Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern

4.6
304 reviews
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A casual, yet sophisticated dining experience in a rustic Vermont setting & urban chic atmosphere. Our menu is similar to the State of Vermont....eclectic & different!

The restaurant is named after the iconic fire tower that sits atop 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 delicious Summer Salad. For dinner we feature Barbeque Quail over Thai curry slaw, Mushrooms & Pappardelle Pasta made with locally forged mushrooms, & fresh fish catch of the day.
Combining the spirit of a traditional tavern with upscale modern materials we take great pride in our unique bar design.
We offer Vermont craft beer and carefully curated cocktail selections.
Come try a "Roses are Free" craft cocktail made with infused Ketel One or "Thunderstorm" made with Stone Cutter whiskey while relaxing on our covered timber patio.
What 304 People Are Saying
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EC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant lively atmosphere - conducive to conversation - food variety and quality above average. Never disappointed!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice variety on the menu. Steak not grade A cut.

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SM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It took over an hour to get our food. Server was very nice but it was painfully slow. Food was good but expensive. They obviously can get away with it being one of the few restaurants on property at Stratton mountain.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on March 23, 2019

Hello SML17 I do not know why your meal took so long. We host 300 to 500 guests on our busy days and rarely do we receive slow service reviews but we're not perfect. Your comment "They obviously can get away with it" is unfair. We care very much about our service. I'm sorry your service was slow and thank you for your 4 stars for our food. Peter - owner

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but a little pricey. The duck was very delicious and the lobster Mac was superb!

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DS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time. Enjoyed the food and time with family. Look forward to returning next season.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, and I highly recommend the ahi tuna nachos, but the main dishes were a bit high priced for the size. It was also super noisy, but that is what you get for ski season! Decent food for a ski mountain if you can handle the hectic ambiance and high prices.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food! Mussels for appetizer and pasta for dinner outstanding quality served by amazing waiter.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a busy ski slope side restaurant that serves good food and service was quick

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1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant that we enjoyed overall. Just be sure to make a reservation on opentable regardless of your party’s size. Their web site says they will take reservations for 8 or more so we didn’t make one and thought we would show up and try our luck being generally quiet in the area midweek. When we arrived they asked if we had reservations but we said since only four of us we didn’t make one. We had to show them their comment on their website which they were perplexed by. They said they were not sure if they could fit us in as full but if we waited we may get in. We decided to wait but while doing so went on opentable and was able to choose from a few open slots and get a reservation within 15 minutes. So our initial experience was a little frustrating but also kind of funny in an odd way. After that everything was fine with the atmosphere, food and service all good.

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except when I got home I was charged for beers no one ordered. I would suggest looking at your bill

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi Amy 5 Thanks for the 5 Stars across the board. The beers on your check is obviously a mistake on our part and a very easy fix. Can you please send an email to firetowerstratton@gmail. I can find the check and refund the credit card if you provide the name on the credit card. Thanks - Peter owner

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and good service, excellent dinning right on Stratton mountain.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable time, thank you. Put the beets back into the winter salad though :-)

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M
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

I've been to Fire Tower many times, and think it's the best sit down restaurant on the mountain at Stratton. The food is great, the wine list is also really good, and the bar area is fun. I'd highly recommend the tuna nachos. They don't handle large parties well when it's busy, but otherwise, it was great.

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MO
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and different lots of food choices good ambiance. Very loud however

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SR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is always consistent. Still the best jerk wings I have ever had and is a must every single time I visit Stratton. The menu has changed here and there over the years but I think their strength are their classics.

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D
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had high expectations as most of the reviews have been favorable. Food was just OK, quality was no better than a chain restaurant. Had the mahi mahi special and the fish was overcooked but plentiful. The Thai chili sauce tasted like it came from a jar with a few sesame seeds sprinkle on top for presentation.
My husband ordered the wedge salad and sirloin. The wedge was pretty good, quality of bacon could have elevated it. He ordered the sirloin steak cooked medium rare, it came to the table raw. He received it back and the whole plate was steaming hot like it was microwaved and a ladle of demi sauce was poured over the top. For my husband not to finish his food, then its not good at all.
The server was lovely and attentive.

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P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner with great food and professional service!!! DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was AWESOME especially the vegetarian lasagna and our waitress was exceptional

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fire tower was fantastic - the ambiance was so perfect Vermont rustic and the food was spectacular! So many great options to choose from as well. The cocktails were also abundant and delicious. The perfect dinner setting for a ski vacation

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this place. Great cocktails, the hostess is always as accommodating as possible, and the food is great. We just had a baby and can easily bring him as well!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambience! The menu has a lot to choose from which was great for our big group with kids. We had the pork potstickers for an appetizer which were delicious. I had the roast chicken over rizotto which was good but too salty!

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E
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Although I liked idea of small plates, the prices were more like entree prices. The cocktail list was interesting , dining experience was ok. I felt the food was good but nothing great. An average experience.

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on February 7, 2019

Thank you. I like the idea of small plate too. They are priced from $12 to $17 hardly entree prices, very creative and enough food to satisfy most appetites Peter - owner

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food!!!! Definitely will be going back!!

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p
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner. Food (weinerschnitzel) and service (Scott) and ambiance (all) were wonderful. On a busy Friday night, too.

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F
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fire Tower is a great choice for apres ski dinner. The staff is always pleasant and accommodating.
This evening I tried the Brisket Cheeseburger for the first time, and it was delicious. The fries were perfectly seasoned and crispy too!
Just be sure to make reservations. So many people wander in for a great dinner and are turned away because the Firetower has a full house.

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ZA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and experience! Definitely will be back!

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JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6:30 reservation but came an hour early. They sat us within minutes and our food was delicious. Even though it was quite crowded when we were finishing up, we never felt rushed.

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TY
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Fire Tower for the first time on Thursday and returned every evening after dinner to enjoy the after dinner drinks there. Lively crowd, also friendly and interesting. I gave the noise level a little lower because the table next to ours during dinner was loud. I think I may not be used to loud voices since I am from the south and we tend to keep the conversational voice low during dinner. Overall, a great place for dinner and for enjoying the end of the evening with a nice cocktail.

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F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is nice for a step up from the pub, but the food was inconsistent. The crab cake and salad were excellent, but the tempura was more fish and chip batter and the pasta dishes were overcooked and the garlic did not taste fresh. Server was very nice. New chef for this place, please!

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on January 23, 2019

Don't come back, Please!

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KF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please bring back the Firetower shrimp! Great food and service

Fire Tower Restaurant & Tavern
Responded on January 23, 2019

Hi Kelly, Thanks for your nice review. We're working on it. Just ordered new vessels for a more modern presentation. Stay tuned. Peter - owner

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Father son meal

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I thought the portion of chicken was way too small. I left still hungry.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter’s 26th birthday. Come here every year on her birthday and wouldn’t be or want to be anywhere else!

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F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regular customers at the Fire Tower, and this may have been our best meal yet. The food was terrific, the wine selection was excellent, and the service was perfect.

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RP
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have an awesome meal here every time we come up to ski at Stratton . Food, Drink and Service is spot on.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was average to just above... Atmosphere was very nice. Overpriced, but on par with the rest of the resort.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, friendly bartender, hostess, wait staff. Food and drinks were original and exceptional! We have a wonderful New Year’s Day experience! Dreaming of the Ahi Nachos as I type this!

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

Fantastic last night on the mountain-thank you. HNY

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

Very convenient location in Stratton Village. Appetizers great, but for some reason, the main course were all too salty. The waitress was very nice and friendly and replied that there was a new chef. Hopefully they will get it right.

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MF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Food!

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