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Hen of The Wood

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92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
802 244 7300
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If it's on the menu, you need the fire roasted broccoli. As someone who eats a vegetarian diet 90% of the time, it was a perfectly balanced plate. My carnivore husband even loved it. This is a beautiful restaurant with a warm and cozy atmosphere near the lake. A must-do for visitors and special celebrations for locals!

Thank Jennie H
Breckenridge, Minnesota
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is classically full, so calling 3 days in advance allowed only an 8:30 reservation for us. With an open invite to cover any cancellations at an earlier time, we were pleased to have a Friday call for 7;30 instead. On arrival, the Host smiled and said one of the streamside tables was open (literally best view in the... More 

Thank Michael470
Waterbury, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is unique, savory and you talk about it for days after. The service is exceptional with very knowledgeable staff in every area. Be sure to check out the great view of the falls from the patio. Not to be missed.

Thank ParetteVT
Waterbury, Vermont
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hen of the Wood is our favorite restaurant. From the moment we walk in, we feel welcomed and special. The food is always amazing and creatively prepared with finesse. Don't forget to save room for dessert. It will be worth it! It's wonderful to know that we are also supporting a "farm to table" local gem. Long may you wave!

Thank btbarra03
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180 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, cozy, laid back vibe in an old mill building. The service was on point: attentive, but never overbearing. I loved the limited daily menu. So many things locally sourced! Incredible inspiration from seasonally available ingredients. Awesome array of local cheeses as well. And Heady Topper on draught. Very satisfying all around.

Thank ofglass
Lincoln, Nebraska
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ed's son and SO took us to Hen of the Wood as a special treat a few weeks ago. What a treat it was, both in the delicious food that is probably the best we've ever eaten, but also the ambiance that was a feast for the senses! We had the Zucchini Fritters, truly the best way ever to eat... More 

Thank Mary C
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not easy to get a reservation at Hen of The Wood but if you are going to be in the Stowe/Waterbury area make sure you do. The restaurant is located in the quaint lower level of a historic building. During the warm weather season they have a pretty outdoor spot in the garden. Service is exceptional. Not rushed and... More 

Thank ZIMBoston
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, however they do not deliver. All meals were alright but for the price should have been much better. They charged for bread which was fair. Local bread much better.

Thank Victor K
Glens Falls, New York
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s set the stage here. I wanted to go on a vacation. My SO didn’t want to take a lot of time off. I added the possibility of rare beer findings into the mix and miraculously I got compliance on a four day trip into Vermont. We decided to B&B hop, brewery hop and eat our way through Vermont...so that... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table for 5 at nine was a bit off schedule but our table provided us with a great view of the kitchen, river and ebbs and flows of the restaurant's pulse. Eric suggested a Hill Farstead IPA for me and L had a "Schlitz". Kit and Rosa had the Cosmopolitan. Lil enjoyed an alcohol free mojito. Appetizers of beet, grilled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 802 244 7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?