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Hen of The Wood

92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
+1 802-244-7300
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“hanger steak” (49 reviews)
“rabbit” (32 reviews)
“halibut” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

In an old grist mill, by cascading waterfalls, is what many consider to be the best restaurant in Vermont. Enter the building and descend a flight of stairs into the 'cellar', surrounded by ancient field stone walls dotted with votive candles and windows overlooking the...More

Thank flwilber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded Lofty Ecpectations. Terrific Evening. Great Food. Attentive Service. Killer Setting & Venue. Fun Vibe.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our 29th anniversary at Hen of the Wood, Waterbury. This was our second time celebrating an anniversary at this location ... had to return after an amazing first-time experience . Alexis, our server, was very knowledgeable about the menu and local farm-to-table ingredients. The...More

Thank m483
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last evening we had one of the worst dining experiences ever. It took far too long for our meal to be served. The waiter was distracted, standing talking to other patrons. The gin martini came out wrong, the hanger steak was overcooked and the halibut...More

3  Thank Duponts4435
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Before I begin I must insist that this is a very painful review for me to write. Up until a few days ago, Hen of The Wood was one of my favorite restaurants in the world. I have been a fan since my father took...More

5  Thank DannyLLL88
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited here while visiting Vermont. The food was absolutely superb. You have a choice of small or large sharing dishes which can be shared or eaten conventionally as starters and main courses. Our favourites were the mushroom tagliatelle and the broccoli...More

Thank rovingrebel
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing meal of exciting and delicious dishes, we loved the small plates to share. Rabbit so succulent and swimming in spicy aioli, dainty steak tartare, mushrooms on toast (better than your mum even made!) and a flat iron steak that was as soft as...More

Thank Andy_and_Marc
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Staff told us our 9:30 reservation was not ready yet and directed us to wait near the bar. Summarily, four different tables were seated with people that arrived after or party. When we asked the status it was that our table was still being prepared....More

4  Thank David D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Interesting place located downstairs in old feed mill. Many photos online are of the creek behind but only 2-3 tables outside. Relatively dark inside but we had nice table for two that was near exterior door. Service was prompt and food excellent. One of us...More

Thank Funcruzer
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The food here is really delicious. Menu is pretty limited but everything they do make, they make well. However, the last two times I have gone here, I have been underwhelmed with service. In a state where you can find genuine hospitality everywhere you go...More

3  Thank amenakaye
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22 December 2016|
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Response from CathieS42 | Reviewed this property |
Some people dress in jeans, some dress up. Since this is a treat for us, we dress up a little :-)
Rosalie N
15 December 2016|
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Response from Sonny844 | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I both had wonderful meals when we were here in July. I had the Hanger steak and it was wonderful. I believe this was the daily special. I don't remember what my wife had but she loved it. Reservations are a... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from VTDaisyGirl | Property representative |
We do not. Dinner only, every night in Burlington, Tuesday thru Saturday in Waterbury.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7300
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