Area Dining

Our recommend restauransts in central Vermont & Mad River Valley

Your mouth will water while enjoying our Mad River Valley dining guide, complete with descriptions from each restaurant, followed by our own West Hill House B&B Innkeeper comments. Typically serving starts around 5:30 PM (some earlier as noted) and finishes by 9PM (some are open to 10PM as noted). Best to ask us to make reservations for you where needed.
All are within about a 10-minute drive from the B&B. Price per couple guidance is shown, excluding tax and gratuity. Opening nights are shown in the table below, or please check with us for details. Most restaurants make extensive use of locally grown produce and meats, and all can accommodate dietary restrictions on request.
Please note that most restaurants require reservations for seating ahead of time. (See details in info for each restaurant.) We are happy to make reservations for sit-down service for you and we STRONGLY recommend doing this one to two weeks ahead of arrival – if you wait until you arrive your choices may be limited.

Fine Dining - Reservations Required

The Pitcher Inn (closed November 1st through 20th) Pitcher Inn – 275 Main and Tracks are the restaurants at the Vermont style Relais & Châteaux hotel in Warren Village. Enjoy an à la carte farm-to-table dinner menu created by their chef. With thoughtfully sourced ingredients, an appetite for detail, and service that is as knowledgeable as it is warm. Tracks is a more informal bistro bar style setting with a lighter menu. (Innkeeper’s Note: The Pitcher Inn is at the higher end of the price range, but the experience matches the price. It has an extensive wine cellar for all budgets. Reservations are essential at all times for both restaurants.)  Tracks is open daily except Mondays, and the main dining room is open Wednesday though Sunday evenings. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine and dessert is around $150, and around $100 in Tracks.

Chez Henri Chez Henri Restaurant  (ski season only) – A Parisian Bistro in the Sugarbush Village since 1964 featuring romantic fireplace (for warming the bread), Italian marble bar, 1850’s mirrors, “Speakeasy” booths, VT Scenes murals. Delicious cuisine for lovers, weddings, parties, and families. (Innkeeper’s Note: During ski season you need to eat here at least once, if only to chat with Henri. A fun evening out and good food. Reservations are a good idea, and essential at weekends and on holiday weeks). Open Wednesday through Sunday, only during ski season. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine and dessert is about $130.

The Tucker Hill Inn Tucker Hill Inn dining – expected to open in early December for Friday & Saturday evenings during ski season. Locally sourced, farm to table style dining.  Also enjoy fine Vermont craft beers on tap or a glass of wine. Seating downstairs in a cozy English pub style atmosphere and a main level dining room that avoids the stairs. (Innkeeper’s Note: Good food in a relaxed environment.They prefer advance reservations – it is generally NOT possible to make reservations once you get here.)  More details will be added shortly.

Daily Dining - Reservations as noted


Mad Bush Falls Madbush Falls logo A new restaurant in the Mad River Valley, on Route 100 half way between Warren and Waitsfield. Their Vermont-inspired menu will give you a hearty reward after a big day.  Hearty, creative dinner entrees, their menu works every day for everyone. (Innkeeper’s Note: the Mad Bush Falls is still developing its reputation but it seems very popular with locals. The indoor dining room can be very noisy, however they have outdoor tables doing the warmer months.) Open for dinner nightly,  no reservations taken. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $90.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Lawson's sip of sunshine – Beer lovers, when visiting the Mad River Valley, a visit to Lawson’s Finest Liquids recently opened brewery, taproom, and retail store should be on your list. The beautifully designed building and welcoming atmosphere provide a superb setting for tasting some of Vermont’s outstanding craft beer along with some great light lunch style dishes. Lawson’s also offers a four season beer garden including three fire bowls and  Adirondack chairs to keep you relaxed and toasty on the colder days.  Usually open for lunch and until 7PM every day – no reservations. Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $40.

The Mad Taco The Mad Taco(Take out only – has picnic tables) – Offers exceptionally inspired and creative Latin cuisine. Paired with the finest craft beer around, we use the best local and regional ingredients to create from scratch our not-to-be-missed hot sauces, house-smoked meats and so much more. Open daily. Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $40.

Other Great Dining - Reservations as noted

Déco (previously called Hostel Tevere) – Hostel TevereCasual bar style food in a relaxed atmosphere. Burgers, various chicken options, steak, grilled cheese, salads and great fries! (Innkeeper’s Comment: Informal setting with outside tables in summer. Currently our favorite burger! Reservations recommended.) Open Thursday to Sunday 4:30pm – 10:00pm. Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $50.

The Hyde Away The Hyde Away (closed October 29th through November 15th) – Enjoy delicious, carefully-prepared American cuisine using fresh ingredients. Affordable prices. The atmosphere throughout the Hyde Away is comfortable, casual and unpretentious. Enjoy dining on the outdoor deck, in the tavern or in the dining room. They have a selection of chicken, pork, fish and beef, burgers as main courses along with salads, daily specials, and desserts. (Innkeeper’s Note: This is one of the restaurants we go to for a friendly and relaxed dinner when we don’t have the energy to cook for ourselves! Reservations are recommended.) Open Friday to Tuesday year-round 4PM to 10PM. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $80.

General Stark's PubGeneral Stark’s Pub – The Pub is open in the warmer months from Memorial Day through Indigenous Peoples’ Day (a.k.a. Columbus day). Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday nights from 4:30 to 8:30 PM featuring their legendary Fish Fry on Friday night.   Often you’ll find live music in the pub after skiing and there is also a big screen TV for watching sports. (Innkeeper’s Comment: This is a unique pub, in the base box of the Mad River Glen Ski Area. It is about a 15 minute drive from the B&B. It has nice outside patio seating to enjoy on a good evening.) Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $60. No reservations taken.

American Flatbread Restaurant American Flatbread
Now open for dine-in counter service along with take-out. First come first served dine-in orders are placed with the front host prior to being shown to a table – no reservations are taken. An all-natural pizza baked in a wood-fired earthen oven. Experience the camaraderie and casual elegance of fireside dining and enjoy American Flatbread fresh from the oven. (Innkeeper’s Note: A local icon. Everyone needs to eat here at least once!) Open on Thursday through Sundays from 4 to 9 pm, plus all of Christmas and Presidents Week.  Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75 – they usually have seating available as well outside.

The Blue Stone Bluestone Pizza  – A rustic pizza shop & tavern featuring old-world hand tossed pizza, with a new-world local twist. They begin with fresh dough, bread and sauces made by hand, every day. They add the best ingredients they can find and prepare many unique toppings from scratch to create a new kind of pizza. (Innkeeper’s Note: Great pizza and also additional casual style menu items. No reservations are taken.) Open Tuesday through Saturday. Price for take-out dinner for 2  is about $50.

Mad River Barn Mad River Barn – An informal pub and restaurant near Mad River Glen. Serves both “lite” fare and a selection of entrees in the upstairs pub/game room and the downstairs dining room.  (Innkeeper’s Comment: the “Barn” has a nicely decorated informal atmosphere in both the pub and the restaurant section. The food is good and the pub offers a nice selection of Vermont beers on tap. The pool table, shuffle board and air hockey table can make the pub section noisy – a pub style vibe. Reservations are recommended for the dining room but not taken for the the pub.) Currently open on Thursday evenings only, usually with live music. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75.

Fit to be Thai'd Fit to be Thai’d – Authentic Thai Cuisine located in the lower level of the Sugarbush Inn. Enjoy the food and flavor of Thailand crafted by the Culinary Queen, Nattaya Isaacson a native of Bangkok. Meals are made to order with the freshest ingredients. (Innkeepers comment: There is an excellent selection of Thai food on the menu, if you like Thai, give it a try!) There is limited restaurant seating on an as available basis – no reservations, as well as take-out. Open daily from 3-10PM year round except Wednesdays & Thursdays. Price for take-out dinner for 2 is about $50. Call about a couple of hours before your preferred pick-up time.

Emily's Bar & BistroEmily’s Bar & Bistro – Self-described as a local’s local bar where everyone is welcome. Full service bar offering comfort food, with daily kitchen specials. Open mic on Sunday evenings. (Innkeeper’s Comment: A limited selection of good food in a bar type setting with a few tables at the side. It’s very informal and can be noisy. It’s a one person operation so service can be slow at busy times.) Open Thursdays through Mondays starting at 3PM – no reservations. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer is about $60.

Rumbles Rumble the Sugarbush Mascot – At Sugarbush Lincoln Peak named in honor of Rumble, Sugarbush’s Bernese mountain dog mascot who spent nearly nine years at the mountain. Offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken and seafood, with vegan and gluten-free options, and uses local meats and cheeses.   (Innkeeper’s Note: This is the closest restaurant to the B&B.) Open every evening except Wednesday during the summer (changes seasonally). Reservations are a good idea. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75.

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