Fodor's Expert Review Hen of the Wood
Ask Vermont's great chefs where they go for a tremendous meal, and Hen of the Wood inevitably tops the list. The setting is riveting: a converted 1835 gristmill beside a waterfall. On the mill's underground level, supported by thick wooden beams, the sunken millstone pit holds tables surrounded by uneven stone walls dotted with tiny candles—it's utterly romantic. Sophisticated dishes showcase an abundance of local produce, meat, and cheese. The daily changing menu might include goat's milk dumplings, local farm pork loin, grass-fed rib eye, or wild Alaskan halibut. When it's warm outside, angle for a coveted patio table overlooking a dramatic series of falls. The restaurant has a second location in Burlington.
92 Stowe St.
Waterbury, Vermont 05676, USA