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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 an historic inn or luxury resort.

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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.
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

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

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

Seasonally rotating menus make dining at this charming inn a year-round delight

The Grafton Inn is known for its thoughtfully prepared foods, relying on the area’s terrific source of local ingredients and meats (including the Inn’s very own on-site vegetable garden). The award-winning, talented team of chefs find inspiration in seasonal tastes to create delicious menus full of hearty meals and weekly dining specials like Burger & Brew Nights. The inn’s bars are always stocked with a selection of Vermont spirits, craft beers, and the finest wines. Dining spaces include the casual Phelps Barn Pub, beautiful 1801 Tavern and Vermont-chic Pine Room Bar, plus seasonal outdoor seating in a Courtyard strung with bistro lights. Please check the inn's website for the most up-to-date hours (as well as for Vermont travel restrictions.
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

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. Bon appetit!
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

Fine food with a fabulous view available at this mountain inn’s restaurant, tavern

At the Mountain Top Inn & Resort, your meal comes with many things: attention to artful presentation, the use of fresh local ingredients, superior service – and an absolutely amazing setting. In the inn’s restaurant, floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the Green Mountains, the lake, woods and meadows. Enjoy your steak or salmon inside the newly designed restaurant, with its stone fireplace and locally made Hubbardton Forge lighting, or outside on the terrace. Enjoy an evening libation by the fire pit. Over at the tavern, a friendly atmosphere greets diners and guests in the mood for a a burger, truffle fries or fish and chips or just a local brew on tap, craft cocktail or selection from the extensive wine list.
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.