Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.firetowerstratton.com/
  • Phone: 8022972000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern is closed till Friday November 21st. We will be open Friday November 21st to Sunday November 23rd at 4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday November 24 -25. We will reopen for the winter season on Wednesday November 26th at 4pm.

    Winter Season Hours - Tavern & Dining Room

    Apres Hours
    Friday to Sunday & Holiday Weeks - 2pm

    Dinner
    Friday & Sat - 5pm to 10pm
    Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 9:30pm

    Please check our website www.firetowerstratton.com for more information.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Family-friendly restaurant that offers a casual, yet sophisticated dining experience in a rustic Vermont meets urban chic atmosphere.
The restaurant is named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop of Stratton Mountain where multi generations of skiers and riders made the hike to the summit.
Nestled in the heart of Stratton Village, we pride ourselves in providing classic comfort fare inspired by Vermont artisans. Whet your appetite with Fire Tower Shrimp or a Caesar Wedge Salad. For dinner variety of eclectic menu options to choose from including Green Curry Grouper, Seared Spiced Venison Medallions, Simply Seared Scallops, Rustica Pizza or Mountain Burgers
Combining the spirit of a traditional tavern with upscale modern materials we take great pride in our unique bar design.
We are able to offer some of the most unique Vermont craft beer selections.
Our lively tavern bar offers our full menu, as well as an après menu.

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Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)good for groups (6)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great mountain dining!
    FranksFallLine
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been at Stratton for over 10 years. So happy to have another option for fine dining in the village. Service was excellent and the food was delicious, from appetizers through dessert. The chef served our dinners...what a great touch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    Steve
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed another great dinner Friday night. Both the Venison and Steak were superb, with mouthwatering sauces. The atmosphere and service (Chissy) matched the food and wine raving us with another great experience. Looking forward to coming back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Precious
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is our 4th time at The Fire Tower Restaurant and we have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. What was particularly notable about our dinner the other night was the summer chevre salad - my husband and I shared it and we absolutely loved it. Two of us had the pork schnitzel, one of us the steak from the Prix Fixe menu, and Al had the mountain prima vera. Everyone was very pleased. We love the space, the staff is wonderful and Feb, our server that night, is a real professional - yet warm and very helpful. It was an outstanding experience - we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • :) MAX
    Queen
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    He's a real chef not a short order cook. Never disappointed especially with meat cooked as ordered and everything else on the plate is fresh and healthy . He's the best on Stratton with his culinary talent and he has a personality that is unforgettable . The wait staff is professional and efficient. Thank you Fire Tower.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • localpeeps
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have been twice now for the Thursday night specials and brought friends because it is so consistently good. We don't hesitate to recommend it to our friends. Keep up the special Thursday nights! Service is excellent and like that the chef delivers our entree personally each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The ambiance is good, very kid friendly, the food was somewhat disappointing, especially for the price point
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner all around!
    Steve
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Four of us dined at Fire Tower on a Friday night and all of us really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! Our server was very professional and sweet, had good recommendations and the right balance of attentitiveness. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want to love this place.
    StrattonRegularVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    ....but the food is never quite there - especially for the price. It's a really great looking place with great lighting and ambience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern reviews archive.
  • Timothy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great food, good drinks with a lively dinning environment..........this restaurant is a wonderful addition to the Stratton neighborhood......We will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food at a ski resort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    As I write this, this place is just finishing its first season at Stratton Mountain. They have pretty good food and the prices are not too bad considering where it is located. Lots of first year growing pains, but I dined there about a half-dozen times because of its convenient location. My wife is fond of the ahi nachos which are tasty and the portion generous. I have had the ribs, burgers, and a dish called Mountain Bleu which were all tasty too. The salads are huge and also tasty. I like the staff - friendly and courteous. The chef comes from another place that has a longstanding reputation for good food at reasonable prices. I'll definitely keep going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service great, food not so great
    WonderfulVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Food was completely underwhelming. Seafood tasted frozen not fresh and got some grit in the scallops. I wish Stratton could get down the food bill!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Restaurant in Stratton Mtn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Nice restaurant in Stratton Mountain Village. Nicely decorated with beautiful wood furnishings & 'fireplace' in the bar area. Our group ordered starter salads and the veggie potstickers for appetizers - all delicious and fresh. For main course, we ordered the Green Curry Grouper, Sesame Ahi, NY Strip Steak, and Classic Burger - all very good - excellent flavors and sides. Only issue was ordering 'medium' on the meat came out more 'medium rare' than desired. Overall - very good
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a small step up
    Pkat
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The village at Stratton mountain has always needed additional dining spots....while I wouldn't say its fine dining, it is a step up from what has been available........looking forward to faster service (please) and lunch next year!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Joeloves2ski
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    In the Stratton area this is a great spot to eat after skiing. The food is great and the service is good. This was a much needed spot in the area
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to eat at Stratton Mtn
    SkiDiner
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    It’s a new restaurant at Stratton. Limited selection of appetizers, soups, salads at up to $12. Entrees include few selections seafood, port, chicken, and beef at up to $30. Decent wine list but pricy by either glass or bottle. Good chicken and ravioli dishes. Good thin crust all-veggie pizza. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Very busy and somewhat noisy during peak hours.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feedback
    Weinerface
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Just like to say that it was a great experience but there were some bad things. For example our waiter was Mike. When we asked our the pork was his response was "ah it's okay" . That didn't really make me feel like ordering that dish. But I ordered it anyway. When the pork came out, I thought like I was eating a leather shoe! Mike came over and asked us how our food was. I said it was a little bit rough. He said " okay" and then he smiled/laughed. I thought that was pretty rude. My friends asked how is was and I told them not to go there because I don't think your waiters have the training. So they are not going there in the near future. Overall I thought it was a good, but you need a lot of improvement to stay open!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • finally fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    After years of struggling with bad dining in the Stratton Village, Firetower has finally come along and made it work. The food was fresh and fabulous with something for everyone. Our cocktails were delicious and different. I only wish I had a reservation sooner in the season because I will definitely be a regular now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey & Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The appetizers were scrumptious, however, the entrees were very disappointing. I would recommend having drinks and apps here only. Dining room was cramped and noisy --- not suitable for a dinner for two.... When the door to the restaurant opened, the entire dining room received a blast of cold air... We checked out the bar after dinner and that area was much more intimate and appealing than the main dining room.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Needed Option at Stratton
    mtngrrl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Firetower has it figured out: good range of menu options, so you can order bar-type food, pizza, small plates, or a high end entree. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly, even though the place is very busy on weekends. Bartenders remember their patrons, making us feel at home. A lone diner can usually find a place at the bar and have a nice meal and pleasant conversation. This is the place we take our visiting friends because the food is good, they try to source locally, and there is good variety.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a terrific new addition
    DiDi
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This is a terrific new addition to the dining on Stratton Mountain - perfect casual dining after a day on the mountain or late night Friday after arrival .Loved the menu selection,service and atmosphere!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much needed
    Mimi22
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Stratton village was in great need of a good restsurant and I will say they got a great one!! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think the restaurant is a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Think the restaurant is a great addition to mountain options. Good food great ambience and reasonable prices
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third time there and have
    drnappy
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Third time there and have not had a bad meal! Recommend it to everyone we know!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We're there twice. Busy both
    Twofers
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We're there twice. Busy both times. Under staffed one time but staff worked to compensate. Specials ran out both times, Bhutto food generally excellent. Prices reasonable in very pricy area. Seated promptly both times at reservation time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GEM
    Beantown
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    This is the third time back to the Fire Tower and I have the Maryland Crab and Corn Chowder every time. It is outstanding! There are only a few restaurants on the mountain but finally this one gets it. They make you feel welcomed, great food with fresh ingredients without having to go rob a bank to pay for it. They touch on all the food groups each having a great different twist to them. Will be back to try more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    m52p
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. The only problem was that I ordered a salad with my dinner and it was never brought out to me. Other than that it was a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were able to snag a 5:30 dinner reservation (we were very last minute!) for our party of 4. The bar was very lively with the apres-ski crowd, but the dining area to the left of the door was great, not too noisy. We loved the Ahi tuna appetizer. Our service was prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere was great. What a nice step up from pub food without breaking the bank or getting too fancy! It was tasty and interesting, and wonderful for a family.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better sides please
    grad2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Good cranberry chicken but the veg side was 95% onions , add some peppers or broccoli please. The $14 burger, $16 if you count the added Cheese and bacon comes with string fries just Like McDonalds. Way more than a Manhattan Burger without the taste.The "runners" forgot our second round of drinks so we got out cheaper Than expected .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, not great.
    Mojo4
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Overpriced. It was a nice meal and probably the best place to eat in Stratton, but not enough to be great. Ahi Tuna nachos are THE dish to order. Everything else was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ultimately... the food matters most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I want to love this place and a part of me does. However, been there twice so far and both times - they were out of the specials. A little disappointing but everything here is really delcisious. The second time our meals came out before our appetizer (it came out in the middle of the meal). Even still both the entrees and appetizer were phenomenal. The staff were super friendly and apologetic (kind of). I like this place and I really like the food. It upsets me I can't give it more stars but it's difficult when I have yet to try a special. Ultimately this place is great, obviously busy but for good reason. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Work in progress
    TrickyD
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Nice space and staff. Prime location in Stratton Village. Menu is probably a little too ambitious. Should keep it simple and really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pizza was good. The turkey
    luvnewfood
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Pizza was good. The turkey burger was very brown and rubbery. Returned it for a Caeser wedge.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahi Tuna Nachos are the best!!
    BethVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Everything was perfect from beginning to end. Great food , atmosphere, & wonderful service. The Ahi Tuna Nachos are fresh & so good it makes you want to order more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst hostess and management
    CTfoodiegirl
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I would give this an overall ZERO starts if I could. The hostesses know nothing about customer service & the waiter/bartender tried to pass off a 1/2 full martini glass as "the right amount". The food is actually pretty good if you can deal with the rest of the nonsense. Wanted to sit near friends who had a table for 5 but the hostesses refused DESPITE us both having 545 reservations and place was empty. Then they proceeded to kick us out (we were 2 adults 2 kids not rowdy people) around 730 saying there was their next reservation. I've never heard of having to leave your table in under 2 hrs. Plus they served me Cosmos that were literally only 1/2 full telling me that the glasses were big (they're not!) & that's the right amount.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was truly
    Laura
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This restaurant was truly incredible. We ordered so many dishes because they all looked so unique and delicious that we wanted to try them all! The Apres-tizers (cute nickname!) were delicious. They take all the classic favorites but put a unique twist and they are amazing. I would highly recommend the shrimp, wings and pot stickers, all delicious! The menu has a great variety which makes it great for large groups as there is truly something for everyone! I had the Mountain Bleu which was a filling, hearty, delicious pasta that had a unique vermont flare with short rib. The drinks were delicious as well. All in all, this place was great and I am looking forward to the next time I can go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, kid-friendly
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yucky special. Fabulous pizza
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I ate the seafood cioppini. It was very salty ( broth a bit like sea water!) but fish was tasty. Unfortunately I was up all night with a very upset stomach after eating it. On the other hand the pizza my husband ate was delicious. I love the menu and last time we ate with you it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dinner
    Sean
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Everything we had was great - soup, ahi tuna nachos were amazing, pot stickers were really good, scallop app was great. Server was good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fire Tower Rocks !!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I would like to say from the hostess who honored our request for a booth to Devon our waitress who was very knowledgeable of the menu items and gave us great suggestions for our first time there. It was so much better atmosphere from years past and the food was excellent !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming & excellent food selection
    stratton5
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    a wonderful experience! our family of 5 chose one place to dine out in the Stratton Village and we couldn't have made a better selection. first reserving a table was awesome online with open table. service excellent, menu was creative and with traditional entires as well for my 'meat eating' men! the 'winter salad' was unique and I almost went back for one at lunch the next day :-) ambience was great.. warm ,cozy.. they sat us by the window at a lovely round table. wine selection extensive and creative cocktails for the adventuresome. I love that they had prosecco by the glass. Will definitely go back and recommend!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great bar, food (?)
    Rich
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Bar was great. Good bartenders and a hectic scene of friendly folk. Food was a bit of a let down. My steak was a 1" slab of fat and grizzle, and pretty much inedible. My friends steak "special" was special similarly cheap cut of meat at a magnificent price. Maybe the rest of the menu is better prepared, but do not bother ordering the steak... Service as good, in that it was unobtrusive and same time attentive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.