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. 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. 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.

Peasant Peasant Restaurant – Serves hearty dishes with traditional rustic European influence. All ingredients are mindfully sourced—using local/regional and organic whenever possible. The menu changes seasonally except for a few favorite mainstays. There are several special starters, entrees and desserts each evening. Peasant offers a beautiful wine list and full bar including many locally distilled spirits and locally brewed beer. Open Thursday to Sunday – reservations are usually essential. Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine and dessert is around $120. For reservations please call the restaurant directly at (802) 496-6856‬.

Chez Henri Chez Henri Restaurant  (now closed for the season) – 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 only 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.

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

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 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 our legendary Fish Fry each and every 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. 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.

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

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 Thursday though Monday evenings (changes seasonally). Price for dinner for 2 including a glass of wine or beer and dessert is about $75.

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