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Chantecleer Review

There is something wonderful about eating by candlelight in an old barn. Chantecleer's dining rooms (in winter ask to sit by the great fieldstone fireplace) are wonderfully romantic, especially with the collection of roosters atop the wooden beams. The menu leans toward the Continental with starters like a fine escargot glazed with Pernod in a hazelnut and parsley butter. Crowd pleasers include Colorado rack of lamb and whole Dover sole filleted table-side. A recipe from the chef's Swiss hometown makes a winning winter dessert: Basel Rathaus Torte, a delicious hazelnut layer cake.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov., Apr., and Sun.–Tues. No lunch.
Updated: 12-23-2013

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    Always FABULOUS and much better then I we could hope for!

    The Chantecleer has provided us with our refuge from the world for a long time. The food is exquisite, let me repeat EXQUISITE! Michelle, the owner chef, trained and raised in Europe offers an ever changing menu that always intrigues and delights. Our experience with the service has always been above expectations, it is Old World, professional, sophisticated and sensitive, they are very knowledgeable about the wines and always accommodating to our last minute requests, often pulling a table into the corner of the bar when they are completely booked and we need a "Chantecleer Fix". I can't say enough good things about these lovely people and the hospitality they have shown us and the friends we have entrusted to them. They are the perfect quintessential Vermont hideaway, with world class credentials!

    by Comollo, 1/1/08

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