A few of our guests are changing up the routine this Thanksgiving and heading to Vermont for a little R&R. One family’s rented the Farm House and plans to cook dinner in. Others are just kicking back, and doing dinner OUT. So we polled our friends and neighbors for “dinner out” recommendations and put together this list of favorites:
Ye Olde Tavern, Manchester VT. 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Circa 1790 Colonial restaurant, featuring innovative New England & Traditional Fare with superior service and genteel hospitality of a bygone era. Go traditional with pumpkin bisque and Tom Turkey, and cranberry fritters. Don’t miss the vintage cocktails. Call for Reservations: 802.362.0611.
Dorset Inn. Dorset VT. Noon – 4:00 pm. A charming, friendly inn to the north with an a la carte Thanksgiving menu featuring the classic holiday dishes, plus housemade specialties. Free-range turkey for traditionalists, free-form Pumpkin Ravioli for veg heads. Cozy atmosphere, remarkable service. Children’s menu. Call for Reservations: 802.867.5500.
Copper Grouse, Manchester VT. Join Executive Chef Vanessa Davis for an elevated take on a traditional New England menu. We love the restaurants warm, welcoming atmosphere and their inspired cocktail list — look for tried and true classics, artisanal spirits and a wide selection of Vermont craft beers to accompany your holiday meal. Reservations required.