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Ariel's Restaurant

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29 Stone Rd, Brookfield, VT 05036-9481
+1 802-276-3939
17:30 - 21:30
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Hartford, Vermont
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Brought the "city folk" of the family to Vermont for a fall foliage experience, and after a lovely foliage inspired drive through the central part of the state we made our way to what is a quintessential Vermont country village; Brookfield, replete with, no less than a new floating bridge and one of the few remaining gravel main streets in... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

In an old house, beside a beautiful pond, you can find some of the finest food in Vermont. Don't be put off by the bumpy dirt road. If you can, go when it's light out so you can catch the view. Don't expect elegance, but expect to be welcomed warmly and fed well. Ask for recommendations from the menu --... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My wife's cousin and hubby took us for dinner on a Monday night. They are regulars here, so Richard know them well. I loved the charm of the 1800s house, and the view of the lake. The little town is fun to see too. We were first served their sourdough and soda breads, which were delicious. My wife had the... More 

Thank Moverbob
Brandon, Vermont
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I recently, early August, attended a Board Meeting of an organization I serve on in Williamstown, VT, next to Brookfield. On our drive to the meeting we avoided the interstate, instead opting to travel the less-traveled roads. We came through Brookfield, crossing the Floating Bridge and continuing on our way. In a conversation with my wife a few weeks earlier... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Every review said this was a great restaurant, so it was a must try on my trip to Vermont. I was not disappointed, from the homemade bread, main course of gnocchi and baby garden vegetables with wild mushrooms,to the house made cherry pie, with cherries picked from the tree in the front yard and home made vanilla ice cream, marvelous!... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Dinner was delightful. Gnocchi was so light and combined so well with the fresh vegetables. Loved the bread with the flavor and texture just right. The BEST was the cherry pie. Made with cherries from the property it was sweetened to to the correct amount of tart. The serving of homemade pure vanilla ice cream was a memory into it's... More 

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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

What a fabulous dinner and setting. The brussels sprouts were the best I'd ever tasted with a delicious Thai sauce. I had the farm dinner (it was a Sunday night) and my husband had the lamb on the menu. Everything was cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. The owner brought our wine personally and we had a lovely conversation. Sit on... More 

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Lee D, Owner at Ariel's Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your evening at Ariel's! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Randolph, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Food was good, portions very small. Service was average at best. Had to wait/ ask for a couple of items

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Cary, North Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Moved out of state and returned after 8 years. The food is excellent, as always, but the menu seems more limited. Gotta say we enjoyed every bite! Call first to be sure you want to eat what they are offering, because it's definitely worth the drive if you do!

Thank Mayh791
Lee D, Owner at Ariel's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for coming, we hope to see you on your next trip. Just a note to say you can always look at our current menu on our website, as it changes monthly based on what our farmers bring me. Also we frequently have several specials which you can find out about with a phone call the day... More 

Fresno, California
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I visited Ariel's twice at the beginning of this summer, and had wonderful experiences each time. The first night, I had the warm burrata that was on special, and it was fantastic. The confited tomatoes and the super fresh basil with the gooey cheese and the crunchy toast was at that point the most delicious thing I had ever eaten.... More 

Thank Emily W
Lee D, Owner at Ariel's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much - it was a pleasure to serve you, and we hope to do so many times in the future! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Stone Rd, Brookfield, VT 05036-9481
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brookfield
  • Phone Number: +1 802-276-3939
An 1842 era farmhouse on a beautiful lake next to the famous Floating Bridge provides a romantic and pastoral atmosphere for one of the best meals you've ever had. Chef Lee Duberman and Sommelier Richard Fink have been running Ariel's since 1997, serving beautiful and creative cuisine from the most local and seasonal of Vt. Products. Open for dinner only, Wednesday through Sunday, late April through October.

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