Flannel

4.3
409 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Flannel is the signature restaurant at Topnotch Resort 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 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.
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Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had 1030am scheduled for brunch. We were driving in from Boston, MA. Taking the fun way back home to Cleveland, Ohio. A hundred miles out or so GPS has us getting there around 1045am. So I called to confirm Flannel doesn’t close after bunch. A guy answered and replied back that they are open till 11pm. He didn’t think to share that they close between brunch and lunch. As a snowboarding family I know what VT resort we will not be visiting next season. Everyone was friendly. Providing us suggestions on other places to eat. The area is really sweet.

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SP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years and we were disappointed with our meal. Seems that the food quality has deteriorated significantly over the past few months. The restaurant’s overall concept is tired and in need of a refresh.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

There was a good selection of food and beer. The service was on the slower side despite there being only 3 tables that night. It took us 2.5 hours so have a meal that consisted of a quick appetizer (soup and charcuterie) and an average time meal (burger and scallops). Food was prepared well, burger and roasted potatoes were excellent. Only complaint was that everything was a little slow, but at the same time we were in no rush

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OB
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the best restaurant experience that I’ve enjoyed in Vermont. Food is well-prepared and beautifully presented. Bus boys and waiters are attentive but not intrusive. Pricing is a bit high ($160 for two for three a la carte courses, no alcohol and before tip), but I suppose that comes with the territory in a ski resort town.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Worst service ever. Avoid this place.

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DH
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just made a last minute reservation as we were in Stowe for the weekend. Food was surprisingly good - generous portions but more importantly very tasty!! Definitely recommend.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing the food was very good but there were a few thing (everyone has their opinion) that could have been prepared and served a little different
But that server we had rocked.

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k
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The views of the mountain are beautiful. Good selection of alcohol. The food was really good, although both of our entrees were cooked medium and we ordered medium rare. They were still tasty, so no big deal. Overall great atmosphere. We went to the bar The Roost also in the resort for a few drinks before dinner. Nice and romantic experience

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RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic breakfast and great dinner, solid all around even if your not staying at the topnotch resort

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and beautiful ambiance. Would highly recommend others to visit!

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K
New England
68 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our time at Flannel was delicious! We sat at the bar and enjoyed excellent service from the bartender. The meal was lovely, though the kale and cassoulet accompanying my salmon seemed under prepared. Nonetheless, it is a lovely atmosphere to drink and eat!

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brother’s ski weekend

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u
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

For a restaurant in Stowe with a lot of stuff competition, I expected a tastier meal. We had the poke which I found to be a bit drowned in the sauce. The caesar salad was overpriced for what we were served.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We’ve been to Flannel a few times and it’s always been enjoyable. Had the tuna poke, which was very fresh though there was quite a bit of soy sauce that made it pretty salty. A little less would have made it perfect.
Service seems to be hit or miss. While a few servers seemed happy, efficient and engaged, ours was not.
And despite booking with OpenTable, I received notification that I didn’t receive points for the reservation after we left. So what was the point of using the app?

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food just on the pricey side.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was overpriced and subpar. Will not be returning here.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect as usual!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Fabulous food! Tucked away inside condo complex but well worth the effort of finding it.

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JF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Top notch in general has gone down hill with new ownership. Ryan our server chatted with the cooks
I asked him for a wine list and he never asked if I wanted to order a glass? Food was average
There are much better restaurants in town

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and kid friendly!

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G
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are on vacation at the Stowe Mountain Lodge. Dinner with our three young children was perfect. Great, friendly, attentive service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.

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PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice ambeaunce ,fine chose of food,would be better during the day when you could view the surrounding.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cheeses and charcuterie plate was awesome! Dinner and salad also awesome. Dessert, not so much. Should have stopped at dinner!

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S
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Hostess was absolutely dreadful!! Rude and impatient. Very cranky - she should not be the first person you meet. She needs to retire.
Food was just OK. Chicken better than burgers that were cold and hard.
Waiter was friendly and attentive.
There are tons of restaurants in Stowe that are much, much better.
We were very disappointed.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We went to Flannel Saturday night, for my birthday dinner. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. I like the ambiance of the restaurant, however the noise level was little more than expected, most likely from the open kitchen. I was super disappointed with the food. I had the kale salad to start which had a funky taste to it. Then, for dinner, I had the Saffron Risotto which was so unfortunately lacking in flavor. The main flavor was a Smokey grilled flavor that overtook every bit of the seafood. My husband’s filet was slightly better but also had the overall Smokey flavor as well. This was super unfortunate for the high price. Definitely not worth it. Lastly, silly to mention but in the reservation we mentioned that it was my birthday when asked what the dinner was for and they never said anything about it at the restaurant. Not important, but no extra style points either.

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TJ
Cincinnati
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We traveled to Stowe, Vermont for a vacation and to celebrate our anniversary. Chose “Flannel” for our anniversary dinner based on reviews and easy access since we were staying at the Topnotch Resort.

The table we were seated at was mediocre at best. Kind of stuck out in no man’s land and unfortunately next to a very loud group. We would have asked to be moved, but there wasn’t anything else available. If you’re planning on dining at Flannel ask for a window seat.

The great news? The service was very good. Our meals were terrific. We chose the filet and scallops as our main dishes. Excellently prepared. Paired with a bottle of “Fiction” which was just an okay Zin. The meal however, was really nice. Kudos to the chef.

Not sure we’ll ever get back to Stowe...too many other destinations in our vacation queue...but if we do...we would go back to Flannel.

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CS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was spotty. Not many smiles from staff. Drinks are WAY overpriced and just okay. Tiny drinks for $17? Server asked how I wanted my cider, but instead of explaining that there are two types, she just kept repeating the question and was seemingly annoyed. Ordered the cheese/charcuterie tray. It was decent. We split the burger. Burger was okay, fries were awful. Tasted like you were eating a sprig of rosemary. Brought us some regular fries as requested, with zero seasoning. No salt. No pepper. We wouldn’t visit again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food overall was super salty and steak came well done when I asked for medium - bummer!

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The Flannel had a beautiful view of the mountains as well as a cozy atmosphere. However, the restaurant was difficult to locate (not being a guest means there is no direct entrance). The restaurant appeared to be understaffed as it took quite a while to get a table, and then place our order. Overall, the food was good and we were in no rush.

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AF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Kitchen periodically serves Luke warm food.
Have been going there for years.
Quality. Ingredients, consistency could be better.

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H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We heard breakfast was excellent. Definitely mediocre and they did not have enough staff. The place was half empty and tables were waiting 45 minutes just to get water.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was horrible—difficult to to find parking, signs are not clear

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Way, way overpriced for what you get. Food sounds fancy, but presentation and flavor basic. Won’t return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was exceptional. Some food little pricy but that Stowe for ya

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really outstanding and the service was great. I would highly reccomend

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d
New England
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with a gorgeous view. The staff was attentive as well. Creative dishes, too! We’ll be back!

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RM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Our server was amazing.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 25th anniversary. The food was delicious. It was off season and the restaurant is off the beaten path, so the restaurant was quiet. Glad we decided to dine at Flannel anyway. Everything was nicely done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flannel was absolutely awesome! We went for our anniversary and every member of the staff came to wish us well including the chef. The food and service were phenomenal. Highly recommend!

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food keeps getting better at Flannel. Rabbit Rillette was incredible, steak and fries perfectly cooked and seasoned, Beef Tartare always very good, great seafood risotto.
Wine list a bit in the expensive side, but they had a Pomerol for $60 that was probably the best Bordeaux we’ve had under $100.
Keep up the good work!

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