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Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

4.3
206 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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A casual, yet sophisticated dining experience in a rustic Vermont meets urban chic atmosphere. Our menu is similar to the State of Vermont...."a little weird"

The restaurant is named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop of Stratton Mountain where multi generations of skiers and riders made the hike to the summit.
Nestled in the heart of Stratton Village. Whet your appetite with Fire Tower Shrimp, our famous Ahi Nachos or a Tuscan Winter Salad. For dinner variety of eclectic menu options to choose from including Caribbean Grouper, Weinerschnitzel, Vt Fresh Pasta & Lobster Carbonara, Hand Crafted Flatbreads or Mountain Burgers
Combining the spirit of a traditional tavern with upscale modern materials we take great pride in our unique bar design.
We offer some of the most unique Vermont craft beer and craft cocktail selections.
Come try a Makers Cider Smash next to the fire on our covered timber patio
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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(802) 297-2000
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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The easiest parking location is the main lot next to the Welcome Center and walk up the stairs to the village. It's a very short walk
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Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine
What 206 People Are Saying
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fam4 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Reservationists at front desk is the rudest person I have ever met in Vermont, where everyone is lovely and friendly, especially in Stratton. Will not fine there ever again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Firetower never disappoints. If you can get a reservation (and that is not a given) you are guaranteed a tasty meal.

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Fam4 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were looking forward to our dinner as the menu descriptions looked intriguing. I called to say we were going to be late for our original time as we had a 3 1/2 hr drive to arrive to Stratton village. The reservationist said It was sold out for the evening, and absolutely could not accommodate a later dinner. As we were getting closer to Stratton, I went on OpenTable for availability, and it was wide open. The reservationists lied about the restaurant being booked for the rest of the night. I set an 845, and around 815 the reservationist called that our table is ready. I said we were on our way, arrival 845. She warned me in no uncertain terms that the kitchen was going to close at 9 PM As soon as we arrived, we felt pressured to order and that already did not bode for a enjoyable dining experience. In terms of the food, the experience was mediocre at best. The entrees were bland, and the presentation pedestrian. We felt rushed, and could not order a bottle of wine or appetizers in order to enjoy a nice meal as we felt time pressure. However people were being seated well after we arrived and well after 9 PM when the reservationist specifically warned me about the kitchen closing. We had reservations again for this evening which I had planned several weeks in advance. I passed them along to our friends who needed a place for dinner. When they were a few minutes behind the reservation the reservationist called me and reprimanded me. She is very rude, and a terrible representation for the restaurants owners to have a reservationist with her attitude as a gateway to patrons. She turned away our friends who needed a place for dinner after again 3 1/2 hr drive for them. I will never dine here with my family again, nor ever recommend this establishment to anyone that I know again. I hope people read through this long review and see how the service is when patrons have a choice of where to spend their dining$

Overall service rude, food mediocre at best.

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Wiba (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food, very good service. A bit pricey. Had there been white table cloths and candles, it would have been perfect.

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Snowboot (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was good, especially the lobster carbonara, but some dishes could be taken up a level.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, staff, service, and selection of craft beers. Ahi nachos not to be missed!!

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jstuart676 (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We went expecting a wonderful experience and left very underwhelmed. Our server was very nice and seemed quite capable. We were given different menus and the one small plate entry we wanted was a cheese platter. That had been taken off the menu, creating the first disappointment. The wine was fine. We waited for the main course and were puzzled about the lack of a break course. When the waitress stopped for questions after the entrees were eaten, she told us that unless a patron specifically asks, they don't serve bread. She offered to bring it then but it was too late to help the meal. The pork porterhouse was fine, the salmon was properly cooked but underwhelming in its taste. A very disappointing experience when the management doesn't serve bread with a meal, probably just to same money and the server doesn't mention its availability as a matter of course. I would not recommend this as a dining experience for people looking for an upscale meal.

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Mrlau (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and friendly staff, but things took a very long time to come out of the kitchen even though it was far from a capacity crowd. Not sure I would attempt it with a group this size on a busy night.

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vipEllen (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We have enjoyed eating at Fire Tower numerous times and this time did not disappoint. Delicious food and good set.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I had the grouper which was done to perfection, accompanied by greens and other cooked vegetables. My friend had the wiener schnitzel and loved it. I also had the wine tasting and lived the Pinot Noir from Oregon.

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ReviewT (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very nice for a family dinner without having to travel away from the resort. Our only complaint was the level of noise in the dining room due to the proximity of the bar.

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vipLynne (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Specials werr tasty, but salty.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great tasting food! A little pricey, but good flavor. Also has some nice cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Server was fantastic and food was delicious. We got the margarita pizza and salmon and the burger. Delciious!

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vippeter (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Another excellent meal and experience at Fire Tower. Food is innovative and tasty and wait staff is professional as well as really personable and nice.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We dined early - 5:30 (it can be hard to get in if you don't reserve ahead), it was quiet at that time. Great food, service, ambiance. Home run - have been wanted to eat here for the past few years but didn't try to make reservation timely enough in the past.

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vipCTGuy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food and service. Great alternative to the bar food/ burger/fries joints in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Average at best....The kid’s food came out in under 15 minutes while the adult’s food came out about 30 minutes later when the kids were done and ready to leave. The chicken curry was over cooked and had no curry flavor. Fortunately, our waitress handled the issue very well. There are much better restaurants in Stratton for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was great! From the service to the food.

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Mokie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The staff was very friendly. The food was great though the price was definitely high as it is on the resort. But it was very convenient and good to get there early in the evening.

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Klt61 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

We come from the burgeoning restaurant scene in Philadelphia so our expectations are always high. The Fire Tower did not disappoint. Twin lobster tails were delicious and my husband’s steak was excellent. We had the wine pairings, which were both very good too. A great spot for tasty food apres ski!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Our server was the best I’ve ever had. The food was delicious and came out promptly. We can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food and drinks! Cool atmosphere! Located at the entrance to the Stratton Village, really good location.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

WE always love dining at The Firetower. The service is always excellent and the food is very different from most food found at Stratton.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good. Service was average but really not her fault. Kitchen backed up. They gave us dessert and coffee on house. That was nice. I would go again.

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Foodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was surprisingly very good. The schnitzel was prepared perfectly and not dry. The chicken in a Thai milk ginger sauce was great and totally not want I expected. Everything was very enjoyable.

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vipCTGuy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Quality food and drinks at resort prices. Enjoyed the small plates and flat breads. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We asked for hot cider, which wasn't on the menu, and they whipped up something with cinnamon sticks which was great. Every dish I had was really tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was great. We went twice in two days. Lots of great choices on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

We just returned from 2 nights at the Stratton Resort. Dinner our first night was at Fire Tower.
The location was right across the street from our condo so that is what drew us in. We were NOT disappointed after that. The menu is interesting and varied enough to allow teens and a vegetarian to find great choices. The Cocktails were creative and the wait staff was highly attentive. Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals from small plates, salads, chowder (it was filled with fish and wonderfully seasoned) to the NY Strip cooked perfectly. Don't leave without desert (our table shared 2 but only because we showed restraint) all of them looked great on paper and based on what we did choose....surely they would in person. Great Spot.

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