Local Dining

Waitsfield, Warren & Montpelier
“Dinner” Restaurant Summary:
Winter 2014/2015

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 new “round barn” built into the base of the ski resort with panoramic views.   Varied menu with small, medium and large plates, local focus.  Menu: 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


Tel (802) 496-6444 – Reservations Not Required

The Valley’s latest restaurant, opened Feb 2014.  Lunch and dinner, Tuesday to Sunday, as well as offering a mid afternoon grazing menu.  Interesting flavorful menu and really tasty food.   On Route 100 just south of Waitsfield, close to American Flatbread.  Saturdays: Prime Rib Special.

Ake’s Den

No Reservations

Open for lunch and dinner.  Another local hangout.  Famous for the Den Burger as well as use of local produce and breads.  Open 7 days

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


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.  www.mintvermont.com

The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room

Waterbury – No Reservations

Casual “pub style” dining.  Extensive menu, great selection of beers.  25 mins 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.  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


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

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



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

Mad Taco

Tel. (802) 496-3832

Newest valley restaurant – open 7 days – 11 to 8 pm.  Deliveries for orders over $40.


Tel. (802) 496-6111

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


Tel. (802) 496-6265

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