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The Bearded Frog Restaurant Review: French proprietor Michel Mahe's oeuvre includes some of Vermont's top dining destinations (his Ferrisburg debut, Starry Night Café, remains a favorite). Patrons of the Frog will find charming ambience in this restaurant's dark fabric booths, wood-hewn bar and low ceiling. Dozens of wines by the glass complement a wide selection of handcrafted cocktails, like Vermont Gold vodka martinis and seasonal blueberry mojitos. Savory starters include crunchy lemon tofu and venison "cigars" rolled in maple horseradish. For heartier fare, don't miss curry barbecue lamb ribs, or the chicken artichoke soup with Parmesan pretzel croutons. Beef tenderloin makes a lean and flavorful entrée, but roasted duck and Mahe's lamb earn top billing. Finish with fresh sorbets like mango rose petal, or the coconut lemongrass crème brûlée with cranberry ginger compote. Staff members know their stuff, so you're in good hands.