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Melaza Bistro

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71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-7110
17:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Expensive,with a nice atmosphere and some of the dishes were good and some were notes it's luck if you get the right thing

Thank rzamenhof
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm disheartened to hear you just had an average experience with us. We certainly try to do better than that! We select the finest and freshest ingredients available and transform them into special and memorable dishes. Our expert team and I carefully craft dishes to create new and interesting flavor and... More 

Brimfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Caribbean style food, generous portions, good service and reasonable prices. I had a vegetarian paella, and my fellow diners enjoyed such treats as a very good Cuban sandwich, chicken sofrito, and blackened salmon. The Tres Leches cake was the finishing touch.

Thank marker_press
Burlington VT
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find in Woodstock. The service from our waiter was great, the food was fantastic and we loved the atmosphere. Needless to say we will be back for dinner again.

Thank lakechamplainsailor
Montpelier, Vermont
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at this place often, travel over an hour to get there, never disappoints. If you're a meat eater, try the slow cooked pork shoulder; chicken and rice and beans also great.

Thank hiker46
Ludlow, Vermont
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Melaza Bistro before the play fences last night in Woodstock. I had the special which were salmon cakes, they were the BEST I have ever had! Service great, very friendly, reasonably priced, I will definitely be back - fabulous!

Thank sally19502017
Holland, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the Paella. It was extremely flavorful and very filling. I had the vegetarian version and my hubby had the special seafood version. Atmosphere and service were good.

Thank terryw678
Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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270 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I was kind of disappointed because I was really looking forward to trying this place. I heard good things about it. We made a reservation the night before we were to dine there (it was full the first night, so made reservation for next night of trip). We arrived and there was only one hostess and she was going crazy.... More 

Thank CarrieM525
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I am a local and this is my favorite place to dine in the area . A hidden gem that everyone should try. Tonight we had the skirt steak and the Mahi mahi . Both were delicious . The flavors and presentation will make this your favorite place to visit. Excellent service all around. Thank you.

Thank Monica D
Ballston Lake, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Service was prompt and personal. Great Caribbean fusion food. Promptly seated in a relatively small dining room and were promptly greeted for our drink order after waiting in the bar too long for service. Bartender seemed over fixated on a conversation with the only 2 customers at the bar and ignored us.

Thank Mike M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Food, Drinks, and Service was amazing. I would definitely recommend you try this place you won't be disappointed..

Thank Jason C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
Our goal is to provide you and your guest with a casual fine dining experience where classic New England cuisine meets with subtle tropical flavors. !Let Melaza be your Place for Dining.....Enjoy Melaza's relaxed and refined atmosphere featuring outdoor seating on the front patio and back terrace. (Weather permitting). We offer Gluten Free, Tapas and Diner options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?