Harrison's - Stowe
Harrison's - Stowe

Harrison's - Stowe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harrisonsstowe.com/
  • Phone: 8022537773
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Casey Christensen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: the local mountain shuttle drops off just steps away from the restaurant. Check with your hotel front desk for updated route schedules
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Harrison's has a private lot as well as street parking and several free public parking lots located in the village
A word from Harrison's - Stowe
Welcome to Harrison's Restaurant & Bar. Located in the heart of historic Stowe village, we are steps away from shopping, local theater, concerts, the Stowe Recreation Path and the famous Green Mountain Inn.Once you step downstairs you will be greeted by caring and experienced servers that will make sure your dining experience is a memorable one. Our cozy dining room has quiet booths, a vibrant fully-stocked bar with 100+ bottle wine list, and a fireplace on those cold winter days. The barn board walls are covered with original historical photos of Stowe dating from the Kneale Family's 80 years living and working in the Stowe area.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Harrison's - Stowe reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)special occasion (45)romantic (43)fit for foodies (34)good for groups (12)notable wine list (11)great for outdoor dining (10)kid-friendly (10)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Consistently Good
    OrangeGal
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We've dined at Harrisons several times now and each time we can count on a delicious meal. Great wine selection, cozy atmosphere and great location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Badger
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were disappointed in the size of the mussels, they were extremely small, not up to Harrison's standards. The mussel sause is the best. The prime rib sandwich was outstanding, the fry's could be a little more crisp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice in Stowe
    seafordinerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    All around just a great experience, we had very good food and service. Certainly the best option we explored in our time in the Stowe/Smuggler's Notch Area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    AmyS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We read many great reviews of Harrison's and decided to try it on our last night in Stowe. I only wish we had found it earlier! We had just spent a week away in Montreal and Quebec City trying lots of good restaurants but this meal was by far the best of our entire vacation. The food was delicious. The service was absolutely wonderful and the owner was lovely and extremely accommodating. We ate downstairs inside the main restaurant although there did appear to be a small outdoor eating area that looked nice. It was a nice cozy atmosphere. Harrison's will be on the top of our list next time we're in Stowe!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible meal!
    happyvtfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was my first visit to Harrison's and they did not disappoint! The calamari was cooked perfectly and the sesame ginger coulis complimented it perfectly. Also, the ahi tuna appetizer was out of this world, best seaweed salad I have ever eaten! My friend and I shared entrees; The steak tips were cooked to the perfect temp, they were so tender, and the shrimp and scallop scampi was incredible. I really enjoyed the goat cheese ravioli, they were delicious; overall fantastic dish. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently very good
    Number5
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We dine at Harrison's a couple of times a year and every time is as good as the previous one. The hot food is hot, tasty, beautifully presented in just the right amount. There are always enough new food items to chose from on the menu for those who do not always like to eat the same thing. The the chef has a real skill with pan sauces and servers are professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor service
    AmyCast
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I recently dined at Harrison's where we seated at a uncomfortably small booth. We arrived and ordered prior to a party of 9 only to watch their party recieve their food before us. We also noticed other tables around us were served bread while we had to ask for ours. There was 2 of us and we received 2 pieces of bread. Food was good but not worth the poor service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trendy eatery
    novelwriter
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Hearing that Harrison's is definitely the place to eat in Stowe, I booked our reservations well in advance. We truly enjoyed our dining experience. I had the pan-fried rosemary gnocchi and it was lighter than air! Really wonderful. The atmosphere was nice, but realize this is a vacation/resort town so there were all types in the restaurant, including families with children who were wandering. There is outdoor, patio seating which was very popular, but we ate inside, downstairs. It was a nice ambience. We like to dress up when we go to a more expensive place, but there was no dress code and most people were very casual. Our waitress was good but not overly hovering while we dined. The menu is somewhat limited and the choices pretty trendy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great underground place
    adiner
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Harrison's is probably now the best restaurant in Stowe. Don't be scared off by the location--down the stairs. The food and service arfe excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • shrimp taco dinner
    linda
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    was outstanding! Cajun seasoned shrimp were perfect -
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Anne
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Stowe. Great ambience, friendly, capable service and really delicious, well-prepared food. We visit Stowe every summer and this is a must-do every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good summer dining, great dessert!
    Mower4275
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good menu, with something for all tastes. We all had a different seafood entree - beer battered fish and chips, maple glazed salmon, and pecan crusted ahi tuna. All were very good, hot, and well prepared. The ciabatta bread basket was tasty. I had the house side salad and it was good also - large pieces of lettuce could have been a little smaller but that's the only issue I really had. The key lime pie dessert was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good place to eat before the show
    Mare
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We like going to Harrisons before the show at Stowe Theater Guild. The menu was a bit different this time and nothing really appealed to me. First off, I don't eat meat, so that limits my choices anyway. I had the tomato basil soup for an appetizer and it was quite good. I ordered a lobster risotto, which, in my estimation, was a bit small of a portion. It was ok- not as flavorful and not as big lobster chiunks as I expected. Overall, it was a decent meal but not as outstanding as I usually feel it has been in the past. Still recommend Harrisons to everyone when they are in Stowe.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    vtfoodie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was our 4th time to Harrison's. Ambience is still good - open seating in most cases. Tight quarters but comfy and welcoming. My only gripe is the portions were smaller and the food not quite as good as we remembered it from previous visits. But still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Stowe Gem for Fine Dining
    TKHinStowe
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My family and I found Harrison's to be an excellent option for fine dining. As previous reviews indicate, Harrison's is located below a local business. The restaurant is nicely decarated and welcoming. The fare is high quality as is the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden (underground!) gem
    Kleejoy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A restaurant masquerading as a pub--our favorite type of can't-tell-a-book-by-it's-cover surprise. All the warmth of a neighborhood pub coupled with the delight of some of the best food in Stowe. I've been here twice and I feel like a regular. Innovative twists on common offerings: e.g. duck quesadillas--yum! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal, great service!
    Debbie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Every time we are in Stowe, it's the first place we hit! It's consistently outstanding. The mussels are to die for, as is everything on the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cozy little place
    laxdiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    service was good. Needed support from hostess. food is tasty not too basic but not too exotic. everyone at our table had something different and enjoyed it. I would return and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Short of Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Dad and three 13 year old boys. Ate apps, entrees and deserts and every plate went back clean. Local beers on tap, had Switchback. I would highly recommend this place. I eat out a lot with travel and this is one of my favorites. Staff was very friendly and super attentive. We ate there Friday night and all three kids were still talking about it on Sunday and wanted to eat there for lunch before we left town. Unfortunately dinner only!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite In Stowe
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    No trip to Stowe would be complete without dinner at Harisson's! Great staff, great menu, and amazing beer selection including local favorites like Heady Topper and Heart of Lothian. Reservations are a must.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Patty
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Dinner was excellent-striped bass was the special. Our servers were very attentive but not overly. The outside dining was available but on a slightly muggy night we opted for the restaurant and it was very cool. I would highly recommend to anyone to go Harrison's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food - excellent service
    vicnsherry
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I loved our dining experience at harrisons. We started with a cup of soup, she loved her golden beet and I enjoyed the French onion soup. She ordered the striped bass special and enjoyed every bite. Fish was seasoned well and beautifully cooked. I ordered The salmon and it was moist and flakey. The rice and salad complemented the fish. Our server provided spot on service. Best service we have experienced anywhere. We will eat here again. Thank you for an amazing evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dg45
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a very allergy friendly restaurant. It is a little tight in the bar area but the booths have plenty of room.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated food experience.
    Travelfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Although highly rated in various sites and shows in the full dinning room. We found the food lacking in flavor and taste. Service was quite efficient. Would not return again.
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  • Best mussels I have had in year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Harrison's mussels appetizer was so good I used a spoon for the broth. Would have licked the bowl at home... Server was very pleasant, all the wait staff worked well together. Great value for the dollar
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied.
    Ohiotraveler
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Stowe is our favorite spot for a variety of above-average eating establishments, and Harrison's is one of our favorites in Stowe. If you are looking for reasonably-priced upscale food and/or a cozy, romantic atmosphere, this is your place. Service is very attentive but not intrusive. Be advised that reservations are a really good idea, as this place is not a secret, and for good reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    Ontheroad
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We visited for the first time and not the last. Good menu for both meat and fish - steaks served as requested. Fish cooked to perfection. Knowledgable server especially on wine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific in every way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We come to Harrison's about twice a year. We love the atmosphere: quiet and cozy with soft jazz. We love the food--everything we have ordered is superb. The servers have improved over the years--much more friendly. Recommend highly for quiet, soothing, delicious dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service - need a new cook
    NOLAfoodlover
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had excellent service throughout in a pleasant setting but they need to hire a new cook. When the waiter asked about our food we were polite but did not comment on the mostly untouched fries. He asked about them and we said they were overcooked with a bad sauce. He actually took them off the bill without our asking him. I think this may be the first time that happen to me. Because of the great service I am reluctant to write a bad review but the food was very poor for the prices. The exception was the fried calamari which was nicely crisp and had some interesting peppers with it. I was surpassed that TripAdvisor had them #2 out of 75 in Stowe. Perhaps that raised my expectations too much.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Rosemary gnocchi sauce a bit heavier then expected, but tasty Service efficient but rushed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best restaurant in Stowe VT
    Jimo
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food and service are consistently good. If you have one night to dine out in Stowe this is the restaurant to choose
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was bland, Excellent Beer
    JerseyGirl531
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My fiance and I spent the weekend up in beautiful Stowe,VT. We traveled from North Jersey and this restaurant received great reviews so we decided to try it out. Service was friendly and attentive. I really liked the inside of the restaurant, it was very cozy and reminded me of Twin Peaks (Lol :) ) The food was just extremely bland. My fiance got fish and chips while I got the famous cheeseburger with Vermont cheddar on it. Again the food was plain jane. The beer list was pretty good and we tried several different craft beers. Don't know if we're spoiled by all the delicious food we have in New Jersey but I wouldn't come back here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always
    Meloyelo33
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Whenever visiting Stowe , my family and I always make a point of coming to Harrison's. The food is fresh and well prepared. The service is first rate. Extensive wine list. Yummy desserts. Perfect for all ages. We will be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gnocchi to die for
    Hiking4Points
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The title says it all. I follow the Weight Watchers Point system. This was worth every point. Quite a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lived up to it's hype
    Gola1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great place. We were seated right away on a busy Saturday night. Cozy dining area. Friendly and attentive staff. Perfect martini! All four diner's pleased with their meals. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lil spot
    busycmr
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fun interior but booths are a little uncomfortable for your back. The food and service were exceptional. Once you are inside you forget that it is downstairs. I imagine that in winter it will be really cozy. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Rkniff
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We were in Stowe for a few days and looking for a nice restaurant for dinner. Coincidentally we found a Groupon for Harrison's and, after reading a number of reviews, decided to purchase it and give it a try. We were not disappointed. In fact it exceeded our expectations. I had then featured wine from Oregon which was excellent. We shared the crab cake appetizer which was as good as I have ever had. My wife had the shrimp and scallop scampi which was very tasty. I had the filet mignon which was as good as any I have had in Boston. Although we were stuffed we were eyeing the profiteroles and the waitress offered to get a "small" order. Again,delicious. The service also was excellent. We highly recommend Harrison's
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    fishtime
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My wife and I order four appetizers and some craft beer. We dined on a huge steaming bowl of mussels, excellent calamari, Maine crab cake, and wonderful duck quesadillas. Each dish was well-prepared. Excellent friendly service. Right on Main Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio...Food is OK
    Artiebeenchewed
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    After reading multiple reviews of how great the food is, my wife and I decided to give Harrison's a try. We ordered boneless wings which were actually really good. I order shrimp tacos, my wife order the portobello flat bread sandwich. The service was excellent on the patio and food time from sit down with appetizer to entree was 30 min, Awesome. We got our food and it looked amazing, unfortunatly my shrimp tacos were extremely overpowered by an extreme biterness that i linked to the jalapeno relish. So bitter i had to send it back, the waitress was more than accommodating. I got the tacos w/o relish and they were great. My wifes sandwich was awesome! Not sure if we will try again next time we visit. I want to add staff was amazing!
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  • Great dinner
    GraceB
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We found Harrison's on open table and thought we'd give it a try. We were in Vermont for a wedding and wanted something easy. The service was great and the food delicious. They had a nice selection of wines to choose from as well. The restaurant is actually downstairs making it very unique.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.