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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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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Hen of the Wood is easily my current favorite restaurant. I love the food in Chicago where I live, but this is bar none, the best combination of food, service and ambiance, located in a historic mill in Waterbury. The room is small, and rustic so do call for reservations and note they are closed Sunday & Monday per their... More 

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198 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We recently visited Hen of the Wood for our anniversary dinner (although I was a bit surprised they didn't mention our anniversaryafter I had left a note about it with our reservation). It had been about a year since our last visit, and probably our fifth visit in the past few years. Although the food quality was very good (we... More 

1 Thank TravelLikeaLocalVT
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I often rate according to how well a place met my expectations based on what it is. Well, this went very far above. If goat cheese dumplings are on the menu in any form, get them! The atmosphere is magical. If warm enough, it would have been nice to sit on the patio.

Thank Philly_opinion
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

I met a rep for the nearby Caledonia Distillery who said it was worth stopping in Waterbury to go to Hen of The Woods, so I did. The space is rustic elegance: stone walls, wooden beams, heavy wood tables, soft linen drapes, and a terrace overlooking a babbling brook complete with water fall. You get the picture: quintessential Vermont. Farm... More 

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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Waterbury happened to be convenient at dinnertime one evening during a week of leaf-peeping around northern Vermont, and we were very pleased to snag a reservation at this highly-rated restaurant on short notice (a couple days). Dinners earlier in the week had been a bit uneven in terms of quality, so we hoped that Hen of the Wood would live... More 

Thank Steve7P
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Hen of the Woods is a very popular, busy restaurant with a well-deserved reputation for marvelous food and excellent service. They emphasize foods sourced locally, including some wonderful cheeses. Plan ahead and book a table.

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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

This restaurant raises the bar for fine dining in Burlington. The city has many places for families & students, but always lacked enough special places. The menu is unlike any other, the wait staff knowledgeable & attentive, the wine list has some great suggestions and the atmosphere warm & relaxing. This restaurant is a must if you love new food... More 

Thank Irishmom4
Jacksonville, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The food was incredible - service was impeccable. The restaurant was simply charming. Can't wait to visit again.

Thank DeboraClaire
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014

On the way back from Quebec we went our of our way to visit Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, VT., since the last time we were there a few years ago and it was great. One of the dishes we were looking forward to was the goat's milk gnocchi. Unfortunately, they seem to have changed the dish. Last time... More 

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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

We saw advertisements for this place --- so can imagine our disappointment when we arrived and learned reservations are needed --- two to three weeks in advance!!!! If they are going to advertise --- they should clearly state "reservations only". Never heard of a restaurant advertised only to not be served at all!

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?