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“Nice, Limited”
Review of Hen of the Wood

Hen of the Wood
Ranked #5 of 248 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank WagnersParsifal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 grain mustard and house pickles, this small plate offering was exceptional. The Hen of the Woods Mushroom Toast was a perfect fusion of sautéed fungi, wood grilled bread (buttery, smoky and crunchy), a crisp slice of house-cured bacon and a poached egg, perched atop. The contrasting flavors and textures of this appetizer were a marriage made in heaven. Our individual large plate orders of Hanger Steak and Black Trumpet Tagliatelle were also amazing; we craved their complex flavors the following day. Complemented with a smooth and fruity Italian Le Sincette Groppello, this dinner was truly memorable. We eagerly await our next visit to Hen Of The Wood.

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Thank Marc B
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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. Who is the audience for this food in Vermont?

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Thank Karen L
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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 was served this delicious smelling plate of food. We asked what it was and she shrugged and said, “I just pick anything from the menu, everything they do is fabulous!” She told us she comes to the Hen every time she’s in Burlington. With a recommendation like that we booked a reservation for the following evening. The menu changes daily and the ingredients come fresh from local farms (farm-to-table). There are several items in each menu category; “Share”, “Small”, “Large”, “For Two” and “Sides”. You basically construct your own dinner combination of dishes. We started out with the cold beet salad and smoked pork on grilled bread small plates, then split the halibut large plate with a side order of roasted potatoes with tarragon aioli. The food was delicious and every dish had multiple layers of flavors that we’re not able to adequately describe. We found splitting the large plate with a couple small plates gave us the right amount of food. The “For Two” plates were equivalent of 2 large plates. It was a fun dinner with excellent service in a lively room with a definite “foodie” vibe.
The only negative (which we unfortunately experience everywhere in summer) was the red wine was served too warm. There is no excuse for serving a warm glass of red wine, particularly in a foodie place like the Hen.

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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 two. Sat at the bar and loved it. Highly, highly recommended. Easy parking across the street and spectacular fare. Can’t wait to come back!!

Thank Greg T
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