Flannel

4.1
384 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Flannel is the signature restaurant at Topnotch Resort in Stowe, Vermont, a AAA Four Diamond Resort. Set before alluring mountain views, the patio-style restaurant beckons with a striking atmosphere, an inviting open kitchen, and an innovative menu featuring chic country cuisine created from locally grown organic provisions. The restaurant is adjacent to the resort’s new outdoor swimming pools and al fresco lounge area. With 65 seats inside and another 75 on an expansive terrace, Flannel sets a welcoming scene for astute diners who appreciate casual yet creative cuisine. The open kitchen is a defining touch, creating a captivating scene of culinary sights and sizzles for diners savoring the bounty of organic farms from throughout the state. High coffered ceilings and a tamped-down color scheme round out a contemporary setting. We focus our expertise on presenting creative dishes that express Flannel's new food attitude: vibrant, delicious and satisfying.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Lunch 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Dinner 5:30PM - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(802) 253-6445
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Eli Fortney
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Catering
Creative menus with personalized planning and professional staff to execute the most memorable events. From small intimate parties with a personal chef, to elaborate weddings and special occasions of over 250 people, we will handle all details to allow you the opportunity of enjoying yourself with your guests. Formal to casual, themes are our pleasure. Please contact 802-253-6426 to receive your quote today.
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Cross street
Mountain Road
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available as well as self parking.
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Public transit
Stowe Area Trolley, seasonal.
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Entertainment
Please visit our website for the most up to date schedule of specials and events. www.topnotchschedule.info
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We went to Flannel Saturday night, for my birthday dinner. The staff was very friendly and the service was great. I like the ambiance of the restaurant, however the noise level was little more than expected, most likely from the open kitchen. I was super disappointed with the food. I had the kale salad to start which had a funky taste to it. Then, for dinner, I had the Saffron Risotto which was so unfortunately lacking in flavor. The main flavor was a Smokey grilled flavor that overtook every bit of the seafood. My husband’s filet was slightly better but also had the overall Smokey flavor as well. This was super unfortunate for the high price. Definitely not worth it. Lastly, silly to mention but in the reservation we mentioned that it was my birthday when asked what the dinner was for and they never said anything about it at the restaurant. Not important, but no extra style points either.

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TJ
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We traveled to Stowe, Vermont for a vacation and to celebrate our anniversary. Chose “Flannel” for our anniversary dinner based on reviews and easy access since we were staying at the Topnotch Resort.

The table we were seated at was mediocre at best. Kind of stuck out in no man’s land and unfortunately next to a very loud group. We would have asked to be moved, but there wasn’t anything else available. If you’re planning on dining at Flannel ask for a window seat.

The great news? The service was very good. Our meals were terrific. We chose the filet and scallops as our main dishes. Excellently prepared. Paired with a bottle of “Fiction” which was just an okay Zin. The meal however, was really nice. Kudos to the chef.

Not sure we’ll ever get back to Stowe...too many other destinations in our vacation queue...but if we do...we would go back to Flannel.

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CS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was spotty. Not many smiles from staff. Drinks are WAY overpriced and just okay. Tiny drinks for $17? Server asked how I wanted my cider, but instead of explaining that there are two types, she just kept repeating the question and was seemingly annoyed. Ordered the cheese/charcuterie tray. It was decent. We split the burger. Burger was okay, fries were awful. Tasted like you were eating a sprig of rosemary. Brought us some regular fries as requested, with zero seasoning. No salt. No pepper. We wouldn’t visit again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food overall was super salty and steak came well done when I asked for medium - bummer!

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The Flannel had a beautiful view of the mountains as well as a cozy atmosphere. However, the restaurant was difficult to locate (not being a guest means there is no direct entrance). The restaurant appeared to be understaffed as it took quite a while to get a table, and then place our order. Overall, the food was good and we were in no rush.

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AF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Kitchen periodically serves Luke warm food.
Have been going there for years.
Quality. Ingredients, consistency could be better.

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H
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

We heard breakfast was excellent. Definitely mediocre and they did not have enough staff. The place was half empty and tables were waiting 45 minutes just to get water.

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was horrible—difficult to to find parking, signs are not clear

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Way, way overpriced for what you get. Food sounds fancy, but presentation and flavor basic. Won’t return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and the food was exceptional. Some food little pricy but that Stowe for ya

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really outstanding and the service was great. I would highly reccomend

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d
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with a gorgeous view. The staff was attentive as well. Creative dishes, too! We’ll be back!

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RM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Our server was amazing.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our 25th anniversary. The food was delicious. It was off season and the restaurant is off the beaten path, so the restaurant was quiet. Glad we decided to dine at Flannel anyway. Everything was nicely done.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flannel was absolutely awesome! We went for our anniversary and every member of the staff came to wish us well including the chef. The food and service were phenomenal. Highly recommend!

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CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food keeps getting better at Flannel. Rabbit Rillette was incredible, steak and fries perfectly cooked and seasoned, Beef Tartare always very good, great seafood risotto.
Wine list a bit in the expensive side, but they had a Pomerol for $60 that was probably the best Bordeaux we’ve had under $100.
Keep up the good work!

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F
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I used Open Table to make my reservation and had special additional comments as I was hosting a small group of friends and family to celebrate my husband’s birthday. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess was very flustered and my requests were not being honored. I told her there were special instructions with the reservation and she admitted she never bothered to read my notification. I later went back to her as I wanted to make sure I would receive the check and she asked me, “Are you with the Backroads group”? I responded, “No, I chatted with you earlier”. She responded, “Well, step aside I need to seat this group”. The positive part of the evening was that we dined outside and the sunset and views were lovely especially as we are savoring these last summer evenings. Cocktails took a long time to be served and my husband joked that they were still distilling the gin. Food was average.

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TD
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and Sam the Barman were all amazing - we had a great night!

Thank you

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EH
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As first-time guests of Flannel, we enjoyed our experience very much. Our food was delicious (Seafood Risotto and Steak/Frites). The service was attentive without being overly so. The only "not negative" just an observation comment, would be for evening dining perhaps consider white tablecloths to enhance the evening occasion. We would recommend this restaurant to others!

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GP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Well prepared and creative entrees.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

This is my second time there. I was happy with my first experience and decided to take my family!
The wait was LONG... after 1:30 we had finish dinner (no appetizers, not fancy drinks). We waited another 10 minutes to get the dessert menu and decided to give up... we were close to the 2 hours mark when we finally could finish payment and leave!

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EC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went for breakfast in August 2018 and Doug our server was great but I thought top-notch would have a top notch restaurant, and don’t get me wrong it was good, but it wasn’t the greatest breakfast I’ve had at a hotel. I still don’t understand how a piece of gluten-free raisin bread is five dollars, because it was nothing special or that tasty!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant inside beautiful resort in a gorgeous part of the country. Just minutes from Smugglers Notch, tons of ski slopes and hiking trails.

The restaurant looks out over the mountains and has lots of veggie options. They were also flexible with changes and had healthy options for kids.

The breakfast was ok but not amazing. I’d expect a large buffet at a hotel of this price.

Staff are very friendly.

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BB
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although the kitchen was slow, our waiter was attentive and his menu suggestions were excellent. The restaurant offers some more creative choices than similar restaurants in the Stowe area.

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SG
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Outstanding food, worth a detour. However, it wasn't worth the long wait for service (we were given iced water and menus, and then our server disappeared for over fifteen minutes). The room isn't as beautiful as the website suggests. The servers were very casually dressed; it felt almost like a snack bar. But the food is magic. Try the salmon and the tuna, and the Brussels sprouts that come in a huge portion, nicely browned and crunchy.

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RS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from every person we came into contact with, from the bartender to the hosts and our several servers. Food was also excellent. We were there for our anniversary and everyone made us feel special. Would highly recommend.

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T
Washington DC
150 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have stayed at this hotel before and love it - Flannel is their main dining room area and has great menu selections - this was breakfast and was delicious!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Waiting for way too long even when it was empty. Canceling our reservation.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good, the service was not. Long wait to get drinks. Never cleared plates do they just kept accumulating. We finally had to just stack them up in the corner. At one point someone came to say they would come back for them, but never did. Service was not even close to on par with the prices.

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BF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Let me just say that the food was great, which is really the most important part of the dinner experience. That said, the service was extremely slow and inattentive. Our waiter when he showed up was great, but he didn’t show often. There was a large party and some outside seating and this is a resort, but it was about 40 min into the meal before we got our apps and over an hour and change before the entree arrived. The chef was apologetic and sent us an amuse bouche, which was yummy, but we ended up getting nothing comped and had a 3 course meal take a little over 2 hours. We had to hunt folks down a couple times to get water and another drink. I hope that was a fluke, because the food was really good. Make sure that the service lives up to the quality of the food and you have yourself a gem of a restaurant.

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ET
Caribbean
19 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall everything was fabulous from food, ambiance and wait staff. Highly recommend!!!

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l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were really wonderful. The decor was comfortable--nothing special. They do need better air conditioning on hot days.

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TK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. My friend and I decided to sample several things on the menu. They were very accommodating with requests. We tried an amazing Vermont cheese called Vermont Creamery Coupole served on a fieldstone with crackers, quince mustard , a currant chutney and some interesting marinated Vegs. Everything was bursting with flavor. We also had grilled Brussels sprouts, a baby kale salad with pine nuts, berries and cojita cheese and a green goddess dressing. We shared a wonderful ravioli with ricotta cheese and Ascutney Mountain cheese in a sauce surrounded by grilled broccoli Rabi and heracot verts. The wine was wonderful and the glasses were generous. We would definitely come back.

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F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was excellent. We have an food allergy child and staff was more than accommodating. Food was delicious. We sat outside and there was a beautiful view of mountains.

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We brought our daughter to Flannel for her birthday. She just turned 14 and wanted to go to a grown up restaurant. She ordered a Kale Salad that she described as the best salad she's ever had and said if all salads were that good she could be happy to be a vegetarian. She also ordered Steak Tartar, which she enjoyed. I ordered a seafood risotto that was very good. My husband ordered a fillet mignon that was way too salty. So much so that he couldn't even eat it. I tasted it to see if he might be exaggerating, but it was very salty. The staff was super responsive to the problem and offered him a free substitute mean, but ended up giving us a free dessert instead since my husband didn't want a different entree. Overall, the experience was a good one and the birthday girl was happy, so that's all that really mattered in the end.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent at Flannel every time! This restaurant would be very popular in NYC. By far, my favorite place to eat in VT. I should add that I’m a peaky eater due to my multiple allergies and Flannel seamlessly accommodates my needs.

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KC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We first had drinks at the bar "Roost" and sat in their cozy couches. Great wait staff and nice handcrafted martinis. Then we had a wonderful time at Flannel. The food was great and the view was outstanding. Good service and a lovely atmosphere inside the restaurant too!

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RV
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Wife and I really enjoyed celebrating our 24th anniversary dinner in this restaurant.

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EI
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food presentation was spectacular but it ended there. Salmon had to be sent back (over cooked), risotto was a bowl of buttery mush, without any seasoning. One of our guests ordered kale salad and instead received arugula laden with mayonnaise....it was inedible. Our server was excellent, though. Beautiful setting.

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KW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

The Roost , topnotch’s Lunch spot was better food and better valise
Flannel had a pretty good wine list

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