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Hen of The Wood


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Rabbit Liver Pate
maple bacon jam, grilled bread & whole grain mustard
Radicchio & Apples
buttermilk, hazelnuts & blue cheese
Crispy Oysters
aioli, fried lemon & parsley
Hen Of The Woods Mushrooms
poached farm egg, house bacon & grilled bread
Grilled Whole Day-boat Calamari
salt cod, smoked chilies
Duck Sausage & Local Cornmeal Polenta
sunny-side-up duck egg
Winter Squash Fritters
dragonfly sugarworks maple
Chioggia Beets
basil, pine nuts & local chèvre
Local Vegetable ‘giardiniera’
crispy prosciutto
Goat’s Milk Gnocchi
romanesca cauliflower, preserved tomato & pine nuts
Day-boat Gloucester Cod
heirloom beans, braised fennel & cipolini onions
Smoked Hanger Steak
kale gratin, red wine & jasper hill blue
La Belle Farm Duck Breast
buttered celery root & carnival squash
Pumpkin Polenta
New Potatoes
tarragon aioli
Cider Glazed Gilfeather Turnips
Spring Brook Farm ‘tarentaise’
reading, vermont raw cow’s milk, semi-firm, smooth and nutty
Consider Bardwell ‘pawlet’
west pawlet, vermont raw jersey cow milk, complex, creamy & bright
Blue Ledge Farm ‘lake’s Edge’
salisbury, vermont raw goat’s milk, mold-ripened, tart & creamy
Champlain Creamery ‘triple’
vergennes, vt soft-ripened, pasteurized cow’s milk: smooth & rich with a tangy finish.
Jasper Hill Farm ‘bayley Hazen’
greensboro, vermont raw ayrshire cow’s milk, rich, dry & crumbly
Cabot ‘clothbound’ Cheddar
greensboro, vermont raw cow’s milk cheddar, rich & dry
West River ‘middletown Tomme’
londonderry, vermont raw cow’s milk, natural rind, smooth, savoury & grassy
Von Trapp Farmstead ‘oma’
waitsfield, vermont raw cow milk, thick creamy washed rind with a pungent, earthy aroma, and a full, tangy flavor
Cobb Hill Farm ‘ascutney Mountain'
hartland, vermont raw jersey cow’s milk; sweet & nutty, similar to comté or gruyere
Sage Farm ‘sterling’
stowe, vermont french valencay style, sweet and fresh tasting with a light vegetable ash coating
Apple Tart Tatin
vanilla ice cream
Chocolate – Peppermint Layer Cake
peppermint stick ice cream
Cookie Plate
chocolate chip, cranberry macaron, turbinado shortbread, gingerbread man
Nightly Ice Creams & Sorbets
three scoops
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful environs, amidst the rocks and trees and waterfall. Truly exceptional food - a place where you eat every last morsel on your plate. The Parker House rolls are buttery and flaky. Appetizers included calamari - huge portion - and a burrata and tomato that...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank VictoriaZ519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group was looking for a night out at an exceptional restaurant and we were blown away by Hen of the Wood. The atmosphere was high end, the servers informative and knowledgable, and the food simply cannot be described well enough to highlight its quality....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Michelle H
Reviewed July 7, 2019

This establishment is an absolute gem... great service, excellent ambiance, exceptional food. This was an extremely memorable dining experience for me and my wife. The craft cocktails are delicious. The wine list is well curated. The local cheese selection was fantastic. I highly recommend the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Timothy F
Reviewed June 29, 2019

Well did I feel silly when I found out that "Hen of the Wood" was their mushroom and not a type of chicken! Yet I was so blown away by their food and service, and such a romantic local spot that I didn't mind finding...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank CezWho
Reviewed June 19, 2019

My wife and I were looking forward to eat at HoTW on her birthday evening while visiting Stowe and it's surrounding. We found that the overall experience was memorable. A misty weather, quiet remote location, old mills walls and atmosphere. This was kind of a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Stephane M
Reviewed June 17, 2019

We enjoyed our dinner at Hen of The Wood. The back corner side-by-side table was excellent and the service was excellent (except our server forgot the cheese we ordered!) The hanger steak and scallops were outstanding and the wine we had was delicious. Highly recommended...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mark P
Reviewed May 27, 2019 via mobile

We did a 6:30 dinner at Hen of the Wood on a Saturday (reservations a must, due to limited seating). We enjoyed a leisurely dinner; did not feel rushed to turn the table. Exceptional food (local cuisine) and service. Ambiance inside is dark stone and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dwr56
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

After coming up to the Stowe area for 20+ years, we finally ate at the Hen of the Wood. Really good dinner - a rather eclectic menu so picky eaters beware.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank rickr939
Reviewed March 5, 2019

A very warm atmosphere with excellent service and food. Generous drinks and carefully prepared food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank j9kan
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

We celebrated a special birthday at this lovely spot and could not have been happier with our choice to dine here. A perfect blending of Vermont rustic charm and elegant cuisine. Exceptional service and innovative food. I can't wait to return. Highly recommended for everything...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 21, 2016|
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Response from CathieS42 | Reviewed this property |
Some people dress in jeans, some dress up. Since this is a treat for us, we dress up a little :-)
Rosalie N
December 14, 2016|
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Response from Sonny844 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I both had wonderful meals when we were here in July. I had the Hanger steak and it was wonderful. I believe this was the daily special. I don't remember what my wife had but she loved it. Reservations are a... More
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