Vermont Dining Reviews
Vermont dining reviews offer information, insight, and inspiration on where to enjoy your next delectable meal at any of the many restaurants in Vermont! Is your culinary weakness for fine dining, casual restaurants, old-fashioned diners or an eclectic menu and atmosphere? On Vermont.com you'll find the latest in Vermont dining by regions, find great specials and more!
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Rutland's new barbecue restaurant started low and slow - By Alice LevittMama's Heart Rutland's new barbecue restaurant started low and slow By Alice Levitt, Seven Days [03.28.12] Tropical Storm Irene is responsible for many a heartwarming restaurant rebirth story.
Harpoon! - by John SemivanHarpoon! A wonderful beer? Of course. An old whaling lance like those from the hunt for Moby Dick, the eponymous leviathan of America's epic? Perhaps. Harpooning on a Nantucket whaler was how Ishmael began his great adventure, once quitting "old Manhatto.
Locavores the World Over - by John SemivanParis! Vermont! What does an urban mecca and a rural beacon have in common? Locavore food and community. For all their dedication to locally produced foods, locavores are internationalists. A contradiction? Hardly.
Taste of Burlington - The Right Recipe for the Perfect Evening! - by Adam KoffmanAs soon as we pulled up to the parking lot at Taste of Burlington, I knew we were in for a special evening. It was one of those days that you wait for all summer to enjoy, and the best part was that it was still May! With perfect temperatures, bluebird skies and a nice cooling breeze, I couldn’t imagine a better start to my dining experience.
Norma's Restaurant at Topnotch Resort in Stowe - Great Service, Extraordinary View, and Even Better Food! - by Andrew RothbergAfter five years of searching for the BEST restaurant in the state, I finally found it. From the cocktails to the food, the service to the scenery,Norma's Restaurant at Topnotch Resort and Spa will exceed your expectations.
Leunig's Bistro - The Panache of Paris and the Value of Vermont - by Andrew RothbergIf you are looking for authentic French cuisine and do not want to spend thousands of dollars on airfare - Leunig's is your best bet! When taking your first step into Leunig's Bistro from Church Street, you feel as though you have suddenly been transported into a stunning cafe in Paris.
Inn at Weston - FINE DINING - by Mark & Sandra KoffmanLiving in Vermont, contrary to popular belief, does not make one immune to being rushed. In the past year, I have driven past the Inn at Weston, probably 100 times, and thought, "The new owners have put up a green house.
The Stowehof Inn and Resort - BREATH-TAKING - by Mark & Sandra KoffmanFrom the moment you see the white maple trees supporting the entrance way to The Stowehof Inn and Resort, the magic begins. When you walk into the lobby and see yet another white maple, this one inside the building, you're transformed.
The Landgrove Inn - THE REST IS HISTORY - by Sandra KoffmanTom Checchia spent an evening drinking aquavit with his friend, Carl, who worked at The Landgrove Inn - and still does, on occasion! Worried that the Inn, which was for sale, might be bought by someone he wouldn't like, Carl planted the idea in Tom's head that he should buy it.
ANGUS GETS A MOAN!I had the most amazing experience in Stowe recently. After phoning in our reservation to the Blue Moon Cafe, we travelled from the Commodores Inn into Stowe village and parked on School St. Our table awaited us upon our arrival, and I was glad I'd called ahead as the restaurant was almost full, surprising because it was supposed to be "off-season" up in Stowe! The interior of the Blue Moon was both romantic and entertaining (especially the ceiling puppets), a magical setting for a dinner for two.
STRATTON'S NEWEST ...Verde, Stratton Mountain's newest restaurant, is the answer. It really doesn't matter what the question is. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated yet subtle decor or you want food that is so beautifully presented that you are almost reluctant to eat it you've found the right place.
SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF JAPAN!Just outside of Springfield in Chester, VT, a warm and inviting atmosphere awaits you at the Old Town Farm Inn.It's always nice to walk into a place where the owners are immediately appreciative of their patrons.
WONDERFUL CULINARY EXPERIENCE!Middletown Road in South Londonderry is one of those beautiful country roads that you may never think to go down. Even if you have taken that road you may not have noticed the charming, 200 year old farm house behind a white picket fence just a few hundred feet from Route 100.
WARM AND FRIENDLYLocated on Route 100, midway between Weston and Londonderry, you'll find a delightful refuge. Kraig and Dorenna Hart brought years of professional experience with them when they purchased the Frog's Leap Inn.
THE FIRESIDE RESTAURANTThere's a lot to be excited about at Bolton Valley Resort and it's not just that this is one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. The food service in Bolton's restaurants has been totally revamped.
MR. PICKWICK'SMr. Pickwick's at Ye Olde England Inne in Stowe, Vermont flies in the face of this conventional wisdom. The eclectic menu features English classics like Beef Wellington, Steak and Kidney Pie, Fish and Chips; a wide variety of game dishes including Vermont Venison, Pheasant, Quail , Boar, Bison, and Ostrich; and vegetarian dishes like Black Bean Wraps, Grilled Portabella Burgers, tofu, and pasta.
MANCHESTERPanda Garden at Highridge Plaza in Manchester is not a place you're going to find just driving by, which is probably why there have been two other restaurants there in the past few years. I went to one of its predecessors one time, and never went back.
BANKOK BISTROOn a recent visit to Burlington, I headed to Church Street, as I often do, for a late dinner. I walked down the stairs of one of my favorite restaurants only to be told, "Sorry, we just quit serving dinner.
BOY WHAT AN INDULGENCEOn a recent dreary, foggy, night, we limped along Route 4 barely able to read the road signs. Running late because of the traffic and fog, we finally found the sign for the Vermont Inn. We had called to let them know we were running late.
I'M DEFINITELY A FAN ...Picture yourself in a lovely Greek Revival Mansion built in 1848, in the quaint Vermont town of Arlington, fire crackling in the fire place. Your significant other is to your right. Romantic, right? Now, you and your significant other have just had a "disagreement".
LIFE IS SHORT-CHOOSE DESSERT!In a sense, Butler's Restaurant is a gourmet laboratory. It's one of the restaurants where students from NECI, New England Culinary Institute, perfect their skills in the culinary arts. The menu changes daily and entrees include an appetizer as well as dessert so the students really have an opportunity to wow you.
THE WHIP BAR AND GRILLThe Whip Bar and Grill, located in The Green Mountain Inn in Stowe, will appeal to just about every member of your party. We visited recently on such an exquisite summer evening that we by-passed the dining room, with its gentlemen's club ambiance and open kitchen, and dined on the patio by the heated pool which is open year round.
A TASTE OF CIVILIZATIONI can only imagine what traveling in Vermont was like two hundred years ago. However, after spending an hour waiting on a dusty back road in the late June sun for AAA to come repair a flat tire, then traveling about 10 miles on a dirt road with a "spare" tire that had so many caution labels on it I wondered if we'd be better off walking, I know how relieved I was to be able to stop for the night.
AND THEN THERE'S MINDY!THE CASTLESometimes, the stars are aligned just right and you enjoy a dining experience that is the perfect blend of atmosphere, fine food, and quality service. Such was the occasion on a beautiful, clear, starry night, the kind for which Vermont is famous, when we made the trip to The Castle in Proctorsville, just three miles southeast of Ludlow.
THE WAIT IS OVERThey say that "good things come to those who wait". Well, those of us who live in the Londonderry area have been waiting long enough. Max Turner, formerly of the Inn at Weston, had an idea. Open a “family" restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have good food at reasonable prices.
THE BEST TABLE IN VERMONTI overheard someone describe the Gazebo at the Inn at Weston as "the best table in Vermont." Already being a big fan of the Inn at Weston, it wasn't too hard to convince me to check it out.
A PERFECT DINING EXPERIENCE!Everything that makes Vermont Special!The Inn's wonderful mix of old and new is as inviting as the warm greetings from Innkeepers, Jane & David Sandelman. This beautifully restored 1792 Inn, with it's old wooden beams, white table cloths, candle light, smiling faces and beautiful photographs, offered a relaxed, casual elegance that made us feel at home and comfortable.
A WONDERFUL DINING EXPERIENCEOff the beaten path and full of rich history, The Wilburton Inn is a step into the cultural arts. As my companions and I drove up the long driveway to the inn, our eyes were amazed at the scenery. Rolling meadows against high mountains, we knew this was just the beginning of our dining experience.
A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCELast month, after living in Vermont for 15 years, I stopped in White River Junction for the first time. I’ve driven past it numerous times on my way from here to there, but never had a reason to stop.
ROWELL'S INN - THE HOT SPOTGuests have been coming to the Rowell’s Inn along Route 11, "Simonsville Road", for over 180 years. Located in Andover, between Chester and Londonderry, this Greek Revival Inn is filled with antiques, memorabilia, and history.
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