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The Perfect Wife

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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
16:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Have been to both the restaurant and the tavern and recommend both. Last time was Christmas eve dinner and it was delightful. Food and service was great, beautiful ambiance. The tavern has a less formal menu and offers live music some nights. A local great choice either way.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review, Ellen. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed yourself here and look forward to seeing you again. Amy More 

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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and casual, home style decor and service. Good food and fun attitude. Great for casual stop, beer with friends or a nice dinner. Recommended!

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

Thank you so much for your great review. I am happy that you enjoyed your experience here. See you again soon! More 

Huntington, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Called to make a reservation and they rudely said that they were booked and then hung up. They didn't even ask us what day we wanted to place the reservation.

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

I would like to apologize. That is not at all how things are done here. Can you please tell me who answered the phone? I ask all to say their name when they answer the phone. I can't imagine who would speak to you like this. I assure you that we do everything in our power to accommodate everyone here.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family, consisting of four adults (two restaurant industry professionals and two people who dine out frequently) and a child, recently had dinner at The Perfect Wife. Everything on the menu sounded appealing and we all really liked what we did choose. Our only disappointment was that we couldn't get reservations for the following night. The décor is lovely in... More 

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

Thank you so much for the praise. It means so much coming from those in the industry. I so appreciate the review. Happy New Year to you and your family! More 

Beverly Farms, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A continued good bet for high quality everything. . Soup to nuts, staff to owner, beer to chanpagne, outside to inside, quality of guests to perfect proprietor/culinary "guress", restrooms to main kitchen, ....it truly does not get much better. An amazing & attractive 40's something commandress in chief could run a country.

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

Thank you for the stunning review! We all work hard to make great food, give superb service and keep the place beautiful. Thanks so much for noticing and for telling all of your tripadvisor friends. Happy New Year! More 

Bucks County
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Just finished a perfect dinner at Perfect Wife with my daughter. White Bean & Ham soup was outstanding, hearty without being too heavy. Daughter had the Bistro Chicken Sandwich that she devoured, and for me the Salmon Burger special. My daughter helped me unload the truck so she got her fav dessert, cookies and ice cream sampler with three scoops... More 

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

Thanks for your wonderful review! I am happy that this is a favorite place for you and your daughter. And it's so nice to hear that the food and service were exemplary. I will share this with the entire staff, esp. Lauren and Tom. Sincerely, Amy Chamberlain More 

Bondville, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We ate in the tavern part of the restaurant with friends. I had the crab cake sandwich which I really liked. Lauren was our server and she was exceptional. Her demeanor was superb. She was smiling from start to finish. It was a lovely evening. I would recommend you visiting the Perfect Wife Tavern for pleasant dining experience. Lauren was... 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
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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