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Melaza Bistro

71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
+1 802-457-7110
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork shank” (40 reviews)
“tapas” (45 reviews)
“plantains” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Grill, Puerto Rican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came at the recommendation of our hotel concierge on a Sunday night when it was difficult to get a reservation. Service friendly, menu interesting, but somehow I don't think they put their best foot forward. It actually appeared that they were understaffed on this...More

Thank steventobolsky
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were traveling through Vermont looking at the leaves and were excited to find this restaurant. We needed a gluten free menu and theirs was delicious. We ordered the Garlic & Herbs Crackling Chicken Wings, Plantain Cups, Island Seafood Cocktail “Ceviche” and the “Mariquitas” Plantain...More

Thank Anj1963
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food in a cozy atmosphere. We had dinner fairly early and did not have to wait for a table. The special, mahi mahi, was very good.

Thank Juliwalker
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had many different dinners at various restaurants i Woodstock over our long weekend but this was definitely one of our best. Great food and drink!

Thank rozebug
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and luckily we had a lot of time for dinner. The food was very good, but the waitstaff forgot a number of things. The restaurant was out of the wine I wanted, and was also out of bread (!). We had to...More

Thank BurlingtonGirl
david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear BurlingtonGirl, I wanted to thank for your feedback that you have submitted. Guest feedback is vital for improving our restaurant and maintaining the service level that we strive for. I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service you received...More

Reviewed 12 October 2016

We chose Melaza for dinner our first night in Woodstock. We asked to sit in the bar area and waited about 5 minutes before we were seated at one of the two empty tables in the bar. The bartender was friendly and very accommodating once...More

Thank Amber B
david d, Chef/Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Dear Amber, Thank you for letting me know about your experience. While I'm glad you enjoyed our food, I'm sorry about our service There is nothing more unsatisfying for us than knowing that a customer left our restaurant with a negative outlook. We apologize for...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been many times for special occasions, date night, with the whole family, with friends-good for all occasions! We have tried almost everything on the menu and have never had anything bad. They have the best Caesar Salad ever, they use fried yucca as...More

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 5 October 2016

An enjoyable evening , good food, good wine ( a decent pour) good service, Coconut shrimp memorable. Just try it even if the cuisine is new to you. Nice music in the background also.

Thank GMcN51
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice menu that includes small or large plates. We enjoyed 2 small plates for a later dinner and thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Good menu choices, delicious coconut shrimp. We chose to eat in the bar and the bartender was most helpful and friendly. The atmosphere was subdued and perfect for good conversation.

Thank LynnKeith
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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 - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091-1107
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
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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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