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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” (41 reviews)
“plantains” (28 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 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 CedarGroveLodging
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We walked into Melaza without reservations on a Friday evening, so we were expecting to wait. We sat at the bar instead because there were two open seats. The bar surface itself was sticky, the liquor bottles/shelf behind the bar were dusty, and the decor...More

Thank PDE86
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Dear PDE86's, 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/food you received...More

Reviewed 23 September 2016

This restaurant labels itself "Caribbean cuisine"; I can't tell you whether it was "authentic," nor how much is specifically Jamaican food (as asked below) vs. other Caribbean, but it was wonderful. This is a challenging time for me, choosing a restaurant with menu options that...More

Thank justwannahavefun
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had dinner here on a Friday night in September and were glad we made reservations as it became very crowded that night. We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer which was not all that flavorful, it didn't really taste like coconut and the mango dipping...More

Thank sdoris1950
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Other than a big delay in getting our wine (they were out of our choice bottle) we loved Melaza and their food. We started with a few small dishes: "Mariquitas" Plantain Crisp & Fresh Guacamole, Jumbo Garlic Shrimp (awesome sauce,) and the ceviche (seafood.). They...More

Thank Clawboot
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We sat at the bar for dinner. Caribbean/Jerk chicken very good. Cuban sandwich was great too!! Meet nice locals. Bartender was funny, nice.

Thank Luanne B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
3:00 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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