Area Dining

Experience a unique choice of dining options when you stay at The Equinox. Pick from fine dining restaurants for special occasions, traditional American dishes in casual settings, and popular steakhouses. Whether you desire a European-style breakfast or a traditional New England lunch, your choices are limitless. Select from the nearby restaurants, including:
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Barrow's House

Dorset's newest dining experience is contemporary yet historic with Vermont marble accents featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients all simply prepared. Call 802-867-4455.

Bistro Henry:

The best of southern France and northern Italy, recommended by The Boston Globe and Wine Spectator. Featuring classic and contemporary bistro and trattoria favorites … as well as creative pastas, seafood, and both a vegetarian and kids menu. Call 802-362-4982.

Brasserie L'oustau

Brings together traditional French cuisine with the flavors of Provence in the refined dining experience of the most popular Parisian brasseries. Call 802-768-8538.


Regarded by many as one of the finest restaurants in Vermont, they serve classical French provincial cuisine in a restored barn with a huge stone fireplace and intimate dining nooks. Call 802-362-1616.

Gringo Jacks:

A Southwestern cantina with a traditional Mexican menu, featuring steaks, seafood, fajitas, burgers, and a terrific kids menu. Call 802-362-0836.

Inn at West View Farm:

Fine, contemporary American cuisine in a rural setting, located in a restored 1870s farmhouse near Dorset. Call 802-867-5715.

Mio Bistro:

Located in nearby Dorset. Open kitchen features Mediterranean inspired cuisine with an international twist. Call 802-231-2530.


Considered one of the finest and most popular restaurants in Vermont. It has a cozy, romantic setting in the forest, and spotlights highlight a babbling brook by the window. Boasting small intimate dining rooms. Call 802-362-1779.

Nipper's Café, at the Stamford Motel

Offering breakfast and dinner in a casually elegant setting with on premise Owner Chef Adam's seasonally inspired menus, friendly atmosphere, homemade soups and quality steaks at reasonable prices. Closed Tuesdays, call (802) 362-2342.

Perfect Wife:

Casual fine dining with Chef Amy, who takes a creative approach to the menu, resulting in traditional American dishes that are both classic and unique. Call 802-362-2817.

Reluctant Panther

This 70-seat dining room features refined American cuisine with locally sourced cuisine in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. Call 802-362-2568.


Located in Manchester Center VT, near Bromley and Stratton Ski areas. A family run business, offering seasonally inspired dishes along with classic American cuisine. Friendly, relaxed and reasonably priced. Call (802) 362 7272.

Silver Fork

Casual fine dining featuring international cuisine in a small intimate setting. Serving Dinner. Call (802) 768 8444.

Thai Basil

Great contemporary Thai food with a signature martini bar.  Serving Lunch and Dinner. Call (802) 768 8433.

The Dorset Inn:

For more than 200 years, The Dorset Inn has offered traditional New England hospitality. Enjoy fireside dining in the cozy Tavern or the historic red Dining Room or outside on the Village Green in season. The bistro-style food with regional influences reflects Vermont's four unique seasons. Dress is casual. Serving dinner nightly at 5:30. Call 802-867-5500 for reservations.

Ye Olde Tavern:

Serving the best in regional Continental and American cuisine, in a restored 1790s colonial inn brimming with classic New England ambiance. It features the freshest poultry, veal, steaks, and seafood as well as one of the broadest selections of vegetarian fare in town. Call 802-362-0611.