Bernie’s offers friendly and professional service, melt in your mouth cuisine and a comfortable and fun atmosphere…But don’t take our word for it, our many satisfied guests want to share their experiences!
What a pleasant surprise to find this gem in the middle of the small village of Montgomery Center, Vermont. Upon the recommendation of the innkeepers where we were staying, my husband and I gave it a try. Ignore the outward appearance of the building and the decor---the food's the thing. The staff was friendly and accommodating. My husband had the turkey dinner with all the fixin's and I had a maple grilled salmon (done to perfection). Both of us enjoyed our meals immensely.
Our family decided Bernie's would be the perfect place to have a Celebration of Life meal after Dad's passing. We met with the owner ahead of time and he suggested numerous dishes that would appeal to everyone (meat lovers,vegetarians, gluten free, etc). The food tasted excellent and everyone found more than enough to eat (even my picky kids). I was told by many at the event that the chicken francese tasted better than most people ever had (including restaurants in NJ and NYC). The prices were very reasonable, the staff was efficient, the bartender kept the drinks (both alcohol and non alcoholic) flowing and everybody had a place to sit.
The food was delicious and the food selection was amazing! But what really highlighted the visit is how the place seemed like a restaurant straight from a Gilmore Girl's episode... The few out-of-towners like ourselves could be easily spotted, but we didn't seem to disturb the locals peace, and the whole experience was elevated that much, just because of that. We got to sit by the window, and there was a light rain out... Again, magical, laid-back, neighborhood restaurant, with great food and great service. Do not miss it!
This un-pretentious restaurant is one of my favorites in the area. I recently had lunch there, and am constantly amazed at the quality of the food and fabulous value this place offers. They invest all their money in the local and fresh ingredients they use, and though it may not be the most beautiful building on the street, their food is number one!! The owner, John, was always so accommodating to us. Going to Bernies is like going to a friend's for dinner, except that friend is an amazing cook with an unlimited pantry!!!"