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.

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Dining Room View - Mountain Top Inn - Chittenden, VT - Photo Credit Joanne Pearson & Fair Haven Photographs
Mountain Top Inn & Resort

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. 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.
Dining Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant Manchester Village Vermont
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

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!
Maple Kitchen Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort Brownsville Vermont
The Maple Kitchen at Mount Ascutney Resort

485 Hotel Road Brownsville, VT, 05037 Phone: 802-484-7711 Toll-Free: 866-591-0448

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).
Woodstock Inn & Resort Fine Dining Woodstock VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

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.
Fine Dining 500x250 - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
Grafton Inn

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.
Dining Room 500x250 - Castle Hill Resort - Proctorsville, VT
Castle Hill Resort

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.
Steak & Potatoes - Green Mountain Inn - Stowe VT
Green Mountain Inn

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

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.
Diningroom Rabbit Hill Inn Waterford Vermont
Rabbit Hill Inn

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, 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.
Fine Dining 500x250 - Echo Lake Inn - Ludlow, VT
Echo Lake Inn

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 Executive Chef Phil Lewis and his team. Nightly they attend to the details in their preparation of unique starters like bountiful soups, smoked trout, bacon-wrapped scallops and stuffed mushrooms. And take it up a notch with a variety of salads highlighting fresh local greens.
Employing only the freshest ingredients they’ve blended their locally-procured cuisine with well known global favorites to transform pasta, chicken, salmon, duck, pork chops, beef 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.