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Cliff House Restaurant

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5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
+1 802-253-3000
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cosy and nice lunch atop the gondola run. Good views of the valley and slopes - and easy to get to. A more special lunch place than the ones below in the valley and it feels like some of the loveli lunch places I visit while skiing in the alps. My only suggestion would be if one is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Stowe mountain resort, the restaurant is worth visiting just for the incredible view. Take the over easy gondola to the main gondola (need lift ticket) and up to the Cliff House. It closes at 2:30 so we visited around 12:40 for lunch. It was pretty crowded and we ended up waiting at least 45 minutes for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It's all about the location. I f you don't want to take a picnic up the gondola this is only restaurant at top of Stowe Resort. Limited menu : salad, soup, a sandwich or two , and a couple apps, and a dessert or two only things on menu for lunch, but what we had ( hummus plate, salad and... More 

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London, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Cliff House is best reached by gondola from the base of Stowe Mountain Resort. The ride is a little on the pricey side but once the summit is reached, well worth it. The mountain views breathtaking. Cliff House, part of the gondola station, has both inside dining area but if the weather is good, outside seating on the large... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Staying at the Stowe Mountain Lodge we took the "Over Easy" Gondolier to the main station where you purchased tickets to the top. If you are staying at the lodge be sure and tell them because you get a discount. We picked a perfect sunny day to see breathtaking views and have lunch on the deck. Food was ok and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If I could have my druthers of importance fulfilled at a scenic lookout point, those in the title of my review would be it - so a clear five stars for me for Stowe Lodge's Cliff House Restaurant. And the food, though not great, was plentiful and tasty and reasonably priced. To get polite, friendly, efficient service from the hostess... More 

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Somerville, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

There is one problem with this restaurant assuming you do not want to hike a few miles to get there. You have to take a gondola ride up to it. The cost for three people exceeded $80 ( anyone five or under is free so I did not have to pay for my son). That was before lunch. Once you... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The gondola ride up Mansfield and the views from the restaurant make the $$ worth it! The staff are friendly too!

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Davis, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

You can walk up the mountain or take the gondola. There is outdoor seating. The crab cake was really good but the fennel salad was nit etible because it was smoothered in dressing. The ginger carrot soup did not taste homemade as the ginger was bitter. The falfel was good. Service was just ok.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I have been up to the Cliff House a zillion times over the years and I still love the views no matter what the season. The only real issue is if you are not an annual pass holder you have to pay the $25 per person to get to the Cliff House. Once that trauma is over the views take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Stowe
  • Phone Number: +1 802-253-3000

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