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The Perfect Wife

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 14 July 2017 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 14 July 2017 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 12 July 2017

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

Reviewed 7 July 2017

The food was amazing, I got the Yellow Fin Tuna with vegetables and the tuna was done to perfection, my wife got the Seafood special and it was awesome (the scallops were cooked to perfection. The waitress was great. I would highly recommend this place...More

Thank David V
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you so much, David, for the spectacular review! We love making people happy here. I look forward to seeing you again soon! Amy

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

What can I say. The hostess sat us next to a loud table of 10 when there were so many other tables, gave us the coldest greeting with a total attitude...service was bad in general and we sat in this dark room next to a...More

Thank Eliza Y
ABCVT, Owner at The Perfect Wife, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Dear Eliza, I am so sorry to hear that your service was terrible. It is certainly NOT what I expect from my front of the house staff and I can assure you this is not the norm. I will speak with my manager about your...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a good place of both meals and drinks. It is divided into two parts - The Perfect Wife and The Other Woman. The Perfect Wife is a good dinning operation and The Other Woman is a pub with good food and good drink...More

Thank chhoisham
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We both had excellent salmon dinners. We sat outside on the patio and the atmosphere was "perfect"! Great beer selections on tap too.

Thank shell3485
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The restaurant wasn't open when we visited but we had a very good dinner in the tavern. I had the crab cake platter and added eggplant fries which I highly recommend. My husband had the meatloaf which he also enjoyed. I tried one of their...More

Thank Edith T
Reviewed 1 June 2017

In my opinion there is no reason why every fine restaurant doesn't include at least one vegan and gluten free option that is not a salad. By this definition, The Perfect Wife is a perfect restaurant. Note that the same dish is available in the...More

1  Thank LMFMarlboro
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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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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