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Hen of the Wood Burlington not opening until late Sept/early Oct

I haven't been any time recently, both because we live a bit away, and never seem to make reservations in time. They're still busy, and you need a couple of weeks to get a reservation. However, my brother and his wife eat there frequently. They say the quality remains high, and they're very happy whenever they go.

Hen of the Wood Burlington not opening until late Sept/early Oct

Had a great dinner last evening! The menu is much like the Waterbury menu. Small plates we had: scallops, lamb tartare, squash blossoms, grilled whole calamari, ham plate, mushroom toast with egg. Large plates: dogfish, rabbit, vegetarian crepes, hangar steak. Everything was delicious and well prepared. We had a very nice wine, but the second bottle was corked. They replaced it immediately without question. Desserts included grilled peach compote, glazed donuts, homemade ice cream and sorbet. The apple cider sorbet was the highlight! Amazing! The only concern I had was that the service was really fast. I'm not sure if they're wanting to turn tables as quickly as possible. It was really busy, though. Will definitely go back!

Hen of the Wood Burlington not opening until late Sept/early Oct

We have a reservation for dinner tonight. It will be exciting to see how they do in this location. Can't wait!

Adventurous anniversary meal in Burlington, VT?

Would recommend Hen of the Wood anytime. Not quirky, but a bit unique - you dine in the cellar of an d grist mill. We recently had an amazing meal at the Chef's Table at the Essex. A private (6 or 8 diners max) table with local, depending on what's fresh dinner made to order with wine pairings. It was incredible.

Hen of the Wood
92 Stowe St Ste 1, Waterbury, VT 05676

Dinner in Burlington

Trattoria d'elia - GREAT Italian
A Single Pebble - upscale oriental
Church and Main - newer, and awesome
For a really excellent meal away from downtown, Kitchen Table Bistro in Richmond. About 20 minutes away. Perhaps the best restaurant in the county and my personal favorite.

Kitchen Table Bistro
1840 W Main St, Richmond, VT 05477

A Single Pebble
133 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401