"Great! Wonderful meal, perfect." - Steve & Jeanette B.
"We love everything! XXOO Never close ~ except when you have to ..." - Unknown
"Amazing, as always. One suggestion from a female bar customer ... hooks under the bar for purses ..." - Barb B.
"Wonderful!" - Rae M.
"Thank you for a great dinner as always! The best coffee crusted pork ever!" - Samantha L.
"Very nice! Will come again." - Unknown
"Loved the food, loved the atmosphere, loved the service." - Lynn S.
"Dinner was wonderful! Glad to see business is going so well. Sami's excited about dessert!" - The Gallaghers
"Everything was fabulous!" - Nita H.
"The best." - Doug & Pat
Nancy Synderman, the chief medical editor for NBC News
visited on September 2 ...
"The best pork tenderloin I have ever had - fabulous."
Which, by the way, was simply signed: Snyderman
From The Paddle: We LOVED her!
"Superb! Thank you so much." - Unknown (9/25/13)
"Great meal - great to see Mandy - and a real nice waitress - Erin!" - Michele & Lee N. (9/25/13)
"Very enjoyable meal and atmosphere. Our server was attentive and friendly." - Tim & Becky R.
"This place is amazing. No changes here!" - Kilburne (8/23/12)
"Wonderful atmosphere and service even with the excitement of a fire call. Thank you." - Dan S.
"A few more vegan/vegetarian choices as you do vegetables wonderfully. Otherwise, great!" - Unknown
"Exceptional food. Outstanding service. :)" - Carol M.
"Sarah was amazing! Best server in VT!" - Mark D.
"Not sure what we enjoyed more - the great staff or delicious food. Grazie, grazie, grazie!" - Scott & L.
"We have always enjoyed our experience here but tonight the entire staff made the evening a one to remember. We love the Blue Paddle." - Jenna G.
"Excellent!" - Dennis
"Good food - good service." - Unknown
"Nice to have stopped to your bistro. As I told the young lady, I've been charmed by the staff - the way they worked, the friendly atmosphere and the food. Thank you to work that hard." - Louise L.
"Another wonderful dinner with gracious service. Thanks!" - Unknown
"Best service and food we've had on the island. Nothing but rave reviews from our large cycling group, which visits here every August. Will definitely make repeated visits." - B. Baume
"Dinner was terrific! Recommended by two different friends in Glens falls, NY. Cycling thru - staying at Crescent Bay B&B. Hope to come back ..." - M. Sawyer
"Always satisfied and tonight's was an exceptional experience. Food is always excellent and tonight the staff, too, was just the best. Thank you, B.P." - Margot C.
"We may be your biggest fans from Wisconsin! Always wonderful - stem to stern." - Sue & Leslie
"Very nice. We thank you! Compliments to the Chef." - Unknown
"Amazing service - everyone pleasantly said 'hello' when we arrived. The food is always outstanding. Thank you!" - Michele C.
"We celebrated our 29th anniversary with you. Thank you for a great meal!" - Chris& Cindy L.
"Everything (I mean it) was delicious! Especially ... everything!" - Fran & Mitch
"Best meal 'out' in recent memory. Very pleasant service." - Unknown
"Excellent! A great way to celebrate our 57th wedding anniversary." - Tom R.
"Absolutely delicious! Wonderful environment and beautiful food." - Unknown
"Keep the tuna tartare - you nailed the rib eye tonight! - Dennis J.
"The lobster saute was DE-licious!" - Unknown (6/29/13)
"Thank you for being so accommodating and welcoming." - Hannah N.
"Great as always! waitstaff very friendly and food yummy!" - Steve B.
"Wonderful dinner (as usual)." - D. McCarthy (6/4/13)
"You are the 'best restaurant' i the state. We drive an hour to come here. Always outstanding food and service. Thank you." - Linda & Denny B.
"Best meal in Vermont in a long time." - MJ LaMare
"Hands down the best steak I've ever had. the service was equally great!" - C. Dike
"Excellent." - Doris D.
"No ideas - just glad we found you! (We're in Winooski) Still best mushroom soup ever!" - Carol M.
"Wonderful meal, as always! Thanks all!" - Jim & James
(some of May's 2013 comment cards)
"The trout special is my new favorite!" - Anne
"Excellent! Loved the food and the service. We'll be back." - Lorraine & Ken
"Thank you for a great dinner and thank you for seating us at 9"00 pm!" - Liz A.
"The restaurant week sea bass was scrumptious! Yah!" - Heather K. (4/26/13)
"Delicious!" - Johanne & Michael
"Food was outstanding. Our new favorite - and don't change a thing :)" - Deb P.
"Another great one, Mandy!" - Brian D.
"Always delicious and the best and friendliest atmosphere in town! Thank you:)" - Kerry B.
"Cathy and Butch from Plattsburgh love your amazing place. Look forward to the shuttle for us boater." - Cathy & Butch S.
"Delicioius! I had the soy glazed salmon and my husband had the lobster linguini - all yummy!" - Carol P.
"Great meal and great service. Thank you!" - Kathy S.
"Fantastico! :) Food and service." - Unknown
"We have driven by, noticed the canoe out front but never realized what great food! Deborah at Sampler House recommended - OUTSTANDING!" - Keith M.
"Per usual, Phoebe did a wonderful meal. The deseert was to die for." - Unknown
"Everything was delicious! The service - superb - thank you for a wonderful dining experience." - Janet S.
"Fabulous! Great food - great atmosphere - welcoming service - (and the musroom saute rocked)" - Deb H.
"Awesome!" - Doug & Cheryl M.
"We can't believe it was only Amanda's 3rd night here! She was fantastic! The food - as always fabulous!" - Angie R. (4/3/13)
"Perfect." - Unknown
"Another great brunch at the Paddle - we'd travel double the distance to eat here. Happy Easter to all of you at the Paddle." - Lee & Michele N. (New York)
"So happy to have joined you for Easter Brunch! We loved it :) Excellent. Thank you." - Pat & Gary G.
"Unusual for everything to be so good! Start to finish - beyond excellent." - Dave S. (3/29/13)
"We very much enjoy the salmon and filet mignon. Excellent!" - Chuck M.
Our eight year old son is impossible to impress with a restaurant and you were fabulous! Food, service, decor - all of it. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!" - Dan, Lisha & Tyler S.
"Mussels were yummy. Crab cakes were good, too!" - Sandra P.
"The best meal in the world! Thanks so much, Mandy and Phoebe!" - Carrie H. & Jaime T.
"We had a wonderful time, as usual! Thank you." - The Eddys (3/23/13)
"Wonderful food and service! Thanks." - David M.
"We dropped in and you found room for us! We love it here! Food is always impressive and so tasty." - Ellen W.
"Love, love all the food. Every visit is perfect. Great atmosphere, apps, drinks, entrees, desserts. The works! Thank you." - The Bourn's
"As always, a great meal!" - Sandy R. (3/21/13)
"We had our anniversary dinner at Blue Paddle Bistro last night, and it was amazing; great food from Chef Phoebe, great service from our server Sarah, and incredible kindness from our new friend Mandy. Thank you all for a special night. It was more than dinner; you touched our hearts." - Doc & Kristin
"We always have a great meal and feel at home in your relaxed atmosphere." - Donna M.
"Very good!" - Lisa O.
"So happy to see calamari back on the menu tonite!" - Jill F.
"Thank you! Yummy!" - Jodi B.
"We had a wonderful time! Food is delicious! Mandy is so friendly - great chef - and waitress, too!" - Sharon D.
"Wonderful meal, attentive service. Bloody Marys were fantastic. We came from NY and will come again. Lovely!" - Virginia B. (3/3/13)
"We loved it. Always a pleasure to dine with you. Keep up the good work. We'll be back!" - Pat B.
"Nice combination of casual yet intimate atmosphere. Food was great! Service excellent! Great time. Thanx." - Wayne L.
"Great service and food. Thank you!" - Unknown
"Wonderful as always! Excellent servers! Can you expand to North Hero? Compliments to the Chef! Thanks for the treats, Mandy." - Robert & Rose
"How could it possibly be any better? Awesome experience, as always. Thank you!" - Liisa V.
"Best filet we have ever eaten! Love the atmosphere and friendly staff. 100%"" - Pat G.
"Excellent! Loved every single bit!" - Unknown
"In just a few words ... WOW! AMAZING! WONDERFUL! TERRIFIC!" - Elaine
"We thought it was just fabulous. Wonderful Valentines Dinner." - Stephen M.
"Valentines Dinner was fantastic - ambience - top shelf - as uusual. Mandy, you make everyone feel welcome! Love to Phoebe!" - Lee & Michele N.
"Fabulous! Phoebe does the best scallops!" - Deb L.
"The food was fantastic. We came in for Valentine's Day, and I'm glad we did. Special thanks to Eric and Matt in the kitchen." - Stefan P.
"Fantastic dinner. My family and I enjoyed our visit very much. EXCELLENT! Hope to visit again with friends soon!" - John-John J.
"This was one of the best meals we have had! The duck was fantastic and the staff was extremely friendly! We will definitely be back!" - Matt and Kasey
"Excellent food, awesome food!" - The Meisenheimers
"Dinner and service was great!" - Phyllis P.
"Please add the duck quesadilla to the regular menu! Have balsamic vinegar offered on the side." - Unknown
"Great, as usual. So happy you're here." - Patty W.
"Excellent food, excellent service. Well done!" - Patrick C.
"I love your spicy lobster raviolis! Always perfect!" - Alan P.
"The food was wonderful. Thank you for such great service. We will be back!" - Unknown
"We've never, ever had a meal here at the BP that even came close to not being wonderful! Tonight's no exception." - S & K G.
"Awesome!" - Charlie L.
"Sarah Cormier is a wonderful waitress, also Blue Paddle's food is all so delicious!" - Unknown
(some of December's 2012 comment cards)
"Our first visit - will not be our last! We love your restaurant, your food and mostly the owners and the staff! Merry Christmas!" - 2 Scampis + 2 Prime Ribs (12/22/12)
"What an enjoyable evening with a wonderful staff and fantastic and delicious meals - particularly loved the coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin." - Mary M.
"Wonderful meal, as always. Spring rolls and sauce were amazing. Dessert was excellent." - Robert & Christine S. (12/16/12)
"Crab ravioli and chicken saute was superb! Ambience and friendliness of staff is a reason to also return. Thank you!" - Bob K.
"Chicken saute and salmon were wonderful - wish we had room for dessert!" - Jenn Z.
While the atmosphere and cuisine were splendid, the true delight was the wonderful hospitality. thanks you Mandy and Barnaby." - Gabe and Cassie from Wisconsin
"This is my favorite place ever! Love The Paddle! - Traci B.
"Excellent burgers." - S. Hunt
"Pleasant, friendly, quaint, enjoable. Most important - fabulous food!" - Suzy S.
"Wonderful Phoebe burger! Nice big shrimp! Fantastic Mandy!" - Carroll & Barry G.
(some of November's 2012 comment cards)
"That was the best filet I've ever eaten. Happy holidays." - Mike & Elaine (11/30/12)
"Excellent food. Excellent dessert. Excellent service." - Ken D. (11/29/11)
"Excellent food, great service, and cozy atmosphere. Thank you!" - Blake & Sandra S.
"We both enjoyed our meals and the hospitality on our anniversary. Thanks all - we will be back!" - David & Rita C.
"Good music. Good beer. Good times." - James B.
"The food was delicious! We felt like we were eating in someone's living room. Thank you!" - Brianne L. (11/24/12)
"Thank you! Curry and fruit dessert - awesome! We think you are fabulous :)" - Unknown
"As usual, the food was extraordinary. Love those sweet potato fries. Awesome scallop recipe. Thanks for being here in The Islands." - Barbara and Stef (11/23/12)
"Everything was amazing - staff, food and everything. We will be back." - Sharon G.
"Always loved the lobster ravioli in the past - tonight I ordered it again and I couldn't believe it could get any better. The flavors and amount of lobster were amazing." - Kendra G. (11/21/12)
"Crab ravioli and chicken saute was superb! Ambience and friendliness of staff is a reason also to return. Thank you!" - Bob K.
Chicken saute and soy salmon were wonderful - wish we had room for dessert!" - Jenn Z.
"Prompt and pleasant service - wonderful food." - Cordelia B.
"Great food as always!" - Barbara P.
"We had the perfect light dinner as we asked for - soup delicious." - Maureen W.
"Dear Mandy & Phoebe - The food was beyond excellent. Maybe more than that I left feeling like I had new friends ... from the couple next to us to the incredible bartender, Chelsea. Totally fabulous." - Loretta G. (11/17/12)
"Excellent dinner on 11-17-12. thank you for fine dining." - Carol C.
"Excellent meal. Thank you so much for squeezing us in! We'll be back!" - Hannah H. (11/16/12)
"Fabulous. Delicious. As always." - Liz S.
"Beautiful, first-time experience! Delicious! Friendly! Comfortable :) Relaxed and lovely environment. Great care is taken here. Thank you. Tree was great, excellent server!" - Jeff & Mary (11/15/12)
"Best pork tenderloin ever! So juicy and perfectly cooked! Thank you very much for dinner!" - Samantha L. (11/7/12)
"The best burger I ever had in my life. Totally enjoyed my time here." - Mark F.
"Always great. Always good food, fun and community." - Deb D.
"First time in a long time that every aspect of our experience was enjoyable. Great job, and thank you! We'll Be back." - Orlando Q., 11/2/12
"I/we the most wonderful time. Thank you for the gift certificate for my 64th birthday! The Blue Paddle is my new favorite restaurant! Great food, great music!" - Jean
(some of October's 2012 comment cards)
"Thank you for a very most wonderful meal, served in a very most wonderful setting, by a very most wonderful waiter named Barnaby.
I wanted to do something special for my sister from out of town and you did it for me!" - Carol P.
"Our first time will not be our last! Kielbasa-quail-squash ravioli-all perfection. Good wine list!" - Carol M. (10/24/12)
"South Hero is fortunate to have such a welcoming, cozy and funky bistro establishment!" - Kurt
"Seared sea scallops - wonderful. Neat place. can't wait to come again." - Jacqueline P.
"This was our first visit and it was fantastic. Thank you." - The Terks
"The cream of mushroom soup is by far the best dish I've had in a restaurant in years! Bravo!" - Kathy D. (10/12/11)
10/11/12, Jaime & Renee Rodney Putnam
"Amazing owner, chef, and staff ... love all.
Food is amazing as always, and the "special accommodations"
are much appreciated. Love this restaurant/bistro. Rodney rocks!"
"Love the food and the atmosphere - food is always great. Seafood risotto is awesome. We love the service and we love listening to Rodney.
P.S. Love your Blue Paddle candle. Smells so good!"
"Just amazing! And everyone's so friendly!" - Unknown
"Without a doubt, the very best filet mignon I have ever had! With thanks." - Joanni M.
"Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great spot for our rehearsal dinner! Will be back. Your web site is very informative, as well." - Marjorie D.
"You guys are doing a great job. Everything is delish!" - Charlie & Jody H.
"Totally, completely superb twice in a row. My sister won't let me say "fabbitly wabbitly" twice. Thanks bunches for the caring and food." - Pam E.
"Fantastic find. Thank you." - Martha & Jay
"We will miss the extraordinary food and people. You are the best! See you the end of May. Love ya!" - Bobbie & Joe M.
"So glad we finally stopped in! An excellent meal! Looking forward to our return visit. We will recommend you to others." - Mary & Jerry F.
"Fabbitly Wabbitly! See you tomorrow." - Pam E.
"Excellent meal and our server was extraordinaire - offered suggestions, got us what we needed and above and beyond the call of duty!" - The Martins
"This is my favorite restaurant in all of New England and New York State."
- Bob L.
"Thank you, Mandy, for seeing to it that Richard and Barbara - w/o reservations - had dinner! Just lovely!"- Richard. F
"Excellent food and service! Don't change a thing :)" - Bob F.
"It was fantastic! The food is to die for! Thanks! Awesome service too on a busy night! Greatly appreciated by a local :)" - Unknown
"As always, this place has positive atmosphere combined with heartwarming food. Here is my haiku for you:
Stars shining ouside,
Food warming hearts,
Eager for dessert." - Megan
"Absolutely wonderful - seated 20 minutes past our reservation and you people treated us to a drink and treated us wonderfully. Thank you so much - we will tell all our friends!" - Gary K.
"Fantastic! Amy was great, food was awesome. Thx for the warm hospitality!" - Brian H.
"We stay for one week in September. This is our fave restaurant! Best food, and we truly enjoy sitting at the Chef's Table. Great music coming from the kitchen. Like watching the folks come in and all the laughing in the adjacent dining room. The staff is awesome - no grass grows beneath their feet. Keep doing what you're doing because it's great! Hope you enjoy some bird hunting with the pups :)" - Norman & Michele (9/14/12)
"Probably, no, ... BEST dinner I've had in a LONG TIME!" - Arianne L.
"Shrimp/grits app was phenomenal!" - The Feddies
" (five stars) Outstanding. Great food,great waitress (anna), great atmosphere, great management, great chef." - Unknown
"It was my first time here and I will certainly return! Thank you for a great evening." - Elise M. (9/13/12)
"Great restaurant - don't change a thing! Outstanding food and very attentive staff. Keep doing what you and they will keep coming." - Unknown ( 9 11/12)
"We love this place! It is our 2nd time here, and has proven to be such a treat each time. Thanks for the great service, hospitality, and of course, delicious food!" - Julie L.
"Our first visit here. We very much appreciated attentive service, and the food was wonderful - thank you." - Unknown
"We look forward to returning to the islands every summer! especially to dine with you here at the Blue Paddle - it's like coming home :)" - Kathy G.
"The food was fabulous, as always. The wait staff is professional and fun! We had a lovely time. Thank you." - Brenda C., Paul C. and guests
"Best hash ever!" - Unknown
"Amazing as always!" - Tom & Cindy C.
"Great food, great conversations with "neighbors",
great service. Thank you!" - Daniel & Kathleen P.
"Awesome food, great service. Thanks." - Ryan M.
"Love you Mandy & Phoebe" - Debbie & Duck
"Fantastic - 6th anniversary of my shooting at EES -
was in surgery then. Now +++" - Jenky S.
"Crab cakes - best I've EVER had." - Unknown
"Don't change a thing! The risotto was excellent. the burger - perfection. We'll be back!" - Mark
"The flavors we experienced were outstanding, Tremendous treat. Thank you for your hospitality." - Catherine
"Wonderful meal, great service as always - and we're closing the place again since we always call the evening we want to come! Can't plan in advance!" - Julie P.
"Such great hospitality! Thank you! The salmon was the best ever! Great with the risotto! We celebrated Ruth's reyirement tonight. how special you made it!" - Ruth M.
"Awesome, awesome meal! 200+ restaurants in BTV area and
we will make the drive here for sure!" - Greg P.
"Delicious as we remember! We wouldn't want to be anywhere else for our 1st anniversary! See you next year!" - The Ruocco's
"Absolutely the best. As I said to you earlier, you have gone from really good to superlative!" - Sharon H.
"So wonderful. Thank you for our anniversary celebration." - Pam, Tom, and canines Nelli & Sophie
"This is our first visit; we will definitely return! the food is delicious and our server, Amy, was gracious, prompt and very pleasant." - Ann Q.
"Amazing food. We hade a wonderful time. Thank you so much! - Emilie P.
"Thanks for another wonderful dinner. It's our second year eating with you and we look forward to the third." - Unknown
:Fabulous meal! (scallops and lobster ravioli) Friendly service, casual, relaxed atmosphere. totally satisfying!" - Unknown
"Allie was wonderful, delightful - great skill to check in but not over-whelming. fun and engaging." - Ellen A.
"Excellent food - great blend of flavors. Thereza was a great waitress. We shall return." - Diane B.
(some of July 2012's comment cards)
"We love it here, period!" - Unknown
"Everything was wonderful and welcoming - from the initial greeting at the door to the wonderful service from Tamara to the extraordinary food."
- Chrissy & Michael H.
"Excellent visit! Loved the Lillet & blueberry chocolate martini. We love you." - Jen M.
"Asparagus/leek soup outrageously good. Ribeye & shrimp delicious ..." - Jonathon G
"The coffee-crusted pork was so tasty. I want to come back to eat it again! Thanks." - Unknown
"So delicious! Thank you!" - Thom & Kathleen from Acton, MA
"Wonderful dinner, as always."- Bob & Christine S.
"We're from Charlottesville, VA - so's Chef Phoebe? Dinner was great - thanks! Spring rolls -superb. Risotto - excellent! Scallops - great!" - John O.
"The food, service and ambience of the Blue Paddle
exceeds every expectation.
Consistent and sincere service with a focus on detail!"
"Don't change a thing - you've nailed it perfectly." - Jerry & Mary Lou
"Sea bass - absolutely excellent!" - Stephen & Kathy M.
"Loved the coffee crusted pork - delicious. Good teamwork among the staff." - Unknown (7/25/12)
"We enjoyed the hospitality and the scrumptious dinner! Thank you!" - John & Kim D. (7/20/12)
"Outstanding food and service!" - Matt S.
"Great meal and service! Thanks." - Sandy R.
"Great place, great food. My only suggestion - could you open a satelite location in Jericho?" - Lisa R.
"We love The Blue Paddle. Thank you for a great meal. " - Tammy D.
"The food was wonderful. as usual! Crab cakes are a personal fav, missed out on salmon burger, but enjoyed the shrimp salad. Would give additional dressing on the side - I asked for more :) Thank you." - Amelia
"Looking forward to an excellent time spent with our close friends and family at your wonderful restaurant." - Jason D.
"Our first visit here, everything was wonderful from Mandy's greeting to the wonderful food - WOW! And, running into Jamil - my nephew who I didn't know worked here!" - Kathy & Mike P. 7/11/12
"Great food! See you next month when we come back sailing!" - May K. (7/12/12)
"The food was amazing! You have a very hard-working, courteous staff." - Unknown
"Fabulous dinner! Best salmon burger I've ever had." - Rebecca S.
"Food was great! Beer was great! Heather is the best!" - Frank K.
"Enjoyed our anniversary dinner very much. The food and spirits were superb. Thanks so much." - Laurie M. (7/11/12)
"Just passing through & found this amazing restaurant. The food was delicious & so well prepared!" - Unknown
"Excellent food & service. Probably the best hamburger I ever tasted. Would like more parking space." - Mark S.
From The Paddle:
Here's a tip - you may park on the road in front, US Route 2. It's legal but seldom used. That being said, we need to do a better job at getting the word out! Thanks for the comment!
"Great service, great food, great people! Had a lovely date, great server!" - Brenna & Kevin
"LOVE THIS PLACE" - Jeff & Beth H.
"Great meal, as always! Thank you!" - Amy L.
"Best scallops in UNIVERSE! Like the new wine menu! Filet mignon soooooo tender!" - CJ & Deb M.
"My favorite restaurant - anywhere! Staff - excellent! Phoebe & kitchen - always deliver 5 stars. Thank you!" - Judy B.
"Excellent service; wonderfully accommodating. Personable waiter & extraordinary food!" - P.T.
"Very creative cuisine.
Very good food!
Keep up the good work!
We will come back!" - Emil V.
"Always a great meal! The duck spring rolls are one of my favorites! First time eating quail & it was great!" - Michele & Charles
"Excellent food, nice environment & decor. We enjoyed our Brazilian pinot noir (Miolo)." - John B.
"Phoebe: Everything was great! Excellent presentation & what great taste ... & portions were great! Mandy: Nice to see you again ... take good care of the dogs! We'll be back" - Rob. L.
"Wonderful as always." - T.W.
"LOVE - LOVE - LOVE - this place. We will be back next week!" - Kim & Alex
(some of June 2012's comment cards)
"Very good, very, very nice." - Tony G. (6/28/12)
"Our waitress Allie was amazing! So sweet, prompt, great personality & there for every need! The food was also exceptional. One of my husband's and my favorite restaurants! Thanks again!" - Liza M.
"Hi. It's good to be back to excellent food, fabulous music & service!" - Linda & Renee
"Lovely dinner! Excellent service, too. (Not too over-the-top ... just right.) Thank you! - Unknown
"We saw this on our smartphone as a new & upcoming place. Let's just say we will be back!" - Melissa & Chris
"I was here 6 yrs ago - awesome then ... even more awesome now! Will spread the word - great service, wonderful meal & website!" - Halina
"Our first time - we'll be back. Everything was wonderful. Fresh food artistically prepared. Wonderful decor - clean bathroom," - Jean M.
"Great!" - Dave
"One of the best meals I've ever had - and the absolute best service. Wonderful!" - Jen V.
"Best raviloi (lobster) ever! Best carrot cake, too! Great service!" - Ann K.
"Phoebe is the best!" - Bruce
"Drove here from Plattsburgh based on a friend's recommendation. Very happy with the food and friendly service. Will be back!" - Kris M.
"I was here a year ago and had the best short ribs ever. This evening I had the most amazing pork dish (coffee-encrusted!) I've ever had - and I'm a pork lover. Plus the waiter was exceptionally professional and helpful. Great job!" - Ed s.
"Always a pleasure - excellent food - love the chef's table. Good 2 c Phoebe out of the kitchen." - Cyd
"Spring rolls are better than any I have had in any Chinese/Asian restaurant." - Unknown
"Thanks for the excellent brunch!" - Laura M. (6/10/12)
"So happy we found you - fabulous dinner. Thank you so much. Anna & Emma were excellent. Great drinks." - Dave
"We love it here." - Unknown
"Outstanding crab, unusually adept waitress & always fun to see the newest decor ..." - Mary Lou
"Fabulous food! Wonderful service. Love the artsy atmosphere. We will definitely come again." - D. S.
"Best food & service on the Island - thank you." - Lori C.
"Excellent food & service." - Unknown
(some of May's 2012 comment cards)
"Worst part was deciding what to order.
Everything was amazing. We love the shrimp & steak."
Miss + Glenn + Giita
"Everything was superb.
Looking forward to having the sea bass."
"I love the music nights! They make eating at the Blue Paddle
even more fun than it already is." - Markie P.
"Excellent meal. Great entertainment. Love the restaurant."
- Ed & Donna J. (5/17/12)
A couple of comment cards we received from
Mom's Day Brunch, 5/13/12:
"Love the duck hash & Irish benedict.
Do brunch for special occasions only.
Keeps it extra special!"
"A pleasure as always! - Rose A.
"Wonderful food. warm, casual atmosphere. NET: We really enjoyed ourselves." - Unknown
"Excellent food & service! We love visiting the lue Paddle. Looking forward to our next visit." - Jenny E.
"Pilled pork was totally awesome! As were the sweet potato fries! (my personal fav) A terrific experience! P.S. Rick said the french onion soup was the BEST!" - Rick & Robin V.
"Excellent lobster ravioli & pink grapefruit sorbet! Great service, too! Thank you." - Unknown
"We came because of Restaurant Week. The food was incredible! We will be back!" - Adam F.
Thanks & Happy Birthday!"
(It was Chef Phoebe's birthday & we gave out a little piece of her favorite cake to everyone who visited us last night!)
"The risotto was amazing! WOW! Fantastic staff, too!" - Tina B.
"No meatloaf?! Well, that gave me the opportunity to try the coffee crusted loin - wonderful! Thank you, get better, Mandy." - Richard
"Love your restaurant - my favorite! Great food & friendly service." - Cynthia W.
"You were out of sea bass but I asked for salmon & it was just as wonderful. ALWAYS the best meal & Happy B-Day, Phoebe!" - Lisa & Bill
"Don't change a thing! Wonderful Dinner!
Jon Sochin provided the music to accompany our meal." - Heidi L.
"Wonderful birthday dinner! LOVED the gorgonzola meatloaf, Paddle burger was great, too, oh, & the spring rolls." Service was top-notch."
- Beth M.
"I've never had such a warm, home-like experience. Thank you." - Niki H. (5/20/12)
"Love the restaurant, owner & bartender (very creative!)
Congrats on job(s) well done!" - Nancy L.
(some of April's 2012 comment cards)
"Can't get this delicious food in Keene - love it, love this place soooo much." - LJ (4/27/12)
"Another great meal. Thanks so much." -Lisa O.
"Thanks so much. Nice to have you back, Mandy." - J & J
"Great!" - Linda V. (4/26/12)
"We'll be back soon!" - Rich & Judy
"Things were great - wonderful food - great service." - Unknown
"We love everything! We affectionately call you the Blue Canoe." - Dennis (4/4/12)
"As always - a wonderful evening at The Blue Paddle Bistro!" - Richard
(some of March's 2012 comment cards)
"Lobster raviolis was one of the very best meals I've ever had! Thanks, Phoebe!" - Cathy L. (3/29/12)
"Fine food & wonderful welcome!" - Dr. Richard
"Everyone - bartender, waitress, hostess? Owner? - was extremely friendly & welcoming. Wonderful all around. Thanks." - Unknown
"Always a yummy treat." - Unknown
"Great food. Thanks so much." - David C.
"Wonderful! Super food in a relaxed atmosphere." - Unknown
"We love you guys! A++" - Barry G.
"This is food of a caliber you do not often see in Vermont." -Ellen (3/16/12)
"I usually always have the salmon (because I love it!) but you have converted me with the pork tenderloin. Outstanding! Thank you. Happy healing, Mandy." - Shelly H.
"Delicious." - Unknown
"A pleasure as always!" - Rose A.
"Charter Members of the Clean Plate club were here. Osso Buco was delicious." - Harry & Sally
(some of February's 2012 comment cards)
"We loved the staff. They make you feel like family. So cozy! Food was fantastic. Can't wait to return!" - Jennifer A. (2/17/12)
"So great! We come here on VERY special occasions & it always exceeds our expectations! Thank you!" - Noelle B. & Paul E. (2/16/12)
"Lovely, as always." - Lauren B. (2/15/12)
"Service was grand. The food was great. The place was outstanding." - Carol M.
"Fabulous meal. Sea bass just lovely. Recommend this bistro to EVERONE!" - Lisa P. (2/16/12)
"As always, an incredible meal with impeccable service. We had an amazing evening ... thanks." - Alan & Jeffrey (2/14/12)
"Wonderful atmosphere to spend Valentine's Day! Awesome meal & service! Thank you!" - Mary A.
"Fabulous food. Great atmosphere. Superlative service! Can't wait to return!" - Pat P.
"Fabulous filet and, as always, the mussels & crab cakes were great. Bring back Fireroad SB." - CJ Murray
"Lori & I love this place. The food, the atmosphere - all the people! Thanks again!" - Timothy C.
The best place I've ever eaten in VT." - Unknown
"Everything was excellent. Service was excellent & attentive. Thanks you." - Becky & Tim P.
"First time here & found it delightful!" - Alan D.
(some of January's 2012 comment cards)
"Excellent staff & service. We will spread the word that you will be well taken care of at the Blue Paddle. Thanks you." - Kellie C.
"Excellent meal & service." - Unknown
"Awesome! So fun, great food, service & ambiance. Love having such a great local spot!" - Erica L.
"As always, it's more than just the meal - you are family to us. Mandy, Phoebe, Marcus - and our new waitress, Sarah -(very pleasant.) And Wyeth!" - Kim & Fran
"Great for the whole family. We really enjoyed the wonderful food & entertainment. Thank you." - The Valley Family
"Sarah was very attentive & professional. She has a great smile - we love her!" - Unknown
Great service - friendly fun staff." - Jeff
"Do more Jump On Its :) Loved the filet last time, loved the salmon this time. Spring rolls are great. Even better when you have the duck added." - Pat B.
"Delicious veggie risotto! Please consider adding it to the menu!" - Unknown
"Always a great meal!" - Cindy & Mark
"Excellent!" - Linda F.
"2 thumbs up! Hadn't been here in a while & things are better than ever."
- Jeff & Kary
"Food was amazing! Staff was so friendly! Cozy atmosphere!!
Loved it." - Stacy
"The best - thank you." - June
"The Blue Paddle is home to an experience & flavor that one simply can not capture anywhere else." - Unknown (1/13/12)
"Excellent food! Very personal service! Wonderful staff! Thank you!" - Millie
"The service was excellent & quite attentive. The pork tenderloin was perfectly cooked & seasoned. A meal to die for" - Maria B.
"Sea scallop special - wonderful! Apps great also - tuna & shrimp! Funnel cake topped things off! "- Pat L.
"We had an amazing dinner." - Eric C.
"You all were wonderful in the food, service & the problem with the allergic reaction. Thanks!" - Marcia S.
"Love the music. the food was exceptional tonight." Angie & George
"This was our first time here; it was wonderful! Will definitely return, with friends!" - Whitney & Kevin
(some of December's 2011 comment cards)
"I love it here! I would like you to know I tell everyone to come & eat here - & not just for the food - the people & staff are great!" - Traci B. (12/29/11)
"This restaurant is a gem! Everyone is so friendly! Thanks for a great evening!" - Unknown
"This is a great place. The food is excellent. The ambiance is excellent. The bathroom is excellent. I love the bathroom - so clean." - Jen O'
"Wonderful atmosphere, food & service." - Ann G. (12/23/11)
"Excellent food service. Cook close to home." - Richard J.
We loved having you ... & can't wait to see you all again.
Thank you for your kind words.
With the warmest regards,
Mandy & Phoebe
"Magically delicious! I had euphoric moments :)"
"Absolutely amazing. Food, beautiful presentation, & a wonderful, warm, & welcoming staff. Thank you, thank you!"
"Mandy & Phoebe:
Loved everything about this dining experience!
Best appetizer ever, and such genuine warmth & authenticity.
You captured my heart here. I will be back. Thank you."
"So warm, cozy & welcoming! This was our second visit. The first was during the spring flood. It took an hour to get here. This time 15 minutes exactly from Colchester. Quicker than a jaunt to Burlington. We love it here & will be back soon. The staff is top notch." - Jeremy H.
"OMG! Big "atta girls" for the peanut butter chocolate thingy! Delish!
Oh, and the duck & filet were faboo, as usual!" - Laurel & Barb
"Very nice - love the music & food! Service was great." - Bill M.
"I love you all!" - Deana R.
"Excellent food & service. Nice calm atmosphere & quiet enough to be able to have a conversation." - Donna M.
"Fabulous! Delicious. Lovely people. All good!" - Anne, Dave & Max
"This place is a 'sleeper'. Awesome food, great ambiance, cool staff. I'll be back." - Craig & Sarah Lee (12/3/11)
"Great meal!" - Unknown (12/9/11)
"Awesome as always." - Dan & Lois
Fabulous, as usual!" - Thomas (12/3/11)
"Great food." - Joe N.
"Dear Phoebe - the ravioli lobster dish was worthy of a gourmet french restaurant "In France" ... which means a lot to me, a native." - Danielle (12/2/11)
"Felt more relaxed as soon as we walked in & smelled the balsam candles! Love the food & service, as always. Plus, a hug from Mandy!" - Kerry S.
"Your welcome felt so wholesome. The risotto was amzing. Overall, the meals were decadent!" - Unknown
"Atmosphere was great. Staff was friendly, & food was delicious. Great wine selections. We'll be back!" - Megan A.
"Great menu - love the attentive waitstaff." - Susan D.
"Lobster mash! Outstanding ..." - Jeff
"Great" - Ann Marie B.
(Some of November's 2011 comment cards)
"Wonderful dinner - keep up! Excellent, friendly dinner!" - Ruth B.
"We always enjoy your wonderful hospitality & delicious food." - Unknown (11/29/11)
"We love you! Thanks!" - Jane & John M.
"2nd time here. We really enjoyed it. Mandy & Phoebe - nice to see them stop at tables. Had crab ravioli - excellent! Had chicken & linguini w/cranberries & pecans - good. Good wine.Service great!"
- Barbara G. (11/26/11)
"Everything was excellent as always. Worth the ferry ride from Plattsburgh." -Ted L.
"Excellent! All around. Food is A++, service amazing, great bartender, awesome dessert!" - Christina G.
"Seafood pasta & cinnamon scallops were just amazing!" - Linda O.
"Lovely! Great suggestion from our innkeepers @ the Sampler House B & B! Thank you." - Kami G.
"All was perfect ..." - The Higgins
"Food was fantastic & the music made the evening perfect. Great attention from the staff." - Brenda M.
"It's wonderful to be welcomed by Mandy & have Phoebe visit & inquire about food requests. Keep up the welcome party! ... & great website. Have a hearty winter menu - fish & chips, too! Lookin' forward to Phoebe's calamari! See you on Tuesday!" - George & Noreen P.
"Excellent food & service - there were so many choices for dinner, and the friendly, knowledgeable staff was perfect! Thank you for a wonderful Saturday night date night!" - Carol D.
"Absolutely delicious again! The mussel appetizer was great!" - Tammy D. (11/4/11)
"Best seafood pasta I've ever had! Amazing! Thank you!" - Dorey M.
(Some of October's 2011 comment cards)
"Wonderful! Delicious! All the food was great, & I love that there are
different rooms to eat in. Lovely hospitality!' - Rebecca R.
"Great dinner/Delicious. Perfect service. - Sten F.
"Excellent food! (saute chicken) Great service! - Alan & Brenda D.
"Best burger on Earth. Great music, too!" - Bill F.
"Make onion soup a regular." - Unknown
"You cannot improve upon perfection!" - Larry P.
""Highly recommended by our family & we weren't disappointed. See you again." - Mike F.
"Marcus was a delightful addition to our dinner. He added to the ambiance with sass & class." - Becca S.
"Excellent as always. Service, food, staff." - Debbie D.
"Great, as always." - Unknown (10/21/22)
"Fab, as usual!" - Sally (10/19/11)
"1st time here - food was very well done, our compliments to the Chef! Best duck I ever had. We will return this winter." - S & B Eckhard (10/18/11)
"We love Blue Paddle just the way it is!" - Liz S. (10/15/11)
"The food was delicious & the service was excellent." - Garth & Clara P.
"Great food, fun bartender, nice people next to us - wonderful."
- M. & Joe H.
"Really, really good!" - Miriam
"The food was delicious & service friendly & efficient as always." - Angie R.
"I don't know how anything could be anymore perfect than it is! Thank you so much!" - Margot C. (10/12/11)
"Spring rolls still rock!" - Jill F.
"Absolutely delicious! Best filet mignon we ever had. Thank you, Mandy & Phoebe!" - Sherre C.
"Great place! Really cool people!" - Jaclyn P.
"Food is excellent. Service is prompt, courteous & friendly. Our 'fav' place to eat! - Lynda V.
"Everything & everyone was great!
We will recommend this place to all we know!"
"Marcus is wonderful!" - Maureen R.
"French onion soup- I try some whenever possible - most are soup w/cheese & lack "depth" - yours was very good - it had depth & flavor."
- Lilly of Plymouth, MN
"Always a pleasure. Delicious food. Lovely service." - Lauren B.
"Mandy - It was a wonderful dinner. My sister & I had a great time. Hope to visit again next time we're in VT!" - Julie & Jen M.
A nice email we received Saturday morning, October 1st :
Phoebe, Mandy, & Wyeth,
THANK YOU for a wonderful experience last evening. The food, atmosphere, and staff were fantastic. I am still blown away by what
you do in such a compact kitchen and prep area. Hats off to you both. Wyeth was the highlight of our visit, she is a great part of your crew.
We will definitely be back.
- David & Nicole
(Some of September's 2011 comment cards)
"I can't say enough about this place. Only one more week. We will miss you!" - Joe & Bobbie M. (9/30/11)
"Great. Thanks for the hat. I will wear it in always." - David G. (9/28/11)
"Great atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised. I look forward to coming back." - Mike H.
"Julia was wonderful, attentive, humorous & made our overall experience A+" - Valerie B.
"The food was amazing & our waitress (Megan) equally so! Thank you.
Whole grain in the bread basket?" - Megan B.
"Awesome waitstaff!" - Unknown (9/30/11)
"Interior is fun & beautiful. Salmon exquisite! Service great."
- Rita C. (9/29/11)
"Excellent food & service." - A. Guyette
"Sea bass - superb seasoning, perfectly done! Chicken saute - excellent!
Service - impeccable & friendly as always!" - Eugenia S.
"Absolutely unbelievable food, amazing people & incredible experience. Thank you & see you soon!" - Krista & Ted. S.
"Outstanding. Truly a great meal. Thanks." - Dan from Ottawa (9/23/11)
"Thank you for making our 5th wedding anniversary so nice!
Yummy & so perfect! Food was 4-Star quality! Yum!" - Mattie & Diane P.
"We loved it all! Esp. your bright eyes in the kitchen. The rib eye & sea bass were great. Service excellent. Thank you, Phoebe, Jen & Mandy!" - Carol B. (9/23/11)
"We love it. Great ambiance, service & food." - Johanne (9/17/11)
"We have really enjoyed our two visits this week - I look forward to trekking up from Burlington during the winter! Great service! P.S. We learned about you from the United Airlines miles program!" - Sandy F.
I've eaten in a four-star restaurant in Manhattan & Blue Paddle blows it out of the water! Excellent food/wine pairing, amazing cozy atmosphere
& staff that cannot be beat." - Unknown (9/16/11)
"Our favorite place to dine. Truly." - Barbara & Jim of Plattsburgh (9/14/11)
"Loved the sea scallop special. It should be considered for a place on the main menu!" - Heidi L. (9/13/11)
"We thought the food, service & ambience was wonderful!" - Marion P. (9/1/11)
(Some of August's 2011 coment cards)
"Loved the veggie benedict (Calamari Kerry) & Jason thought the Irish bene was 'deligious'. Love the Wyeth artwork too - sweet addition!" - Calamari Kerry (8/28/11)
From the Paddle:
The Urban Dictionary states the definition of deligious:
Thanks for the compliment; Phoebe loved it!
"Best bistro in New England! Friendly, delicious, nice people." - Cindy & Ted P. (8/27/11)
"Food was great! Love this place!" - Amy L.
"Great chef! Great food! Great service!" - Unknown
(In response to our comment card asking for "comments, suggestions &/or ideas you may have to make The Paddle better"): "No, thank you, 4 meals here so far & zero disappointments. You guys do a fantastic job as always. Keep up the high standard." - Redd & Jessie C.
"Keep on "paddling" great meals. Pork done just right w/the right amount of flavor & the special gorgonzola glazed filet was simply amazing. Our 1st time here & we will surely be back." - Danielle M.
"As always a great meal! Thank you for providing an atmosphere in which I can tolerate my family ... (just kidding, really)" - Shelly H.
"WOW. Not only was dessert amazing, the waitstaff was too! Service extraordinary ..." - Jenny (8/23/11)
"Beautiful place & amazing food. The universe brought me here." - E & O P.
"The food is always superb every time we've been here." - Anthony W. (8/21/11)
"Excellent dinner! Décoration de très bon goût! J'adore, je parlerai de vous en France ..." - Sophie (8/20/11)
Excellent dinner! Decoration of very good taste!
I loved it, I will speak about you in France...
"We love you & come for every special occasion! " - Kathleen L. (8/17/11)
"Amazing, as always! We're so blessed to have you here!" - Judith
"Absolutely amazing - waitress was splendid; checked up on us in the back private area many times!" - Dave & Petra
"Wonderful all around dining experience. Wonderful & creative menu & food. Terrific waitstaff." - Unknown
"We had a wonderful meal. Our dinners were sophisticated, delicious, & all in all, we had a great dining experience. Thank you!" - The Danahers (8/16/11)
"DO NOT change a thing! First dinner as newlyweds & best dinner we have had in years!" - Unknown (8/14/11)
"You do an outstanding job. the food & service is excellent. Thank you!" - Mary M.
"Absolutely awesome! First time here & will definitely be back." - Jeff B.
"Amazing service & the best filet I've had since leaving cattle country! Well done!" - "Farm Girl" (8/12/11)
"What a wonderful experience. Marcus was a dream, & I felt welcomed from the moment I opened the door - Mandy made me feel like an old friend. Thank you." - C. Hays (8/11/11)
"Don't change a thing!" - Lloyd B.
"As always it lived up to our expectations- friendly service & wonderful food! Thxs." - Laurie H. (8/10/11)
"Delicious! A very good experience. Hope to see you another time. Bye!" - Unknown
"Great waitstaff!" - Unknown (8/10/11)
"Great service; excellent food. I had the pork tenderloin. More meat than I'm used to but delicious!" - Doug C.
"Excellent service. WOW, your waitresses are so accommodating & efficient - and friendly! Food: YUM+++" - Susan H. (8/6/11)
"First time guest - we loved it! Great, eclectic vibe, excellent wine list, loved our food. Thank you for being creative & inspirational!"
- Seamus C. (8/5/11)
"We thoroughly enjoyed our meal & our visit! It truly is like coming home to eat. We love you guys!" - Kim & Fran (8/5/11)
"Absolutely wonderful! All the food flavors enhance each other. Friendly staff & great service. Superb food!" - Mark S. (8/2/11)
"Your sea bass was over the top! Thank you!" - Unknown
"Great meal & wonderful service. Don't change a thing! Thank you!" - Barry S. (8/2/11)
"Thanks for a great meal & a song by Chris Williamson, too! Food is
great, anyway you could lower the sound level? Otherwise, it's perfect!" - Linda S.
"Excellent meal, as usual. The soup was superb & the lobster ravioli also." - Sandi P.
(Some of July's 2011 comment cards)
"Lovely environment, great service & OUTSTANDING food! Loved Phoebe's duck hash." - Unknown (7/31/11)
"This is the BEST meal I have had in VT
in my 15 years of living here. BRAVO!"
"Excellent service - felt like we were part of the family. Food was delicious!" - Becky
"Thanks for making our anniversary special. The food was amazing, as well as the waitstaff! We will return soon!" - Kendra & Brian
"Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great vibes." - Unknown (7/25/11)
"Besides the food being delicious/outstanding service - everyone so friendly/decor lovely! We'll be back." - Harriet T. & Family
"Owner apologized for broken a/c on a hot night so hopefully it's fixed soon. Courteous staff & good food." - Bob P. (7/22/11)
From The Paddle: Yes, we got a new one the very next morning. The one we replaced was brand spanking new ... earlier in the day, Chef Phoebe was repositioning it in the window and (oops) it fell out! That unit weighed more than she does; it's a wonder that she didn't go out the window with it! ;)
"Our meals & the service were 10 out of 10. Thank you." - Ray & Kathy R. (7/22/11)
"The most delicious meals we have ever had - excellent service, friendly staff - I would highly recommend the Blue Paddle. Thank you." - Ms. Kathy W.
"You need a clean plate club - seconds for clean platers!" - Harry & Sally
"Excellent food, have eaten at some of the best places in Chicago -
you rank up there for food & atmosphere." - Jim & Melinda D. (7/20/11)
"Fabulous meal - we will return! The food was delicious -the risotto was outstanding. The risotto in the north end of Boston pales in comparison!"
- Donna K.
"Beyond our expectation! Wonderful "patient" waitress. Thank you." -Marilyn L.
"Good prices. Lovely meal. Friendly & fast service. Great way to celebrate our anniversary." - Unknown
"++food ++service ++ music ++atmosphere - truly outstanding - we'll be back." - Paul N.
"Closest to heaven on a Sunday AM that I ever wanna get." - Greg H. (7/17/11 Brunch)
"Lam was great - attentive but not overbearing. We felt relaxed
& at home :)" - Jessie & Jason (7/16/11)
"Great food, service, atmosphere & dog-friendly, to boot!
We'll be back!" - Wm & Ellen B. (7/15/11)
From The Paddle: Of course we like dogs ...
have you seen The Paddle Pup page on our web site?
Dogs are welcome in our 'back forty', near Wyeth's pond! - Mandy
"Great food, great servive! 1st time here; will be back for dinner." - Nieves A. (7/17/11)
"Excellent! Great food, great service, & great drinks. Definitely found a hidden gem here!" - Tim P.
"An incredibly edible meal! Yummy! Just like mom makes - amazing pastas!" - McPhail (7/14/11)
"Duck spring rolls & haddock salad were excellent - very fresh!"
- Laura B. (7/13/11)
"Absolutely amazing! Loved all the fresh ingredients - thank you."
- Suzanne M.
""The creme brulee was the best I've ever had ... & I'm a fat-ass & have had some mofo creme brulee." - Lisa M.
"Everyone was so kind, attentive & accomodating! And the food was exquisite." - Unknown (7/15/11)
"Everything was excellent! We WILL be back again! Thank you :)"
- Greg Y. (7/13/11)
"The best food I've ever had, the best service I've encountered.
Dishes cooked to perfection, amazing flavor." - Unknown (7/10/11)
"Loved it! Everyone was very welcoming & friendly - great flavors in food & portions were great! We will be back! - Amy L.
"That was the best omelette we ever had. Wonderful atmosphere, as well. Open one in Plattsburgh, please :)" - Judy & Marcel (brunch)
"I love the hash at L_____'s - but this is better!" - Unknown (brunch)
"Excellent food/excellent service. We will be back this week!" - Unknown (7/10/11)
"Always enjoy - wife loves it here, all the help ..." - Sherm G.
"Great service, awesome food. Thanks so much :)" - Stephanie W. (7/9/10)
"The best flat iron steak ever." - Kevin & Kristen
"Excellent food & service. Thank you!" - Robert B. (7/9/11)
"Excellent :)!" - Katie R.
"Wonderful!" - Fred P.
"Excellent dinner & service! Delicious!" - Deb D.
"Always love the Blue Paddle!" - Kristen P. (7/8/11)
"We love this place!" - Amanda & Greg (7/8/11)
"We came for dinner last year. We have been for brunch now.
It's well worth the ride from Stowe." - Nina B. (7/3/11)
"Super Yummy!" - Ed & Artis W. (7/1/11)
"Very good ... beyond good quality. Cooked to perfection." - Marge H. (7/1/11)
"We really enjoyed ourselves. Great food & service. Thank you." - John G.
(Some of June's 2011 comment cards)
"Staff is very friendly & personable. The food was incredible - perfect portion size; beautiful presentation & divine flavors." - Corky & Lynda V. (6/28/11)
"Everything very well prepared - lovely breeze @ open window upstairs. Enjoyed our visit." - Joan K. (6/26/11)
"Great to be back here at the start of our stay with Sue & Jan - wonderful food, welcoming atmosphere, outstanding meal! - Don & Catherine G.
"Spectacular service, as usual." - Mitch B.
"Your food, service, and atmosphere was superb!" - Sam C. (6/25/11)
"Always superb! Just a love note!" - David S.
"WOW! We live in Burlington! Love this place. Worth the drive! We live on Battery & College; can walk to anywhere - we will drive here!
Awesome waitress, hostess & cook!" - Kimberly A. (6/22/11)
"The food & ambiance were exceptional. Personal touch was felt every step of the way. Thank you for a beautiful experience." - L. Smith
"Great food! Lovely atmosphere. Wonderful service. We would be regulars if we lived nearby." - Taylor D.
"We are so impressed with your quality of food, service & friendliness! We can't wait to come back!" - Laurie D. (6/19/11)
(Some of May's 2011 comment cards)
(Some of April's 2011 comment cards)
"Excellent meal, friendly staff." - David P. (4/27/11)
"Love the beaver signs! Love the staff! Love the food!"
And, it's all about the dog!" - Love, John & Amy (4/22/11)
"Every time I come here it is obvious that everyone truly cares about the success of the establishment! Thanks, again." - Jamie A. (4/21/11)
"Great dinner! Perfect place to celebrate a birthday! MY HUSBAND TOM IS THE BEST! - Nancy T. (4/16/11)
"Upscale but not pretentious - delicious food! Very nice, very welcoming atmosphere & varied menu - highly recommend!" - Crystal R. (4/14/11)
"Awesome! (as always)" - Teri G. 4/9/10
Friendly, relaxing atmosphere. We felt like regulars & it was our first time here. We will be back! Delicious!" - A. (4/8/10)
"My first brunch here was to celebrate my birthday with a dear friend. And did we celebrate! I had the irish eggs benedict and thought I was in heaven! The balance between the corned beef hash, the potato pancakes & the creamy poached eggs was superb! My friend had the veggie benedict ... We split the french toast with brie & strawberries. So much fun & such food! We were regulars for dinner, now watch out: we'll be back for brunch!" - Rali L. (4/3/11)
"Excellent food! 1st visit!" - Julie W. (4/2/11)
(Some of March's 2011 comment cards)
"Our favorite place to stop on our way back to New York state!
We love everything! Food-People-Drinks! Yummo!Thank you for just what we needed after a day at the hospital. Be Well!" - B & J (3/30/11)
"Excellent! Wonderful menu, friendly staff. As good as our favorite place in NYC." - Elaine O. (3/26/11)
"The meal was delicious (as always)! The musician is very talented & amde our visit all the more enjoyable! Thank you." - Unknown (3/30/11)
"Can not say enough! Excellent meal & atmosphere. Mussels, flat iron steak & sea bass cooked to perfection. Thanks so much." - Keith & Lynn G.
"Our favorite restaurant! (move closer to Alburgh)" - Malcolm & Michele (3/25/11)
"Awesome! Every morsel cooked to perfection from lamb, quail to duck! Thank you!" - Mike & Julie M.
"The Mixed Grill was excellent, particularly the asiago potato pancakes! Yum!" - Laurie R. (3/25/11)
"Food - fabulous! Service - fabulous! Tree is wonderful - excellent training new employee." - Margaret
"Food was amazing! Great texture, flavor, portions & presentation.
Our favorite place to eat in the Islands." - The Packwoods (3/23/11)
"Great atmosphere & friendly host(-ess). Frank's singing also a really nice fit." - Paul D.
"I really like the owner helping to seat us & her pants are the best!" - Unknown (3/20/11)
(You made me smile, whoever you are; they're embroidered cords with geese and crossed shotguns for those of you who might be wondering what this guest was talking about. By the way, this is the first time I've ever commented on a comment card; just had to since it cracked the entire staff up! - Mandy)
"THANK YOU! We came by Mandy & Phoebe's beautiful restaurant thanks to an impromptu meeting with an avid regular. What a delight!" - Mike S. (3/19/11)
Love it! Love it! Love it! Always fantastic food & atmosphere."
- Kathy W.
"LOVELY" - Unknown (3/18/11)
"Great corned beef & cabbage!" - David & Ann (3/17/11)
"Fab & Fun!" Thanks." - Kathy D.
"Never, ever, ever take off the salmon from the menu - it is delicious!"
- The Federicos (3/12/11)
(Some of February's 2011 comment cards)
"Great salmon! Best around :) And Paddle Benedict was superb!
We had a great brunch." - CJ & Deb (2/27/11)
"Awesome, as always!" - Bill C. (2/3/11)
(Some of January's 2011 comment cards)
(Some of December's 2010 comment cards)
"Delicious, again!" - Unknown
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"We can't thank you guys enough for the pleasure & joy you give us with your company, not to mention the fabulous food." - Kim & Fran
"Get out of town! The Blue Paddle - picturesque drive - to picturesque South Hero - Romantic! Treat yourself & yours - it's worth the drive!" -
"Wonderful meal!; creative menu; lovely, homey, comfy ambience; friendly folks. Loved it. We'll be back for sure." - Unknown (3/25/10)
"Wonderful -- as always! Love the e-mails too." - Unknown (3/26/10)
"Definitely worth the price & the trip from Burlington! Great atmosphere, music, service, & AMAZING food! Best corned beef hash EVER!
Rock on!" - Matthew Brothers (3/21/10)
"Thanks for a great meal!" - Denis & Maria
"Our first visit to the Blue Paddle. It was wonderful - romantic, decor was perfect, food fabulous, and John & Mandy made us feel very welcome. We will be back! Thanks for the extra chocolate!" - Tom & Patsy (3/20/10)
"This was the best corned beef dinner I have ever had. My compliments to the chef. Great service, too." - Deb S. (3/17/10)
"Will be back!" - Unknown
"There are no comments, suggestions or ideas that can make your service/food any better than it is. You guys rock!" - Todd D. (3/13/10)
"The sea bass over rice noodles was yummy!
Cooked purrr-fectly. Thank you." - Meg & Jim (3/12/10)
"Dinner was delicious as usual. Thank you." - Shelly H.
"Yummy! Enjoyed my first visit! Thank you!" - Dawn L. (3/11/10)
"Great meal! The sauces were fantastic!" - Alison B.
"Couldn't be better! Really." - Unknown (3/7/10)
"Fantastic waitress! Great food." - Unknown
"Wonderful service & yummy food - children's menu, anyone?" - Michele
(some of February's 2010 comment cards)
"Our new fav restaurant! The sea bass & chicken saute were x-cellent! Service (Heather & Mandy) & mai tais (Casey) were the best ever & worth the drive 'across the pond'. Thanks so much. I'm planning on contacting The Food Network! Go Phoebe; stay well!" - Joanne & Phil (2/19/10)
"Great service & awesome food! We are hooked! Best :) " - Chris E.
"We are lucky living in a small town to have such a great restaurant to satisfy the plain & the exquisite. Thanks!" - Betty R. (2/13/10)
"Excellent service, even better food!" - Unknown
"The owners, staff & food - excellent! Thanks for a wonderful pre-valentine experience!" - Carole L. (2/12/10)
"It was a wonderful gourmet experience as always. Thank you." - Gloria Jean (2/12/10)
"Excellent food & service." - Bob & Judy A.
"The work Phoebe puts into the spring rolls is definately appreciated. Lamb was great - really enjoyed the mint-goat cheese with it. Thanks for a great dinner, as usual!" -The Federicos (2/6/10)
"Delicious asparagus! Excellent service; great vibe to the place;
keep buying local when you can." - K. Shaffert
(some of January's 2010 comment cards)
"Excellent as always! Pork, salmon & pasta were all delicious." - Unknown
"Terrific food, service & ambience - as always! - P. Bergeron
"We enjoyed your brunch and your staff is just the best. The food is outstanding!" - V. Santore (1/25/10)
"Best restaurant ever! Thank you!" - Megan B. (1/16/10)
"We've always been fans of your lovely restaurant & fantastic, friendly service (ever since I was returning late from a grueling business trip & Mandy implored me to have a beer at the bar & relax while I wearily waited for food to bring home for dinner). We recently enjoyed another wonderful brunch with local friends, and so enjoyed not only the food & friendliness but hearing about the growing family (a new puppy coming!) as ours has as well. We came with our 3 month old daughter Grace & so appreciate how you gave us such special attention & room for all of our gear! What a wonderful morning spent at the Paddle,
so delicious & perfect as always ; ) - The Duley's (1/20/10, email)
"Wonderful food & service as always - missed Mandy! Lobster Benedict superb." - Tom B. (1/17/10)
"A very pleasant experience! This was our first visit but won't be our last!"
- The Bessette Family (1/6/10)
"The best dining experience I've ever had in Vermont!" - Katherine
"Very attentive staff, great atmosphere." - Unknown (1/8/10)
"Thanks for making my birthday so special - brunch was delicious
& the service & food went beyond our expectations, as always!" - Kerry S.
"We had a great first meal here! The restaurant came highly recommended by my parents, brother & sister-in-law. The meal was excellent, staff friendly!" - Anna M. (1/1/10)
(some of December's comment cards)
"Amazing! Can't wait to come back ... loved the food, the wine & the staff." - Patty M. (12/31/09)
"Compliments to the chef - dinner was fantastic, as always. Happy New Year!" - Jacie
"It's all good! Thank you!" - Stan & Beth (12/26/09)
'Excellent Sunday Brunch." - K. Towne (12/20/09)
"The filet was wonderful & the service (Tree) was fantastic!" - Bryan F. (12/19/09)
"There is nothing quite like camaraderie & hospitality at The Paddle
for us year rounders in the off-season!" - Unknown
"We love the Blue Paddle! The lobster saute is THE BEST! XOXO Happy holidays & New Year!" - Stride (12/18/09)
"This is our new favorite place to eat! Food is outstanding, the service is impeccable. We will be back soon ..." - David & Rema (12/12/09)
"We loved the ambience, meal & service - thank you." - Unknown
"We love you guys! XO" - Kim & Fran
"Always friendly, always so good, consistent!" - Unknown
(some of November's comment cards)
"The pork dish is outstanding! Great service & atmosphere - love it!
Thanks!" - Jennifer (11/28/09)
"Delicious entrees (scallops, skirt steak, lobster w/pasta), excellent portion sizes, priced right, great job by our waitress (forgot her name) - cute, too!"
- Pete S. (Sent via the good 'ole Postal Service!)
Our first visit - it was delightful! Great menu for brunch.
We would make the trip again from Burlington." - Unknown
"It was a much needed, perfect dinner. Very comfy & warm atmosphere. We'll be back!" - Connie & Mike (11/21/09)
"Everything was excellent - A+++: from the hospitality -
great friendly service & fabulous food/beverages! (The best duck my husband has ever had!) Our new favorite restaurant!
P.S. Will spread the word!" - Joanne & Phil (11/21/09)
"Thank you, everything was awesome! It was my first visit & I promise won't be my last. Thanks again for making my first time so special." - Nancy B.
"We love this restaurant! Excellent service! Thank you!" - Unknown
(some of October's comment cards)
"We loved the food & the ambience! Very nice people & service was excellent! Everyone was super friendly." - Frank & Leslie (10/31/09)
"Calamari was fabulous! The cheese atop was amazing. Gorgonzola meatloaf as usual - excellent." - Deb & CJ
"The meal was fabulous again - loved the soup (carrot/ginger). Keep up to good work." - Jean A.
"You can't make The Paddle any better!" - Shannon W. (10/24/09)
"The food was excellent & we were very impressed with the teamwork of the staff. It was evident the customer is your top priority." - Debbie & Doug (9/22/09)
"The flavor combinations on the scallop special were dead on & cooked to perfection. This is delightful eating for everyone." - Kate P.
"Stupendous. Glad we stopped." - Karen & Chris C.
"Great ambience, excellent food, incredible service! Heather was delightful & helped accommodate my food allergy." - Dawn & Mark W.
"We really love the Blue Paddle - your menu is great & everything is soooo fresh! Not too much food, but always enough. " - Judith & Roger
"We had a perfect meal ... the food was absolutely delicious ... & fresh.
A delight to all senses. And -we truly were made to feel welcome." -
Susan & Frank C. (10/17/09)
"Great food. Great house. Awesome service!" - Jim
"We come to VT. once a year & your place is always on our list of where we MUST go. Thank you." - Unknown
"Wonderful food - unique in flavor." - Jenni B.
"The atmosphere was perfect, services amazing & food ... phenomenal! Thank you!" - Kevin & Lindsay (10/10/09)
"Thank you - wonderful meal with our visiting family. Bravo!" - Jill & Lisa
"Food was fantastic! The sauce on the mushroom ravioli was very delicate. thanks for a great meal!" - Kathlyn
"Ya dun good! We n-joy'd" - Dick O.
"We loved the Irish Benedict. Thanks for reserving it for us!"
"Great food - wonderful service. Thank you." - Linda P.
"Great food! French onion soup was awesome!" - Matt B. (10/6/09)
"Someone appears to be paying close attention to the sauces.
It's a valuable asset that should not be lost." - Unknown
"Lobster benedict was great! Hello from Houston, Texas ..." - Masden D.
"Brunch was great. Enjoyed sitting upstairs for the first time. Only downside was going downstairs for coffee refills. Can you put coffee dispensers on the second floor?" - Judy Ashley
"We loved your restaurant." - Richard & Phyllis H.
"Thanks so much for your generous hospitality
- awesome menu & specials ... and we love your wine list." - Patty M.
"Amazing food ... super servers! You are the bomb! Fun!!!" - Unknown (10/03/09)
"Wonderful as always." - Marc & Luanne
(some of September's comment cards)
"You'd never know the economy is bad here -because it's very busy!
But it has nothing to do with the economy -it's busy because the food & service are outstanding! The best!" - Joanne & Dan (9/26/09)
"The music in the background is always unique and enjoyable. We like it! Also, Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc is fab." - Deb & CJ
"Excellent food - warm atmosphere." - Chris A. (9/29/09)
"We love this place! The food is outrageously scrumptious & the staff an absolute pleasure. We come here as often as possible." - Penny M. (9/27/09)
"We love The Paddle! Eclectic food, great atmosphere - always makes our 'night out' while in Vermont very special." - Joe, Jane, Sam & Grace
"Wow - amazing - so good. Better than ever ... & a wonderful staff!" -
"Exceeded expectations. Enjoyed the crab cakes - delicate & lovely sauce. Good chicken sandwich. Perfectly grilled." - Unknown from Hilo, Hawaii
"Menu is stunning! My food was excellent. Service good. I will recommend without hesitation. Music also good." - Unknown
"We love this place. Don't change a thing!" - Miriam
"We love the nice 'small' feel & personal service offered every time we eat here! Thank you. Food rocks, too!" - Kathleen & Cera (9/19/09)
"Charming service; nice, delicious meal." - K.Griffiths
"YUM! Best crab cakes ever!:" - K.M.
"It was tops, as always. You're swell & so is the food. Always special - just like you, Mandy." - Gloria Jean (9/16/09)
"Love it all - food & atmosphere. We live in CT. & eat here each time we are in VT. (2-3 x/yr) since you have been open." - Sue & Bob
"Burger was truly a medium rare - thank you! Nice atmosphere, good wine, & enjoyable music." - Richard D. (9/12/09)
"We'll keep coming back!" - Joe & John
"The food was wonderful & the servers were fun, pleasant & efficient - a great dining experience. Thank you." - Unknown
"Waitress has a good sense of humor. Great food. Great owners." - Dave, Karin & B
"The food was very good. The waitstaff was incredibly professional & friendly - the best around. Maybe would have liked to see a slightly larger dairy-free selection." - Joan M.
"Awesome! Love the mushroom ravioli - the caraway seeds are fantastic :)" - Allison (9/5/09)
"Excellent, as always." - Alison
"Fantastic dining experience. Service was great! Food was excellent!
Compliments to the chef! See you again soon!" - Clay F. (9/4/09)
"Another fabulous meal! The duck was amazing! How do you come up with such wonderful pairings?" - Jason & Lisa
"Great food. Very tasty! Enjoyed the atmosphere & your porch - great rockers! & good coffee ..." - Werner K.
"It's PADDLE-RIFIC!" - Justin S. (9/2/09)
"Excellent food, nice wine, exceptional server." - John S.
"Don't play the Carpenters'. Food was fantastic. If I were a millionaire, I'd ask you to come home with me & cook for us!" - Unknown
(some of August's comment cards)
"Great service - great food! Memories of Vermont!" - Unknown (8/30/09)
"We love this 'retreat' - wonderful food & yummy place - cozy & warm & great. Thanks to Phoebe & Mandy." - Jane & John
"A great experience.the food : scrumptious; the staff : exuberant. I even love the bathroom decor." - Augusta G. (8/28/09)
"Fabulous mushroom ravioli!" - Unknown
"Food was great, but we felt rushed. My plate was snatched away as soon as I put the last bite into my mouth." - Unknown
"Thank you for having our wedding dinner here on August 21st. Everything was great & easy!" - Vivian R.
"Love the welcoming! Food & service was very good. We recommend you to others often." - Doug P.
"Our favorite restaurant within 50 miles! Don't get rid of the chicken saute!" - Teri G. (8/25/09) From the kitchen: "We won't - promise!
"You know we love it! A veggie burger added to the menu (Phoebe's minus the meat) would be terrific!" - Anne & Mary
"The 'K's' from Burlington implored us to come here. We're glad we did!" - Mark & Lauren
"The best steak I have ever eaten! I will be the 1st in line for the cookbook!"
- Barb & Dan B. (8/22/09)
"Thanks again for a wonderful once a year treat! Food was great, as always (best chowder ever) & we can't wait for next year!" - Patrick & Kim C. (8/23/09)
"Excellent brunch - great service - lovely decor." - Unknown (8/23/09)
"Excellent food & very personable service. Great experience." - Unknown
"Another vacation in Vermont. And the best breakfast ever ... " - Henry & Martha
"Wonderful as always. You always make us feel welcome, Phoebe & Mandy, Thank you." - Evan & Elizabeth
"It was fabulous - all of it. I had the chilean sea bass! We wish you continued success. It was a pleasure meeting you." - Pam & Howard J.
"Enjoyed our meal very much! Have been meaning to come up from South Burlington since you opened - a long time! We we had come sooner - & will be back!" - Holly
"Great night! Thanks!" - Neil C.
"The 'flat iron' was the best steak I ever had." - Unknown
"Thank you for the wonderful service & care with my elderly mother-in-law. The meal was excellent! We enjoyed it all. Thanks for fitting us in."
- Helen S. (8/20/09)
"Wonderful service & meal ... thanks for your patience with our large group!" - Julie P.
"We live on Long Island where fabulous restaurants are on every block,
but I must say that the 'Blue Paddle' was superb! Compliments to the Chef!"
Kathy & Larry F.
"Most wonderful, awesome meal! Fantastic attentive server! Thank you!" - Marjorie M. (8/18/09)
"We almost drove past - not much presence from the road, but the food & service was excellent - so glad we stopped." - Bob (8/17/09)
"Please publish your recipes!" - Carla H.
"From the moment we arrived to the time we finished our wonderful meal - 'It was fabulous!' Meal: A+++ Staff: A++ Our first visit and not our last ..." - Julie Anne
"This was the best dinner we have had out! Wonderful food & attention from staff & owners." - Max & Alison (8/16/09)
"Excellent meals! Great service! My compliments to the Chef." - Bill P.
"Food great, as always. Hospitality just as good. Keep it up!" - P. & C.
"I miss this place in the winter when I'm in Florida. Salmon is fabulous - so much that I never order anything else." - Leslie D.
"I recommended the Paddle Burger to my husband, and wow -
I haven't seen his eyes roll back like that in a while!" - Shannon H. (8/13/09)
"The pork tenderloin with goat cheese was absolutely amazing! Key lime angel food cake was heavenly; service wonderful! Worth the drive from Maine!" - Michael & Leslie
"Everything I expected! I'll be back! :)" - Beth P.
As promised, Moe returned with her husband - see next comment: "Love it! Please make a recipe book! I would buy it and give it as gifts!" - Moe (8/13/09)
"Best dinner we have had in awhile. I've tried salmon many times & haven't developed a taste - guess what ... I'm coming back tomorrow for the salmon! Great service, great atmosphere ... see you tomorrow."- Moe (8/12/09)
"As always, great food; warm & inviting place to lose oneself for a couple of hours." - Risto
"Wonderful food. Great people." - Anne
"So super yummy! Veggie spring rolls are the best I've ever had!" - Brandie
"My first time here - great everything -loved the music, the food, the bathroom even!" - Mary C. (8/9/09)
"Very good! Per usual." - Jacqueline H.
"Oh my god - my taste buds are in heaven! I will surely pass on to all my friends this GREAT restaurant. Keep it up!" - Sunny M.
"We love you guys! Best part of South Hero!" - Cindy (8/8/09)
"As per usual - everything was delicious - service great - atmosphere lovely." - Jean H.
"Absolutely delicious!" - Unknown
"Just super!" - Dianna & Robert
"Often, going out to a 'nice, fancy' restaurant ends in disappointment. Not so the evening! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals - sea bass was perfect, plus - very crabby crab cakes. YUM. Thank u :)"- Jennifer (8/7/09)
"We came on the bike ferry. Thanks for your support." - Paul B. (8/8/09)
"Food was delicious. Service was excellent. (Rose - well done!) - Nick C.
"Your butternut squash soup was the best I have ever had." - Malcolm & Tanya (8/7/09)
"Food was excellent, service wonderful! We'll be back." - Joyce A.
Awesome lunch!" - Chris C.
Great specials, Phoebe!" - Thomas & Ann
"Out of five stars, I give at least seven & a half!" - Roy Z.
"Great to be back in VT & see old friends. Food was excellent (as it always is). Wishing you good health & continued success." - Barry & Pat L.
"You all are awesome! Always great food!" - Deb S.
"Don't change anything." - Mary
"Great restaurant - what a pleasant meal." - Erin B.
"Always warm & friendly - despite the hopping business supported by devoted lovers of fine food & drink! Great food for sure - the mushroom soup = A+" - Susan H.
"The Blue paddle was highly recommended by the staff at the garden Store (as we are out-of-towners) - they were right on! Delicious" - Unknown
"We love you all" - Ellen D.
"We love coming here! The ambience & food is always perfect!" - Unknown
"Great cut of beef. Well served." - Unknown
"Excellent! The best breakfast in Vermont!" - Zev
"Delightful food in a sweet, warm environment - couldn't ask for more! Thanks." - Mike M.
"Best breakfast I ever had." - Diane W.
What a wonderful breakfast ... it wasn't just the food that was great; the atmosphere, the service, the people - what a wonderful brunch!" - Erika G.
(some of July's comment cards)
"We had the shrimp dinner & 2 brook trout dinners ... with apple pie ala mode & all were delicious and beautifully served. Thank you. We've been at an art workshop all day & each dinner was a work of art." - Linda C. (7/30/09)
"We had a wonderful time! Your staff is wonderful. So personable & attentive. The food was exquisite!" - Kathleen B.
"Best hummus I've eaten - really!! very light, everything done well. Service excellent. We'll be back & tell our friends." - Jackie & Paul
"First time here & everything was great. Will be back to try the salmon artichoke entree!" - Luke L.
"We always love to come here! Everything is amazing!" - Laura & Keshia
"Wow, your staff was incredible! From the bartender who took my order, to the guy & gal who brought me my salad/salmon & refill of wine. Really impressive group! The salmon was the best I've had forever & I eat at Legal Seafood all the time!" - Ann, camping in Grand Isle State Park (7/26/09)
"Always love the cuisine; the staff is always knowledgeable, friendly & professional, too." - Jeff Martin
"Excellent in all respects!" - Unknown (7/25/09)
"Food is exceptional and very tasty, spices & preparation A+; Very good service; keep up the good work." - John D.
"Magnificent!" - Will C. (7/23/09)
"Delicious in every bite! (She) had the filet; loved the cabernet sauce. (I) had the gorgonzola meatloaf; yummy! Big ole Phoebe groupies!" - The Andersons (7/23/09)
"Outstanding Food!!!! Outstanding service!!!! Outstanding place!!!!" - The Davis' (7/22/09)
"Fabulous. Thank you. The food & the company." - Tim McQ. (7/21/09)
"Never had a finer dinner - pork tenderloin is worthy of the Food Network." - John (7/21/09)
"Very good food & great service! This lives up to New York City standards." - Unknown (7/21/09)
"Such superb service (again)! Great food. Rose is lovely. We'll be back!" - Janet D.
"Everything was delish! From the salad vinaigrette to the soy glaze on the salmon to the lobster pasta sauce. Thank you. Staff was knowledgeable of food selection, courteous & high energy." -Robyn & Jason
"The Blue Paddle is better than any restaurant in Stowe ... including the old I'le De France!" - Stan
"The friendliest folks & the absolute best food we've had in years!! SO GOOD!!!" - Gail & Richard S.
"Waitress wonderful. Bartender made special lime/lemon cosmos. Chef came out to ensure gluten-free meal. Hostess charming. P.S. Love you guys!" - Maree G.
"Brunch was awesome. Why did we wait so long??? Nice, relaxed atmosphere, good music, good company." - Kim & Fran (7/19/09)
"I went by this place - two days ago; this p.m. - this was a by chance stop - - a gem, so wonderful to find." - Beverly S.
"Thank you for a wonderful food experience! Best diner all week & we've been in 9 states!" - Mike S. (7/16/09)
"The waitress, Wynter Snow, was the best! She made our evening perfect." - Dena W. (7/16/09)
"Outrageous!! Don't you make anything that tastes average?!?!?!" - Rick & Deb (7/16/09)
"First class food!; First class service!; at reasonable prices! You don't want to miss it!" - Rick & Deb from Pennsylvania
"We live in the land of great restaurants - this is one of the best meals we've ever had! Danielle was great!" - Linda W.
"You rock - Love you all at the Blue paddle. Delish as always." - Debbie D.
"Stay small & quaint. Thanks for being real people." - G. Douglas
"Mandy & Phoebe - The Paddle has such wonderful food & we loved the July 4th beer bash. See you in 2010!" - Catherine & Don
"Shrimp scampi another winner. Special drink a winner. Mandy you are great! Lori wishes she could take you all with her ..." - Bobbie & Joe
"Best freakin' meal I've had since moving to VT. I bet you guys have 3 Michelin Stars. That's what I would give you!" - Cara
"Pleasantly surprised! Excellent food & dessert. Superior waitstaff service. Will recommend to others!" - Hal R.
"Never had a bad meal here! We love coming here & having Mandy greet us like old friends. We wish this place continued success!!!" - Jason & Lisa
"Great atmosphere, very welcoming & accommodating staff. The food combinations/flavors were exceptional. Great experience & will definately be back." - Kevin & Rebecca
"Extraordinary meal and courteous service. Thanks!" - Unknown
"This was our first time here & the food was amazing - we will definately return! Everything was great!" - Kimberly M.
"Everything was great, as always." - Dominick S.
"Filet done to perfection! Crab raviolii - exquisite, great flavor. Smooth cosmos, excellent service; love the friendliness. We'll be back :)" - Laurie M.
"We are so thrilled with our dinner here tonight. This family vacation has many memories & this will be one of them. Thank you!" - Cindy
"Great place! Great food! We will pass the word!" - Unknown
"Wow - what could be possibly said to be 'constructive' - nothing - keep it blue & paddling. We loved it! Delicious :)" - Kit C
"Best crab cakes I have ever had. New to area. Will return." - Robert
"Excellent repas et surtout d'agreable personnel. Merci pour cette soiree." -P Cloutier (= Excellent meal & very friendly staff. Thanks for this evening.)
(some of June's comment cards)
"Can't think of a single thing I'd change - great food, great owners, great atmosphere - long live the Paddle!" - Liz R.
"Excellent! Top shelf!" - Justin
"Highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The way both John and Tree interacted was like clockwork. And while we were at the bar, Julie went out of her way to get us anything we wanted. Thanks so much - we can't wait to come back soon! P.S. The way we were greeted by Mandy at the door was very warming & touching to my heart." - unknown
"It's all too wonderful! My fav! Keep it up :)" - yellowpixie
"Everything was perfect as always. We love this place." - Peter
"Grilled shrimp salad - excellent!" - Gloria Jean
"1st time - but not the last. Loved the ambience, great meal (kudos to the chef)" - Steve
"Delicious food; excellent service. Five Stars!" - Joe & Bobbie
"Best Bloody Mary ever! Brunch was great, too!" - Laurie
"We liked it all! 1) Bar & bartender & easy going attitude, 2) Tree, our server, was attentive and not intrusive, 3) food was great (lobster/pasta, meatloaf) and 4) we both - my husband and I - liked the bathroom, too!" - dmd
"Everything = Awesome" - Josh
"The food was wonderful! And the people were friendly and wonderful. You've got a winning combination. I can see you're already successful!" - Debbie & Larry, Ft. Worth, TX
"Brunch was excellent. Very personable staff." - Unknown
"I've noticed that you've expanded the menu as well as the seating! What a wonderful dining experience!" - Sally
"Lovely! Can't believe I waited so long to stop in. Dinner & service was excellent! :)" - Kathleen
“What a warm, welcoming place! The food was delicious. You made a very difficult day into a pleasant calming experience.” - Angie
“C'etait tres bien, merci .” - Tim
Friendly and courteous service. Delicious food. The filet mignon melted in our mouths. The nachos were the best I have ever eaten.” - Michael
“We were recommended your bistro and they were spot on! We will continue the cycle and recommend you, as well.” - Jay
“Always the best! Mandy and Phoebe – you create such a pleasant environment. We love our Friday night dinners!” -M & M
“Absolutely fabulous!” - Unknown
“Couldn’t be better.” - Larry & Wendy
“Excellent! Thank you. We love Phoebe and her food!” - Anne & Dave
"One of the best restaurants we have found in the whole state. Glad to live so close.” - Kelly
“Great dinner and music – Always enjoy it here. Can you come to Plattsburgh?” - Celia
“What a lovely surprise! A hidden treasure! Great meal; thank you.” - The Higgins
“Fantastic birthday brunch! Thank you so much for accommodating with our group size. Everyone loved the meal and wants to come back!” - Patti