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Hen of the Wood

55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
+1 802-540-0534
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (68 reviews)
“oysters” (117 reviews)
“mushroom tart” (69 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Dinner at Hen in the Woods was not at the level I expected for the reputation. Everything was fine but nothing was memorable. My $35 piece of fish was the smallest serving I've ever had in a restaurant, I would call it a small plate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ArtLovingFoodie
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Sit at the kitchen counter -- watch really talented and well trained chefs prepare food that is intoxicating. The Parker House buns with the salted butter.. we could have stopped there and called the dinner a sublime experience. Fortunately, we persevered and shared the duck...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Husband had researched carefully where to eat whilst staying two nights in town. Travelling from the U.K. you are reliant on often unreliable review websites but our excitement built when we arrived and everyone raved about this place. We were lucky to be looked after...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarcB194
Reviewed 21 September 2018

When Hen of the Wood first came to Burlington our excitement could not be contained, however, over the last year and half of so the menu has gone from creative to predictable. The pricing used to be a good value, especially for creative entrees, however...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank johnchimp
Reviewed 16 September 2018

It was enjoyable, but noisy. I did the oysters and the fried rabbit. Both were prepared well. The oysters were the perfect bland of salty-sweet. My wife's salad are nondescript.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WanderingParsifal
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The service and ambiance we recently experienced at Hen Of The Wood were nothing short of outstanding, however the food was extraordinary. The Rabbit Liver Pâté had a mild, yet succulent taste and was especially creamy to the tongue. Accompanied with wood grilled toast, whole...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We selected this restaurant for our only meal in Burlington because of its high ratings but I wasn't impressed. The main dishes on the menu are so unusual and outside my comfort zone (hake, rabbit, lamb, duck) that I ordered from the appetizer menu instead....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had checked the menu for this place earlier but we decided to go elsewhere for diner. We stopped back later for an after dinner drink (because we liked the vibe) and were seated in the bar next to a young woman eating alone. She...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank RicknAnn_1928
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

In Burlington for business and we found this place on a whim the first night. Oysters are out of this world and the Ribeye was fantastic. Ask for a horseradish sauce and the chef won’t disappoint! It was so good, we came back for night...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 25gregt
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Came here last yr same time on biz never stopped thinking about how Great it was. Back tonight and loving every delicious bite. The hen of the woods toast with thick home smoked bacon and poached egg could put me into a food coma

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank fposener
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23 October 2018|
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Response from harters | Reviewed this property |
This is a high end restaurant and I would doubt if dogs, other than assist dogs, would be permitted. At least, I'd like to hope that that's the case. There are some places where it's OK for dogs to be - this just isnt one... More
14 July 2017|
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Response from TravelWithRiley | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe so. The party next to me ordered a vegetarian plate and I overheard that they thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
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27 August 2016|
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Response from michaelsS9221MZ | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so given that reservations are hard to come by. To be honest, I'm not sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-540-0534
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