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Fresco2.jpgThe Reluctant Panther

39 West Road, Manchester Village, Vt.

Hours of Operation:
Reservations recommended
Dinner service Tuesday – Saturday from 5:30 pm

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The Reluctant Panther offers the finest in luxury accommodations. Their award winning restaurant is lead by Executive Chef Sigal Rocklin, named Chef of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy their seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and stellar service. Join them for a remarkable culinary experience in a relaxed yet upscale atmosphere.

The outdoor covered Patio is open seasonally offering Al Fresco dining and their Summer Raw Bar. With views over the gardens and Mount Equinox, the Patio is a picturesque venue for a casual dinner or drinks with friends.

Photo: Greg Nesbit

The GRILLE at Mt Anthony Country Club


180 Country Club Road, Bennington, Vt.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Enjoy New England seasonal menus featuring the finest local ingredients in a warm and casual atmosphere. Dine in the Grille’s restored patio, where you can truly appreciate this magical Vermont setting overlooking the Green Mountains and the Bennington Monument!

Weekly Specials:
Monday Night: Tex-Mex-BBQ Specials
Tuesday Night: Burger & Pint Night
Wednesday Night: Ladies Night
Thursday Night: Pasta Night
Friday & Saturday Nights: Featuring roast Prime Rib, hand-cut, house-aged beef, fresh seafood, and our area’s local bounty
Sunday Brunch: A la carte Menu 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Fresco5.jpgArtisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden

21 West Street, Newfane, Vt..

Opening for the season May 4

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Friday -Saturday: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch, 11 a.m. –
2 p.m., dinner, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

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Artisan Restaurant celebrates the abundance of agriculture and food craftspeople that we are so lucky to have in our neighborhood. Top chefs the world over, source from the very farms and artisans that hand deliver to the Artisan Restaurant’s kitchen door. From this base of simple and authentic ingredients, Chef Frederic Kieffer creates abundant and wholesome dishes that appeal to all palettes. Menus change seasonally and garden seating is available during warmer seasons.


The Marina

28 Spring Tree Road, Brattleboro, Vt.

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: Brunch, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., lunch and dinner, 1 – 9 p.m.

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The Marina Restaurant in Brattleboro is a memorable, casual dining experience for everyone. Located where the Connecticut and West rivers meet, The Marina offers beautiful views all year round! Enjoy waterfront dining and outdoor seating with an extensive menu of American cuisine, vegetarian options, pasta and seafood. Make sure to check out their local craft beer selection and extensive wine list. The amazing sunsets, and cozy, friendly atmosphere make The Marina a must-see destination!

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