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 an historic inn
or luxury resort
18 South Main Street
Stowe, VT, 05672
Delicious Fare in the Green Mountain air
Fine dining in a casual atmosphere is the hallmark of The Whip Bar and Grill at the Green Mountain Inn. Relying on Vermont products and fresh ingredients from local farmers, the restaurant’s dinner menu ranges from Angus Steak to the popular Green Mountain Turkey Dinner. Breads and desserts (check out the decadent Sac de Bon Bon) are homemade. And don’t forget lunch (Maple Buffalo Wings) and Sunday brunch (Eggs Oscar with crabcakes) – or visiting the bar for a local microbrew on tap. In the inn’s Main Street Dining Room, there’s a definite homey vibe, with its fireplace, hardwood floors and antique dumbwaiter. The restaurant offers up hearty breakfasts (ask for the homemade oatmeal bread) as well as afternoon tea and cookies.
485 Hotel Road
Brownsville, VT, 05037
A True Taste of Vermont
The Maple Kitchen, located at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort in Brownsville, Vermont, offers local, farm-to-table dining in a mountainside setting. Experience a true taste of Vermont in appetizers like Maple Spiced Popcorn or Cheddar Cheese-stuffed Tater Tots or signature dishes such as Smoked Maple Plank Salmon and Cider Glazed Maplewood Smoked Ribs. The experience continues with dessert items like Fried Dough with a bourbon maple cream dipping sauce. From berries picked by local growers, meats and cheeses procured from the Green Mountain Smokehouse to spirits made from local distillers, we are deeply connected to the community to provide an authentic Vermont culinary experience. The Maple Kitchen is open to the public Thursday through Monday from 5 to 9 PM. Book a minimum two-night stay at the resort and receive a $25 resort credit for each night of your stay. (Click the package link above or call 866-591-0448 and mention promo code IKREC).
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT, 05091
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.
630 Main Street - Scenic Route 100
Weston, VT, 05161
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.
48 Lower Waterford Road
Lower Waterford, VT, 05848
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, homemade granola plus hot entrées to sustain you. From 2-5: PM delicate house-made pastries are served with your favorite cup of coffee, tea or lemonade. 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. Rated #30 of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide, #6 in the USA, and #2 in the Northeast by Travel & Leisure, July 2017.
92 Main Street
Grafton, VT, 05146
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.
39 West Road
Manchester Village, VT, 05254
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!
195 Mountain Top Road
Chittenden, VT, 05737
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. 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.
Junction of Routes 103 and 131
Proctorsville, VT, 05149
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
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.