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Fine dining in Vermont means top-quality chefw using fresh, local ingredients

“Elegant” and “relaxed” can sum up Vermont and the fine dining you’ll discover in the Green Mountain State. Award-winning cuisines are everywhere in the state, ranging from contemporary American comfort foods to the Continental and global. In places like Burlington, Stowe, Woodstock, Stratton, Manchester, and outlying areas, creative chefs draw inspiration from the majestic surroundings and their seasonal ingredients from local purveyors. You’ll find the classics, and always something new. Choose the ambiance that suits you – by a lake, a snowy mountain or in a historic inn or luxury resort.

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2586 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Multi-award winning fine dining

The Reluctant Panther Restaurant has been called a "Foodie's Delight." Just mention the name, and gourmets throughout New England salivate in Pavlovian response. We feature contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. As often as possible, we purchase our ingredients from local farms and producers. As their bounty changes seasonally, so does our menu. We offer an extensive wine list that has been recognized by Wine Spectator multiple years. You'll enjoy spectacular views of our gardens and Mount Equinox while you dine. Our patio is open Memorial Day through Labor Day for outdoor dining in a less formal atmosphere and features a raw bar with oysters and sushi. Bon appetit!

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-234-8718

Fine and Casual Dining in the shadows of history

The historic Grafton Inn offers fine and casual dining in the most romantic of settings. Add to that a sensational wine list, special dining events, and membership in the Vermont Fresh Network, and you’ll discover a fabulous dining and beverage experience. Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast included in your stay. The Old Tavern restaurant offers candlelit ambiance and an imaginative focus on farm-to-table dining with entrees prepared in small batches to ensure the highest quality. All of the ingredients are sourced from local and sustainable purveyors throughout New England while the knowledgeable staff will explain ingredients and preparation methods and help you to explore the cuisine. Enjoy more casual dining, at Phelps Barn, the inn’s bar and pub.

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

Creative Cuisine On A Mountain Top

The Chefs at Mountain Top Inn & Resort draw inspiration from the spectacular surroundings and view. Always finding ways to creatively deliver the classics, or introduce you to something you’ve never had before, our menus are sure to tantalize your taste-buds and satisfy your belly! Serving Breakfast & Dinner in the Dining Room and Lunch & Dinner in the tavern, choose the ambiance that suits you. In summer months, enjoy every meal on the terrace. All of our dining areas offer unobstructed views of the mountains and lake. Come for a delicious meal, or spend the night. Looking for romance? Ask about our dinner & sleigh ride package! Our luxurious accommodations and wide variety of on-site activities – including a full service spa & salon - are sure to please. Dining reservations are recommended, please call 802.483.2311.

70 Essex Way Burlington (Essex), VT, 05452 Phone: 802-878-1100 Toll-Free: 800-727-4295

A True Recipe for Relaxation

Featuring locally-sourced ingredients and from the on-site organic garden, the menu at Junction takes a sophisticated approach to global and local contemporary cuisine. The fun and funky décor and open kitchen allow you unprecedented access to the Junction’s chefs. Menu changes daily to incorporate the freshest ingredients. Choose a three course, or five course chef’s tasting menu. Open for dinner, 5:30-8:30 every day. The Essex's own Chef Shawn Calley was just awarded 2015 'Chef of the Year' at the VTIC Hospitality Awards!

18 South Main Street Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7301 Toll-Free: 800-253-7302

Delicious Fare in the Green Mountain air

This celebrated Inn features two acclaimed restaurants offering the finest in food, wines and spirits. Dine casually for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch in the Whip Bar & Grill where Stowe's first liquor license was granted and where an impressive collection of antique buggy whips and a brass dumbwaiter enhance the furnishings. Considered Stowe's most popular gathering place, it offers flavorful food prepared with fresh ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. The Main Street Dining Room features a fireplace, hardwood floors, and a display of Walton Blodgett watercolor landscape paintings to create a special ambience with a classic Vermont feel. The emphasis is on quality food and fare served at hearty breakfasts and at holiday dinners, private events and gatherings.

48 Lower Waterford Road Lower Waterford, VT, 05848 Phone: 802-748-5168

A Vermont Restaurant Gem in a magnificent B&B

Dine fine on award-winning, seasonal cuisine in an intimate yet relaxed setting at one of Vermont’s best restaurants. Breakfasts are bountiful with fresh-baked treats, fruit, yogurt, homemade granola, and juices plus hot entrées to sustain you. From 2:00-5:00 PM delicate house-made pastries are served with your favorite cup of coffee, tea or lemonade at no extra charge. Dinner is often a work of art. The culinary team offers innovative cuisine that changes with the season and menus that employ classical and new age techniques. The finest locally sourced and out of region ingredients are used to ensure a memorable dining experience. Rabbit Hill Inn offers a full bar and a carefully selected wine list to complement our exquisite menu.

700 Trapp Hill Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-8511 Toll-Free: 800-826-7000

Fine European and American Fare on a scenic mountaintop

There’s the bounteous Vermont country breakfast. Throughout the day, there’s lots of fine food but no rush. Enjoy music and traditional and American fare in the Lounge. A deli/bakery has baked goods and lighter dishes, while a three mile trek on ski or snowshoes brings you to the Slayton Pasture Cabin, a roaring fireplace, homemade soups, sandwiches and hot chocolate. Dine by candlelight in the intimate setting of the wood paneled dining room and savor the award-winning wine list and outstanding table service. From sun up ‘til sun down the dining is fine with a perfect blend of seasonal European-inspired cuisine and fresh local ingredients, Be sure to experience the wine tastings, culinary lessons, and the tasty local version of an Austrian lager produced in the Lodge’s brewery since 2010.

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 800-448-7900

The Red Rooster

Our new AAA Four Diamond Award winning restaurant, The Red Rooster, captures the essence of Vermont in its delightful satisfying dishes and relaxed atmosphere. The Red Rooster is open for lunch and dinner with menus that draw from the best purveyors in New England, emphasizing fresh, local ingredients - including specialty cheeses, shellfish, and heirloom fruits and vegetables - that are perfectly prepared.

Junction of Routes 103 and 131 Proctorsville, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-226-7361 Toll-Free: 888-764-6836

The Flavors of Castle Hill

Executive Chef Alphonsus Harris overseas our gourmet restaurant in Ludlow, and we promise that your dining experience at Castle Hill will be a feast for the eyes as well as the palate! His French-influenced American cuisine will delight your taste buds for breakfast and dinner. Chef Harris focuses on using local, fresh produce and quality meats on the prix fixe, three-course dinner menu, which changes seasonally. While the food is the focal point, the Castle Hill’s Dining Room setting is also something to behold where the subtle chime of the grandfather clock, the opulent glow of the candle-lit wood-paneled dining room, and the understated music come together to create one of the most intimate and elegant settings in Ludlow, Vermont.

at Tyson, on Route 100, 2 Dublin Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-8602 Toll-Free: 800-356-6844

Gourmet and Bon Appetite say you’re in for a treat

Presidents and celebrated Americans have been coming to this tasteful Inn since 1840. The Echo Lake Inn is in the enviable position of employing the talents of Head Chef Chris Vincent and Chef Phil Lewis. Nightly they attend to the details in their preparation of unique starters like bountiful soups, smoked trout, and risotto, and take it up a notch with a variety of salads highlighting fresh local greens.
Employing only the freshest ingredients they’ve blended their New American Cuisine with well known global favorites to transform pasta, chicken, salmon, duck, pork tenderloin and veal, among other foods, into dining divine. Each night enjoy the opportunity to savor tastes featured in both Gourmet and Bon Appetite magazines in this charming setting in the Vermont’s central lakes district.

630 Main Street - Scenic Route 100 Weston, VT, 05161 Phone: 802-824-6789

A Green Mountain repast at an award winning B&B

Enjoy an unforgettable three course dinner in the dining room or on the flower filled deck and gazebo. Chef Craig Cornell combines fresh local ingredients plus seasonal flavors to create outstanding signature dishes and a menu that changes seasonally. The dining room has an attached cozy pub with fireplace, fully stocked bar, and French doors that open onto a spacious deck and gazebo for warm weather outdoor dining. In spring when the restaurant is closed the Inn will recommend local restaurants. Any time of year, relax in your room or in front of the fire and enjoy a specially prepared light supper. The Inn respects your dietary restrictions and requirements and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are always accommodated.

7 Woodward Road - Route 4 Mendon, VT, 05701 Phone: 802-775-2290 Toll-Free: 800-752-0571

“A Feast for the Senses” – The Boston Globe

Join us for dinner in our elegant but relaxed restaurant, and you’ll never want to leave. Our Chef de Cuisine Colin Arthur serves locally-inspired cuisine with an international flair; guest favorites include the Portuguese Steak with duck fat fries and a fried egg, or pan-seared scallops over risotto. Our excellent staff can recommend the perfect wine to accompany your meal from our well-stocked cellar, or choose one of many Vermont craft beers on tap or bottled. In the mood for something stronger? Our resident mixologist can fix you up a specialty cocktail featuring Vermont liquors such as our Maple Manhattan. Save room for dessert—people rave about the crème brûlée. Reservations recommended; ask our innkeepers about monthly wine dinners & other special events! Recently awarded 2015 'Restaurateurs of the Year' at the VTIC Hospitality Awards!