Barrows House

4.6
148 reviews
$31 to $50
Gastro Pub
Barrows House Restaurant is an American gastropub with a modern twist on traditional New England tavern fare that pairs great food with craft beers. Our menus and beverages showcase Vermont’s abundance of local products and celebrate its farms and producers. These quality ingredients are simply prepared demonstrating classic culinary techniques offering guests uncomplicated seasonal tastes of Vermont. Set against the historic backdrop of a circa 1803 building, the ambiance is at once warm and welcoming, sophisticated yet casual featuring Dorset white marble accents and historic black & white photos from the local Norcross-West Marble Quarry, one of the oldest in the country. Paired with our large outdoor terrace and colorful gardens, Barrows House Restaurant is the ideal setting for outdoor dining and all types of special events.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 148 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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love2read
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beet salad and salmon dinner were both incredibly delicious! Fantastic service and the ambiance was perfect! We can't wait to go back!

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CathyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barrows House offers a lovely ambience on a winter's night, great specials (the tuna tacos were great) and the prefect burger. We came for a birthday celebration and will be back.

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MarcC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was very good. Lamb Shank fork tender. Cod light and flavorful. Service was impeccable. It is a tavern setting with fine food flavors.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great

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JacobL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the free standing cabin. Food at the restaurant was amazing. Very quiet, well kept grounds. Thanks for the stay.

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vipBobT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Barrows house. We were welcomed and promptly seated. Even though it was a busy night, the server (Courtney) was very attentive and our dinner was served promptly. The food was outstanding. It is the best meal I have eaten in the Manchester/Dorset area in many years of dining out. Appetizer was tasty and the surf and turf and cod entrees were both cooked to perfection. The desserts were very good also, especially the hot apple crisp with ice cream.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family Dinner:

We loved the food, drinks and service. We can’t wait to come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience!

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Steve
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food but like most in the area it is really top dollar… but having said that we will return! And the new chef and menu are great!

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Crissi
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cod was amazing. Service outstanding. Attractive ambiance

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TrishM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our 26th anniversary celebration with friends

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LeslieJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new menu is outstanding. Loved the cod over cauliflower risotto and I am hesitant about fish.

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DonaldR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was very pleasant. Waitress explained any questions we had. Food was extremely good and we recommend this restaurant highly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Apparently there are 2 new chefs. Well, the meals did not disappoint! The salmon with roasted acorn squash was beyond amazing and my husband loved the wild mushroom pasta!

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vipTTKK
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

We love this place normally but something seemed off last night. New chef perhaps but food was way too salty and the mussels had so much garlic that someone is still stinking today ;)

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goodtogo
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and great food. Very busy night so hard to hear but truly enjoyed the restaurant!

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vipStargazer
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was great but service very rushed - from sitting down and ordering to finish was less than an hour. It’s a shame as I wanted the cheese board but it was too much food too quickly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

New chef: We heard from our server that they had a new chef and a pop-up menu they were trying out. The food was very good. We both had a wild mushroom pasta dish that had layered flavors and was full of mushrooms. The cheeseboard had a nice selection and the apple crisp was tasty. We expected service might be slow since staffing is an issue everywhere. But the service was fast, it could even have been slowed down a little. We sat in the dining room,which has a lot of tables in a smaller space, so it’s an upbeat, somewhat loud room. Overall, we had a nice evening with good food, good service and I’d recommend Barrows House restaurant to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful ambiance although just a bit noisy. Our food was spectacular and we couldn’t have been happier with our selections. We both had the cod which was the best I’ve ever had. The beet salad was absolutely delicious as well. Can’t wait to go back!

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TJLlll
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience
Highly recommend
Kristopher was the best waiter - ask for him!!

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NancyP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience outside on a cool autumn evening. The food was delicious and waiters were nice. Love the outdoor patio and fire pit.

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vipElizabethv
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great Ambiance.
Thay have done a marvelous job with the outside space.
It is a real gem!!!!!
Food was delish

PM
vipPattyM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out server JoJo was great and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service from JoJo our waitress and brisket is yummy as well ❤️

PA
vipPorscheA
New England
48 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I liked this place, it was nicely appointed, in the back of the building and beautiful bar area and art work/photography of the region. The food was very good. Corn soup was delicious. Steak was delicious. Service was average, had to ask for normal things like ketchup for fries. Wine list is extensive. Everyone there was friendly and gracious.

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jacquiel
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good but they were out of bread and server was excellent but she was very busy with other tables

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CindyH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Barrows House and everyone who works there!! Highly recommend!!

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ElizabethW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to Barrows House and it was wonderful. The staff was extremely friendly and made great recommendations. The food was absolutely delicious. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great: food, ambiance, service. Very happy with our time at Barrows House.

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vipEllen
Philadelphia
151 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very enjoyable outdoor dining experience with great food and service. This is one of our favorite places to eat when in VT.

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Mimi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting for the horse show. Great dining experience. Welcoming staff.

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viprayrayray
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

Excellent food when it finally arrived. We were given 2 wrong entrees and one had to be remade entirely. One server was excellent and I know it was a kitchen error not hers but the assistant server seemed capable of only one word at a time and so morose. The guacamole appetizer was ridiculously small for the price as well. This place used to be top notch!!!

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cpizu
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. This quaint restaurant is top notch and will defy one back. The food was delicious too!

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Outofthekitchen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Warm, friendly service serving up delicious food in the fresh air made for a relaxing evening on the terrace.

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vipKenn
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit and we will certainly be back! Danton, our server was excellent as was the others who all took an interest in our good time. Every dish was delicious, from the mussels in a superior sauce to the most tender brisket right through the ice cream sundae and espresso. My only disappointment was that we couldn't be seated outdoors where there seemed to be plenty of open tables from when we arrived right up until our departure.

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MartinF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here numerous times and it’s always a great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Barrows house was delicious as always

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vipMontyNJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of my favorite places for casual dining, with a menu always a bit more interesting than most casual dining spots, comfortable décor and very pleasant, attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LoveThe Barrows House! I was there for a family wedding and everything was perfect! Staff is amazing. Setting is so beautiful

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was beautiful, service was great, food was delicious. Took one star off because for the prize, the salad appetizer was very small.

FAQs

Barrows House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 867-4455.

Barrows House is rated 4.6 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.