At 8:00PM my choices this past Sunday night were limited as it seems most everything in Barre or Montpelier close in time for Shameless on SHO or Girls on HBO so the choices were down to Applebee's in Berlin or to take a 15 minute drive to The Reservoir in Waterbury. I chose the latter and will be thinking about the Salmon I had for a very very long time.
I'm currently on a Paleo diet so need to limit bad carbs. Tonight my carbs were going to be craft beers thus, looking at the impressive menu, Like a deer in headlights the Salmon in Red Curry Sauce screamed eat me. Changing up the basmati rice for sauteed spinach was not an issue for Jessee who even asked me how I liked the salmon cooked. Truly professional.
He also helped me to select from the 38 Drafts, Being that I had to drive 15 miles back to the hotel after this I decided to try their sampler which includes 4 5oz pours for $6 which would be impossible to find back home. Most places do 4 smaller pours for $10. On tap is a great selection of drafts and at Jessee's suggestion tried the Hill Farmstead and Fiddlehead's both of which were awesome. The two I selected were good but the Hill farmstead is genius.
The salmon was perfectly prepared along with Spinach sauteed with garlic and Asparagus. This was the best and generally a healthier choice too. I have to say I was not only impressed with the service but the place is really nice with the bar smartly in the back so dinner patrons are segregated from the bar area so its actually a quieter place to have a great meal and head to the bar after dinner.
The area appears to have some other really nice looking restaurants including Prohibition Pig and a really nice main street. I will be returning and next time staying within much closer distance. I have to say thank you to both Jessee and to the rest of the staff (including the very cute waitresses) as I was eating late on a Sunday I had the honor of meeting.
In my opinion from someone who has been to many this is one of the best craft beer restaurants I have been to throughout the USA. It is the Hill Farmstead or Alchemist of the restaurant space.