My wife and I were planning a weekend "get-away" to the Stowe area and made reservations based on TripAdvisor reviews. Not only was the location beautiful (right beside a waterfall), the service was impeccable. We had a carafe of Hen of the Wood labeled Pinot Noir, that was a nice understated floral bouquet and a perfect pairing for the appetizers and dinner selections. The smoked blue fish was great, but the fried oysters (clean and not greasy at all) were superb as appetizers. For dinner we had hanger steak which was great, but the other dish was rabbit on top of goat's milk dumplings. WOW......absolutely unforgettable. The sauces on both dishes were superb, but the duck was one of the absolute best dishes I have ever had...... Dessert was the chocolate mousse with creame brulee with a scoop of lavander ice cream. Again....WOW.
To top it off, the owner chef took a second from his cooking to thank us for coming to his restaurant.
It was a perfect evening....the staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and attentive.
To sum it up....the smoked blue fish and the steak were very good, but the oysters and the rabbit were outstanding.The sauces on all dishes were to die for.
I would almost say this place is worth the trip from Newport RI, just to go to dinner.