Old Tavern Restaurant

Old Tavern Restaurant

Let our chefs transport you to the farm with this Vermont farm-to-table restaurant experience. At our Old Tavern Restaurant, you’ll enjoy local, seasonal fare that’s as unique as it is delicious.

Welcome to the Old Tavern Restaurant

Located in the main inn, the Old Tavern Restaurant puts the taste of Vermont right at your fingertips. Chef Cal Hingston and his team proudly offer you the freshest local ingredients prepared in small batches to ensure the highest quality. As a farm-to-table restaurant, all of our ingredients are sourced from local and sustainable purveyors throughout New England.

Reservations are required.  To reserve your seat in our Old Tavern Restaurant, call 802-843-2248.

Winter Hours

November 26 to April 1
Friday & Saturday: 6-9 pm
Sundays: 5-8 pm
Closed Monday through Thursday

Easter Brunch, April 16 — 11 – 3 p.m.

In April, the dining room will only be open Friday & Saturday nights. Visit our events calendar or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on changes to our dining schedule. 

Old Tavern Restaurant Dinner Menu

Soup & Salad

Soup of the Day

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

Grafton Cheddar Ale

Creamy Aged Grafton Cheddar & Long Trail Ale Soup $5/$8

Harvest Salad

Baby Arugula, Warm Roasted Beets, VT Chevre, Red Onions, Candied Walnuts, Maple Sage Vinaigrette $13

Tavern Salad

Baby Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, and Carrots with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

Spinach & Gorgonzola

Baby Spinach, Crumbled Gorgonzola, Dried Cranberries, Crispy Prosciutto, Sherry Rosemary Vinaigrette $13


Grafton Cheese Board

Clothbound Cheddar, Leyden, & Maple Smoked Cheddar, with Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, Dried Mission Figs, Apricot & Orange Chutney $16

Porcini Dusted Scallops

Roasted Chestnut Butter, Apple Cider Glaze $15

VT Quail

Puree of Parsnip, Crispy Beet Tendrils, Fried Quail Egg $14


Beef Short Ribs

Slow Braised in a light Espresso Broth, Garlic Rapini, over Roasted Sweet Potatoes $27

Filet Mignon

Cracked Pepper Crusted, Blackberry Gastrique, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Smashed Yukon Potatoes $32

Pistachio Tuna

Ahi Tuna Seared rare in a Pistachio Crust, Sriracha Crème Fraiche, Snap Pea Julienne, Coconut Jasmine Rice $30

Rack of Lamb

Rosemary and Dried Cherry infused Pan Jus, Crisp Polenta Cake topped with VT Feta, Wilted Chard $28

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sautéed with Dried Cranberries, Pecans, Spinach, & Black Trumpet Mushrooms in a Marsala Cider Cream $18

Chicken Braciole

Chicken stuffed with Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Wrapped in Prosciutto, over Smashed Yukon Potatoes, with a Sweet Onion Jam $26

Seared Halibut

Charred Spaghetti Vegetables, Fried Beet Tendrils, Red Potato Mushrooms, Sweet Pea Cream $32

Wines by the Glass

$8 / glass

William Hill, Chardonnay, CA
Louis M. Martini, Cabernet, CA
Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, CA
Bridgeview, Pinot Noir, Oregon
Principato, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Cigar Box, Malbec, Argentina
Beringer, White Zinfandel, CA ($6)
Red Rock, Merlot, CA
7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, CA

$10 / glass

Merriam Vineyards, Sned Red, CA
Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Josh Cellars Chardonnay, California

$12 / glass

Waterbrook, Reserve Cabernet, Washington
Cambria, Benchbreak Vineyard Chardonnay, CA
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Wines by the Bottle


France, Veuve Cliquot, La Grande Dame, $165
France, Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, $75 (1/2 bottle, $38)
France, Taittanger, Brut La Francaise, $95

Sparkling Wines

USA, Mumm, Cuvee Napa Blanc de Blanc, $46
USA, Domain Carneros, Brut, $54
Italy, Lunetta, Prosecco, $31

Sauvignon Blanc

USA, Ferrari Carano, Fume Blanc, $28
New Zealand, Villa Maria, $28
France, Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, $40
New Zealand, Kim Crawford, $42

Additional Whites

Italy, Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, $37
USA, Robert Mondavi, Riesling, $24
USA, Caymus, Conundrum, $43
USA, Snow Farm Vidal Blanc, Vermont, $49


USA, Cakebread, Napa, $65
USA, Pine Ridge, “Dijon Clones,” $60
France, Pascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, $29
USA, Cambria, Benchbreak, $44
USA, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, $28
France, Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, $46
France, Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis, $55


USA, Whitehall Lane, $45
USA, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma, $39
Italy, Tommasi Le Prunee, $31

Cabernet Sauvignon

USA, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, $85
USA, Joseph Phelps, Napa, $105
USA, Sequoia Grove, Napa, $75
USA, Steltzner, Stags Leap District, $95
USA, Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, $41
USA, Sagelands, Washington, $34
USA, Beringer, Knights Valley, $115

Pinot Noir

USA, J Vineyards, Russian River, $65
USA, Domaine Carneros, Napa, $49
USA, La Crema, Sonoma, $44
USA, Bridlewood, $28

Red Blends

France, Mont Redon, Chateauneuf du Pape, $68
USA, Robert Foley “Claret,” Napa, $125
France, Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, $58
USA, Michael David Petite Petit, $32
USA, Waterbrook, Melange Washington, $29
USA, Rhiannon, California, $29

Other Reds

Italy, Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, $90
Italy, Bertani, Catullo Rosso del Veneto, $44
Argentina, Battle Axe, Malbec, $41
USA, St. Francis “Old Vines”, Sonoma, $35
Italy, Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, $29
Spain, Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, $28

Our wine list (and its subsequent pricing) is subject to availability. Updated 12/2016.

Specialty Cocktails

Peach Red Wine Sangria $10


Seasonal Margarita $11

Milagro Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Fresh Lime Juice
and Cranberry Juice with Salt Rim


Vermont Elder Gimlet $12

Your Choice of: VT Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin or Vodka

with St. Germain Elderflower Liquor and Fresh Lime Juice


Maple Rye Hot Totty $10

VT Sapling Maple Rye, Cinnamon Stick,
Cloves, Lemon and Hot Water


Vermont Mule $10

VT Silo Vodka, Goslings Ginger Beer and Fresh Lime Juice


Tavern Old Fashion $10
Jim Beam Bourbon, Cointreau and Muddled Orange and Cherry


Sidecar $11

Courvoisier VS, Cointreau, Fresh Lemon Juice with Sugar Rim


Tiramisu Martini $10

Stoli Vanil, Captain Morgan, VT Perc Coffee Liquor,
Butterscotch Schnapps, ½ & ½ and Cinnamon


White Gates Martini $11

Vermont Silo Gin, Canton Ginger Liquor,
Rosemary Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, and Grapefruit Juice


Phelps Hot Chocolate $9

Peppermint Schnapps, Hot Chocolate and Whipped Cream


Italian-Irish Coffee $9

Frangelico Italian Hazelnut Liquor, Bailey’s Irish Cream,
Hot Coffee and Whipped Cream


Draught Beer

1801 Ale, Vermont, $6

Fiddlehead IPA, Vermont, $6

Switchback Ale, Vermont, $5

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout, VT, $6

Harpoon UFO White, Vermont, $5

Northshire Brewery, Equinox Pilsner, $5

Bud Light, $4

Seasonal (ask your server), $6


Bottled Beer

Heineken, Netherlands, $5

Amstel, Netherlands, $5

Corona, Mexico, $5

Long Trail, Vermont, $5

Harpoon IPA, Vermont, $5

Clausthaler, Germany, $5

Bud Light, $4

Citizens Cider Unified Press, VT, (16 oz. can), $6

Dessert Menu

All dessert items are $8 unless otherwise noted.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

with Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

Indian Pudding

A New England Classic, topped with Vanilla Ice Cream

Crème Caramel

Vanilla Bean Crème Caramel, topped with Fresh Raspberries and Whipped Cream

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brulee Style with a Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Lemon Lush

House Made Lemon Curd, Sweetened Mascarpone, Almond Brittle

House Made Ice Cream & Sorbets

Ask server for Daily Selection – $6

Espresso – $3.50
Cappuccino – $5

Children’s Menu

Our menu is designed to please kids, but keeps an eye towards healthy eating.
For ages 12 and under. All children’s menu items are $8.

Grafton Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

Pasta with butter

Grafton Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Tavern Beef Burger

Served with lettuce, tomato, hand cut fries and house pickles.

Breaded Chicken Tenders

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

If you have any food allergies, aversions or follow a special diet, please contact Chef Cal at 802-843-2248 or via email to discuss your needs prior to your arrival.

The Old Tavern Proudly Serves Products From These Local Farms/Retailers:

Plummers Sugarhouse / Vermont Smoke and Cure / North Country Smokehouse / Grafton Village Cheese Company/ Maplebrook Farm / Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery / Black River Produce / Blake Hill Preserves / Firebelly Farm / Marsuton Farm / Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co. / Coger’s Sugar House Gardens / Winterview Farm / Grafton Bakery / Orchard Hill Breadworks / Sugar Bob’s Maple Syrup / Cavendish Game Birds / Wood’s Cider Mill / Smokeshire Hilltop Farm / Wright Orchard Sugarhouse / River Valley Tech

We would like to extend a special thanks to the local farms, artisans, and vendors that we proudly support. The community connection is very important to us.