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) and finishes by 9 PM (some later at weekends). 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. For take-out, make these yourself a couple of hours ahead on the same day. 

Fine Dining - Reservations Required

The Pitcher Inn The 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. Tracks is a more informal bistro bar style setting. Same menu in both dining rooms. With thoughtfully sourced ingredients, an appetite for detail, and service that is as knowledgeable as it is warm. (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). Open daily. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine and dessert is around $150. 

The Tucker Hill InnTucker Hill Inn  – Locally sourced, farm to table style dining. 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. In the summer their deck is open with plenty of seating. Reservations are recommended.) Open Wednesday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 9:00pm. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $130. Also their newest addition on Tuesday evenings in the summer: Paella, under the tent with Chef Sr. Blanco sharing with you his passion for Spanish food and wine. Paella is a Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked in a large shallow pan. Different fixed menu each week. $45.00 per guest beverage, tax, and tip additional. Advance reservations are essential.

Sage Restaurant Sage Restaurant  A new take on American fare in the heart of the Mad River Valley, Sage offers eclectic cuisine inspired by local ingredients with traditional American and Old World classics. Enjoy our historic bar with small plates, delicious cocktails, desserts and specialty coffees in a warm and casual atmosphere. (Innkeeper’s Note: An exciting new restaurant from the owners of The Hyde Away. Reservations are recommended.) Open Thursday to Monday. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $120.

Chez Henri Chez Henri Restaurant  – 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 to Sunday during ski season. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine and dessert is about $130.

Daily Dining - Reservations as noted

The Hyde Away The Hyde Away  – 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 the restaurant we go to for a friendly and relaxed dinner when we don’t have the energy to cook for ourselves! Reservations are recommended.) Open daily year-round until 9PM, and 10PM at weekends. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75.

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

Rumble’s Bistro 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. Reservations are recommended) Open Wednesday to Sunday (changes seasonally). Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $70.

The 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 a bit noisy. Reservations are recommended for the dining room but not taken for the the pub.) Usually open Wednesday to Sunday until 9PM. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75.

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 3pm – 8pm. Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $50.

General Stark's PubGeneral Stark’s Pub – The Pub offers daily après-ski  pub food until 5:30PM during the ski season.  Often you’ll find live music in the pub after skiing and there is also a big screen TV for watching sports. The Pub is a comfortable place to swap ski stories with friends at the end of the day.. (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, but primarily a place to stop in after skiing at MRG.) Price for dinner for 2 including a beer is about $50. No reservations taken. 

Worthy Burger Too The Worthy Burger – They cook all of their burgers made to order over a hardwood fire. The way a real burger should be cooked. Using 100% grass-fed beef, line-caught fish and humanely raised poultry. Fries are hand-cut every single day and fried twice in Wagyu beef tallow. The way real fries should be. (Innkeeper’s Note: A superb new casual dining addition to the Mad River Valley. No reservations are taken.) Open Wednesday through Saturday.  Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $60.

American Flatbread Restaurant American Flatbread  (Currently doing take-out orders only by phone at 802-496-7825 starting at 3:30PM for your preferred time) – 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. Reservations are taken only in person at the restaurant starting at 4:00 pm for that day, and are essential during holidays and holiday weekends . (Innkeeper’s Note: A local icon. Everyone needs to eat here at least once!) Open on Thursday through Sundays from 5:00 to 9:30 pm, plus all of Presidents Week. Check out their weekly special menus. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75 – they usually have seating available outside where your can enjoy your take-out.

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.

Fit to be Thai'd Fit to be Thai’d (Closed Thursdays for now) – 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 Thursdays. Price for take-out dinner for 2 is about $50. Call about a couple of hours before your preferred pick-up time.

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