Our experience at Harriman's was over the top! EVERYTHING was absolutely perfect. As it is a ski lodge, there were a lot of children in the restaurant, but it was still able to maintain a fine dining atmosphere without being stuffy. The service was excellent.
Most importantly, the food was out of this world. We eat out at fine establishments quite frequently, and this was some of the best food we've had. Chef Mike has exceptional talent and the place is blessed to have him on board. (He is new to the restaurant since an unfavorable review from the past. Nothing about our experience was like theirs.)
We started with a great bottle of wine. ( They have an extensive list with quite a few upscale choices.) We then had some of the best shrimp ever. The quality of the shrimp itself was very high. It had some cheese, was wrapped in high quality bacon, and served on some light sauces that ended up a bread dip when the shrimp was done because we couldn't let it go to waste. When the kids saw our reaction to the shrimp, they wanted some too, so we ended up ordering a second helping.
We also had the Vermont cheese plate, which had superb artisian cheeses as well as interesting sides such as apple butter, and fresh VT honeycomb, and a mixed nut blend.
In addition to these appetizers we had the curried chicken wings. They too were excellent and even the kids loved them.
Finally, we moved on to salads. Again, out of this world. I don't even LIKE salad, but these sounded so great, I had to try. We had the mache salad which had some type of red pepper sauce on it, and grilled romaine with roasted corn, parmesan, and croutons. We ate every bite.
We were too full for entrees, so we are coming back in two days to experience that part of the menu.
We had to finish with dessert, though, and had an incredible trio of creme brulees.
In addition to the exceptional nature of his food, Chef Mike also took the time to help with gluten-free choices for my son. There were a large number of items on the full menu that were safe, including all of the food mentioned in this review. Chef Mike came out first to consult with us and later to be sure everything was as we desired.
If you love great food, this is well worth the visit. If we lived in VT, we would be regulars here. Since we don't, it is enough to make Mt. Snow our destination of choice for future ski vacations.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.