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“Must Try!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Michael's on the Hill

Michael's on the Hill
4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
+1 802-244-7476
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Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Michael's on the Hill is located within a circa 1820 farmhouse, picturesquely set on a hill, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. The restaurant can comfortably seat 84 guests, and has a full bar with a piano lounge and outside porch available for dining. We boast a large enclosed wrap-around porch dining room (with a view from each table) and a beautifully renovated barn room where guests may dine in luxury, all the while being reminded of the history of the barn. Michael's on the Hill emits a sophisticated charm without the pretentious attitude so commonplace in a restaurant with fine food. We offer locally driven, innovative European cuisine and a welcoming, refined atmosphere. When it comes to elements as vital as flavor, taste and preparation, a great respect for the ingredients must exist. As we believe, a chef's ego should never outshine the true stars, the ingredients. Our dishes are innovative, flavorful and fresh, focusing on local ingredients, and created in a European style. The evening always turns Michael's on the Hill into a romantic, warm, and festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy dinner expertly created by Chef/Owner Michael Kloeti. All dinners start with a warm, linen-wrapped sourdough baguette, sweet butter, and a bowl of marinated olives. Whether sitting near the fire, or on our grapevine-surrounded porch, guests are enveloped in a pleasing comfort, while enjoying the piano and personalized attention. Come for a visit, and allow us to share conversation, hospitality and a bit of home.
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
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“Must Try!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place outside of Stowe Village is fabulous! Terrific food, friendly
staff, and great views!! On route 100 on the way to Stowe!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Boynton Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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“Wonderful Wedding Night Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had a very romantic dinner at Michel's on the Hill after our wedding day. The staff was very attentave and made sure that we were very well taken care of. They have a large and impressive selection of wine available. We would not hesitate to return for another meal!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LA
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“25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We dined at Michaels on The Hill in Stowe this past October with two other couples, all celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. It was a truly memorable experience. Situated in an old barn, the restaurant has an old world charm with modern flair. The service was terrific, helpful and never rushed us even when we probably "overstayed our welcome" closing up the restaurant. The food, however, was the standout. I wanted to savor every dish and couldn't point to one being better than another. They were all distinct and delicious! No, i take that back. The minute I got home, I wrote Michael's, asking for their Tagine recipe. It was exceptional. I am hoping to replicate it as we live in California and probably won't make it back to Michael's for a while. when in Stowe, VT, make sure to pay Michael's a visit. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 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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Worcester VT
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“My birtthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Among the finest restaurants we've eaten at. It's not cheap and we usually go here about once a year for a special occasion.

They treat you well. The portions are decent. The atmosphere is quiet & romantic if that's what you're looking for.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The Difference is Passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at Michael's on the last night of Stowe Restaurant Week, an annual event in these parts that celebrates our outstanding dining options (you can find out more about it at www.gostowe.com). Michael's is a little bit outside of Stowe proper, but it is still regarded as one of the best, if not the best, restaurant around. You can actually taste the difference when you dine at a chef owned restaurant . Everything from the service, the atmosphere, to the fare was outstanding. A should not miss when in the Stowe area.

  • Visited October 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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