Waitsfield, Warren & Montpelier
“Dinner” Restaurant Summary:
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 until Sept 20th then Tuesday to Saturday through fall season. 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
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. Route 100 South – 5 minutes from Tucker Hill. Menu: www.americanflatbread.com
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
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
THE ELUSIVE MOOSE
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.
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
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.
(Paper plates and utensils are available in our games room)
Tel. (802) 496-3832
Newest valley restaurant – open 7 days – 11 to 8 pm. Deliveries for orders over $40.
Pizza IN THE VALLEY
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