2594 Depot St, Route 11 & 30
Manchester, VT 05255
802.362.2817
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Something Special on Valentine's Day

Get lucky on Friday the 13th and beat the crowds. Of course we will be your best destination on the VDay as well – don't wait until the last minute and make your reservation today. Amy is planning a special menu and it's going to be GOOD!

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"Life of the Party" Vegetarian Episode

Amy and Ali work their magic creating a Holiday cocktail and a delicious squash soup.

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Weekly Specials Are Back!

Tuesdays 50¢ Wings, $2 PBRs
Thursdays $7 Pulled Pork, 4 Ways to Choose From

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Garden Greenhouse Room

Ask for a table in the greenhouse garden room for your next reservation. The natural light and unique space create a wonderful dining experience, especially for a special occasion.

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Have a Look at Our Menu

Have a Look at Our Menu

Come taste the fresh unduplicated artistry of chef-owner Amy Chamberlain, creatively combining ingredients to create an intriguing and delicious menu.

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Check Our Upcoming Events

Check Our Upcoming Events

Rated #1 in live music in Manchester Vermont for a reason! We host excellent music in the Tavern most Friday nights and other events during the week.

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Book Your Table Online

Book Your Table Online

Enjoy a memorable dining experience. Plan ahead and reserve your favorite booth or the perfect spot in the greenhouse garden room.

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Upcoming Events

The Battenkillers

February 6 @ 10:00 pm
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February 7 @1:30 am

The Battenkillers will be performing some of today's BEST covers at The Perfect Wife this Friday. Line up those babysitters, grab your dancing shoes and ...

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Taste of VT Presents Restaurant Night

February 7 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

You know Amy won't pass up the chance to show off her skills! The 4th Annual “Taste of Vermont” is a mountain favorite event where we and other southern VT restaurants, professional and amateur chefs, caterers, bakers, delis, and more come together in culinary camaraderie to offer their favorite recipes for the tasting! It’s a fun & satisfying event for the whole family!

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Something Special on Valentine’s Day

February 13 All day

Get lucky on Friday the 13th. Wait, what!? Isn't Valentine's Day on the 14th–yes, but we thought we'd do something special the day before too, so you could beat the crowds and maybe surprise that special person. Amy is planning a special menu and it's going to be GOOD!

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Get Lucky on Friday the 13th!

Who goes out to dinner on Valentine’s Day? Couples. Couples who are dating, couples who are married, husbands who feel obligated to recognize the holiday, and couples celebrating their first Valentine’s Day or their last. How many times have you heard your single best friend say, with her nose in a scrunch, “I don’t celebrate […]

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Where did that extra hour go?

Where did that extra hour go?

What a fabulous foliage season we had here in Southern Vermont. The leaves were gorgeous, the weather was perfect for leaf peeping and people were hungry! We had fun here at the Wife making up great specials with local rabbit, pheasant, cheeses, and root veggies. I attempted a batch of fondue for 40 on my […]

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Catering is Fun-da-mental

Catering is Fun-da-mental

A list of things to remember: Cutting board Knives Garbage cans and liners Squeeze bottles Coffee stuff This is just the tip of the iceberg of what I can’t leave without when I cater off premise. And that list has grown over time. I didn’t think I would ever forget something as important and useful […]

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