut and the mango dipping...More

Thank sdoris1950
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Other than a big delay in getting our wine (they were out of our choice bottle) we loved Melaza and their food. We started with a few small dishes: "Mariquitas" Plantain Crisp & Fresh Guacamole, Jumbo Garlic Shrimp (awesome sauce,) and the ceviche (seafood.). They...More

Thank Clawboot
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We sat at the bar for dinner. Caribbean/Jerk chicken very good. Cuban sandwich was great too!! Meet nice locals. Bartender was funny, nice.

Thank Luanne B
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I both thoroughly enjoyed our meals here. And while the hostess had warned us we might have a delay in service due to the number of staff working that night, everyone pitched in and made the service even faster than we expected....More

Thank Ann43108
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Cute restaurant with a bit of an island atmosphere. Delicious food (especially the plantain chips and the salmon!) and very good service.

Thank MaryAnn B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Beautiful food, prepared with care and style. Loved my dinner, it was authentically Caribbean and absolutely perfect. The menu has many choices, and the staff was helpful and kind. Large portions and reasonably priced. I'll definitely go back!

Thank guineverek66
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Melaza, is a relaxed Caribbean styled bistro, but the food is upscaled dining. Each selection from the tapas to our grande plates show creativity in presentation ,taste and texture. We must not forget the incredible desserts, they ended a perfect evening. We would be remiss...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 28 August 2016

My wife, mother-in-law and I often dine together, and all agreed this was a top meal. My mother-in-law had the skirt steak, I had the pork shank, and my wife had some small plates. All were delicious, and the presentations were beautiful. The cocktails were...More

Thank Rick S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
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Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets with subtle tropical flavors. !Let Melaza be your Place for Dining.....Enjoy Melaza's relaxed and refined atmosphere featuring outdoor seating on the front patio and back terrace. (Weather permitting). We offer Gluten Free, Tapas and Diner options.
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