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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 June 21, 2018

I've eaten dinner here before and it was delicious (the decorations and setup are really unique and enjoyable). However, on this occasion we were here for drinks and oyster happy hour ($1 oysters). They make some great cocktails and have a good selection of craft...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Awesome experience at Hen of the Wood - food, service, venue were simply top notch. This is coming from two experienced couple world travelers! Thanks to this great team and keep up the good work.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I love oysters on the half shell and found them here.We came for oysters and a glass of wine and stayed for dinner.Everything was wonderful including the ambiance.We sat in the bar.Friendly bartender.My only suggestion is to increase their selection of full...More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Hen of the Wood. Highlights included mushroom toast (good even without the bacon), herb spaetzle and the hake. We also chose delicious and varied options for a cheese plate (thanks to great suggestions from our waitperson). The waitstaff were...More

1  Thank TravelerWithOpinions
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My son and I had dinner here a few weeks ago during a father/son outing. He had dined here previously while on business and said I shouldn't miss it. He was right. Although we ate at the bar, the bartender was extremely knowledgable about the...More

Thank rt1150
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I called for a reservation but, none were available so we elected the “Bar tables”. Whoa! What a joke! Tiny tables with benches and the place was way to dark. We were using the flashlight on my phone to see the menu, lol! I was...More

Thank DAN L
Reviewed June 17, 2018

my oldest grandson graduated from high school and we all gathered at the hen for dinner....my first visit....my statement...'OUTSTANDING''... the service, the setting, and most of all the food...4 of us had the hanger steak......THE BEST steak I have ever eaten...cooked to perfection....very impressed...my youngest...More

Thank Deb K
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Great ambiance, great food, fun local flavors. The decor is very cool! So yummy and worth the visit. I'm in Burlington a lot, lots of good food here :)

1  Thank sightingsarah
Reviewed June 11, 2018

One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Beautiful restaurant with lots of wood accents. Love the open concept kitchen. Well-priced and tasty drinks. I had the "gin & juice" which was gin, coconut water and lime. Our waitress was wonderful, explained...More

1  Thank Callie T
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Where to start? Hen of the Wood (named after a type of mushroom) is beautifully hosted and managed, from hostess to wait staff to bartender to expediter to kitchen. A happy place. And spectacularly good food! We had two different salads, one with cucumber, radishes...More

1  Thank HMac_2013
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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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