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Hen of The Wood

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92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
+1 802-244-7300
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This small restaurant is tucked away in the basement of an old granary. I appears access may be difficult for some. The menu is the surprise. It varies depending on local resources. The portions are not large. The flavor and texture is fantastic. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is romantic. The price put me over budget. I am not... More 

Thank napple01
North Bennington, Vermont
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to Hen of the Wood about a year ago, and it does not disappoint. Wines are lovely and reasonably priced. Food is of high quality and well prepared. Staff are friendly and helpful. Noise level allows for a quiet conversation. Setting is suitable for a business meeting or special occasion.

Thank Jennifer F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here with hubby for a special evening. Had to make reservation couple weeks in advance so definitely plan ahead. This is just a really special place and everything was amazing---food, service, ambiance. While serving incredible food and delivering a high end dining experience, at the same time this place feels down to earth and (dare I say) casual--not easy... More 

Thank MGJA625
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place for dinner. Food was delicious and excellent as was the service. Portions were well sized and food locally sourced. A real pleasure. Will be back.

Thank rxqueen7
Palmer, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I travel and eat in restaurants 5-6 times a week. Just had the best meal I've had in a long time. Thanks

Thank Larry A
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to splurge on our 5th anniversary dinner and go to Hen Of The Wood in Waterbury Vermont - widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world (and just 10 miles from our door). The restaurant is housed in an old mill building, with the original stone foundation visible. One of the things... More 

Thank John C
Middlesex, Vermont
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had the "Stick Season Special"....an offering that they have done for a number of years. A FANTASTIC value. Amazing Food, Impeccable Service and Ambiance.

Thank dal500
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Apologies for being late but had to just had to write this short review as this place left such a good memory. Dinner for two whilst holidaying in Vermont and this was certainly the most amazing dining experience among several that we enjoyed. The food was just delicious, the service managed to combine relaxed, friendly and professional whilst the atmosphere... More 

Thank Sheamus K
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Although we weren't able to get a reservation, we sat at the bar for oysters and wine, then were able to move to the dinner bar a while later. It was great fun to watch the matchless staff preparing and plating dinners. The whole experience was very enjoyable - from the excellent wine suggestion to accompany our raw oysters, to... More 

Thank Daveross59
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Our 5th time here and it never disappoints. Start with the Parker House rolls -- heaven. We had lots of small plates, as we usually do, and all were special. The room is beautiful and quiet, the service is attentive without being pushy. The bill was quite reasonable. We'll be back again and again.

Thank DavidinEssex

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?