The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

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The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap RoomThe Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
BA SCORE
95
world-class

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 158
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 38
Bottles: 27
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1 S Main St
Waterbury, Vermont, 05676-1856
United States
phone: (802) 244-7827

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thereservoirvt

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Reviews: 42 | Visits: 158
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

(I had reviewed this place a while ago, but that was a mistake--I had confused it with the Blackback).

This is a straight-up medium fancy New England eating establishment that happens to have excellent beer on tap. The vibe is warm and gorgeous and Caucasian, like nearly everything else in Waterbury. The cuisine is comfort food, and it is excellent: easily the best poutine I've had outside of Quebec, and fried chicken that rivaled the best of the Midwest.

Lots of taps, nearly all of which were New England. Three dedicated Hill Farmstead lines, as well. (565 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of smb71481
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TedStrosser
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cherche
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Doug537
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mikeynas
4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Good food, good beer.

The place to go in Waterbury. (53 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of marcfromphilly
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Arrived for VT beer and coincidentally the 5 year anniversary for Hill Farmstead and their tap takeover. It was heaven. Would easily drive there again solely for beer and a hotel room from philly. (198 characters)

Photo of jbaker67
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of trevorpost
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of byronic
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

The place was packed when we arrived on a Friday afternoon. We were told it would be a 30 minute wait for a table, and that we could head back to the bar. The bar was crowded and loud, but the folks were friendly. We looked over the tap list, which was amazing, before squeezing up to the bar to order. The bartender was friendly, but rushed and served us quickly, politely and then moved on to the next.

After about only 15 minutes we were seated, again in the bar, for our meal. The menu is nice, a good selection. I was really in the mood for a burger, so I went for the Vermonter. I was asked how I wanted the burger, and I said "a little pink in the middle" (I was told the meat was ground on site...safe to leave it a little pink). When we got the food, I found my burger was perhaps more pink than not, but damn it was tasty.

The food went down pretty fast, and when we were finished, we felt eyes on us. The staff were looking at us. It was obvious they wanted us to move away from the table so they could seat someone else. So, we settled the bill.

The noise, the crowd and the rush...those are the downsides. The beer and the food, those are the upsides. All in all, I liked it, but would prefer to go at a quieter time. (1,249 characters)

Photo of JakerLou
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of kristougher
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Macsimus
4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Another bar with a great tap selection and good food.

Gotta love that pool table !!! (85 characters)

Photo of cptbenjamin
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very unassuming from outside and the bar extends very far. Place was packed while we were there. Just there for drinks but the selection was incredible. (152 characters)

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The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room in Waterbury, VT
95 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.