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Melaza Bistro

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71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
+1 802-457-7110
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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200 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We both had an excellent meal. The black bean soup was very tasty, and vegetarian,too! Entrees are served with a mixed salad, which was good. My scallops were done to perfection, but the presentation was fabulous. Each scallop sits on an individual bed of rice and fresh spinach. Lovely sauce over all. They have good wine selection,too. Wait staff was... More 

Thank Vermont68
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had outstanding service and wonderful food- get the guavatini- delicious cocktail. Food was scrumptious- this is a wonderful ethnic gem in a small NE Town.

1 Thank Jennifer S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Everything about the dining experience was perfect! The staff was knowledgeable and attentive. Owner/Chef David is truly a master of his craft. The presentation of the scallops is off the chart! individually presented on a long rectangle plate with each accompaniment stacked to perfection. The coconut curry sauce is to die for! Do yourself a favor and experience the greatness... More 

1 Thank FoodieMcBooty
Stow, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I visited Melaza Bistro recently while spending a weekend in Woodstock, VT. We found it interesting that a Tapas restaurant was in Woodstock and figured that it would be very good considering that it is 1) unique and 2) that there are plenty of other restaurant options available. They advertise that they have 20 different rums, and we like rum... More 

2 Thank Mick C
david d, Owner at Melaza Bistro, responded to this review

I'm truly disappointed to hear you thought our food; atmosphere and service didn't meet your high expectations. Our kitchen staff and servers are dedicated to offering our guests knowledgeable and helpful service. I personally apologize for the wrong information about our Rums selections, I did have 20 different rums in stock, then I decided to keep in stock the best... More 

Hudson, Ohio
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We arrived on the early side of dinner. We sat in the bar and began with a light beer and mango margarita. The bar tables were relaxed and quiet enough for us to chat. The staff was attentive. The menu looked fabulous and enticing. We could not choose, so we began with beef empanadas. They were crispy and hot. The... More 

Thank lisaMfromHudson
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I was really looking forward to eating here, but I think the service killed it! Our waitress did not seem experienced or accommodating. One thing that sticks out in our minds was when we order 3 orders of mango sorbet at approximately $6 each and the serving sizes were not equal by far and when we questioned her, her response... More 

Thank Maria R
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, flavorful fresh food. Very nice presentation of food, good atmosphere. Hats off to the chef/owner! Loved the homemade plantain chips.

Thank Schelkasm
New York
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Very different for this area of Vermont, this Caribbean restaurant is clearly quite popular. Our family shared multiple tapas and a couple of entrees for dinner and all was very much enjoyed. The service was efficient and friendly, and the drinks very fun. We would highly recommend!

Thank 54kerry
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This restaurant is very near the main square of Woodstock, but away from the hordes of walkers in and around the square. You'll receive a lot of attention, but it won't be intrusive. Melaza is just a good place to go!

Thank Michael T
Rockland, Maine
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Both our meals were very good, lots of flavor, the portions were a perfect size. Service was slow but it was Valentines day and they were really busy. We started with the chicken chili nachos that were fantastic. I had the skirt steak and my husband had the pork shank.

Thank Echo522

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 26
Caribbean, Spanish, Puerto Rican, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 802-457-7110
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?