1792 Quechee Main St., Quechee VT 05059, 802-295-6077, www.theparkerhouseinn.com
We'd been somewhat disappointed with the atmosphere, service and food of our first dinner in Vermont at the Barnard Inn so we hoped for better on our second night in nearby Quechee. And we were initially impressed with our choice. The Parker House is quaint and romantic and we were nicely greeted and given a comfortable table near the fireplace.
The service was also attentive and efficient but, unfortunately, the food didn't match the service. We began with the goat cheese tart, something we're almost guaranteed to order when it appears on a menu, but this one was a little burned and we were disappointed. The duck breast entree was good but the steak was chewy and almost inedible. We didn't sent it back...but we should have.
Overall, the Parker House has potential but the kitchen needs a lot of work.