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Hen of the Wood

55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
+1 802-540-0534
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (62 reviews)
“oysters” (110 reviews)
“mushroom tart” (68 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The chef clearly has tried to pay fastidious attention to everything here, from the food to the wine list to the service and the silver. Some works; some doesn't. Generally the food is great. The hanger steak was particularly delicious. The lamb sausage, however, was...More

Thank morr316
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recently was planning a trip to Burlington, Vermont. Two things I wanted to do was, stay on Lake Champlain and eat some local Vermont food. So I set out on this mission. Clearly nailing it I stayed right down the street at the Courtyard...More

1  Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh, to have a Hen of the Wood reservation in my calendar! My brother was coming into town and we wanted to take him some place special as a "thank you" and Hen of the Wood is really, really special. I have eaten here three...More

1  Thank LoriOnline
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered in late after a long ride looking for an impromptu date night dinner. And the stars aligned -- this is another of the high end restaurants where the starters shine more than the entrees, and the specials were even better than their menu...More

1  Thank Kate320
Reviewed 1 week ago

The steak was wonderful but the grilled lettuce really sold the dish. The waiter was informative and helpful. Exceptional desserts as well. A little pricey, but worth every penny. The casual atmosphere was refreshing paired with such find food. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Brian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had great expectations based on local recommendations, but were left a little bit disappointed. Our reservation was on a very hot Saturday night in July and the restaurant was very crowded and dimly lit (not sure if intentional due to the heat or just...More

Thank VTizhome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner of shared plates. The roasted chicken was the best I have had in a long time. Moist, tender and filled with flavor. We enjoyed the snap pea and beet sides. The beets were especially delicious. We also had the mushroom toast...More

2  Thank Paula H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a decent meal, however,certainly did not live up to the hype and the service was completely impersonal, cold, and a bit snooty...especially for a waiter who looked and smelled like he hadnt showered for a couple days.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First, if you don’t have reservations, and it’s a weekday (not Friday), stop in anyway, you might get a table or worst case you can have dinner at the bar. Tip - the bar opens at 4, and while menu items aren’t available until 5,...More

2  Thank TheTravelerBoston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No reservations but we were NOT treated like step children. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal. Great service provided by Matthew. Fun watching him mix drinks. A professional. At first glance, the menu looked a little too eclectic for my not so...More

3  Thank luvsummers
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July 14, 2017|
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Response from TravelWithRiley | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe so. The party next to me ordered a vegetarian plate and I overheard that they thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Carole T
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so given that reservations are hard to come by. To be honest, I'm not sure
June 12, 2016|
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Response from EllaK10 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely need reservations... but you should call & see if they can put you on a wait list or something because we had a reservation and I asked to move it up and they called and moved the time up - otherwise go on their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-540-0534
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