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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%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
55 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-8458
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This place is wonderful. A perfect place to dine on a very ,very cold winter's day. Warm wood decor, fireplace, excellent service,and food. Very hip , not a surprise in cool Burlington . Try any of the local sourced meats, cheese ,not to mention fresh...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank sucefredto
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Winter squash fritters, Kale gratin and radicchio were the best small plates. Service was very average as the plates were brought out all at once. It would of been nice to not have to rush the meal, plus they were out of many of their...More

Date of visit: January 2014
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

There are two Hen of the Wood locations in VT, and this is considered the "more casual" one. In all honesty they REALLY want to be exclusive and upscale more than they actually are…When you try to make a reservation they make it seem like...More

Date of visit: January 2014
2  Thank NursesNotes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Pretty good food here. Would certainly go back. Nice bar area and a fireplace, which is nice in the winter. Only problem was that it was freezing in the restaurant...and we weren't sitting anywhere near the door. We asked to be moved, but they were...More

Date of visit: January 2014
Thank Jackie255VT
Reviewed January 11, 2014

All of the reviews said this place was amazing but everyone in our party was disappointed. The menu was very limited. The servings were ridiculously small and the food "okay" but not great. The men in our party still needed dinner.

Date of visit: January 2014
6  Thank Donna S
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Never have a I paid so much for so little ... this was the most ostentatious dining experience I have ever paid the privilege for in the state of Vermont ... or perhaps anywhere. This was a birthday dinner and it was the meal that...More

Date of visit: January 2014
5  Thank pegpurdy
Reviewed January 3, 2014

I now see why it is so hard to get a reservation at this place...but it was certainly worth the effort. Even though the restaurant was busy, we did not feel rushed while dining. Food was great and good value.

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank Kat_M344
Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

I tried weeks ago for a table - wise diners have this place all locked up. We dined at the bar which is first come first served, and then moved to a cosy spot in front of the fire. LOVED the octopus with ginger and...More

Thank roo15
Reviewed December 29, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at the Hen twice now in the past two months. Both times we have asked to be seated at the bar in front of the chefs. This is a great place to eat, the chefs and expediter are very...More

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank ajbike
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We live in DC and this restaurant reminded me of many great, popular restaurants in DC that are serving farm-to-table, simply flavored, uncomplicated dishes. We did not have reservations, so we sat at the kitchen counter. It seems like it's a very popular restaurant in...More

Date of visit: December 2013
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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
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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, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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