Our Favorite Dinner Recommendations
Our favorites among Stowe’s 40+ restaurants! By comparison to most eastern cities, Stowe is a very casual town; jeans will be found in any restaurant on our list below. Yet, we note in some of our selections below that you would also be comfortable in Stowe’s casual interpretation of “smart” or “dressy!
Blue Moon Cafe:
Innovative cuisine with a menu that changes weekly. Nice wine list. Cozy, romantic, upscale atmosphere. Smart/dressy casual. Reservations usually essential. Downtown Stowe. 802-253-7006 View Menu
Michael's on the Hill:
Lovely setting on the hill. Friendly service and a sophisticated menu with European flair. Vermont Restaurateur of the Year for 2012. Menu changes seasonally with emphasis upon local and seasonal ingredients. Chef's tasting menus and wine pairings are also available. Tables on the enclosed "porch" offer views of the sun setting over the mountains. Smart/dressy casual. Reservations recommended. Closed Tuesdays. Six miles South of Stowe on Route 100 but worth the drive. 802-244-7476 View Menu
Hen of the Wood:
Chef/Owner Eric Warnstedt was named one of Food & Wine magazine's "Best New Chefs for 2008!" Creative American fare with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients. Good wine list. The atmosphere is upscale rustic, as the restaurant is located in a former grist mill. Smart/dressy casual. Reservations are absolutely essential and should be made well in advance of your arrival in town. Closed on Sundays & Mondays. 802-244-7300. Located in Waterbury — a 20 minute drive from the Inn.View Menu
Architecturally stunning cottage set at the foot of the Stowe Mountain Golf Club at Spruce Peak, featuring farm fresh produce, local and regional ingredients for a truly sophisticated, inspiring and fulfilling lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is upscale casual. We are getting very good feedback from those guests who have tried it thus far, and we like it, too. Open: Lunch 7 days a week, serving dinner Friday and Saturday. Closed during the off season. Reservations are recommended. 760-4605 View Menu
Traditional Italian done well. Pasta, veal, chicken, beef, and seafood dishes. Very popular with the locals. Restored farmhouse setting. We like the front room in the summer and the fireplace room in the winter. Veal Saltimbocca, Eggplant Parmesan, and Shrimp Fra Diavlo are some favorites. Casual. Reservations are recommended. 802-253-4887 View Menu
Great burgers, steaks, salads, wings, casual American. Wonderful homemade bread. Casual. Reservations accepted. 802-253-8741 View Menu
Traditional American and New England Cuisine with several vegetarian items offered. Good homemade desserts. Cozy, casual atmosphere. The name comes from their collection of antique buggy whips.
Located inside the Green Mountain Inn.
Reservations OK! 802-253-7301 View Menu
American fare with an emphasis on seafood, steaks, pastas, and sandwiches. Outdoor dining in summer. Casual. Reservations accepted. 802-253-7773 View Menu
Frida's Taqueria & Grill:
Lively, casual atmosphere (translation: fun but not quiet). Guacamole made tableside, tacos (fish, chicken, beef, carnitas, shrimp, and vegetarian), chimichangas, salads, and more. The best margaritas we've had outside of Mexico! No reservations available. 253-0333
Menu available in the Solarium at The Inn.
Pizza, pasta, salads, paninis, and subs in a very casual, contemporary setting. Eat in, take out, or delivery. Just one mile away. No reservations accepted. 802-253-4411 View Menu
The fact that this restaurant is in a restored barn gives it a rustic Vermont ambiance. Seafood, steaks, pasta and rack of lamb are creatively prepared and always fresh. The pace of the service here is leisurely. Closed Mondays. Reservations recommended. Located in Waterbury, which is about 15 to 20 minutes away. 802-244-7855
Light, casual contemporary fare with a view of Mt. Mansfield and the pool terrace at Topnotch Resort & Spa. Dine at a table inside, at the bar overlooking the open kitchen, or on the terrace, weather permitting. Best crab cakes in town! Reservations accepted. 802-253-8585 View Menu
We are happy to make reservations for you either prior to your arrival or once you are here. Each guest room has a Stowe Dining Guide to assist in your decision making!