Pangaea Restaurant

4.6
45 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Pangaea Restaurant and The Lounge are now operating as one! One creative and diverse menu offering a range of internationally inspired cuisine available in all seating areas: The Dining Room, The Speakeasy, and The Deck (weather permitting). All available for curbside and dine-in, Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5pm. Make a reservation or visit our website to order online! http://www.vermontfinedining.com

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 45 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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SusanR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food for us foodies. From apps to dessert. Go. Do yourself a flavor.

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Paul
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is HANDS DOWN the best restaurant within my dining radius. All people with me found the food outstanding.

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JohnL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming place, excellent food will definitely be back

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LuisG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The restaurant had a casual, funky atmosphere that we enjoyed. We ate outdoors and enjoyed a quiet dinner under the stars. The food was outstanding.

Overall, a very fine restaurant to enjoy while in Vermont.

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lisam
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cute restaurant, attentive and polite staff. Food was great.

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vipKellyD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Pangaea has specials for dinner Thursday through Saturday, always excellent. This weekend I had the seared pork chop and my wife had Chilean Seabass. And excellent cocktails!

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MarcC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

Short Ribs were excellent, mushroom risotto excellent. Portions small even for fine dining. Cocktails were interesting and well poured. I will give a thumbs up to the food.
Atmosphere is terrible for the food being presented. Dining area closed so everyone to lounge or outdoors. Lounge is too noisy, table settings felt low budget.

I would go back but with different expectations.

Before I forget, waitstaff, bartender and owners were all exceptional though. Perfect mix of attention and space to dine. With good weather, I would try outside dining next time. Was a little cool for it that evening.

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Parent
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Beautiful backyard overlooking the river - great service - hamburger was over cooked and not edible - chocolate cake was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

We booked the restaurant, somehow we were put in a high top in a separate building that had burgers and fries and mediocre "everything". You'll see all the signs say "fine dining" but they served a martini in a wine glass. No clue what's going on

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Jaco
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation months ago, but was never notified that it was closed this week until the four of us met there for our dinner and saw the sign outside.

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DavidT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dining experience at Pangaea. The atmosphere was very relaxing and tables were set far apart. The service was very good with attentive and friendly staff. The Spicy Stir Fry lived up to it's name. We had it with shrimp which were large and tender. Overall a very nice place for dinner.

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JonD
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fun place to go when you’re in the area. Reliable kitchen for excellent food. We received great service and intend to return. Everything was upbeat and friendly.
I ordered Sea Bass and was very impressed with the food handling and seasoning. Very satisfied guest!

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Lolly
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I ordered the lamb. Pricey but was the best lamb I have ever eaten so considered it worth the cost. Moist, flavorful, no grizzle, perfect! The accompanying potato dish was also out of this world. The green beans, no so good. Hubby got salmon and was excellent, quinoa delicious, green beans were average. The chardonnay was horrible. Dessert, chocolate mousse cake was excellent. Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly.
Can't wait to go back.

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CathyK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love this little gem of a restaurant. Fine dining at a reasonable price.

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Gene
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Every part of our meal was superb, from the salad to the entry to the potatoes. the food rivals the best inn any Manhattan restaurant. Highly recommend it. Everyone who was there including some neighbors, each had a different meal yet every person bragged there's was the best.

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CynthiaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pangaea is my husband's favorite restaurant. We usual dine in the lounge area but it's holiday time and we splurged a bit! Food and service is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food, nice DR, varied menu. We ordered from the 3 course menu that was a good value. The onion soup was outstanding; the green salad was a tasty appetizer leaving us ready for the entrees. My skirt steak was prepared to order with a yummy topping and vegetables. The shrimp scampi was good, but not great. The tiramasu was very good, served with fresh berries. Overall, a good value for a Carmel restaurant.

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vipBethW
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We reserved for their local restaurant week menu, and the $30 we spent for 3 courses could have been double that and we’d be okay to pay it! The branzino was light and flakey, soup savoury and rich, scallops perfectly seared and pork chop flavorful and robust. ... Strawberry Panacotta and maple creme brulle to go off my diet for! We’ll be back, and many times!

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MarshallC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was very good. I have been to the restaurant many time and i always enjoy myself. My only complaint is the portions. For example the soup, which was delicious, was disproportionally miniscule, to say the least. Overall, i enjoyed myself there very much and will return.

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Dskv
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, staff was great. Really the only negative which is my opinion is that the main dishes should come with another side for the price you pay. Would definitely eat there again. The flavors in the dish were outstanding.

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vipJT102216
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pangaea was fantastic. FAR exceeded every expectation and we couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Our server was also the co-owner and she provided such a wonderful personal touch to our experience and we could not have been happier with our meal. If you are in the Bennington area you simply must enjoy the fine dining experience served in this local, family, friendly atmoshphere. EXCELLENT!!

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Maryann
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pangaea is our ‘go to’ choice for every occasion...special or ordinary. It never disappoints.

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating a special occasion and I wanted to treat him to a nice dinner. I had been to Pangea years ago and remembered the food was amazing. I made reservations for the lounge side online by mistake but was greeted warmly in the fine dining side with no problem. The atmosphere was romantic and quiet just what we wanted. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding! I wish we lived closer because I could see myself eating here often. I would highly recommend the wine list as it was varied and had several high end selections.
The food was beautiful, well portioned and attention to detail was apparent! A+

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

We were the only couple there for almost two hours. Food was average, but very overpriced. I felt sorry for the server; she was very competent and friendly , but only two other couples came in as we left. Do yourself a favor, and eat at the Lounge next door. About half the price with a more varied menu. Pangaea has really gone downhill.

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DanaV
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

If you are going- definitely go to Pangea Lounge. The fine dining was quite a let down. I got the surf and turf. The steak was fine but nothing to write home about. The lobster was rubbery and flavorless and the au gratin was mealy and salty. My friend got the Chilean sea bass and seemed to enjoy it. Not planning to return.

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vipNytitan
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is the probably the best restaurant in Bennington. I enjoyed the lobster bisque and sea bass. The lounge next door has a nice feel outside.

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Jaco
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great meal, as always - one of our favorite local restaurants. Ate there this time with out-of-towners who also were very impressed.

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CharlieR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Major problem was that the service was absurdly slow.

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guitarplayer126
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Pangea and it was delicious. It was a quiet Tuesday evening when we arrived, only one other table was occupied. Food was prepared exactly as menu and our informative server expressed. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the sea bass and my veal short ribs were cooked to perfection. We will definitely return there.

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BraytonH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely fantastic little restaurant in North Bennington couldn’t get any better loved it loved it loved it

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JaneZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best meal we have ever had at Pangaea. The butternut squash soup was excellent and the edamame salad was extraordinary. I thought about it all the next day!

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Altair
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always a great place!’nn

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Jimmy
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We were the only people in the restaurant, and yet it took forever for food and drinks. The waitress was completely unfamiliar with the dinner and drink menus, and had to comeback to the table multiple times to ask what we ordered. The appetizers were not cooked properly, the pork chop entree was mostly fat, and the lamb torchon was just shaved lamb made into a tower on the plate. We will not be back, especially with the prices they charge.

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GinnieJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a wonderful meal here. Server was excellent. Food is always creative, ever-changing, and tasty.

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libby
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice setting, good food, good wine list. Service was friendly. We liked everything from the amuse bouche (Granny Smith apple slice topped with goat cheese and sprouts), the rice paper-wrapped salad, the tomato coconut soup, and all the entrees our group ordered: duck breast, haddock, filet mignon, and shrimp. House made sorbet (peach, champagne, or cucumber were offered) was a nice light finish. A gorgeous chocolate cake was also available along with other items.

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vipNebraska
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, nice ambience in North Bennington.

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JayR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food in a quiet Vermont spot! We will return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Portions were small in comparison to the prices. Tasty, though.
Need a few more options for entrees and appetizers.

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Jules
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent. The carrot ginger bisque was delicious but the portion was small and the bowel was huge.

I ordered the Long Island Duck with saffron rice and cherry sauce. Personally I don’t think the saffron rice goes well with the cherry sauce. Chef recommended medium rare for the duck. It tasted delicious and juicy but it didn’t look like the medium rare I’m used to have..

The chocolate cake was tasty.

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css1
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

This was a return visit for us. The food is AMAZING--delicious, unusual, beautiful presentation. The place is cozy-elegant. There were not many diners the evening we were there, so maybe too quiet. They could definitely benefit by some good music to elevate the ambiance.

The only downside was the service--it wasn't bad, just not "service" befitting a restaurant of this caliber. Our young server did not provide information about the food, make suggestions or set the tone.

FAQs

Pangaea Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (802) 442-7171 ext. 1.

Pangaea Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 45 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.