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Hen of the Wood

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service, beautiful room. We really enjoyed our dinner here during our first time in Burlington. Hen of the Wood is a must do.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Calen M
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed November 12, 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank EasternTraveler1921
Reviewed November 5, 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Gerard L
Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed November 1, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank S. Y
Reviewed October 28, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank shutterlab
Reviewed October 26, 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank RunnerNick
Reviewed October 16, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
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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 michaelsS9221MZ | 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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