Bistro At Ten Acres
Bistro At Ten Acres

Bistro At Ten Acres

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebistroattenacres.com/
  • Phone: 8022536838x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday 5pm - 9pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Luce Hill Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bistro At Ten Acres
Deliciously fresh, hand made, flavorful food - soups, entrees, breads, salads and desserts at the Ten Acres Lodge. The Bistro at Ten Acres has a full bar featuring fresh pressed cocktails, local beers and thoughtfully selected wines. Fireside lounge and dining, beautiful Vermont country mountain views. Chef Gary's Seafood Epiphany changes daily.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bistro At Ten Acres reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (56)fit for foodies (56)special occasion (53)scenic view (41)neighborhood gem (29)notable wine list (16)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Unexpected Gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This somewhat rundown looking farmhouse produces a beautiful atmosphere inside for delicious food. The interior has been totally restored and very attractively. The menu was varied and although I ordered wrong, my husband had a fabulous chicken dish with cheddar, tomatoes and mushrooms in a delicious light cream sauce. I have never tasted more tender chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a colleague
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    A couple of nights ago, I had the pleasure of having dinner with one of my VIP guest and colleagues. This is one of the restaurants that I recommend to all of her members. I had dinner here previously, but the improvements in menu offerings and flavors were extraordinary. Our server was great and knowledgeable offering great recommendations. We had the duck walnut pate and BBQ shrimp for starters. WOW!!!! I highly recommend both. We also had the lamb chops for dinner. They were also amazing and cooked to perfection. Dessert was absolutely divine. We ordered the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie and the Chocolate Bread Pudding. Both were incredible. This is definitely a restaurant I would recommend if you are in the Stowe area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Haven't been there for many years. Glad to see the new owners have brought it back to the great place I remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner!
    Diningdiva1217
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Delicious food in a warm friendly atmosphere. The pan cooked lobster was awesome! Highly recommend .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst
    Nickybeaulieu51
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was the most unpalatable meal I have ever had in my life;the salad was tasteless with no vinaigrette whatsoever. It had been refrigerated and the leaves turned soggy.My daughter's ceviche was not a ceviche. Having just returned from Peru.I cannot tell you how disappointed we all were.The dessert was not a chocolate bread pudding but rather a steamed pudding with the consistence of rubber.It was her birthday,needless to say we will not return. Furthermore,one does not bring to the table 2 dishes at the same time,it is one at a time.Incredible that the staff has not been trained properly. The only good thing was the marguerita and the bread;what a waste of money and a terribly deceiving evening!!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best place to dine in Stowe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have been coming to Stowe for over 40 years. It is sometimes challenging to find really good restaurants. Ten Acres was amazing. They care about their customers and serve great food. The chef is wonderfully talented, and the owners are visible and make sure your dining experience is perfect. We will return again and you should try it. One of the few great ding experiences in Stowe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Busy night but great waiter
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our first time in Stowe, we used Trip Advisor to choose this #1 rated restaurant. We were seated immediately, on time, at a nice table. The ceviche was fresh and amazing. The restaurant was full yet our waiter managed to be attentive, and the rest of our meal was delicious. We finished with a delicious flan for dessert, as well as a delicious coffee, in the bar. A good experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last night in town
    Food4Us
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Wanted to celebrate the wrap up of a great week in the Stowe area and this was the right choice. From mussels to pork shank, chicken to seafood stew all was well prepared. Service for a group of six was suitably slow as we enjoyed the evening in unhurried style.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Sorry we didn't request seating in library. Hostess sat us in a porch like room. We were early diners and she could have shown us better seating. As we were leaving we commented on the seating and she said we should have requested the library. How would we know, it's our first time there. Very dull dining experience. Food was ok.
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  • Worth it for sure
    Foodiesearch21
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Excellent food and service, beautiful view of the autum colors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, parking nightmare
    Shash
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The atmosphere is lively and friendly. The food, though not gourmet quality, is good. The parking situation is a nightmare, and accessibility is a problem for those with mobility issues. Don't order both mussels as an appetizer and seafood stew as an entree. They have the same broth in common. Though we were among the first to get there and parked with the nose of the car toward the road, our departure was blocked by later arrivals who felt free to park on the road itself, creating a very dangerous situation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charlie's view
    IloveVermont
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great setting in a restored farmhouse, greeting was warm and genuine, felt comfortable right away. Service and servicer were excellent. Will return whenever in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Dakota
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was oh so tasty! BBQ shrimp were yummy. Lobster and polenta just made us smile with every bite. They had a decent selection of wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jenjonan
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Beautiful location and outstanding food. We read the ratings and after seeing it was rated #1 we decided to go there. We were not disappointed. Not only was the food and the presentation wonderful it was plentiful as well, we couldn't eat it all. Our last night in Stowe and it was the perfect finish to a great long weekend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deliciously reliable
    Kate3
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were in Vermont for leaf peeping and ate a delicious meal at Ten Acres. As usual the experience was first rate. I always have the seafood stew and each time I say it is the best I have ever had. It is full of shrimp, salmon, a whitefish and firm but tender squash in a broth with fresh tomatoes and herbs. My husband usually orders meat and potatoes but this time also had the seafood stew and agrees it was outstanding.There is a nice selection of crafty beer and the wine list is great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the Green Mountains
    BentleyDriver
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our second visit, we go to Stowe each Sept for the British Invasion car show. We were delighted when we found this newly opened gem last year, and it's even better now. It's owned by a young couple who have made it one of the best restaurants in the area. It's rustic, it's beautiful and the food is nothing short of fabulous (try the braised pork shank or the lobster in Bourbon Tarragon sauce). We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting, with excellent food
    RootBeerFloat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Dined at the Bistro on a Sunday night and obtained a great table by a window overlooking a pasture and cows ... beautiful. The server was attentive and friendly and had good knowledge of the menu. After considering a number of tempting entree choices, I went with the barbequed pork shank ... asked about appetizers and the server stated that I wouldn't need one with this entree ... he was right! The pork was accompanied by sweet potato mash and carrots with just the right amount of barbeque sauce to sop it all up. Very hearty. Partner had the Thai chicken soup (I tasted it and it was excellent) and the pineapple salad which looked wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PuffThaddy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Beautiful setting and a warm atmosphere. Could not have been happier with the service and food. Rustic elegance at its finest.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stowe's best restaurant
    budwom
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance. The pork shank and lobster were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Perfect table. Cute waiter. Excellent Maple Manhattan. And a .2 mile drive. Delish! Bye bye Stowe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    DJSA
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Four of us for dinner. We all enjoyed our meals. The service was excellent. A very friendly atmosphere and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality food and service
    Drooks1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All four of us had never eaten here. Two of us are in Stowe very regularly . The service very friendly and dishes all delivered at the same time. The fish dishes , fish broth and lobster were delicious . The lamb was amazing. Desert did not disappoint . The venue , very cozy . No hesitation to recommend to those wanting a very laid back dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu selections
    Prouty7
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    So many great sounding items to select from, it was hard to make a choice. Am sure any would be fine. Just be sure to include the mashed sweet potatoes! Service was great with Ricky, the view from the bay window was pastoral Vermont and the bourbon chocolate pecan pie was a wonderful ending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Among the Best We've Experienced
    BruceAndMaria
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We visited the Bistro at Ten Acres for dinner on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is in an old farmhouse decorated in an elegant/rustic style. We started with an excellent cheese and ale soup, loaded with flavor, creamy but not too heavy. For the main course, we had the Vietnamese grilled shrimp with mango salsa and rice noodles; and a swordfish special in a lemon basil sauce with snap peas, red peppers, tomatoes and capers with new potatoes on the side. We finished off the meal with Key Lime pie topped with a bruleed merengue, in a home made crust, no graham crackers here. Everything was really good, the chef is very talented. Our server was perfect, cordial and knowledgable and didn't once call us "guys". Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable
    3722
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great, atmosphere and pace were perfect. Zarra took great care of us, we'd highly recommend the Bistro At Ten Acres.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • snickers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ambiance was great and so was our server Tim (who happened to also be a school teacher in the town). The food was so so and not impressive for the price. My chicken was very undercooked.
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  • A must!
    Dinner42
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were in Stowe for our anniversary and had looked up a few options online for dinner while there and found the Bistro at 10 Acres. The place is charming and you can tell the owners put their heart and soul into the place as well as the food, which is FANTASTIC! I had the pineapple salad (yum) and lamb chops which were cooked to perfection. My husband had the tortilla soup, which he is still raving about (wish I could steal the recipe) and the steak frites (he said the steak was was a little under seasoned for his taste but cooked perfectly). The potions are very generous hence we did not have room to try a dessert, maybe next time we are in town. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    vicki
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    lovely gem of a restaurant. enjoyed the pate. nice presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Began well - ended disappointingly
    michaelig
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Vacationing in Stowe for a summer month, we were looking for a lovely, good, great tasting meal The Duck Liver & Walnut pate was excellent - the home-cooked bread was superb Our main courses were less so --- (a) my wife had the Bbq Pork Shank - unfortunately the bbq-sauce never made its way beyond (or into) the meat - it was as if the sauce/basting occurred after the cooking - the meat inside was dry and stringy ... (b) my Grilled Lamb Rib Chops were very thin and I could not appreciate/find any 'grill' taste - double chops might have been a better choice - the Skordalia was pasty and bland - not close to anything Greek, more like bad mash potatoes. Needless to say, we did not have dessert and left DISAPPOINTED!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quaint and delicious
    Perennialsue
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed a lovely meal on my birthday. We made a reservation for my special day and recieved the best table by the window overlooking rolling hills peppered with black and white cows and mountains in the distance. A perfect Vermont setting. We absolutely loved the location, charm and the food. When in Stowe ,this charming resteraunt is a must to include on the iteniary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, excellent food!
    Fairtradejava
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Dinner was excellent - I had a vegetarian curry and my wife had a seafood stew. Both were delicious. The service could not have been better it more attentive. We celebrated a special occasion and we will be back to celebrate more at the Bistro at 10 Acres!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambiance, good food
    MSBBQ
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The ambiance at Ten Acres fabulous! The food is nicely presented and good but not as special as the setting. A good choice for a special evening out in Stowe.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stowefoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was delicious. The ambiance was great too. The service was less than stellar. Our waiter only appeared to have 4 tables, but he couldn't keep up and was not attentive to what each table needed. We certainly would go back because the food and price are worth it. We would just hope the service improves a bit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Among the Best
    skylonsevenVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Birstro at Ten Acres is not only the best restaurant of our trip through Vermont, upstate New York, and New Hampshire, but one of the finest restaurants we have been to in our travels as well as when home. From delicious appetizers to amazing entrees to great desserts, every part was fantastic. The ambience is comfortable but classy and the service friendly and knowledgeable. Furthermore, the prices were reasonable. Indeed, the prices were terrific for the quality of the meals and the romantic setting. Highly recommended. A great find.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I live nearby this restaurant and pass it all the time but this was my first time eating there. They've done a beautiful job decorating the interior. It's very cozy but doesn't feel cramped. The food is great as is the wine list. I would describe it as rustic and fancy at the same time. So not a place I would eat on any random night I wanted to go out for dinner but definitely someplace I will go back to for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie heaven in VT mountains
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Rivals any James Beard finalist! I was skeptical about ordering lobster in VT, but their signature lobster is to die for. The most exquisite lobster I have ever enjoyed. The restaurant's cozy and charming ambience, outstanding service, and stellar wine selection make for a great prelude to a talented chef's creations. Love this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    Foodfinds
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were very pleased with our excellent dinner at Bistro at Ten Acres. This is clearly a spot for locals and tourists and we could hear rave reviews from nearby tables as well. We had the pork shank, huge portion and falls right off the bone. We also had grilled lobster and Vietnamese shrimp. For appetizers we had the pineapple salad, delicious chicken and also the truffle fries. Every thing was great from the setting, to the people to the food. Great find!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best in Stowe
    Anna
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    They could accommodate special requests. Better than Harrison or Solstice at Stowe Mountain .
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tillmom
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Second time there in a month. Both visits were delightful. Wonderful food. Spacious yet comfy. Noise level was was fitting for carrying on conversations. A new favorite for us!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    BlueDry
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great inventive quality food, very friendly and romantic place, relaxing atmosphere, reasonable prices, interesting wine list. Vermont at its best!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet