2594 Depot St, Route 11 & 30
Manchester, VT 05255
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"Life of the Party" with Joy

Amy and Joy prepare 3 meals at once - breakfast, lunch and dinner using local, natural and unprocessed ingredients.

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We All Got Lucky

Get lucky on Friday the 13th was a great time had by all! Thanks to all that came and enjoyed the jazz, oysters and great company.

What Did I Miss!?

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

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

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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Life of the Party

Host, Amy Chamberlain and guest, Joy Slusarek cook up three nutritious meals at once.


Ali shows Amy how to cook up a delicious winter squash soup while they sip on a delightful fall champagne cocktail.

Amy & Whistle Pig Whiskey

Amy and Danhee cook with WhistlePig Rye-Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and make a yummy cocktail!

Upcoming Events

Thomas & Irvin

March 6 9:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you are a rock a billy blues fan, Thomas and Irvin are a must see band for your venue. Their original material is powerful. The covers they play are pure vintage (think of Sam Phillips, Sun Records).

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The Battenkillers

March 13 @ 10:00 pm
March 14 @1:30 am

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

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Saints and Liars

March 20 @ 10:00 pm
March 21 @1:30 am

Jed Hughes, Chris Rogers, Mike Farkas, and Nolan Rolnick in Saints and Liars will bring the local sound of an outlaw string band to the Wife. Foot stompin' great time.

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Amy's Blog

Get Lucky on Friday the 13th!

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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