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The Perfect Wife

Freestyle Cuisine, Fine Dining, Live Music

Chef Amy Chamberlain’s menu has been making people happy since 1996. The fine dining room downstairs is a charming mix of a glassed-in garden room and cobblestone foundation walls. The menu here changes daily and highlights local, seasonal ingredients. Upstairs, The Other Woman features casual, homestyle dishes alongside exotic, fun favorites. Seriously, go for the Curry and Goat Cheese Dip with Eggplant Fries! Plus, the tavern offers live music every Friday night; an MVT experience not to miss.


"Third visit, and again, superb! Wonderful evening, delicious and beautifully presented meal for party of five. Very accommodating to food allergies. Highly recommended!"

 CTShore (source)

It is recommended that you make reservations for the dining room. We do not take reservations in the tavern.

Yes, both the restaurant and tavern have lovely bars. We pride ourselves in offering many choices of locally crafted beer and spirits.

Yes! We offer catering services both on and off premise. We have catered galas for 350, weddings for 225 and intimate dinner parties for 8. We can handle all of the planning from menus to rentals and even help you find a florist and a band or a DJ. We work closely with Hildene, the Inn at Manchester and Hill Farm Inn, to name a few beautiful local venues. We are happy to create a kitchen in a field, if that is your dream!

We are happy to prepare a meal that agrees with your needs. We do have a vegan and gluten free dish on the menu called The Howling Wolf Special, that is very popular. We also are mindful of adding vegetarian, gluten free and vegan specials to the menu often.

We have live music almost every Friday night. Music usually starts at 9:30 or 10pm. We mostly offer the music for free, but about one Friday a month we charge a cover. The styles of music we offer range from Bluegrass (Saints and Liars, Jatoba) to Funk (Soule Monde, Funkwagon) and blues, rock and jamband genres.

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