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Hen of the Wood

55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
+1 802-540-0534
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (66 reviews)
“oysters” (115 reviews)
“mushroom tart” (69 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
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Reviewed today

We went to Hen of the Wood on a Monday night at 9:00 without a reservation. The place was full and we requested two seats at the bar. We were seated immediately. The place has very low lighting levels and the ceilings appear somewhat low....More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed yesterday

Our dinner tonight with two friends was disappointing. Service was slow, but more importantly there was little value for the money. The portions were very small, including the $33 entree. And the $9 Little Sweets plate( dessert) of 5 pieces consisted of a wrapped candy,...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Hen of the Wood and the first visit we were not super impressed but on this trip we had a great experience. The appetizers are even better than the mains, in my opinion, but as I said there is...More

Thank EasternTraveler1921
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant had a great atmosphere and quality food. Just the way the waitress kept trying to up sell us on everything left a bad taste. All we wanted was a main and a bottle of wine. she Kept trying to up sell us on everything....More

1  Thank Gerard L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant for dinner on our honeymoon, and it lived up to our high expectations! We loved everything we ate, one surprising favorite was the corn ice cream for desert. Service was great, food was amazing, and wine/beer list was on point. We...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking forward to going to Hen of the Wood having been recommended by several people we know who are familiar with the area. I really didn't know that it was the most nominated restaurant for a James Beard Award in...More

Thank S. Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hanger steak is often flavorful, sometimes tender; this was both: very tasty, beefy, perfectly done, juicy and tender. Halibut was fresh and well prepared; both mains were beautifully presented. Beet appetizer was outstanding; nightly special appetizer of pasta with pumpkin is hard to describe, but...More

Thank shutterlab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I sat at the bar and enjoyed every bit of this meal from beginning to end. I highly recommend this restaurant for everyone.

Thank RunnerNick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here on my own and was able to get a seat at the bar without a booking (albeit, just after 5pm so I didn’t miss out) and it was incredible. I had two different local ciders and the waiter was spot on with...More

1  Thank clairef535
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is some kind of scam going on in VT where every md is telling their patients that they are gluten intolerant. Well that’s too bad because this place has the best Parker House dinner rolls you will ever have in your life. Even better...More

Thank Cartman1968
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from harters | Reviewed this property |
This is a high end restaurant and I would doubt if dogs, other than assist dogs, would be permitted. At least, I'd like to hope that that's the case. There are some places where it's OK for dogs to be - this just isnt one... More
July 14, 2017|
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Response from TravelWithRiley | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe so. The party next to me ordered a vegetarian plate and I overheard that they thoroughly enjoyed the meal.
Carole T
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so given that reservations are hard to come by. To be honest, I'm not sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-540-0534
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