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Bistro Henry

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1942 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-8404 (East Manchester Road)
+1 802-362-4982
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17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Carmel, New York
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418 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was varied by the dishes that were ordered. Some things were quite good (bread, steak, dessert). Other dishes fell down (Caesar salad, chicken francaise). If you are a fan of salt, you'll be very happy. Service was terrific.

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Thank milliegordon2
New York
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Following the mostly great reviews we read this was our major disappointment in Manchester. The restaurant boast the traditional French posters in big format A and that's all the atmosphere. The rooms are very basic, with cheap motel type wall to wall carpet and the can bright lights - it felt like we are in a canteen. The tables and... More 

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Thank ny_ten
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

I am so sorry your worst dining experience in a while occurred at Bistro Henry. That is never our intention, and, had we know at the time of your visit, we would have been able to take steps to correct what you describe as our underwhelming performance. While I appreciate your taking the time to offer your highly subjective review... More 

South Africa
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178 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Arrived for dinner at 18h30 and found plenty parking. We were promptly seated, but discovered that though there may have been 8 tables, possibly 20+ diners, there was only one waiter, doing drinks, wine and all food orders. While he was as efficient as one could hope for, service was rushed, you felt you had to order quickly, eat fast,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Recommended by local and was pleased to cancel other reservation to come here. Atmosphere is lacking, could use very slight additions to warm it up but food makes up for it. Service excellent, Chris the sommelier very impressive. Enjoyed the duck very much, not so much the venison as sauce overtook it completely. Was hoping for oysters both nights, no... More 

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Thank Freja3
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thanks Freja! I wish I'd known you wanted oysters. I would have gotten you some for your second night! Sorry to hear about the venison sauce. We do use farmed deer which is not quite as gamey, therefore it's possible that the red wine was overly assertive. I will correct and re-taste. Glad you enjoyed our Somm and cocktails... we... More 

Panama City, Florida
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Higher end menu. Good wine list and appetizers. Farm to table style menu. Prime rib was not the style we are used to but still good. Different specials on different days.

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Thank Lisa C
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thanks Lisa! We strive for the best. Our wine list has been one of the top in Vermont since 1995. The prime rib is what we call a rancher's cut. Since we started it, our customers have been blown away. It's not the slab... We age Angus beef over 45 days , rub with spices and roast it rare. We... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We ate in several great places in Manchester. This was among the top 3. Great service and nice atmosphere. The filet mignon sliders (appetizers) were really good and should be served as an entree.

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Thank MANTRA W
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Mantra. We are happy to be among your top 3, although #1 is always better! So glad you liked the sliders. Real easy to make them into an entree... Add 3 grilled shrimp, a side of fries and sauteed spinach. Wow! I appreciate your feedback and hope that we will be your #1. Henry More 

New York City, New York
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere but was not impressed with the food. The rib-eye was just okay in terms of flavor. The field greens with mustard dressing and onion soup were good. The butternut squash/pumpkin ravioli was also just okay. It had onions which I thought overpowered the rest of the flavors. It was a fine meal but nothing to write home about.

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Thank scarletb
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Hi Scarlett, Thank you for your feedback on your dinner. I am sorry you felt the meal was "nothing to write home about." Your feedback is appreciated, but a few questions... Was the rib eye under seasoned? The spice rub I use can be rather assertive, so I am surprised. Was the steak juicy? Cooked properly? Again I am surprised... More 

Bowral, Australia
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508 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a find - great menu which an amazing choice and great food delivered. Excellent wine list with very fair prices. Desserts were very good. Services professional and helpful. My husband had the chowder to start (delicious) and the Tuna as a main. Served rare and with a Asian flair is was very much enjoyed. I had the fish special... More 

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Thank Joanne P
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words! My team and I really bust our butts to provide a fabulous experience. It's really nice to see your thoughtful review make it come to life. And yes , our wine list rocks. 20+ years as a 'Wine Spectator' Award of Excellence and still pulling gems from the cellar. Look forward to your... More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We have been coming on business to Manchester for 12 years and always end at Henry's, by popular demand. Everyone likes the food, the friendly, relaxed service, but for me coming from France, the extra lure is the wine list - full of really good wines at very fair prices. When we sat down, Chris the sommelier turned up behind... More 

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1 Thank adrian L
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. It actually surprised me also that we had the Clos de la Roche and Echezeaux! Absolutely delighted that we were able to make it happen. See you next year, maybe with a surprise or 2? All the Best, Henry More 

New Fairfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Dinner on a very busy night but our waiter was professional and on top of everyone's needs. Dinner was first class and delicious and beautifully presented. Have eaten there before and I am never disappointed. Traveling up for the Peru Fair and planning to eat there again.

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Thank Louise B
bistrohenry, Owner at Bistro Henry, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to sing our praises. I do hope you enjoyed the Peru Fair. Your review brightened my day. Much appreciated. Henry More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian, French, American
Meals
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1942 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-8404
    (East Manchester Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-4982
Description
BISTRO HENRY has been delighting local and visitor alike for over 20 years with a unique blend of French & Italian and for our next 20 years bring you Steakhouse! I guarantee you will be delighted as well. The lovely restaurant on top of the hill is also the home of Henry's Summer BBQ & Dina's VT Baking Company. There is a large deck with beautiful views for a relaxing cocktail or outdoor dining. The spacious restaurant can accommodate private dining and we will cater nearly any type of party with our talented chefs, don't forget our Authentic BBQ. Year round we offer our $25 Three Course from 5-6 PM nightly and all night on Tuesdays (3 courses $25). I hope to see you soon. - Henry Bronson, Bistro Henry

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