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Michael's on the Hill

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4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
+1 802-244-7476
17:30 - 21:00
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our daughter and her soon to be husband booked Michael's on the Hill for their post nuptial wedding celebration dinner. My husband and I went up in March from Boston for a trial run and were very impressed. Food and atmosphere are important to us and they did not disappoint and we were anxious to get back for the wedding... More 

Thank Deborah W
Stowe, Vermont
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was to die for and well worth the high price. Cocktails were done well. The mac and cheese fritter (chef's special) was superb, well cooked and well spiced. The calamari salad was excellent. The calamari was tender with a nice selection of lettuce, etc. My mushroom gnocchi was very tasty (although pricey). My wife's trout was crisp but... More 

Thank markleach1113
Burlington, Vermont
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289 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of those 'we really need to try' restaurants friends have raved about for years. But somewhat of a drive for us in Burlington. Wished we'd been a lot sooner. Staff delightful. (Don't expect advice on wine from waitresses though.) Food choices to please everyone. Ambience on the (enclosed) porch overlooking the fields and mountains perfect. Everything spotless. We all... More 

Thank TourMD
Stowe, VT
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food is very good, Seems like they didn't keep up with the times. the chef is great but dated for 2017 It seems like 2012

Thank McGinVT
Randolph Center, Vermont
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Michael's has been a fixture on the Central Vermont dining scene for years but I just went this past weekend for the first time. The entrees were excellent (I opted for the lobster, my wife went for beef tenderloin). We had the option of a la carte or prix fixe menus. There was a modest beer selection which featured most... More 

Thank Aldous802
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Michael's offers delicious food and a creative menu. The pork and beef entrees were expertly prepared. The service was great. The setting was comfortable and relaxing. There was a good choice of wine and cocktail selections.

Thank Dawn M
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Michael's on Route 100 has a very cozy layout and a warm staff -- really a pleasure to dine there. We recommend the mushroom tartine appetizer and particularly the beef tenderloin. The spaetzli and cheese was a little heavy and tedious. But overall, Michael's has a skillful kitchen that remains consistent with the chef's l'Espinasse background.

Thank ThreeInAPod
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We loved our dinner and the found the service, the food, and ambiance to be impeccable. The casual atmosphere and quiet setting was just what we needed after a truly busy day. A Wonderful setting in a beautiful farmhouse, atop a hill just north of Waterbury. Delicious meal, tasty appetizers, and it was well worth the trip from Burlington. Plan... More 

Thank Sarah S
Brookfield, Vermont
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Enjoying a meal at Michael's on the Hill is a special treat no matter how often you might visit. The food and the service are excellent and the atmosphere is quiet which makes table conversation a pleasant experience.

Thank Isabella3890
Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Local food, cooked with a skilled hand. We eat here often and the meal is delicious every time. Hearty and flavorful. Simple and sophisticated.

Thank ASchwitters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury Center
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7476
Michael's on the Hill is located within a circa 1820 farmhouse, picturesquely set on a hill, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. The restaurant can comfortably seat 84 guests, and has a full bar with a piano lounge and outside porch available for dining. We boast a large enclosed wrap-around porch dining room (with a view from each table) and a beautifully renovated barn room where guests may dine in luxury, all the while being reminded of the history of the barn.
Michael's on the Hill emits a sophisticated charm without the pretentious attitude so commonplace in a restaurant with fine food. We offer locally driven, innovative European cuisine and a welcoming, refined atmosphere. When it comes to elements as vital as flavor, taste and preparation, a great respect for the ingredients must exist. As we believe, a chef's ego should never outshine the true stars, the ingredients. Our dishes are innovative, flavorful and fresh, focusing on local ingredients, and created in a European style.
The evening always turns Michael's on the Hill into a romantic, warm, and festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy dinner expertly created by Chef/Owner Michael Kloeti. All dinners start with a warm, linen-wrapped sourdough baguette, sweet butter, and a bowl of marinated olives. Whether sitting near the fire, or on our grapevine-surrounded porch, guests are enveloped in a pleasing comfort, while enjoying the piano and personalized attention. Come for a visit, and allow us to share conversation, hospitality and a bit of home.

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