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Hen of The Wood

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92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
+1 802-244-7300
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to splurge on our 5th anniversary dinner and go to Hen Of The Wood in Waterbury Vermont - widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the world (and just 10 miles from our door). The restaurant is housed in an old mill building, with the original stone foundation visible. One of the things... More 

Thank John C
Middlesex, Vermont
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the "Stick Season Special"....an offering that they have done for a number of years. A FANTASTIC value. Amazing Food, Impeccable Service and Ambiance.

Thank dal500
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apologies for being late but had to just had to write this short review as this place left such a good memory. Dinner for two whilst holidaying in Vermont and this was certainly the most amazing dining experience among several that we enjoyed. The food was just delicious, the service managed to combine relaxed, friendly and professional whilst the atmosphere... More 

Thank Sheamus K
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we weren't able to get a reservation, we sat at the bar for oysters and wine, then were able to move to the dinner bar a while later. It was great fun to watch the matchless staff preparing and plating dinners. The whole experience was very enjoyable - from the excellent wine suggestion to accompany our raw oysters, to... More 

Thank Daveross59
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 5th time here and it never disappoints. Start with the Parker House rolls -- heaven. We had lots of small plates, as we usually do, and all were special. The room is beautiful and quiet, the service is attentive without being pushy. The bill was quite reasonable. We'll be back again and again.

Thank DavidinEssex
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Everything from the host, to the atmosphere, to the wonderful service from Mike, to the outrageous food was what a restaurant should be. One of the best food experiences I've ever had. Best chicken dish I've ever had hands down!

Thank Greatsource
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Celebrated our 27th anniversary and our first visit at Hen of The Wood. The outside does not reflect the beauty of the inside. The service and food was fantastic. Place is romantic!

Thank m483
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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

because the restaurant got such good reviews, and hence I was a bit disappointed. The ambience is nice. It is in the basement of an old mill. Very dark. Not for those who have trouble with stairs. Extensive wine and beer list. Also many cheese plates. Entrees are very limited. Everything is a la carte, including the rolls. Food was... More 

Thank MikefromKentucky
Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Were on waiting list for 2 weeks! Suddenly the call for Friday 21st. G/F was talking about Hen of the Wood for 3 years. Coming from Montréal and with well rated restaurants, let's say that the evening met all expectations of an excellent meal. Ambiance was also very good.

Thank Abarbeau
Saint Michaels, Maryland, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After anticipating a wonderful meal at Hen of the Wood it was frankly quite disappointing. The atmosphere was better than the food. Everything was very salty and over priced.

Thank Scotty21663

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT 05676-1117
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?