A Guide to the Restaurants in Mendon, VT

There are many fine restaurants in the Mendon, Vermont area that offer the best in fresh and local food. Here are a few standouts that BBOnline suggests that you may want to experience while staying at your cozy Mendon inn. Whether you're in the mood for casual or formal, you will know you're in good hands with any one of the following possibilities.

Thai Star
Route 4
Mendon, Vt. 05701
(802) 786-2388
www.thaistarvt.com

Located right in Mendon, this restaurant features the best in Thai food, offering a large variety of curries, pads, soups, noodle and fried rice dishes. Food is cooked to the heat that the diner prefers, with four peppers considered Thai heat. A wide range of vegetarian fare is available as well as pork, beef, shellfish and fish. The intimate nature of the restaurant appeals to many. It is usually crowded, so be prepared to wait on weekend nights for a table, but it is definitely worth the wait. If you prefer, takeout is available.

Sabby's Pasta House and Sports Lounge
1 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 773-4342
www.sabbys.com

This family-run institution is definitely worth the short ride from your Mendon bed and breakfast, because the food is simply great! Featuring an Italian and continental menu, a full bar and and 10 varieties of beer, the price is right and so is the atmosphere, especially when it's game time since. The 10 televisions ensure a perfect view of every play. Favorite dishes are those that please, such as chicken and veal parmagiana, lasagna and linguini with clam sauce. For those anxious to try something new, the veal carcioffe with artichokes and capers should fit the bill. Dessert is something that every diner should try here.

Cafe Provence
11 Center St
Brandon, VT 05733
(802) 247-9997
www.cafeprovencevt.com

In nearby Brandon, Vermont, Cafe Provence appeals for its fine sense of style and wonderful presentation of its elegant food. This Mediterranean-style eatery features Vermont grass-fed beef and free range chicken for dinner, as well as the freshest vegetables and scrumptious desserts. It also offers an astounding brunch with the traditional eggs Benedict along with the very innovative breakfast pizza. The restaurant prides itself in obliging diners with any dietary restrictions, and offers a gluten-free kitchen as well, something that is difficult to find.

Hemingway's Restaurant
4988 US Route 4
Killington, VT
(802) 422-3886

In the town of Killington, known for its premier skiing, Hemingway's Restaurant stands far and above other restaurants because of the care and skill shown in the kitchen and with the wait staff. Diners can choose the fixed price for a three or four course meal, or eat a la carte. A vegetarian fixed price is also available. A full bar and excellent wine list will round out the experience. Visitors will enjoy the imaginative way in which their food is delivered and the large variety of fish, beef and chicken dishes. This is truly a dining experience to be remembered.