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About Us

Owners – Dina & Henry Bronson

Dina, Louis & Henry Bronson

Dina, Louis & Henry Bronson

Bistro Henry is the story of Henry and Dina Bronson, who have put their talents together for the second time in Manchester, Vermont. They met in the kitchens of Manhattan’s finest restaurants and brought their dream to Vermont in 1988, when they opened Dina’s. After four successful years, their search for greener pastures and desire to spend more time with their infant daughter, Talia, brought them to the decision to close Dina’s in October 1992.

As fortune would have it, rather than reopen Dina’s, in 1993 they found the perfect spot for Bistro Henry—a restaurant for today.

Drawing on nearly 20 years experience (including 1½ years living and eating in France) Henry has put together a new steak and seafood menu with favorites for carnivores, ichthyophages and gourmands alike.

Dina makes incredible custom cakes, collaborates on the menu, expertly guides the service staff and creates the exquisite desserts – including the finest Crème Brulée anywhere.

Chris Kleeman

Chris Kleeman Playing Guitar

Chris Kleeman

Chris is our Wine Director Emeritus, and has been aiding and abetting the evolution of our Wine Lists since 1996.  With his excellent palate, kick ass guitar playing skills and cellarmaster experience, Mr. Kleeman’s guidance will continue to influence our wine selections and ensure that the beverage part of our hospitality lives up to its billing. He can be found on Mondays during ski season ripping a mountain to shreds with his boss, Henry.

OpenTable Winner 2014 Diners' Choice Award

Since 1995