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Barrows House Restaurant

3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
+1 802-867-4455
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit once a month. Excellent staff and great quality food. The tenderloin is always prepared perfectly. The crab and shrimp spring roll is a must try. Thursday is Trivia night in the bar if you are looking for something different. Outside seating with heaters...More

Thank BlondeBling
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Barrows House is an older home on beautiful Route 30. We stayed here last summer and really enjoyed it as a place to stay. Their breakfasts were amazing. We came back this year to stay with friends and to enjoy dinner on their patio,...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice. The first time we sat outside and very much enjoyed the terrace atmosphere and a beautiful Summer eve having drinks under the stars with fire place. The appetizers were ok. I didn't feel there was anything to like about the cheese...More

Thank mlv0619
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a wonderful gourmet restaurant with a beautiful outdoor terrace, heat lamps, and mountains and manicured lawns all around you. They are dog friendly and accommodating to vegetarians, although my friend could not stop raving about the filet mignon she ordered. The staff is...More

Thank Linda50Boston
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again soon. Colleen

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Yes renovated; menus & modernized. Love the hostess table's tin covering & the bar. BH has patio for lovely evenings, pub & bar stools, traditional dinning room. Everyone was friendly to us especially the hostess and waitress ... but after reading prior TrpAdv reviews, I...More

Thank Track1089
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such a well thought out review. While the patio is in such demand, it is always possible to grab a drink or hang out by the fire pit until a table is ready. This plan helps us get the most people outside...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

I really wanted to love this place. And before the food came, we did. Beautiful outdoor seating, fires going, beautiful grounds and views. The drinks we ordered came out just fine. We wanted a little something with drinks, and asked if they had a plate...More

Thank abstractmuse
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Very sorry to hear about your food experience. We have three cheeses from local award winning farms, the accompaniments are house prepared and/or fresh fruit. The size is generally shareable, but I will make sure to let the chef know that you received an uncommonly...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Friends took us to dinner here the first night we arrived from NY. The menu was fascinating and extremely creative. Two of us had the beet tartare for our first course, One of us had the foie gras. I've never seen beet tartare; however, it...More

Thank Karen P
Dorsetinnkeeper, General Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Karen, Thank you for the great review! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

Very, very disappointed in the way we were treated. WE made reservations about a MONTH ahead as it was a very special weekend as guests at the Dorset Inn....we made reservations at the Barrow house for our second night's dinner, at least one month prior...More

Thank foodbuzzer
Dorsetinnkeeper, Manager at Barrows House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. It is our policy to take reservations inside and seat people outside on a first come basis. If there isn't a table outside when guests arrive with a reservation, we give them the...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017

Not your typical gastropub that might have dozens of dishes, but everything on the menu is more interesting than most pub menus. Attention to detail in preparation and serving. The restaurant is on the expensive side, three of us ate for slightly under $200 (including...More

Thank Devorah33851
Reviewed 2 July 2017

very cosy and a great place to land and feel comfortable meeting friends for drinks. Great atmosphere and decor.

Thank Karen L
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10 April 2016|
Response from Chuck K | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do have a lunch menu. Very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3156 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-867-4455
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Barrows House Restaurant is an American pub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont's abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.
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