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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

because the restaurant got such good reviews, and hence I was a bit disappointed. The ambience is nice. It is in the basement of an old mill. Very dark. Not for those who have trouble with stairs. Extensive wine and beer list. Also many cheese plates. Entrees are very limited. Everything is a la carte, including the rolls. Food was... More 

Thank MikefromKentucky
Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Were on waiting list for 2 weeks! Suddenly the call for Friday 21st. G/F was talking about Hen of the Wood for 3 years. Coming from Montréal and with well rated restaurants, let's say that the evening met all expectations of an excellent meal. Ambiance was also very good.

Thank Abarbeau
Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After anticipating a wonderful meal at Hen of the Wood it was frankly quite disappointing. The atmosphere was better than the food. Everything was very salty and over priced.

Thank Scotty21663
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hen is one of our favorite restaurants. One must plan ahead, as they are always busy. We had a wonderful meal, pate, steak tartare, a fabulous stuffed chicken breast and pork loin. The service is always professional and courteous and friendly. My husband particularly enjoyed the house wine with his meal.

Candia, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First, Hen of The Woods is beautiful. The atmosphere is inviting and elegant in an approachable way. The staff was exceptional, and clearly proud of their establishment, as they should be. The food was fabulous, creative and out of the ordinary., A welcome nod to the farm to table vibe, whereas local sourced items get dressed up for an above... More 

Thank Collgoss522
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Run to this place if you are in the area! I live in Chicago and this is the first time in ~5 years that my husband and I were WOW'd by a meal and where I have been inspired to try and re-create a portion of our meal. The setting is perfect "New England" and the service is outstanding. We... More 

Thank Stacy B
Windsor, Vermont
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been twice and both times the meals, service and drinks were awesome! They have Heady Topper - get it if you can! - and a great view of the little falls out back. It is a funky set up and you MUST have reservations.

Thank Sadiehope7
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the recommendation of our hosts and we're lucky to get a reservation by all accounts. (Has apparently gotten some rave reviews recently). Beautiful décor, lovely atmosphere, attentive staff. Large wine menu. Food options varied and delicious. A bit cold, although A/C was off.

Thank Docsology
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most surprising , unusual restaurant..... very gourmet, but something for everyone with their evolving eclectic menu-yum. Ambience was so relaxing and romantic, low lighting and impeccable service. We had Tim S. as our server-couldn't have been more professional and attentive-no rushing! Loved everything about it.

Thank Deb L
Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unique place with a great atmosphere! Great service and very good food. A short but powerful menu with good variety of meats, vegetable dishes and very original desserts. Waitresses were very kind and helpful, always paying attention to your needs. Definitely a must place to eat in Waterbury either inside the old house or outside in the terrace by the... More 

Thank Rafael P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?