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School Street Bistro

13 School St, Rochester, VT 05767-8000
+1 802-767-3126
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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PRICE
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13 School St, Rochester, VT 05767-8000
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped at this restaurant on a whim our first night in Vermont. We weren't sure what to expect because we are not very adventurous when it comes to food and there is a fairly limited menu. My husband had pork tacos and I had...More

1  Thank Brittany M
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much for coming and for taking the time to write us a review. We are so small that we really have to limit the size of our menu which went into the decision not to carry a full time kids menu but...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The country chic ambiance enhanced a good meal and good service, thanks, Kelly!, with mixed reviews on the food. My black bean chili with cheese and a Nitty Gritty corn bread was the best of either I'd ever had, but no reason to have the...More

Thank DJMXX
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate all mentions as they help us spread the word! Sorry to hear your husband was not happy with his choice but glad you'll be coming back! We look forward to it!

Reviewed 15 February 2017

We live in the area and Eugenie and Brent's great little restaurant is our favorite. I always think that the true measure of a chef is what s/he does with the simple things, and some of Brent's simplest dishes are the most delicious. Like last...More

Thank David N
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you SO much for this lovely review! Every piece helps spread the word and bring us new faces. We really appreciate your support and the time you've taken to write us up!

Reviewed 25 October 2016

We had a long day's drive to get to Rochester, a town where we used to live many years ago before there was much tourist infrastructure in town. The School Street Bistro was new since then. We found we had made a good choice! The...More

Thank Slopezian
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you! What a wonderful write up and response to our little bistro. It means so much that what we do is appreciated and shared.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

My wife likes finding new places to eat out and it was our Anniversary, so we contacted the Restaurant by face book. They were easy to deal with and quick to respond to my inquiries. The menu was small but we both found a wine,...More

Thank Steve B
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us and for taking the time to write up a review to share with everyone else! We truly appreciate it!

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner last night since we spending the summer in the Rochester area ... It was a lovely evening. The food is stellar, the menu is simple yet inspired (not boring at all), the food is beautifully presented and delicious. Starters, entrees,...More

Thank Janice M
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Can't believe I missed this little gem of a mention! sorry for being so delinquent with my reply and THANK you so much!

Reviewed 2 July 2016

The atmosphere is very charming, with seating out on a porch, and a nice bar inside. Our server was very friendly and sweet, although just a little inattentive... And the food was very bland and not very good. My wife got the sesame ginger meatballs,...More

Thank LenCooper
Eks645, Manager at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

I always appreciate someone taking the time to write a review to let us know how their experience was. I'm sorry to read how disappointed you and your wife were with your food choices and surprised as well since the meatballs and the collards are...More

Reviewed 20 November 2015

We often eat here when we drive to our house in Rochester, too late to cook for ourselves. The owners, one of them a former New Yorker (I'm a New Yorker) and her husband are delightful, extremely helpful...(last time they stayed open way after closing...More

Thank Lenore M
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us. Look forward to seeing you the next time you come up.

Reviewed 21 August 2015

Four of us stopped by for an early evening dinner and were delighted with the simple but interesting décor and atmosphere in the School Street Bistro. The owners really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to offer great food. We...More

Thank Travelcrow
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

So glad to see in your review that you enjoyed our little bistro! Thank you for the mention, in the web based life today every positive word helps! Cheers!

Reviewed 17 August 2015

The family we were visiting recommended this for our first night in town and I am so glad they did. There were 3 children and 4 adults but we all were able to enjoy a variety of offerings from burgers to fresh pasta dishes. Especially...More

Thank novelreader
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thank you so much for writing a review and posting it. Every mention helps us build more business and we appreciate every one!

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We are open from 5-9 Tuesday-Saturday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 School St, Rochester, VT 05767-8000 (Formerly The Village Porch)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-767-3126
Description
We have a lovely porch with outdoor seating in the Summer and a wood burning stove for cozy warm seating in the Winter.
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