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“Entrance Dangerous”

The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room
Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Waterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Williamstown, Vermont
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Entrance Dangerous”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We had heard how good this restaurant was, so stopped by on a weekday passing through Waterbury, not realizing lunch was not served exc. on weekends, so can't comment on food, ambiance, etc. However, the shallow, tall steps leading up to the door were of very crumbling cement, with a metal support bar tacked onto left side of steps on building..not very handy for a right handed person.

I'm surprised this was not mentioned in any review, or that the state allows this very dangerous entrance to remain without repairing.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank voyagerVermont
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alkalinetrio, Owner at The Reservoir - Restaurant and Tap Room, responded to this review, 7 April 2014
We wanted to respond with your comments and let you know that the stairs are going to be addressed. The front of our building is in the state right of way and the state is going to be removing the stairs and replacing them as well as all the roads and sidewalks downtown. It was going to be next summer but now we are hearing later. It is a little bit out of our control, we are only one of 3 tenants in the building. Our landlord has promised a repair this summer to bridge the gap until the state totally rebuilds them. The repairs can only take place when the weather warms up a bit more. Thanks for the concerns and hopefully we can have a repair done for your next visit and we can be reviewed on our restaurant experience!
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English first
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and tap selection”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I heard about this place from friends. We stopped here on our way up to Stowe Ski resort. The Reservoir is conveniently located just off the highway in the town of Waterbury. Parking can be easily found in the municipal lot down the street.

The place has a great atmosphere. Near the entrance is a replica of the leg lamp from "A Christmas Story". The front room is the dining area, and the back room is the bar area. In the back room, you'll find various ski run signs on the wall, a pool table, and a popcorn machine.

There is an excellent selection of beer on tap. Several brews have a 10% alcohol content but of course are served with smaller pours. For dinner, my friend had the fish and chips, and I had the fish tacos. Both meals were excellent.

Service and food were great. I'd recommend this establishment.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Edmundo209
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best food and Service in USA”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

For this type of restaurant it is one of the best that I have been so far. Food was amazing and service above expectations. Our server Chelsea was very knowledgeable and friendly. Menu options are great and beer list is amazing. So many good local Vermont beers and other more popular ones. Both me and my girlfriend ate chilly soup and then we got two customized burgers. Would highly recommend it if you want to try something when in Vermont. Definitely going to come back to this place.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Goran M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect choice; thanks!”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Stopped in after a LONG drive to a wonderful dinner, excellent food, professional attentive service, great drinks, warm space & welcoming atmosphere. Excellent turkey burger! The Rez Dogs come with chili fries and were just too much in both quantity & spice for our 13 year old--should have gone with the chicken fingers & fries :) Staff was very nice about us just relaxing & sticking around a bit after dinner without feeling as though we needed to rush off. Thanks for a nice end to a long day!

Visited February 2014
Thank Beth C
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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best in the area!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

While staying in Waitsfield at the Mad River Inn, the innkeeper told us of this place & the beer selection & delicious food. We took his advice and decided to head there for the afternoon to drink, eat, and check out the little town of Waterbury. All I have to say is WOW!!! The food is incredible! The egg rolls were the best and most delicious I've ever had, and that hummus plate!!!
This place is hands down the most tasty in town! And the beer selection is impressive!! Definitely go here when you're in Waterbury!

Thank Maug86
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