Stratton — Dining
At Stratton Mountain:
Verdé (297-9200; $$-$$$) is the latest rave spot at Stratton. Entrees from the Mediterranean grill include wild mushroom crespelle and zarzuella, a Spanish fish stew.
Great Italian food is the main theme on the mountain, with Mulberry Street (802-297-3065; $$) serving basic pastas and pizzas. Mulligan’s (802-297-9293; $$) serves moderately priced, basic American fare with a good kids’ menu in a loud, TV-in-every-corner atmosphere. Luna (802-297-4036; $$-$$$) at the Stratton Mountain Club, is open to the public for dinner by reservation. The Stone Chimney Grille (802-297-2500) in the Stratton Mountain Inn specializes in family dining, with steaks, seafood, and a salad bar.
At the Blue Moon Café (802-297-2093; $), breakfast goes nouveau with an assortment of crepes and blue pancakes called Full Moons.
You’ll find more information at Stratton Mountain’s On-Mountain Dining page.
Off the mountain:
At the base of the Stratton access road are several good restaurants. Out Back at Winhall River (802-297-3663; $$$), just south of the access road, has phenomenal lobster bisque along with other casual fare. The Red Fox (802-297-2488; $$-$$$) serves “Vermont” nouveau cuisine in a restored barn.
The award-winning Three Clock Inn (802-824-6327; $$$), in South Londonderry, brings a bit of authentic Provence to the hills of Vermont. An upscale favorite for Stratton regulars—many of whom owner/chef Serge Roche knows by name—the inn has a wine collection in keeping with its gourmet menu. The Three Mountain Inn (800-532-9399 or 802-874-4140; $$$), in Jamaica, has an intimate and elegant dining room. The lobster with saffron-champagne butter and mushroom risotto is not to be missed.
The Frog’s Leap Inn (802-824-3019; $$$) serves creative meals by candlelight. The Garden Cafe (802-824-9574; $$$) has been serving upscale meals for more than 15 years.
Jake’s Cafe (802-824-6614; $) serves pizzas and sandwiches. Johnny Seesaw’s (802-824-5533), just down the road from Bromley, serves enormous portions and is a perfect family spot.
Dining Legend: $$$–Entrees $20+; $$–$10–20; $–less than $10