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Ranked #15 of 102 Restaurants in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $34
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mountain Road
Transit: Stowe Area Trolley, seasonal.
Description: Flannel is the signature restaurant at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, a AAA Four Diamond Resort. Set before alluring mountain views, the patio-style restaurant beckons with a striking atmosphere, an inviting open kitchen, and an innovative menu featuring chic country cuisine created from locally grown organic provisions. The restaurant is adjacent to the resort’s new outdoor swimming pools and al fresco lounge area. With 65 seats inside and another 75 on an expansive terrace, Flannel sets a welcoming scene for astute diners who appreciate casual yet creative cuisine. The open kitchen is a defining touch, creating a captivating scene of culinary sights and sizzles for diners savoring the bounty of organic farms from throughout the state. High coffered ceilings and a tamped-down color scheme round out a contemporary setting. We focus our expertise on presenting creative dishes that express Flannel's new food attitude: vibrant, delicious and satisfying.
Reviewed November 21, 2006

By far the best restaurant we ate at in Stowe, but outrageously expensive (like the rest of Topnotch). We also ate at Miguel's and Gracie's. Norma's is Topnotch's new restaurant, it looks it and feels it. It's got great atmosphere, the contemporary dining room is crescent shaped with a large glass wall facing the mountains on one side and an open kitchen on the other, diners sit between the two. The service was very attentive, but not intrusive, and the food was excellent. I chose a cheddar soup made with ale and a main course of king crab cake and salad. The soup arrived quickly enough and was sublime, just the right notes of cheese and ale in a rich creamy mix. A potato bread, hand made in nearby Moscow, was the perfect companion for the soup. Stellar combo. The crab plate came shortly after. A large crab cake, pan-fried, crispy on the outside, tender in, sitting on a Japanese inspired slaw with watercress salad on the side. The two salads, and two different dressings, complemented each other and the crab. The kids had hot dogs and fries (x2), also surprisingly well presented (great NY style fries), and my wife had the veggie burger which was somewhat disappointing since it fell apart midway (not recommended). The toll? $90.00 including tip, no alcohol. We were there during the off-season...

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Reviewed October 22, 2006

First, our meals were very good at Norma's and the service was good and pleasant.

Be prepared, however, that the restaurant is overpriced, particularly for Stowe. The prices at Norma's rivals Boston or New York prices and the restaurant would not be able to compete if it was in those markets.

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Reviewed July 16, 2006

We celebrated our anniversary at the new Norma's Restaurant at the Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe Vermont. The food was excellent. I had the tuna prepared 2 ways and my husband had the crab cakes. Atmosphere is very nice - lots of windows overlooking mountains (and their swimming pool) Outside dining available. Open kitchen, bar. Service was good although a little confusing and slow at first as multiple people tried to seat and wait on us and our waiter was very busy and all over the place but as the night went on, things greatly improved. Only problem I would say is they need better air conditioning - maybe it wasn't working well that night - our waiter was literally dripping in sweat and I am usually cold at restaurants - was very hot that night. For NYC prices one would expect NYC quality. They had only been open 2 weeks when we ate there and they said they were working out the kinks. I would definitely go back

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Reviewed October 2, 2017
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