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“Great Chef in a beautiful location, but NOT accessible.”
Review of Hen of The Wood

Hen of The Wood
Ranked #3 of 38 Restaurants in Waterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed May 19, 2010

In a former grist mill, rolling stream right by restaurant. You can watch the Chefs cooking. Top dollar. A "carafe" of wine is a NORMAL glass. Food outstanding.

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1  Thank rustysan
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

I was really looking forward to trying this place - as I've heard/read great reviews about this restaurant. From the moment we walked in, the service was IMPECCABLE! Truly one of the best we've experienced in a long time. The server was extremely attentive and thoughtful but not overbearing. However, was soon disappointed when the food came out. It was not cooked to perfection and was extremely under season for the most part. I was really hoping that this place would soon be one of my faves.

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1  Thank DLB1504
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Reviewed February 14, 2010

One of the best restaurants in New England. Check out the reviews in the Boston Globe and NY Times. Fresh food prepared perfectly with a menu that changes daily. Small place, very picturesque especially if the season allows you to go out back to the waterfall. Make reservations will in advance. Ambiance is laid-back VT.

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Reviewed November 8, 2009

Hen of the Wood is the most delicious experience I've had in a long time. Not only do the staff take excellent care of you, but the food is amazing. I've been to Hen of the Wood about 10 times in the last year and have never been disappointed! It's a culinary delight that everyone should experience. Also I'd like to point out that many other restaurants are at the same cost, but no where near the same quality!

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2  Thank Mllehayes
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

Food was quite good and not overpriced for quality of ingredients and preparation. The room was really cozy and personally- I like the open kitchen and the glimpse into the careful attention focused on every prep. Frankly- I was even impressed with the superb training of the staff.. It seemed each waiter was willing and able to take dishes from the salad prep station- and finish them just a bit- with a cloth wipe or a dusting of chives/ cheese- whatever-just take make it perfect before presentation. The fals off the back window are amazing and i highly recommend the spot. Not for kids.... and not if you want to pinch pennies- but its really not expensive for what you got... Oh- as an alternative- The alchemist in town- a brewpub- has great food at a easier price point. Try their mussels. Both were great..... Pub more kid friendly....

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2  Thank armitage11
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