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“Recommended by locals and we are so glad it was.”

Michael's on the Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were lucky the night we came here because the cloud and sunset view was amazing and only added to a great meal.

Rebecca, our server was really attentive and friendly. We started with the corn chowder and can say that we both thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it one of the best we had ever had. I had the tenderloin and found it perfectly cooked and very flavorful. I really liked the sauce and the vegetables.

Michelle surprised me and ordered the chicken. She is so tough when it comes to how she likes her chicken. She absolutely loved it and said it was moist and full of flavor.

We really enjoyed our wine and were happy with the selections here.

We will be back when we are back in Stowe.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Good friends recommended Michael's to us, and they were right; probably the best restaurant in the Stowe region. Just 15 minutes south of Stowe, just before you get to Waterbury is this wonderful dining experience. When we pulled into the parking lot, there was a Backroads van parked, which confirmed in my mind the desirability, because Backroads always knows where the great local spots are. I had the crab fritters and fillet, which were perfectly done. My friends had the corn soup and duck for appetizers, and the skillet chicken and trout for their mains. All great.

1  Thank KenNYC150
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We were in the area for a "road trip" and decided to go there for dinner. We had a wonderful meal. The food was great and the service left nothing to be desired.

We had calamari and duck as our appetizers, entrees of lobster and beef, and had deserts of a peach crostada and some pistachio concoction whose name I forget.

If we find ourselves in the area again, we will go back without hesitation.

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1  Thank CT_Traveler_Sport
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The food was extravagant from start to finish. They offer a great variety of appetizers and entrees which all sound appetizing. I had the skillet chicken with lemon risotto and it was amazing. Their cocktails were really good and they have a great selection of local Vermont brews.

1  Thank matthewpetronis
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were chatting with an employee at the Gondola attraction, and he recommended Michael's on the Hill. We decided we would go on our last evening in Stowe. The food was exceptional, and we would definitely go back again. This is an elegant restaurant without being stuffy. On the evening we were there, there was a rabbit dish as the Chef's special, and two of our party had this, two of us also had the Chef's special appetizer to start. The food was beautifully presented, and tasted delicious. The service was friendly and very professional. We went to some nice restaurants in the Stowe area, but this was collectively our favourite meal of the trip.

1  Thank Susan F
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