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Hen of The Wood

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92 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
+1 802-244-7300
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Montreal, Canada
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited this restaurant, hidden on a side street in Waterbury, for the first time...but it will not be our last. We both enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the quality of the food. My pork tenderloin was excellent and litterally could be cut with a fork, while my wife raves about the duck which she ordered.... More 

Thank JacquesN555
Waterbury, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was 5 star, Atmosphere also 5 star, Food was amazing! The experience was exceptional for a special evening out!

Thank SRR1345
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal in a wonderful atmosphere. We were unsure of the local cheese menu on the back and our server explained it was a 1 1/2 oz serving with fruit and apple butter for $8 and we gave it a shot. I am very glad we did since all of the simple pairings were perfect and delicious and the portion... More 

Thank Kurt S
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This exceptional restaurant has really put it all together. A combination of location, atmosphere, charm, and culinary expertise. The rustic charm of the location and interior furnishings compliment the exterior view of the setting. The menu boasts of a diverse ability to prepare quite a varied amount of choices and all prepared to perfection.

Thank Stuart D
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant is tucked away in the basement of an old granary. I appears access may be difficult for some. The menu is the surprise. It varies depending on local resources. The portions are not large. The flavor and texture is fantastic. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is romantic. The price put me over budget. I am not... More 

Thank napple01
North Bennington, Vermont
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I had been to Hen of the Wood about a year ago, and it does not disappoint. Wines are lovely and reasonably priced. Food is of high quality and well prepared. Staff are friendly and helpful. Noise level allows for a quiet conversation. Setting is suitable for a business meeting or special occasion.

Thank Jennifer F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Dined here with hubby for a special evening. Had to make reservation couple weeks in advance so definitely plan ahead. This is just a really special place and everything was amazing---food, service, ambiance. While serving incredible food and delivering a high end dining experience, at the same time this place feels down to earth and (dare I say) casual--not easy... More 

Thank MGJA625
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely place for dinner. Food was delicious and excellent as was the service. Portions were well sized and food locally sourced. A real pleasure. Will be back.

Thank rxqueen7
Palmer, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I travel and eat in restaurants 5-6 times a week. Just had the best meal I've had in a long time. Thanks

Thank Larry A
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 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 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 Street, Waterbury, VT 05401
  • 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?