We had several delicious meals at the very reasonably priced 158 Main during our recent stay at Smuggler's Notch (about 5 miles away). Our first experience involved walking in to the bakery section for little munchies. We were looking for sandwich rolls, which they didn't have, but they had many loaves of freshly baked bread sitting out on the counter waiting for the dinner crowd. The smell was divine. We bought some maple creme brulee desserts "to go" and saved them for later, promising we'd be back another night for dinner.
Two nights later, we returned for the aforementioned dinner. We go there just as a party of several dozen people was being seated. To the credit of the wait staff, they made sure our order went in promptly and we experienced no delay whatsoever. My husband ordered a spicy Japanese-influenced soba noodle and meat dish that he liked very much, and I ordered a crusted fish dish that came with the most delicious sauce (I can't remember the details). Our toddler got a plate of creamy homemade macaroni and cheese that was so good that we all nibbled at it. We got more take-out maple creme brulees for dessert (even at family-friendly restaurants, which this was, complete with available toys to play with, a several course dinner is sometimes too much to ask of a little one, so we often choose to eat dessert later).
158 Main is open for three meals a day, so we decided to have a breakfast there before our trip was over. The breakfast menu was so large and varied that it was difficult to decide, but eventually my husband settled on eggs Florentine, and I got a skillet dish with eggs, hash browns, sausage, cheese, and veggies. We also shared a side order of pancakes. Apart from having too much food (which we expected and happily took home in a doggie bag), everything was great! 158 Main focuses on fresh, local ingredients, and the quality and taste shows through. Most dinner entrées are in the $12 to $18 range, and breakfast entrées were between $5 and $10.
A chalkboard hanging over the bakery listed a few evening events, such as a coffeehouse and musical guests upstairs on certain evenings, but none were listed for the slightly off-season week that we were there.