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“Whetstone Restaurant”

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 October 16, 2013

We took our son back to Landmark College after the long weekend. We had been to Whetstone's end of the summer, and it was where our boy wanted to dine last night. Our first experience was nice, so we returned. We were able to sit outside overlooking the bridge and the water. It was so nice! And, the food was very good. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the ambience sitting outside...We are looking forward to our next visit there!

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Thank JoanBlousteinHoffman
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Doing a bit of research for places to eat in/around Brattleboro, I ended up reading about this place and became really excited. Great reviews, a great list of beers and tempting food? We decided we had to go to Whetstone. My husband and I visited on the 13th of this month, first checking it out and deciding it was way too busy. We ended up coming back several hours later. We were told that it would be a 45 minute wait; it ended up being closer to an hour, but that was not a problem for us at all. We walked up the street and hung out at the co-op for a while. We went back, were seated and waited for a solid 15 minutes before someone said, "I'll be with you in a moment". Someone else ended up coming over to start taking our drink orders and while this was going on, the server who had initially stopped by came over. The two servers awkwardly babbled for several minutes in front us over who should be serving our table and there was a joking dig of, "I'm taking your next big party table". As the two walked away, however, we could still hear them talking about who should get the table. It was just strange, uncomfortable behaviour to witness. My husband I were just sort of sitting there, not knowing what to do, or say. Our server was clearly uneducated about their beers (unfortunate, as they are a brewery as well/hubby is a brewer himself and pretty enthusiastic about the offerings of the craft beer world). My husband asked what something on the menu meant and our server told him, "It means that we can do a short pour that beer... but who the hell wants a short pour?" My husband was a bit taken aback, as he did, infact, want a short pour (a pretty smart option when you're drinking high alcohol beers, no?) The beer was delicious (I had Wolaver's Brown Ale & hubby had Sixpoint's Spice of Life to start, followed by another equally as delicious beer)... but it took so long to get each drink. My husband and I were literally watching our beers up at the bar, losing their head, with our server no where to be seen. That was bothersome. The food was good, but 'just good'. I had the Porter Mac & Cheese and my husband had the Brewer's burger. Normal eats as far as taste. The starter that we had was really, really good though (duck nachos). I would definitely consider returning, but I don't feel as though my 'expectations' were met.

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3  Thank MaBoogins
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TimBrady, Owner at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Sorry about your experience Columbus Day weekend - that was your servers final shift with us. We have high standards for service that were clearly not met during your visit. We hope you'll come on back and let us show you what a genuine Whetstone experience looks like.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is an average food and beverage venue with decent service.If you are looking for a beer and bar food venue you will not be disappointed. What makes this operation better than most is the fantastic view of the Connecticut River.You are literally at water's edge. The views across the river are unspoiled wilderness. Foliage season must provide a spectacular panorama.

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Thank peterStratfordCt
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stopped by the Whetstone Station when they first opened. There was no beer garden, no outside seating and no brewery. They did have a great view of the river, wonderful food, a cheerful staff and a delightful selection of craft brews from other places. We loved it! When we went back the next year, in the winter, the brewery was still being built and the outside was covered in snow. They still had a great view of the river, a cheerful staff, a delightful selection of craft brews and a roaring fire. Today, and a year or so later, everything was up and running. Outside seating, rooftop beer garden, a selection on tap from their now fully operational nano brewery and all the rest. We picked the upstairs beer garden, drank in the view of the fall foliage as well as a couple of delightful pints of their own beer, feasted on duck nachos and a prime burger and decided, this place just keeps getting better. We wonder what next year will bring. Check out their web site for current menus and beer listings. The beer prices are about the best anywhere. Oh, one last thing, the parking at the station itself can be tight and there is public parking directly across the street.

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Thank Turnturn02159
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The dining room is great with the see through fireplace and pleasant seating. The roof is awesome, my favorite place for a beer, right on the Connecticut River. Try Tim's burger with bacon and peanut butter!

Thank yobenjames
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