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Flannel is the signature restaurant at Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, a AAA Four Diamond Resort. Set before alluring mountain views, the patio-style restaurant beckons with a striking atmosphere, an inviting open kitchen, and an innovative menu featuring chic country cuisine created from locally grown organic provisions. The restaurant is adjacent to the resort’s new outdoor swimming pools and al fresco lounge area. With 65 seats inside and another 75 on an expansive terrace, Flannel sets a welcoming scene for astute diners who appreciate casual yet creative cuisine. The open kitchen is a defining touch, creating a captivating scene of culinary sights and sizzles for diners savoring the bounty of organic farms from throughout the state. High coffered ceilings and a tamped-down color scheme round out a contemporary setting. We focus our expertise on presenting creative dishes that express Flannel's new food attitude: vibrant, delicious and satisfying.
Stowe, VT 05672
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Dinner 5:30PM - 9:30PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit our website for the most up to date schedule of specials and events. www.topnotchschedule.info
Creative menus with personalized planning and professional staff to execute the most memorable events. From small intimate parties with a personal chef, to elaborate weddings and special occasions of over 250 people, we will handle all details to allow you the opportunity of enjoying yourself with your guests. Formal to casual, themes are our pleasure. Please contact 802-253-6426 to receive your quote today.
Complimentary valet parking available as well as self parking.
Stowe Area Trolley, seasonal.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Flannel Ratings and Reviews
The service was poor, they had our waitress also serving a girls engagement party and apologized for neglecting us. At these prices this should have never happened. The food was average.Here is my main objection THE WINE LIST. The lowest price bottle of wine was almost $40. After ordering the least reasonable wine it was horrible equivalent to a $7 bottle of wine. Even the best restaurants offer a decent bottle of wine in the $20 range.My suggestion if you must go to Norma's order the hamburger.
If you want to go to an upscale restaurant in the Stowe area avoid this one.
My 3rd time, 1st for dinner. I love menus with a good selection of appetizers, small plates and entrees - so I'm a fan. The wait person also knew the selections well and spoke to them appropriately. I didn't expect quite so many young children around, but I dined early and it is what it is in the summer, but a great setting for sure.
My wife and I very much enjoyed our outdoor seating at Norma's. The ambiance was fantastic, service very good, drinks excellent, but the food (which sounded great per menu) ended up being a let down. The dishes were presented well, but were bland tasting and not memorable. Otherwise the dinner was very enjoyable, we just expected a more refined taste for a Topnotch dinner.
Really enjoyed dinner at Norma's! Food was fantastic. Only ding was we were seated at table right next to the kitchen pickup. Restaurant is open kitchen concept so if you sit on that side of dining room it's a bit busy especially near pickup window. Book later in evening if you want dinner sans kids. Most amazing in-restaurant made pies!
We dined at Norma's primarily because of the Supper Club special, $33.00 for an appetizer, entree of choice and dessert. We had made a reservation at Open Table requesting a quiet table near the window. When we arrived, host said it would be a 15 minute wait or he could offer us another table which we took. It was a little noisier and busy where we were seated by the counter but it had been our decision. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. We were disappointed that 2 of the dessert offerings were gone by the time we finished our meals but went with the apple pie which was delicious! We had a very nice dinner but without the special, I'm not so sure we would return since it is pricey!
Overpriced, mediocre food with poor service and attitude. Whole dinner just felt awkward, like we were troubling the people working their. Very, very dissappointed as I was so looking forward to going to Norma's after reading the menu and a little info on it online.
Inventive food. Well prepared. Local/fresh.
Dishes do not require the most sophisticated culinary techniques, but everything that is done is done well, ingredients are well thought out, and combinations of foods are creative and tasty. You can't ask for more. Very reasonable prices for the cuisine offered.
The host staff was a little rude. We dined there for New Years, and upon arriving were informed that someone should have called us to tell us that we will have to sit at the buffet in front of the kitchen. I made the reservations over a month ahead of time, and had called to verify a couple of weeks beforehand. I think that they tried to push us because we booked through Opentable. Once I protested and let them know that I was staying at the resort the switched us around. What was especially upsetting was that in the entire evening they did not seat anyone else at the buffet - so we felt all the more slighted. The hostess also told the people sitting behind us that we complained about our seats - as if we couldn't hear her. Awful service.
We were staying at Top Notch and went to Norma's on New Year's Eve. The service was great and the food was delicious. The room is surrounded by windows that overlook the woods where torches are lit making the setting just beautiful. This is the second time we have been there and I would definitely go back whenever we are in Stowe.
We were disappointed in this venue our dinner on Christmas Eve. We had selected this place as a romantic, beautifully decorated, up-scale restaurant. We found a busy bar with tables packed with families with young children who were, indeed, enjoying the place immensely. A good thing for them on Christmas Eve. The numbers of little ones contributed to the frenzy but the demands seemed to exceed the abilities of the waitstaff. No special touches to make the event seem like Christmas Dinner. The maple yule log dessert was spectacular, but the rest of the meal was, on the whole, average.
It's been a while since we went there on our little VT escape. I STILL haven't forgotten about how good a time we had at this restaurant. It's a bit pricey but the servers were on point, our food was timed well, the ambiance was fantastic, and the food was utterly fantastic!
Two things were negative about this place; the first was that it was hard to find! The hallways in the resort really need clearer signage to indicate that you're on the right track. The second is the host that sat us. A more middle aged woman sat us and was a bit cold when taking us to our table. She made very little conversation and it took us a while to shake her off before actually enjoying ourselves.
Other than that everything was great!
I have been to Norma's more than a dozen times. It is really hit or miss. The food is wonderful one time, and the next time it is lousy ( but os always expensive). Ryan is a great waiter, unfortunately, we didn't have him. Noel is also great, but they seem to have a bunch of rookies filling in the cracks. You really have to ask for Ryan.
My friend and I went for an "off-season" spa weekend, and decided to eat at Topnotch for the convenience. Once we actually found the restaurant, the experience was fantastic. The view was beautiful, and the wine choices were fine. The food, however, far exceeded expectations. My friend had the sweet onion bisque and salmon. I tasted her bisque, and it was intensely flavorful and light at the same time. Delicious! Her salmon looked great, and she raved about it. I had the pork sparerib appetizer, which was fantastic. the sweet potato chips that came on the side were superb. For my entree I had the duck, which had crispy skin and was cook to a perfect medium-rare. Portions were ample, and service was very attentive, but not intrusive.
We've visited Norma's before and what the food lacked the service and views made up for however now with addition of Executive Chef Steve Sicinski; Norma's meets all of our criteria. The food was excellent! Our table shared a bottle of wine, appetizer and three entrees (duck, ribeye and burger w/egg) all three were delicious, enough for leftovers and cooked to perfection, the lobster "corn dogs" a Chef's special app for the evening, quirky title but so tasty and all reasonably priced (in comparison to other options locally). I look forward to my next meal at Norma's!
The food was well presented and prepared. The overall ambiance was casual and low key for a fine dining establishment. Is it slightly pretentious, possibly. The special Hawaiian sunfish was excellent, but pricey at 32.00. I am not going to offer a detailed food review, however, suffice it to say that the ingredients were fresh and the flavors moderately complex. Due to the pricey special, the tab was very high for the four of us, considering we didn't order drinks or wine or appetizers. Plus tip it was 170.00 for four entrees, one salad, one iced tea, two ice creams and chocolate cake. Was it worth it? Well, if I wasn't on vacation, probably not.
Had tbhe rack of lamb with a side of fava beans. Really yummy. Winelist has affordable stuff that is actually good, and some realluyu high end stuff, including some 1st growth bdx wines. My wife had the duck, which was a special, and really enjoyed it. It was a really great meal and we will certainly return.
Our dinners have always been very qood and that is why we always plan an evening at Norma's when in Stowe. This time our experience was just average. Our server seemed to be very inexperienced but she was very sweet. When we asked her to tell us what was on our cheese plate, she had no idea. She was able to tell us the blue cheese was...blue cheese. Our entrees were brought out while we were still eating our salads and starters. Our server's response..."oops, there is no room." We would probably go back as sometimes there can be off nights but some of the staff is in need of more training.
A little bit pricey but most of the dishes do not dissappoint. We stayed at the hotel for a long weekend and so we ate at Norma's 4 times. Each time we had something different and we were impressed by the quality of the dishes, and by the friendliness and efficiency of the staff.
The waitress was inexperienced and had no idea what she was talking about. She couldn't answer our questions, and did not take the time to ask anyone. She described the halibut as a "hunk" of halibut. My hunk of halibut came overcooked and cool. The restaurant was almost empty, yet no one came up to us to ask us how our dinner was. The restaurant was overpriced, especially the wines by the glass. Would never go back or recommend it to anyone.
We choose Norma's for our intimate anniversary dinner based on a review from another site. The view must be spectacular during the foliage season and that is when we may return. As we did mention at the check in desk and to our server it was our first time there I would have anticipated more attentive guided service especially since we were the only patrons there for the first part of our dinner. The presentation of every dish was beautiful. The beef was extremely tender with a completely satisfying but not excessive portion. A bit pricey for everyday dining but a nice change for some variety. If they have the caramel bread pudding when you go indulge but make sure to get some coffee to compliment the sweetness.
Waiter overcharged bill (the charge is still pending, so will change review if it corrects). Hostess sat us next to screaming children in an EMPTY restaurant. Would have been fine if restaurant was full, but wasn't. The staff seemed like they were bored with their jobs... Attentive, but just seemed fake. Fake smiles. The food was alright, but not for the price they charged. Gave waiter Debit Card and he forgot he had it for 20 minutes.
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