Fritz Bar + Restaurant

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$30 and under
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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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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
30 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.

JN
vipJNICKT
New England
30 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
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! A hidden gem in Stowe.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 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
7 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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LiberalArtist
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As if the Stowehof needed anything else to make you never want to leave except maybe to ski. The fondue is perfect, the Gluehwein sweet. I wish I could have made my way down the menu, but if you stick to the alpine you won't go wrong. I had a cassoulet that while flavorful was bone-dry, and the creme brulee wasn't up to the standard of the amazing berries and cream from the previous night. Spaetzle with an egg on top and poutine with bacon were both heavenly.

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vipKathy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance! A hidden little jem.

Fritz Bar + Restaurant
Responded on January 14, 2019

Thank you Kathy! We hope to see you again!

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vipOutingQueen
Berlin
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a rustic, quaint dining place with lots of ambiance, accommodation for bigger groups, and above average food.

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vipMokie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was nice to book the dinner earlier in the evening as the place got really busy at the end. The food was great and the chocolate fondue was exactly what we wanted as the last thing for the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, server was charming and helpful, ski village casual vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fun and low-key experience - friendly staff and great fondue.

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vipTimW
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood sort of spot with a good variety of delicious dishes. serving sizes were appropriate - neither too big or small.

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jmckjr
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Frit's or Open Table took the reservation for 2:30pm but the restaurant does not open until 4pm. I didn't have the opportunity to eat there but it looks and feels like a neat place to have a light meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My mom and I went to Fritz (at the Stowehof inn) on a Tuesday evening. I was surprised that it was super quiet and nearly empty. To be fair, it was a Tuesday in the off-season for Stowe. The ambience was lovely - a very classic, warm pub feel with low ceilings and post and beam construction. The hotel itself has interesting architectural details (including an impressive entry portico) and a cozy European vibe. Service was managed by a single employee —the bartender. Since it was a slow evening, it was no problem. They have some interesting appetizers and I enjoyed the snap peas and radishes with whipped goat cheese while Mom opted for the grilled sweet corn. Both were delicious. For the main entrée, I chose Fritz for the Tuesday special—Family-Style Fried Chicken—and was disappointed that it was no longer on the menu. So, I ordered the Steak Fritz which was a strip steak, not a hangar steak. It came *way* overcooked (well done instead of medium) but they promptly adjusted it and delivered one that was medium-rare. Okay, fair enough. The Chilean Pinot Noir was excellent and the Bratwurst that my mom ordered was on point, including what appeared to be homemade sauerkraut. Overall, this is a nice place for low-key comfort food. Friendly staff, not too fussy, decent prices, and a nice view.

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Carrianne
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience5

This was one of my worst dining experiences ever . Made a reservation on open table . They didn’t have a seat for us so we put one together . Waited 10 minutes for menu. When waiter brought them he literally gave us 30 seconds and asked if we were ready . We ordered drinks . Nothing came until 45 minutes later . No silverware . Fries were cold so we sent back and then were charged for a side of fries . Had to send one entree back as it was not edible . Manager took half off our bill but still was really disappointed as I’ve had several wondeful evenings here with previous management and owner .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazingly beautiful and fun....unbelievable view-13 of us loved it

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EricA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding reception at the Stowehof last year and were more than eager to return for our first anniversary. There were a couple of menu changes and the food was outstanding! We had the General Tsao's Stack... delicious!! The staff remembered us and were enthusiastic and cheerful. A great place to have a wedding or a simple dinner. We can't say enough about this place.

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