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Hen of the Wood


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We were "walk in's" and were immediately seated facing the cooking area (it was early - around 5:30 PM). The menu is eclectic and the hanger steak entree I had was phenomenal. It's a more expensive than average dinner location but was also the best...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank robertpF6882HZ
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The chef clearly has tried to pay fastidious attention to everything here, from the food to the wine list to the service and the silver. Some works; some doesn't. Generally the food is great. The hanger steak was particularly delicious. The lamb sausage, however, was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank morr316
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I recently was planning a trip to Burlington, Vermont. Two things I wanted to do was, stay on Lake Champlain and eat some local Vermont food. So I set out on this mission. Clearly nailing it I stayed right down the street at the Courtyard...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Oh, to have a Hen of the Wood reservation in my calendar! My brother was coming into town and we wanted to take him some place special as a "thank you" and Hen of the Wood is really, really special. I have eaten here three...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank LoriOnline
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We wandered in late after a long ride looking for an impromptu date night dinner. And the stars aligned -- this is another of the high end restaurants where the starters shine more than the entrees, and the specials were even better than their menu...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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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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