Fritz Bar + Restaurant

4.6
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

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Enjoy al fresco dining poolside or step into our cozy dining room, named after world-famous mountaineer and one-time resident of The Stowehof, Fritz Wiessner. In 1929, Wiessner emigrated from Germany and pioneered many popular American mountain-climbing routes. Now, we commemorate him at the Fritz Bar + Restaurant, with a casual American Bistro menu serving locally-sourced foods, beers, and spirits.

We are known for our fun dining atmosphere. We recommending ordering many small share plates to get a taste of everything, all while enjoying a Heady Topper or craft cocktail, mixed with finest distilled liquors.

For holidays, we often put together special tasting menus with multiple courses and a more formal feel to celebrate the occasion. During these times we do limit our regular dinner menu. Please give us a call or visit our website for more information.
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Lils
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience,staff was very pleasant and attentive.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little on-site restaurant. Limited menu, I assume due to Covid, but the food was delicious. Cozy pub atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great food!

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ShaunS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has European ambiance and style to spare.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance for a ski weekend dinner, everything from the old Vermont Inn feel to the fondue was perfect! Wonderful night in Stowe.

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Lynortis
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We picked Fritz due to the proximity to our condo, reviewing the menu & reading other reviews. For the most part, we were not disappointed. Situated in the basement of a hotel, the restaurant had a cozy interior. Service was exemplary. We shared 2 appetizers a warm brown bread that was bursting with flavor We also shared a pickled sausage, egg, & pickle tray - great bar food! Both of us tried the pork schnitzel & we were a little disappointed. We were served a very thin (possibly machine pressed) breaded schnitzel that was quite bland and a little dry. Once cut up though & mixed with the red cabbage & spaetzel, it was much improved.
That being said I would come back & recommend Fritz to anyone looking for a good after ski dinner. Also try the spicy margarita!!

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service
We loved it

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Such great food! Super cozy bar area. Only issue was the chlorine smell from the hotel WHEN we walked in, we couldn’t smell it while in restaurant. The food was amazing, hidden gem!

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HamColl1812
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Cute hotel and cozy atmosphere. Friendly but somewhat indifferent service. Would try again, but not a knock out experience.

AK
vipAlexK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Only pasta...

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vipJNICKT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy, warm and friendly with consistently good comfort food. Our go-to spot for a satisfying dinner after hitting the slopes all day.

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LauraG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Great location in the Stowehof and charming ambiance. Service was quick and food was delicious!

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SusieC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This place had good food and we sat next to. A beautiful roaring fire which made me happy.

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GreetingsfromOC08226
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner! We had austrian classics -- bratwurts and schnitzel. Food was very tasty.

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fleur
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite places in Vermont. Such a lovely spot, with history and charm all around. I would only ask..if you book a table during a holiday period....Don't cancel last minute if you can help it. These establishments depend on our support during these difficult days ahead. They're already at reduced capacity. Your cancelled table went empty. And, when you do go, tip your server, generously. Lets work together to get through this tough time. Hope we can all celebrate at a restaurant when we are covid free. It should be so. Be well. Stay safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Always love the Fritz! The staff is great, the drinks and food always delicious!

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Kevin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good but few choices. Cheeseburger was very good as was the bar selections. Very nice servers.

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StephanieO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere. Limited quick bite type of menu. Food was good. Great friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every time we stay at The Stowehof, and it’s just the best! The food is always flavorful and delicious, the service is quick, and the staff are beyond friendly. One bartender, Dave, is a big reason we come back every year. We just got home today and already can’t wait to be back again!😊

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great spot to swing in and enjoy the views and food.

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JakeS
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great ambience. None of the apres ski noise/sports bar feel of other places.

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Pisland007
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Fun food in an terrific atmosphere. The ‘ new girl’ was our waitress - I only know this because other patrons bemoaned this fact when they saw her. Was she a poor server? Well maybe understanding that the bill came to over 120 dollars. Yes I want a glass with my beer, yes I need a refill... One obvious regular waited for a good 10 min at the bar and eventually just went behind the bar and grabbed himself a menu. The high stars are for the food and atmosphere.

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vipJNICKT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great retro vibes at the Stowehof - food is very good, ambience and service are perfect for a low key, fun apres dinner. We come here often and are never disappointed.

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vipJNICKT
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy, comfortable, great food, people and service. Located in the Stowehof, its a perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes.

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vipKathy
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! A hidden gem in Stowe.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

TERRIBLE. We arrived at 7:10 for our 7:15 reservation. Upon arrival, nobody greeted or even acknowledged us for another 10 minutes. When we finally flagged someone down, we were told that they were short staffed and would get to us as soon as possible.

25 minutes later, we were seated. An hour and a half after that, we received our appetizers (cold). Another 30 minutes went by and we got our food; not one of us enjoyed our meal. The burger was chewy and, the salmon had no flavor, the pork chop was overcooked, the ragout was bland.

The bill was over $200 for the worst meal of our entire trip (and possibly beyond).

Stowe has MANY incredible dining options. Do. Not. Waste. Your. Money.

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vipMHCCC
New England
47 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Server was great. We had three little boys with us and they accommodated us. The food was very good comfort type food in a nice rustic location. Next time we are there we will take a slay ride

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SarahP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful New Year's Eve dinner for our family. The restaurant has a great vibe and our teenagers loved it. Many cozy fireplaces and sitting areas - perfect apres ski spot

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vipClosetfoodie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Menu is quite limited but service is excellent and so is the food. They can also whip up simple things like buttered noodles for kids even though there is no official
Kids menu. Lovely ambience with huge windows and a roaring fireplace, perfect place for apres ski dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had a nice dinner with our party of four. We had wine and dinner then went out to partake in the Marshmallows and the fire pit. Unfortunately they didn’t have any chocolate For s’mores. Really??? Who runs out of chocolate for s’mores!!?!!!

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RayA
Poland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to have a quiet evening of good food, company & drink!

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vipMelissaM
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Went here expecting great things after reading all the good reviews. It was disappointing experience and we ended up only having a cocktail and appetizer (pretzel). Pretzel was good but overpriced for what you get. Atmosphere felt stale.

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StevenF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Gnocchis dish was too small for an entree, at 22 dollars I would expect double the pasta, and the steak came out undercooked and ended up over cook after we sent it back. However, the staff did halve the price of the pasta and flat-iron steak. Would not come back. Staff was very hospitable and understanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Laid-back, great food and service.

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BruceK
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and friendliness of the staff at Fritz Bar and Restaurant was second to none! We loved it there. I could not understand the rating OpenTable was asking for noise level. My noise level mark should indicate that the noise level was fine. It was quiet and pleasant.

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Michelle
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never tasted the food because the service was so poor. We left after waiting 30 minutes for drinks, and after watching a table of 4 and a table of 2 leave due to lack of service. What is worse, two general managers were there, received their food and drinks, and did nothing to intervene. I cannot recommend this restaurant as there are too many excellent restaurants in Stowe that value service and great food.

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Doug
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Very cozy. The food was great and great service.

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YireneY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would recommend to a friend but would tell them the food is just ok. The location is interesting but the parking was horrible particularly deep puddles & snowy. Limited menu but interesting (rabbit schnitzel was excellent) but should have had vegetables.

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vipCindyK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Rabbit schnitzel was delicious but everything was so good!!

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kellym
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our visit was a total fail. The downstairs pub area had old Vermont charm, but we could not get service. After seating ourselves as instructed and being given menus by a waitress, she had a glass mishap at the bar where she got a cut on her arm. We understood when she disappeared for 10-15 minutes to take care of her cut. After getting a bandage, she came back out and immediately took the order of a table who had arrived way after us. Then she vanished again. I asked another waiter if we could please get our order in and he did put it in. However, when the burgers came, he had forgotten to put in my daughter's grilled cheese w tomato soup. Half an hour later, her food came, but the tomato soup was marinara sauce that you might dip mozzarella sticks into. Burger buns were not pretzel as advertised on website menu, but decent burger, not large portions for the price. We would never go back.

Fritz Bar + Restaurant
Responded on February 6, 2019

Hi Kelly, I apologize that your experience didn't exceed your expectations. I would be happy to bring you back for a meal on us as I know we can do better. Thank you so much for your feedback. - Kelly Tailer AGM

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Fritz Bar + Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.