Bistro Henry

Bistro Henry is located in a quaint, pale green house on a hill in Manchester Center, Vermont, population 4,180.  Depending on the time of year, most patrons seem to be there to ski (it's on the way to Stratton) or to see the fall foliage.  It is a casual and dependable Mediterranean bistro specializing in the cuisine of southern France and northern Italy.  

Chef/Owners Henry & Dina Bronson serve an outstanding lobster bisque, duck breast and crispy leg, and veal chop.  The atmosphere is casual, but still has some striking touches, such as the hanging wall of upturned wine bottles set in the oversized windows.  A large deck, perfect for a cocktail and leisurely meal in the fall, is annexed to the rear of the house.  Bistro Henry is widely considered the best restaurant in Manchester; we also recommend the Dorset Inn, which is technically in a different town but only six miles away.  Breakfast at Up For Breakfast is obligatory.


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1942 Depot Street
Tues-Thurs, 5pm-9pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-9:30pm; Sun, 5pm-9pm
    Henry Bronson , Chef
    Dina Bronson , Chef
    Ian Logan, Chef de Cuisine


    • Manchester
    • Mediterranean
    • Al Fresco
    • Private Dining Room



    • Caramelized Sea Scallops - Cider Ginger Jelly, Apple Radish Slaw and Crunchy Fried Onions
    • Maine Crab Cakes - Fresh Maine crabmeat, scallion, red peppers and a secret or two… Plated with spicy rémoulade sauce
    • Our Really, Really Good Lobster Bisque. Really.
    • Duck Our Way - Medium rare breast & crispy leg, green peppercorn sauce
    • Manchester VT Rabbit - Braised in white wine, tomato, mushrooms & vegetables. Served over pappardelle
    • Veal of the Day - Locally Raised. Chef's Daily Choice.