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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
+1 802-649-2922
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (6 reviews)
“tater tots” (2 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, American
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
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31 - 40 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2015

We had high hopes for this restaurant but were sorely disappointed. The wait staff were wonderful, but the food was truly awful. I ordered mussels that were undercooked and the edge of bad (I had to spit out the first two that I tried). When...More

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 11 April 2015

... For the steak frites. Menu selection is by different sizes of plates and you can easily put together a tapas style dinner at reasonable cost. We prefer the pub section to the main restaurant but the menu is the same. Best Manhattan cocktail around....More

Thank WhereAreMyGlasses
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were able to walk in on a Friday night with no reservation. It is a cozy place. Drinks were good, the basic tomato soup, the special, was really basic. Not great. The crispy calamari was okay, but the cornmeal overwhelmed the dish. The burger...More

1  Thank suzy b
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Typical of small-town, up-scale restaurants, this place has a nice blend of small plate and full-dinner choices. All we sampled was of fine quality and appropriately prepared. Be aware that alcohol prices are rather high - but the rustic ambiance is appealing (to some). Worth...More

Thank PCmonkey
Reviewed 10 October 2014

We have had intermittently fair service and food interspersed with good service and food so decided to give Carpenter & Main one more try. BAD decision. The service was lousy and we were within seconds of walking out when our waitress finally arrived. Unfortunately she...More

3  Thank Deb B
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Nice ambiance but the food is overpriced for the venue. Watch where you sit in the bar area, for you might get a shelf in your back, which causes an evening of very uncomfortable seating. Wine menu is good with a nice selection. But of...More

Thank Lana L
Reviewed 28 August 2014

My husband love to go in and sit at the bar with Max (bartender) he always makes it fun! We always have a good time. Love the bar snacks so different from regular bar snacks. Menu is always wonderful, usually do the specials because you...More

Thank MontyE_11
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Recently, we needed to attend a book talk, so we tried Carpenter and Main for their lite fare. it was fabulous!! We especially loved the cold soup, the flatbreads and burgers. Be sure to try this fantastic place.

Thank ReenL
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The staff is the friendliest in the area. The menu must be seen to appreciate. You can choose from a wide selection of small plates or choose the daily special or from the main Entrees. All are delicious and cooked by special hands. One of...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We may have hit them on a bad night(a Wednesday), but for our first visit here the experience could have been better. Initially, for cocktails they did not carry one brand of gin, and then ran out of a second popular brand. How does a...More

Thank edwaterman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 35
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 802-649-2922
  • E-mail
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