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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 July 18, 2018 via mobile

First, if you don’t have reservations, and it’s a weekday (not Friday), stop in anyway, you might get a table or worst case you can have dinner at the bar. Tip - the bar opens at 4, and while menu items aren’t available until 5,...More

2  Thank TheTravelerBoston
Reviewed July 15, 2018

No reservations but we were NOT treated like step children. Sat at the bar and had a wonderful meal. Great service provided by Matthew. Fun watching him mix drinks. A professional. At first glance, the menu looked a little too eclectic for my not so...More

3  Thank luvsummers
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This was one of the best meals we've ever had! We ordered small plates to share. It was one of those meals where you don't want to talk -you just want to quietly savor the food. Plus the staff were friendly and helpful too.

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We were en route to Montreal, so not needing a culinary oasis since we had plenty of them ahead. However, we stopped for a meal and found it to be a highlight of the trip! Very Brooklyn meets west coast with a Vermont vibe and...More

1  Thank J M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

It was just okay. Expectations were set high by our hotel; unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to them. We looked online to see the favorites and decided on the cucumber salad, Parker bread, mushroom toast hanger steak and creameux chocolate w/ dark chocolate sorbet....More

1  Thank D S
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner here, as well as the fine service. A must if you are in the area!Reservations necessary!

1  Thank AaronFWA
Reviewed June 29, 2018

The restaurant gets mentioned on foody websites and forums as the city’s best. With only three dinners in the city, we had no way of validating that view, or otherwise. But there proved to be no reason to doubt the claim. This is a serious...More

3  Thank harters
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Self-processed foodies, we always look for places to eat that offer fresh, local ingredients cooked with flare. My 15yo found this restaurant. After reading reviews, it was suggested to get a reservation. None to be offered until 9:30pm. So I called the restaurant - the...More

3  Thank midhudsonvalley
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We have been to both this Hen of The Wood and the original one in Waterbury. The Burlington one is good but I think the Waterbury restaurant is slightly better. On our recent visit to the Burlington location we had a nice meal. The service...More

Thank nemoandcali
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Booking recommended. A little pricey but quality matches the price. Can't remember what we ate for our main course but I know it was good! Cheese selection for dessert was a great choice. Husband says you have to try the Heady Topper which...More

Thank Laura S
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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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