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“France meets Vermont - a superb fusion!”

Mistral's at Toll Gate
Ranked #28 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
1 review
“France meets Vermont - a superb fusion!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

The setting is simply divine: the restaurant is located off the road, and is litterally hanging over a waterfall. You can see and hear its presence, which creates a heavenly sense of serenity, tranqility and harmonious oneness with nature. The service is professionally subtle and greceful. The menu is well balanced with items ranging from meats to poultry, to game to sea and lake food. The special of the day was fillet of trout with locally geown mushrooms (chantrelles) and potato puree with a very subtle souse. Before I heard the special, I aimed for the sweetbreads, which was praised in another review. I was torn between the two entrees. And the waiter suggested that he could ask the chef to make a sweetbreads appetiser, which was not on the menu. I could not be happier. Both the sweetbreads appetiser and the trout special were exquisit. The wine list was a pleasant addition to the palatable menu.
This has been one of the most memorable dinner experiences in a long while. Thank you chef Dana! I am happy to recommend this place to those appreciating fine dining and the beauty of local landscape.

  • Visited July 2014
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Vermont
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The Best View in Manchester....”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

...and the delicious food to compliment it! Dana is an experienced and creative Chef. I love his sweetbreads and the way he presents 3-4 deliciously prepared vegetables/starch on the plate with each entree. He has a knowledgeable staff and extensive wine list. Desserts are irresistible as well. Go!

Visited May 2014
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Thank melisande
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mistral's”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Lovely atmosphere and fine French food. Ask for a table by the water - the rocks and waterfall are wonderfu.

Visited June 2014
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MA
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Romantic fine dining venue”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Beautiful setting with some tables overlooking the falls and flume of Toll gate brook. Excellent menu with choices like frog's legs and sweetbreads. All courses are well prepared. Service is attentive and professional with experienced waitstaff. Pricey but worth it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank occasionaltravelerMA
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New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting, Great old and Service”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The view of the river is mesmerizing as you enjoy attentive service and outstanding food in a little quiet and hidden part of the mountain. Nice to get away if it is busy on the mountain or in Manchester. Best crab cakes I have had by far ,,,

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank 674
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