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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 good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hanger steak” (64 reviews)
“oysters” (113 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glorious! Unusual and delicious options! Fresh, fresh, fresh! Many different options. All good. We tried and shared many things.

Thank Robertlee5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner at Hen in the Woods was not at the level I expected for the reputation. Everything was fine but nothing was memorable. My $35 piece of fish was the smallest serving I've ever had in a restaurant, I would call it a small plate...More

1  Thank ArtLovingFoodie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sit at the kitchen counter -- watch really talented and well trained chefs prepare food that is intoxicating. The Parker House buns with the salted butter.. we could have stopped there and called the dinner a sublime experience. Fortunately, we persevered and shared the duck...More

Thank RS L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband had researched carefully where to eat whilst staying two nights in town. Travelling from the U.K. you are reliant on often unreliable review websites but our excitement built when we arrived and everyone raved about this place. We were lucky to be looked after...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When Hen of the Wood first came to Burlington our excitement could not be contained, however, over the last year and half of so the menu has gone from creative to predictable. The pricing used to be a good value, especially for creative entrees, however...More

1  Thank johnchimp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was enjoyable, but noisy. I did the oysters and the fried rabbit. Both were prepared well. The oysters were the perfect bland of salty-sweet. My wife's salad are nondescript.

Thank WagnersParsifal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and ambiance we recently experienced at Hen Of The Wood were nothing short of outstanding, however the food was extraordinary. The Rabbit Liver Pâté had a mild, yet succulent taste and was especially creamy to the tongue. Accompanied with wood grilled toast, whole...More

Thank Marc B
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We selected this restaurant for our only meal in Burlington because of its high ratings but I wasn't impressed. The main dishes on the menu are so unusual and outside my comfort zone (hake, rabbit, lamb, duck) that I ordered from the appetizer menu instead....More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We had checked the menu for this place earlier but we decided to go elsewhere for diner. We stopped back later for an after dinner drink (because we liked the vibe) and were seated in the bar next to a young woman eating alone. She...More

2  Thank RicknAnn_1928
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

In Burlington for business and we found this place on a whim the first night. Oysters are out of this world and the Ribeye was fantastic. Ask for a horseradish sauce and the chef won’t disappoint! It was so good, we came back for night...More

Thank Greg T
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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
June 12, 2016|
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Response from EllaK10 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely need reservations... but you should call & see if they can put you on a wait list or something because we had a reservation and I asked to move it up and they called and moved the time up - otherwise go on their... More
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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