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“Always the best”
Review of YE OLDE TAVERN

YE OLDE TAVERN
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$34
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.
Freehold, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Always the best”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Four of us at here on 7/22. We all started with the lobster bisque and we unanimously agreed it was fabulous, up there with the best we've ever had. Then we all had the same entrée, the flaming duck. Again, we very tremendously pleased. It was the first time at the restaurant for our friends. My wife and I have been there every time we have visited Vermont. It is the one restaurant we insist on going to. We did not have dessert only because we were stuffed trying to finish the entrees. I should also mention that they serve you little popovers with maple butter to get you started on the right side. Please come here and enjoy the best.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Tom and Joanne,
Thank you for the fabulous review and for dining with us every time you are in Vermont. We appreciate your bringing your friends. 4 Lobster Bisque and 4 Duck flambé, this might be the first time that an entire table of guests has ordered the same appetizer and entrée.

I am happy that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you and your friends back for many more dinners. Until then, CHEERS! Michael
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Fort Worth, Texas
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157 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This historic restaurant was outstanding in every way from the wonderful period character in an idyllic New England village, outstanding staff who were both warm and professional and outstanding food. We had lobster bisque, Tom turkey and pot roast and each item including the veg was....well outstanding. Don't go to Manchester without a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, 27 July 2014
Thank you for dining with us at Ye Olde Tavern and posting such an 'outstanding' review. I am glad you enjoyed the dining experience and the high quality of food and the "warm & professional" service.

We look forward to your return in the near future. Michael
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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455 reviews
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“A colonial taste of Vermont”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Beautiful old tavern with lots of history - love the sloping floors! Food is outstanding and service superb. We always return each summer. Authentic decor and really comfortable for couples or groups.

Visited July 2014
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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
The greatest compliment is your repeat business, thanks! It is great to know you love the historic ambiance (especially the slanted floors), food and staff. We look forward to your next dining experience with us and thank you for sharing your comments. Michael
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Henderson, Nevada
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85 reviews
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“Great dinner during busy summer season”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We recently dined on a busy Saturday night and had a great experience! This restaurant is really worth a visit! We were promptly seated in one of the oldest rooms in the back with a working fireplace and plank floors. Waitstaff came right to our table and talked about all of the specials. The choices were plentiful but we opted for the early bird specials which are offered 6 nights a week and well worth it! The scallops were excellent but I think we liked the cranberry fritters with maple butter the best! There is a great wine list and the tavern beer is very popular in a frosted mug! We enjoyed our dining experience and will be back! We also took home the tavern maple butter which you can buy at the restaurant! We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at Ye Olde Tavern. We are thrilled you enjoyed the service, food and atmosphere. Our cranberry fritters with Vt. maple butter are a definite winner with our guests and happy you took some maple butter home with you.

Once again thanks for letting us know that our efforts to create a wonderful evening are on track. Cheers, until next time! Michael
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wayne, nj
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“very quaint restaurant”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

an old hotel from 1790.... small separate rooms.... gives you lots of space, not crowded.
best lobster bisque i've ever eaten.
specialize in duck .... very good...especially with grand manier glaze.
can't go wrong here. help is excellent.

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Michael B, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thanks for taking a moment to write a review and dining at our historic tavern. I am so happy you enjoyed your evening and especially the lobster bisque and duck. Both are favorites of our guests. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Until then, thanks! Michael
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