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Hen of The Wood

92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1116
802-244-7300
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Ranked #1 of 33 restaurants in Waterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
NYC, NY
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Absolutely fabulous meal - all fresh ingredients, every single dish was spectacular. In fact, we think this was our best meal in the past couple of years -- including all the restaurants we have dined in NYC and our recent trip to Spain.

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South Central Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt, the BEST dining experience this trip. Small plates, large plates, cheese plates - we experienced the best location, best service and best flavor. I am speechless right now; sorry...

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Salem, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We arrived to Hen of The Wood at around 7:45pm on a Tuesday. After being told our wait would be about 45 minutes, because we didn't have a reservation, I began to have my own reservations about trying Hen of the Wood. Especially, since they were holding 6 empty tables inside the restaurant for people with expected reservations and for... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My words cannot match (or explain) the fabulosity of this restaurant. I will not attempt any statement about the joy of this well-run, wonderful feeling, and great food that I was party to at the Hen of The Wood. I will only offer this high recommendation to go, enjoy, and experience this great location (by a waterfall) in a historical... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We went here for our anniversary. We made the reservations online about a month in advance. I was even able to put a note about what sort of occasion it was and they wished us a happy anniversary when we arrived. We sat facing the waterfall that is beautifully lit at night. Amazing atmosphere and very romantic. The food is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We have been here many times and enjoyed the meals very much. After telling my sister-in-law how good it is we went. The surroundings are ok but dark. My brother-in-law couldn't read the menu! Asking the wait staff for a lite beer he got a CAN of Schlitz!! I was astounded and embarrassed. She ordered lamb, got two tiny chops.... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a first time visiting Hen of the Wood.We had heard great things about the restaurant and had read all the reviews. We knew you had to make reservations even on a Tuesday night. We actually drove over during the day to look at it and confirm the time from Stowe where we were staying. We were very impressed... More

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West Hartford, CT
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We dinned on a weekday. We found location of the restaurant was lovely. We sat on the edge of the dining room going out to the porch. It was very nice to have the breeze from the stream to thwart the heat of the kitchen. The place was busy, even do a Tuesday. I recommend making a reservation otherwise you'll... More

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Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We were wandering around Burlington on a sunny afternoon, and had just had a dozen overpriced oysters at the Ice House (17$/6). We decided to change venues, and ended up at the Hen of the Wood on Cherry Street. While the "buck a shuck" pulled us in, it was the ambiance, great service and curious menu items that kept us... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was one of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. Everything is farm fresh, seasonal and wonderfully prepared. Started with the seasonal snap peas then had the ricotta crepes for an entree. Drinks and desserts also wonderful! This place is expensive and well worth the price if you are looking for a special meal in a romantic and... More

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