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Michael's on the Hill

4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
+1 802-244-7476
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We dined at Michael's on the Hill this past Thursday evening. We have been going to Michael's every year on our annual vacation to Vermont for the past 15 years; actually since they opened I think. We have never been disappointed. It is, bar none,...More

Thank gerland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Michael's on the Hill is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the Waterbury/Stowe area. We have been going there since 2002 and have never been disappointed.

Thank B G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we had on our week vacation. The Moroccan Rabbit was incredible, the Filet was unbelievable, the Chicken was stupendous, the gonococci was second to none, and the trout was indescribable. The service was impeccable and no complaints about any of the experience!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked forward to an intimate anniversary dinner. We had nice views of the mountains from our porch table. We chose a nice bottle of wine, which paired nicely with our tasty menu selections. The chef treated us to a 'taste' of an appetizer, as...More

Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It's a high-end restaurant and the salad was OK, but the chicken entree I had was dreadfully dry and tasteless. It had been rolled up, presumably precooked and then reheated, and ended up being the worst chicken I've ever had a a topnotch place, nothing...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our daughter and her soon to be husband booked Michael's on the Hill for their post nuptial wedding celebration dinner. My husband and I went up in March from Boston for a trial run and were very impressed. Food and atmosphere are important to us...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The food was to die for and well worth the high price. Cocktails were done well. The mac and cheese fritter (chef's special) was superb, well cooked and well spiced. The calamari salad was excellent. The calamari was tender with a nice selection of lettuce,...More

Thank markleach1113
Reviewed 17 April 2017

One of those 'we really need to try' restaurants friends have raved about for years. But somewhat of a drive for us in Burlington. Wished we'd been a lot sooner. Staff delightful. (Don't expect advice on wine from waitresses though.) Food choices to please everyone....More

Thank TourMD
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The food is very good, Seems like they didn't keep up with the times. the chef is great but dated for 2017 It seems like 2012

Thank McGinVT
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Michael's has been a fixture on the Central Vermont dining scene for years but I just went this past weekend for the first time. The entrees were excellent (I opted for the lobster, my wife went for beef tenderloin). We had the option of a...More

Thank Aldous802
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Samantha M
20 July 2017|
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Response from fjon | Reviewed this property |
This is Vermont...of course!
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vologom
3 August 2016|
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Response from StoweCraft | Reviewed this property |
Yes- and it's amazing- One of the top places to go for a memorable evening!
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Rosalie N
19 December 2014|
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Response from Momrish | Reviewed this property |
I don't see why not. Stowe in general is very casual & family oriented. This is a special restaurant, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury Center, VT 05677-4401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Waterbury Center
  • Phone Number: +1 802-244-7476
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Description
Michael's on the Hill is located within a circa 1820 farmhouse, picturesquely set on a hill, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains. The restaurant can comfortably seat 84 guests, and has a full bar with a piano lounge and outside porch available for dining. We boast a large enclosed wrap-around porch dining room (with a view from each table) and a beautifully renovated barn room where guests may dine in luxury, all the while being reminded of the history of the barn.
Michael's on the Hill emits a sophisticated charm without the pretentious attitude so commonplace in a restaurant with fine food. We offer locally driven, innovative European cuisine and a welcoming, refined atmosphere. When it comes to elements as vital as flavor, taste and preparation, a great respect for the ingredients must exist. As we believe, a chef's ego should never outshine the true stars, the ingredients. Our dishes are innovative, flavorful and fresh, focusing on local ingredients, and created in a European style.
The evening always turns Michael's on the Hill into a romantic, warm, and festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy dinner expertly created by Chef/Owner Michael Kloeti. All dinners start with a warm, linen-wrapped sourdough baguette, sweet butter, and a bowl of marinated olives. Whether sitting near the fire, or on our grapevine-surrounded porch, guests are enveloped in a pleasing comfort, while enjoying the piano and personalized attention. Come for a visit, and allow us to share conversation, hospitality and a bit of home.
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