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“Good beers, good food, and good view”

Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery
Ranked #1 of 110 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery combines a large casual restaurant and open air rooftop bier garten, with a small experimental nano-brewery, all located right on the Connecticut River in Vermont. We offer an "inspired pub fare" style menu, with everything from small bites for a few bucks to full entrees. Along with one, always changing unique craft beer of their own they offer dozens of guest craft beers on draft and specialty drinks, all in an amazing waterfront location. The unique round building has been restored into a beautiful fire-lit space with a contemporary and industrial vibe. Indoor and outdoor dining, perched above the river, alongside a steel bridge and nestled between the green mountains make the amazing location a "don't miss" on any visit through Vermont.
Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Local microbrews on tap.
Bartender pretty knowledgeable and always willing to give you a sample.
Menu with some nice pub food like maple bacon popcorn and really good dipping sauces for fries.
The view is gorgeous overlooks the Connecticut river.
Stop in for a beer and an app and you will be happy.
What is also nice is they donate to local causes with every drink order and they use local cheese and breads.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Awesome selection of rotating craft beers from around the country always results in an interesting drink selection. Looking forward to their own brewery being green-lighted to start making their own brews. The service is stable and attentive, so much better than the teeny-bopper staff that used to patrol this venue. The food is connected to local farms and prepared with care and attention to detail. The burgers are great, the Sirloin Tips are the bargain of the menu, and there are plenty of options.

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Thank selectorD
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

About 2 weeks ago we visited Brattleboro,VT and asked our inkeeper for dining recommendations. One of the places she mentioned is called Whetstone Station and it opened last Fall. It is owned by the same couple that ran the Forty Putney Road Bed & Breakfast.They had a following for their beer tasting at the B&B. I will post a review of thehighly recommended B&B soon.
The Whetstone Station is located in downtown Brattleboro nest to the railway station and on the banks of the Connecticut River. It has a great terrace overlooking the river and they have several pyramid shape gas heaters to warm you up when the temps are low.THe inside of the restaurant is quite spacious with a large bar and the dining floor is split in to two levels. The decor is simple with a large central natural stone fireplace and wooden tables and chairs. The is a small brewery inside that should be making three or four new beers by the time this review is posted. All the equipment was installed and ready to go. I think that they were waiting for the permitting process to be finalized.You can see that they want to cater to beer lovers/aficionados. They have a great selection of local craft beers and selected imports. I had a tall glass of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Pilsner (Maple Wheat) and it was wonderful.

This place gets very busy and crowded. The night we were there the town had one of their annual art walk events and the restaurant was full of people. The crowd was a mix of college age students, families with young kids and older couples. Our wait for a table was about 20 minutes, not bad. The parking lot is too small to support this size restaurant. I think they may have additional parking across from the railway station but I did not see a sign to that effect.

I ordered Tims's Awesome Burger as some of the ingredients included peanut butter and bacon. I was very curious about that combination! Well I can say that that burger was simply awesome as it's name implies. This burger is a taste voyage, it activates many different taste buds and the experience is very pleasant. Be aware that it packs a very high caloric content. Our table ordered two burgers, Station Fries with Parmesan Cheese, Porter Mac & Cheese and a Station Salad. All the orders were cooked properly and served at the right temperature.The Station Fries were excellent with the Parmesan cheese flavor. The tasty Mac & Cheese was made with penne pasta and a wonderful Vermont smoked porter-infused garlic cheese sauce. I recommend the Queso Borracho cheese with tortilla chips; it was very good.The only issue was the wait, the delivery was slow but I could understand the situation as they were very busy.They support many of the local farms and VT businnessess by using their beef, chickens and produce. I like that. Overall the food was of high quality and the prices were very rasonable.

For dessert we ordered a Warm Apple Crisp, a Flavor of the day Cheesecake and a Pint of Mousse Pour Deux. The Mousse had an exquisite and delicate chocolate flavor and the crust of the apple crisp was flaky and it was a great vehicle for the warm apples and the vainilla gelato. The cheesecake was very good too.

During the warmer weather months it would be a fine dining experience eating in the balcony overlooking the Connecticut River. This restaurant offers special activities like Trivia Night on Tuesdays, Community Pint Nights where they donate proceeds to local causes & non-profits. They also offer live music on mant evenings. I am pretty sure that the Whetstone Station will do very well with locals and out of satee visitors.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Love this place, with the fireplace and views of the Connecticut River. Their french fries are so yummy. They have a really good selection of draft beers, and you can get a small sample of one to try before you decide. The chicken sandwich is delicious. Staff is polite and efficient. Once the weather is warmer, their outdoor patio will open, overlooking the river.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I live in a near by town, so visit the Whetstone fairly often for lunch on weekends. Brattleboro has some unique, quality restaurants and this is our newest. The menu is nicely varied and the specials are truly special-- not the same old thing every week.

Try the cheddar soup and the apple risotto fritters. I recently had a poached pear and blue cheese salad with beets, arugula, and a beet vinaigrette. It was delightful. There is a hamburger with peanut butter added, which we have not tried, but reports from friends are that it is quite good and worth getting. Yeah, I know, sounds weird, but we'll try it soon!

We try different beers with each visit as the selection is huge and of high quality. Again, never had the same thing twice.

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Thank RatherBSailing
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