Upper Valley (5)


Ariel’s Restaurant

29 Stone Road, Brookfield, 802-276-3939

Restaurateur and sommelier Richard Fink and chef Lee Duberman have been serving “sophisticated, healthy food” at this destination restaurant for more than 16 years. This farm-to-table restaurant sources many of its ingredients from the Brookfield area. Closed Monday and Tuesday.


Barnard Inn Restaurant and Max’s Tavern

5518 Route 12, Barnard, 802-234-9961

Owned and operated by a classically trained chef, this resto offers elegant yet earthy cuisine. The wine cellar holds over 350 bottles. Closed Sundays and Mondays.


Simon Pearce Restaurant

1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-1470

Elegant cuisine meets local produce in this old mill along the Ottauquechee River. Sample the famous cheddar soup or the San Daniele prosciutto with fresh fig compote, Bayley Hazen blue and grissini. Voted one of the most romantic restaurants by Travel & Leisure magazine.


The Parker House Inn & Restaurant

1792 Quechee Main St., Quechee, 802-295-6077

At this bistro, diners enjoy creative, seasonal French fare, such as bouillabaisse and steak frites. Yankee Magazine called it the “best chef-owned venue in Vermont.” Seasonal hours, so call ahead.


The Tuckerbox

1 South Main St., White River Junction, 802-359-4041

At this bustling hub, early risers sip locally roasted coffee while tapping away on their laptops. Later in the day, diners come for kebabs, zucchini fritters, güvec, falafel and other Turkish specialities.

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