Sat at the bar (both of them)
Sat at the bar (both of them) and ate at the "chef's tabel", where we could watch the kitchen in action. It was a quiet night and we found everyone to be friendly, the food and wine good.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate here two out of our
We ate here two out of our three nights and one lunch during our visit to Stowe. The food, service, and ambiance made all visits special. The mussels, shrimp dumplings, crab cake, chopped salad, butterfish, beef short ribs, flatbread, and key lime pie were all terrific. The duck was not as good as we hoped, but everything else was delicious.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice, quiet relaxing place..great
Nice, quiet relaxing place..great food and great service!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every time my wife and I go
Every time my wife and I go to Stowe we make sure we eat at Norma's at least once. The menu is always interesting, prepared wonderfully and taking advantage of local products. The service is among the best of any restaurant in which we've ever dined. Befitting an upscale ski resort, the clientele is a mix of locals out for a meal at the best place in town and vacationers who know where to go. Even with the current construction going on at Topnotch, it's worth the trip. We look forward to seeing the next incarnation of the restaurant after construction is done.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
They are just re-opening and
They are just re-opening and are currently under some construction. The menu was limited but they plan to expand when the construction is done. We had the chicken it was excellent, full of flavor and not boring. The desserts were not the highlight of the evening. In my opinion this area still needs some work. The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. They were wonderful!!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outdoor patio; beautiful view
It was really quiet the weekend we were at Stowe, so no reflection on Norma's there. The resort is also undergoing a major renovation so the resort too was less crowded than I have seen previous. The food is always very good, short menu gives the chef ability to focus. I would like to see an expanded wine by the glass menu with some more interesting choices. Other than that, I highly recommend Norma's while in Stowe, VT.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great "new" place
Norma's, a fine restaurant at Top Notch Resort, has a new menu and a new name, Flannel.
The new menu is creative and (at least six dishes) delicious. The service is still outstanding.
The new name is the worst I have ever encountered. "Flannel"? If I wasn't familiar with the place, I wouldn't book it.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upscale Vermont Dining
My wife and I recently had dinner at Flannel over the 4th of July weekend. Upon arriving we were promptly seated, and our waiter was quick to explain the menu and take our drink order.
We ordered dinner and after ordering the restaurant got busier and it appeared that we saw less and less of our waiter as she was serving both tables inside and out.
The quality of the food was excellent, however, I did not enjoy some of the flavor pairings, but this of course is more of a personal preference and the reason why you go out to eat, to try new things!
As for the location, being able to watch the sunset over Mt. Mansfield is spectacular.
I would definitely eat at Flannel again, but I might try some different items off the menu next time.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an awesome meal. Feta and Watermelon salad, Fried oysters BLT, Duck confit and Halibut. All done perfectly. Fantastic views, great new decor. Just loved every minute of this dinner for our 5 year anniversary. Thank you Topnotch, Flanel was great!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an incredible dining
We had an incredible dining experience at Flannel. Although we chose to surrender our 8:30 reservation in order to eat earlier (6:30) by sitting at the chef's counter, our experience was probably the same if not better. Not only is the food exceptional, but the chefs were all very friendly and open to conversation, especially about the food. They answered any questions we had and handed it to us directly after we watched them prepare it all. The wait staff was equally attentive, clearing dishes even if they were not our original server. I would recommend Flannel for a any occasion but especially for a simple romantic dinner or need for an amazing meal.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good but
The food was very good but the drinks were the smallest we've ever seen. Talked to the manager who didn't seem to care. I'm sure that they're making a lot of money on their drinks. Very pretty views and outside space.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and beautiful views
The food at Flannel was fabulous. The service was great. We ate outside and the views of Mt. Mansfield is beautiful. Once winter rolls around, and the temps get cold, no worries, the dining room has floor to ceiling windows.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Dining in Stowe
We were visiting Stowe for a lacrosse tournament and wanted to have a nice meal. I researched best restaurants in Stowe and found Flannel. The menu looked interesting but I had no idea what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and excellent service. The view was spectacular. We lived in Washington, D.C. for many years and this restaurant compares favorably to city restaurants. If we go back to Stowe we will definitely go back to Flannel.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
While we found this restaurant a bit pricey, I was very happy with the food and service I received. I asked if I could have something taken out of a particular dish on the menu as it is not to my liking. Originally, the waitress gave me a plausible explanation as to why it couldn't be taken out due to the way it is prepared/marinated in advance. I was fine with this and was just going to take it out myself. However, once I received my dish, the ingredient had indeed been removed and replaced with a different vegetable. An unexpected pleasant surprise!!
Everyone was extremely courteous and we all loved our food, even my two finicky children.
We will definitely be back next time we visit Stowe.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just what you're looking for.
We selected Flannel for a special birthday (62) dinner during a recent long weekend in Stowe. There were high expectations, and no disappointments. Let me cut to the chase. We dine often (too often) in the NJ/NY area, and have been doing so for a long time. The cold soup, layered half red-half green, was unique, delicious, and a mistake to pass up. Go back if you did. I followed that with the "Best" sirloin (my favorite cut) steak that I ever had. Did I mention "Best" ? Yes I did. The service and view were all Stowe.
Just get to this restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salmon was cooked perfectly, and we received wonderful service.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Flannels after researching the many reviews)Trip Advisor for one). The dining experience was superb in every way. We had an excellent mail from appetizer to dessert. The service was top notch which was the name of the resort. We dined outside and were seated at a table with a great view of the mountains. The resort and restaurant were kid and pet friendly from what we observed.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great!
The food at lunch was great - it was fresh and delicious, so was the beer. Service was great and the view from the patio is amazing.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone
Went there for dinner on our second night up here. The view was outstanding and the food was great. Service was attentive to ask if everything was ok but there were some long spells of not seeing the server (but I would not let that discourage anyone from going to Flannels). After dinner for dessert the kids got to make there own s'mores at their fire pit. That alone was priceless. Yes they can make s'mores anywhere but there was something special about their set up and the kids doing it there. All in all I would highly recommend .
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside and the views were second to none. Staff, food and everything were great.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely spot, great food.
We really loved the small bites menu. The food was fresh and service was fast. We didn't order off the main menu because it was too pricey for us. But everything else was wonderful.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food-fantastic taste, unique taste combinations, superbly cooked. Steak tartare to die for, crab fritters were fantastic. I had the chicken and my husband had the steak and we both agreed best meal in the NorthEast. Celebrated our anniversary in style.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our lunch at Flannel very much. The staff was attentive and efficient. We sat inside and enjoyed the view and the food. The chicken wrap, flatbreads and salad were great. Also the chicken wrap ingredients were chopped so it wasn't a mess to eat. The salad house dressing was light and perfect. I am on a reduced sodium diet and they were accommodating. I definitely recommend Flannel.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining experience with good food and excellent service and quiet, nice ambiance.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on a Friday night, had reservations @7, went @6:30, was seated immediately at a great table next to fireplace. Service was wonderful, food was very good. Had cheese platter, very good selections. Menu not that big, but had great choices. One note, burger says "pork belly burger". Would have avoided it had I not asked waitress for explanation. Turned out it was a regular beef burger with a thick slice of bacon, and an egg on top. Extremely yummy. That plus shared cheese plate, husband had steak, 2 drinks and one shared dessert, bill was about $80. Pretty good value considering the quality of the food. Would definitely visit again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful luncheon in every way!
Four of us elderly women celebrated a 90th b'day early to enjoy the foliage view. Everything was perfect with an attentive server, friendly and obliging staff, awesome wine, wonderfully prepared food, and gorgeous views. The menu is limited, but we still had plenty of options. One person chose the Coconut Chicken Soup for an appetizer, but three of us chose the Miso Glazed Shrimp, which was glass noodles and peanut sauce. Three of us chose the quiche, and the other person chose The Smoker which is mesquite turkey, avocado, bacon, dill Havarti, maple aioli, tomato, pressed tortilla. We were not disappointed in any way! Again, every course was delightful with more than satisfactory serving sizes. It is pricey, but IMHO, it is worth it!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined here with my wife. The dining room was a little too open for us but not bad. I had duck confit which was excellent. The sauce raised the dish to the next level. My wife had salmon, which was good, but ordinary, nothing special. Service was good but the down side was that our water glasses were not refilled.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dinner was very good. My wife's dish was outstanding, all the menu items were creative.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My boyfriend and I decided to try Flannel on our weekend away in Stowe. I was alittle nervous to bring him because he is not very adventurous with good as I am, but we had a delicious meal. The olive oil, butter, and red pepper jelly that came with the bread was very flavorful. We got a cheese plate and the Flannel fries for appetizers; both super delicious! The fries were crunchy and fried to perfection and the dipping aioli was great! My boyfriend got the Flannel burger that was amazing. And I got a short rib special; short ribs with parsnip purée, spaghetti squash, with a delicious glaze. We skipped on dessert because we were too full, but overall, the meal was absolutely delusions!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spa with lunch
What makes a spa day with friends event better? A delicious lunch with wonderful service. I had a lovely chicken salad and my friends got sandwiches. Everything was flavorful and fantastic! Will definitely be back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food around
The menu is limiting, but the items are outstanding! They offer about a dozen small plates, so my wife and I shared the gnocchi as an appetizer. Not a morsel left in the bowl! She had the short-ribs and I had the sea scallops, and we left trying to tell each other how wonderful our respective dishes were. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Our server actually steered us away from an intriguing sounding desert. Instead we shared a piece pumpkin pie with house-made ice cream: one of the best pies either of us have had!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice experience. The food and service were good. The view of the mountain was really special.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM