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Ponce Bistro

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4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
+1 802-768-8095
09:00 - 21:00
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Albany, New York
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always appreciated the creative, fresh and beautifully served plates here. My favorites are the rice and beans; the salads are outrageous (kale and berries) the coffee and tea selections are excellent and there are always GF options and fresh gorgeous tempting baked goods at the counter. Nice atmosphere.

Thank abstractmuse
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our reservation was made after peak ski season so the restaurant was not busy. Upon arriving we were offered the choice of a regular table or the "couch table" which we selected (see picture attached). The restaurant is BYOB and there is no corkage fee. My friend's sausage brie appetizer was delicious, but my pickled beet salad dissapointing - the... More 

Thank RSBerry
Level Contributor
54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We have visited this town for more than 20 years,always looking for a place to have lunch.We have tried nearly every place in town with results ranging from disappointing to inedible. Ponce is a city in Puerto Rico and so I ordered the rice and beans platter.Wonderful memories of my last visit more than 50 years ago flooded back as... More 

Thank Michael L
Wilton, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I were in Manchester, VT for a sightseeing day trip and, strictly by chance, stopped at Ponce for lunch. We are so glad we did. Great food and atmosphere, and their prices are very reasonable considering the high quality of the experience. The people there are all very courteous and friendly. The owner even spent a few... More 

Thank JFrustere
Abington, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

It was a cold, snowy night in Manchester. My husband & I were the only customers. Ron, the owner & chef came out to talk to us. He and his server, Analicia, were very friendly and informative. We started with a Seafood gumbo, which had chunks of delicious crab, mussels, and shrimp in a delicious tomato base. I then had... More 

1 Thank Terri C
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place New Years Day. We decided to have lunch here because they were listed online as gluten free. To make a long story short they have gluten free bread for sandwiches and we waited an hour total to be seated and for our sandwiches/salads to arrive. Since when does it take 45 minutes to make a cold... More 

Thank Lindseyrc
New Hampshire
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We ate here a few years ago and were happy with our experience. However, today's experience was the complete opposite. My husband ordered the chicken noodle soup. It was barely warm, so he asked to have it reheated. It returned to the table only marginally warmer. The temperature of the soup turned out the be only part of the problem... More 

Thank LGGGNewHampshire
LaGrangeville, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

As a Wine professional and Sommelier anytime I see a BYOB, I get goosebumps ! My wife and I decided to try Ponce bistro out while on an overnight in Manchester. Very small and intimate this place packs a wallop ! We sat in the "Couch " table and enjoyed great food and a crackling fire. Chef owned, the food... More 

2 Thank Glenn S
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I want to like Ponce more than I seem to each time I go. The counter staff are friendly, as are the waitstaff at mealtimes. But the lunch menu, especially, is fairly limited to some salads and cold sandwiches; not much for a warm-food enthusiast. The atmosphere is cozy and quaint, with some quirky seating touches (like a sofa and... More 

Wayne, PA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Service was very slow. It took almost 40 minutes to get a salad and sandwich. It was mediocre at best. Staff was nice but not overly friendly. Too many other good places in Manchester. We won't go back.

Thank Liz Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18
American, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4659 Main St, Manchester, VT 05255-8922
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-768-8095
At Ponce we specialize in Exquisite Fusion Cuisine. Start the day with a perfect crema latte and flaky French crossaint. By noon the lavendar goat cheese salad beckons, followed by a home brewed cup of chai and our famous chocolate chip cookies. Finally the day is complete over a relaxing candlelight dinner of salmon tarragon bisque and tenderly broiled raspberry chipotle skirt steak, accompanied by a favorite Cabernet that you brought with you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?