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

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2568 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Award-winning restaurant features gourmet cuisine served in casual but elegant atmosphere

The lovely location, world-class service, the creative menu: Come see why guests rave about their dining experience at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant. The restaurant features contemporary American cooking in a relaxed yet elegantly upscale atmosphere. The seasonal menus showcase local produce, meats, cheese and other products. You might start with lobster and brie fondue, moving to grilled local filet mignon. In addition to the comfortable main dining room, there is al fresco dining in season on the covered terrace, with views of the gardens and Mt. Equinox. (The restaurant has multiple Wine Spectator awards for its wine list). Ask about the Vermont Epicurean Experience, which includes lodging, dinner, as well as wine and cheese in your room.
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

Sophisticated dining atmosphere combined with artfully presented gourmet cuisine

A diverse, beautifully crafted menu and sophisticated surroundings combine to provide guests at the Castle Hill Resort and Spa’s restaurant an unforgettable dining experience. The French-influenced American cuisine offered in a prix fixe, three-course seasonal gourmet meal might include steamed Prince Edward Island mussels, New England lobster bisque, beef Wellington or slow-roasted rack of lamb. The restaurant features local, fresh produce, quality meats and freshly made desserts. And the room they are served in is a true wonder, with the opulent glow of candles against wood paneling, the quiet chime of a grandfather clock and understated music in the background. It’s an intimate, elegant atmosphere in which to enjoy a carefully prepared and presented meal. Ask about the resort’s gourmet getaway package.

Visit our sister property - The Pointe Hotel
Red Rooster New - Woodstock Inn & Resort - Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-6671 Toll-Free: 888-471-4021

The finest dining in Vermont to be found at this elegant resort’s award-winning restaurant

A lovely, scenic setting and menus that draw from the finest purveyors in the region: That is fine dining in Vermont, and that is what guests are delighted to discover at the Red Rooster at the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Seasonal menus prepared by an award-winning culinary team include specialty cheeses, beef, heirloom fruits and vegetables and other fresh offerings from local purveyors. Enjoy a bountiful buffet for breakfast, superb burgers \for lunch and dinner entrees from pan-seared salmon to steak au poivre and seafood stew. And don’t leave your candlelit table without sampling dessert, including Vermont maple cake and housemade ice creams and sorbets. Seasonal, show-stopping meals are also served at the inn’s Red Barns at Kelly Way Gardens and the Fairway Grill.
Dining Room - Rabbit Hill Inn - Waterford, VT
Rabbit Hill Inn

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

A Vermont Restaurant Gem in a magnificent B&B

Soft music, flickering candles, attentive wait staff: Those are all features of the AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant at Rabbit Hill Inn, one of Vermont’s best dining establishments. And that’s before you get to the food. Morning meals at the bed-and-breakfast inn are bountiful: begin with homemade baked goods and granola, fresh fruits and yogurts. Then choose from two tempting and creative hot entrees. But dinner is a true work of art, featuring innovative menus based on seasonal and local ingredients – summer fare includes 72-hour beef short rib and Moroccan spiced monkfish – presented artistically. The restaurant also offers a carefully selected wine list. For those craving a craft beer, the Irish-style Snooty Fox Pub is ready to serve. Current menu is available on website. Rated #39 of the Top 100 Hotels Worldwide, #3 in the USA, and #1 in the Northeast by Travel & Leisure, July 2020.
Seared Scallops - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
The Grafton Inn

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

Farm-to-table dining at its finest in this lovely inn’s three different dining spaces

Sumptuous seasonal menus plated to perfection served in charming indoor and outdoor surroundings: That is dining at its finest, and it’s what you’ll find at the Grafton Inn’s casual dining spaces. Originally a carriage house for guests, the Phelps Barn Pub honors its past with hearty, thoughtfully prepared foods that use locally sourced ingredients, sometimes from the inn’s own garden. The hayloft has been renovated into an elevated seating area, and in the warmer months, diners enjoy the Vermont air in the Outdoor Courtyards. In the Main Inn, the inviting 1801 Tavern serves the same farm-to-table menu, which changes with the seasons. The tavern’s Pine Room Bar, with a welcoming fireplace, offers Vermont craft beers, quality wines and specialty cocktails.
Summer Dining View - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

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

Dine at this mountain resort and enjoy both breathtaking views and delicious cuisine

At the Mountain Top Restaurant, there is the happiest of competitions for lucky diners between the artfully crafted cuisine and the spectacular views of mountains and lakes through floor-to-ceiling windows and, in season, on welcoming patios. Or, opt for a cozy table by the fireplace or comfy armchair seating in the alcove, particularly cheery in the winter. Menus are seasonal and feature local produce and products. Start with a plate of local cheeses, then enjoy pan-seared salmon, beef Wellington or pork tenderloin. The wine list is extensive, and there’s a vast spirits section and local brews. There’s also a cozy tavern serving pub fare, seasonal cocktails and a variety of craft brews on tap. End your active resort evening dining on the terrace by the fire pit.