Flannel

4.2
357 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Dinner 5:30PM - 9:30PM

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Phone number
(802) 253-6445
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eli Fortney
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Catering
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mountain Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available as well as self parking.
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Public transit
Stowe Area Trolley, seasonal.
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Entertainment
Please visit our website for the most up to date schedule of specials and events. www.topnotchschedule.info
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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357 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
52%
Very Good
29%
Good
9%
Fair
7%
Poor
3%
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
1 review
1.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Waiting for way too long even when it was empty. Canceling our reservation.

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Chicago
1 review
3.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good, the service was not. Long wait to get drinks. Never cleared plates do they just kept accumulating. We finally had to just stack them up in the corner. At one point someone came to say they would come back for them, but never did. Service was not even close to on par with the prices.

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BF
New England
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Let me just say that the food was great, which is really the most important part of the dinner experience. That said, the service was extremely slow and inattentive. Our waiter when he showed up was great, but he didn’t show often. There was a large party and some outside seating and this is a resort, but it was about 40 min into the meal before we got our apps and over an hour and change before the entree arrived. The chef was apologetic and sent us an amuse bouche, which was yummy, but we ended up getting nothing comped and had a 3 course meal take a little over 2 hours. We had to hunt folks down a couple times to get water and another drink. I hope that was a fluke, because the food was really good. Make sure that the service lives up to the quality of the food and you have yourself a gem of a restaurant.

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ET
Caribbean
16 reviews
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall everything was fabulous from food, ambiance and wait staff. Highly recommend!!!

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were really wonderful. The decor was comfortable--nothing special. They do need better air conditioning on hot days.

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TK
New England
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. My friend and I decided to sample several things on the menu. They were very accommodating with requests. We tried an amazing Vermont cheese called Vermont Creamery Coupole served on a fieldstone with crackers, quince mustard , a currant chutney and some interesting marinated Vegs. Everything was bursting with flavor. We also had grilled Brussels sprouts, a baby kale salad with pine nuts, berries and cojita cheese and a green goddess dressing. We shared a wonderful ravioli with ricotta cheese and Ascutney Mountain cheese in a sauce surrounded by grilled broccoli Rabi and heracot verts. The wine was wonderful and the glasses were generous. We would definitely come back.

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent. We have an food allergy child and staff was more than accommodating. Food was delicious. We sat outside and there was a beautiful view of mountains.

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RD
1 review
3.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We brought our daughter to Flannel for her birthday. She just turned 14 and wanted to go to a grown up restaurant. She ordered a Kale Salad that she described as the best salad she's ever had and said if all salads were that good she could be happy to be a vegetarian. She also ordered Steak Tartar, which she enjoyed. I ordered a seafood risotto that was very good. My husband ordered a fillet mignon that was way too salty. So much so that he couldn't even eat it. I tasted it to see if he might be exaggerating, but it was very salty. The staff was super responsive to the problem and offered him a free substitute mean, but ended up giving us a free dessert instead since my husband didn't want a different entree. Overall, the experience was a good one and the birthday girl was happy, so that's all that really mattered in the end.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent at Flannel every time! This restaurant would be very popular in NYC. By far, my favorite place to eat in VT. I should add that I’m a peaky eater due to my multiple allergies and Flannel seamlessly accommodates my needs.

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KC
New England
4 reviews
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We first had drinks at the bar "Roost" and sat in their cozy couches. Great wait staff and nice handcrafted martinis. Then we had a wonderful time at Flannel. The food was great and the view was outstanding. Good service and a lovely atmosphere inside the restaurant too!

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RV
1 review
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife and I really enjoyed celebrating our 24th anniversary dinner in this restaurant.

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EI
1 review
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food presentation was spectacular but it ended there. Salmon had to be sent back (over cooked), risotto was a bowl of buttery mush, without any seasoning. One of our guests ordered kale salad and instead received arugula laden with mayonnaise....it was inedible. Our server was excellent, though. Beautiful setting.

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KW
New England
3 reviews
2.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The Roost , topnotch’s Lunch spot was better food and better valise
Flannel had a pretty good wine list

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JC
1 review
4.0Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything we ordered was delicious. Beautiful wines as well. The staff could not be more helpful. Wonderful restaurant option for a nice dinner in Stowe.

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S
New England
4 reviews
2.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very disappointing.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, beautifully presented, with healthy local ingredients. The chef has creative ways of preparing things you thought you knew well. It's really among the best places in Stowe.

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MM
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining
Lovely setting and attentive service
Foid not only farm to table but innovative preparations
Wood smoked mussels were th best
Lamb rack was exceptional and seafood risotto a treat and fresh seafood delicious
Service attentive and friendly
Elegant dinner but not pretentious

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HS
1 review
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Don’t get the dim sum.......scallops over
Butternut squash/chorizo hash superb

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New England
2 reviews
3.0Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. Not amazing but good!
But the service, although very polite, is lacking.

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FL
Washington DC
24 reviews
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Flannel while staying in Stowe, VT. It was Valentines' Day and when we walked in I was handed a beautiful pink long stemed rose. Everything we ordered was exceptional. Our server was very knowleble about the menu and she made sure it was all cooked as ordered. One of the best dinners we have ever had and that is saying a lot! Can't wait to return.

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WT
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our 3rd time at Flannel. It was Valentines Day. Their special dinner of lobster and beef tenderloin was fantastic. It was a great dinner.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Service really good/ food meh! And expensive. For the price I expect a lot more. $180 service included with only 2 glasses of wine, is acceptable if the food is creative tasty and not over cooked. Can not say those boxes can be checked.

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MM
New England
12 reviews
4.0Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Dinner was delicious (mussels, saffron seafood risotto and creme brûlée) except for my main entrée. Unfortunately, the butternut squash in my dish was inedible (hard/undercooked) and the homemade pasta was overcooked and falling apart. I did inform one of the servers and they removed the dish, but did not comp the meal. My husband did not want to make a fuss, but it did upset me. They also forgot a candle for his birthday creme brûlée (which they had been informed on). Thankfully, the Director of Food and Beverage contacted me directly and rectified the situation. I will definitely be back to try Flannel out again.

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J
Ottawa
1 review
4.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was amazing, although the tuna tartare had a few scales in it. We were happy with everything we ordered. The service was horrible. It took over half an hour to get some of the drinks we ordered, one of the beers was flat. We felt rushed and dishes were cleared before we were finished eating. The waiter offered us dessert and then came back 15 minutes later to take our order but had never brought us the dessert menus. Out was just a constant evening of feeling a combination of forgotten about and when we were remembered, being rushed to turn the table. The food would bring us back, but if it was the same waiter, we'd probably leave.

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CS
New England
1 review
5.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience at flannel was amazing! My friend and I both had the saffron risotto with seafood. That was to die for every bite was cooked to perfection. We also got the cheese and charcuterie board that not only looked amazing but tasted great. The cooks put so much flavors and texture onto one small slate. By the end of the our meal we completely stuffed but we had just enough room to have dessert. We got the good old Cookie Monster and yes the size was monsterish. All an all wonderful food, service and a wonderful time. Thank you flannel cooks and servers for an evening I will not forget!

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B
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place with a great atmosphere and very good food.

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New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dining experience. We are a family of four with kids 11 and 9; all enjoyed the experience. The food was incredible, wait staff very attentive and the atmosphere was great.

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s
New England
9 reviews
4.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have dined at Flannel before and have enjoyed the quality of the food as well as the location in the Top Notch Resort. The Steak Frites dish was excellent with a perfectly cooked steak. The Filet Mignon was equally delicious, although a little salty. This would be considered a fine dining restaurant in Stowe, and if you are looking forward to a romantic date night or a special occasion spot, not just a regular Saturday night out, I would recommend that you make your reservation for 7pm or later. Unfortunately for me, we had an early seating since that was all that was available, and we were surrounded by 3 tables of families with very young children, babies who would scream and bang on the table and car seats scattered on the floor. The staff were working hard to accommodate all these families and their kids and attend to their other guests. Unfortunately, I felt uncomfortable paying $45 for my entrée with all that chaos going on around us. If I had just been able to get a 7pm seat I'm sure all would have been fine.

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Raleigh
1 review
5.0Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chef was

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New York Area
41 reviews
5.0Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True to its name, Flannel assures a warm, welcome wrap to any special occasion. And it begins upon opening the door and delightfully sighing as your nose fills with enticing aromas emanating from the open kitchen. On a cold winter's night, four friends from different regions of the east coast converged at Flannel - arriving at different times. Our server graciously improvised and guided us through a seamless culinary adventure of wonder as we filled our friendships. We began with unique, seasonal palate-opening cocktails to accompany a robust and texture-mixed charcuterie tableaux of the local artisanship with meat and cheese. This was followed by small plates of culinary marvels including a surprising savory and rich cauliflower bisque. Who knew?! Four different entrees were ordered and deliciously indulged. The sesame crusted ahi tuna and the Parisian salmon were culinary perfection. A satiny smooth charred white chocolate "snowball" of lemon mousse completed the journey of delight. Thank you, Flannel, for bundling us in your warm, welcome wrap!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been staying at Topnotch every winter for the past 20 years. Since Topnotch's renovation, Flannel has been our choice for dinner every night, no need to venture downtown to Stowe village restaurants, we are happy to dine @ Flannel!

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New York Area
7 reviews
2.0Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just OK. My seared tuna came out cold. I had higher hopes but it felt like a hotel restaurant without soul.

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K
Philadelphia
39 reviews
5.0Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family of four awash very happy with all our entrees. My butternut squash with papperdelle was well prepared, beautifully presented, and filling. The only other comment is the dumpling appetizer tasted burned. We will definitely return.

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New England
2 reviews
1.0Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We made this reservation three weeks prior to the actual date and a phone call was placed by FLANNEL'S on 12/23/17 to us CONFIRMING out TABLE at 7:00p.m. which I personally verified with them. Imagine our surprise when they told us we were at the "Chef's Table". No I explained...well there is no other place to sit you can wait but there is no availability. Fifteen minutes went by finally no option but Chef's Table. First FOUR tables remained EMPTY till 8:00 or after. Chef'S TABLE consisted of sitting at a bar overlooking coolers where the cooks were on the entire opposite side of the kitchen with their BACKS to us. Not cheap 3 drinks, 3 appetizers, 1 meal...$170...to sit overlooking refrigerated coolers...disgusting!

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LP
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Room is surprisingly loud.
Pasta oddly sweet.
Otherwise food is well executed. Recipes bit beyond the ordinary.
Service kind

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New England
1 review
4.0Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We both LOVED it. Such a nice quiet atmosphere. The food was impeccable. By boyfriend got the steak and I had some. By far the most tender steak I have ever had. I would recommend this to anyone. Great location and great service.

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New England
10 reviews
5.0Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food and service was exceptional. Ambiance very very nice. Could benefit by having a coat check room.

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Chicago
19 reviews
5.0Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our experience at Flannel! David was patient, well-versed, and attentive. We can't wait to return!

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Savannah
5 reviews
5.0Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Away from the bustle of Stowe. Great scenic views. Good breakfast fare. Would go back.

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C
Washington DC
22 reviews
3.0Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great. Service was not. Waited a long time for our drinks and dinner service was equally slow.

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