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.
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.
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.
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 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

A dining experience unlike any other at resort’s elegant, romantic restaurant

At the elegant Castle Hill Resort, dining is an experience not to be missed. The French-influenced prix fixe, three-course dinner menu is built around fresh produce and quality meats, changing with the seasons. You might start with steamed mussels or lobster bisque, then feast on grilled filet mignon or cider-glazed cedar-plank Faroe Island salmon, finishing with a homemade selection from the dessert menu. And the restaurant’s atmosphere, with candle light glowing in a wood-paneled room, the subtle chime of a grandfather clock and soft music in the background, just adds to the pleasure and the feel of an intimate dining experience. There is a Gourmet Getaway Package combining lodging and dining, and the restaurant offers a private dining room for groups of up to 12 people.

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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!
Summer Dining View - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

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

Enjoy delicious dining while looking out over mountains and meadows

It really does seem like the world is your oyster when you dine at the restaurant or tavern at the Mountain Top Resort, set high atop a mountain on 700 acres of woods and meadows. The setting at the newly designed restaurant and the cozy tavern is unrivaled, with sweeping views of the mountains and lake, seen when you dine inside by floor-to-ceiling windows or outside on a summer patio. And the menus are equally impressive, with artfully crafted cuisine, favoring local produce and products, prepared and delivered by experienced staff. The wine list is extensive, with a dozen Vermont craft beers also on tap. Enjoy seafood and steaks in the restaurant, pub fare in the tavern, or a cocktail by the fire pit.