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“Ok for a drink”
Review of The Quechee Club

The Quechee Club
Ranked #13 of 24 Restaurants in Quechee
Price range: US$29 - US$31
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wheelock Road
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Ok for a drink”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

This is a membership club facility with two restaurants (casual bar/buffet and "finer" dining) for its membership that the public can also visit. The restaurants are only open on certain nights.

We have been many times over the years and always thought it was fine. its the kind of place you go to because its convenient after skiing/swimming/tennis etc., because you're there already but its not a place to go out of your way to patronize.

This impression was underscored when we were there over the December 2012 holiday week visiting family that are members. The restaurants are the kinds of places that get by on their captive membership who must spend a certain amount there on an annual basis. No effort is put into the food and it is average at best.

The more casual bar/ buffet had one of the worst buffet meals one night that we have had in a long time. The main was a chicken & biscuit stew with undercooked vegetables, tough chicken, and rancid biscuits. It was inedible. Sides included canned corn that had been mixed with diced bell peppers which they called succotash. Also inedible. Macaroni and cheese, rolls and a limited green salad offering were the only edible choices beyond cold French fries and chicken fingers for the younger set. Dessert was underbaked tasteless cookies and box mix brownies. The buffet was $22 per person. Staff consists of nice but hapless college students on break. I was only moved to write this review because I thought our experience was so incredibly poor I should warn unsuspecting potential customers. If you can deal with a short drive and are not stuck spending money there because of your membership, you would be much better off getting into your car and driving into Quechee or Woodstock for a meal.

Reviews that describe the view must be referring to the outdoor dining on the deck during warm summer months which only occurs on certain nights of the week. That view is fine, looking out over the parking lot and golf course. Otherwise, if you're not outside there is no view and the ambience of both restaurant areas could be best described as nondescript catering hall once you walk past the entry/fireplace area.

Generally, a better option for food is to hit the bar for a dink après ski or golf and then to move on. During peak holiday times there is live music at the bar, which can be fun. But again, unless things improve drastically, eat else where.

  • Visited December 2012
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tortola
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16 reviews
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“Great Dinner with Chef Bruce”
Reviewed 20 July 2012

We had a great meal at the club recently. Chef Bruce went out of his way to prepare a fabulous meal for us. My daughter cannot eat dairy, and she said that her dinner was one of the best she had ever had. She's only 6 but we have eaten out a lot. Our meals were excellent as well, and the service was very good, as was the setting. We will be back and we will be telling our friends about it.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Eddie B
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Food with a view to die for”
Reviewed 15 June 2012

A private club with a public dinning room, and the view over the golf couse and lake is spactacular. Add a balloon soaring by at dusk and you have a great evening. Give it a try, and you will be glad you did.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank MARK R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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“Beautiful wedding venue”
Reviewed 13 May 2012

Lovely room for a wedding; following the cocktail hour the doors were opened for the dinner venue and it was beautifully decorated

Visited November 2011
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Thank thatcherinboston
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Quechee, Vermont
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Quite Exclusive - wonderful meal & beautiful setting”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This facility is a private club but the restaurant is open to the public. It seems like a private club, too, with elegant artwork, beautiful fireplace and majectic space. A great bar, too. The food was excellent and a special wine list. Service was good. There is a fill menu and a bistro menu for those not so hungry. The Club also has facilities for weddings and other functions either at the main lodge or an old farm house on a pond - great setting for our daughter's wedding.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Norman W
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