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

From time to time, our dining room may be closed due to private functions. We recommend calling ahead or visiting our events calendar or our Facebook page for the most updated information.

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.

November Dining Dates & Hours

Open from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m (last reservation at 8:30)

Thursday, November 1st

Friday, November 9th

Saturday, November 10th

Friday, November 16th

Wednesday, November 21st

Thursday, November 22nd – THANKSGIVING (times vary, limited seating, please call 802-843-2248 for reservations)

Friday, November 23rd

Saturday, November 24th

Friday, November 30th

Closed on the following dates for a private function:

  • November 2nd & 3rd
  • November 17th

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Dinner Menu    Wine List     Specialty Cocktails + Beer Selection    Dessert Menu

Old Tavern Fall Menu


Butternut Apple Bisque

Garnished with Nutmeg Creme Anglaise $7

Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach tossed with Crispy Pancetta, VT Blue Cheese, Dried Apricots, Raspberry Vinaigrette $14

Autumn Salad

Baby Arugula, Roasted Beets, Pickled Butternut Ribbons, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Maple Sage Vinaigrette $14

VT Quail

Seared Cavendish Quail with a Saffron Pickled Quail Egg, Frisee and Beet Puree $15

Salmon Quenelles

Sesame Salmon Quenelles in an Anise tinted Salmon Broth with Shaved Bok Choy $14

Grafton Village Cheese Board

Three of Grafton’s Finest Cheeses served with Marinated Olives, Apple Chutney, Dried Figs and Crostini $15

(Ask Server for Daily Selections)



Pork Shank

VT Pork Shank in a Balsamic Rosemary Braise with Roasted peppers and Sorrel over Gorgonzola Risotto $25


Pan Seared Hollandeer Farms Venison Loin with Oyster Mushrooms, Dried Cherry Demi Glaze and Grilled Sweet Potatoes. $27

Sea Bass

Oven Roasted Sea Bass with Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Purple Potatoes, Charred Carrot Puree $27

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sautéed Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Dried Cherries, and Pecans in a Nutmeg Cider Cream $23


Seared Diver Scallops with Watercress, Black Rice, Chimichurri and Tomatoes $26

Filet Mignon

Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Rosemary Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots, Green Peppercorn Shallot Jus $28


The Old Tavern is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, which supports sustainable local farms and food producers.
Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.



William HillChardonnay, California

BenzigerSauvignon Blanc, California

Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

PrincipatoPinot Grigio, Italy

Bieler Peré, Rosé, France

Louis M. MartiniCabernet, California

BridgeviewPinot Noir, Oregon

Cigar BoxMalbec, Argentina

Hayes RanchMerlot, California

7 Deadly ZinsZinfandel, California


Francis Ford Coppola, “Claret”, CA

Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy

Josh Cellars, Chardonnay, California

WaterbrookReserve Cabernet, Washington

Cambria, Chardonnay, California

Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand




Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, France $90

Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, France, ½ bottle $45

Taittanger, Brut La Francaise, France $95

Sparkling Wines

Mumm, Cuvee M, USA $46

Domain Carneros, Brut, USA $54

Lunetta, Prosecco, Italy $31

Codorniu, Brut Rosé, Spain $30

LaMarca, Prosecco, 187 ml, Italy $10

Sauvignon Blanc

Villa MariaNew Zealand $30

Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, France $40

Kim Crawford, New Zeland $42

Benziger, USA $30


Cakebread, Napa, USA $65

Pascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, France $29

Cambria, Benchbreak, USA $44

Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, USA $28

Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, France $46

Domaine Roland Lavantureux, Chablis, France $45

Other Whites

Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy $37

Robert Mondavi, Riesling, USA $24

Caymus, Conundrum, USA $43

Whispering Angel, Rosé, France $45

Clean Slate, Riesling, Germany $24

Bieler Peré, Rosé, France $30



Whitehall Lane, USA $45

Tommasi Le Prunee, Italy $3

Cabernet Sauvignon

Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, USA $85

Joseph Phelps, Napa, USA $105

Sequoia Grove, Napa, USA $75

Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, USA $41

Beringer, Knights Valley, USA $115

Pinot Noir

J Vineyards, Russian River, USA $65

Domaine Carneros, Napa, USA $49

La Crema, Sonoma, USA $44

Red Blends

Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France $58

Michael David, Petite Petit, USA $32

Rhiannon, California, USA $29

Francis Coppola, “Claret”, USA $40

Other Reds

Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, Italy $90

Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, Italy $29

Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, Spain $28

Michael David, “Lust” Zinfandel Lodi, USA $85

7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, California $30




Peach Red Wine Sangria $10

Stonecutter Manhattan $10

Traditional Manhattan made with Stonecutter Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey

Whistlepig Old Fashion $12

Whistlepig 10-year Straight Rye, Muddled Orange, Cherry, and Bitters

Saxtons River White Russian $10

Saxtons River Distillers Perc Coffee Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, and Milk

Vermont Elder Gimlet $11

VT Made Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and Lime Juice

Juniper Rose $12

VT Made Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, Rosemary Tea, Fresh Lime, and Grapefruit Juice

Vermont Mule $10

VT Made Silo Vodka, Fresh Lime and Goslings Ginger Beer

Cider Margarita $11

Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, and House Made Sour Mix



1801 Ale

Vermont – $7

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout

Vermont – $7

Fiddlehead IPA

Vermont – $7

Harpoon UFO White

Vermont – $7

Switchback Ale

Vermont – $7

14th Star Recruit

Vermont – $7

Bud Light



Ask Your Server

Cans & Bottles


Netherlands – $5


Netherlands – $5


Mexico – $5

Long Trail

Vermont – $5

Harpoon IPA

Vermont – $5

Citizens Cider Unified Press

Vermont – $6


Non-Alcoholic $5

Dessert Menu

Flourless Chocolate Torte

With White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Sauce and Ganache

Skillet Apple Crisp

Hot Skillet Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Ice Cream

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brûlée Style with a Blackberry Lemon Sauce

Maple Walnut Bread Pudding

Served Warm with a Spiced Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Flan

Salted Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds

House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets

Ask Server for Daily Selection

Children’s Menu

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

All children’s menu items are $8.

Updated 10.2.18