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Dining Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Manchester Village Vermont
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2568 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Award-winning restaurant features gourmet cuisine served in casual but elegant atmosphere

The lovely location, world-class service, the creative menu: Come see why guests rave about their dining experience at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant. The restaurant features contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. The seasonal menus showcase local produce, meats, cheese and other products. You might start with lobster and brie fondue, moving to grilled local filet mignon. In addition to the comfortable main dining room, there is al fresco dining in season on the covered terrace, with views of the gardens and Mt. Equinox. (The restaurant has multiple Wine Spectator awards for its wine list). Ask about the Vermont Epicurean Experience, which includes lodging, dinner, as well as wine and cheese in your room.
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The Grafton Inn

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-843-2248

Farm-to-table philosophy guides selections at historic inn’s restaurant, pub

A pioneer in the farm-to-table philosophy, the Grafton Inn offers diners several options to enjoy timeless, hearty dishes that will appeal to every palate. The menu at the 1801 Tavern is sophisticated but not stuffy, with a seasonally rotating menu with entrees like vegetable paella, grilled halibut, duck breast and fish and chips. The historic Pine Room Bar encourages guests to cozy up by the fireplace or mingle at the bar. Pub fare with a Vermont twist is on offer at the warm, appealing Phelps Barn Pub. Originally a carriage house, the “hayloft” now provides an elevated seating area, perfect to enjoy a delightful appetizer and a craft cocktail. The barn also has a seasonal patio for al fresco dining.