The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

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

42 Reviews
Reviews: 42
Visits: 157
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: 157
Reviews by rikatine:
Photo of rikatine
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

We ended up visiting the Reservoir three time on our three night stay in Waterbury. Twice to have a beer, and a third time to have a bite to eat. The tap list here is awesome.

On our first two visits we headed straight to the back bar and grabbed seats at the bar. We were served immediately both times even though it was a little busy. We had the Lawson's Triple Play, what else do you need. The bartenders were efficient and attentive. Gave us a taste of a couple of other local beers that we were considering. They offered food, and were right on our refills of beer. Asked for water, and got a nice mason jar that was kept full without asking. Love it!

On our last night, we had not tried the food yet, so we decided to go in and get a table. We got a cute little table upstairs in front of the window. Perfect. We ordered the cold meatloaf sandwich with a side of mac n cheese, and the poutine and another Lawson's. All the food was very good. The service was very good and friendly.

Would not miss going here on a future visit. Service, food, beer. Nothing lacking. (1,076 characters)

More User Reviews:
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)

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

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