Local Dining

Waitsfield, Warren & Montpelier
Restaurant Summary:
Summer and Fall 2015

The Common Man

German Flats Road – Tel. (802) 583-2800 – Reservations Required

Excellent locally owned restaurant in beautifully renovated barn, just 5 minutes from Tucker Hill.  Fine dining menu, casual dress.  Chef/Owner Adam Longworth built his credentials at the renowned Gotham Bar & Grill in NYC.   Open Thursday– Saturday with additional days during Holiday periods.  Call for detail.   Menu: www.commonmanrestaurant.com  This restaurant is NOT affiliated with the NH chain of similar name.

275 Main street at the pitcher Inn (WARREN)

Tel. (802) 496-6350 – Reservations Required

Renowned Relais & Chateaux property.  Lovely dining room, menu changes daily, farm fresh.  Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.  Closed Tuesdays.  Menu: www.pitcherinn.com/dining-wine  There is also a delightful bar known as “Tracks” on the lower level that serves lighter far.  Reservations also required.

Timbers at Sugarbush’s Lincoln Peak Resort

Tel. (802) 583-6800 – Reservations Required

Timbers is a modern “round barn” built into the base of the ski resort with panoramic views.   Varied menu with small, medium and large plates, local focus.  Open: always on weekends and usually 3 days midweek.  Menu and hours: www.sugarbush.com

Hen of the Wood

Waterbury – Tel. (802) 244-7300 – Reservations Required

Food & Wine Magazine’s Top 10 Newcomers.  Excellent.  Book at least 2 weeks ahead.  Open Mon-Sat. An easy 25 minute drive.  Menu and online reservations: www.henofthewood.com

American Flatbread

No Reservations but See Notes

Experience like no other.  100% local/organic produce.  The gardens offer fire pits and thought-provoking art.  Typical weekend wait-time 1-2 hours.  Open at 4.00 pm for “in-person” reservation requests.  Open Thursday – Sunday and everyday during Holiday periods.  Route 100 South – 5 minutes from Tucker Hill.  Menu: www.americanflatbread.com

Peasant restaurant

Tel (802) 496-6856 – Reservations Required

Lovely Italian style restaurant featuring simple dishes full of flavor.  Open Thursday – Monday.  Pretty location next to Waitsfield covered bridge.  Menu: www.peasantvt.com

HydeAway Inn

Tel (802) 496-2322 – Reservations Helpful

The locals’ hangout just 500 yards further along Route 17.  Country dining room, varied menu.   Excellent local press September 2013 for new menu featuring locally based dishes.    Open 7 days from 4 pm (Tavern) 5.30 pm Dinner.  Menu: www.hydeawayinn.com  Offers late night food Fridays and Saturdays

MAD RIVER BARN

Tel (802) 496-3310 – Reservations Dining Room only.

Casual “pub style” dining in Bar (indoor and outdoor seating) and Dining Room.  Extensive menu, great selection of beers.  Beautifully renovated, eclectic Barn.  Dining Room takes reservations, Pub/Bar walk ins.  Open 7 days  1.25 miles from the inn.  www.madriverbarn.com

PHANTOM

Tel (802) 496-6068 – Reservations Required

Opened Feb. 2015.  Casual pub and dining in modern eclectic setting.  Emphasis on local and seasonal food: menu changes weekly.  Really interesting combos, very flavorful.  Open Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays for brunch.  Mad River Green shopping center.  1.5 miles from the Inn.   www.phantomvt.com

THE ELUSIVE MOOSE

Tel (802) 496-6444 – Reservations Not Required

Lunch and dinner, Wednesday to Saturday with Brunch on Sunday.   Interesting flavorful menu and really tasty food.   On Route 100 just south of Waitsfield, close to American Flatbread.  Saturdays: Prime Rib Special.

Big Picture Theater & Café

No Reservations

Small restaurant, interesting local-themed menu.  Dinner & a movie offered as a Sunday evening package.  Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch.  and dinner:   Varied locally focussed dinner entrees.  On-site bakery – check out the Very Small Donuts!   www.bigpicturetheater.info

Mint

Tel (802) 496-5514 – Reservations Required

Vegetarian restaurant with great teas and lovely wine bar.  Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday.  Great reviews – liked by Vegans and Non-Vegans alike.   At Historic Bridge Street, in Waitsfield   www.mintvermont.com

Prohibition pig

Waterbury – No Reservations

Casual “pub style” dining.  Great locally focussed menu.  30+ microbrews including their own.  25 mins from Inn.  www.prohibitionpig.com

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

Waterbury – No Reservations

Casual “pub style” dining.  Extensive menu, great selection of beers.  25 minutes from Inn.  www.waterburyreservoir.com

Other Local Restaurants: 30-45 minutes from the Inn

Main Street Bar & Grill

Montpelier: 30 minutes – (802) 223-3188 – Reservations Recommended

Restaurant of New England Culinary Institute.  Great flavorful local food, excellent value.  Brunch on Sunday.  Closed Monday

Mary’s at the Inn at Baldwin Creek

Bristol: 30 minutes – (888) 424-2432 – Reservations Required

Focus on local and organic produce, nice drive and pleasant ambience.  Chef owned. Open Wed-Sun.

Bobcat Café & Brewery

Bristol: 35 minutes – (802) 453-3311 – Reservations Suggested

Quaint main street café with good local food – try to Vermont venison and chorizo meatloaf!  Open 7 days

Sarduccis

Montpelier: 30 minutes – (802) 223-0229 – Reservations After 2 pm on Day

Nice Italian restaurant overlooking the river.  Good reasonably priced menu.

J P Morgans Steakhouse

Montpelier: 30 minutes – (802) 223-5222 – Reservations Required

New York style steakhouse with extensive menu incl. seafood, good food, reasonably priced.  Good brunch on Sundays.

Michaels On the Hill

Waterbury (R100 North): 30 minutes – (802) 244-7476 – Reservations Required

Chef-owned, Award winning restaurant.  Locally driven, European style cuisine.
Menu: michaelsonthehill.com

 

TAKE-OUT

(Paper plates and utensils are available in our games room)

Mad Taco

Tel. (802) 496-3832

Great little hole in the wall.  Eat-in or take-out.  Huge selection of local microbrews on tap – open 7 days – 11 to 8 pm.

Pizza IN THE VALLEY

Tel. (802) 496-6111

On Route 100 in center of Waitsfield.  Eat in or take out.  Closed Tuesday

Buongiornos

Tel. (802) 496-6265

½ a mile from Tucker Hill Inn along Route 17.  Eat in or take-out.  Delivery Available.  Closed Tuesday