Best restaurant | Hen of the Wood (Burlington) & Blue Paddle Bistro (South Hero) | Food

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Hen of the Wood (Burlington) & Blue Paddle Bistro (South Hero)

Hen of the Wood (Burlington) - OLIVER PARINI
  • Oliver Parini
  • Hen of the Wood (Burlington)

Hen of the Wood — In 2013, the beloved Waterbury restaurant duplicated its rustic feel, legendary wine list and creative locavore cuisine at Burlington's Hotel Vermont. The bar is open for cocktails and craft brews until midnight.

Other Finalists (Inside Chittenden County)

  • The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
  • The Kitchen Table Bistro
  • Leunig’s Bistro & Café
  • Misery Loves Co.
  • Trattoria Delia


Blue Paddle Bistro — This artsy eatery has a wooden canoe suspended over the bar and a devoted following for its innovative yet unpretentious cuisine. Think Gorgonzola-crusted filet mignon and crab cakes with chutney-mango tartar.

Other Finalists (Outside Chittenden County)

  • The Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room
  • Sarducci's Restaurant and Bar
  • Starry Night Café
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