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Hen of the Wood

92 Stowe St. (N. Main St.) Send to Phone
802-244-7300 | Menu
Locally sourced game and country elegance are highlights of this Vermont restaurant.


Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, VT

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Hen of the Wood Restaurant Review

: Tucked beside a tumbling mountain brook, this refurbished 19th-century grist mill exudes rustic elegance. Much of the dining room seems hewn from the earth, with hardwood floors and fieldstone walls that celebrate country living. Indeed, chef Eric Warnstedt subscribes to Vermont's locavore mantra, sourcing meats and produce from nearby farms. Warnstedt uses Vermont beer, cheeses, produce and whole animals that are butchered and aged on-site. The Hen's wine collection focuses on organic, small, family-owned producers from California, Oregon, Italy, France and Austria. Choose a bottle or two from the Hen's sizable cellar, and sample cheese wedges from Jasper Hill Farm, Woodcock Farm or Von Trapp Farmstead. The daily-changing menu might feature small plates like beef tartare or grilled octopus with sunchoke, scallion, ginger and cilantro, and larger offerings such as rabbit leg with buttered celery root and mustard greens. Desserts include homemade ice cream and sorbet. Hen of the Wood has a second, larger location in Burlington at Hotel Vermont with a similar menu but distinctly different vibe.

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