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The Perfect Wife

) #9 of 35 Restaurants in Manchester ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , International
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
+1 802-362-2817
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“peking duck” (9 reviews)
“crab cakes” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a steak dinner here and I would say it was very good, not quite excellent. Would definitely go back. Good service.

Thank luv2dive51
Reviewed 5 days ago

OK first thing that needs to be said is that we didnt have reservations...was happy that they were able to accommodate us....The following dinner got rave reviews..Duck 5 stars, Chicken 5 Stars, everyhting else, particularly the fish dish and the prime rib got so so...More

Thank wconnor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef/owner, Amy Chamberlain, and server, Krislyn, made our 35th wedding anniversary dinner a memorable occasion. The attention to detail ( hand-picked flowers with a personal message and a perfect table with a view of the beautiful grounds) was appreciated. Chef Amy made a personal visit...More

1  Thank arttam
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the stunning review! It was such a pleasure to meet you and to be a part of your special evening! Happy Anniversary and cheers to many more! Amy Chamberlain

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Perfect Wife is really two restaurants -- a tavern upstairs and a extremely pleasant dining room downstairs overlooking the gardens. This review is of the dining room. The chef tries to use locally-source ingredients whenever possible -- an example is an outstanding first course...More

1  Thank Arkmont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the witty naming/branding of the restaurant- the Perfect Wife is downstairs and considered the fine dining restaurant with a fancier menu. The Other Woman is upstairs and features more of a tavern/bar menu and drink list. The staff was very friendly, but the meal...More

Thank Bailey S
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bailey, I am glad that you enjoyed your time with us here at The Perfect Wife. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the soup. That was a vinegar based soup which is why you think it tasted sour. I certainly hope that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, satisfying service, delicious food, reasonable price, add a lot of happy memories to my birthday dinner.

1  Thank 林宝儿
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service a little slow when it gets busy. Good to make a reservation. Food/price ratio good. Will return

1  Thank DrPapo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and always have a great dinner. The menu changes regularly and the choices are plentiful. Last night I had the crab cake appetizer and it was loaded with crab and perfectly cooked. For an entree I had the...More

Thank Elizabeth_Boston_50
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There were 16 of us, including 2 toddlers and our dinner was wonderful. The food was excellent and Ralph, our waiter, was very attentive and went out of his way to accommodate this large group. I had the chicken saltembuco and my husband had the...More

Thank Nhgirl29
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been hearing the public radio ad for this resto for years: "freestyle cuisine." Well that's really a good description. Our meals were so inventive, I would say the food was not only delicious but amusing. Fresh local ingredients in many dishes. I had snapper...More

Thank FlaviaFlav
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Flavia Flav, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I have a new sous chef and he is doing such a great job. I will pass on your very kind words. I will certainly thank my hard working and positive servers for their...More

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Lynn J
19 May 2017|
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Response from Lu-Ann S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, we were there in winter but during the warmer weather I believe there is outdoor seating so check with them first.
Lynn J
19 May 2017|
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Response from WanderingFools007 | Reviewed this property |
While I wish I could give a definitive answer off the top of my head, I can only say that there were no dogs present the evening we were there. As nothing about pets appears on their website, I would suggest calling the... More
15 November 2016|
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Response from AgentNick | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free dishes & desserts although we are not a gluten free kitchen. Ask your server for assistance and we will be happy to have you as our guest. Visit our website for our Restaurant and Tavern menus.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9419
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-2817
  • E-mail
Amy's creative approach to combining ingredients results in an intriguing and delicious menu. Enjoy a memorable fine dining experience while relaxing in our rustic cobblestone walled restaurant and greenhouse garden room.

Our broad wine list and extensive selection of spirits will provide just the right accompaniment for your meal. And as a reward for eating all your veggies, you should treat yourself to a delicious homemade dessert.

Afterwards, feel free to stop in at our spirited local tavern for an after dinner drink or a game of darts, with live music in the tavern on most Friday evenings.
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