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13 School Street, Rochester, VT 05767 (Formerly The Village Porch)
+1 802-767-3126
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Ripton, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 night's light and fragrant papardelle bolognese, made with sweet Italian sausage and shaved parmesan. Or... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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! More 

Washington
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bistro is in an old house, clean, ship-shape, very informal. It is super friendly; run... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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, appetizers and meals that sounded good and we found to be well prepared, fresh and... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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! More 

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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, and desserts are first rate. The decor is charming and the service is great. We... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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, which were a bit strange tasting... her main course, a collard greens and black bean... More 

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Thank LenCooper
Eks645, Manager at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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 two of our best sellers with rave reviews. We are always happy to replace anything... More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 time just for us!). Their food is always delicious and the drinks are yummy. The... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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

Woodstock, Vermont
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562 reviews
415 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 tried the lamb burger, really superb, with dill covered cucumbers. Red potato salad was excellent.... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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! More 

Mercer, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 enjoyed watching the chef in the kitchen prepare all the meals; helped to entertain the... More 

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Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

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

New York
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I make a point of having an early dinner several times a summer at the School Street Bistro. The food is original and delicious and the service is terrific.

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Thank Helen J
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to come by when you are in town, we so appreciate the business and also taking the time to write us up! More 

Montpelier
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Tucked in the valley town of Rochester, School Street Bistro may just be one of Vermont’s best-kept secrets. The atmosphere is charming, the staff is friendly, professional, and attentive, and the food is nothing short of incredible. School Street is warm and inviting from the minute you walk through the door. It has that perfect blend of feeling like a... More 

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Thank Meg Y
Eks645, Owner at School Street Bistro, responded to this review

Can not to say enough thank you'd to express how much we appreciate this review! Thank you! It is such a wonderful feeling to be so appreciated for doing something we absolutely love to do! Thank you for sharing your appreciation with others to help us spread the word. Every bit helps and we can't do it alone! Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 24
Cuisine
American, International
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
Child-friendly, Romantic
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 Street, Rochester, VT 05767 (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?