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Carpenter & Main Restaurant

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326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
+1 802-649-2922
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The salmon entree I ordered was perfectly prepared in every respect and the service friendly and efficient. We were served in the back room which appeared to have a quieter atmosphere than the first room we encountered.

Thank Anntmo
Farmington, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We were a party of three who were visiting the area for a day and we walked in without reservations. They seated us quickly, apologizing for the high noise level from a large party seated close to us. The service was first class--friendly, fast and professional. One in our party had chicken, another gnocchi, and the third had their soup... More 

Thank AvidTraveller2011
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

we had six people in our group for lunch after Dartmouth's graduation. The lunch was a prix fixe menu. The food was okay, nothing special as we were led to believe it would be but also not bad but certainly NOT worth the final $600.00 bill! It was a total rip-off. And it wasn't inflated by alcohol: only two drinks,... More 

Thank Kathleen D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Food and service is first class, though over priced. The atmosphere is nice and the food is well prepared and chef level inspired.

Thank John G
Claremont, New Hampshire
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530 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is a small, vintage Vermont restaurant. Our waitress was very friendly and our dinners were tasty. The service was prompt.

Thank dnumme
Centerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

After getting a local's recommendation we decided to try this restaurant. The service was phenominal but two issues with the food could not be ignored and we had to say something about it. My wife and I like seasoned food but three of our menu items were very heavily salted to the point of not being edible. The hamburger, fries... More 

Thank Capecodaggie
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223 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

this restaurant is in an attractive old building with a number of small dining rooms. if noise level is an issue for you, have dinner early. old building usually = low ceilings and this is not exception. the acoustics were very problematic for us. my wife had charcuterie for an appetizer which offered three tastings, a good, a fair and... More 

Thank hankbauer
Grantham, NH and Freeport, ME
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I've lived in the Upper Valley fourteen years, making me a relative newcomer. This restaurant is on its third chef / manager -- not only my favorite at this location, but perhaps my favorite eating establishment in an area filled with excellent competition. The duck confit is to die for: always perfectly crispy. Don't miss out on the homemade ice... More 

Thank WayneAndJenny
Memphis, TN USA
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184 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

We had an ok dinner here, after driving to Hanover first, not knowing it was homecoming at Dartmouth. Menu, good choices. Our dinner, ok, not great. Service was accomodating, considering there was a crowd. Would suggest asking for a seat in the dining room rather than the bar, where we sat, as it was crowded and noisy. Restaurant not very... More 

Thank ramcclain
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the food and ambiance, the waitress was fun but it took an hour between walking through the door to our food arriving. The surf on the surf and turf was cold too! The people on the next table left before their desert arrived. I don't know if this was a one off but the glacial service rather spoiled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Main St., Norwich, VT 05055
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 802-649-2922

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