Savor the Flavors of Vermont

dining-roomWe all know locally grown food always tastes better. Our restaurant proudly uses organic ingredients and products supporting our neighborhood growers and regional cuisine.

The beautifully renovated, century-old Vermont barn retains many of its original timbers and has outdoor seating on a spacious deck overlooking a spring-fed pond.

“Idlewood is approachable. It’s all about great food, served in a great space to people having a great time,” emphasizes Marceau. “ We want our guests to relax and enjoy the restaurant, the property and all the beauty that this part of Vermont has to offer.”

Roupinian has developed a wide variety of menu items to complement the expanded line of microbrews, wines and specialty cocktails that will be offered at Idlewood. “ If folks just want to drop by to watch the ballgame for awhile, I don’t want them to leave hungry – I’m Armenian, we love to feed people and have a good time!” he laughs.

Proudly serving: Greater Sharon, White River, Norwich, Woodstock and Queechee, Vermont, Hanover, New Hampshire

Memberships: Upper Valley Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Associations: Vermont Specialty Foods Association, International Association of Culinary Professionals


Alex and Marcy have created a truly unique and exceptional dining experience – terrific food in the quintessential Vermont setting.


Idlewood is a nice place for dinner. Service is always excellent. Food is very good. Appetizers and dessert round out a nice meal. Informal menu, really nice setting in a restored hay barn (no hay anywhere to be seen these days, though).


We have been to Idlewood for dinner several times. The food is excellent and a good range of options.


We discovered Idlewood a few weeks ago and have been there twice so far. The food has been superb both times. Start with the flatbread pizza special, made with whatever fresh ingredients happen to be available that day. They also serve a great steak — local organic black angus sirloin served with wonderfully sautéed vegies.

The chef is supposedly French trained and it shows, as his sauces are magnificent (delicious but not overbearing). The home-made ravioli stuffed with artichoke hearts were absolutely stunning.


We also love the venue itself. Wide pine floorboards, lots of light and air in the two story rehabbed Vermont barn, Sinatra singing quietly in the background, the Vermont countryside providing the view — it all makes for a truly charming setting.

Re-opening of this venue recently. It is a MUST for anyone in the area. Great French Onion Soup. And I had the pulled pork tacos – wonderful. Reasonably priced too. Will go back often!

Book a table
Contact Details

No reservations for these dates:

remodeled tractor barn is the Idlewood Restaurant