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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%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (68 reviews)
“oysters” (118 reviews)
“mushroom tart” (69 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Came here last yr same time on biz never stopped thinking about how Great it was. Back tonight and loving every delicious bite. The hen of the woods toast with thick home smoked bacon and poached egg could put me into a food coma

1  Thank fposener
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We were "walk in's" and were immediately seated facing the cooking area (it was early - around 5:30 PM). The menu is eclectic and the hanger steak entree I had was phenomenal. It's a more expensive than average dinner location but was also the best...More

1  Thank robertpF6882HZ
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The chef clearly has tried to pay fastidious attention to everything here, from the food to the wine list to the service and the silver. Some works; some doesn't. Generally the food is great. The hanger steak was particularly delicious. The lamb sausage, however, was...More

2  Thank morr316
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

I recently was planning a trip to Burlington, Vermont. Two things I wanted to do was, stay on Lake Champlain and eat some local Vermont food. So I set out on this mission. Clearly nailing it I stayed right down the street at the Courtyard...More

2  Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Oh, to have a Hen of the Wood reservation in my calendar! My brother was coming into town and we wanted to take him some place special as a "thank you" and Hen of the Wood is really, really special. I have eaten here three...More

1  Thank LoriOnline
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We wandered in late after a long ride looking for an impromptu date night dinner. And the stars aligned -- this is another of the high end restaurants where the starters shine more than the entrees, and the specials were even better than their menu...More

1  Thank Kate320
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The steak was wonderful but the grilled lettuce really sold the dish. The waiter was informative and helpful. Exceptional desserts as well. A little pricey, but worth every penny. The casual atmosphere was refreshing paired with such find food. Highly recommended.

1  Thank brianwB170FX
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We had great expectations based on local recommendations, but were left a little bit disappointed. Our reservation was on a very hot Saturday night in July and the restaurant was very crowded and dimly lit (not sure if intentional due to the heat or just...More

Thank VTizhome
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner of shared plates. The roasted chicken was the best I have had in a long time. Moist, tender and filled with flavor. We enjoyed the snap pea and beet sides. The beets were especially delicious. We also had the mushroom toast...More

2  Thank ponydoc4u
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a decent meal, however,certainly did not live up to the hype and the service was completely impersonal, cold, and a bit snooty...especially for a waiter who looked and smelled like he hadnt showered for a couple days.

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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.
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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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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, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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