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Barnard Inn Restaurant

Rte. 12
Barnard, Vermont, 05031 , United States
TEL: (802) 234-9961

When Will Dodson and Ruth Schimmelpfennig graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, they established two successful restaurants in San Francisco before moving into this 1796 red-brick château in the hills of Barnard, Vermont. Opening a restaurant on the ground floor, the couple began serving modernized regional cuisine in a Colonial-style dining room, furnished with white tablecloths, high-backed wooden chairs, and a working fireplace. Emphasizing farm-to-table cuisine, the seasonal tasting menus may include dishes like beef-battered oysters, and roasted duckling with raspberry glace and whipped potatoes. In back, the more casual Max’s Tavern serves a menu of upscale bar fare.

Insider Tip:

If you visit during spring or summer, arrive early for your reservation and stroll through the adjacent gardens, where many of the restaurant’s fresh ingredients grow amid flower-covered trellises.


Open / Closes
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Monday - Closed
  • Notable Wine List
  • Prix Fixe
  • Private Room Available
  • Romantic
  • Reservations Required
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday - Closed

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


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