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Chantecleer Restaurant

8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
+1 802-362-1616
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (14 reviews)
“spaetzle” (8 reviews)
“halibut” (7 reviews)
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8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an amazing multicourse meal there which was out of this world. The rack of lamb was one of the best I’ve ever had as was the duck dish. Service was very friendly and prompt. Prices were reasonable and food quality was stellar. The inside...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful service and the food was amazing!!! The salad was very good, the meat and the salmon. The sundae was to die for.

Thank Margoda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel made the booking for us for our Wedding Anniversary and it was a nice restaurant; the menu was ok and the waitress looking after us; Debbie, offered good customer service. The restaurant is quite dark and very old fashioned There is a lovely...More

Thank MRSA240115
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dinner here on a cold November evening. Service was excellent. We were treated to a bottle of champagne from our son and daughter-in-law to celebrate our anniversary waiting at our table when we were seated in front of a beautiful stone...More

Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chantecleer is by far one of the best restaurants in southern Vermont. Chef owned by Swiss Chef Michele Baumann this fining dining restaurant has been a mainstay for almost 30 years. If I was to say just one thing about this place is that...More

Thank DowntownBob
1234swiss, Owner at Chantecleer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you DowntownBob

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar to dine and everyone we encountered could not have been nicer and more attentive. We basically ate off the appetizers menu because everything just sounded so good...and it was. Not sure our favorite but have to recommend the Cheesecake for...More

Thank EpicTravelPartners
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We tried everything on the menu I think. The seafood medley, the chicken, the sweetbreads the European salad, think someone had a vegan dinner, , steak tartare, veal, lamb chops, cheese board carrot cake, caramel ice cream, vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce and more....More

Thank SagHarborAlice
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were on vacation in Manchester and looking for a nice place to eat. Not being familiar with this restaurant, we decided to take a chance. As soon as we entered we were stopped by a very snotty hostess who wanted to confirm out reservations....More

3  Thank daytripper1962
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Chose this restaurant on the advice of a local. Called one month ahead and said it was our 44th anniversary. Called the evening before to verify and woman said no note of anniversary but would note it. Our table was behind a post and small...More

4  Thank sheshechu1
1234swiss, Manager at Chantecleer Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you

Reviewed 29 August 2017

The food did not disappoint ... we had read the reviews and were excited to dine here. He had a beet salad to start, I had the mixed greens, he had the John Dory, I had the Halibut ... all delicious!! I gave it "very...More

1  Thank Amy C
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3 November 2016|
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Response from Elle42002 | Reviewed this property |
This is a lovely rustic restaurant, and I found most of the diners were in "dressy" casual clothes -- no shorts or torn jeans. The servers were charming and the real emphasis is on the great food.
19 February 2015|
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Response from marilyn d | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking lot which is FREE to park in. You are basically out in the boondocks so no nearby commerce to jam things up. I hope you enjoy your visit there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Read Farm Lane, East Dorset, VT 05253
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  East Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-1616
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