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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Chester, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely, Had the French onion soup, steak sandwich and Thai curry with vegetables. It was a special eve for us since my grandaughter is staying with us during her break from Clarkson University. We went to an author at the Northshire and then had dinner there. Chasse Fine Art Gallery Chester

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Cohoes, NY
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204 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me with reservations to The Perfect Wife! We arrived a few minutes after our reservation time. We were warmly greeted and brought to our table promptly. My husband started with the French onion soup and I had the garden salad...both were excellent. My husband and I decided to have one of the specials for dinner: Shrimp with... More 

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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to visit The Perfect Wife this weekend based on the recommendations online. Was listed a a formal restaurant it was actually very casual, which is not a bad thing. Our server Kaiylan was terrific and could not have been more gracious. We both ordered the Crab-cake dinners.....we received our bread and within 5 min or so... More 

Thank mls8002
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review to Tripadvisor. I appreciate the feedback. I am sorry that our crab cakes were not the best that you have ever had. They are our most popular item on the menu. I assure you that we do not microwave them! They are sauteed fresh to order. They do cook quickly and can be sent... More 

Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to dinner after skiing all day and while it was snowing pretty hard but that didn't seem to keep anyone away. The tavern area was very busy. The seafood chowder was great and so were our dinners. Wait staff very good even though they were VERY busy.

Thank Lu-Ann S
Princeton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the sesame crusted tuna was done perfectly. my husband had the salmon, which was equally delicious. The pianist, while playing right next to us, performed in a lovely fashion that allowed for conversation, but was an artful backdrop. The waiter, however, was lacking in personality and rarely looked us in the eye.

Thank Sheila N
Chester, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go often to Manchester and while we have not gone to that many restaurants, the Perfect Wife must be among the best. I had the crab cake appetizer and the Prime Rib, which was excellent. My Wife the Caesar salad and shrimp scampi. She raved about it. Service was quick and friendly and very professional. I highly recommend.

Thank Ken H
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to thrilling you on your next visit. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

Swanton, Vermont
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went as a group. Place was fairly busy. They could improve on hospitality, but they are busy so perhaps they don't need to. I had the salmon, very good. My buddy had the pan crusted fish which was just a fish stick. Drink refills we few and far between my no one pet peeve. Everything else was fine. Great name.

Thank Big_Daddy_VT
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Big Daddy, Thank you for taking the time to review the Tavern. I will have a meeting with my tavern manager to make sure that we are more welcoming and that no one will have to wait for a drink. We hope that you come back to try us again. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

went there with another couple in late January on a Saturday night. had reservations, They were busy but not full. food was OK but the service made me feel very rushed. ( no one waiting, ) silver ware was missing but was brought OK. As soon as we sat down immediate drink order taken then when delivered after a little... More 

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Berwyn, PA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Ate at the tavern associated with the restaurant, The Other Woman. Good food, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank haroldt274
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us on your trip to Manchester, Harold. I appreciate that you took the time to write us a good review. Happy New Year! Amy Chamberlain More 

Albany, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice ambience, good selection of craft beer. Waitress was mediocre. Other staff friendly and professional. Food was luke warm. Ordered burger medium, came rare. Took forever to get check. Will try another Manchester restaurant next time in town.

Thank Dave J
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this review

Dear Dave, I am sorry to hear that things were not up to par on your visit. Any chance you can tell me who your server was? I will speak to my manager about the check time and to my kitchen staff about proper cooking. I do hope you give us another chance. Your experience is not the norm, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 8023622817
Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room.

Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert.

Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.

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