Solstice
Solstice

Solstice

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stowemountainlodge.com/
  • Phone: 802-760-4735x
  • Hours of Operation:
    SOLSTICE - Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    HOURGLASS BAR & LOUNGE - Lunch: 11am - 5pm; Dinner:5pm - 11pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Cody Berry
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Imagine your guests sampling local Vermont cheeses presented by fifth generation cheese makers, freshly caught trout cooked over an open fire with babbling brook background sounds, T-bones served in cast iron skillets, grilled slow cooked local suckling served on authentic picnic tables with blue denim linens, campfire music, sing-alongs, or blue grass tunes. The team at Solstice and Stowe Mountain Lodge can customize your next catered event on the Mountain.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room up to 16 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Solstice Restaurant 802-760-4735x
  • Special Events: Holiday dinners

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Base of Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking for dinner guests.
A word from Solstice
Solstice, Stowe Mountain Lodge's signature restaurant, offers Vermont artisan-inspired cuisine in an elegant and relaxed setting. Enjoy views from every direction – an open kitchen and interactive chef station tantalizes the senses, and a wall of windows overlooking Spruce Peak mountain offers an exhilarating background for every meal.
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Solstice reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (10)romantic (6)scenic view (6)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A gem for any Anniversary
    Franco
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For our 20 year anniversary my wife and myself decided to spend a couple of nights in Stowe, VT. I used OpenTable to look for a nice dinner place. I chose the restaurant Solstice because of its rating. When we arrived that evening we were impressed by the location and the entire resort. The dinner and service was exceptional. Our dishes were prepared with creativity, the ingredients were first class and the portions were perfect. The wine list offered a broad selection and it was easy to pair with the dishes. A superb and memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenn
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner. Everything from the food to the service was completely enjoyable. We started with the cheese plate, which the very knowledgable staff explained in detail to us, and a very good bottle of wine. Or dinner choice was the pot roast, which melts in your mouth. The ambiance in the restaurant was lovely, and the staff was helpful without being overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely hotel dining
    MSBBQ
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Lovely ambiance and service. Food was good, but not spectacular. Wonderful choice if you want to stay on Stowe Lodge property.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would gladly return!
    VermontSal
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a very nice meal. Started with the three cheese sampler and realized we wouldn't have enough room for the dinner (we'd both ordered the sirloin). Our server said, "sure, no problem" when we asked to share a single order. Our halves arrived beautifully presented ... no sense that either was a less than complete meal. Tasty, too!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Meal
    Kris
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I dined with 3 other people and we all selected different entrees to maximize the menu. All were delicious and the service superb, but the highlight was the pot roast. Who knew that such a simple meal could be so beautifully and expertly prepared? I would go back just for that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    LaurieB
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We are from Ottawa, Canada and wanted to have a "special" dinner to celebrate our shared 52nd birthday. What a beautiful restaurant! We enjoyed it immensely. Food was very good and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • loud kids ruining a special dinner
    GirlsNightOut
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Although the food was local and flavorful, the expensive meal and relaxing ambiance was ruined as soon as the families appeared with kids screaming, running around, and slamming the doors going in and outside. The waitstaff did not address the chaos. Regarding the service, they waiter was attentive, but needed to scream to tell us the menu to be heard above the noise. This is all unfortunate since there is an area outside the main dining room that is more family friendly. Spending around $100 per person should not include being disturbed by misbehaved kids and indifferent parents.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 155 reviews are from the Solstice reviews archive.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    It was wonderful! Had never been here an very much needed a away break, would very much like to stay some time out of my price range but maybe some day. Brunch was well worth the money, staff in the dining room an hostess were outstanding. nice to hear yourself by name not a "guest". Two small downfalls a couple "hot items were not but barely warm. My valet did not know you were serving brunch! Hope to see this place again!
    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 LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solstastic!
    CiciVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was great and the services was spot on. We were a party of 6 and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Solstice sits at the base of the ski mountain so the views are beautiful. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night!
    Devine71
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was delicious. Service was fast. Service was friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Pinetree
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Given the venue in a new luxury resort at Stowe, we were expecting a much better dining experience. The whole meal felt like we were in a mediocre tourist trap instead of in a fine dining restaurant. Service was slow and the ambiance was depressing. If you stay at the lodge, drive to town for a much better meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointment!..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Food was very salty and unnecessary spicy!.,It was very noisy there because next door restaurant had a lot of guest!..
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over the top in Stowe
    NJOREats
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Solstice is a well-done, but typical, apres ski resort dining experience. Featuring local VT ingredients and a few exotic flavors, the portions were a bit modest. Venison was a bit overcooked and berry sauce was tasty, but scant, leaving the meal dry. Roast scallops were done to perfection. It was expected to have a fine dining restaurant at the 'new' Stowe resort, but our expectations were higher than they should have been. Interior design is stunning wood and slate, with a soaring ceiling and mountain views. The resort is definitely family friendly, but can we ask parents and kids to leave their iPhones and iPads in their rooms and practice the art of conversation during dinner. At the very least, turn off the flash!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay, nothing great
    jmat
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was good but not great, found it to be very over rated. It was not the fantastic dining experience expected. The prices were however that of a high dining facility.
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  • Superb
    Malafronte
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Everything from the wine to the amuse was perfect! My steak was cooked exactly as requested and the truffle Mac and cheese was unlike any other I've had before. My boyfriend ordered venison, a dish I normally shy away from, but I tried his and it was absolutely delicious. It was an elegant dining experience and we will definitely be returning to Solstice on our next trip to Stowe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night
    Gordon
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We're a group of 4 dining together.....great appertisers.....one salmon dinner was outstanding,one pot roast was outstanding,two seared scallop dinners OK but scallops needed to be cooked more thoroughly as they had cold centers and not edible ...deserts very good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was much better before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Great location, but the food and service has gone downhill since our last visit. I wonder if they may have a new chef as the food has declined so significantly. Even the cocktails have gone down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solstice Needs work
    daffy
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Menu was limited and tryinng to hard to be interesting. Braised duck legs were charred and dry. Salmon portion tiny. Service was disinterested. Cocktails were watery. Doesn't say much when best part of the meal was the a la carte mashed potatoes. Even the croutons on the caesar salad were stale. For these prices it would be better to dine off the premises.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommed!
    BTraveler13VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    If you are staying at Stowe Mountain Lodge, great option (only?) to dine and stay in. Great appetizers, nice main entrees. Awesome view.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solstice
    mtdicksonVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    This is a lovely restaurant, reminiscent of all big Mountain Resort places. The food was very good. My lamb was cooked perfectly as was my husband's duck. They seem to specialize in Duck as there were four different dishes on the menu, and they all looked very good. Our waitress did an amazing job describing the dishes with such gusto. Try their blueberry cobbler! It was delicious!!! Just a lovely relaxing evening, to finish off a delightful weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    danjeff
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    We were seated at a very nice, comfortable table for two. The temperature in the large room was comfortabe. The dining room has very large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a nice view to the landscaped areas outside. The lighting at the table was just right for the occasion. The tables are adequately spaced to provide satisfactory distance between guests. The service was attentive, friendly, and timely. The food was excellent. The pot roast and associated dishes could not have been better. The price was commesurate with the quality of the experience and warranted a generous tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bigger than t's britches
    notimpressed
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    This is a restaurant in a posh resort that tries to be fancy but comes off providing good service and good food,nothing spectacular. The waiter was very well trained and attentive without being obtrusive. The food was OK, nothing special. We had the lobster and corn chowder which was great. My surf and turf was OK although I asked for my steak medium and it came well done. The prices reflect their self opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Presentation
    Romeo
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food was unique with blending different flavors. Our meals were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great cheeses at Soltstice
    Tracy
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Soltice. Great service. Food was delicious. My husband said his lamb chop was one of the best he had ever had. My scallops were light and tasty-not rubbery which I hate. Cheese plate was really good. Served with a delicious local honey. Dessert was a decadent Chocolate affair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • seasoning off
    lovevermont
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The salmon was extremely salty, sent back, and had tons of crushed black pepper instead on the second piece
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Solstice Restaurant
    Jeanne
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    This was very good. The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. They made sure what you ordered was what you really wanted. They explained new items that were unfamiliar to us. I was not sure about which wine I wanted to have with dinner. They went out of their way to try to help with the our best choice depending on our taste. They did not go for the more expensive wine, they based it on our description.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sparkles in stowe
    stowefoodee
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Delicious food, well presented, fun staff, unexpected separate GF menu pleased friend with allergy. Happy to have you in town. For me, compares to Michaels and Hen of the Wood. Decor was admired by my designer husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Saturday night feast.
    Bernie
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Exceptional scallop fare as everything was so tasty and unique. Memorable meal in every respect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not knock my shoes off...
    Cappalli
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Yes, beautiful scenery.. Yes, a friendly staff.. but the food as lacking this particular night. Fish over cooked, steak over cooked when we ordered it medium well.. there are so many great options in this area that I would recommend they up the anti!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was god but not great.
    crpmVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    The food was god but not great. For the prices, I would have expected better food. The steak was very unremarkable.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Our dinner was perfect beginning to end. Note only was the food perfect (field green salad, sirloin, whipped potatoes, english green peas, and spinach) but the service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend Solstice. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attention to detail.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    My wife and I were had a wonderful dining experience over the 4th of July weekend. We appreciates the attention to detail given we had our 19 month old in tow. The food was excellent, but the service was even better.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    BethM
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food quality lets the service and ambiance down. The consistently poor execution ruins the local ingredients. Could be fanyastic but is frankly sub par compared to other local options.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb in Every Way
    fab453
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We stayed at the Stowe Mtn Lodge and enjoyed dinner at Solstice to celebrate the graduation of our daughter from U of Vermont. Everything was top notch from the food to the service and the surroundings. The quality of the food was superb and the views while dining were nothing short of spectacular. Expensive, but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A tasty brunch but idle servers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    We had reservations for two for Easter Brunch, so may not apply to other dining experiences. It was hard to find parking, so did like valet service. The dining room is pleasant, but would not call view of ski lifts, wooden decks "scenic." The trout, chicken piccata, prime rib, quite good. The lamb & frittata dry & bland. A good green salad and peas/carrots the only vegetable. Melon/cuke salad the only fruit (and melons not ripe). Desserts very good. No bacon or sausage offered. Ham would have been welcome. Main complaint, though, an inattentive server who never oriented us to the brunch, who rarely showed up at our table to assist. It took forever to get entree plate removed to have space for dessert or to get a 2nd cup of coffee.
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  • Very high end comfort food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Very high end comfort food after a day of skiing. We especially enjoyed the local cheese selections (chosen by the waiter, who threw in an additional choice of blue cheese for me when he realized that I liked it even if my husband did not). I had the duck breast and my husband had the pot roast and they were both delectable -- if you are going for volume, get the pot roast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love the view and the cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    I love the view and the cozy feel. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Convient to the ski hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    For the price, there are tastier places to go. Bland salads (two of them). Giant comfort food portions -- but not spectacular flavor.
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  • Convenient place to go when
    2bulldogsVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    Convenient place to go when at Stowe mountain. Way overpriced for what itis, many good options locally.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great.Unfortunately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Food was great.Unfortunately our server was not, and our overall experience was not good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic