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The Common Man

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3209 German Flats Road, Sugarbush, Warren, VT 05674
+1 802-583-2800
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Vermont
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

My wife and I ate here on the recommendation of the Inn where we stayed for the weekend. The meal we had was very, very good. We shared the Carpaccio to start, and it was very tasty. There seemed to be different layers of flavors in the dish. My wife had the grilled chicken, one of the best prepared chicken... More 

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oregon city, OR
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

I had to try the octopus, my wife was less adventurous. Food was great, atmosphere met our expectations, service was good enough. We dressed up but not required here. Great place for a nice night out, would highly recommend if you can spend a little more.

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Thank elsnerfamily
boston, MA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2013

I called for a 9:00 reservation on a recent Friday night. I was told they could not take any more reservation but if we came in we could most likely get seated at a table in the bar. We arrived at 8:50 and were told by one person that the kitchen was closed!!! Another woman said " you must be... More 

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Lorien W, Owner at The Common Man, responded to this review

Please accept our sincerest apologies for not having been able to serve you on Friday evening. It is always our goal to keep consistent hours and serve as many people as possible without sacrificing quality of food or service. Your feedback is very much appreciated and will be thought about and used in our continuous efforts to improve and grow.... More 

Greenwich
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198 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I have not been in this restaurant for many years and decided to give it a try again. The place used to be more like a couples place. This time, the restaurant was full of people, lots of noise, tons of fun. That was a great change. There bar where you can have drinks and food as well. The menu... More 

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Thank Luis R
Lincoln, Vermont, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Mostlly local food, mostly cooked from scratch. Everything on menu is interesting. Great atention to detail. Had not been for several years. Was good then, but this little gem has improved significantly- fine for an apres ski appetizer or a full meal. Range of prices but quality is there in least pricey items. Check it out. B&K

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Thank Bern T
Houston
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

The Common Man is the most reliably excellent restaurant in the Mad River Valley. We went there for the Thursday Night pasta special. The service we very good, food excellent and the ambiance was typical Vermont. A wood burning fireplace in a converted barn. We shared the lemon bar dessert which was excellent!!

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Thank Kenneth N
montreal
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Jan 19 / couples - We were in Wastefield for a long weekend and made a reservation to this place without knowing what to expect. Wow!!! Was I surprised when I got into this place. I could have just sat there for hours in front of the large fireplace, it is very well decorated and very "chalet" feeling, very cozy.... More 

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Corning, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

I ate here with my two teenage kids during a ski trip. The food was on the pricey side, but very good. We had a reservation (very early, which was all I could get on the holiday weekend) and were seated right away. Service was fast and attentive. They had a fairly small menu, but with enough variety that all... More 

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Essex, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

The restaurant is very inviting and lively, has a great feel to it. Menu is not huge and everything looked pretty good. We started with carpaccio and oysters, both excellent. Our entrees were NY Strip and lamb sausage. Ordered the strip medium, but came out med-well and very charred. Not sure if that is how it is usually served, but... More 

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Middlefield, Connecticut, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Had dinner and drinks at the Common Man on Saturday. We didn't have reservations (which is strongly recommended) but we were able to have dinner in the bar area. Dinner was great. The wine and beer selection are also varied, and they offer a unique variety of beer other than just your typical Budweiser. Great experience overall and would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 38
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3209 German Flats Road, Sugarbush, Warren, VT 05674
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Warren
  • Phone Number: +1 802-583-2800
Description
The Common Man Restaurant is located in Warren, Vermont, in the heart of Mad River Valley, between Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen. Sited in a 19th century barn, the dining room is elegant in its simplicity. With hand-hewn beams framing an open hearth fireplace, the 100-seat restaurant is inviting and intimate.

Since the original owners, the Orsini family, opened their doors in the 1960s, 3209 German Flats Road has been a popular place for locals, visitors, and skiers to gather for a quality Vermont dining experience. Now in its fourth generation of operation, the current owners, Chef Adam Longworth and Lorien Wroten, are working hard to re-energize this Vermont dining institution with small town hospitality and world class cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?