After a long day of festivals, concerts, and other great summer activities, you and that special someone will probably be looking for a quiet, comfortable place to unwind and enjoy each other's company. Lucky for you, we've got just the place. Or rather, places. Four of them. We've put together a list of some of the top date-worthy Wilmington, VT restaurants for couples (and anyone looking for a good meal).
Nonna's Restaurant at the Inn at Sawmill Farm
Fine Italian cuisine and casual elegance come together in this beautiful restaurant outside of Wilmington. Nonna's Restaurant is a classic date night choice for visitors to southern Vermont, and for good reason. A selection of delicious pastas, Italian classics, and delectable wines make this a great place for you and your companion to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Go on a Monday to enjoy music from local musicians as well!
Old Red Mill Inn
For New England classics and hearty American staples, there's only one restaurant to visit in Wilmington: the Old Red Mill Inn. Steaks, roasts, and New England seafood fill up this menu of delicious treats, along with fresh-baked breads and your choice of drinks. For lighter fare on those balmy summer and early fall nights, you can also visit Jerry's Deck, the outdoor section of the restaurant. With a roof to protect from rain and heaters to keep diners comfortable in the event of a sudden chill, your date night will undoubtedly be comfortable and delicious.
New England has a reputation for delicious, fresh seafood. At Anchor Seafood in Wilmington, that's exactly what you'll find. This Wilmington, VT restaurant has pretty much everything you could ever want in terms of seafood. Lobster, crab, tuna, salmon, shrimp and more are on the menu each night, as well as more turf-based fare such as steak and chicken. If your ideal date night includes classic New England lobster tail or fantastic crab cakes, you'll have trouble doing better than Anchor Seafood.
Last but certainly not least on our list of great Wilmington, Vermont, restaurants for date night is Verdé at Stratton Mountain. This restaurant offers bold and unique interpretations of regional classics and locally-available foods such as artisanal local cheeses, farm-raised chicken and beef, and no shortage of venison. Verdé has a great reputation as one of the nicest and most elegant restaurants in the region, so take a look if you're planning to treat someone special to a memorable evening.
After dining in one of Wilmington's best restaurants, it's time to relax in one of the best-possible lodging options, an exquisite rental home in southern Vermont. Take a look at some of our many short- and long-term rentals and find a perfect place to enjoy the rest of your date night.