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Hen of The Wood

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92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
802 244 7300
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, wine selection and service. A special night out while skiing or hiking in the area. My husband and I have been twice and will return for sure.

Thank taraztravels
Boston, MA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many restaurants tout farm to table as a buzzword nowadays, but Hen of the Woods is the real deal. They pioneered this concept and truly marry the finest ingredients with creative preparation. The location in the mill is simply quaint and beautiful. I love the candles in the original stone walls. This is a special place to visit again and... More 

Thank Wooderson007
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic historic building that contains fantastic food. Indoor and outdoor seating is available that both allow beautiful views of a waterfall. Food was great. Nice variety's of beer and wine. Save room for dessert.

Thank FrequentTraveler501
Burlington, Vermont
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here with friends on a Friday night. Figured on a busy night they would try to move you along and get you out the door....that is not at all the feeling. We were immediately greeted and seated.....we were there to celebrate my wife's birthday and they immediately recognized her... and there was a nice handwritten card on the table... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been reading about Hen in the Wood for years, and finally made it to the original location in Waterbury this week. Outstanding in every way! Loved the vibe in this intimate, below-ground setting -- the gorgeous stone wall set with little tea candles and the beautiful "starry, starry night" pottery votives, and the view of the kitchen from... More 

Thank Mcallanan2
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Waterbury on business and thought I would look for the top rated TripAdvisor restaurant. Hen of the Wood was packed even on a July Tuesday evening. Reservations are recommended. As a solo I did get a seat inside at a table for two. I saw many couples and small groups enjoying their evening. I enjoyed my visit... More 

Thank Dave D
Woodstock, Vermont
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266 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we had a birthday treat and booked a night away and dinner. All the dishes were great with the exception of my pork loin, the sauce and sausage in the dish got 10/10 but the two slabs of pork were really boring and unexciting. The dish was not bad, simply very disappointing. However the starter of ham cooked slowly... More 

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New Jersey
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant during our annual trip to Stowe Superb location, ambience, design Good, friendly service Food at least when we were there very mediocre at best Duck breast tasted like a rubber and was grossly undercooked, hanger stake overdone, and rabbit dish so tasteless. I suspect that chef was off that day ? It is really a shame because... More 

Thank alexshulman
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85 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this quaint restaurant in early July with my husband who is a craft beer enthusiast. The atmosphere, from the moment we walked in, was welcoming and warm on a rainy night. The staff was extremely professional and the food and drink was excellent. Don't miss the heirloom tomatoes. Highly recommended...

Thank ReneeRejean
Burlington, Vermont
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When things are clicking , this is better than just Vermont has to offer--it is charming , cozy, authentic farm-to-table country dining at its best and on par with the best examples of this genre. We've probably been a dozen times over the past 5 or 6 years. There have been a couple visits when things were slightly off (over-salting,... More 

Thank Kurt D

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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
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 802 244 7300

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Burlington, Vermont
Waterville, Quebec, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?