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“great place for dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flannel

Flannel
4000 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 (Formerly Norma's at Topnotch Resort & Spa)
802-253-6445
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Ranked #14 of 78 Restaurants in Stowe
Price range: $8 - $34
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mountain Road
Transit: Stowe Area Trolley, seasonal.
Description: Flannel is the signature restaurant at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, a AAA Four Diamond Resort. Set before alluring mountain views, the patio-style restaurant beckons with a striking atmosphere, an inviting open kitchen, and an innovative menu featuring chic country cuisine created from locally grown organic provisions. The restaurant is adjacent to the resort’s new outdoor swimming pools and al fresco lounge area. With 65 seats inside and another 75 on an expansive terrace, Flannel sets a welcoming scene for astute diners who appreciate casual yet creative cuisine. The open kitchen is a defining touch, creating a captivating scene of culinary sights and sizzles for diners savoring the bounty of organic farms from throughout the state. High coffered ceilings and a tamped-down color scheme round out a contemporary setting. We focus our expertise on presenting creative dishes that express Flannel's new food attitude: vibrant, delicious and satisfying.
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“great place for dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great value for the location and quality. Started at the bar while we waited for our table. You'll definitely need a reservation. The space is surprisingly small, considering all the raving reviews Norma's has. Mary, the bartender, is amazing. I can't wait to go back just to see her. She couldn't not be more friendly and accommodating. I recommend ordering a Blueberry "Marnini" and asking her how it got it's name. We started with one of their seasonal cheeses and the shrimp dumplings (Mary's recommendation). I had the Salmon and my partner had the Rib-eye. All 4 were excellent. The service was ok. Our server (I don't recall his name) seemed more interested in the larger party next to us, than our small party of two. Luckily for Norma's, they have Mary, because she truly makes the experience all worth it, even with our mediocre service (I think it was only our server who was not on his "A" game).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stowe, Vermont
1 review
“Always consistent and wonderful service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

I eat at Norma's any chance I get. Try the shrimp dumplings!

The service is impeccable and interior is very classy. In the summer you can order food and drinks by the pool.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Gnocchi appetizer was EXCELLENT!!!, Pork was extremely large and had good flavor. Duck was not so good, skin not cripsy as noted in menu. Dessert was good. Service was very good. There during winter carnival and there was a GREAT ice scultpure outside the restaurant

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Underhill, Vermont
1 review
“Can't Wait to Go Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Just over looking at all the ice sculptures and decided to stop for a drink and a late lunch. Everything was so delightful. We felt like we were the most important people in there. The drinks, appetizer, and meals were just phenomenal!!! Our server was so sweet and very attentive. Thanks for a wonderful ending to a beautiful day!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can't decide what's better the food or the service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Our server Ryan was by far the most professional staff member I've encountered at a restaurant he was knowledgable and helpful and has a skill set above most restaurant employees. The food speaks for itself. It's most impressive how they incorporate local seasonal ingredients into their menu and might I add they are part of Vermont's fresh network. I will absolutely will be returning to top notch and I truely hope Ryan W is still employed here when we return. Thankyou top notch!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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