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“Delicious!”
Review of The Common Man

The Common Man
Ranked #2 of 23 Restaurants in Warren
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 38
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Boynton Beach
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

Used Tripadvisor and our B & B hosts to find this fabulous restaurant. Can't recommend it more highly if you want an excellent meal surrounded by true Vermont charm. Bon appétit!

  • Visited July 2012
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Sharon, MA
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297 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Very Good Food Near Sugarbush”
Reviewed 25 July 2012

Although things started off slowly, our meal got better as it went along. Our appetizers were just so-so -- a less-than-flavorful corn soup and a bibb salad with surprisingly bland-tasting apricots -- but our main meals were excellent (very tasty halibut with a light coconut sauce served over jasmine rice, corn ravioli topped with lightly sauteed vegetables) and our dessert (fresh seasonal berry tarte) was terrific. Service throughout was attentive and pleasant. Though it wasn't a great value, this was still a very enjoyable meal, and we'd probably return on our next visit to the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Always great”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have been dining at the Common Man for over five years at least six times per year. It recently, late 2012, changed ownership and the excellence continues. Do not pass on the fish here because of the location. Fish is brought in fresh from Boston markets. The talent in the kitchen is incredible and the front of the house is well run. We have tried everything on the menus and have never been disappointed.

  • Visited June 2012
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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal”
Reviewed 20 June 2012

We had a wonderful dinner here - everything was delicious, and the service was wonderful. Drinks were priced like NYC, but... Just suffered through my 12 yr old scotch.

Visited June 2012
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Waitsfield Vermont
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86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed 24 May 2012

As locals we have eaten here regularly over the years and never been disappointed. However last night we took friends visiting from California and experienced the truly amazing talents of the new Chef/Owner who is now starting to put his own stamp on this long-standing restaurant. We were all absolutely blown away by the incredible flavors and freshness of the dishes - the lobster salad and tuna tartar appetizers left us all speechless and then the entrees just took it up another level. A house-made local lamb sausage will remain a highlight for a very long time (probably until our next visit) and the roast poussin was tender to the point of melt in your mouth and superbly complemented by the various grain and vegetable accompaniments. Our friends could not believe they were in rural Vermont rather than downtown San Francisco or New York! The local insight is Chef Aaron trained under Alfred Portale at the famed Gotham Bar and Grill but he is clearly destined for major success as he takes the reins at the Common Man.

  • Visited May 2012
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