Flannel

4.3
401 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 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.
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RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
66 reviews
Dined on February 9, 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 9, 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 27, 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
4 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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New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 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
56 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 17, 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 14, 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 5, 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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New England
14 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
17 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 8, 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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F
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I used Open Table to make my reservation and had special additional comments as I was hosting a small group of friends and family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess was very flustered and my requests were not being honored. I told her there were special instructions with the reservation and she admitted she never bothered to read my notification. I later went back to her as I wanted to make sure I would receive the check and she asked me, “Are you with the Backroads group”? I responded, “No, I chatted with you earlier”. She responded, “Well, step aside I need to seat this group”. The positive part of the evening was that we dined outside and the sunset and views were lovely especially as we are savoring these last summer evenings. Cocktails took a long time to be served and my husband joked that they were still distilling the gin. Food was average.

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TD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and Sam the Barman were all amazing - we had a great night!

Thank you

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EH
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As first-time guests of Flannel, we enjoyed our experience very much. Our food was delicious (Seafood Risotto and Steak/Frites). The service was attentive without being overly so. The only "not negative" just an observation comment, would be for evening dining perhaps consider white tablecloths to enhance the evening occasion. We would recommend this restaurant to others!

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GP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Well prepared and creative entrees.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

This is my second time there. I was happy with my first experience and decided to take my family!
The wait was LONG... after 1:30 we had finish dinner (no appetizers, not fancy drinks). We waited another 10 minutes to get the dessert menu and decided to give up... we were close to the 2 hours mark when we finally could finish payment and leave!

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EC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for breakfast in August 2018 and Doug our server was great but I thought top-notch would have a top notch restaurant, and don’t get me wrong it was good, but it wasn’t the greatest breakfast I’ve had at a hotel. I still don’t understand how a piece of gluten-free raisin bread is five dollars, because it was nothing special or that tasty!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant inside beautiful resort in a gorgeous part of the country. Just minutes from Smugglers Notch, tons of ski slopes and hiking trails.

The restaurant looks out over the mountains and has lots of veggie options. They were also flexible with changes and had healthy options for kids.

The breakfast was ok but not amazing. I’d expect a large buffet at a hotel of this price.

Staff are very friendly.

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New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Anniversary dinner with my wife. Stopped in Stowe on our way to New Brunswick. Managed to get a seating before the restaurant closed. One of the best meals we’ve had out. Amazing risotto and duck cooked to perfection. Highly recommended.

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