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About Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

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 Winter Chevre. Salad. For dinner variety of eclectic menu options to choose from including Halibut , Mixed Wild Game Grill of Venison Chop & Elk Medallions, Vt Fresh Pasta & Lobster Alfredo, 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.

5 Village Lodge Road
Stratton Mountain, VT 05155
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
The Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern has re-opened for the 2016-17 Winter Season. Our tavern and and dining room are open at 4pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 3pm Apres and Saturday & Sunday 11:30am Lunch

4pm - Full Menu

Please check our website www.firetowerstratton.com for more information.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 297-2000

Website:
http://www.firetowerstratton.com/

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Wine

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Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.3

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4.5

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4.4

value

3.9

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (3)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Once again, we had an outstanding dining experience. The menu is quite varied with both small and large meals.
The service was also outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great tasting Thanksgiving menu. Turkey entree was great, as was steak. Deserts were to die for.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service and food. We always enjoy this spot.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food was extremely rich for our taste. We felt rushed after ordering. Samll plates were filling,there was really nor need to order a main. We ended ordering three entrees. The bill was extremely high. Food is overpriced, there were better choices on the mountain.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Venison & Steak were excellent. Lobster tail & shrimp overcooked & very dry. Dessert excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

took a friend for a birthday dinner. Interesting menu, but a little too much emphasis on chili flavoring for several dishes that did not benefit from them. Good wine list and great craft cocktails. We had a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

We were a group of five ladies celebrating a birthday. Our server, Scott, was charming, friendly and efficient. The menu extremely varied and our choices perfect. Portions large (too large).

Tags: Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants at Stratton. Worth the drive from Manchester and other surrounding towns near the mountain.
Wait staff incredibly friendly and accomadating to our needs.
Never disappoints!

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Very nice time visiting friends and meeting up with my wife after Wunderlust. Food and service were great. Was able to sit outside on a beautiful day which made very nice evening!

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fun birthday dinner with friends. Sat out on the patio in some sunshine. Very nice

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Excellent
Bathroom had no soap

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

My wife and daughter and I had our closing weekend dinner. All the dishes were excellent and service was top notch

We will come back again next season.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Service was great . Very convenient location from mountain. Ahi tuna was amazing!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Our first visit to Stratton and by far the best restaurant in the area! Delicious,great service,creative cuisine with fresh ingredients. Absolutely a must if visiting Stratton.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We went with a group of 9 for a birthday and found the food and service both exceptional . I would recommend this place for all occasions as it is very well rounded and pricing is very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Dinner as delicious, though I felt like there should be apple of fruit punch for the kids

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Thank you awesome staff! We were in a rush to get there by kitchen closing, coming up on a Sunday night from NYC for some Monday skiing. They let us phone in our order ahead so that we wouldn't miss the kitchen closing (which we would have by several minutes, leaving us dinnerless the night before skiing!) Thank goodness! And they were actually grateful to us for phoning it in so that they wouldn't be stuck there late (meaning that they would have tried to accommodate us even if we were late); the chef actually came out and said thank you to us for helping them close the kitchen on time, since they'd had a grueling weekend. With our food ordered, it arrived piping hot and wonderful at the table very soon after we sat down, we enjoyed it thoroughly (the Wiener schnitzel and the smoked chicken risotto, amazing and incredibly satisfying!) along with some mighty fine ales (ie. Zero Gravity Bonehead IPA, incredible), and were pleased to find out that the dessert kitchen remained open past closing, so that we could tack on a relaxed dessert and coffee. We never felt rushed at all, and indeed we were the ones eager to move things along and get to sleep. Great food, lovely service all the way, and cozy warm on a bitter night. They set us up wonderfully for some high-energy skiing the next morning. Thank you!

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Fire Tower never disappoints and continues to be my favorite restaurant in Stratton Village. I never take a trip and not stop in at least once!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The food was very good. Great menu. Ahi Nachos was fantastic. Very nice restaurant. Our waitress provided excellent service! We'll definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Fire Tower has become one of my go-to spots since moving to the Stratton area last summer. It's a great place to meet up with friends at the bar or to have dinner. Each time I've been, I haven't been disappointed. I haven't tried many of the items on the menu, as I especially enjoy the Firecracker Shrimp and the flatbreads. This past weekend, when dining with friends, their Cider-Glazed Scallops and chevre salad also got rave reviews. It's very relaxing to sit outside in the summer; it can get a bit noisy indoors on weekends in the winter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Wonderful menu selection, good atmosphere and great service. The tap beer was terrific too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Best place in Stratton! Great menu and service. Love the fire tower shrimp the best.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

food and service was excellent. enjoyed a couple of cocktails and the salad which is always fantastic.

flatbreads were cooked well and tasty. Peter took care of us as our last experience was not up to par. he kept his promise and we enjoyed our meal. we will come back again. fav on the mountain.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Meal was very good. Prices were reasonable for the location. Only fault was that reservation was for 6:00 p.m., but was not seated until 6:20 p.m.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Delish! We were there on a ski weekend/my husband's birthday dinner and it was yummy. The service was excellent. We shared an appetizer and had the veal and roasted chicken risotto. Everything was really good. We had cocktails as well and I even had a drink named after a Phish song which was a great nod to VT! We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We arrived early and enjoyed a cocktail in the bar - and moved outside once a prime spot by the outside fire pit opened up. Cozy! Once inside,Chrissy was a gracious server. She gave us helpful suggestions and was accommodating. Impeccable service. Perfectly cooked steak and duck. We wished we lived closer (pres Day week skiing) but we are looking forward to our return to skiing at Stratton NEXT year just so we can eat here!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Cozy, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Unfortunately the food was really really bad. The salad was drenched in vinegar and my son's meat was practically raw. My dish was flavorless. The food was just not good. The service was lovely and the place is hospitable, but food was inedible.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Excellent casual place in Stratton. Tasty apps, great drinks, nice atmosphere and service, and good value for your money. We had 5:15 reservations, which worked out great after a day of skiing. Will definitely return next year.

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This is one of the very few restaurants at Stratton that takes reservations, which makes it consistently busy. Having a reservation for dinner, especially on a busy weekend is critical.

The service and ambiance was fine.

The food was a mixed bag: the ahi tuna nachos--a specialty--was great and the vegetable pot stickers were also good for appetizers. The stuffed halibut main was way over cooked and dry. The scallops were also over done and not flavorful.

Overall, an average experience, where the convenience (of reservations) and service where overshadowed by mediocre food.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

The service was excellent and the food outstanding! We have dinned at the Fire Tower Restaurant every time we visit Stratton Mountain and have never been disappointed. We are looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Firetower has nice setting and is cozy. Service is good. Servers are attentive.

I ordered flat bread pizza as i often do. This time I ordered the americano. Unfortunately the crust was soggy and mushy. Sauce was tasty but on top of soggy crust was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

While the place has good ambience, decent food and generally favorable service, they had plenty of space in the separate dining room but jammed us into a crowded area near the bar that was very tight, and the noise level was ridiculous. Couldn't even have a conversation. Put a damper on what would have been an otherwise good experience.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Unfortunately a customer at neighboring table had his speaker on on his cell phone listening to something. Wasn't talking but we could hear talking for a good 20 minutes.

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Firetower is fine, nothing to write home about. The food is solid if you stick to the basics. The menu can be a bit to adventurous for it's own good. I had a reservation and they sat us in the bar area which was very loud and chaotic. Next time I will insist that we be sat in the main dining room. Stratton Mountain Village needs more resturant choices..... a little more competition and all the resturants will have to improve.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I am so thankful that Fire Tower continues to deliver quality food. While still pricey (as is pretty much every Stratton Village restaurant), at least the good is very good to great with wonderful and interesting options. Without fail it's my go-to Stratton Village restaurant!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I enjoyed dinner with my husband and our 2 boys, ages 5 and 8, on a Saturday night on a day after skiing at Stratton. Parking is limited so plan to arrive early and walk from the garage (5-10 minutes). If the parking near the restaurant is full you would need to take a shuttle from a remote parking lot. We were early, so we walked around the little village area shopping while waiting for our reservation. Outside there are several chairs with fire pits around them to sit at while you wait.

We heard the hostess turning away people who did not have reservations even though there were empty tables because it was too close to the scheduled reservation times. I thought it was good that they were preserving the tables for the reservations, rather than seating as many people as they could squeeze in between reservations.

The dining area was large but felt cozy with wooden beams in the ceiling, which gave it a nice sort of "Vermonty" ambience.

My husband said the scallops were among the best he's ever had, and I really enjoyed the sirloin chili for an appetizer. My husband enjoyed the lobster pasta, and my salmon was served beautifully on top of a bed of jicama slaw with a delicious veggie burger. My boys had cheese pizza and the kids cheeseburger, and both seemed very happy. I did not have any but was told the home made rolls are delicious and served piping hot with butter. The menu was not very large but everything we ordered was fantastic, with decent portions for the price.

The service was generally pretty good, but I did wait a while (I would guess over 10 minutes) to be able to order a second glass of wine. Otherwise, we had very friendly and helpful service. I would not hesitate to recommend eating at Fire Tower and hope to return again soon!

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Our favorite restaurant on Stratton Mountain, VT. Always a pleasant experience.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Undercooked elk, understand it should be rare but this was almost inedible. Waitress checked back 2-3 times in 90 minutes. Didnt see her until 20 mins after entrees arrived, too late to order a glass of wine which i mentioned when we sat down as to avoid this. Host never made eye contact, smiled, nothing. Ignored us for a few mins before finally seating us next to the door, plenty of seating elsewhere. Not heading back anytime soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Meal and service were outstanding. Stratton Mountain has needed a destination like this for years. Thanks to the owners for providing such an outstanding dining choice at the mountain. We will return whenever in town!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner after a day of skiing with the kids. The staff was wonderful and so was the food and drinks. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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